Swiss Railway Journeys
Based in Feldkirch near the Swiss border affords us the opportunity to take advantage of the exciting rail journeys in the nearby Swiss Cantons. Our tour highlights include the world famous Rhaetic Railway and the old-fashioned Wälderbähnle travelling through the Bregenzerwald.
Weisses Kreuz Hotel * * *
A popular family run hotel near the town centre of Feldkirch Comfortable en-suite bedrooms Radio Satellite television Telephone Restaurant Cosy bar Lift to all floors Sauna. www.weisses-kreuz.a
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
Continue the journey to Austria arriving at our hotel in Feldkirch.
We begin the day with a ride on the Pfänder cable car for a magnificent panorama of Lake Constance. We continue through the Walser Valley via St. Gerold, Damüls and Schoppernau to Bezau where we board the nostalgic Wälderbähnle private train to Schwarzenberg.
We travel via Sargans and Lake Walen, to Rapperswil where we board the Voralpen-Express to Lucerne. Enjoy some free time in the Old Town with its rebuilt Chapel Bridge, or see the crying lions, the most moving piece of stone in the world.
We drive to Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland where we board our reserved compartment on the Rhaetic Railway. Relax and enjoy the scenery as the train winds its way around sharp curves and over gorges, taking you deep into the magnificent mountains and the famous ski resort of Arosa.
We travel to the Appenzell region known for their cheese making and Alpine Schnapps. The village, also called Appenzell, is famous for its wooden painted houses. We continue to St. Gallen famous for its Baroque Cathedral and Abbey Library, a UNESCO World Heritage site (entry included).
We depart our hotel and travel to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
Continue our journey to Calais and complete the journey home.
Itinerary days may alternate due to unforeseen timetable changes and train journeys may run in reverse.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
2 overnights bed and breakfast accommodation
5 nights buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner with choice of main course
Drinks package 6pm-10.30pm (alcohol free drinks, wine, beer, spirits and tea/ coffee)
Train ride with the Voralpen-Express from Rapperswil to Lucerne
Train ride Chur to Arosa
Train ride with the Wälderbähnle through the Bregenzerwald
Cable car to the top of the Pfänder
Cheese & Schnapps tasting in Appenzell
Entry to Abbey library
Entertainment at the hotel and a souvenir on departure
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated