Switzerland Tour Packages: Board the Glacier Express For An Unforgettable Icy Journey

Running between Zermatt and St. Moritz, the widely famed ‘The Glacier Express’ is a train service which can send you on an unearthly voyage amidst the ice and the snow, the mountains and the sky, and heaven and paradise. The distinction between the real and the ethereal substantially diminishes when you are onboard on The Glacier Express which is one best way to explore and feast on the natural beauty of Switzerland.

Switzerland holiday packages offer you this mind-blowing journey which will:

–    Set up your rendezvous with the Swiss Alps, the rustic villages, the sky-touching hills, the silent valleys and the pellucid Rhone

–    Help you get goose bumps at the medieval era locales of old Chur

–    Give you all kinds of comforts and luxuries juxtaposed with the perfect sightseeing ambience

Other information: Switzerland tour packages offer this ride throughout the year, though the best time to board The Glacier Express is during the wintry months of December-April, when snow is at its full bloom. The total distance traversed is 275 kilometer and the passengers get to experience a rainbow of emotions ranging from thrill to excitement to ecstasy.

Switzerland packages allow tourists to make quick, easy bookings (it is advisable to make your booking well in advance). The trains are equipped with transparent, see-through windows so that the tourists can feast on the panorama outside. Both first-class and second-class seats offer complete comfort and facilities to the passengers.

The train timings and frequency are different in different seasons and are subject to change depending on the climatic vagaries.

Things to do in Lucerne and Geneva

Whenever you ask a girl about her dream honeymoon destination, most of the times, the instantaneous reply is Switzerland! Lucerne, Geneva, Zurich etc. are not only naturally picturesque, but they are also replete with historical and religious architectures that will stun you.

Sightseeing in Geneva

Geneva has the second highest population in Switzerland. There are a number of monuments and sites in the city that the Geneva Tourism department recommends you to witness.

  • St. Pierre Cathedral- It is a part of the Swiss Reformed Church in Geneva and was constructed in the 12th Century. A recent excavation has revealed that the premise was developed by the Roman Empire.
  • Jet d’Eau- Touted as the world’s highest fountain, it shoots up water up to 140 metres at a speed of 200kmph. At a go, close to 500 litres of water is thrown up. The best time to visit is in the evening when it is lighted.
  • Place de Neuve houses three halls- the Grand Hall or Opera House, Rath Museum and Conservatory of music.

Touring Lucerne

Lucerne has a lot to see and do as well. The Lucerne Tourism sightseeing list includes:

  • Chapel Bridge on the River Reuss: It has a water tower too which adds to its beauty.
  • The Lion of Lucerne: This is a monument made to commemorate those soldiers who lost their lives in the French Revolution.
  • The mountain Pilatus, 15km south of Lucerne: Climbing the mountain is a popular excursion.  You need to descend by way of cog railway, cable car and gondola. The bookings can be done through the Lucerne Tourism office.

These sights and landscapes are breath- taking and are sure to make you fall in love with Switzerland!