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A Voyage into the Countryside

Overview

There is the usual way to explore Switzerland and then there is the Swiss Rail. No experience in Switzerland can come anywhere close to exploring the Swiss countryside on wheels. 
As your train cruises through mountains, alongside gushing rivers, lush green fields and little Swiss hamlets, you can’t help but be overwhelmed by Switzerland’s incredible scenic beauty.
From Zurich to Lucerne, this tour takes you on an amazing journey into the countryside. With every town, you can experience different shades of Switzerland's culture and cuisine that welcome you with a warm embrace.
Be ready to be charmed by picture-perfect landscapes that will be etched in your memories forever.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Zurich
 
Touchdown at Zurich International Airport. Transfer to your hotel.
 
Vibrant and alive with activity, Zurich offers a unique mezclar of experiences to the discerning traveller. In the distance, the magnificent snowcapped Alps overlook the city and its suburbs. 
Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star hotel in Zurich 
 
 
Day 02: All Aboard the Luzern-Interlaken Express
 
We start the day with a hearty breakfast.
We hop onto the Luzern-Interlaken Express and embark on the first leg of our Grand Train Tour. This 2-hour journey into the heart of Switzerland takes you along the shores of crystal-clear lakes, past romantic waterfalls and over the magnificent Brünig mountain pass. 
 
Upon arrival in Interlaken, you are greeted by the Mighty Three – Mt.Eiger, Mt.Monch and Mt.Jungfrau. True to its name, the city lies between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and offers a spectacular view of the mountains.
 
Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star Hotel in Interlaken.
 
 
Day 3: Explore Jungfraujoch |  Montreux
 
We start the day with a scrumptious breakfast.
 
Today, we head to the top of Switzerland on an excursion to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. From here, you can enjoy the view of the mountains covered in a blanket of white. You can also enjoy the spectacular Aletsch Glacier, the longest Glacier in the Alps which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Post the excursion, we hope on to the train and continue our journey into the Swiss countryside. As the train cruises along the shores of the pristine Lake Thun, the little towns of Zweisimmen and Gstaad welcome you into the gorgeous Simmen valley. 
 
Your journey takes you through the wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut with the scenic villages of Château d’Oex and Montbovon, and through a tunnel, before a panoramic view of Lake Geneva,  Montreux opens in front of you.
 
Overnight stay at 4 star hotel in Montreux.
 
 
Day 4: Explore Zermatt
 
Today, post breakfast we continue our Swiss voyage and take the train to the beautiful village of Zermatt. 
As the train charges towards Zermatt, in the far distance arises the magnificent Matterhorn, almost guiding you into this little hamlet.
 
You can spend the day basking in the shadow of the magnificent mountains or take a walk around Zermatt, explore the village and try local delicacies.
 
Alternatively, you can opt for a non-guided excursion to Gornegrat and enjoy the panoramic view of the Alps.
 
Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star Hotel Zermatt.
 
 
Day 5: All Aboard the Glaciar Express to St.Moritz
 
Today, post a scrumptious breakfast, our journey continues as we get onto the famous Glacier Express for a ride in the panorama carriage to St.Moritz. You can marvel at the incredible beauty of the Oberalp pass and be stunned by the vast Rhine gorge.
 
This train journey brings you to the quaint little town of St.Moritz.
 
Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star hotel in St.Moritz
 
 
Day 6: All Aboard the Bernina Express to Lugano
 
We start the day with a hearty breakfast.
 
Today, the Bernina Express takes you on one of the most scenic rail journeys through Switzerland. Climbing gradually over the Bernina Pass to more than 2253 m,  you are greeted by snow-capped mountains and glistening glaciers before descending towards Poschiavo and Brusio.
 
This scenic and one-of-its-kind roller coaster ride, going through spiral viaducts and winding tunnels brings you to Tirano in Italy which is the last stop on the Bernina line. 
 
From here we board the Bernina Express Bus towards Lugano.
 
Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star Hotel in Lugano.
 
 
Day 7: All Aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express to Lucerne.
 
We start the day with a hearty breakfast.
 
Today, the Gotthard Panorama Express takes you on an exquisite journey from the Mediterranean south to the heart of Switzerland. On this route you can bask in your plush 1st class panorama carriage and gaze at the serene Swiss countryside as you go from Lugano to Flüelen.
 
Your travel guide will make sure your journey is an educational one as he/she will tell you all there is to know about the passing towns, right from popular sights to legends.
 
From Flüelen we will enjoy a boat ride over Lake Lucerne and spending the evening exploring this medieval town. 
 
Overnight stay at luxurious 4-star Hotel in Lucerne.
 
Day 8: Departure from Lucerne
 
Today marks the end of our grand rail voyage across Switzerland.
Head to the international airport to catch your flight back home.

Package Rates

The train tour of Switzerland is one of the most unique ways to explore the country. Be it the landscapes, the culture or the food, everything you explore on this tour is nothing short of extraordinary.

Our package ensures that you have a wonderful trip right from the start to the end. The transfers are smooth, the stays are luxurious, the experiences are impeccable and the memories are incredible.

