By far the best way to see Switzerland is by train. Holidays to delight in all seasons of the year including New Year & Valentine celebration tours. View our NEW TOUR FILM; see "Swiss Mountain Steam".
How do you fancy a Christmas with a difference amidst the lakes and mountains of Switzerland? Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4* Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.
Here is a lakes and mountains Swiss tour with a difference, featuring a selection of excursions not found anywhere else. Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4* Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.
In the lead-up to Lent Lucerne bursts alive with the sights, sounds and colour of the Fasnacht festival, with two large parades climaxing on Shrove Tuesday. Combine Lucerne's Carnival celebrations with our fabulous wintry rail excursions, including a couple that feature nowhere else in the Railtrail programme on yet another rail tour that you simply won't find anywhere else.
We've given one of our favourite tours a little bit of extra excitement this year. The Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure features five completely unique mountain railroad excursions - the Pilatus Railway, the Rigi Railway, the Stanserhorn, the Titlis cable car and the Hammetschwand Lift - all from our base beside lovely Lake Lucerne. But this time we also include the new Stoosbahn - the world's steepest funicular railway - on what was the free day. Six of the best!
This unique steam-packed ten days includes more highlights than we could have ever envisaged when we started to plan it! Six steam train excursions, 5 paddle steamers, a steam tram, Lucerne's excellent Transport Museum, Swiss Vapeur Park, and a historic electric train with accompanying absinthe Schnapps! Our visit to Blonay Chamby also coincides with the 2019 Swiss Steam Festival! Oh, and there's also the Brünig Pass, Voralpen Express and Golden Pass Line to top off our ultimate Swiss tour
Two of the world's greatest railway journeys on one tour! Enjoy the classic Glacier Express journey across the Swiss Alps, followed by the Bernina Express in its full glory. Not forgetting Lausanne, Montreux and St Moritz, plus stays on Lake Geneva and in the Engadine Valley.
Cruise across three Swiss lakes the nostalgic way by paddle-steamer and experience three exhilarating steam train excursions in the Swiss mountains all on one tour based in Lake Lucerne's lovely Hergiswil. Also featuring the Pilatus Cogwheel Railway and a family-run 4* hotel by the lake.
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2019