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Alpine Lakes Trains
Climb aboard legendary Alpine railways and set out on a journey across the captivating Alpine landscapes of Switzerland and Italy. Ride 2 legendary train routes – the Glacier Express and the Bernina Pass Train. Relax in some of Europe’s most stunning and exclusive resort villages, including Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lake Maggiore, Italy. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Ascend Pilatus on a unique excursion along the steepest railway in the world, soaking in the scenery from 7,000 feet above sea level. These are the Alpine views you’ve been dreaming of.
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  • Rail Tours
10 Nights Starting At
May 09, 2025 through May 19, 2025
Book by:
May 05, 2025 7:00 PM
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10 Nights from $4,299.00 (USD) Per Person
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May 05, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from $4,199.00 (USD) Per Person
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July 21, 2024 7:00 PM
10 Nights from $4,199.00 (USD) Per Person
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August 19, 2024 7:00 PM
10 Nights from $4,299.00 (USD) Per Person
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April 21, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from $4,299.00 (USD) Per Person
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May 12, 2025 7:00 PM
10 Nights from $4,299.00 (USD) Per Person
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May 19, 2025 7:00 PM
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Highlights
Alpine Lakes Trains

Zurich
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city with a diverse character and zest for life. The city is famous for it’s unique lakeside location where green, densely wooded hills run through the city from north to south. Spend some time in Zurich and find out why it finds itself with the distinction of being one of the world's best cities to live in.

Glacier Express Train
This famous bright red train runs the length of southern Switzerland between Zermatt in the west and St. Moritz in the east, and is known as the “slowest express train in the world.” The trip takes about 7 ½ hours and it traverses its highest point at the Oberalp Pass at 6,700 feet (2042 meters). Some sections are steep enough to require a rack-and-pinion system on the tracks. The cars have panoramic windows and domes, and there is a restaurant car. The towns it links are among the most famous ski resorts in the world, and it gets its name from the Rhone Glacier in western Switzerland, one of the sources of Lake Geneva and the Rhone River.

Zermatt
This town is located in southwest Switzerland in the canton of Valais, and is best known by the nearby 14,000ft (4267m) Matterhorn. The town began as an agricultural area and in the 19th century became famous as a ski and mountaineering resort. Most of the town now depends on tourism, and in ski season the town of 5,000 swells several times over. To keep the air clean, all vehicles are now electric and mostly silent, with only emergency access by gas-powered vehicles such as firetrucks. The famous Glacier Express train which begins in far eastern Switzerland near St. Moritz ends in Zermatt.

Lake Maggiore
Is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps which goes through both Italy and Switzerland. The climate, both in the winter and summer is mild enough to products Mediterranean vegetation, with many gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Many islands overlook the lake, including the Borromean Islands, the Brissago Islands, Castelli di Cannero, and Isolina Partegora.

Borromeo Palace


Villa Taranto Visit or Pallanza Art Museum Visit
In Verbania, wander through the enchanted gardens of Villa Taranto. Among the dreamy landscapes and captivating reflections are mysterious flowers from the farthest corners of the world. Witness the Amazon Water Lily, known as the “Victoria Amazonica.” Take in sights of flourishing gardens filled with Azaleas, Maples, Rhododendrons and beyond. Gardeners will find that experiences in Villa Taranto are exceptionally captivating. Or head to Pallanza, where you can tour the Troubetzkoy statuary collection housed in the town’s museum. The artist, Paolo Troubetzkoy, was born in Intra on Lake Maggiore in 1866 and had requested that his heirs donate all his plaster casts to Museo del Paesaggio for display.Villa Taranto VisitActivity Level: 2Pallanza Art Museum VisitActivity Level: 1

Island Dinner
Set sail for a panoramic cruise of magical Lago Maggiore with the majestic Alps as its incredible backdrop. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the beautiful Borromean islands, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Bernina Express Train


St. Moritz
St. Moritz is a ski resort town in southeast Switzerland known as a “jet set” destination and playground of the wealthy. It is in the canton of Graubunden, not far from the Italian border, also not far from the highest peak in eastern Switzerland, Pic Bernina (13,200 feet/4023 meters). St. Moritz is named for St. Maurice, a Roman martyred there in the 3rd century, and first became popular as a pilgrimage site with healing spring waters. The 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics were held here. The town was used in the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock’s original version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with Peter Lorre in 1934.

Lucerne
This city of 80,000 people is in north-central Switzerland in the canton of Lucerne and sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The town began with a Benedictine monastery in the 8th century and gained importance from its location on trade routes. The most famous sights in Lucerne are the wooden Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge) across the Reuss River, the Hofkirche (Church of St. Leodegar) and the Swiss Museum of Transport. The city celebrates Carnival every year beginning the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. Mt Pilatus, with the world’s steepest cog railway, is visible from Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus
Ascend the majestic Mount Pilatus overlooking Lucerne by cable car and descend via the world's steepest cog railway.

