It’s been twenty-one years since our first Swiss Train Tour, the only all-by-train tour through Switzerland. This year we designed a very special Tour, there is no other like it. All travel is by train excepting the section between St. Moritz and Lugano since no train exists for this stretch. Travel will be aboard one of a Swiss Postal Bus in reserved seats. We also don’t lure you with pictures of places in Switzerland you never see, what you see in our pictures is the Switzerland you will see on the tour.


Oct. 15
– Depart your hometown for the flight to Geneva in Switzerland.

Oct. 16 – After Arrival in Geneva transfer to the sumptuous Hotel Les Armures in the old center of Geneva. After getting settle and a rest we take a stroll through the old town brimming with stores, restaurants and cafes. In the evening dinner in the historic restaurant of the hotel. B D

Oct.17 – After a leisurely breakfast the morning is on your own. In the afternoon we have a private visit to the oldest Chocolaterie in Switzerland whose chocolates have been bought by many famous people including Grace Kelly JF Kenned and Winston Churchill to name a few. The visit ends with time out in the comfortable tea room to savor some of their irresistible treats. After returning to the hotel the evening is on your own. B

Oct.18 –This morning we travel by train to the Montreux on Lake Geneva for a two night stay at the lake-side Hotel Suisse Majestic for a two night stay. In the evening we will go for Fondue in an old neighborhood of Montreux. B D

Oct.19 –  After breakfast a special day is in store for us. We will take the train to nearby Vevey to visit the former home of Charley Chaplin, a beautiful and fascinating place. Later we can’t afford to miss the Chocolatier whose specialty are the Big shoes of Charley Chaplin done in chocolate. Back at the hotel the evening is a leisure. B

Oct.20–  Today we leave Montreux to continue by train to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. In Zermatt you will stay the prettiest hotel in Zermatt, a charming chalet where you have a view of the Matterhorn from your room and balcony.  In the evening we head down the street for Fondue at a restaurant where Edward Whymper, the first to climb the Matterhorn in 1865, already lodged and had his meals in the very room where we will have dinner. B D

Oct.21 – After a leisurely breakfast we take a cable car to the very foot of the Matterhorn, a beautiful spot in a mountain meadow from where climbers begin their ascent of the Matterhorn. Later  we stop for lunch in a rustic inn halfway down the mountain before returning to Zermatt. After lunch those willing can come with me to take a fabulous walk back to Zermatt through mountain meadows and past Zsmutt, the first hamlet in this region. B  L

Oct.22 – The day is on your own. In the morning join us for a walk through the oldest section of  Zermatt after which the day is at leisure to persue your own interests. You may want to spend the day in town, visit the fascinating Zermatt historic museum, or take a train to the Gornergrat  from where you have a panoramic view of the Matterhorn and other peaks in the Swiss Alps. B

Oct.23 – Today we bid Zermatt goodbye to  take the Glacier Express to the 1000-year old town of Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town which is frequently bypassed by tourists and tour groups on their way to St. Mortitz. En-route lunch is aboard the train while it crosses the Oberalp Pass, the Continental divide where the Rhones flows west and where the Rhine has one of its two sources on the east side, one which can be seen from the train.  After  arriving in Chur and getting settled we take a stroll through the Chur’s beautiful old town after which the rest of the evening is on your own. B L

Oct.24 – This morning we take the train to St. Moritz, that ritzy, glitzy enclave for the rich and famous. Our hotel is in the very center of St.Moritz where you can shop for designer clothes, expensive watches, shoes that cost an arm and a leg, outrageously priced chocolates, so yummy they are almost worth the price, or any other trinket you can’t pass up.  The evening is on your own, but our hotel is in the center of St. Moritz and eateries are aplenty in the neighborhood. B

Oct.25 – After a leisurely breakfast we take one of the Switzerlands Postbuses to travel to Lugano.  There is no train on this route and the Postbus is an extension of the train.  It is one of the most scenic and contrasting trips as you travel from icy glaciers to swaying palms along the shores of Lake Lugano. The journey is over the Maloja Pass, down through the Val Bregaglia valley to Chiavenna in Italy and along Lake Como to Lugano. After arrival in Lugano and getting settled in our historic lakeside hotel where the evening is on your own. B

Oct.26 – This mornig we take a short walk along the lake promenade to the boat dock for the ride to Morcote.  Morcote is a romatnic little town clustered on the hillside below the famous and fabulous Sanctuary of Maria del Sasso  After arrival in Morcote we recoup from the morning’s sightseeing over an ample pasta lunch on the lakeside terrace of  a small restaurant – after all we are hop and skip from Italy and Italian food is only befitting.  Afterwards there is time to shop or take a walk through the village, or opt to take the 400 steps to the Sanctuary which is worth every ham-stretching step. The Sanctuary of Maria Del Sasso is a truly spectacular place with equally spectacular views over the lake. Later we return to Lugano where the evening is on your own. B L

Oct.27 – The day is on your own to pursue your own interests. You might want to spend the day in town or take a boat to Gandria, a typical, very old stone village along a steep hill, it is a 30 minute boat ride and well worth the trip. In the evening we head for one of the grottos, the word for restaurants serving rustic local fare and local wine. B D

Oct. 28 – Today we travel by Postal bus to Tirano on the Swiss border where we spend the night and where you will have probably the best dinner of the tour at the wonderful Osteria Dell’Angelo. B D

Oct.29 – After breakfast we visit the fascinating 15th century Palazzo Salis, still the home of a Milan wine merchant and one of the splendid Renaissance homes dating the early 16th century. Afterwards we return to the Osteria Dell’Angelo for a lunch of Pizza and wine before taking the train over the 2000 meter high Bernina Pass back to Chur in Switzerland. B L

Oct.30 – This Morning we continue by train and lake Steamer to Vitznau on Lake Lucerne. After arrival the day is at leisure to relax and take a stroll along the lake. In the evening dinner is at the lake-side restaurant of the hotel which is on the list of  Historic Hotels of Switzerland and at the equally historic terminal of the Rigi Train, the first cograil train in Switzerland. B D

Oct.31 – After a leisurely breakfast we take the little red train to the top of the Rigi where you have a knock-out view over the lake and the Swiss Alps. Later we return to Vitznau where you have some time out before dinner in a lovely small inn. B D

Nov.1 –  You have the morning to relax before we take a lake steamer to Lucerne to connect to a train back to Zurich for an overnight before your homeward flight the next morning. We will stay at an airport hotel for convenience sake if you have an early departure the next day. B

Nov.2 – After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home. B


TOUR COST: $4860.00 per person double


15 Nights first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinners and lunches as per itinerary, first class 15-day Swiss Train Pass, cost for included cable cars and mountain trams, all taxes for lodging and meals and the services of Posh Journeys


Additional meals, soft drinks, bottled water and alcoholic drinks unless part of a included meal and any item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.