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Classic Glacier Express and Bernina Express


All aboard the slowest express train in the world

5 days From £1,490 per person
This is an independent non-escorted holiday

2023 Tour code: QGE23

About the tour

The dramatic scenery of the Alps awaits on this holiday in Switzerland. Visit St Moritz and Zermatt, and enjoy endless views of Alpine meadows and snowcapped mountains on the world-famous Glacier Express train.


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Day 1 - London to Geneva

Board the Eurostar at London St Pancras, alighting at Paris to transfer onto your TGV to Geneva. Make your way to your four-star hotel when you arrive.

Day 2 - Geneva to Zermatt

From Geneva Station, start your rail journey through the Alps to the charming Belle Epoque resort of Zermatt. Your route takes you along the shores of Lake Geneva to Visp, where you change onto the Brig-Zermatt line. Here, you'll pass views of some of Switzerland's highest peaks.

On arrival in Zermatt, why not drop your bags at the hotel and spend some time exploring? Take a gentle hike for views of the famous Matterhorn, explore the resort's famous mountaineering past at the Matterhorn Museum, or take the famous Gornergrat mountain railway to the peaks for stunning Alpine panoramas.

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Day 3 - The Glacier Express to St Moritz

The Glacier Express train from Zermatt to St Moritz is a real highlight of the holiday. Boarding at Zermatt rail station, simply sit back and enjoy the scenery. Seated in one of the train's panoramic carriages, you have plenty of opportunity to take in views of dense Alpine forests, snowy peaks and colourful meadows, especially as you travel over the impressive Oberalp Pass.

You have some time free to explore this famously glamorous Alpine resort. Why not see what the excellent local dining scene has to offer? You could also take a stroll along the lake, stopping off at one of the many galleries or museums for a culture fix.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 - The Bernina Express to Tirano

Another iconic rail journey awaits. Board the famous Bernina Express at St Moritz for fantastic Alpine views as you cross the border into Italy. The ascent over the Bernina Pass takes you over 7,000ft above sea level, and you can marvel at the views from panoramic carriages. Crossing the picturesque Brusio Viaduct on the Italian side provides another highlight.

Disembark in the picturesque Italian mountain town of Tirano, where you have some free time to explore before making the return trip to St Moritz. Spend some time taking in the pleasant streets and charming old buildings, or find that perfect Italian cafe for a coffee and a sweet treat.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - St Moritz to London

Make your way from your hotel in St Moritz to Zurich airport to board your direct flight to London Heathrow.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Please note that the Glacier Express does not operate any train journeys from 16th October to 9th December 2023.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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