Alpine meadows give way to crystal-clear glacial lakes as narrow-gauge and cog railways climb to the breathtaking snow-capped mountain peaks of the Jungfrau and the Matterhorn. Paddle steamers ease their way across stunning Lake Geneva and beautiful Lake Lucerne, calling at picture postcard villages and charming medieval towns. Switzerland benefits from marvellous scenery and the fabulous fusion of German, French and Italian cultures into a Swiss mix of precision, style and comfort.
Wherever you choose to visit in Switzerland, it is the most enjoyable country to travel around thanks to the seamless and super-efficient public transport system. There are many scenic trains which give you the opportunity to sit back, relax and soak up the enchanting landscapes and awesome views. Our holidays to Switzerland will give you the opportunity to experience some or all of the following trains; the famous Glacier Express which takes you to the ‘roof of the world’ on the world’s ‘slowest’ Express train as it crosses 291 bridges and glides through 91 tunnels, the equally-impressive Bernina Express which passes over graceful viaducts, through galleries hewn into the sheer rock and alongside rushing mountain streams, the captivating Golden Panoramic Express which climbs through the Bernese Oberland and past flower-bedecked characterful chalets from Montreux to Lucerne or the quaint Centovalli railway which trundles across a ‘hundred valleys’ on its way to Locarno on gorgeous Lake Maggiore.
As promised a few more details/compliments from our holiday. As you would expect the journey to Venice was fantastic, from check in to seeing our fabulous hotel for the first time. The British Pullman was stunning and the service, food and hospitality wonderful. The first class coach was exactly that. The Orient Express was without question the best holiday experience we have ever had. From the moment we pulled alongside, we felt and were made to feel very special indeed. Predictably the food was amazing. All of the staff were attentive but not over the top. Our personal attendant was discreet and very professional, and he gave us some helpful advice on Venice.
The Al Ponte Antico hotel is quite simply the most friendly, calm, relaxing hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff were so generous with their advice on Venice, including booking all our restaurants for us. They certainly had the personal touch as they would call us by our Christian names….even the staff we hadn’t met before! If there is a better hotel in Venice, I’d love to see it. !
Montreux is a stunning place as was the hotel, a completely different experience again. The food at the Suisse Majestic was incredible, as was the view.
Can I say that all of your train arrangements were spot on and made our journey run very smoothly. All the trains were bang on time, very clean and new looking. Even the food on board the trains was rather good too.
Thanks again for helping us enjoy our 25th wedding anniversary, you did a fantastic job and as I said the other day we will certainly be telling family friends and clients about you…….. thanks to you all again.