self-guided Glacier Express Panoramic Train One Day Round Trip

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Lucerne
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  • 12 hours
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent on the Glacier Express panoramic train.

With our detailed travel instructions you travel to Chur, in the Glacier Express train to Birg and back to your origin point. On the return travel. you may spend time in Brig or Bern according your preferences.

You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour.

On board the Glacier Express train, a audio guide in 8 different languagues is available for all travellers.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

The elongated, slightly curved shape of Lake Zurich resembles a banana. The lake is around 28 kilometers long from Rapperswil to Zurich

Pass By: Walensee, Switzerland

The Walensee is a lake in the eastern Prealps in Switzerland and is located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus.

Pass By: Sargans, Sargans, Canton of St. Gallen

Sargans is located at the intersection of the Alpenrheintal, which bends here from the southeast to the northeast, and the Seeztal, which connects the valley of the Alpenrhein to Lake Zurich without any significant difference in altitude.

Stop At: Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Chur is a city in the Alps and the capital of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland. In the car-free old town, winding streets lead to the three-aisled 13th-century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the courtyard of the Bishop's Palace.
Here the Glacier Express journey ends and you change after the city visit to the regular trains.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht, Rheinschlucht, Versam 7104 Switzerland

The Ruinaulta or Rhine Gorge is a gorge of up to 400 meters deep and around 13 kilometers long in the Vorderrhein between Ilanz and the mouth of the Hinterrhein near Reichenau in the canton of Graubünden

Pass By: Ilanz, Ilanz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Ilanz/Glion is a small town in the municipality of Ilanz/Glion in the Surselva region of the Swiss canton of Graubünden

Stop At: Disentis, Disentis, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

The winter sports and health resort is located in the upper part of the Surselva. At the end of the 17th century, a new monastery complex was built in the baroque style. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oberalp Pass, Oberalp-Passstrasse, Andermatt 6490 Switzerland

The Oberalp Pass connects the villages of Sedrun in the Surselva in the canton of Graubünden with Andermatt in the Urseren Valley in the canton of Uri in Switzerland

Stop At: Andermatt, Andermatt, Canton of Uri, Swiss Alps

Andermatt is a village in the Ursen Valley of the Swiss Alps. The cable car takes visitors to the Gemsstock ski area and a chairlift connects the village with the easier slopes on the Nätschen. North of Andermatt one of numerous hiking trails leads to the Teufelsbrücke over the Schöllenen Gorge. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Furka base tunnel, 3999 Obergoms VS, Switzerland

The Furka Base Tunnel is a 15.38 km long railway tunnel opened in 1982, connecting Oberwald in the canton of Valais and Realp in the canton of Uri. The base tunnel replaces the old Furka mountain route.

Pass By: Oberwald, Oberwald, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Oberwald is the first village at the beginning of the Goms. It lies at the foot of the Furka Pass and Grimsel Alpine passes. The hamlet of Gletsch, which is not inhabited all year round, and the Rhone Glacier are also located in the area of the former municipality of Oberwald.

Pass By: Goms, Switzerland

The highest valley section of the Upper Valais between the source of the Rhone and the valley step of Grengiols near Brig is called Goms. It is the easternmost part of the canton of Valais. In the east it is limited by the Furka Pass between Galenstock and Pizzo Rotondo and in the west by the Weisshorn. The uppermost part of the valley is still called Obergoms.

Stop At: Brig, Brig, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Brig is an alpine town in the canton of Valais in southern Switzerland. It lies at the foot of the Simplon Pass, which leads to the Italian border. A stop on the Glacier Express train, Brig is known for its thermal baths, the Sebastian Chapel and the 17th-century Stockalper Castle.
At Brig you leave the Glacier Express train and after the city visit, you travel back to your origin departure point by regular intercity train. From Brig to Bern it takes one hour, from Bern to Zürich/Basel or Luzern another hour.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lötschberg Basistunnel, 3940 Steg-Hohtenn, Switzerland

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.6-kilometre-long railway tunnel that crosses under the northern Alpine chain at the Lötschberg between Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland (Canton of Bern, Switzerland) and Raron (Canton of Valais, Switzerland) and was put into operation in 2007. This base tunnel is part of the Lötschberg-Simplon axis of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), which runs from Basel via Bern-Thun-Spiez to the Lötschberg and on via Brig-Simplon-Domodossola to Milan and Novara-Genoa, and next to the one running parallel Gotthard axis forms a second route for the transalpine rail freight traffic of the European Corridor (Rotterdam-Genoa).

Pass By: Thunersee, Thun Im Berner Oberland Bernese Oberland, Thun 3600 Switzerland

Lake Thun is a fjord lake in the Bernese Oberland on the northern edge of the Alps.

Pass By: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern

Berne is called the "Federal City" and functions as the capital of Switzerland. As the seat of the city and large parts of the cantonal and federal administration, it is the largest center of public administration in the country

Inclusions
  • travel on the world's best train network from your starting point in 2nd class
  • emergency contact from SwissTravelGuide
  • travel booklet with all schedules and alternates for your flexibility
  • travel booklet with detailed description of your self-guided tour (step-by-step)
  • all taxes, fees and handling charges
  • all necessary tickets for your tour (train, Glacier Express Reservation)

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

1: Zurich HB, Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
2: Zentralstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
3: Bahnhofpl., 3011 Bern, Switzerland
4: Basel SBB, Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
5: Interlaken Ost, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland


Departure Time

8:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Michael_H

28 May, 2022

Boarding a nearly full train in Chur having only bar eating cars. Everyone had table settings but us. Nobody offered us eating service.

David_S

26 Dec, 2021

The views, the service, and the food. Excellent train connections. Wonderful experience overall. An experience that all adults of all ages would enjoy.

hans_D

01 Mar, 2022

Alles tot in de puntjes geregeld,zeker het reisplan. Alle treinen reden op tijd mooie ervaring. J.j. de Korte Gouda

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