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Glacier Express  
Swiss Independent Rail Package

2018 Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Duration: Tour 1 - 3 Days / 2 Nights or Tour 2 - 4 Days / 3 Nights 

Destination: St. Moritz » Glacier Express » Zermatt

Travel in comfort on the Glacier Express through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture.

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Introduction

Zermatt has an extensive network of high capacity cableways, mountain railways and ski-lifts, providing easy access from Zermatt (1620m) to Klein Matterhorn (3820m). St. Moritz is famous for its beautiful location, climate and lively calendar of events and attractions. Your choice of 2 or 3 nights, 3 or 4 star hotels, lunch on board the Glacier Express or without lunch. So many choices...

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive St. Moritz
Travel by rail in 1st class from Zurich or Geneva airport or from any Swiss border to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 2 | Glacier Express to Zermatt
After breakfast, board the famous Glacier Express for a 8 hour train journey crossing 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033m. Travel across a landscape rich in forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys to Zermatt. Lunch on the train is recommended. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 3 |
Tour 1: Tour ends, depart Zermatt

Tour 2: Zermatt at Leisure
Day at leisure. Take an optional excursion by cogwheel rail to the Gornergrat and experience views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and other spectacular summits. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 4 | Depart Zermatt
Travel from Zermatt by rail to any Swiss border or to Zurich or Geneva airport or railway station. Alternatively, extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

What is the Glacier Express ?

The Glacier Express is probably Switzerland's most scenic train journey.   It's a year-round train service between Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and St Moritz in the Engadin skiing area. 

Billed as Europe's slowest express, its a narrow-gauge train which takes 8 hours to cover just over 290 km (180 miles), at an average of around 24 mph.  But you won't mind, as spectacular Swiss mountain scenery unfolds outside the train's massive panoramic sightseeing windows while you eat lunch accompanied by crisp Swiss white wine. 

There is just one daily Glacier Express in winter, but several daily trains in summer, although regular (usually hourly) local trains also operate over all sections of the Glacier Express's route.

 

Price includes:

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi
    Glacier Express with 3 first-class* rail transfers:
    • Swiss airport or border to St. Moritz;
    • St. Moritz to Zermatt; and
    • Zermatt to Swiss border or airport
  • Reserved seat on the Glacier Express train
  • With or without lunch on board the Glacier Express
  • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in a room with private facilities, and breakfast daily
  • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

* Second-class rail also available

Trip Map:

Glacier Express

Regions

You will experience Switzerland practically from within a single train. Setting off from Zermatt, the leisurely internationally-renowned car-free town at the foot of the Matterhorn, your journey will take you to the glamorous holiday village of St. Moritz. From the Valais into the Engadine, the train passes through deepest Switzerland at the Gotthard Pass. The hidden sources of two European river "giants" – the Rhone and the Rhine – lie here.

Lunch on board the Glacier Express

During your 8 hour trip onboard the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt (or vice versa), a 3-course lunch can be served at your seat at an additional cost. To enjoy this experience, we recommend you make your meal reservation (excluding beverages) in advance. All trains have a Railbar plus a snacks trolley.

 

Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.
Tour 1 - 3 Days / 2 Nights | Tour 2 - 4 Days / 3 Nights | Additional nights on application

Tour 1 - 3 Days / 2 Nights
Glacier Express Tour
Tour 1 | 3 Days - 2 Nights Prices from:
1st Class Rail
1 night St. Moritz, 1 night Zermatt Twin Single
starstarstar Hotel
9 Apr - 15 Jun 2018, 18 Sep – 13 Oct 2017,
10 – 22 Dec 2018
1125 1169
16 Jun – 17 Sep 2018 1142 1187
29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 1251 1297
starstarstarstar Hotel
9 Apr - 15 Jun 2018, 18 Sep – 13 Oct 2017,
10 – 22 Dec 2018
1254 1319
16 Jun – 17 Sep 2018 1271 1336
29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 1462 1519
2nd Class Rail and without Glacier Express prices also available on these rail packages. Contact our office for details.
5 Days / 4 Nights package available - please contract reservations for details.
5 Star hotel rates on request

Tour 2 - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Glacier Express Tour
Tour 2 | 4 Days - 3 Nights Prices from:
1st Class Rail
1 night St. Moritz, 2 nights Zermatt Twin Single
starstarstarHotel
9 Apr - 15 Jun 2018, 18 Sep – 13 Oct 2017,
10 – 22 Dec 2018
1283 1343
16 Jun – 17 Sep 2018 1300 1360
29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 1474 1534
starstarstarstar Hotel
9 Apr - 15 Jun 2018, 18 Sep – 13 Oct 2017,
10 – 22 Dec 2018
1462 1562
16 Jun – 17 Sep 2018 1479 1580
29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 1749 1828
2nd Class Rail and without Glacier Express prices also available on these rail packages. Contact our office for details.
5 Days / 4 Nights package available - please contract reservations for details.
5 Star hotel rates on request


Glacier Express Packages:
Additonal Nights Prices from:
*** Hotels **** Hotels
Twin Single Twin Single
Zermatt: 9 Apr – 13 Oct 2017,10 – 22 Dec 2018 179 208 258 287
Zermatt: 29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 255 287 402 437
St Moritz: 9 Apr – 13 Oct 2017,10 – 22 Dec 2018 158 174 208 244
St Moritz: 29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018, 7 Jan – 31 March 2019 222 237 287 308
4-Star Premium  & 5 Star hotel rates on request
 
         
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