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Classic Glacier Express - by rail from London

switzerland Tours Classic Glacier Express - by rail from London

Classic Glacier Express - by rail from London

Breathe in spectacular views and stunning scenery on the Brig to Chur Glacier Express. Explore the Swiss Alps by rail in total comfort past green meadows, vineyards, and thick forests beneath towering snow-capped peaks.  

  • Style: Rail
  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Starts in: Zurich
Guide Price £1995
Highlights:
  • Zurich
  • Brig
  • Chur
Itinerary:

Days 1-2 London to Chur        
Leave your dedicated Great Rail Journeys departure lounge in London on the Paris Eurostar before continuing to Strasbourg. On day 2 reach Switzerland and continue to Basel and then on to one of the oldest towns Chur for a three night stay.  

Day 3 Chur
Today join the historic Bernina Express past mighty glaciers, mountain streams and flower-filled alpine meadows. The track clings to the mountainside en route to the spectacular Landwasser Viaduct above deep ravines and past idyllic waterfalls. Later, descent towards the pastel coloured houses of Poschiavo to explore by foot before embarking on the return journey.  

Day 4 Chur          
Spend a day at leisure exploring Chur at your own pace. Alternatively join an optional excursion into the dramatic Swiss valleys.  

Day 5 Chur to Brig
Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Glacier Express First Class cabin en route to the rocky landscape of Graubünden. Enjoy the panoramic views of green meadows, vineyards, and dense alpine forests rising up to the snow-capped peaks above. Continue past picturesque villages, before ascending over the Oberalp Pass perhaps glimpsing the distant Italian Alps.  

Day 6 Brig  
Today take the narrow-gauge mountain railway through picturesque vineyards and past the rushing River Rhône. Join the winding mountain track for the steep, spectacular ascent to Zermatt, nestled below the tilted peak of the Matterhorn.  

Day 7 Brig
Today is free to spend at leisure. Perhaps, travel along the Rhône Valley to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Here you can join the GoldenPass Line panoramic train to make the spectacular trip to the chic winter resort of Gstaad, a favourite destination of the rich and famous. Alternatively, a journey on the Centovalli Railway across 'a hundred valleys' is an excellent choice for the day.  

Day 8 Spiez
Journey to the charming lakeside town of Spiez. With Swiss heritage dating back to the 10th Century, the incredible Spiez Castle is a remarkable sight complete with beautiful gardens to explore.    

Day 9 Brig to London      
Journey home today via Geneva and Paris and transfer to the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.  

Departs:
Selected departures Apr - Oct 2020.  

Prices
Guide Price £1995
Inclusions
  • 8 nights 3star accommodation
  • GRJ First Class Swiss Travel Card
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 15/04/2020 to 08/10/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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