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Are you ready to experience the Swiss Alps like few ever have in their lifetime? During this six-day train holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that! Beginning in Zurich, you’ll travel to Zermatt via Visp and take the Gornergrat Cog Railway all the way to the top for incredible views of the surrounding landscapes. Then, take an unforgettable panoramic journey onboard the legendary Glacier Express in Excellence Class. A train journey through the Swiss Alps has truly never been more luxurious. With a guaranteed window seat, all 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels en route to St Moritz from Zermatt can be enjoyed from a remarkable perspective. The seats in Excellence Class are the most sought-after in all of Switzerland. Come discover why for yourself.

Highlights

  • Zurich, Switzerland's most cosmopolitan and elegant city
  • Visit Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn
  • Ride on the Gornergrat Cog Railway
  • The extraordinary experience of traveling in Excellence Class onboard the iconic Glacier Express
  • Relax in the Alpine resort town of St. Moritz 

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary in First Class
  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • 4-day Swiss Flexi Pass in First Class
  • Engadin Card in St Moritz (May – Oct Only)
  • Day trip to Gornergrat
  • Seat reservations in Excellence Class on the Glacier Express between Zermatt and St. Moritz
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ZURICH
Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland's most cosmopolitan and elegant city, situated on the banks of the River Limmat. After checking into your hotel, spend the evening by the lake in the old town district of Niederdorf, famous for its bars, restaurants, lounges and boutique shops. (Overnight Zurich)

DAY 2 – ZURICH TO ZERMATT
Catch a train from Zurich to Visp then change onto the mountain train in Visp direct to Zermatt. The entire trip to Zermatt is very scenic, passing by vineyards, lakes and mountains. (Overnight in Zermatt) B

DAY 3 – GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP
Take the Gornergrat Cog Railway, which climbs more than 10,000 feet in just 33 minutes! From the top, enjoy expansive panoramic views of the landscapes below, including Matterhorn and glaciers. Back in town, explore on your own. (Overnight in Zermatt) B

DAY 4 – GLACIER EXPRESS: EXCELLENCE CLASS
Prepare for one of the most luxurious train journeys in Switzerland, if not the world. Being a passenger onboard the Glacier Express has always been a very special experience but traveling in Excellence Class is something a little more extraordinary. In addition to being absolutely pampered throughout the full length of the Glacier Express Line with breath-taking, panoramic views from your guaranteed window seat, in Excellence Class you’ll also enjoy a personal concierge, luggage service, comfortable seating, in-depth knowledge of the route, a five-course menu including accompanying wines, and the Glacier Bar for an aperitif.

A train journey through the Swiss Alps has truly never been more luxurious. Now you can sit back and delight in traveling across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels en route to St Mortiz. On check-in at your hotel if staying between May and Oct collect your Engadin Card from the front desk for free use of the local cable-cars and mountain railways throughout your stay. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 5 – ST. MORITZ
Make use of your Engadin card today with a ride on the local funicular and cable-car to Piz Nair (May-Oct only). This mountain peak rewards all visitors with some spectacular views of Graubünden and beyond. If you’d rather simply relax and enjoy the town, spend some time strolling around the gorgeous lake or dining in one of the many restaurants or grabbing high tea in the lobby at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, visit the Kulm Country Club and Segantini Museum, shop along Via Serlas, or try your luck at the St Mortiz Casino. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 6 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ST. MORITZ
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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