Route: Zurich St Moritz Zermatt Geneva
Duration: 7 nights
Transport: This route is a 8 day trip taking you through Switzerland’s most charming cities and breathtaking mountain scenery. All 7 nights of the trip will be in your accommodation and you’ll travel by train during the day.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 3.94kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 68.86kg.
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Have a yearning for that fresh alpine air? Or maybe you’re cravings the indoors and that rich chocolate and creamy cheese? Then our Swiss Glacier Express route is the perfect fit for you! Explore the high mountains in the Swiss Alps with scenic trains and plenty of activities to choose from.
Stunning Swiss landscapes galore!
Start your Swiss Glacier Express in beautiful Zurich; Swizterland’s biggest city. Pop on over to the polyterrasse to take in the best views of the city. Why not go visit the grand resort bad ragez, the best spa resort in switzerland – only an hour away from zurich!
Your next destination awaits in the mountains of St Moritz! Your first true Swiss apline stop for the trip. From the mountain tops to the bottom of the lakes, there’s a wide range of things to see around St Moritz, and if you visit in the winter, it’s a skiing paradise!
Now let’s take a ride on a very unique and special train, the Glacier Express! The Glacier Express offers a slow and scenic journey through the alps from St Moritz to Zermatt, with panoramic windows in each train cabin. At the end of your transformative journey, you will arrive in Zermatt, which hosts the most famous Matterhorn – also known as the ‘Toblerone mountain’.
You’ll end your trip in the more relaxing city of Geneva! Take a stroll around Geneva lake and go visit cafe du soliel for a traditional Swiss fondue, where they have been serving it for the last 400 years! No trip to Switzerland would be complete without one afterall!
One week not enough? Check out the 2 week version of the Glacier Express here!
Being a city in a historically neutral country means that the medieval centre of Zurich is untouched by war damage, unlike many of its European neighbours. The city has a lot more going for it than the banks it is associated with, and a walk along the picturesque lake Zurich is a must.
See the glass-stained windows of Fraumünster
Go to the Lindt chocolate factory outlet
Go window-shopping on Bahnhofstrasse
Trains to St Moritz – 4.5 hours
St Moritz lies in the Oberengadin (upper inn valley) and is surrounded by magnificent Swiss alpine peaks. Known for their curative mineral springs, you’ll be able to find lots of different spas, or bad as they are known in Switzerland!
Take the Corviglia Funicular
Walk around the beautiful St. Moritz Lake
Ride the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bob Run
Glacier Express to Zermatt – 7.5 hours
Zermatt sits in the German part of Switzerland. with many wonderful ski villages and of course the famous Matterhorn, Zermatt is the Switz outdoors at it’s imposing best.
Visit the Matterhorn Glacier Palace
Watch sunrise at Lake Stellisee
Hike the 5 Lake Trail
Train to Geneva- 3.5 hours
Geneva lies at the southern tip of charming Switzerland and is surrounded by the Alps, offering spectacular views of Mont Blanc and Europe’s biggest mountains all year round. The city is the perfect place to experience contemporary art and culture before relaxing by the glittering Lake Geneva.
Climb the steps of the Cathedral’s towers for spectacular views of the city and lake.
A must see is the Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva. Best in the evening.
Relax and take in the scenery by the lake or people watch in one of the many cities cafes.
Finish your Swiss adventure back in beautiful Zurich ready for your flight home.