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Switzerland's scenery commands attention. Ancient glaciers that have slowly taken shape over millennia, age-old mountain peaks, lakes you just can't help but dip your toes in, and Alpine meadows that offer up a botanical feast for the eyes. These landscapes lend themselves effortlessly to the intrinsic charms of rail travel, so it's little wonder that Switzerland's rail journeys are among the most iconic, not to mention scenic, in the world.

Away from the wild allure of nature, chocolate-box villages, medieval towns and modern cities are waiting to be explored. Add in a rich history and enticing cuisine, who can resist Swiss chocolate and cheese, and you'll start to understand all this destination has to offer.

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Traditional Glacier Express
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(63 reviews)
2020JulAugSepOct
8 days from
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Classic Glacier Express
(31 reviews)
2020JulAugSep
2021MaySep
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Jungfraujoch
(14 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2016
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(23 reviews)
2021JanFebMar
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
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2020Sep
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Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg) 2016
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2021JanFebMar
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Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express in Winter 2016
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(13 reviews)
2021JanFeb
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Jungfrau Express
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2020JulSep
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Varenna
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2020SepOct
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Wengen & the Jungfrau Express
(32 reviews)
2020AugSep
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Glacier Express
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2020JunAugSep
2021MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
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Jungfrau Express
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2020JunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland, The Netherlands
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Classic Glacier Express
Mr D Webber
“Great experiences, wonderful scenery, well organised, great Tour Manager, friendly group, no problems.
Glacier Express in Winter
Ms M Hickox
“Awesome trip! Fabulous sites and people on our tour!
Grand Tour Of Switzerland
Anonymous
“It way exceeded my expectations
Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express in Winter
Mr C Davies
“Amazing holiday already rebooked
Jungfrau Express
Anonymous
“great holiday with excelent tour manager
Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive
Mrs A Abel
“An absolutely brilliant holiday and I would do it all over again, a fantastic time from start to finish
The French Lakes, Chamonix & Mont Blanc
Mrs L Newbould
“A thoroughly well balanced holiday - pre-planned excursions and free time.
Lake Como & The Bernina Express
Anonymous
“A well organised tour led by a fantastic Tour Manager. The base hotel was excellent being on Lake Como shores, on the main route around the island and within a couple of minutes of the ferry stages. The day trips were well organised and the day trip on the Bernina Express a major highlight. Highly recommend this tour.
Traditional Glacier Express
Anonymous
“Great organisation, itinerary and hotels. Guide was fantastic and very considerate to all Clients especially as some of them had problems with their mobility and needs

Discovering Switzerland with Great Rail Journeys

Spectacular glaciers, charming towns and magnificent Alpine views are only part of what Switzerland has to offer. Exploring by rail takes you through the different regions that make up an intriguing melting pot of German, Italian and French cultures. With so many natural, cultural and historic facets to explore, an escorted rail tour in Switzerland provides an exciting and rewarding alpine adventure for everyone.

Geographically, the Alps cover almost two thirds of Switzerland's total area and are largely responsible both for Switzerland's climate and for its long-established popularity as a tourist destination.

 

 

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Traveller's Guide to Switzerland

Geographically, the Alps cover almost two thirds of Switzerland's total area and are largely responsible both for Switzerland's climate and for its long-established popularity as a tourist destination.

Switzerland's history follows a similar path to that of many other European countries in that its earliest settlers were displaced by the attentions of the Roman Empire. For the next few centuries Switzerland fell under Frankish (French) rule and subsequently became part of the Holy Roman Empire until gaining independence in 1648. A century and a half later, during the French Revolution, Switzerland was occupied by France once more but regained independence and neutrality via the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Since then, with the exception of minor involvement in the Second World War, Switzerland has retained its neutrality and independence and is a peaceable country.

 

 

Swiss Trains

Discover the fantastic railways of Switzerland. It should come as no surprise that we love railways and we know many of you do too! That's why our tours feature some of the most iconic railways and trains on the continent.

Travelling by train is indisputably the best way to enjoy Switzerland's scenery and cities and at Great Rail Journeys we do our utmost to provide escorted tours of Switzerland that highlight its best attractions and experiences whilst also representing unrivalled value for money.

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