Glacier Express All Inclusive 2014
Majestic mountains, beautiful towns and superb journeys
Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all-inclusive stay, we explore elegant St Moritz, charming Tirano and beautiful Arosa on some of Switzerland's most iconic trains.
Days 1-2 - To Strasbourg and Tiefencastel
We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Paris, where we change trains and continue to Strasbourg. We spend one night at the Ibis Strasbourg Gare, and enjoy dinner together in a local restaurant. On Day 2 we travel by rail to Basel and onward via Chur to Tiefencastel. Set in the heart of the beautiful Swiss Alps, Tiefencastel offers a beautiful base from which to explore. Our hotel for six nights is the 3* Albula & Julier.
Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, dinner
Day 3 - St Moritz
Today we travel by rail to St Moritz, along the UNESCO-listed Albula Railway line. A pioneering project, the line traverses the steep valleys with an array of spiralling loops - offering incredible views of the beautiful scenery. Later we arrive in St Moritz, a town synonymous with glamour. Here you can explore - or perhaps ascend the Diavolezza cable car, reaching 9,970 feet (3,039m) for a wonderful panorama - before our return journey.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Days 4-5 - Bernina Express to Tirano
We enjoy an excursion on the Bernina Express today, one of the highlights of this tour. The line winds its way over steep ravines and past wild waterfalls as we pass through the Engadine Valley, and cross over the distinctive Brusio Viaduct on our way to Tirano in northern Italy. We have free time in this idyllic town before returning to Tiefencastel. Spend a day at leisure on Day 5 - there are several walks from the town, and Parc Ela, Switzerland's largest nature park, is within easy reach. You can also enjoy 50% fares on local transport with your Rail Discoveries Tailor-Made Swiss Card.
Days 4-5 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Days 6-7 - Chur and the Arosa Line
We take the train to Chur, where we join the Arosa Line. This stunning ride climbs from Chur, crossing the elegant Langweiser Viaduct, before reaching charming, lakeside Arosa. Later we return to Chur, Switzerland's oldest town. You have time to discover the historic centre before returning to Tiefencastel. Day 7 is at leisure.
Days 6-7 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 8 - The Glacier Express
Leaving Tiefencastel, we connect with the iconic Glacier Express in Chur for the amazing journey to Andermatt. Our trip passes the scenery for which Switzerland is known; neat vineyards, meadows and woodland rising to the snow-capped peaks. We travel over dramatic mountain passes and along the beautiful Rhine Valley to Andermatt. We then change trains and continue through the lakeside scenery via Lucerne to Basel, for a night at the Hotel Schweizerhof.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9 - Homeward bound
We join the high-speed train to Paris this morning. Here we connect with the Eurostar service to London.
These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.
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