… then black fir trees, fast-flowing streams. Soon green pastures with grazing cows as well. Cosy chalets in the valley and on the slopes, above them peaks crowned with crags: the Saanenland, then the Simmen Valley. A change of trains in Zweisimmen. And Lake Thun soon comes into view. You are travelling to Interlaken. The train, which waits here, wishes to acquaint you with Lake Brienz and the Giessbach waterfalls near Brienz, before moving on.
From Meiringen onwards, it starts to climb uphill, onto the Brünig Pass, and from there down to central Switzerland. Once again, mountain air, pastures, cows. There’s still Lake Lungern and Lake Sarnen to see on your descent, and then Lake Alpnach. You have reached the very heart of Switzerland. Lake Lucerne already awaits you after the short tunnel. Lucerne is just around the corner. You have arrived at the terminus of the GoldenPass Line.
Seat reservations for individual travellers are recommended, for groups it is mandatory. For a special treat, ride in the head of the train. You will feel as if you are driving the train. Limited seating only. Special supplements apply for these VIP seats (reservation compulsory).
Between Montreux and Zweisimmen, travellers can also enjoy the «GoldenPass Classic» with refurbished vintage Orient Express cars.
3 days/2 nights from EUR 367.- per person in double room
Day 1: Arrival Lucerne
Transfer by train from the border, airport or any other destination in Switzerland to Lucerne. Short walk from the railway station to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time opportunity to discover the Old Town on your own. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 2: Zentralbahn and on the tracks of GoldenPass Line Lucerne – Montreux
After breakfast short walk to the railway station. The trains of the Zentralbahn are waiting for you for a small trip around the world: two languages, three worlds, six lakes, one line – that’s the Zentralbahn/GoldenPass Line. Starting in the German speaking Lucerne region, the journey takes you over the Brünig pass into the Bernese Oberland. Passing Lake Brienz and after a short journey you arrive at Interlaken. Along the shores of Lake Thun you reach the Simmen valley with Zweisimmenn and the world known holiday resort of Gstaad. French peppers the air. Further on through the wild romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon continues the journey through a tunnel before the panoramic view of the Lake Geneva and Montreux opens in front of you. Short walk from the railway station to your hotel and overnight in Montreux.
Day 3: Departure
After breakfast transfer by rail to the airport, border or your next holiday destination.
- Swiss Card 2nd class border/airport – Lucerne – Interlaken - Montreux – border/airport
- 1 x night with breakfast in Lucerne
- 1 x night with breakfast in Montreux
- seat reservation on the Golden Pass Line from Lucerne to Interlaken Ost and from Interlaken Ost to Montreux
Good to know
- starting 2013 Golden Pass Line starts in Interlaken Ost only. Lucerne – Interlaken Ost will be done in the new Zentralbahn panoramic trains
- possible to add additional nights in any of the resorts
Price per person in double room:
EUR 367 in 3* hotel
EUR 434 in 4* hotel
Price in single room available on request
Validity:09.05.2013 – 31.10.2013