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Glacier Express Excellence Class

Excellence Class © Glacier Express – Peter Hummel
Excellence Class © Glacier Express – Peter Hummel
Glacier Express – The world's slowest express train through the Swiss Alps, with highlights from the beginning to the end.
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

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

In St. Moritz, the world of the rich and beautiful welcomes you, 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 premium multi course lunch.

Price per person from CHF 1'650.–




Highlights

  • Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscape
  • Rhine Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Switzerland
  • St. Moritz, the birthplace of the alpine winter holidays, impresses with style, elegance and class
  • Zermatt, the world-famous car-free holiday resort, at the foot of the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn
 Excellence Class © Glacier Express – Stefan Schlumpf
Excellence Class © Glacier Express – Stefan Schlumpf
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Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in St. Moritz
Arrival in St. Moritz by train. Time at leisure for optional sightseeing and excursions. Overnight in St. Moritz.

2nd day: St. Moritz
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day at leisure in and around St. Moritz. In summer, our hotels in St. Moritz offer you free travel on various Upper Engadine mountain railways. Our favourite is an unforgettable trip to the Diavolezza. Overnight in St. Moritz.

3rd day: Glacier Express St. Moritz – Zermatt (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your highlight of the whole journey awaits you. You travel in the Excellence Class of the Glacier Express. The Glacier Express is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St. Moritz to Zermatt. An 8 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. Overnight in Zermatt.

4th day: Zermatt
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day at leisure in Zermatt. We suggest an excursion to the Gornergrat. On the summit you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and many other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000m. Or take the aerial cableway to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise at 3883 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

5th day: Zermatt and return journey
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure in Zermatt and individual return journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Swiss Travel Pass Flex 3 days 1st class
  • Seat reservation in the Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • Lounge seating (window seat guaranteed), personal travel guidance, premium multi course lunch including wine, soft drinks and juices, snacks and tea time during your journey at the Glacier Express
  • 2 nights in St. Moritz, 4* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 4* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 50% discount on most mountain railways, free entry at more than 500 museums (only valid on a selected travel day)

Excursions

Free of charge in St. Moritz
Free of charge in St. Moritz

From 2 nights on, our hotels in St. Moritz offer you free rides on all 13 Upper Engadine mountain railways, such as: the funicular Chantarella, the cable cars Corviglia, Piz Nair, the cable car Diavolezza, the chair lifts Suvretta and Signal. The shuttle trip there and back by Engadin bus, post bus and the Rhaetian Railway is also included. » When: 1.5.-31.10.


Diavolezza – St. Moritz & Pontresina
Diavolezza – St. Moritz & Pontresina

The Diavolezza aerial cableway brings you even closer to Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps. A viewing platform awaits you at the Diavolezza mountain station, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. From St. Moritz or Pontresina to Bernina Diavolezza by train. Tickets have to be purchased on spot. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person: from CHF 44.–
Gornergrat – Zermatt
© Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Gornergrat – Zermatt

From Zermatt, Europe's highest open-air rack railway leads up to the Gornergrat. The way up to the 3089 m high Gornergrat is beautifully varied and diverse. From the viewing platform you have an overwhelming 360° panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and 28 snow-capped peaks rising above 4000 m. Enjoy "Zooom the Matterhorn", a multimedia staging of the overwhelming natural beauty on the Gornergrat. The entrance to "Zooom" is included in the train ticket of the Gornergrat Bahn. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 44.–
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise – Zermatt
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise – Zermatt

At 3883 m you will find Europe’s highest aerial cableway and summit station. The summit lift will bring you to the viewing platform with a 360° panoramic view that includes 38 Alpine giants. A visit to the world’s highest glacier palace and a sliding down the slopes in inflatable rubber doughnuts will make the excursion an experience you will never forget. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person: from CHF 54.–

Travel dates

Travel dates
9.12.23–24.3.24 + 13.4.–12.10.24 + 14.12.24–1.4.25

Travel options

Glacier Express Chur – Zermatt
Glacier Express © swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger
Glacier Express
Chur – Zermatt

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Price per person from
CHF 571.–
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
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