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HERE WE TOUR!

Throw yourself into an adventure and get to know the most beautiful side of Switzerland – from mountain and valley to city and countryside and much more. With our route and excursion tips, your effort is minimal and the experience unforgettable. Strand yourself in the most beautiful places and let yourself drift.

The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

(Straight) through all of Switzerland with the Grand Tour of Switzerland. From Appenzell to Zurich, on to Bern, Neuchâtel and Lausanne. And that’s just one of the many ways to get the most out of your holiday!

Our top tours

St. Gallen – Zurich tour

The tour starts in St. Gallen, steeped in history, and leads 40 enchanting kilometres along the shores of Lake Constance to Schaffhausen. In Schaffhausen, Europe’s largest waterfall awaits you before you continue on to the financial metropolis of Zurich.

GoldenPass Line

A tour with three different trains takes you from beautiful Lake Geneva past vineyards and on to Zweisimmen. The second train takes you along Lake Thun to Interlaken, and on the third and final stage you will be enchanted by the turquoise-blue Lake Brienz.

Voralpen-Express

The route covered by the Voralpen-Express is characterised by beautiful nature and culture steeped in history. You can start in Lucerne or St. Gallen. Highlights such as a view of the Rigi or the Rapperswil lake dam await you along the route.

Glacier Express

An eight-hour trip on the slowest express train from the car-free village of Zermatt to the mountain village of St. Moritz. The Glacier Express travels through the mountain cantons of Valais, Uri and Graubünden and passes a record 291 bridges.

Alpine Circle Grand Tour

The tour to end all tours, where you can tick off three UNESCO World Heritage sites from your bucket list. Check out Nik Hartmann and Claudio Zuccolini’s diary and book your experience from CHF 199.

Our hostels on the tours

  • Davos Youth Hostel

    Countless spa guests can't be wrong: for around 150 years, people have been enjoying the fresh air, cool mountain lakes and incredible Alpine panoramas in Davos.

  • Interlaken Youth Hostel

    A modern youth hostel with a restaurant and the perfect location at Interlaken Ost station. You can access the entire Jungfrau region from here!

  • Lucerne Youth Hostel

    Living city history, lake, mountains, music, culture and zest for life – a stay in Lucerne is more than just a holiday!

  • Montreux Youth Hostel

    In this youth hostel you can stay at the foot of the Alps, right on Lake Geneva and surrounded by vineyards, and eat in the jazzy restaurant.

  • Rapperswil-Jona Youth Hostel

    Elephant riding, bleating and other noises in the petting zoo, splendidly scented roses, a pilgrims' footbridge and a castle high above the lake: all in Rapperswil, of course!

  • Schaffhausen Youth Hostel

    Stay in this cosy castle, travel back in time to the Middle Ages, marvel at the Rhine Falls, and enjoy sport and games – all in Schaffhausen!

  • Stein am Rhein Youth Hostel

    Where time seems to stand still: Stein am Rhein in the beautiful Blauburgunderland region is proud of the splendid painted façades of its houses.

  • St. Gallen Youth Hostel

    Right in the countryside and with the rooftops of tradition-steeped St. Gallen and Lake Constance on your doorstep. And close to some pretty natural pools.

  • St. Moritz Youth Hostel

    You can have top-class holidays in St. Moritz even without all the frills – but still in style, with a cosy atmosphere and your own fondue and raclette room.

  • Zermatt Youth Hostel

    The Matterhorn, mountain of all mountains and the star of the natural spectacle around Zermatt: right in the field of vision from the windows of the youth hostel.

  • Zurich Youth Hostel

    The world meets up at Zurich Youth Hostel. A versatile place with the right offer for every guest, whether backpackers, families or groups.

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