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  • Rail holiday to the Swiss Lakes by train with the Golden Pass Line

    Golden Pass Line

    Angleterre et Residence

    Angleterre et Residence

    Angleterre et Residence



    Art Deco Montana

    Art Deco Montana

    Art Deco Montana

    Art Deco Montana

    Rail holiday travelling to the Swiss Lakes by train with the Golden Pass Line

    This rail holiday to Switzerland visits Lake Geneva and Lake Lucerne and includes a journey on the scenic Golden Pass Line which travels through the Alps.

    You reach Switzerland from the UK by Eurostar to Paris then a change of train takes you onwards to Lausanne on Lake Geneva. Formed by retreating glaciers, crescent shaped Lake Geneva straddles the Franco-Swiss border. From Lausanne, the views are excellent over the lake to the mountains behind. Following your stay in Lausanne, you leave French speaking Switzerland and travel by train to Lucerne in the German speaking part of the country, set on the lake of the same name. This route can be covered by train in a couple of hours, but we suggest taking a longer and more scenic route with the Golden Pass Line. You travel first along Lake Geneva to Montreux then take the Golden Pass Line into the mountains, passing picturesque villages en route to Zweisimmen. This journey is done on a train with either special panoramic coaches, or classic Belle Epoque style coaches. From Zweisimmen you continue to Interlaken, a leg of the journey which passes through the Simmental region in the Bernese Oberland. The final leg of the journey is on to Lucerne which like Lausanne has great mountain views, looking over to Mount Pilatus. In this rail itinerary we include three nights each to enjoy Lausanne and Lucerne, before returning to the UK by train via Basel and Paris.

    From £2,030 per person for first class rail travel.
    From £1,700 per person for second class rail travel.
    Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.

    What’s included?
    First or second class travel on all trains (as above) including Eurostar
    8 day Swiss Pass

    At the hotels:
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Angleterre et Residence in Lausanne
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Art Deco Montana in Lucerne

    What’s not included?
    Meals other than breakfast at the hotels
    Any services not mentioned above

    This holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.
    For more information regarding rail services to and within Switzerland, view our train guide.

    Rail holiday travelling to the Swiss Lakes by train with the Golden Pass Line

    Day-by-Day Itinerary

    DAY ONE:
    Leave London mid morning to travel on the Eurostar to Paris, arriving just before 2pm . Transfer stations in Paris to the Gare de Lyon where you may have time for lunch in the renowned Le Train Bleu restaurant which is located within the station. From Paris you travel by TGV Lyria across France and into Switzerland to Lausanne. On arrival in Lausanne at about 7.30pm take a short taxi ride to your hotel, the Angleterre and Residence. Spend three nights at this hotel where you can enjoy beautiful views over Lake Geneva.

    At leisure to explore Lake Geneva and surroundings.

    Return to Lausanne train station. Leave just after 9am to travel via the Golden Pass Line through Montreux, Zweisimmen and Interlaken to Lausanne. We arrange for your luggage to be transferred for you from the station in Lausanne to the station in Lucerne – meaning that you do not have to worry about it when making connections. This journey takes most of the day, travelling though some of Switzerland’s most beautiful countryside. On arrival just after 3pm, spend three nights on Lake Lucerne.

    Free to explore Lake Lucerne and surroundings.


    Depart Lucerne mid morning and travel by train through Basel and Paris, then finally back to the UK by Eurostar where you arrive at 6.30pm.

    Hotel Information

    Below is some information regarding each of the hotels featured in this touring itinerary. Alternative hotels are available in some destinations - please contact us for full details.

    Angleterre and Residence – Lausanne – 4 star

    The Angleterre and Residence is five minutes from the centre of Lausanne. It sits on the shore of Lake Geneva with great views to the Alps. The hotel is divided into six parts, the oldest of which dates from the 18th century, the most modern is 21st century. The hotel has 75 rooms and suites decorated in a modern style.

    Art Deco Montana – Lucerne – 4 star
    The Art Deco Montana is on the side of a hill with views over Lake Lucerne. It is a short taxi journey from the main train station. The hotel first opened in 1910 and is now furnished and decorated in an Art Deco style. There are 66 rooms, a restaurant and bar. The hotel regularly wins awards. The Louis Bar holds a particularly large selection of Scottish whiskies.

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