01 Sep Scenic Swiss Train Experiences To Remember For The Rest Of Your Life!!!
There is no better way to appreciate Switzerland’s breathtaking splendor than by taking a train ride. The train tracks pass through some of the most beautiful natural landscapes, including gorgeous valleys, towering mountain peaks, and dramatic waterfalls. The majority of these train routes are also regarded as some of the most scenic in the world. Here are some of the best train trips in Switzerland for you to enjoy, so come along for the journey!
Lugano to Lucerne-
This 182-kilometer route will be made up of both rail and boat travel. The tour begins in Lugano, where the Gotthard Panorama Express will take you north to Bellinzona, where three UNESCO World Heritage fortresses guard the old centre. The train will then take you to the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the worlds longest and deepest rail tunnel, before continuing on to Giornico. It is recommended that you stop at Flüelen for a boat ride on Lake Uri before continuing on to Lake Lucerne.
Zermatt to St. Moritz-
The renowned red and white Glacier Express will take you on a 294-kilometer journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz. It’s a narrow-gauge train that travels at a sluggish pace and is known as the “world’s slowest express train.” The journey, however, is more wonderful than you might expect, as you get to see some of the most stunning Alpine vistas. The train’s panoramic windows will let you to take in views of glacial Alps, Stockalper Palace, Matter Valley peaks, timber chalets, and much more.
Lucerne to Montreux-
The GoldenPass routes in Switzerland connect Lucerne and Montreux. The journey is made up of several interconnected rail routes, including the Luzern-Interlaken Express, the Interlaken to Zweisimmen section, and the GoldenPass Panoramic between Montreux and Zweisimmen. Then there are two narrow-gauge railways at each end, making this Alpine excursion even more enjoyable. The train will take you along the shores of Lake Sarnen as you pass through Lucerne, and views of Lake Brienz will be a welcome sight before you arrive at Interlaken. The train will next slant down to Montreux, passing via Lake Thun and the Simme Valley, the final leg of spectacular views.
Montreux to Zermatt-
This 148-kilometer beautiful train journey begins in Montreux and continues south to Aigle in the Swiss canton of Vaud. There will be several high points along the way that will seem like once in a lifetime opportunities. Apart from seeing the Chablais vineyards, you’ll also have the chance to visit the 6th century St.-Maurice Abbey, which is known for being the world’s oldest Christian abbey. Then, en way to Zermatt, you’ll travel along the Rhône and Visp before stopping at Kipfen Gorge.