Alpine meadows give way to crystal-clear glacial lakes as narrow-gauge and cog railways climb to the breathtaking snow-capped mountain peaks of the Jungfrau and the Matterhorn. Paddle steamers ease their way across stunning Lake Geneva and beautiful Lake Lucerne, calling at picture postcard villages and charming medieval towns. Switzerland benefits from marvellous scenery and the fabulous fusion of German, French and Italian cultures into a Swiss mix of precision, style and comfort.
Wherever you choose to visit in Switzerland, it is the most enjoyable country to travel around thanks to the seamless and super-efficient public transport system. There are many scenic trains which give you the opportunity to sit back, relax and soak up the enchanting landscapes and awesome views. Our holidays to Switzerland will give you the opportunity to experience some or all of the following trains; the famous Glacier Express which takes you to the ‘roof of the world’ on the world’s ‘slowest’ Express train as it crosses 291 bridges and glides through 91 tunnels, the equally-impressive Bernina Express which passes over graceful viaducts, through galleries hewn into the sheer rock and alongside rushing mountain streams, the captivating Golden Panoramic Express which climbs through the Bernese Oberland and past flower-bedecked characterful chalets from Montreux to Lucerne or the quaint Centovalli railway which trundles across a ‘hundred valleys’ on its way to Locarno on gorgeous Lake Maggiore.
We just wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed our trip to Venice, which was organised by your company. Everything from my initial phone enquiry to the arrival of our itinerary and tickets, was executed with complete professionalism and efficiency, as well as a personal touch – an excellent combination! I really appreciated the detailed information you sent, which made the experience of travelling stress free and smooth.
Our hotels were ideal, both the overnight stays and the 5 nights in Venice.
Staff at the hotel in Venice were unfailingly helpful and gracious, and our room was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The hotel’s location suited us perfectly: we felt as though we were given a glimpse of something authentically Venetian. We would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Planet Rail