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Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the world’s most stunning and scenic destinations. And with this independent and customizable GoldenPass vacation, you’ll understand why. Enjoy five days of camera-ready rail travel on the GoldenPass Line as you journey from Lucerne to Montreux through edelweiss-dotted meadows, cozy Alpine villages, pristine lakes and lofty peaks.
On different sections of the 150-mile journey you'll experience two unique types of rail carriages: The panoramic cars provide modern comfort and spectacular views through expansive windows while the Belle Epoque carriages are a throwback to the vintage 1930s era, complete with rich hardwood walls and upholstered seats. Purchase delicious meals to enjoy onboard as the mesmerizing scenery passes by. Hotels in Lucerne, Interlaken and Montreux are always within convenient walking distance or a short taxi ride from the station where traditional Swiss hospitality awaits at your choice of 3- or 4-star properties.
Highlights include a day at leisure in Lucerne with its covered wooden bridges, cobblestone lanes and quaint buildings. Enjoy two nights in the chalet-filled resort town of Interlaken at the base of the Alps, where woodland paths are just waiting to be hiked. Here, you’ll see three world renowned mountains—the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. The Jungfrau is often called the "Top of Europe" and it is one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps. Here you'll also take an excursion to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest-altitude railway station where panoramic views extend as far as the Vosges Mountains in France to the Black Forest in Germany. Your vacation ends in perfection in the resort town of Montreux, a French-speaking city nestled in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay and surrounded by vineyards.
• 5 nights in 3-star hotels: 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken and 1 night in Montreux (additional hotel nights and upgrades to 4-star hotels also available. Inquire at time of booking)
• Daily breakfast and hotel taxes
• 1st-class Swiss Rail Pass with unlimited travel by rail, boat, bus and cable car
• Excursion to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station
• Swiss Pass also includes admission to over 400 Swiss museums plus discounts on select mountaintop excursions
• Transfers by rail to/from airports on Days 1 & 6
**Kids travel FREE! Children up to the age of 15 years accompanied by an adult travel for free on the train with the Swiss Family Card. Plus, hotels offer free and/or discounted child rates, depending on accommodations.
Children under 5 years of age:
• Rail travel is free with a paying adult.
• Hotel stay is free in same room as parents on additional bed.
• Child is not free if sharing a double room with only one adult.
Children ages 5 to 15:
• Rail travel is free with the Swiss Family Card.
• Hotel stays include special rates for one child sharing parents’ room and two children sharing their own room. If only one adult and one child sharing room, adult pays the regular adult rate (no single supplement) plus the child supplement for one child in a double room.
Day 1 - Rail transfer from Geneva Airport to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 2 - Full day at leisure. Recommended excursion to Mt.Rigi (included) or Mt.Pilatus or Mt.Titlis with 50% discount. Overnight in Lucerne
Day 3 - Rail transfer to Interlaken by GoldenPass Panoramic. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 4 - Excursion to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe (included). Enjoy the beautiful view over the Glacier of Aletsch and the Alps. Recommended additional excursion to Mt. Schilthorn with 50% discount. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 5 - Rail transfer from Interlaken to Zweisimmen to Montreux by GoldenPass Panoramic. Recommended additional excursion to Rochers-de-Naye with 50% discount. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 6 - Rail transfer from Montreux to a Swiss airport or the border.
Limitations & Restrictions
*All rates quoted are per person based on double occupancy with 1st-class rail travel and 3-star hotels, including daily breakfast and hotel taxes. Prices subject to change due to currency fluctuation until paid in full. The itinerary cannot be changed, however travelers can choose the direction in which they would like to travel. Reservations are not included in the rail pass and are an additional cost. Reservations are required for all scenic trains. Single supplements apply. Some blackout dates may apply. Some mountain-top railways and cable cars may close without notice for maintenance. Packages do not qualify for the Rail Protection Plan. Rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.
Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.
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