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Glacier Express

Glacier Express



Switzerland’s most iconic rail journey, the Glacier Express, is renowned for its panoramic domed windows offering the best way to see the stunning Swiss Alps, while the trains gentle travelling pace allows for a comfortable ride and ensuring you don’t miss the stunning alpine views.

The full journey takes 7.5hrs, travelling over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, while delicious Swiss cuisine is served right at your seat. The route boasts engineering marvels as you travel over the Obaralp Pass at 2,033m and cross over the striking curved Landwasser Viaduct.

Life on Board

The Glacier Express offers different levels of comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy your Swiss rail adventure.

Excellence Class - For the very best experience on board the Glacier Express, we highly recommend travelling by Excellence Class. Enjoy superb comfort from your guaranteed window seat positioned in the contemporary designed carriages, concierge service throughout and personal check-in upon before departure.

As you roll through the Swiss Alps, indulge in a refined 5-course meal with accompanying wines, served at your seat. At the exclusive Glacier Bar, only available in Excellence Class, enjoy a refreshing beverage while sharing an anecdote or two with your fellow travellers or perhaps learn more about this incredible journey from the knowledgeable staff. Availability in Excellence Class is limited, so we recommend booking early.

First Class - The spacious coaches of First Class provide a comfortable journey as you take in the 5 star views of the Swiss Alps. Included in your journey is a 3-course seasonal meal, served at your seat.

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