From the multicultural metropolis of Zurich the route takes us in the direction of Eastern Switzerland – past the Rhine Falls (the largest in Euope) and along Lake Constance (linking Switzerland with Germany and Austria). Destination is St. Gallen with its Abbey precinct and ancient library (a UNESCO World Heritage site).
After St.Gallen, the route crosses the Sitter Viaduct (at 99 metres the tallest in Switzerland, and gateway to the Appenzell). In the distance, the Churfirsten range and the summit of the Säntis. Then via Rapperswil (City of Roses) and the Rothenthurm upland moor to Lucerne on the lake of the same name.
From the Lake Lucerne shoreline the train curves over the Brünig Pass, touches Lake Brienz and makes a short stop in Interlaken. The route then continues along Lake Thun and through the Simme Valley to Zweisimmen. From there the GoldenPass Panoramic wends its way to Montreux on Lake Geneva.
Passing Chillon Castle and the Lake Geneva vineyards, the train leaves the Swiss Riviera for Canton Valais. From Martigny we recommend a cross-frontier excursion to Chamonix (France) with the Mont Blanc Express. The route crosses back into Switzerland through the Matter Valley to Zermatt and the most famous of all Swiss summits – the Matterhorn.
The trip on the slowest express train in the world combines breathtaking nature and scenic splendours with first-class comfort and service. In just under 8 hours this remarkable route links Zermatt and St. Moritz, passing through 91 tunnels and crossing 291 bridges along the way. And climbing the 2044-metre Oberalp Pass.
The most beautiful Alpine experience! From the Engadine, the red Bernina Express winds its way over the Bernina Pass and thgrough the Val Poschiavo into the Veltlina Italy. In summer, you can prolong your excursion by taking the Bernina Express Bus from Tirano (Italy) along Lake Como and back into Switzerland to Lugano.
From St. Moritz the yellow PostBus travels the whole year round through the Engadine with its typical villages and also through the Val Bregaglia. In Castasegna the route crosses into Italy. It continues along Lake Como before crossing back into Switzerland to Gandria and Lugano - major metroplis of Canton Ticino.
A 1st class panorama railcar of the Swiss Federal Railways takes you first along the Gotthard route from Lugano to Flüelen. Then change to a historic Lake Lucerne steamer for the leisurely cruise to Lucerne – enjoying beautiful views along the way and a delicious lunch in the floating restaurant
Your train leaves Lucerne and heads for Zurich, Switzerland's largest city and business capital. Shortly after Lucerne, the route passes the Rotsee Lake, home of World Cup rowing. Lake Zug offers fine views of Mount Rigi. Then foliows Lake Zurich with the city of Zurich at its upper end.