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.
Having now returned from our 9 day break in Rome and Venice, we would like to thank you for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. The hotels were excellent, the transfers in Rome on time and with good drivers and cars. The Eurostar Italia transfer between Rome and Venice was on time, and the water taxi waiting for us on the Grand Canal, outside the railway station, made Maureen’s day – he was so charming and attentive, the only thing he didn’t do was sing! The water taxi on departure from the hotel in Venice was again on time and took us direct to the airport terminal and was fantastic. The holiday, which was taken at rather short notice, was a complete success, even the weather was good!! We will certainly use Planet Rail again. Many thanks.