We offer all of the above for 07 nights starting from AED 10,385 per person.

For enquiries or for customization of your package please contact our holiday experts on 800 372273 or e-mail us at holidays@al-majid.com.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • All inclusions as per the Itinerary
 
Exclusions
 
  • Visa expenses
  • Porterage
  • Return flight tickets and airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Any sort of personal expenses
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in Inclusions

 

Terms & Conditions

 
 

AL MAJID TRAVEL & TOURISM TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC.  Please read them carefully as they contain important information.  By asking us to confirm your booking, we assume that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to them. 

As an Agent, Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC arranges travel experiences and transportation with a large number of suppliers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. These suppliers provide the following list of services.

·         Scheduled, Low Cost and Charter Airlines

·         Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Guesthouses

·         Package Holidays

·         Self-drive and chauffeur-driven car hire

·         Airport, Port and Resort Transfers

·         Luxury and Standard Rail Transportation

·         Ocean, Fjord and River Cruises plus Shore Excursions

·         Individual and Group Tours

·         Sightseeing and Attractions (including Theme and Water Parks)

·         Live Shows

·         Travel Insurance

·         UAE and International Visas

Each of these suppliers will have their own individual terms and conditions that will be explained to you prior to the booking being made. Copies are also available upon request.

BOOKINGS

A booking will only be made if the lead name in the booking is aged 18 years or older. The lead name assumes full responsibility for ensuring that all members of the travelling party accept the supplier’s terms and conditions. This person is also responsible for ensuring that all requested information is 100% correct. Failure to do so may result in the booking being rejected by any of the suppliers with no refund on any applicable cancellation charges. The information generally required includes the residency for each individual member of the party as well as the correct spelling of names, title, sex and age as per their passports.

PASSPORT, VISA & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

It is the responsibility of the lead name to provide current copies of all passports for the party and to notify us if any member of the party has a passport (or UAE residence visa if applicable) due to expire with  6 months of the arrival back in the UAE post-travel. You must check visa and health requirements prior to confirming your travel arrangements, including transit visas if your flight in not direct. If a booking is made and confirmed at any time prior to visas being granted, this is done at your own risk. Neither we nor our suppliers accept any responsibility for either denied boarding or denied entry to a country for any reason, not limited to non-compliance of passport, visa and health requirements.

We recommend that you contact your Doctor or Medical Centre for the latest inoculations and malaria medication. We strongly advise pregnant woman and young families to avoid countries where malaria is present.

A booking can only be made once the deposit or full payment has been received. All bookings made within 12 weeks of departure will be subject to full payment. All services are subject to availability at the time of booking, which may differ from the time of quotation. Prices are also subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received and the booking confirmed. For air travel, this means tickets issued. For hotel bookings, this means accommodation vouchers issued. It is important that all vouchers are read carefully for additional supplier information.

PRICING

We offer you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation, airlines and other services available. Because of this wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel, number of people sharing a room, choice of accommodation and airline availability.

The rates at some hotels may vary depending on your residency and therefore it is important that you confirm the residency and nationality of everyone travelling at the time of quotation.

All prices are subject to availability and final confirmation from the supplier. Certain airlines permit us as their agent to hold reservations for a certain amount of time without tickets being issued. It is important to note that in these instances, the fares are only guaranteed until 2359 that day and we are not liable in the event of an increase. We, therefore, recommend that tickets are issued on the same day as the reservation. Some airports charge a departure tax, which is payable locally. These charges may not be claimed back from us.

Additional information on our supplier's pricing policy can be found in their booking conditions.

AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATIONS

All flight timings are provisional and subject to change. However you will be advised in advance of any major change as per your supplier's booking conditions. Only in extreme cases will an airline offer a full refund or date change should you not accept the change. On occasions your supplier may find it necessary to alter your any aspect of your holiday. Their policy regarding alterations is set out in their booking conditions.

Should you find it necessary to cancel or amend your holiday, please contact us without delay. Cancellations and amendments require written confirmation by the lead name in the party. Prior to making any changes, please verify any charges bearing in mind that these generally increase the closer you get to departure. In most cases, late cancellation will result in 100% charges.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend Travel Insurance as protection against financial costs or losses in connection with medical treatment and travel inconvenience i.e. cancellation or curtailment and delay, damage or loss of baggage/personal effects.

GOVERNING LAW

Any matters that arise between you and us are governed by the laws applicable in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is also conditional on your agreement that any dispute that arises between you and us will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Dubai, except that we also we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

 

Cancellation Policy

You or any member of your party may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead passenger must be sent by email to holidays@al-majid.com. For urgent cancellations, please ALSO telephone 04 2222007 or 2212213.
 
In the event of cancellation, there will be supplier charges that you will have to pay ranging from 10% to 100%, and these will be explained to you prior to booking. We encourage you to take out travel insurance, which may cover some or all of the charges depending on the nature of the cancellation.
 
