3-Day Glacier Express Self-Guided Tour from Zurich

Duration: 3 days
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Zurich

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  • 3 days
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


The entire Glacier Express journey takes around 8 hours and crosses 291 bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and climbs over the 2033 m high Oberalp pass – this is truly one of the most famous train journeys in the world.


Day 1: Arrival in Zermatt

Stop At: Zermatt, Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps
Individual transfer by train from Zurich to Zermatt.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s tourist development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. Zermatt is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 2: Zermatt to St. Moritz on the Glacier Express

Stop At: St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Engadin St. Moritz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps
Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in panoramic carriages to St. Moritz. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery that Switzerland has to offer. The journey is accompanied by a commentary via complimentary headphones that explains the amazing engineering feat entailed in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. Arrival in St. Moritz, the world famous holiday resort.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in St Moritz.

Day 3: Departure from St. Moritz

Pass By: St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Engadin St. Moritz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps
Explore St. Moritz.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 1 x 2nd class train ticket
  • 1 x overnight stay with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 1 x overnight stay with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • 1 x Seat Reservation on the Glacier Express

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Local Taxes
  • A guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Upgrade 1st class rail CHF 134.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • 3- course lunch on Glacier Express CHF 54.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • Excursion to Gornergrat (non-guided) CHF 67.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • Due to availability of the hotels the tour might be booked in reverse
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note you will be notified about your hotels at the time of booking
  • Multiple train times are available, you will be advised about your schedule at the time of booking
  • Start this tour from any other destination (e.g. Geneva, Interlaken, Lausanne, Lugano or else) without any surcharge
  • Your documents are ready for pick-up at the airport or alternatively we can send it to your hotel (please let us know at the time of Booking)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face mask required for public transport. Requirements and measures can continuously be adjusted.
Departure Point

Zurich, Zurich

Departure Time

5* Hotel 6/15/2021 - 9/15/2021

Monday - Sunday:05:45 AM - 11:30 PM
4* Hotel 6/1/2021 - 10/23/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:45 AM - 11:30 PM
3* Hotel 6/1/2021 - 10/23/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:45 AM - 11:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Michelle M

02 Mar, 2018

I cant say enough good things about this trip. The hotels arranged for us were fantastic. The train trip itself was spectacular. Everything was planned to the exact detail. The only little criticism I have would be that a few more instructions like how to get to the train information centre to find the correct platform after collecting the paperwork would have been handy.
Thank you for a wonderful trip.

Lorant P

02 Aug, 2019

The one day on the glacier express was the best of our Switzerland experience. We were, however, not so happy with the rest of the arrangements, in some of the other trains we only had standing places.

Gail G

03 Jul, 2019

Train trip was fabulous but we chose the 3 course meal and were very disappointed with what we received. A salad for entree, Chicken stew with rice and carrots and apple cake. Very unimpressed with the meal...we would have been better off selecting something from the menu because those meals look okay.


19 Sep, 2018

This was amazing! the 4 star hotels were good. With the exception of the one in Zermatt where we paid for a 3 person room, but the room was barely big enough for 2 and the shower/tub was in the middle of the room. We ended up getting another room and paying separate once we saw the room that we had as part of the tour.

If there was an option to include a first class upgrade to seats on the glacier express that would be even better.

Good communication with the team before the trip while we set everything up!

Darci W

29 Sep, 2016

A beautiful, comfortable way to trave!.
Not all hotels were 4 star - Hotel in St. Moritz was quite worn and showing its age. Dumpy.
La Vacanza Travel needs to do due diligence on the hotels they recommend.

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