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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas

(Tour code: 17TFX)A festive tour on iconic railways

The winter wonderland of Switzerland awaits on this all-inclusive festive break. With fantastic excursions on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, enjoy elegant resorts, snowy vistas and Swiss hospitality.

Tour Highlights
  • Tiefencastel
  • Christmas on the Bernina Express
  • Journey on the Arosa Line
  • Journey on the Glacier Express
  • Journey on the Albula railway line to St Moritz
  • Tirano
  • Chur
  • Brig
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    All Inclusive Board Basis
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Days 1-2

To Strasbourg and Tiefencastel

Meet at our exclusive departure office for the Eurostar to Paris. Change for the TGV to Strasbourg where you spend tonight. On Day 2 continue to Switzerland, changing at Basel and Chur before reaching Tiefencastel where you enjoy a welcome glass of mulled wine and a special Christmas Eve dinner.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
The Bernina Express
Day 3

Christmas on the Bernina Express

Celebrate Christmas on the famous Bernina Express. Crossing frosted bridges and the iconic Brusio Viaduct, weave through the Engadine Valley to Tirano in northern Italy where there is free time before the return journey. Back in Tiefencastel, you will enjoy a special Christmas dinner tonight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
St Moritz
Days 4-5

St Moritz and at leisure

Today, travel to the glamorous winter resort of St Moritz on the Albula line, an extension of the Bernina Express. Set on a shimmering lake and crowned by majestic snowcovered hills and mountains, St Moritz is a hive of activity. You are free to explore the town. Day 5 is at leisure. Tiefencastel is a delightfully traditional Swiss town surrounded by Alpine peaks.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7

Chur & the Arosa Line

Take the train to Chur, which is Switzerland's oldest settlement. Here you have time to explore Chur's authentic Old Town. Then board the stunning Arosa Line, which climbs 1km from Chur to the charming lakeside resort of Arosa. Day 7 is at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Glacier Express
Day 8

The Glacier Express

Leaving Tiefencastel, travel on the iconic Glacier Express for an amazing journey to Andermatt. The train passes icy forests, frozen rivers and sparkling glaciers, which all play their part in creating the winter wonderland setting for which Switzerland is renowned. The train features panoramic carriages which offer fantastic views of the mountain vistas as you snake through the Alpine scenery en-route to Andermatt. Change trains at Andermatt and head to the Hotel Schweizerhof in Basel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9

Homeward bound

We join the TGV to Paris this morning. Here we connect with the Eurostar to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

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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