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Classic Glacier Express & Jungfrau Express

6 days From £2,015 per person

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2024 Tour code: GJI24

About the tour

Take the famous Glacier Express high into the Alps, above the snowline, and travel all the way to Europe's highest station on the Jungfrau Express, on this awe-inspiring alpine tour. Pass by the stunning Swiss scenery of magnificent mountain ranges with snow topped peaks, ravines, and glorious green meadows, and stay in the historic old town of Chur and the pretty lakeside resort town of Interlaken.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Glacier Express
Glacier Express
Experience the Glacier Express, perhaps Europe’s most beautiful rail journey
Jungfrau Express
Jungfrau Express
Climb above the snowline to 3,454 metres on the Jungfrau Express
Stroll around Chur, Switzerland’s Oldest town
Explore bustling Interlaken and the Jungfrau region

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Chur

Flight from London to Zurich

Your holiday starts here with your flight from London to Zurich. After arriving in Zurich airport you'll transfer by train to Zurich HB, the largest railway in Switzerland, where you'll catch the train to Chur.

Rail London to Chur

Alternatively, take the train all the way from London to Chur on this day-long journey. From St Pancras take the Eurostar to Paris Nord, then take the RER to Gare de Lyon and travel by train onto Basel SBB, and from Basel continue on the next train to Chur.

Upgrades to First Class available


Days 1 & 2 - Chur


On arrival in Chur you'll transfer to our handpicked hotel in Chur on a B&B basis.

Enjoy a free day in Chur, the largely car-free city that feels like a small town. Chur has one of the most intact old towns in Switzerland. Wander the quiet streets, visit a museum, and go shopping in some of the town's unique boutiques, choose our optional excursion which is bookable at a supplement, the Bernina Express.

Glacier Express

Day 3 - Glacier Express

Glacier Express

Enjoy a breathtaking journey through this alpine landscape aboard the historic Glacier Express train. Choose a classic carriage aboard the Glacier Express or upgrade to first class or excellence class. First class gives you more space to stretch out and fewer passengers in your carriage, which means more leg room and a quieter journey. Choose excellence class for a truly special experience, with guaranteed window seats, a five-course menu with pairing wines for each course, and a dedicated concierge. Whichever class you choose, your carriage benefits from panoramic windows.

Aboard 'The Slowest Express Train in the World', your journey begins with a climb towards the winter ski resort of Andermatt. From here the train climbs steadily upwards into the snow-capped mountains reaching the journey's highest point, before descending along the beautiful Rhone Valley. You'll experience the wonder of classic Swiss scenes as green meadows and dramatic turquoise river gorges pass by your window. You'll leave the Glacier Express in Brig and travel north to the town of Interlaken. You might choose to have lunch aboard the Glacier Express. Choose from a two-course menu or a three-course menu, on this atmospheric train. Once in Interlaken you'll stroll to your hotel for the night. Pick one of our specially chosen hotels, either 4* or 5*, on a B&B basis.

Please note: There will be no Glacier Express trains running between 13th October to 7th December.

Jungfrau Express

Day 4 - Jungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express

Experience the 'Top of Europe' on an excursion to the Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest train station, on the Jungfrau Railway. Your ticket gives you the option to ascend and descend by gondola from Grindelwald Terminal or by traditional cogwheel train. The journey rises gently through alpine meadows, passing the imposing north face of the Eiger. From Eiger Glacier you'll travel by cogwheel train through the final section of the route, into a tunnel which cuts through the Eiger. A stop halfway allows you to enjoy the scenery of tumbling glaciers through carved out viewing windows inside the tunnel. When you reach Jungfraujoch, the vistas from the Sphinx viewing platform are truly awe-inspiring. At the top, you'll overlook the stunning Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage wonder.

Following this incredible experience, you'll return to your hotel for a second night in Interlaken.


Day 5 - Interlaken


Enjoy a free day in Interlaken, an alpine town that sits in the arms of three magnificent mountains - Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Shop for traditional Swiss souvenirs like chocolates and watches, and take in the incredible scenery, or choose from one of our optional excursions which are bookable at a supplement.

Inbound Travel

Getting to London

Flight from Zurich to London

This incredible adventure ends today with your flight back to the UK, but before you go, enjoy the scenery one more time as you take your train from Interlaken to Zurich airport.

Rail Interlaken to London

Alternatively, take the train from Interlaken to Basel, then from Basel to Gare de Lyon, and from Paris Nord to St Pancras on the Eurostar.

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

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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