Splendors of Switzerland By Rail
Discover museums, villages, waterways and culture as you explore the Swiss Alps by rail, winding through some of Europe’s most iconic and photograph-worthy landscapes.
Program No. 15879RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

Switzerland’s rail network winds through 3,000 miles of meadows and mountains, making it the densest railroad system in the world. Travel classic routes through the Swiss Alps, ride the famed Glacier Express and experience the picturesque Swiss-Italian narrow gauge line. Hear German spoken in central Switzerland, Italian in Locarno and Romansh in St. Moritz as you compare the history and culture of these diverse areas.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking up to three miles daily, sometimes on uneven, hilly terrain. Must carry your own luggage on and off trains. Elevations up to 7,690 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ascend Mount Rigi, the “Queen of the Mountains,” aboard Europe’s oldest cog railway.
  • Take a field trip to an Alpine dairy farm to learn how Berner Alpkase cheese is made.
  • Discover the architecturally stunning Zentrum Paul Klee museum.
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Jenny Peterson
Jenny Peterson is a native Minnesotan who has lived in Minnesota all but her college years in California. After working most of her life in local government, she realized retirement was not for her and now works in the airline industry. With her husband of over 30 years, she has four children adopted from the Philippines. Now that her kids are older, she has the time to pursue has hobbies as a Road Scholar Group Leader in Minnesota and California, bridge, biking, and traveling.
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