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The Grand Tour of Switzerland By Train

Eight scenic routes in Switzerland – with one ticket.

Glacier Express Window Seat ViewThe vistas of Switzerland’s panoramic train routes never fail to enthrall visitors to this stunning land of snow-capped peaks and this amazing landscape can be enjoyed in any weather from the seat of a comfortable railway car with windows oon the wonders by one of the eight scenic train routes of Switzerland. The Grand Tour, which originated in the 19th century, born by the romantic writers of the golden age of literature, Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley themselves following the works of Jean Jacques Rousseau, wrote of their travels and described the beauties they beheld, attracting tourists to follow their literary footsteps (see Follow the Rhine By Rail Pass). This Grand Tour can now be made easily by rail on the world’s most efficient and convenient railway system. 

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is one of the most unique travel experiences you’ll even enjoy. The routes connect the most beautiful panoramic routes across the country, taking visitors to all of Switzerland’s four language regions past gleaming glaciers, sparkling lakes and rivers, and snowy mountain passes. This is a do it yourself tour, you just decide when you want to go, and the tour can be started all year round from any point. All it takes is a Swiss Rail Pass, depending how long or detailed you want to make the tour. You have to arrange your own hotels. The individual Scenic Routes can be found here on Switzerland by Rail. For the real romantics get a copy of the new secret memoirs of Mary Shelley Frankenstein author : The Romantics Frankenstein Diaries to explore the shores of Lake Lucerne and find the locations where the Shelleys spent their romantic summer of 1814.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland – Route Suggestions.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland can be travelled in four days or eight days. And best of all, with just one ticket – the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) or 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (Flex).

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 4 days.
For short stays the 4-day Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) is recommended.

Route suggestion 1
1st day: Lucerne – Interlaken Ost – Zweisimmen – Montreux
2nd day: Montreux – Zermatt
3rd day: Zermatt – St.Moritz
4th day: St. Moritz – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano

Route suggestion 2
1st day: Zürich – Schaffhausen – St. Gallen – Luzern
2nd day: Lucerne – Interlaken Ost
3rd day: Interlaken Ost – Montreux – Zermatt
4th day: Zermatt – Visp – Zürich

Route suggestion 3
1st day: Lugano – Bellinzona – Flüelen – Luzern – Zürich
2nd day: Zürich – Schaffhausen – St. Gallen – Luzern
3rd day: Lucerne – Interlaken Ost – Zweisimmen – Montreux
4th day: Montreux – Brig – Domodossola (Italy) – Lugano

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in 8 days.

For longer stays the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) is recommended.

1st day: Zürich – Schaffhausen – St. Gallen
2nd day: St. Gallen – Luzern
3rd day: Lucerne – Interlaken Ost – Zweisimmen – Montreux
4th day: Montreux – Zermatt
5th day: Zermatt – St. Moritz
6th day: St. Moritz – Tirano (Italy) – Lugano
7th day: Lugano – Bellinzona – Flüelen – Luzern
8th day: Luzern – Zürich

If you have kids, with the complimentary Swiss Family Card, children under the age of 16 travel free of charge if accompanied by at least one parent.

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