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Swiss Panoramic Trains

Enjoy an unforgettable railway experience with the two most unique panorama trains in Switzerland.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Whether on the world's slowest express train or a trip across the highest railway traversal in the Alps, the two panorama trains offer unique, unforgettable highlights from the beginning to the end. The Glacier Express takes you over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, along natural landscapes, deep gorges and up to the Oberalp Pass. A unique experience all day long.

The spectacular traverse of the Alps with the Bernina Express takes you over 196 bridges, through 55 tunnels, along romantic valleys and through impressive nature - another railway experience of the railway classics.

In Zermatt you have a fantastic view of the Matterhorn and clean air, because there are only electric cars. In glamorous St. Moritz, some luxury awaits you and in Lugano you can enjoy the dolce vita beside the lake and under the palm trees.

Price per person from CHF 1'098.–




Highlights

  • Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • Bernina Express, the highest railway line across the Alps
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
  • Zermatt, the world-famous car-free holiday resort at the foot of the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn
  • St. Moritz, the birthplace of the alpine winter holidays, impresses with style, elegance and class
  • Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland captivates with its beautiful location on Lake Lugano
© swiss-image.ch / Jean-Marc Bonard Zermatt © Rhätische Bahn / Christof Sonderegger

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Zermatt
Arrival in Zermatt by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or Swiss airport. Enjoy Zermatt, the famous car-free Alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.

2nd day: Zermatt to Gornergrat (1h20)
Breakfast at the hotel. From Zermatt, the popular Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. On the Gornergrat viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt.

3rd day: Glacier Express to St. Moritz (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. An 8 hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

4th day: St. Moritz
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in St. Moritz. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, it is located at 1'856 m in the middle of the Upper Engadine lake landscape. The dry, sparkling «champagne climate» is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th day: Bernina Express to Lugano (6h45)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy. The Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern and Southern Europe in the most spectacular way! The Bernina Express train takes you to Tirano where you will have time for an optional lunchbreak. Then board the Bernina Express coach to Lugano in the beautiful Ticino. Overnight in Lugano.

6th day: Departure from Lugano
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: Swiss Panoramic Trains (4 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
  • Seat reservation Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train + coach)
  • Excursion to Gornergrat
  • 2 nights in Zermatt, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 1 night in Lugano, 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 140.– 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

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 420.–
 
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.–
 
Bike tour in Lugano
Bike tour in Lugano

First time in Lugano? Experience Lugano in a different way. Meet a local guide and drive together along Lake Lugano. Discover the beautiful nature and learn interesting details about the history of Lugano. » When: daily at 09.30 am and 02.30 pm. Duration: approx. 2 hours in E/I/G, without bike rental.


Price per person from CHF 55.–
 
Glacier Express Lunch / Dinner
Glacier Express © Rhätische Bahn
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:
Swiss Panoramic Trains
1.4.-11.10.20

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