“Taking a train trip through Switzerland” sounds like an overblown cliche of a dream vacation. Like “living in an above-water villa in Tahiti” or “eating your way through Tuscany.” Conjuring up images of sipping coffee as you gaze out big, panoramic windows at white mountains that shine so bright you have to squint. And there’s probably someone yodeling in the background.
And that’s pretty much exactly what it is. I had the opportunity to travel with Vacations By Rail through one of the most scenic countries in the world, using only trains to get from one city to another. And it is every bit the dream vacation people make it out to be. Though the company specializes in designing dream trips on romantic rails around the world, nowhere reaches the scenic perfection of Switzerland. And after a week traversing the Swiss railways, we promise there is no better way to see this spectacular country.