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Home » Destinations » Europe » Switzerland » Riviera Travel Switzerland, the Matterhorn and the Glacier Express
Spectacular mountain scenery … the iconic and unmistakable Matterhorn … dramatic rides on railways, chair lifts and cable cars … awe-inspiring views of glaciers and summits … gentle valley slopes and lush meadows disturbed only by cowbells and chalets … This is Switzerland at its most wonderful and you’ll enjoy the very best that this unique country has to offer during eight remarkable days that will stay with you forever.
New for 2024: Rail only option available
– 7 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
– Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers (2024 only)
– Programme of daily tours and visits
– Standard class tickets for the Glacier Express, Centovalli railway (2023 only) and Bernina Express
– Half Board dining
– Expert tour manager
– Checked luggage
– Visit the iconic Matterhorn
– Travel on the Glacier Express
– Take a trip on the Bernina Express
Day 1: Arrive in Brig
Fly to Zurich or take the Eurostar via Paris. Transfer to the town of Brig, and check into your hotel.
Day 2: Zermatt & the Matterhorn
Drive through alpine scenery to arrive at Zermatt., nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn.If you wish, you may take the cog railway up to Gornergrat. This can be arranged locally with your Tour Manager.
Day 3: Lake Maggiore
Travel over the Simplon Pass to the warm sunshine of Italy and the shores of Lake Maggiore. Arriving in the town of Stresa, you’ll have some free time to wander through its cobbled streets.
On 2023 departures, you’ll cruise across the lake to Verbania, drive to Locarno and board the Centovalli railway, passing over viaducts and bridges before arriving in Domodossola.
On 2024 departures, you’ll cross over to the Borromean Islands, where you’ll tour Isola Bella’s baroque palace in the company of a knowledgeable expert
Day 4: Montreux
Venture to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, where you’ll have a full day at leisure to explore the lake and its surroundings.
Day 5: The Glacier Express
Spend 4 hours aboard the Glacier Express, taking your through stunning scenery, which can be enjoyed out of the large panoramic windows. In the afternoon, arrive in Chur, where you transfer to Klosters, a charming ski resort, where you’ll stay for the next three nights
Day 6: Klosters
While in Klosters, enjoy free access to nearby cable cars and chair lifts, perfect for exploring the surrounding peaks.
Day 7: The Bernina Express
Tale the famous Bernina Express to Tirano in Italy. You’ll be surrounded by snow-clad peaks and glacial lakes before passing through green pastures and forests to Tirano. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time before boarding a coach back to Klosters.
Day 8: Return to UK
Transfer back to the airport or train station for your return journey to the UK
Hotel Victoria, Brig – 3*
It’s a comfortable family hotel that’s everything you’d expect from Switzerland – spotlessly clean and professionally managed with pride, efficiency, and a smile. It has traditional antique furniture throughout, but thoroughly modern fittings and is extremely conveniently located directly opposite the station.
Silvretta Parkhotel, Klosters – 4*
The four-star Silvretta Parkhotel is located in an enviable position right in the centre of the village overlooking the surrounding mountains and the river.
All transfer times are approximate and dependent on traffic.
Zurich Airport to Brig: 4 hours
Kloster to Zurich Airport: 2 hours and 15 minutes
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