Should you fail to cancel your booking in advance you may also incur a no-show fee in addition to any other supplier imposed charges.
 
Prior to confirming your booking, please ensure that you are aware of all cancellation charges.

 

 
 

AL MAJID TRAVEL & TOURISM TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC.  Please read them carefully as they contain important information.  By asking us to confirm your booking, we assume that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to them. 

As an Agent, Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC arranges travel experiences and transportation with a large number of suppliers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. These suppliers provide the following list of services.

·         Scheduled, Low Cost and Charter Airlines

·         Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Guesthouses

·         Package Holidays

·         Self-drive and chauffeur-driven car hire

·         Airport, Port and Resort Transfers

·         Luxury and Standard Rail Transportation

·         Ocean, Fjord and River Cruises plus Shore Excursions

·         Individual and Group Tours

·         Sightseeing and Attractions (including Theme and Water Parks)

·         Live Shows

·         Travel Insurance

·         UAE and International Visas

Each of these suppliers will have their own individual terms and conditions that will be explained to you prior to the booking being made. Copies are also available upon request.

BOOKINGS

A booking will only be made if the lead name in the booking is aged 18 years or older. The lead name assumes full responsibility for ensuring that all members of the travelling party accept the supplier’s terms and conditions. This person is also responsible for ensuring that all requested information is 100% correct. Failure to do so may result in the booking being rejected by any of the suppliers with no refund on any applicable cancellation charges. The information generally required includes the residency for each individual member of the party as well as the correct spelling of names, title, sex and age as per their passports.

PASSPORT, VISA & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

It is the responsibility of the lead name to provide current copies of all passports for the party and to notify us if any member of the party has a passport (or UAE residence visa if applicable) due to expire with  6 months of the arrival back in the UAE post-travel. You must check visa and health requirements prior to confirming your travel arrangements, including transit visas if your flight in not direct. If a booking is made and confirmed at any time prior to visas being granted, this is done at your own risk. Neither we nor our suppliers accept any responsibility for either denied boarding or denied entry to a country for any reason, not limited to non-compliance of passport, visa and health requirements.

We recommend that you contact your Doctor or Medical Centre for the latest inoculations and malaria medication. We strongly advise pregnant woman and young families to avoid countries where malaria is present.

A booking can only be made once the deposit or full payment has been received. All bookings made within 12 weeks of departure will be subject to full payment. All services are subject to availability at the time of booking, which may differ from the time of quotation. Prices are also subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received and the booking confirmed. For air travel, this means tickets issued. For hotel bookings, this means accommodation vouchers issued. It is important that all vouchers are read carefully for additional supplier information.

PRICING

We offer you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation, airlines and other services available. Because of this wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel, number of people sharing a room, choice of accommodation and airline availability.

The rates at some hotels may vary depending on your residency and therefore it is important that you confirm the residency and nationality of everyone travelling at the time of quotation.

All prices are subject to availability and final confirmation from the supplier. Certain airlines permit us as their agent to hold reservations for a certain amount of time without tickets being issued. It is important to note that in these instances, the fares are only guaranteed until 2359 that day and we are not liable in the event of an increase. We, therefore, recommend that tickets are issued on the same day as the reservation. Some airports charge a departure tax, which is payable locally. These charges may not be claimed back from us.

Additional information on our supplier's pricing policy can be found in their booking conditions.

AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATIONS

All flight timings are provisional and subject to change. However you will be advised in advance of any major change as per your supplier's booking conditions. Only in extreme cases will an airline offer a full refund or date change should you not accept the change. On occasions your supplier may find it necessary to alter your any aspect of your holiday. Their policy regarding alterations is set out in their booking conditions.

Should you find it necessary to cancel or amend your holiday, please contact us without delay. Cancellations and amendments require written confirmation by the lead name in the party. Prior to making any changes, please verify any charges bearing in mind that these generally increase the closer you get to departure. In most cases, late cancellation will result in 100% charges.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend Travel Insurance as protection against financial costs or losses in connection with medical treatment and travel inconvenience i.e. cancellation or curtailment and delay, damage or loss of baggage/personal effects.

GOVERNING LAW

Any matters that arise between you and us are governed by the laws applicable in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is also conditional on your agreement that any dispute that arises between you and us will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Dubai, except that we also we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

 

Inclusions

  • All inclusions as per the Itinerary
 
Exclusions
 
  • Visa expenses
  • Porterage
  • Return flight tickets and airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Any sort of personal expenses
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in Inclusions

 

You or any member of your party may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead passenger must be sent by email to holidays@al-majid.com. For urgent cancellations, please ALSO telephone 04 2222007 or 2212213.
 
In the event of cancellation, there will be supplier charges that you will have to pay ranging from 10% to 100%, and these will be explained to you prior to booking. We encourage you to take out travel insurance, which may cover some or all of the charges depending on the nature of the cancellation.
 
Should you fail to cancel your booking in advance you may also incur a no-show fee in addition to any other supplier imposed charges.
 
Prior to confirming your booking, please ensure that you are aware of all cancellation charges.