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Glacier Express Rail Holidays

Journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps aboard the iconic Glacier Express. With us, you'll enjoy over 50 years of expertise in curating unforgettable Swiss rail holidays. When opting for a journey aboard the Glacier Express, you're presented with a choice between Standard Class and First Class, both promising the same breathtaking views yet offering distinct differences.

In Standard Class, reveal in a cosy seat with ample legroom, providing the ideal setting to unwind while soak in in the scenic beauty. Take advantage of panoramic windows, WiFi, and onboard amenities such as a bar and dining car offering an array of snacks and beverages. Alternatively, elevate your experience by upgrading to First Class, where you'll luxuriate in even more spacious seating, allowing for complete relaxation and stretching out. First Class passengers are treated to complimentary refreshments in addition to all the amenities available in Standard Class, ensuring a journey that combines comfort, elegance, and unparalleled vistas of the Swiss Alps.

Why Choose Us

Our deep-rooted knowledge of Switzerland's railway system, coupled with a passion for delivering exceptional travel experiences, makes us the go-to choice for your Glacier Express adventure. We not only offer journeys; we create memories that last a lifetime.

About the Glacier Express

The Glacier Express, often dubbed as the 'slowest express train in the world,' offers a panoramic voyage through the untouched natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. Witness awe-inspiring landscapes, from serene mountain lakes to majestic snow-capped peaks, as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz.

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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2016
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Traditional Glacier Express
24/Jun
A Palmer
5 stars
“I had a wonderful time. The wildflower meadows and the Glacier Express were stunning and our tour guide was brilliant.
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Grand Alpine Explorer
20/Jun
Chris Hughes
5 stars
“Excellent tour, fantastic guide. Loved the scenery.
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Glacier Express & The Romantic Rhine
20/Jun
Duncan
5 stars
“One of the best holidays we've ever had. We now realise that the cruise companies have a lot to deal with to ensure traveller satisfaction, and Mother Nature can affect things. Our weather forecast wasn't too good before we sailed, but we then had sunny and warm weather throughout the cruise, and beyond. Cruise staff, in all parts of the boat were attentive and pleasant, fellow travellers friendly and good fun, and our cruise and rail managers guided us carefully, ensuring all connections were met, and did so in a friendly, informative manner. The Rhine water was very high, and did affect one stop, so rainfall will always be a big factor to consider. But we fully intend to travel with Great Rail Journeys in future.
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First-Class Glacier Express, Zermatt and Matterhorn
18/Jun
Carol W
5 stars
“Amazing experience First class on the Glacier express is an unforgettable experience, great service and incredible panoramic scenery
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Glacier Express & The Majestic Rhine
16/Jun
Alan
5 stars
“A lovely itinerary by train through Switzerland via Basle and Davos to Zermatt with its views of the Matterhorn and trips on the Filisur, Glacier Express and Gornergrat railways on the way. An experienced tour manager accompanied us on our journey where everything was arranged for us. And that was just the start of our journey. We boarded the Amadeus Star at Strasbourg for our Rhine river Cruise to Amsterdam with stops at Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne and finally Amsterdam and the train home. The ship and its staff were amazing, as was the food. We met some interesting people too. Everything pretty much ran like clockwork. That was one of the 'Greats' in Great Rail Journeys for us.
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Traditional Glacier Express in Winter
23/Mar
John Tinston
5 stars
“A full week with fabulous views!
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Classic Glacier Express at New Year
16/Jan
Clifford Smy
5 stars
“Great scenery. Kay, our tour manager, was brilliant.
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Mountaintops of Switzerland
24/Jun
Deirdre Conan
4 stars
“Excellent tour itinerary, with excellent tour manager. Geissbach Hotel, Schwietzerhof Hotel and Pilatus Klum suberb. I would have liked more menu choice at Geissbach.
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Classic Glacier Express
15/Jun
Howe
4 stars
“Well organised as always, with a friendly and efficient Tour Manager. Swiss scenery is, of course, beautiful, even in poor weather. Some points for prospective travellers to note - as is inevitable with a group, there is a lot of waiting well in advance of train departures. Although all but 2 days are largely train travel, do not assume this is necessarily relaxing! There are some early starts and relatively late finishes, so not a great deal of free time on most days. Stops at various locations often either a little short or a little too long, according to what one might wish to see and do there in relation to the prevailing weather. All the hotels are within relatively short walking distance of the nearest station, but this includes cobbled streets and crossing roads. This becomes a bit of an effort with a suitcase (especially if weather is very wet, or rather hot). There is also a fair amount of walking (with a suitcase) in and between stations/platforms, as well as some upstairs train seating. Accommodation comfortable and food all good and plentiful. However, at Hotel Ambassador (Brig) especially, served late - more than half an hour after the scheduled meal start. This was a little annoying, given that we had already made our menu choices. All in all, an enjoyable trip, mostly scenic, with a few interesting inclusions such as the visit to the Helicopter Mountain Rescue Station. Crossing Lake Thun was a refreshing change from mountain railways!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Glacier Express stop in Chur?

Yes, the Glacier Express makes a scenic stop in Chur, allowing travelers to explore this charming Swiss town.

What is the Glacier Express?

The Glacier Express is a world-renowned panoramic train ride offering an unparalleled experience of Switzerland's alpine splendor.

Is the Glacier Express worth it?

Absolutely! It's not just a train ride but a journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes Switzerland has to offer.

Which part of the Glacier Express is best?

Every segment of the journey has its unique charm, but the stretch between Chur and Brig is particularly spectacular.

When is the best time to go on the Glacier Express?

While it operates year-round, the summer months offer lush landscapes and winter promises enchanting snowy vistas.