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".
Experience 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 at the 4* Seehotel Pilatus beside lovely Lake Lucerne, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.
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 on a marvellous panoramic Swiss alpine adventure
Switzerland has an amazing array of mountain railways. Whilst the well-trodden and famous mountain excursions are covered elsewhere in Railtrail's programme, this tour includes three fabulous journeys on mountain railways that are popular with locals but virtually unknown in the UK as they aren't included in the Swiss travel passes. We also enjoy a steam excursion with a twist on the Brienzer Rothornbahn, all from a small, family-run hotel nestled by idyllic Lake Thun.
Here's something a little bit different - an 8 day tour to our popular hotel on Lake Lucerne, but with a festive twist! Compare Hergiswil's village Christmas Market with Lucerne's, which is actually inside the station, and the stunning market in Einsiedeln's abbey square. Marvel at the Golden Pass route, the revolving cable car at Mount Titlis and Mount Pilatus. Cruise on Lake Lucerne, take the Rigi Railway up the 'Queen of the Mountains' and relax at two St Nicholas Parades.
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.
Festive & Winter Tours 2017 - 2018