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Glacier Express Excellence Class, Bernina Express & St Moritz

5 days From £2,535 per person

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About the tour

Travel through inspiring mountain ranges and view glassy lakes and rivers of ice, on the world-famous Glacier Express in ultimate style in the exclusive Excellence Class carriage. Stay in the luxury alpine resort town of St Moritz - where the Olympics have been held twice - and the traditional car-free village of Zermatt, nestled beneath the iconic Matterhorn mountain. Experience slow travel at its best on this journey through fairytale landscapes.

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Unforgettable Experiences

St Moritz
St Moritz
Explore glamorous St Moritz and its alpine beauty.
Bernina Express
Bernina Express
Pass deep ravines and picturesque waterfalls on the Bernina Express
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Experience one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys, the Glacier Express in exclusive Excellence Class
Take in views of the Matterhorn in charming Belle Epoque Zermatt

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to St Moritz

Flight from London to Zurich

Your journey begins with a morning flight from London to Zurich. On arrival you'll take the train from Zurich airport to Chur. From Chur the train starts to climb up into the mountains, arriving in St Moritz.

Regional flights available

Rail London - St Moritz

Ride the rails all the way from London on a leisurely two day journey. Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Nord, then change and travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel. Spend the night in the beautiful city of Basel and take the train to Chur the next morning and then onward, climbing up to St Moritz.

Upgrades to First Class available

St Moritz

Day 1 - St Moritz

St Moritz

On arrival in St Moritz you'll transfer to your chosen hotel. Choose between one of our handpicked hotels, either 4* or 5* on a B&B basis.

St Moritz is a playground, but it's also a town of alpine beauty and is surrounded by stuning scenery.

Bernina Express

Day 2 - The Bernina Express

Bernina Express

Experience a very special train journey aboard the Bernina Express today. At 100 years old, this route has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, and it's easy to see why. You'll make your way through tunnels and over bridges, including the landmark Landwasser Viaduct, with deep ravines below you and picturesque waterfalls by your window. Enjoy the rugged landscape of the Engadine Valley, before this historic route takes you through the Albula Tunnel and over the Bernina Pass, then descends towards Poschiavo, the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Colourful, pastel houses line the street as you continue on and cross into Italy. This spectacular journey ends in Tirano, where the return journey begins back to St Moritz where you'll spend your second night in your chosen hotel.

Glacier Express

Day 3 - The Glacier Express

Glacier Express

Today you'll board the magnificent Glacier Express for a breathtaking journey through this alpine landscape. Choose a classic carriage aboard the Glacier Express or upgrade to First class or Excellence class. First class has the benefit of more space to stretch out and fewer passengers in your carriage, for extra leg room. While excellence class gives you a truly special journey, 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.

Your journey begins with a climb up to the winter ski resort of Andermatt, and continues its climb upwards into the snow-capped mountains. The train reaches the journey's highest point before descending along the beautiful Rhone Valley at a slow and steady pace. On 'The Slowest Express Train in the World', you'll travel through classic Swiss scenes of green meadows and turquoise river gorges, before arriving in the car-free town of Zermatt in the early evening. You may wish to choose to enjoy a two course, or three course, lunch onboard the historic Glacier Express train. On arrival in Zermatt, you'll transfer to your chosen hotel.

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


Day 4 - Zermatt


Enjoy a free day in Zermatt, the charming Swiss car-free village in the mountains, with breathtaking views of the iconic Matterhorn. Travel by rail, on the Gornergrat railway, or by cable-car, to the higher mountains, or take a walk around the village centre, where you'll find many restaurants, cafes and bars. Or, take one of the numerous hiking trails nearby. Alternatively, choose from of the optional excursions below which are bookable at a supplement.

Inbound Travel

Getting to London

Flight from Zurich to London

Your St Moritz to the Matterhorn tour comes to its close today with your train journey from Zermatt to Zurich airport where you'll take your flight back to the UK.

Rail Zermatt to London

Alternatively you can take the train from Zermatt to Visp, then from Visp to Basel. From Basel you'll travel by train to Paris Gare de Lyon, and from Paris Nord back to London St Pancras via the Eurostar.

Upgrades to First Class available

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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Bernina Express
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