Hotels
Alpine Lakes Trains

Hotel Krone Unterstrass
1 Schaffhauserstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland


Resort Hotel Alex
Bodmenstrasse 18, Zermatt, Switzerland


Zacchera Hotels
Lago Maggiore, Lake Maggiore, Italy


Hotel Steffani
Sonnenplatz, St. Moritz, Switzerland


Hotel Astoria
29 Pilatusstrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland


Alpine Lakes Trains

Zurich
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city with a diverse character and zest for life. The city is famous for it’s unique lakeside location where green, densely wooded hills run through the city from north to south. Spend some time in Zurich and find out why it finds itself with the distinction of being one of the world's best cities to live in.

Glacier Express Train
This famous bright red train runs the length of southern Switzerland between Zermatt in the west and St. Moritz in the east, and is known as the “slowest express train in the world.” The trip takes about 7 ½ hours and it traverses its highest point at the Oberalp Pass at 6,700 feet (2042 meters). Some sections are steep enough to require a rack-and-pinion system on the tracks. The cars have panoramic windows and domes, and there is a restaurant car. The towns it links are among the most famous ski resorts in the world, and it gets its name from the Rhone Glacier in western Switzerland, one of the sources of Lake Geneva and the Rhone River.

Zermatt
This town is located in southwest Switzerland in the canton of Valais, and is best known by the nearby 14,000ft (4267m) Matterhorn. The town began as an agricultural area and in the 19th century became famous as a ski and mountaineering resort. Most of the town now depends on tourism, and in ski season the town of 5,000 swells several times over. To keep the air clean, all vehicles are now electric and mostly silent, with only emergency access by gas-powered vehicles such as firetrucks. The famous Glacier Express train which begins in far eastern Switzerland near St. Moritz ends in Zermatt.

Lake Maggiore
Is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps which goes through both Italy and Switzerland. The climate, both in the winter and summer is mild enough to products Mediterranean vegetation, with many gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Many islands overlook the lake, including the Borromean Islands, the Brissago Islands, Castelli di Cannero, and Isolina Partegora.

Borromeo Palace


Villa Taranto Visit or Pallanza Art Museum Visit
In Verbania, wander through the enchanted gardens of Villa Taranto. Among the dreamy landscapes and captivating reflections are mysterious flowers from the farthest corners of the world. Witness the Amazon Water Lily, known as the “Victoria Amazonica.” Take in sights of flourishing gardens filled with Azaleas, Maples, Rhododendrons and beyond. Gardeners will find that experiences in Villa Taranto are exceptionally captivating. Or head to Pallanza, where you can tour the Troubetzkoy statuary collection housed in the town’s museum. The artist, Paolo Troubetzkoy, was born in Intra on Lake Maggiore in 1866 and had requested that his heirs donate all his plaster casts to Museo del Paesaggio for display.Villa Taranto VisitActivity Level: 2Pallanza Art Museum VisitActivity Level: 1

Island Dinner
Set sail for a panoramic cruise of magical Lago Maggiore with the majestic Alps as its incredible backdrop. Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the beautiful Borromean islands, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Bernina Express Train


St. Moritz
St. Moritz is a ski resort town in southeast Switzerland known as a “jet set” destination and playground of the wealthy. It is in the canton of Graubunden, not far from the Italian border, also not far from the highest peak in eastern Switzerland, Pic Bernina (13,200 feet/4023 meters). St. Moritz is named for St. Maurice, a Roman martyred there in the 3rd century, and first became popular as a pilgrimage site with healing spring waters. The 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics were held here. The town was used in the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock’s original version of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with Peter Lorre in 1934.

Lucerne
This city of 80,000 people is in north-central Switzerland in the canton of Lucerne and sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The town began with a Benedictine monastery in the 8th century and gained importance from its location on trade routes. The most famous sights in Lucerne are the wooden Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge) across the Reuss River, the Hofkirche (Church of St. Leodegar) and the Swiss Museum of Transport. The city celebrates Carnival every year beginning the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. Mt Pilatus, with the world’s steepest cog railway, is visible from Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus
Ascend the majestic Mount Pilatus overlooking Lucerne by cable car and descend via the world's steepest cog railway.

Alpine Lakes Trains

Hotel Krone Unterstrass
1 Schaffhauserstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland


Resort Hotel Alex
Bodmenstrasse 18, Zermatt, Switzerland


Zacchera Hotels
Lago Maggiore, Lake Maggiore, Italy


Hotel Steffani
Sonnenplatz, St. Moritz, Switzerland


Hotel Astoria
29 Pilatusstrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland


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True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across all seven continents.

Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

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About Collette
With Collette, the World is Within Your Reach

True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across all seven continents.

Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

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