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Glacier Express

Known as the 'Orient Express of the Alps', the Glacier Express is famed for being the slowest 'express' train in the world.

Glacier Express

Also known as the 'Orient Express of the Alps', the Glacier Express is famed for being the slowest 'express' train in the world. Linking Brig with Chur, the train makes its way across literally hundreds of bridges and viaducts, as well as over 90 tunnels, along its route.

One of the highlights of the journey comes when the train climbs the 6,669 foot Oberalp Pass. It uses cogwheels in the steepest places. You can see green valleys, picturesque villages, the high Alpine lake on the Oberalp Pass, and the Matterhorn. The Glacier Express train made its first journey in 1930. Services were suspended from 1943-1946 due to the Second World War. The line only ran seasonally due to the adverse weather conditions, until the completion of the Furka Tunnel in 1982. Since then, it has run year-round excursions.

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Glacier Express All Inclusive

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore elegant St Moritz, Tirano and beautiful Arosa, as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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2020MayJunJulAugSepOct

9 days from £1,599 pp

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Glacier Express & Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunAugSep
2021MayJunJulAugSep

12 days from £2,495 pp

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Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.

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2020MayJunSepOct

8 days from £1,299 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas

Discover the delights of Switzerland at New Year on this all inclusive festive break. Travel through winter wonderlands on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, explore elegant resorts, and soak up incredible snowy vistas.

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2020Dec

8 days from £1,659 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year

Discover the delights of Switzerland at New Year on this all inclusive festive break. Travel through winter wonderlands on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, explore elegant resorts, and soak up incredible snowy vistas.

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2020Dec

8 days from £1,659 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive in Winter

Discover the magnificent wintry setting of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay with visits to elegant St Moritz, charming Tirano and Arosa on some of the most iconic Swiss trains.

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2021JanFeb

8 days from £1,599 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive Fly:Rail

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore St Moritz, charming Tirano and beautiful Arosa , as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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