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Classic Glacier Express Fly:Rail

(Tour code: GEF17)Discover the majestic Swiss Alps by First Class rail

Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Discover Zermatt by mountain railway, visit beautiful Interlaken, take a journey on the Bernina Express and explore the Alps at your own pace during this incredibly popular mountain holiday


Take advantage of our latest saving of up to £40 per person when booking your Europe, UK and Ireland Summer 2017 holiday on or before 31st October 2016. Terms & Conditions

Tour Highlights
  • Historic Brig
  • Zermatt
  • The Matterhorn
  • Interlaken and views of the Jungfrau
  • First Class journey on the iconic Glacier Express
  • Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town
  • The fabulous Bernina Express
  • GRJ First Class Swiss Travel Card
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Days 1-2

To Switzerland and Klosters

We begin our tour by flying out to Zurich before continuing by train to Chur. The following day we enjoy time at leisure in Chur.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Lunch, Dinner
Bernina Express
Days 3-5

Switzerland’s Finest Rail

Today's excursion takes us on the historic Bernina Express, passing mighty glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled alpine meadows. We stop off at the mountain station of Alp Grüm to enjoy a special reception and the wonderful views. Day 4 is at leisure.

The next day we board the iconic Glacier Express for a wonderful journey in panoramic carriages through to Brig. A two-course lunch is served at your seat during the journey, followed by tea and coffee - the perfect accompaniment to our time on board.

We follow the Rhône Valley and climb towards and through the Furka Base Tunnel. We continue past the countless small villages that line our route, before our steep ascent over the Oberalp Pass - at 6,670 feet the highest point of the route and where the views south include the distant peaks of the Italian Alps.

  • Day 3 Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-8

To Zermatt and Interlaken

Today we take the mountain railway to Zermatt, a stunning traffic free resort. Here you are free to explore in full view of the mighty Matterhorn.

Day 7 is at leisure. On Day 8 we enjoy an excursion to picturesque Interlaken, a classic Swiss town situated between two alpine lakes; Thun and Brienz.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
Flight to London
Day 9

Return to London

Today we begin our journey home, walking to the station for the rail service to Zurich for our flight home.

  • Scheduled flights
  • Breakfast

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