This journey begins in St. Gallen and takes you on the Voralpen-Express to Lucerne. Take the Treno Gottardo over the Gotthard mountain route to Locarno. From there you take the Centovalli Railway to Domodossola (Italy) and through the Valais to Montreux.

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  • UNESCO World Heritage City St. Gallen
  • Lucerne and Lake Lucerne
  • Gotthard mountain route
  • Centovalli train ride
  • Lago Maggiore and Locarno
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St. Gallen - Lucerne / approx. 2h20

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to St. Gallen. Travel on the Voralpen-Express from St. Gallen to Lucerne in 1st class. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Drive over the highest railway viaduct, past Rapperswil and Lake Zurich, upland moor near Rothenthurm

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Onward journey from Lucerne with the Treno Gottardo via the Gotthard mountain route to Locarno in 1st class. Overnight stay in Locarno

Highlights: Treno Gottardo, over 200 bridges, Locarno the warmest city in Switzerland, Lake Maggiore.

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Locarno - Domodossola / approx. 3.5h

Continue with the Centovalli train in 2nd class to Domodossola (Italy) and on to Montreux. Overnight stay in Montreux.

Highlights: Centovalli Railway, ride through the Valais and along the Rhone, Lake Geneva, Chateux Chillon

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Return trip by public transport from Montreux to your final destination in Switzerland or extend your stay.

Highlights: Mountain excursion Rochers-de-Naye, boat trip on lake Geneva, visit Lavaux and its vinyards, Chaplins World, 

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  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Lucerne, Locarno, Montreux
  • Seat reservation in the Voralpen-Express
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class, basic half-fare card
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.01. - 31.12.2022 & 01.01. - 31.12.2023
  • Price example calculated on 15.05.2022 for 01.10.2023
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  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays bookable in Lucerne, Locarno and Montreux
  • The trip can also be booked without accommodation in Luzern or Montreux.
  • In the panoramic trains of the Centovalli Railway, a surcharge of CHF 1.50 will be charged.
  • Here you can find the current timetables

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  • Our gift to you: 01.01. - 31.12.2022 & 01.01. - 31.12.2023: Free upgrade to 1st class on the Voralpen-Express, depending on availability
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  • Booking period: all year round
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