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First Class Glacier Express at New Year

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New Year's eve on the Glacier Express

9 days From £2,495 per person

2020 Tour code: GEN21

About the tour

Celebrate the New Year in style on this magnificent tour. Travelling in First Class throughout, we discover some of Switzerland's most beautiful winter landscapes, such as the mountain resort of Zermatt and the lakeside city of Lucerne, and make spectacular journeys on some of Europe's most iconic trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - London, Strasbourg and Switzerland

We meet at our Departure Office in London St Pancras, before boarding the Eurostar to Paris. We change trains and continue to Strasbourg for the night. On Day 2, we enjoy a morning at leisure to explore this delightful city before travelling to Brig.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 - By mountain railway to Zermatt

Today, we board a narrow-gauge train, travelling along the River Rhône to Visp. Here, we join the mountain railway to the resort of Zermatt, below the peak of the instantly recognisable Matterhorn. On Day 4, we are free to relax and enjoy our surroundings in Brig.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Days 5-6 - Glacier Express on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at leisure

Today is New Year's Eve and we leave Brig today, travelling on the iconic Glacier Express - the 'slowest express train in the world' - in First Class. The panoramic windows allow us to look out over a veritable winter wonderland of crisp lakes and spectacular mountain passes as we enjoy a 2-course lunch on board. Our journey finishes in Chur, Switzerland's oldest town, and our base for the next 4 nights. We celebrate with a New Year's Eve Gala dinner at our hotel this evening. Enjoy New Year's Day at leisure on Day 6.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Glacier Express
Day 7 - Lucerne

Today we travel by train to Lucerne, an ancient lakeside city of cobbled streets and squares home to the famous Kapellbrücke Bridge. Separating Lucerne's Old and New Town, this is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, built in the 14th century to help protect the city against attacks. You could also visit the Lion Monument. Designed in 1812 by Bertel Thorvaldsen, this impressive structure was carved out of natural rock to commemorate the death of Swiss soldiers during the French Revolution.

  • Breakfast
Days 8-9 -The Bernina Express and London

On Day 8 we enjoy a trip on the narrow-gauge Bernina Express that takes us from Chur to Poschiavo. This stunning railway truly takes in the best of the Swiss landscapes, from the rolling green meadows and soaring mountains, to the rushing streams and the lofty pine forests. Following some free time to explore Poschiavo, we continue to the Alpine resort of St Moritz. Later, we take the train back to Chur.

On Day 9 we leave Chur, heading to Paris via Basel where we continue to London and our holiday concludes.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast
Bernina Express

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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.


Hotel Ambassador, Brig

Hotel Ambassador, Brig

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Romantik Hotel Stern, Chur

Romantik Hotel Stern, Chur

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Bernina Express
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First Class Glacier Express at New Year

New Year's eve on the Glacier Express


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