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European City Breaks

Switzerland By Rail

From €1340pp including flights
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7 Nights
From €1340pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin to Switzerland and spend seven days exploring this beautiful, historic and vibrant country by rail.

Fly direct from Dublin To Zurich and transfer by rail to Lucerne. On arrival in the beautiful medievel city of Lucerne, you'll stay three nights at the Hotel Ambassador. 

This three star hotel is located in the city centre of Lucerne and was established in 1988. It is close to the Lion Monument and the nearest rail station is Lucerne (Bahnhof Luzern). Hotel Ambassador has a restaurant and a coffee shop on site. Guestrooms are furnished with a minibar, hairdryer, safe and ironing set.

The mountains of Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn are accessible by cableways, with picture book panoramas of the regions around Lucerne. Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne – and Lake Lucerne itself. Discover the scenic beauty of the lake on one of the many different cruises offered by paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels.

After three nights in Lucerne, transfer by rail to Interlaken. Here, you'll stay for another three nights at the City Oberland Swiss Quality Hotel. Interlaken nestles between the two beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot of the Jungfrau massif. The impressive panorama of mountains and lakes as well as the excellent rail, road and boat connections make it one of the most popular resorts in Switzerland.

Located in the heart of Interlaken, the City Oberland Swiss Quality Hotel offers you individually styled rooms and a wide choice of restaurants and bars at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. The hotel features two bars and three speciality restaurants- the Chalet, the Mercato and the Spice India, offering you delicious Swiss, Italian and Indian cuisine.

The City Hotel Oberland is surrounded by attractive shops and boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. All of Interlaken's sights are within easy walking distance. It is only a 5-minute walk away from the Interlaken west train station and the congress centre.

Next, you'll travel to Zurich, where you'll stay one night at the Sorrell Hotel Rex. This charming and comfortable hotel is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the heart of Zurich. Its privileged situation, close to popular shopping areas and the university ETH, makes it a perfect place to stay for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is also only 15 minutes' drive from the airport.

Guests will appreciate the warm and elegant atmosphere, the cosy interiors furnished with tasteful décor, the spacious and comfortable rooms, as well as the high standard of services. All areas of this business hotel are non-smoking. Guests are welcomed in a lobby, whilst further facilities include a hotel safe, lift access to the upper floors and wireless Internet access. The stylish, modern rooms are all en suite with a shower or bath and hairdryer, and come with a cable TV, radio, direct dial telephone, safe, alarm clock, minibar and wireless Internet access. 

Zürich, Switzerland's largest city, is well known for its wide range of cultural attractions and excellent hotels that cater for every visitor. There is a variety of museums to visit, in particular the Museum of Fine Arts that houses one of the largest collections of paintings by Munch outside Norway. 

Zürich also has a spectacular Old Town, well worth exploring for its small shops and boutiques. With its old city centre’s cobbled streets, various museums and large shopping area Zürich offers something for everyone.  On day 8, transfer back to Zurich airport by rail and board your homeward flight to Dublin. 

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in the 3* Hotel Ambassador, Lucerne
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in the 3* City Oberland Swiss Quality Hotel
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in the 3* Sorell Hotel Rex, Zurich
  • City taxes
  • Second class rail tickets to cover the following journeys:
    • Zurich Airport – Lucerne
    • Lucerne – Valley station of Mt. Pilatus – Lucerne
    • Lucerne – Interlaken
    • Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
    • Interlaken – Zürich Hauptbahnhof
    • Zürich Hauptbahnhof – Zurich Airport
    • Reserved seat on the Lucerne – Interlaken Express
    • Jungfraujoch excursion
    • Mount Pilatus excursion

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    • Travel insurance
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    For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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