Right from the beginning, Switzerland has fascinated the whole world, especially Indians with its architectural heritage and world-class modern art. For Bollywood, Switzerland has always been a favorite destination for filming movies. Remember Yash Chopra’s DDLJ & train tours, you’ll know why there is nothing forgettable about this European nation. Take luxurious train tour of Switzerland like never before.
Here are four train tour of Switzerland that you should take while roaming Switzerland.
1. Golden Pass line
The train tour of Switzerland begins from Zurich to Interlaken and continues till Monteux. You’ll witness vibrant and winding lanes of Zurich that offers you a heaven like an experience. Don’t forget to fill up on some gooey cheese and velvety chocolate and take a ride in the cable car. A walk through the reservoir, there is the ‘Grindelwald village’ that promises to fascinate you with its beauty. When you are on your way to Monteux from Interlaken, you’ll witness Lake Geneva, which is nothing but a giant liquid mirror lined with stunning vineyards.
2. Glacier Express
The journey of the Glacier Express begins and ends in two of Switzerland’s glitziest and oldest mountain resorts namely, St Moritz and Zermatt. The train passes through 91 tunnels and 291 bridges and drives through the impressive glacier-glazed peaks, Rhine Gorge, and glittering lakeshores. When you reach Moritz, you will understand, why it known as Switzerland’s original winter wonderland. So, what are you waiting for? Take your seat on the world-famous Glacier Express and experience Switzerland in an absolutely new way.
3. Bernina Express
Departs from St. Moritz, the Bernina Express tours you through a landscape from ice-age glaciers to sunny palm-fringed Lugano. The train climbs up to the 2253 meters high and rides through an alpine garden, mountain streams, switch-back tunnels, and glaciers.
4. Wilhelm Tell Express
It is another famous train route, where a train and a steamer team up to show you two of Switzerland’s most stunning regions, Lake Lucerne and Lugano. While journeying, you’ll not be able to decide which is more beautiful, the cruise ride on Lake Lucerne or the famous Gotthard route. From 470 to 1100 meters altitude, the train winds its way into 15 km Gotthard Tunnel. When you reach Fleuden, board the Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer and glide past the historic landmarks such as the Tell’s Chapel, Schiller Stone, and Rutli Meadows. The alpine flowers on the sunny slope and the almond trees will surely make you experience the beauty you have always dreamt of.
When your train wanders between medieval castles, terraced vineyards, some restored and ancient markets, you’ll understand that Switzerland has enthusiastically embraced you. The journey is an ideal blend of beauty and tale, of hallucinatory landscapes and Gothic architecture that will leave you enriched like never before.