Matterhorn Trail

This exciting 7 day rail tour takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Switzerland, including trips to Zürich, Lucerne, Interlaken,  and Zermatt. Plus you'll ride on the PANORAMIC EXPRESS and the famous GLACIER EXPRESS.


DAY 1 - ZÜRICH / LUCERNE - Upon arrival in Zürich, train transfer of 1 hour to Lucerne (or Geneva to Lucerne 3 hours). Remainder of day at leisure in this lovely museum-filled town with the Chapel Bridge and sparkling lake. Take time to stroll through the charming Altstadt or visit the Picasso collection at the Am Rhyn House.

DAY 2 - LUCERNE / INTERLAKEN - Scenic train ride across the Brunig Pass to Interlaken, the enchanting town "in-between-the-lakes", center of the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken offers a variety of activities for the sports enthusiast like swimming, boating, hiking and more.  (BB)

DAY 3 - INTERLAKEN - Day free to explore - perhaps an optional cogwheel train excursion to Grindelwald, the Kleine Scheidegg or even up to the TOP OF EUROPE - Jungfraujoch at 3454 m (11,333 ft). (BB)

DAY 4 - INTERLAKEN / PANORAMIC EXPRESS / ZERMATT - Today's highlight is the PANORAMIC EXPRESS to Montreux, a lovely resort on Lake Geneva. Spend some time in Montreux, enjoying its mild climate and beautiful landscapes before reboarding the train and passing through the lush vineyards of the Rhone Valley on the way to the peaceful alpine retreat of Zermatt. Feel the stress of the world leave you as you enjoy the charms of this car-free resort town. (BB)

DAY 5 - ZERMATT / GORNERGRAT - Take an optional exciting ride on a cogwheel train to the Gornergrat for a closer view of the majestic MATTERHORN - an experience you will never forget. The mighty mountain is one of the most famous peaks in the world and is the best known landmark in Switzerland. (BB)

DAY 6 - ZERMATT / GLACIER EXPRESS / ZÜRICH - Take the famous GLACIER EXPRESS train from Zermatt to Andermatt, then down the Gotthard route to Fluelen and Zürich. The ride is one of the most breathtaking in Switzerland. Spend the night in Zürich, the country's business and shopping metropolis on the shores of a beautiful lake.  (BB)

DAY 7 - ZÜRICH AIRPORT - After breakfast at your hotel, the Zürich airport is reached by train in about 10 minutes for your departure. (BB)

Rail Tour includes:

  • 6 Nights, 7 Days  
  • First Class Hotels with private bath, service and taxes  
  • Daily Buffet Breakfasts  
  • 2nd class 6 day Swiss rail Pass

(Reduced rates for Swiss Pass holders on boat and rail tickets purchased while in Switzerland)

Tour Rates:

Rate Per Person

$ 1350

Single person rate

 $ 1750

Daily Departures January 1 - December 31

Prices do not reflect supplements for stays during fairs, congresses and holidays - higher rates may apply. See your travel agent for details.