Switzerland: GoldenPass Line including UNESCO highlights

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Switzerland

Combining contrasting regions of Lake Geneva in south-western Switzerland, and the Bernese Oberland.

You will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Switzerland.

December 2022 will be an important date in the history of this line, with the launch of the GoldenPass Express. This train will connect the two tourist regions of Interlaken and Montreux without changing composition. An ingenious and innovative technical development will modify the gauge of the bogies and the height of the carriages in relation to the platform as they pass through Zweisimmen station. The construction of the carriages has been partially completed and series production of the bogies will start in the spring.

Tour highlights

  • Scenic train transfers including 'GoldenPass' train from Montreux to Interlaken as part of your transfer to Wengen
  • Opportunity to visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the stunning Lake Geneva region
  • Taste the delicious Swiss cuisine like chocolate and cheese
  • Enjoy hiking on the mountain trails in Wengen

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Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Montreux

Arrive in Switzerland and take the scenic rail transfer to Montreux (approx. 1¼ hours from Geneva, 3¼ hours from Zurich). 

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Montreux

Montreux is well placed for exploring the Lake Geneva region. Perhaps take a morning stroll along the flower-lined promenade and stop at one of the many lakeside cafés for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the historic Château de Chillon castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Montreux

Today head into the mountains and explore the UNESCO Lavaux vineyard terraces or take an optional trip on the Chocolate Train to La Maison du Gruyère, see the production of this famous Swiss cheese before continuing to Cailler’s chocolate world (11 night tour). Alternatively, visit Charlie Chaplin’s World in Vevey dedicated to Chaplin's on-screen work (optional).

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Montreux / GoldenPass Line to Wengen

Travel to Wengen via the scenic GoldenPass Line (Montreux to Interlaken, approx. 3 hours) – the crowning highlight of your holiday. Connecting train from Interlaken to Wengen approx. 40 minutes. Time to explore the village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5:  Wengen

There is plenty to see but a ‘must do’ trip is an optional journey to see Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO-World Heritage Site via railway from Kleine Scheidegg to the highest railway station in Europe - Jungfrau Joch at 3,454m (11,332ft). 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Wengen

Wengen’s walking area is opened up by numerous mountain lifts and many easy walks start directly from the village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Wengen

Perhaps take a full day trip to Trümmelbach Falls - Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls but watch out for the spray or hike from Grindelwald to Bussalp for spectacular views of the Jungfrau Mountain range.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Wengen to the airport

Depart to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast 

 

Don’t miss these UNESCO highlights:

  • Aletsch glacier UNESCO-World Heritage Site
  • Lavaux vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva

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Your holiday includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Half-board accommodation including breakfast and dinner
  • Discount Travel Card - worth £100
  • 2nd class rail transfers within Switzerland 
  • Seat reservation on the ‘Golden Pass’ scenic train from Montreux to Interlaken as part of your transfer to Wengen
  • Time to relax in Montreux with optional day trips
  • Hiking opportunities in Wengen
  • Unlimited use of local buses in the Montreux region

Your holiday excludes:

  • All optional excursions
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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Hotels

Choice of Standard or Superior hotel options

★★★ Hotel Masson, Montreux OR ★★★★ Hotel Rene Capt, Montreux

★★★ Hotel Falken, Wengen OR ★★★★ Hotel Silberhorn, Wengen

 

 

Departure dates

  • Any Wednesday or Saturday throughout the summer from approx 22 May

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This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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