Spring was the ideal time to ride the Glacier Express—Lots of snow in the mountains and everything sparkles. - T.Y. - Indiana


Day 1 – Arrive St Moritz

Travel by First Class SBB rail from Zurich or Geneva airport, or from the Swiss border to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 2 – Glacier Express

After breakfast, board the legendary Glacier Express for your journey across Switzerland’s Alpine wonderland, crossing 291 bridges, passing through 71 tunnels, and across the Oberalp Pass. Ascending the Mattertal, you’ll arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon. Overnight at your 4-star hotel in Zermatt.

Day 3 – Zermatt

You can take the classic cogwheel railway excursion to the top of the Gornergrat where you’ll be surrounded by more 4,000-meter peaks than anywhere else in the Alps. Enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 4 – Depart Zermatt

Travel from Zermatt by First Class rail to Geneva or Zurich airport or to the Swiss border for onward travel. Your Alpenwild Certified Switzerland Specialist can also assist with other travel plans within Switzerland. This itinerary can also be offered in reverse (Zermatt to St. Moritz)

Glacier Express Train

Activity Level

Alpenwild trips are designed for people who are active and filled with a spirit of adventure. We rate this trip as easy and the Glacier Express and Gornergrat railways are wheelchair accessible. You should be capable of walking about one mile per day. On one day you will take a mountain railway to an elevation of over 10,000 feet.