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Evie’s Trip to Switzerland including the Bernina Express

Day 1 – Lucerne

After an early morning flight from Manchester to Zurich, we took the direct train to Lucerne, which is less then 1 hour!  We then checked into the Grand Hotel National hotel.

The room was amazing and spacious with it an amazing view over Lake Lucerne! In the evening we went for a city tour, and for traditional food at Restaurant Rebstock.

Day 2 – Zurich & Chur

After checking out of the hotel in Lucerne, we made our way to Zurich. In the morning, we had a tour of the city with a stop off at the famous Sprüngli coffee shop.  And after the tour we had a traditional lunch in an old guildhaus, before we took the train to Chur, where we stayed for 2 nights, in the Hotel Stern. For the evening meal, we went to Flavours restaurant Chur. The food was amazing!


Day 3 – The Bernina Express

We took the famous Panoramic train from Chur to Tirano. The Bernina express is one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Crossing spectacular Swiss mountains, lakes, and glacier scenery! After some Italian food in Tirano, we took the train back to Chur.


Day 4 – Chur & Thun

After an early morning, and a guided tour of Chur, we took the train too Thun to meet back up with everyone. We stayed in the Deltapark Hotel Viality hotel, which is in Gwatt (less than a 9-minute bus ride from Thun). They hotel was amazing, we even got to use the spa!!


Day 5 – Thun & Back home

We had another early start this morning, with a guided tour of Thun, with a visit to the castle. We Then took the train to Interlaken, where we then sailed back to Thun with lunch onboard. After arriving in Thun, we made our way back to Zurich airport for our flight home to Manchester.



Throughout the trip, we had a Switzerland Travel Pass which gave us access to all trains, buses and boats throughout Switzerland, their systems are so quick and efficient!!

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