Classic Glacier Express

The ‘full’ Glacier Express and legendary ‘Bernina Express’ railway lines through Switzerland’s most spectacular mountain scenery with stays in chic St. Moritz & historic Zermatt
at the foot of the Matterhorn

In the 19th century, Switzerland became the favoured summer destination for the English traveller. The exploits of the many great mountaineers attracted the well to do to emulate their exploits, guided perhaps by John Murray’s ‘Handbook for Travellers in Switzerland’ or Edward Whymper’s ‘Scrambles Amongst the Alps’.

The Glacier Express takes you in some comfort to the alpine world that so captivated the early pioneers, crossing 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and countless ‘Peaks, Passes and Glaciers’. The complete journey from St. Moritz to Zermatt with reserved Panorama seating affords superior comfort and viewing for this awe-inspiring scenic experience. In St. Moritz travel on up to 13 mountain railways is included.

Key Features

Scenic Rail Journey
New Tour
UNESCO: Rhaetian Railway
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 15

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Zurich and transfer by rail to St. Moritz via Chur (4 hrs). Spend three nights at the 4-star Hotel Monopol or Hotel Schweizerhof.

Day 2 Day to explore St. Moritz taking advantage of included mountain railways card. (B)

Day 3 Enjoy a spectacular train journey on the Bernina Express to Tirano (regular train on return). (B)

Day 4 A full day journey to Zermatt (8 hrs) on the Glacier Express with reserved Panorama seating (lunch included). Three nights at the 4-star Romantik Hotel Julen or Hotel Alpenhof. (B, L)

Day 5 At leisure in Zermatt. Optional excursion by funicular up to Gornergrat – 30 minutes each way (£40). (B)

Day 6 At leisure in Zermatt. Optional excursion by cable cars to Matterhorn Paradise – 1 hour each way (£40). (B)

Day 7 By train to Zurich airport via Visp (4 hrs) for the return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

This is an unguided itinerary using the famous Swiss trains. Tour involves carrying luggage on and off trains.

2019

Mondays/Sundays
per person in a twin/double room
Swiss from Heathrow

Date Price
June 24 £1295
July 7 £1325
July 21 £1395
August 4 £1395
August 25 £1345
September 9 £1295

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £75
(Jul 21/Aug 4 £95)

Flight Options

Swiss Business Class from £215
First Class Rail upgrade £95

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Zurich
Hotel Glockenhof (per night) £125
Single supplement £70

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival and departure transfer included with group.

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, 6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2nd class rail travel, half fare card, itinerary as described. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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