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Swiss Winter Snow Train Adventure

Marvel at Switzerland's wintry lake and mountain scenery on this snow train adventure with a difference featuring a selection of excursions not found anywhere else. Journey on the scenic GoldenPass Line, travel the route of the Glacier Express, discover the historic Rigi Railway, and ride the breathtaking Titlis Rotair. Visit the pilgrimage site of Einsiedeln, enjoy free time to explore wonderful Lucerne, and relax on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

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8 days from £1889



Saturday 1 February 2025

Saturday 22 February 2025

Saturday 15 March 2025



  • Experience the Rigi Railway, Europe’s first mountain railway

  • Enjoy a breathtaking ride on the Titlis Rotair, the world’s first revolving cable car

  • Take the Voralpen Express to the pilgrimage site of Einsiedeln

  • Discover the wonderfully scenic GoldenPass Line on a journey to Interlaken and Grindelwald

  • Spend a day on the route of the Glacier Express

  • Stay in a beautiful lakeside hotel with outstanding leisure facilities and fabulous views

  • Explore Lucerne on your free day


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 7 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Local Transport Pass

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Travelling by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris, then onwards to Hergiswil and our base for seven nights, the Seehotel Pilatus, where we check in and enjoy our first evening meal together.



The first of our spectacular excursions features one of Switzerland's most scenic railways, the GoldenPass Line from Lucerne journeying along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past beautiful waterfalls, and over the magnificent Brünig Pass to Interlaken. Here we climb up to the pretty Swiss mountain village of Grindelwald, nestled at the foot of the Eiger's north face, where we enjoy free time before we return to Hergiswil in time for our evening meal.

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After breakfast this morning, we board the Snow Express train leaving the shores of Lake Lucerne and heading into the Engelberg Valley through delightful villages nestling at the foot of increasingly steep and lofty mountains. From Engelberg we ascend Mount Titlis on the world's first revolving cable car - the 'Titlis Rotair'. The cable car completes one full 360° rotation during its ascent providing breathtakingly beautiful panoramas as you soar to the mountain station at an altitude of just under 3,000 metres above sea level.

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Today, we head out on the Schöllenen Railway line south towards the Gotthard and onwards to Oberalppass where we experience a taste of the Glacier Express route from the highest point on the line with views of a snow-covered wonderland with stunning peaks through to Andermatt. After free time in this beautiful Swiss mountain village, we return to Hergiswil in time for dinner.

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After breakfast today, we will experience the historic Rigi Railway, Europe's first mountain railway transporting visitors from all over the world to the top of the 'Queen of the Mountains' since 1871. The Rigi's unique location and panoramic views made it a famous destination for writers and heads of state during the 'Belle Époque' era, and even Queen Victoria journeyed to the peak.

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Our excursion today takes us on the Voralpen Express departing from Lake Lucerne and passing Lake Zug and expansive landscapes, before beginning its ascent through snowbound Rothenthurm High Moor en route to Einsiedeln. Since the Middle Ages Einsiedeln, with its baroque monastery and Black Madonna, has been one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe. We retrace our steps to Hergiswil in time for our evening meal together.

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Day 7

We will spend today at leisure in Hergiswil giving us the opportunity to relax and unwind by the lovely Lake Lucerne and maybe taking full advantage of the ample leisure facilities offered by the hotel. Alternatively, you can use your local transport pass to visit Lucerne itself including the famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, historic churches, and Museum of Transport before we reconvene for our final evening meal together.

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We bid farewell to Hergiswil and to Switzerland, returning by rail to Paris, where we will join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Seehotel Pilatus, Hergiswil

Standing directly at the lakeshore on Lake Lucerne in the village of Hergiswil, the Seehotel Pilatus is surrounded by majestic mountain views just a short train journey from Lucerne itself. The hotel offers a beautiful ambience in the restaurant with fantastic views of the Lake and the Alps plus a host of leisure facilities including a Wellness Resort featuring a large indoor pool, saunas, whirlpools, a sun garden, and gym. The air-conditioned bedrooms provide a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.



From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to/from Switzerland, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


First Class rail travel to/from Switzerland, including Standard Premier Eurostar


Join & Leave at Hergiswil


Single Traveller Supplement



7 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Switzerland in the class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Local Transport Pass

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Tour Base Tour Base (Join & Leave at Hotel)
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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