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Experience an unmissable rail adventure

9 days From £1,499 per person
No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2022 Tour code: 22TFS

About the tour

Journey on the world-class Glacier Express on an all-inclusive holiday that sees you journey on Switzerland's most spectacular railways, explore its chocolate-box towns and be regaled by majestic Alpine scenery.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London & Strasbourg

From London St Pancras, take the Eurostar to Paris. Here, change trains and continue to Strasbourg where you spend the night in a local hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Tiefencastel

Strasbourg boasts an enticing blend of French and German culture, and you have a little time this morning to take it in. Perhaps visit the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, a striking Gothic wonder, or take a walk along the Rhine River. This afternoon you continue to Tiefencastel, a pretty village in Switzerland's Graubünden region, for a six-night stay.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - St Moritz & the Albula Line

Head to stunning St Moritz, soaking up the Alpine views on the way from aboard the UNESCO-listed Albula Railway. The line winds through the steep valleys in spiralling loops, immersing you in incredible scenery of towering trees, rugged mountainsides and deep valleys. You arrive in St Moritz, a ski resort world-famous for its glitzy boutiques, grand hotels and glamorous cafés, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and evergreen forests. With some free time to explore, you could indulge in a little shopping, pause to sip a cocktail in a chic bar or join the Diavolezza cable car for breathtaking views over the Mortasch Glacier.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Tiefencastel

You have free time in Tiefencastel and there's plenty here to discover. The town is nestled within Parc Ela, Switzerland's largest natural park, and there are a number of marked walks nearby, perfect for talking in the scenery at your own pace. In the town, the Swiss heritage-listed Church of St Stefan, dating back to 1343 and adorned with original paintings and wood carvings, is a must-see. If you'd rather explore further afield, you can make the most of your included Swiss Travel Card for reduced fares.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - The Bernina Express

Enjoy one of the highlights of your trip, a journey on the spectacular Bernina Express. Admire the scenery as you cross steep ravines and pass dramatic waterfalls and glittering glaciers. Enter the Albula Tunnel, one of the highest tunnels in the Alps, before crossing the Bernina Pass and traversing the famous Brusio Viaduct on the way to Tirano in northern Italy. You have free time in this pretty town; perhaps visit the church, Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, with its ornately frescoed interior, or enjoy a taste of Italy with a glass of local Italian wine.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Chur & the Arosa Line

Take the train to Chur where you join the Arosa Line for a stunning journey that crosses the Langweiser Viaduct, a distinctive bridge spanning a vast, forested gorge. Reach the traditional Swiss town of Arosa, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Lake Obersee. There's free time to look around before returning to Chur, Switzerland's oldest town. There's plenty here to discover, and you have time to explore at your own pace. Wander through the historic centre, home to a 12th-century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral and the arcaded Rathaus, or Town Hall, or visit one of the local museums.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Tiefencastel

Today is free, giving you another chance to take advantage of your included travel card. The Swiss rail network is known as one of the most efficient in the world, and combined with Switzerland's fantastic scenery, there's no better way to discover the country's natural beauty. One great option is to visit the Albula Railway Museum in nearby Bergün, where you'll learn all about the fascinating history and construction of the Albula Railway.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - The Glacier Express

Experience an unmissable Swiss rail adventure today as you join the iconic Glacier Express for a journey through the striking ravines and snow-covered peaks of the Alps. Affectionately referred to as the 'slowest express train in the world', this relaxed journey is about as scenic as it gets, with the panoramic train windows serving as the perfect picture frame. Enjoy a front-row seat as you glide past idyllic and ever-changing vistas of neat vineyards, wildflower-filled meadows and pine trees that rise to meet the mountains. After snaking through the beautiful Rhône Valley, the Glacier Express makes its final approach into Brig, and your unforgettable journey on this world-famous train draws to a close. Change trains, making your way to Mulhouse for a relaxing final evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Mulhouse & London

Your holiday comes to an end today. You take the train to Paris this morning, where you board the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Hotel Albula & Julier, Tiefencastel

Hotel Albula & Julier, Tiefencastel

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Trains

Arosa Line
Bernina Express
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Glacier Express

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Reviews

4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 74 reviews

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L Esson

4 stars

Submitted 16/May

Overall very good. Warning of steep walk from hotel to station would have been useful. Bernina Express much overrated - local trains better. Warning Switzerland is dead in May would also have been good. Tour guide well organised and very pleasant but could not give much advice on rest day activities as he had not been to this area before. Some scheduled transfer times were overambitious, and it would be a more pleasant experience if there were fewer transfers between the French overnight stops and the Swiss destination.

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L Irons

3 stars

Submitted 15/May

There are elements of this holiday that are first rate others leave a lot to be desired. DO NOT travel to the Alps in May, everywhere is CLOSED; the winter season has finished and the summer season not yet begun. I think 2 “free” days was too much time to kill when there wasn’t much to do. This was not helped by the fact our guide had never visited the area before and had little to offer by way of suggestions. Hotel was comfortable, food was good, service was prompt and courteous,good Wi-Fi. Trains were the highlight and scenery spectacular. We didn’t board the Bernina Express in Tiefencastel for our journey to St Moritz, as stated in our programme notes but we did on the return journey. Final comment must relate to the location of the hotel. It’s a very steep walk between the station and hotel, prior knowledge of this would be advisable.

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Mr Woolley

4 stars

Submitted 14/May

Amazing scenery. Wonderful rail journeys and tour guide. Great fellow travellers.

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M Savage

3 stars

Submitted 14/May

Trip well organised great courier but main Hotel was a 2star hotel in the wrong location and more advice could have been given when booking about luggage . Also when we went there in May no cable cars running as the Season hadn’t started and we should have been informed of this when booking .

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Sylvia Woolley

4 stars

Submitted 8/May

Tour itself very well organised, pre tour communication lacking, tour guide, Maggie, excellent.

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Mr Woodcraft

5 stars

Submitted 8/May

Brilliant trip with best ever tour manager.

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