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Private Switzerland Rail Tours: A Perfect Idea For Family Holiday

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Private Switzerland Rail Tours: A Perfect Idea For Family Holiday

Switzerland has long been celebrated as a perfect destination for family holidays. Breathtaking Alpine scenery and plenty of opportunities for group activities make it a haven for families of all ages.

One of the most exciting ways to explore this beautiful country is with private Switzerland rail tours tailored to your family’s needs. Private rail tours in Swiss Alps offer convenience, comfort and a touch of luxury.

As you prepare for the holiday of a lifetime, let’s take a closer look at three destinations that stand out on Switzerland’s rail map: Zermatt, St Moritz and Grindelwald and discover what they have to offer.

Let’s go!

brief history of rigi cogwheel train

Zermatt Family Adventures

Zermatt counts among the world’s most famous alpine resorts. Nestled beautifully at the foot of Matterhorn, this serene village offers more than just great outdoor adventures. 

Families visiting Zermatt can enjoy a variety of fun activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Thanks to a good network of cable cars, mountain railways and funiculars, the stunning Alpine vistas are available to everyone. Gentle walks, hikes and cultural experiences will cater to every taste.

To round off a day of adventure, families can indulge in a traditional Swiss fondue, a delicious communal meal perfect for bonding and sharing stories.

ECHO Rails’ recommendations:

  • A ride with Gornergrat Bahn to experience the best views of Matterhorn
  • Gentle hikes—the Crystal Route, Five Lakes Route, or Riffelalp to Rotenboden—are perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. You can also book a guided hiking tour. 
  • A visit to HinterdorfExplore Zermatt as it was 300 years ago by walking down one of the oldest lanes lined with traditional wooden houses.
  • Fondue experience – visit one of the traditional Swiss restaurants, such as Walliserhof, for an authentic fondue dinner experience.
how pilatus cogwheel train works

St. Moritz and Bernina Express Day Trip

St. Moritz, synonymous with luxury and adventure, is a dream destination for families seeking both indulgence and excitement.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Engadine mountain range, St. Moritz offers a whole variety of adventures: from day trips across the Italian border, glaciers and summit experiences to upscale shopping and dining options.

The historic center of St. Mortiz provides insight into its history as one of the first alpine tourist resorts. Cobbled streets and 19th-century hotels decorated with local “mural” paintwork create a unique old-world atmosphere. To round off your adventures, treat yourself to a traditional pastry in St. Moritz’s iconic patisserie, Cafe Hanselmann.  

ECHO Rails’ recommendations:

  • A day trip to Tirano with the famous Bernina Express. Embark on a fantastic ride through the Bernina Alps and treat your tastebuds to authentic Lombardian dishes such as risotto, tortellini with pumpkin filling and osobucco.
  • A ride up to Muottas Muragl summit with a century-old funicular for a perfect panorama of the Upper Engadine Valley. A tip: come here at sunset to enjoy dinner at Hotel Romantik.
  • Morteratsch glacier experience from the Diavolezza summit 
  • Gentle hikes around Maloja and Silvaplana traditional villages, showcasing the beauty of Engadine
panoramic trains in Switzerland

The Spoils of Jungfrau Region

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Grindelwald offers postcard-perfect shots of the Swiss Alps. Famous for the mighty mountain trio of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, this region offers countless options for family-friendly adventures.

From a breathtaking ride up to Jungfraujoch named the “Top Of Europe”, to hikes along the Eiger Trail, summit experiences at Männlichen, to paragliding, Grindelwald has something for every taste.

The little ones can enjoy kids-friendly adventures on local playgrounds, even on top of famous summits, as well as short, gentle hikes equipped with info boards that help them learn interesting facts about the region.

ECHO Rails’ recommendations:

  • Enjoy a thrilling ride to the highest train station in Europe, Jungfraujoch, with the legendary Jungfrau Bahn. Enjoy an unforgettable experience walking on Alp’s largest glacier
  • Enjoy stunning hiking trails, such as that from Kleine Scheidegg to Männlichen, along the Eiger rail or from First to Seealpsee;
  • Tap into your adventurous side and try tandem paragliding 
  • Explore the Swiss alpine comfort foods such as raclette, rösti or roasted game.
swiss gotthard military bunker

Private Switzerland Rail Tours

ECHO Rails travel services offer planning support for an unforgettable holiday by rail.

Whether you’re coming here for your honeymoon, a family holiday or a friend’s trip, let us help you turn a regular vacation into a trip of a lifetime.

Our insider knowledge and expertise make us stand out among other tour operators. Based in the lovely city of Lucerne, we have hands-on experience in travelling and guiding people in Switzerland. 

How does it work?

Simply call us, send us an email, or fill out our “Design your tour” form. Once we receive your request, we will either ask you for more details or proceed directly with creating a custom itinerary. 

You can also choose one of our ready-made private rail tours and customize it to your liking. 

At ECHO Rails we go above and beyond to make private Switzerland rail tours unique. Let us show you Switzerland like you’ve never seen before and experience its authentic culture. 

Don’t wait, book your private Switzerland rail tours with us!

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