Not that describing Switzerland needs words, but holy moley, it’s beautiful! No wait, it’s mind-blowingly magnificent! Words actually just don’t do it justice… You really NEEEED to be there to fully appreciate it!

And if there’s any way we can help you decide where to go and what to see, here’s an idea that highlights two of the country’s most picturesque regions via a panoramic rail route… But be warned, you will need to hold on to your jaws!

 

LUCERNE & MT TITLIS

Just an hour’s train ride away from Zurich is the historical city of Lucerne, where you’ll find Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridge and undoubtedly one of the most photographed bridges and selfie backdrops in the world, the Chapel Bridge. It’s also home to many art galleries, museums including the most visited Museum of Transportation and an enchanting old town centre. You heard it here first – in a few short months, the city will hold its first ever Light Festival from 10-20 Jan 2019!

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Titlis Suspension Bridge – Image By Switzerland Tourism

And as it is anywhere in Switzerland, you’re never far from a mountain. Mt Titlis, for one, is just around the corner. A train to Engelberg and a ride up on Titlis Rotair later (the world’s first revolving aerial cableway), you’ll be on Mt Titlis, where you can walk across Europe’s highest suspension bridge, discover it’s Glacier Cave and even go for a little hike or bike ride around Lake Trubsee. Weather conditions permitting, you could even go snow-tubing, snow-shoeing, skiing or snowboarding! And if you’re up for it in winter, why not stay a night in an igloo and spa under the stars? Pretty spesh is only the beginning!

 

INTERLAKEN & THE JUNGFRAU REGION

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Interlaken – Image By Switzerland Tourism

Over in the Bernese Oberland, you’ll find Interlaken, perfectly positioned between the shimmering lakes of Thun and Brienz. The adventure capital of Switzerland, this is where all sorts of adventure seeking types come for their adrenaline fix. Skydiving, paragliding, canyoning, climbing, whatever takes your fancy, soft of hard core, this is the place to be!

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Jungfraujoch – Image By Switzerland Tourism

Interlaken is also the gateway to the wider Jungfrau region. One mountain you absolutely must visit is Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, where you’ll find the highest mountain railway station on the continent at 3,454m asl in the heart of the UNESCO listed Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Then, there’s Grindelwald First, where you can zip line across the First Flyer, walk along the First Cliff Walk and go trotti-biking down the mountainside while being serenaded by the rings of cowbells along the way.

 

LUCERNE INTERLAKEN EXPRESS

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Lucerne Interlaken Express – Image By Switzerland Tourism

Now that you know where to go, how do you travel between the two regions? Via a scenic train where you’ll have your face stuck to the window of course! The Lucerne-Interlaken Express is the way to go given it’s a premium panoramic train journey. If that’s not enough, this journey extends onto the panoramic GoldenPass Line which will take you all the way to Montreux in the Lake Genevan Region.

By the way, all panoramic rail journeys in Switzerland (apart from seat reservations) are covered by the Swiss Travel Pass, so don’t leave home without it! It covers unlimited access to all Swiss public transportation including trains, boats and buses and gives you up to 50% discount on mountain railways and cable cars. You’ll also gain free entry to more than 500 museums as well. Oh, and children under 16 travel for free with an adult guardian using the Pass. This is some serious value you won’t get anywhere else in the world!

And agents, you can get loads more information, inspiration and even a chance to win some prizes worth $500 when you sign up and complete the modules of this year’s Switzerland Travel Academy to become a certified Switzerland travel expert!

 

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