Today, sometime after breakfast, we will proceed to the Lake Lucerne boarding area and get aboard the historic.Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise . A meal is served on board in the Ist Class restaurant. From continue the journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in Ist Class panorama cars. Change trains and continue your journey to Lugano, where we check-in at the hotel.Overnight in Lugano.
There are no activities planned for today. You can rest at the hotel or explore the city of Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in the southern part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Alternatively, visit the Swissminiatur, an open-air miniature park nestled on the shores of Lake Lugano in Melide. The park features Switzerland in miniature and makes for an interesting visit with as many as 120 models of prominent Swiss landmarks and transport systems. Overnight in Lugano.
Today, we will check-out from the hotel and proceed on our adventure. We will board the famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy) and thereon, we will board the train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across the regions of eternal snow to the valley of the young Rhine. On arrival at St. Moritz, proceed to hotel for check-in. Overnight in St. Moritz.
Today, we will board the Glacier Express and experience one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St. Moritz to Zermatt in just 71/2 hours chugging across 291 bridges through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 meters in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys soaked in tradition and centuries old culture.On arrival at Zermatt, head to the hotel for check-in.Overnight in Zermatt.
There are no activities planned for today. You can rest at the hotel or opt for an excursion to Gornergrat. Discover a stunning natural paradise; the Gornergrat train takes you from Zermatt to the top of the 3089 m (11333 ft) Gornergrat. The journey goes through aromatic stone pine and larch forests and across alpine meadows blossoming with flowers in summer and covered with snow in winter. Experience 29 four-thousand-meter-high mountains, covered with snow and ice. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the most famous peak in Switzerland the Matterhorn - the most photographed mountain in the world. In the afternoon, return to the hotel.Overnight in Zermatt.