European Rail Journeys

Albula/Bernina Railway-Switzerland

UNESCO World Heritage Site

European Rail Journeys takes the keen traveler away from the routine of everyday life and to explore exciting new places, experience other cultures and find new ways to get in touch with all their senses.

In 2008, Albula Railway and the Bernina Railway which are a part of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and connect Switzerland with Italy, were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

From the Swiss Alps to the Italian Alps, the Albula-Bernina rai line is regarded as one of the world’s most picturesque mountain journeys in the world and the first rail line to be put on Google Street View (Google Maps and Google Earth).

The Albula route between Chur and St. Moritz and the curved Landwasser viaduct offers the traveler an awe-inspiring journey like no other with alpine landscapes, 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and viaducts and, 20 towns along the way.

Between Thusis and Poschiavo the train winds its way through the Graubünden mountains through man-made structures, viaducts and helical tunnels. 

The Albula Tunnel is the highest in the country and the train reaches 2,253 metres  (7,392 ft) above sea level along the Bernina route and connects with the Italian railway network at Tirano, Lombardy.

Swiss Chocolate Train


Cheese and Chocolate Tour

The Swiss Chocolate Train is a scenic train tour in Switzerland operated as a joint venture of GoldenPass Line Rail Services and the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate company.

You have a choice of traveling first-class from Montreux in a modern panoramic viewing coach or in the old-fasioned vintage  1915 era "Belle Epoque" Pullman Coach.

Depart Montreux on the Swiss Riviera to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Lake Geneva and and the surrounding vineyard clad hills and meadows.

The Swiss Chocolate Train ascends to the medieval town of Gruyères, home of the famous Gruyère cheese, its 13th century castle.  
From there you travel to the world-famous Maison Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory in Broc to savor the finest Swiss chocolate and to enjoy views of Lake Gruyères and the Alps.

The Swiss Chocolate Train is an all-day tour that runs from May to October.
It does not run in the winter, weekends or national holidays.

Great Continental Railway  Journeys

European Rail Journeys sets you on the path of adventure and life-changing experiences.

Great Continental Railway Journeys is a British television series presented by Michael Portillo who explores the beauty of Europe by train.

He retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 fascinating guide to a Europe that was on the brink of the First World War.

Great Continental Railway Journeys describes how Europe uesd to be before the First World War and how the various destinations have changed since.

Every exciting destination that Great Continental Railway Journeys takes the viewer gives a wonderful insight to a different culture, people, history, experience, food and landscape.


European Rail Journeys

European Rail Journeys open the door for the keen photographer to take photos of interesting places that are full of color and vibrancy.

Every photo will have its own special way of portraying an environment and the people in it.

It’s an exciting reason to get your camera out and follow your dreams to a favorite destination.

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