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Glacier Express Chur – Zermatt

Glacier Express © swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger
Glacier Express © swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger
The world's slowest express train through the Swiss Alps, with highlights from beginning to the end.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

On this impressive train journey you will cross 291 bridges and go through 91 tunnels, along untouched landscapes, deep ravines up to the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters. Treat yourself to culinary delights in the panorama carriage during the train journey. This ride will provide you with highlights from the beginning to the end.

On this journey, Chur greets the oldest city in Switzerland and in Zermatt the most photographed mountain in the world, the Matterhorn. With the luxurious Excellence Class a train journey through the Swiss Alps has never been so glamorous. Window seats, an exclusive bar, in-flight entertainment, concierge service and personal travel companionship - only on this journey. The excellent on-board fresh cuisine serves you a fine 3-course lunch.

Profit now from our Glacier Express offers and treat yourself to an unforgettable train journey through Alpine Switzerland.

Price per person from CHF 571.–




Highlights

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Rhine Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Switzerland
  • Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and cultural centre of the canton Graubünden
  • Zermatt, the world-famous car-free holiday resort, at the foot of the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn
© Glacier Express, Schlumpf
© Glacier Express, Schlumpf
© Glacier Express, Schlumpf© Glacier Express, Schlumpf Zermatt © Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Chur
Arrival in Chur by train base 2ndclass from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight stay in Chur.

2nd day: Glacier Express to Zermatt (6h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you board the Glacier Express, which is one of the most important train journeys in the world. You travel from Chur to Zermatt. A 6 hour train journey over bridges and through tunnels and over the Oberalp Pass at 2'033 m. Travel in comfort through unspoilt natural beauty and a landscape rich in ancient and fragrant mountain forests, quiet Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, full of traditions and centuries-old culture. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

3rd day: Departure from Zermatt
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day in Zermatt in peace and quiet. Return to the Swiss border or any the Swiss airport or continue your journey individually.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • From CHF 164.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 420.– upgrade to Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • From CHF 47.– lunch on board of the Glacier Express
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night
Not Included
  • From CHF 164.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 420.– upgrade to Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • From CHF 47.– lunch on board of the Glacier Express
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

Food Tour with a Local
Chur
Food Tour with a Local

First time in Chur? Meet a local who will tell you more about the city and the culture by sharing with you a unique trip through the most known restaurants, bars and fast foods here in Chur. » When: Mo-Sa at 11 am or 5 pm. Duration: 2h in E/F/G, min 2 persons.


Price per person from CHF 45.–
 
Rothorn – Zermatt
Rothorn – Zermatt

The view from the Rothorn (3,103 m) showcases the highest peaks of the Valais Alps. The cable car carries visitors to the summit of the Rothorn – or to be precise, the Unterrothorn. You can see the Matterhorn from its most photogenic side. From Zermatt you take the underground funicular to Sunegga and continue with aerial cableways and cable car to Rothorn. » When: End of June to October 2020. Duration: 3 hours.


Price per person from CHF 35.–
 
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Glacier Express Excellence Class © Glacier Express AG
Glacier Express
Excellence Class

The most pleasant and impressive variant of a trip between Zermatt and St. Moritz. A first class train ticket is required. » Included in the price: Window seat, tour guide, welcome drink, premium lunch incl. wine, tea time with canapés, soft drinks etc. When: 1.1.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on GEX 902 from Zermatt to St. Moritz and on GEX 903 from St. Moritz to Zermatt. Duration: 8h.


Price per person from CHF 395.–
 
Glacier Express Lunch / Dinner
Glacier Express
Lunch / Dinner

The journey on the Glacier Express will also be a culinary highlight. Enjoy a cultivated 3-course lunch or dinner fresh from the on-board kitchen. Reservation is highly recommended. » When: 1.4.-11.10.2020 + 13.12.2020-1.4.2021 on board of every Glacier Express train.


Price per person from CHF 47.– excluding beverages
 

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Glacier Express Chur-Zermatt
1.4.-11.10.2020

Travel options

Glacier Express Excellence Class
Excellence Class © Glacier Express – Peter Hummel
Glacier Express
Excellence Class

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Price per person from
CHF 1'600.–
 
Glacier Express St. Moritz – Zermatt
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
Glacier Express
St. Moritz – Zermatt

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Price per person from
CHF 598.–
 
 © Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
Further travel options
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