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Experience an unmissable rail adventure

9 days From £1,599 £1,499 per person
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2023 Tour code: 23TFS

About the tour

Journey on the world-famous Glacier Express on an all-inclusive holiday, travelling on Switzerland's most spectacular railways, exploring its charming towns and enjoying breathtaking 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 offers an enticing blend of French and German culture, and you have some time this morning to take it in. You could visit the striking Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, or take a walk along the Rhine River. This afternoon you continue by rail to Tiefencastel, a pretty village in Switzerland's Graubünden region, for a six-night stay.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - 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 taking 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.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - St Moritz & the Albula Line

Today you head to the chic resort of St Moritz, soaking up the Alpine views on the way from aboard the UNESCO-listed Albula Railway. The line winds and spirals through steep valleys and dramatic scenery. You arrive in St Moritz, a ski resort known for its stylish boutiques, grand hotels and glamorous cafés, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and evergreen forests. With free time to explore, you could indulge in a little shopping, pause to sip a cocktail in a bar or join the Diavolezza cable car for breathtaking views over the Mortasch Glacier. On our return journey we stop in Bergün where you are free to visit The Albula Railway Museum if you wish.

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; maybe 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. You 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 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. If you enjoy golf, another option is to visit one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Alps, at nearby Alvaneu, with a modern spa and sulphurous baths.

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

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 panoramic train windows providing the perfect picture frame. Your luggage is transferred from your hotel in Basel for you, so there's no need to worry about a thing. Enjoy the experience as you glide past ever-changing vistas of mountain vineyards, wildflower meadows and pine forests. After snaking through the beautiful Rhône Valley, the Glacier Express makes its final approach into Brig, and your journey draws to a close. Change trains, making your way to Basel for a relaxing final evening.

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

This morning you take the train to Paris, where you join 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
Eurostar
Glacier Express

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K Harding

3 stars

Submitted 28/Oct

Good value

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K Brown

5 stars

Submitted 28/Oct

Brilliant and Spectular mountain scenery by rail.

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Linda Lott

5 stars

Submitted 24/Oct

Very well planned throughout and a very good organised guide

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Mick

5 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

Good value.

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A M

5 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

Very good value for money.

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Marie Elizabeth Williams

5 stars

Submitted 23/Oct

An amazing experience

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