Classic Glacier and Bernina Express
Arrive into Interlaken (Switzerland)
Surrounded by 3 majestic mountains, you arrive into Interlaken. Check-in at your centrally located hotel and explore the history of this town.
You have a Swiss Rail Pass in your pocket, this is your key to exploration! First stop, Jungfrau Mountain at 3454 metres above sea level. Yes the train will take you there. This railway is a cog operating railway due to the severe incline. One at the top, enjoy from the viewing platforms the wonderful alpine world of ice, rocks and snow.
Scenic Train Journey #1 - Glacier Express to Chur
Sit back and relax. After breakfast make your way to the train station for your journey to Brig. Upon arrival in Brig jump onboard the panoramic mountain train the 'Glacier Express'. Enjoy the landscape outside through specially designed train windows for your absolute viewing pleasure! This is a journey of approximately 8 hrs, so settle in, enjoy the locally sourced cuisine with a backdrop you will not find elsewhere.
Arrive into Chur and overnight in a centrally located hotel.
A day at leisure in Chur
Chur is the oldest city in Swizterland, so today at your own pace explore this town located on the famous Rhine River.
Scenic Train Journey #2 - Bernina Express
It might be an early morning start, but it is worth it. Enjoy your hotel breakfast and make your way to the train station. The Bernina Express will take you through the Swiss Alps and into Italy. Along this train journey you will ride over spectacular viaducts and go through the switchback tunnels as the train climbs to over 7,000ft. The impressive viewing windows will allow you to enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site that you are travelling through.
Arrive into Tirano and stay in a centrally located hotel
Now you have experienced the beauty that is Switzerland. Shall we continue into Italy?
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