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National Tour Association

Independent Train Tour

Discover the highlights of Switzerland while traveling along some of the most popular scenic routes in one of the world's most scenic countries.

Day 1 Zurich - Lucerne   
Independent arrival in Zurich. Board your Swiss Federal Railways train for Lucerne, an hour’s ride along Lake Zurich and the Sihl River gorge. Afternoon at leisure in Lucerne. Two Overnights in Lucerne in a city center 3* hotel. Breakfast and all taxes included.
Day 2 Lucerne
Day at leisure to explore Lucerne. You can visit the Swiss Transport Museum or take the mountain excursion "Mt. Pilatus".

Day 3 Lucerne – Lugano
Travel along the William Tell Express route from Lucerne to Lugano. First cross Lake Lucerne on the refurbished lake steamer "William Tell". Lunch is served while crossing the lake. In Fluelen board the William Tell Express Train to travel to Lugano. One overnight in Lugano in a city center 3* hotel. Breakfast and all taxes included.

Day 4 Lugano - St.Moritz
Morning departure by the Bernina Express Swiss Postal bus by way of Northern Italy (Passport required). In Tirano switch to the Bernina Express train bound for St. Moritz. Numerous spiral tunnels and switchbacks conquer the 6100 feet of elevation. One overnight in St. Moritz in a city center 3* hotel. Breakfast and all taxes included.
Day 5 St.Moritz – Zermatt
Board the famous fire hydrant red panorama carriages of the Glacier Express. The tracks follow the Rhine River, before ascending sharply towards Andermatt, through the Goms Valley, Brig and onto Zermatt. The trip takes 8 hours, and crosses over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. Two overnights in Zermatt in a city center 3* hotel. Breakfast and all taxes included.
Day 6 Zermatt
Full day at leisure, time for taking the cogwheel train to Gornergrat (optional) for stunning views of the Matterhorn. Another favorite is hiking to a nearby country restaurant for lunch. Overnight: Hotel Butterfly (or similar) Breakfast included
Day 7 Zermatt – Montreux
Travel by train to Montreux passing by the castles and vineyards of the Valais, the home of Switzerland's most famous wines. Once you arrive in Montreux spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful Chillon Castle or Montreux. One overnight in Montreux in a city center 3* hotel. Breakfast and all taxes included.

Day 8 Montreux – Geneva Airport   
Travel by from Montreux to Geneva Airport for your flight back to the United States.

Package Price Per Person (sharing a double/twin room): US $ 1519.00

*Please note that this price is based on first class rail, with reservations on the William Tell Express, Bernina Express, and the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express Lunch is NOT included. Please note that all hotels and trains are subject to availability and prices are subject to change and currency fluctuation. Transatlantic flights are not included and prices are based on August 2016 standard room bed & breakfast rates. Itinerary can be customized to fit client's individual preferences.

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