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Epic Glaciers and Alpine Gardens

With a Swiss Travel Pass and reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express and the GoldenPass Line, all the colours of this wonderful country are at your fingertips!

With a country as beautiful as Switzerland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable

Location:

Zurich, Lugano, Luzern, Montreux and Geneva

Location:

  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Montreux, Switzerland
  • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
  • Switzerland
10  Days | 8  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more? Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Zurich; return from Geneva (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (unlimited travel in Switzerland)
  • Free public transport card in Geneva
  • 4 More Moments activities included:
    • Seat reservation on Gotthard Panorama Express
    • Seat reservation on GoldenPass Line
    • Non-guided excursion to Appenzell and St. Gallen
    • Non-guided excursion to Mount Rigi
  • Swiss Coupon Pass 2 for 1 dine & discover deals
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Zurich.

 

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Day 2

Welcome to Zurich (8-day Swiss Travel Pass)

Use your pass to hop aboard the train to your Zurich hotel.

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Day 3

Zurich: Appenzell & St. Gallen (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 105 km)

Head to the car-free village of Appenzell, a region known for its rural customs and traditions.

More Moments Activities Included:
Appenzell & St. Gallen:

Using your Swiss Travel Pass, set out to discover the car-free village of Appenzell, that beckons with pretty lanes and a myriad of small stores and boutiques that are ideal for shopping and browsing. On the way back to Zurich, stop in beautiful St. Gallen.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Zurich - Lugano (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 205 km)

Board the train to Lugano. Stroll the lakeside promenade or take a trip to Mont Bré or Monte San Salvatore ($).
 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Lugano: At Leisure

Explore Lugano and its surroundings at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Lugano - Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express) (approx. 172 km)

Experience an unforgettable panoramic journey by boat and rail.
 

More Moments Activities Included:
Gotthard Panorama Express (1st class):

Enjoy this scenic train ride that takes you from Lugano to Flüelen via Bellinzona in a panoramic train car. In Flüelen, board a historic paddle steamer for a cruise across Lake Lucerne. A truly unforgettable journey by rail and boat!

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

Lucerne – Mont Rigi (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 23 km)

Take advantage of your pass and head out on a self-guided excursion to Mount Rigi. Spend the night in Lucerne.
 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

Lucerne - Montreux (GoldenPass Line) (approx. 181 km)

Head to Montreux, via the popular GoldenPass Line route, that's been designed for you to see the best of the Swiss countryside.

More Moments Activities Included:
GoldenPass Line:

This popular route from Lucerne to Montreux consists of three different trains that will journey over the Brunig Pass, past Lake Brienz and into the Bernese Oberland. Then along the shores of Lake Thun through the Simmen Valley to Zweisimmen, to Montreux.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Montreux - Geneva (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 64 km)

Explore Montreux at your own pace. Later in the day, use your pass to travel by train to Geneva.
 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 10

Geneva - Return to Canada

Use your Geneva Public Transport Card to travel by train to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Sorell Hotel Seefeld(or similar)
Lugano, Switzerland
Hotel Colorado(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Alpina(or similar)
Montreux, Switzerland
Hotel Helvetie Montreux(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Hotel Eden(or similar)
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Hotel Glockenhoff(or similar)
Lugano, Switzerland
Hotel Lugano Dante Centre(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park(or similar)
Montreux, Switzerland
Eurotel Montreux(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Hotel Bristol(or similar)

Room Specifications

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

From April 18 to October 18, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Railway station transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

Montreux Jazz Festival
Due to the Montreux Jazz Festival (July 3 - 18, 2020), customers will be assigned hotels in Lausanne instead of Montreux.

ACTIVITIES

Gotthard Panorama Express: runs every Tuesday to Sunday.

TRANSPORTATION

Swiss Travel Pass: 
Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the Swiss Travel System, including trains, boats, buses, and more with this convenient rail pass.  Use them all to journey between the Alps, St. Moritz or any part of Switzerland without worrying about transfers or conversion rates.  No matter where you go in Switzerland, never wait in line at ticket counters or fumble for money when you have one pass that provides unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System.  

Swiss Coupon Pass:
The Swiss Coupon Pass is your ideal companion for a round trip through Switzerland. Experience 100 exclusive 2 for 1 Coupons and benefit from 50% discount on restaurants and attractions in Switzerland.

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.