Switzerland, the Matterhorn & the Glacier Express

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Spectacular mountain scenery … the iconic and unmistakeable Matterhorn … dramatic rides on railways, chair lifts and cable cars … awe-inspiring views of glaciers and summits … gentle valley slopes and lush meadows disturbed only by cowbells and chalets … This is Switzerland at its most wonderful and you’ll enjoy the very best that this unique country has to offer during eight remarkable days that will stay with you forever.

Switzerland is world famous for its cleanliness, its clockwork efficiency and its welcoming, friendly people – as well of course as for its astonishingly beautiful Alpine landscapes. But this tour also takes us into the seductive arms of Italy - to Lake Maggiore and the charming lakeside resort of Stresa, where you can walk in the footsteps of Europe’s 19th century aristocracy who first crossed the border to experience their first taste of Italy in the days of the ‘Grand Tour’. You’ll have so much to look forward to on this spectacular tour, so much to take in and enjoy. But as always with Riviera tours, we aim to create the perfect balance between organised visits in the experienced hands of our knowledgeable guides and free time for you to choose what you want to do and explore at your leisure.

There’s little to compare anywhere in the world with the mighty Matterhorn – the ultimate Alpine peak and Swiss national symbol. You can admire it from a quiet café or a horse-drawn carriage in the little town of Zermatt – or get up close if you take the dramatic cog railway to the Gornergrat at over 10,000 feet. A gentler train ride on the Centovalli Railway carries you through a ‘hundred valleys’, with deep ravines, chestnut forests and tiny villages all around you. A private launch will take you on an unforgettable cruise over the shimmering Lake Maggiore. The legendary ‘Glacier Express’ will transport you 120 kilometres past stunning mountain scenery, waterfalls, ravines and rivers. But many visitors will also relish just as much, the chance to stroll along lakeside and wooded footpaths, or relax in world famous Klosters, the ski playground of royalty.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn, probably the world’s most instantly recognisable peak
  • Travel on the Glacier Express, twisting its way through breathtaking alpine scenery and one of the world’s greatest rail experiences with train ticket included
  • Enjoy an included trip on the Bernina Express, another world-class railway journey
  • Visit Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, known as the ‘Swiss Riviera’
  • Travel on the charming Centovalli railway, across a ‘hundred scenic valleys’ to Locarno - train ticket included
  • Visit Italy's fabulous Lake Maggiore and the delightful town of Stresa plus take an included lake cruise around the beautiful Borromean islands
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Seven nights in three and four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner
  • Return travel from a selection of airports and transfers to and from your hotel included
  • Selected departures up to September 2018 and May to September 2019

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return scheduled flights; seven nights in four-star accommodation with breakfast and dinner; return transfers; all touring as mentioned; all airport and local accommodation taxes and the services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager
  • Included excursions are: train journey from Tasch to Zermatt, standard class journeys on the Glacier Express, Centovalli railway and Bernina Express, Borromean island boat cruise and visits to Montreux, Zermatt, Locarno, Lake Maggiore and Stresa.
  • Please note that in Switzerland twin beds are often one bed base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

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