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

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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.

Inclusions
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Local Taxes
  • A guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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 6/15/2022 - 9/15/2022

Monday - Sunday:05:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4* Hotel 12/10/2021 - 4/24/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4/25/2022 - 10/22/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:30 AM - 11:30 PM
3* Hotel 12/10/2021 - 4/24/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4/25/2022 - 10/22/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:30 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.

Duration

3 days

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Paula_H

25 Feb, 2020

This was on my bucket list. My 8 year old daughter and I took the Glacier Express Zurich-Zermott-St Moritz. I requested 4 star hotels. The hoitel in Zermott was great but the dump in St Moritz was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. There was hair in the bathroom, the hotel Reine Victoria was old and outdated. Unfortunately i prepaid so i was stuck there for the night. As for the Glacier Express it was an 8 hour train ride - after 2 hours we were ready to get off.

Amarilla Monika R

25 Sep, 2019

It was a great experience and wounderful journey. However it was too short and it would be better to stay minimum 1-1 day in St. Moritz and Zermatt. The hotels were very comfortable.

lorantpataki

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.

HenryDavid_B

28 Jun, 2019

Zermatt accomodations were excellent....St. Moritz the hotel is in need of an upgrade ...room service sucked...did not provide any cutlery to cut a pizza ......Switzerland is worth exploring even thogh it is pricey....

Gail_G

27 Jun, 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 & carrots & apple cake. Very unimpressed with the meal...we would have been better off selecting something from the menu because those meals look okay.

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