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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 fine 3-course lunch.

Price per person from CHF 1'600.–




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
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Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in St. Moritz
Arrival in St. Moritz by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in St. Moritz.

2nd day: St. Moritz
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 to Zermatt (8h)
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
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: Departure from Zermatt
Say goodbye to Zermatt and return to Swiss border or Swiss airport or individual onward journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Glacier Express (3 transfers) in 2st class from home or from/to Swiss border or airport
  • Seat reservation Glacier Express Excellence Class
  • Lounge seating (window seat guaranteed), personal travel guidance, premium 5 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 private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 4*S hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares
Not Included
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

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. Valid 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 new 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 the spot. » When: 9.5.-25.10.2020 according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 40.–
 
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 Excellence Class
1.4.-11.20.20

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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