2023 Majestic Switzerland By Rail

Switzerland

SI
11 reviews
Sep 14 - 25, 2023
Group size: 20 - 30
2023 Majestic Switzerland By Rail
Switzerland

11 reviews

$NaN
Sep 14 - 25, 2023
Group size: 20 - 30

About this trip

Experience the magic and wonder of Switzerland's mountains and railways on this 11 night, 12 day Trains Magazine adventure.

What’s included

  • 11 Nights Hotel Stay
    2 Nights Hotel Baur au Lac, 1 Night Hotel De La Paix, 1 Night Hotel Stern, 2 nights Hotel Schweizerhof, 2 nights Hotel Suisse Majestic, 1 night Hotel Lindner, 2 Nights Hotel Radisson Blu
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 10 Dinners
  • 2nd class rail
    15-day Swiss Travel Pass within Switzerland
  • Luggage Transfer
    1 piece per person, between hotels
  • Realp train depot visit
  • Rigi train depot visit
  • Rail Excursion
    Bernina Express train and bus reservation 2nd class
  • Rail Excursion
    Gotthard Panorama Express train reservation 1st class
  • Rail Excursion
    Furka steam train Oberwald-Realp 2nd class
  • Rail Excursion
    Gornergrat excursion by rail
  • Rail Excursion
    Excursion to Rochers-de-Naye by rail
  • Rail Excursion
    Chocolate train excursion by train and coach
  • Rail Excursion
    Jungfraujoch excursion by rail
  • Rail Excursion
    Brienzer Rothorn excursion by rail
  • Rail Excursion
    Pilatus excursion by rail
  • Rail Excursion
    Rigi excursion by rail
  • Meals Not Mentioned
  • Drinks Unless Specified
  • International Flights
    Flight/Travel to Zurich, Switzerland
  • Travel Insurance
    Available for Purchase

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (Per Person)
12 left

Priced per person based on two people sharing hotel rooms.

$8,700
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy (Per Person)
9 left

Priced per person based on one person in the hotel rooms

$9,800
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Sept 14th
Arrive in Zurich

Arrive in Zurich and transfer to the hotel by train with your Swiss Rail Pass, provided by SIT. 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the heart of Zurich. Hotel Baur au Lac is located just a few minutes away from the Lake for nice walks, near the 19th century Bridge, cruises departure point, the FIFA museum and  botanical gardens. 

In the evening we  will gather for dinner at the hotel where you will  meet your fellow travelers and be greeted by our Trains Magazine special guest. 

Your Organizer


SI
Special Interest Tours
11 reviews
Joined in June 2021
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Reviews

I would be better able to evaluate the tour if it occurred. I was informed that the tour was cancelled for this year because of COVID problems in Alaska. I was told that it will be run in2023. Maybe I will be able to rate the trip then.
By RANDALL S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
Our trip was cancelled due to covid, so I can't say anything about how good or bad it might have been. Kudos to the organizers for the prompt refund.
By Eric S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
We had a most memorable experience, with interesting train excursions, expert narration on the bus, plenty of food and very good accommodations. Fall foliage was great in many places, and snow on Mt Washington not a surprise to us. Hannah and Angeli were terrific hosts, with attention to details to keep us happy!
By Richard C for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
Of fourteen rail rides over ten days, only five or six were worthy of attention. The rest were a waste if time. Food at welcome and farewell dinners was disappointing, Four of the eight included bagged breakfasts featured poorly prepared, unappetizing breakfast sandwiches. Lunches and dinners were primarily chicken or turkey with few, if any, options. Accommodations varied. Four were excellent, but two were definitely marginal. We have taken more than a dozen organized tours with various companies, including two with SIT. This was by far the most poorly organized. I would give them a D for this trip.
By Jeremy M for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
This trip needed a leader. While Anjali and Hannah were present, they allowed Dave from Trains to give travel information to the group which was often contradictory to the final outcome. You are in charge, Anjali, please present that way. Communication and direction were poor. For example, the breakfast location in Bar Harbor was not communicated to the group and was challenging for some people to attend. Some were unaware of the direction to leave bags outside the door of the same hotel. Multiple times the group was asked to wear their masks in the bus, but it was not enforced. I would estimate a minimum of 75% of the people on the bus were over 65 and many with compromised immune systems requiring the enforcement of masks. I was uncomfortable with alcohol being consumed on the bus. As a result of this trip, I cannot give a positive referral to friends regarding Specialty Interest Tours and I will not use them again.
By Steven E for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 12 Oct, 2021
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