Discover two of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express! Enjoy Switzerland's scenery on this classic four-night holiday with stops in the cities of Interlaken and Chur. Watch lush fields, rushing rivers, snowy mountain passes and glaciers pass by from the panoramic windows of these two famous trains.
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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN INTERLAKEN
Welcome to Interlaken. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled, maybe head out to the city center and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail from the top floor bar of the Metropole hotel, taking in the incredible views over the city. (Overnight in Interlaken)
DAY 2 - INTERLAKEN
Today, use your Swiss Pass to take a trip up the famous Jungfrau Mountain and journey to one of the highest train stations in Europe. Travel through tunnels made of solid Alpine rock, before arriving at the Jungfraujoch. Enjoy breathtaking views to the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22km the longest in the Alps, begins on the Jungfrau Mountain. Return to Interlaken later for an additional overnight stay. (Overnight in Interlaken) B
DAY 3 - GLACIER EXPRESS TO CHUR
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the train station for the journey to Brig. The train rides the rails over the spectacular Lötschberg Mountain via Kandersteg en route to Brig. On arrival, board the Glacier Express and take a panoramic tour of the Swiss Alps from Brig through to Chur. Travel in comfort aboard what is probably the world's slowest express train, through the unspoiled beauty of mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows and lush valleys. Upon arrival in Chur, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. The "oldest city in Switzerland," Chur is situated in a deep valley formed by the Rhine, and has a rich and powerful history. (Overnight in Chur) B
DAY 4 - BERNINA EXPRESS
After an early breakfast, depart from Chur on the Bernina Express to Tirano via St. Moritz. The train crosses the Alps and offers breathtaking views from the panoramic carriages. Ride over spectacular viaducts, through sheer rock gorges and switch-back tunnels, alongside mountain streams and glaciers. Be sure not to miss the impressive Landwasser Viaduct, which will appear on your right just before Filisur, an hour outside of St Moritz. The train climbs up the 7,391 feet high Bernina Pass and the entire trip is narrated. Food is available to buy on the train. This whole area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The line finishes in the Italian border town of Tirano and, after time for a bite to eat, you board the train back to Chur. (Overnight in Chur) B
DAY 5 – DEPART CHUR
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Consultants will be happy to assist you with the details. B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
The ABC Chur is a modern boutique hotel with 40 comfortable and contemporary bedrooms. There is a cosy lobby bar where you can enjoy a night-cap in the evening, as well as a spa-lounge with a fitness centre, sauna and steam bath. The hotel is close to the main railway station, in the centre of Chur.
The Romantik Hotel Stern is a historic hotel with 64 comfortable and modern bedrooms. The hotel has a traditional Swiss restaurant called the Buendner Stube which offers a menu of seasonal dishes from locally sourced produce. The hotel is situated in the centre of Chur, close to the Old Town.
The Krebs Interlaken is a charming hotel located in the heart of Interlaken. The 44 rooms are beautifully decorated in bright colours with comfortable furnishings and feature Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel's popular bistro serves traditional Swiss cuisine whilst the impressive restaurant serves seasonal dishes and fine wines. The hotel staff are happy to help with any excursions and activities available in Interlaken and beyond. The Krebs Interlaken is located 2 minutes walk from Interlaken station and close to all the main attractions.