Switzerland’s massive railroad – the largest in Europe, some might say – unzips the landscape to reveal vineyards tumbling into lakes, meadows chiming with cow-bells, waterfalls, rivers, ravines, glaciers and one sky-high mountain after the next. . The train dives into tunnels to emerge on windswept mountain trails and steep bridges. The epic scenery is matched only by castle-covered towns and culturally rich cities that bring it all together. The 10 day train journey from Geneva to Zurich gives you a taste of a lot.
Day one & two: Geneva-Lausanne
Ease your journey in Geneva, with views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc in the shape of a circle of dresses, whet the appetite for what’s to come. Take the afternoon to explore the town of Vieille Ville, the promenade and fountain of Jet de’Eau kissing rainbows, before pampering yourself with a night in a magnificent hotel like a luxury hotel Beautiful coastline.
Rail journeys to nearby Lausanne turn gradually overlooking the lake to terraced vineyards and the snow-capped Savoy Alps. Stop on Nyon, where the 12th century castle is a fairy tale dream. In a brick-vaulted cellar, Caveau de Nyon offers tasting local La Côte wines.
Back on the boat, the train slid east toward him Lausanne, a hilly city of creative excitement, exhilarating lake views and new cultural compliments since its recent opening Platform 10, an innovative arts district located in a renovated train warehouse. For romance, stay in a neo-gothic castle Chateau d’Ouchy, complete with terraces overlooking the lake and private boat tours, or the Lausanne Palace with its state-of-the-art spa. The icing on this cake earned a table score of two Michelin stars Anne Sophie-Pic, with an elaborate season-driven menu is pure art.
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