The Glacier Express was an absolute highlight. The perfect way to conclude our tour in Switzerland. - L.L. - Arizona

Travel Switzerland by Rail in Luxury on this self-guided Glacier Express tour.

There are certainly faster ways to get from St. Moritz to Zermatt, but none more scenic or more memorable than the Glacier Express, “the slowest express train in the world.” From the glamorous resort of St Moritz, you will travel through narrow valleys, tight curves, 91 tunnels, and across 291 bridges. The route crosses the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters and descends into Valais before a cogwheel climb into the village of Zermatt, which sits at the base of the Matterhorn. This tour can also be offered in reverse (Zermatt to St. Moritz). NOTE: The Glacier Express train does not operate mid-October to mid-December.

First Class All the Way -- Option 1

You’ll travel in first-class comfort in panoramic cars that are air-cushioned and air-conditioned. The interiors are spacious and comfortable with an on-board information system available in six languages. There is an onboard restaurant where you can order al a carte of the menu. Trains run daily during summer and winter seasons.

Excellence Class All the Way -- Option 2 (upgrade)

The Glacier Express train now offers a premium luxury car that you can choose to upgrade to for the ride. Everyone is guaranteed a window seat in one of the 20 seats available in this exclusive compartment. Trains with Excellence class depart once a day in each direction. During the journey, you will be served a delectable 7-course menu with accompanying wines. In addition, you will be treated with a personal concierge, exclusive access to the Glacier bar and infotainment on a provided i-pad onboard. You can read more about the experience on the Excellence class here.



Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive St Moritz

Day 2 – Glacier Express

Day 3 – Zermatt

Day 4 – Depart Zermatt

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Tour Price

$1,395 USD per person ($1745 USD per person for Excellence Class upgrade option)

$299 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

01 January 2021 - 11 October 2021 for 4 days

01 January 2022 - 11 October 2022 for 4 days

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Commence your rail adventure in St. Moritz, the luxury Swiss alpine resort which has twice hosted the Olympics
  • Travel in first-class comfort in panoramic cars that are air-cushioned and air-conditioned
  • Glide through the Alps on an unforgettable rail journey over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels
  • Arrive in Zermatt, nestled below the iconic and incomparable Matterhorn
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