Magnificent Switzerland by Rail

7 Days/6 Nights from $1,589 Per Person


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Departs Daily from Zurich

Discover the magnificence of Switzerland with this exclusive complete vacation by Avanti Destinations. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps with their crystalline lakes and world-renowned rail routes, this is the vacation for you.

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Highlights


  • 2 Nights Zurich
  • 24-Hour Zurich Card
  • 1st-Class Swiss Flexipass Saver
  • 1 Night St. Moritz
  • 2 Nights Zermatt
  • 1 Night Grindelwald
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Itinerary


Pic2 Day 1:
Upon arrival in Zurich, depending on when you arrive, you’ll have time to get acquainted with this thriving city. Be sure to visit the beautiful preserved Old Town which has a history of more than 2,000 years. Don't miss out on Bahnhofstrasse if you like to shop in one of the world’s most famous shopping streets. Enjoy a fine dinner in a historic guild house restaurant. (Overnight: Zurich)

Day 2:
Start your day refreshed and explore Zurich and the region with your 24-hour ZurichCARD. This city card gives you free use of all the trams, buses, trains, boats and cableways in Zurich as well as free entrance to 39 museums, among other discounts and surprises. With your ZurichCARD in hand, visit the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthaus) - one of Switzerland's leading art museums -, the Swiss National Museum, the Old Romanesque church of Grossmunster or the Fraunmunster, an Old Gothic church with window paintings by Chagall. If you are looking for a bit more thrilling day, take the train up to the Uetliberg mountain for a great view of the city, Lake Zürich and the Alps. A walk along the Lake Promenade or a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water of Lake Zürich and the river Limmat, is especially wonderful during the summer months. (Breakfast, Overnight: Zurich)

Day 3:
After some breakfast or last minute shopping, board the train for St. Moritz, the well-known winter and summer sport haven for the affluent and avid travelers the world over. This will be your first day of using your four-day Flexi-Pass, so be sure to sit back and enjoy the scenery. You’ll be in St. Moritz before you know it, rested and ready to find the cutest café to rest, refresh and relax before venturing out into the town for a bit of shopping and sightseeing. (Breakfast, Overnight: St. Moritz)

Day 4:
Another day of train travel, but this time it will be aboard one of the best known routes in the world: Glacier Express. Traveling from St. Moritz to Zermatt, this 6-hour train ride will take you through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery found in the world. Travel through untouched mountain landscapes, deep gorges, and picturesque valleys, as well as 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. Once you arrive in Zermatt and check-in to your hotel, you’ll have the remainder of your day at leisure. (Breakfast, Overnight: Zermatt)

Day 5:
Under the gaze of the well-known Matterhorn, Zermatt opens its arms to visitors year-round. A major ski destination in the winter, during the summer months, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this region of Switzerland and do what you want when you want. Walk around this wonderful resort town or find an adventure with a hike, a mountain bike ride, a game of golf, paragliding and even river rafting, if you like. The day is yours to do as you please. (Breakfast, Overnight: Zermatt)

Day 6:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, before checking-out and boarding the train for Grindewald, approximately a 3 hour train, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon in Grindelwald if you leave in the morning from Zermatt.

Explore the Eiger Mountains, visit the Jungfraujoch via Kleine Scheidegg to enjoy one of the best views in all of Switzerland. If hiking is on your vacation agenda, Grindewald is your paradise, with several hikes available depending on your skill level and adventurousness. (Breakfast, Overnight: Grindelwald)


Day 7:
Get up early if you want to enjoy the morning in and around Grindelwald. In the afternoon, you can continue on to your next Avanti destination or travel to a gateway city for your return home. (Breakfast)



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