Spectacular mountain scenery; the unmistakeable and iconic Matterhorn; dramatic rides on railways, chair lifts and cable car; awe-inspiring views of glaciers and Alpine summits; gentle valley slopes, lush meadows dotted with distinctive chalets – this is Switzerland at its most wonderful and you have eight days to enjoy the experience.

Three of the country's best railway journeys are included in your tour: the Centovalli Railway carries you to Locarno on the shores of to Lake Maggiore; the legendary Glacier Express will transport you for 70 miles past stunning mountain scenery, waterfalls, ravines and rivers; and the Bernina Express will take you through St Moritz and some of Europe's highest and wildest mountain scenery across the border to Italy. Enjoy the ride!

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £159 per person. The price includes return scheduled flights; seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner at the Victoria Hotel in Brig and the Silvretta Parkhotel in Klosters; return transfers; all touring as mentioned; train from Tasch to Zermatt; standard class journeys on the Glacier Express, Centovalli railway and Bernina Express; boat cruise on Lake Maggiore; services of an experienced Riviera tour manager

Day 1

Fly to Zurich.

Day 2

Our first day trip takes us up the Mattertal Valley to Zermatt, for an even better view, you can take the cog railway to the Gornergrat, or if you prefer you can take a gentle ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Day 3

This morning we travel through the Simplon tunnel, to Italy. After a trip on the Centovalli Railway, to Locarno we cruise back into Italy and the charming resort of Stresa, where you have some free.

Day 4

Today we travel to Montreux on the sunny shores of Lake Geneva where you have a full day at leisure to choose what you’d like to do best.

Day 5

Today we take the legendary ‘Glacier Express’ , from here, winding ever-upwards, our coach takes us up to charming Klosters, a wonderful village atmosphere in which to immerse yourself.

Day 6

Today you have a free day in Klosters, why not make use of the free access to the nearby cable cars and chair lifts to the surrounding peaks. Otherwise you could take the optional trip to Switzerland's oldest town, Chur.

Day 7

Today, we enjoy a contrasting day of spectacular scenery and extraordinary Swiss engineering, taking the famous Bernina Express to Tirano just over the Italian border.

Day 8

Return home.