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Glacier Express: 1 Week

7 nights

Stunning Swiss landscapes galore!

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.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Route: Zurich St Moritz Zermatt Geneva

Nights: 7

Countries: 1

Transport: Train

Sustainability: This trip creates 3.94kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 68.86kg.

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Embark on your Swiss Glacier Express adventure in the vibrant city of Zurich, Switzerland’s largest urban hub. Treat yourself to stunning cityscape views from Polyterrasse and consider a rejuvenating visit to the exquisite Bad Ragaz resort, renowned as Switzerland’s premier spa destination, just an hour away from Zurich.

Your journey continues to the picturesque mountains of St. Moritz, marking your first authentic Swiss Alpine experience. St. Moritz offers a wealth of attractions, from lofty mountain peaks to tranquil lakeshores. If you happen to visit during the winter, you’ll find yourself in a skiing paradise!

Then, board the extraordinary Glacier Express; a train like no other. This unique journey winds slowly through the stunning Alps, traveling from St. Moritz to Zermatt, boasting panoramic windows in each train carriage. Your journey culminates in Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn, affectionately known as the ‘Toblerone Mountain.’

The final stop of your adventure is the charming city of Geneva, perfect for unwinding. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Geneva, and don’t miss the chance to savor traditional Swiss fondue at Café du Soleil, where this delectable dish has been served for over four centuries. No visit to Switzerland would be complete without indulging in this iconic treat!

– Train tickets from the first to the last city on the route, as shown in the map.

– Any Interrail or Eurail passes if required, based on the best value for you.

– All possible seat reservations – not just the compulsory ones!

– Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels or hotels – tested by us

– Walking or public transport directions between the stations and your booked accommodation.

– Travel Disruption Protection – alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption.

– 24hr emergency phone number to use while you’re away.

– Personalised travel pack with your travel times, accommodation information, directions, language guides and things to see and do in each location.

– Exclusive discounts on attractions across Europe.

 

Trip Details

Route: Zurich St Moritz Zermatt Geneva

Nights: 7

Countries: 1

Transport: Train

Sustainability: This trip creates 3.94kg of carbon emissions. Flying the same route would create 68.86kg.

Reviews:    All independent reviews

Trip Description

Stunning Swiss landscapes galore!

Embark on your Swiss Glacier Express adventure in the vibrant city of Zurich, Switzerland’s largest urban hub. Treat yourself to stunning cityscape views from Polyterrasse and consider a rejuvenating visit to the exquisite Bad Ragaz resort, renowned as Switzerland’s premier spa destination, just an hour away from Zurich.

Your journey continues to the picturesque mountains of St. Moritz, marking your first authentic Swiss Alpine experience. St. Moritz offers a wealth of attractions, from lofty mountain peaks to tranquil lakeshores. If you happen to visit during the winter, you’ll find yourself in a skiing paradise!

Then, board the extraordinary Glacier Express; a train like no other. This unique journey winds slowly through the stunning Alps, traveling from St. Moritz to Zermatt, boasting panoramic windows in each train carriage. Your journey culminates in Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn, affectionately known as the ‘Toblerone Mountain.’

The final stop of your adventure is the charming city of Geneva, perfect for unwinding. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Geneva, and don’t miss the chance to savor traditional Swiss fondue at Café du Soleil, where this delectable dish has been served for over four centuries. No visit to Switzerland would be complete without indulging in this iconic treat!

 

One week not enough? Check out the 2 week version of the Glacier Express here!

What's Included?

Itinerary

Zurich (1 night)

Nestled in the heart of Switzerland, Zurich boasts a unique blend of historical charm and modern vitality. As a city situated in a historically neutral country, Zurich’s medieval center remains untouched by war damage, offering a glimpse into its rich past. However, Zurich is more than just its financial reputation; it’s a city of picturesque landscapes, and a leisurely walk along Lake Zurich is an absolute must.

Highlights

    Admire the mesmerizing glass-stained windows of Fraumünster.

    Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Lindt chocolate factory outlet.

    Indulge in some retail therapy while window-shopping on Bahnhofstrasse.

    Trains to St Moritz – 4.5 hours

St Moritz (2 nights)

St. Moritz, nestled in the Oberengadin region and surrounded by magnificent Swiss Alpine peaks, beckons travelers with its natural beauty and curative mineral springs. Known locally as ‘bads,’ these spas have been a part of Switzerland’s heritage for centuries.

Highlights

    Ascend the Corviglia Funicular for breathtaking vistas.

    Stroll along the stunning shores of St. Moritz Lake.

    Experience an adrenaline rush with a ride on the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympia Bob Run.

    Glacier Express to Zermatt – 7.5 hours

Zermatt (2 nights)

Situated in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, Zermatt is a gateway to a world of outdoor adventure. This charming village boasts an array of ski resorts and the iconic Matterhorn, making it an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Highlights

    Explore the wonders of the Matterhorn Glacier Palace.

    Witness the magical sunrise at Lake Stellisee.

    Hike the picturesque 5 Lake Trail for a memorable experience.

    Train to Geneva- 3.5 hours

Geneva (2 nights)

Geneva, located at the southern tip of Switzerland, is a city surrounded by the majestic Alps, offering breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and Europe’s tallest peaks. It’s a hub of contemporary art, culture, and serene lakeside charm, making it the perfect place to unwind.

Highlights

    Climb the towers of the Cathedral for panoramic city and lake views.

    Marvel at the Jet d’Eau, especially enchanting in the evening.

    Embrace the serene lakeside ambiance or people-watch at cozy city cafes.

Zurich (End Trip)

Conclude your Swiss adventure back in Zurich, soaking in the memories of this remarkable journey before heading home.