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Klosters and The Glacier Express

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Discover captivating towns and incredible mountain railways

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2021 Tour code: KLS21

About the tour

From the Swiss village of Klosters, we discover breathtaking Alpine beauty aboard some of the country's most impressive railways. Enjoy a lofty journey aboard the Schatzalp Funicular Railway and soak up the views of Northern Italy from the Bernina Express before the highlight of our holiday, the Glacier Express to Brig.


What’s included


Day 1 - To Colmar

Your tour begins as you meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at Great Rail Journeys' dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras International. From here we board the Eurostar service to Paris, changing trains for Colmar, a pretty Alsatian town close to the German border, where we overnight.

  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2 - Klosters

Your morning is at leisure to discover the charming cobbled lanes and crooked half-timbered buildings of Colmar. The town is filled with quaint charm; enjoy a stroll through the idyllic, flower-filled canal quarter, known as 'Petite Venise', and explore the narrow winding streets, colourful houses and picturesque squares of the enchanting town centre. This afternoon we continue into Switzerland. We travel by rail to Basel, changing trains in Landquart for the final part of our journey.

Our destination is the Alpine resort village of Klosters, a charming, quintessentially Swiss ski resort which is renowned as a long-favoured holiday destination of the British Royal Family. Our home for the next six nights is the delightful 4-Star Hotel Alpina, a beautiful, traditional hotel in the heart of Klosters, moments from the railway station and cable cars.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - At leisure in Klosters

You are at leisure today to begin exploring delightful Klosters. A picture-postcard example of an unspoiled Alpine resort and a favourite of the rich and famous, Klosters is simply a delight to discover. Take some time to wander around the peaceful mountain village, discovering streets filled with traditional wooden chalets, atmospheric restaurants and cafés, and a number of stylish boutique shops. Also included in the price of your tour is a Davos Klosters guest travel card, which provides free travel on local cable cars for convenient access into the stunning surrounding mountains.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - The Bernina Express

We take the train to nearby Davos Platz, where our journey on the spectacular Bernina Express begins. Connecting Switzerland and Italy via one of the highest mountain railways in the Alps, the narrow-gauge Bernina Express rises to the challenge of steep gradients, delighting us with a journey of breathtaking beauty. We pass rushing mountain streams, pretty flowering meadows, and snow-capped peaks on our way to Tirano, in northern Italy. You have free time here before our return journey to Klosters.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Chur and Filisur

Today we travel to the small village of Filisur via Davos by vintage train. On arrival, there's time to join the short walking route through the countryside to the base of the Landwasser Viaduct. Watch as local trains travelling along the Rhaetian Railway pass by 213 feet above your head before making the trip back to Klosters.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Schatzalp Funicular Railway and Botanical Gardens

We discover Schatzalp today, also known as 'The Magic Mountain'. Returning to Davos Platz by train, we board the Schatzalp Funicular Railway for the four-minute journey up to historic Schatzalp, 984 feet above the town. Here, we pay a visit to the botanical gardens. The Alpinum is home to thousands of different species of flora from mountain regions across the world, including China, New Zealand, and Tibet, and we enjoy a guided tour with the garden's director. With free time afterwards, you might like to relax in the panorama restaurant, soaking up the views from the sun terrace with a coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - At leisure in Klosters

Today is at leisure to further explore the lovely surroundings in Klosters, venture further afield and discover the surrounding area, or to simply relax in the fabulous surroundings of your hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - The Glacier Express

We embark upon what is undoubtedly one the highlights of our holiday today, as we enjoy a journey on one of the most iconic trains in the world, the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express, affectionately referred to as 'the slowest express train in the world', for an unforgettable journey through the mountains.

We enjoy panoramic views across the sprawling Alpine landscapes as the train makes its way through the picturesque, quintessentially Swiss mountain scenery, crossing the famous Landwasser Viaduct and traversing the terrain of the upper Rhine Valley. The train climbs steadily and steeply up and over the Oberalp Pass, the peak of the route, and spirals downwards past countless villages, before reaching the town of Brig. We enjoy a two-course lunch served at our seats as the magnificent scenery passes by. In Brig we change trains for Bern, continuing on to Basel where we spend the night, enjoying our final dinner together as a group.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Basel and London

After breakfast at our hotel this morning, we bid a fond farewell to Switzerland. From Basel, we travel by rail to Paris, where we board the Eurostar service to London St Pancras. On arrival in London, your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Please note: This may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.


Hotel Alpina

Hotel Alpina, Klosters

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Mr L Whiteing

5 stars

Submitted 23 Oct 2019

Very good tour new place to stay, tour manager was superb, enjoyed the hotel very much food excellent except the picnic lunch which was good at the beginning but buy the end it was stale day before left over sandwiches

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Mr M Smith

5 stars

Submitted 24 Jul 2019

Very good Hotels Enjoyable Railway Journeys

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