Winter Magic Tour A travel suggestion from 8 days / 7 nights

Glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes: high time for beautiful landscape and snow fun – on the Winter Magic Tour.

Conveniently book the Winter Magic Tour as a package including accommodation, train tickets and seat reservations. 

  • 5 sections & 2 to 3 skiing days
    Glaciers, powder snow and frozen lakes: high time for beautiful landscape and snow fun – on the Winter Magic Tour. 
  • Scenic rides
    Luzern–Interlaken Express | Visp–Zermatt | Glacier Express | Bernina Express 
  • Destinations
    Lucerne | Interlaken | Zermatt | Chur | St. Moritz 
  • Top sights
    Jungfrau Region | Matterhorn | Rhine Gorge | Landwasser Viaduct | Chapel Bridge
  • Mountain excursions or skiing
    Along the Winter Magic Tour you can visit or ski three different mountain regions, for example First/Jungfrau, Matterhorn/Gornergrat/Rothorn and Corviglia/Corvatsch.


The following 8-day itinerary includes one overnight in Lucerne as well as two each in Interlaken, Zermatt and St. Moritz. Needless to say, you can adapt the number of overnights according to your wishes.

Day 1 | Border/Airport – Luzern

Travel duration: 1 h (e.g. from Zurich Airport)


  • Top sight: Chapel Bridge
  • Mountain excursions: PilatusRigiTitlis
  • Lucerne: The gateway to Central Switzerland with its delightful lake and impressive Alpine panorama.
  • Explore Lucerne and its surroundings for the day
  • Layover in Lucerne for 1 night

Timetable: Zürich Flughafen (Zurich Airport)–Luzern

Cozy winter cruise on Lake Lucerne

Days 2 + 3 | Luzern – Interlaken  

Travel duration: 2 h


Timetable: Luzern–Interlaken

The Luzern–Interlaken Express passing Lake Lungern

Days 4 + 5 | Interlaken – Spiez – Brig – Zermatt  

Travel duration: 2½ h


  • Scenic ride: Matterhorn Gotthard Railway through the Nicolai valley

  • Top sights: Jungfrau RegionMatterhorn

  • Mountain excursions: Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Grindelwald FirstGornergrat, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

  • Interlaken: Starting point for many activities and adventures – surrounded by a gorgeous mountain scenery.

  • Zermatt: Car-free resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn: almost unlimited excursion possibilities – year-round.

  • Layover in Zermatt for 2 nights: Option for mountain excursion up to Matterhorn glacier paradise/Gornergrat or skiing experience/winter hiking

Timetable: Interlaken–Spiez–Visp/Brig–Zermatt

A Matterhorn Gotthard Railways train between Visp and Zermatt

Days 6 + 7 | Zermatt – St. Moritz

Travel duration: 7¾ h


Timetable: Zermatt–St. Moritz (for Glacier Express, click „Advanced search“ and select „Direct connections“)

The Glacier Express between Zermatt and St. Moritz

Day 8 | St. Moritz – Chur – Border/Airport

Travel duration: 3¾ h (e.g. to Zurich Airport)


Timetable: St. Moritz–Chur – Zürich Flughafen (Zurich Airport) (for Bernina Express, click „Advanced search“ and select only „IR/PE“ under transport type)


Rhaetian Railway train in picturesque winter landscape

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Conveniently book the Winter Magic Tour as a package with one of our official distribution partners including accommodation, ski tickets & rental, train tickets and reservations.

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Swiss Travel Pass 8 days
For foreign guests, the all-in-one ticket Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) is the key to Switzerland’s public transport network. It covers all sections of the Grand Train Tour – all you need in addition are the below listed seat reservations.

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The public transport ticket range (point-to-point tickets, supersaver tickets, 1-day travelpasses, GA travelcard, etc.) is valid for the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

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Do I need any seat reservations?

In addition to a valid ticket, a seat reservation supplement is required for:

Swiss Travel Pass – the ticket to travel the entire country

Destinations along the Winter Magic Tour

Top sights along the Winter Magic Tour