Switzerland Tour

09 DAY GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND With amazing panoramic journeys comprising The most attractive Panorama Rail Routes across Switzerland... You will have the privilege of riding on 4 of the World’s Top 10 Train Journeys bringing together 1280 KM of Panoramic Railways on an epic journey of discovery on...
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Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, and Bernina Express  

**Jungfrau Railways – Top of Europe (OPTIONAL) 

DEPARTURE: 12 AUGUST 2018

Package Price:  395,000/-

Day 01

Colombo/ Zurich

12th August

Accommodation: On-Board
Meals: On-Board


Check-in at Bandaranaike International Airport late night for departure to Zurich.

Day 02

Zurich/Lucerne / Engelberg

13th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Arrive in Zurich Airport by noon. Meet and assist by your Airport Assistant and transfer to coach to depart to Lucerne. Relax during the wonderfully scenic drive to Lucerne via the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne. Disembark in the beautiful city to enjoy a guided tour of its main sights for 2 Hours. Visit its main sites such as the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Town Hall and the new Concert and Congress Hall. Thereafter, continue on a breathtaking journey up to the mountain resort town of Engelberg for overnight.

Overnight at a Hotel in Engelberg.

Day 03

Mt. Titlis/Lucern/Interlaken

14th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Mount Titlis where you can experience glacier and snow throughout the year. Head towards Titlis Valley Station in Engelberg to board the 8-seater cable car and ride the world’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair gondola, to the summit station, enjoying panoramic views of the Swiss Alps along the way. Soak in the views as you glide up to 8,038 feet (2,450 meters) of altitude. Then transfer to the Titlis Rotair to complete your journey to the summit station. From there, you could choose from a variety of activities:

TITLIS Cliff Walk – The highest suspension bridge in Europe is located on the mountain at 9.971 feet above sea level. Walking across the bridge takes nerves of steel and is free of charge. The bridge spans a chasm at 1,640 feet off the ground.

Glacier Cave – The ice-lined glacier cave features a 495 foot walkway that goes 65 feet below the surface of the glacier and branches out in several directions. Entrance to the cave is free of charge.

Ice Flyer – The Ice Flyer chairlift covers the distance from the mountain station to the snow park, gliding above snow fields and icy crevasses that can measure up to 33 feet deep. Ice Flyer tickets can be purchased on site.

Shops – Browse mountain souvenirs or pick up Swiss chocolate in one of the shops at the station on Mr. Titlis.

Afternoon, you will travel by scenic Red Train – Zentralbahn” which takes only 43 minutes to reach from Engelberg to Lucerne. Thereafter, change to Golden Pass line from Lucern to Interlaken Ost.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 04

Interlaken/Jungfraujoch/Interlaken

15th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at hotel.

Free day to discover the world famous Jungfrau railway ride. (OPTIONAL)

Join a memorable trip to Jungfrau and the Top of Europe! The World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps is home to Europe’s highest train station. This 7 hour excursion begins with a short coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Gridelwald. Once there, you’ll board the cogwheel train for a spectacular ride up to Junfrau via Kleine Scheidegg. En-route you will have stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. When you reach the top of the mountain,   marvel at the high alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow and rock. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, you will pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return tip to Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 05

Interlaken/Montreux

16th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at the hotel.

We will leave Interlaken and board Golden Pass Line Train to Montreux.  This scenic journey has many highlights. The GoldenPass Line train runs alongside Lake Thun beading into the mountains and the lush pastures of the Simmen Valley and this is where the route is at its narrowest.  Upon arrival, you are at leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight at Hotel in Montreux.

Day 06

Montreux/Broc/Tasch/Zermatte

17th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at Hotel.

Allow 00:45 Hours for the drive of 41.1 KMS to reach Broc. Thereafter we visit the Callier Nestle chocolate Factory. This sense of imagination is paired with presentations on the different stages in the Cailler chocolate production process, which are relayed as part of the interactive audio-visual guided tour. After visiting the Chocolate factory, we will take the scenic route right across Switzerland, admiring the Swiss Alps to Täsch and then to Zermatt.

Zermatt is surrounded by awesome mountains, the most famous being the Matterhorn, which dominates this traditional alpine village. Highlights of this classic route through the mountains include the Landwasser Viaduct, the Rhine Gorge and the Devil’s Bridge near Andermatt.

Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 07

Zermatt/St. Moritz

18th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at Hotel.

We will take the famous Glacier Express Train from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Dubbed the “Slowest express train the world”, the Glacier Express takes about 8 hours to take you through the Alps, running along narrow valleys, gliding through tight curves and passing through 91 tunnels and crossing 291 bridges.

St Moritz has been luring royals, celebrities and moneyed wannabes since 1864. With its shimmering aquamarine lake, emerald forests and aloof mountains, the town looks a million dollars.

Yet despite the string of big-name designer boutiques on Via Serlas and celebs bashing the pistes (Kate Moss and George Clooney included), this resort isn’t all show. The real riches lie outdoors with superb carving on Corviglia, hairy black runs on Diavolezza and miles of hiking trails when the snow melts. Speaking of snow, the resort is gearing up to host the FIS Ski World Cup in 2017.

Overnight in hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 08

St. Moritz/Tirano/St. Moritz

19th August

Accommodation: To be notified
Meal Plan: Breakfast


Breakfast at the hotel.

We will board the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to reach the picturesque town of Tirano which is a city belongs to Italy. Here, you will admire the beautiful Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tirano, the Oratory of St. Peter and the majestic Palazzo Salis with its imposing door of the late 16th century on your own. Thereafter you will have some free time for lunch and, after that, you will take a panoramic train to reach the city of St. Moritz, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Overnight at hotel in St. Moritz

Day 09

St. Moritz/Zurich/Colombo

20th August


Breakfast at Hotel.

Time for a last look around St. Moritz before you take the train to Zurich airport for your flight to Colombo.

Arrive in Colombo.

 

*Limited Baggage recommended due to carriage of bags difficult on scenic railways with extensive connections/Transfers.

Cost per person

Adult Rs 395,000 Per Person
Child under 12 years Rs 385,000 Per Person
Single Supplement Rs 75,000 Per Person

*Limited Baggage recommended due to carriage of bags difficult on scenic railways with extensive connections/transfers.

Included on Tour

  • Cost of Air Passage on Economy class
  • Accommodation – Twin sharing in 3/4 Star Hotels
  • Daily American Breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Grand Train Tour Ticket including transfers in 2nd Class
  • Motor Coach with driver – A/C Coach
  • Entrance to selected attractions/sights

Exclusions

  • Schengen Visa Fee /Travel Insurance
  • Tips to guides/Driver -Euro 6 Per Person Per Day
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Personal Expenses – Laundry, Telephone etc.
  • Exchange fluctuations/All what is not included
  • Beverages with meals and lunch

Payment Terms

Deposit of Rs. 175,000/- required at the time of Booking. Final payment required 2 Months prior to departure. Interest payment will be applicable for delayed payments. Exchange fluctuations applicable.

Deviation

Additional Euro 400

Full Payment

60 days prior to departure

Cancellations

In the event you cancel your tour, following voluntary amounts will be applicable:

120 – 90 days prior to departure No charge
90 – 60 days prior to departure Rs. 50,000
60 – 45 days prior to departure Rs. 75,000
45 – 30 days prior to departure Rs. 100,000
30 Days prior to departure No Refund
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