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Glacier Express St. Moritz – Zermatt

 © Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
The world's slowest express train through the Swiss Alps, with highlights from the beginning to the end.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

One of the classics and one of the most varied rail journeys is a train ride on the Glacier Express, which is a must see. Get on board of the " slowest express train in the world" and start an unforgettable journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz. The journey takes you over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, along untouched landscapes, deep gorges and up to the Oberalp Pass. A unique experience all day long. Why not also book a lunch, because the food is freshly prepared in the on-board kitchen and served directly at the site.

Treat yourself with a little luxury in St. Moritz or make an excursion to the Diavolezza. In Zermatt you can enjoy the romanticism of the mountains and the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn.

As you can see, this panoramic trip takes you from the Engadine to the Valais in an indescribably beautiful way.

Price per person from CHF 598.–




Highlights

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
  • 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
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf© Glacier Express, Schlumpf

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: Glacier Express to Zermatt (8h)
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. Today you board the Glacier Express which 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 m. 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.

3rd day: Departure from Zermatt
Breakfast buffet in the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure in Zermatt. 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 2nd class from/to Swiss border or Swiss airport
  • Seat reservation Glacier Express
  • 1 night in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Zermatt, 3* 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
  • From CHF 164.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • From CHF 395.– 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

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.


 
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.–
 
Gornergrat – Zermatt
Gornergrat – Zermatt

From Zermatt Europe's highest open-air cogwheel railway takes you up to the Gornergrat. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. On the summit you will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4000 m. » When: 1.4.20-1.4.21 according to timtable. 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 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 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 / Stefan Schlumpf
© Glacier Express / Stefan Schlumpf
Further travel options
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