Experience the magic of the Alps with a glorious rail journey past majestic peaks, dramatic ravines and beautiful villages, plus visit Bern, Lucerne and Interlaken

Take a trip to remember through one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. The beauty of the Alps can be appreciated all year round, whether in spring when wild flowers abound or during autumn as the trees change colour against the the snow-capped peaks.

On this five-day, no-fly tour of the Swiss Alps, you’ll stay in a four-star hotel in Interlaken, visit Lucerne and Bern, and cruise across picturesque Lakes Thun and Lucerne. You’ll also travel on the Glacier Express for the day, enjoying a three-course lunch while you ascend into the mountains, travelling through the dramatic Oberalp Pass.



After a short train journey to Chur, in East Switzerland, you’ll join the iconic Glacier Express, for one of the most unforgettable days of your tour. Known as the ‘slowest train in the world’, it has been in operation since 1930, though it now boasts modern, comfortable and airy carriages, with panoramic windows that give the best possible views of the fantastical landscapes all around.


Sitting in a narrow valley between two lakes, Interlaken, in central Switzerland, is a classic Alpine resort town with a picturesque, antique feel. Enjoy spectacular views over the Jungfrau Mountain from Hotel Metropole, which will be your base for five days.


Your trip will include an afternoon cruise on Lake Thun, one of Switzerland’s most scenic spots, surrounded on all sides by dramatic landscapes, including quaint mountain villages, historic churches and 12-century Thun castle.


DAY 1 London to Interlaken DAY 2 Lucerne to Mount Rigi DAY 3 Glacier Express DAY 4 Bern and Lake Thun cruise DAY 5 Interlaken to London


  • Take the Eurostar and a high speed train from London to Interlaken
  • Spend four nights at the Hotel Metropole (2024 departures) or Hotel Carlton (2025 departures) in Interlaken, including breakfast
  • Join the Glacier Express from Chur to Brig
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch on board the Glacier Express
  • Travel by second class rail within Switzerland
  • Visit Bern and explore Lake Thun by rail and boat
  • Discover Lucerne and Mount Rigi by rail and boat


PRICE: £1,739pp*
DATES: 11-15 October 2024 and departures in 2025
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* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred.\Holidays.