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Majestic mountains and superb rail journeys

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9 days From £1,499 per person
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Book your 2021 holiday before 31st October and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply

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No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2021 Tour code: 21TFS

About the tour

Discover scenic Switzerland as you experience the best of its railways. Journey on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express, and enjoy captivating visits to the chocolate-box villages of the Alps.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London & Tiefencastel

Meet at our London St Pancras Departure Office and board the Eurostar to Paris. Change trains here, continuing to Strasbourg for the night. After some free time on Day 2, continue by rail to Tiefencastel, travelling via Basel and Chur. On arrival, check into the cosy Hotel Albula & Julier for an all inclusive stay.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Strasbourg
Day 3 - St Moritz & the Albula Railway

Take the train to spectacular St Moritz today, travelling along the UNESCO-listed Albula Railway. The line traverses the steep valleys in spiralling loops - offering incredible Alpine views over towering trees, rugged mountainsides and deep valleys. The train arrives into St Moritz, a town surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and evergreen forests. Enjoy free time to look around or visit one of the pavement cafés. You could do a little shopping at the chic boutiques, or perhaps join the Diavolezza cable car and journey to 9,970 feet for breathtaking views over the Mortasch Glacier.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
St Moritz
Days 4-5 - The Bernina Express

Today you have free time in Tiefencastel, with plenty to discover. Situated within Parc Ela, Switzerland's largest natural park, you can explore on one of the many marked walks and enjoy the stunning scenery at your own pace. Perhaps visit the Swiss heritage-listed Church of St Stefan, dating back to 1343, adorned with original paintings and wood carvings. Alternatively, you could make the most of your Swiss Travel Card and visit the Albula Railway Museum in nearby Bergun.

On Day 5 board the Bernina Express today, one of the highlights of your tour. The line winds its way over steep ravines and past dramatic waterfalls, travelling through countless tunnels and over almost 200 bridges. The journey continues through the Engadine Valley and the Albula Tunnel, crossing the Bernina Pass and ascending to around 7,000 feet before traversing the spiralling Brusio Viaduct on the approach to Tirano in northern Italy. There's free time here before returning to Tiefencastel.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bernina Express
Days 6-7 - Chur & the Arosa Line

Travelling by rail to Chur this morning, join the Arosa Line for a stunning journey that crosses the elegant Langwieser Viaduct before reaching lakeside Arosa. Enjoy free time to explore and drink in the views, then return to Chur, Switzerland's oldest town. Here you can discover the historic centre, home to a 12th-century cathedral and the arcaded Rathaus (Town Hall). There are also many pedestrianised streets to wander, each boasting a fantastic selection of shops. Alternatively, you may like to visit one of the local museums.

Day 7 gives you another chance to take advantage of your included travel card. The Swiss rail network is known as one of the most efficient and well-run in the world; this punctuality, combined with Switzerland's fantastic scenery, means there isn't a better way to discover Switzerland's natural scenic beauty.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Chur
Day 8 - The Glacier Express

Experience the climax of your holiday today, returning to Chur where you connect with the iconic Glacier Express, affectionately known as the slowest express train in the world. Travelling along this narrow-gauge railway, idyllic vistas unfold as you wind through striking ravines and snow-covered peaks, making your way towards Andermatt.

The train features panoramic windows, giving superb views of the delightful Alpine scenery. From the comfort of your seat, pass through neat vineyards, flower-filled meadows and forests that rise up to meet the mountains. After snaking its way into the beautiful Rhône Valley, the Glacier Express makes its final approach into Brig. Here you change trains, making your way to Mulhouse for a relaxing evening.

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

Join the high-speed service to Paris this morning, then board the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast
St Pancras International

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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Reviews

92% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Ms J Stokes

Submitted 29/10/2019

Thoroughly enjoyable. Lots of good scenery. A good train experience with 26 trains in all.

M Cleaver

Submitted 23/10/2019

Trains and landscapes!! Wow, the Swiss know how to organise and keep their country clean and tidy. Loved it. Group demographics- aged, retired! Problems arose with people lugging suitcases around train stations and onto trains. More work needs to be done in highlighting the difficulties that people will encounter, in your brochures. But there was never a dull moment. Will never forget the holiday.

Rev D Tate

Submitted 22/10/2019

Excellent itinerary with quality hotels and tour manager

Mr J Toynbee

Submitted 09/10/2019

It was an excellent holiday but the "all inclusivd bit" was a let down. The wine choice was poor

Mr R Kirby

Submitted 08/10/2019

A well organised action packed holiday. Very caring Tour Manager

Anonymous

Submitted 29/08/2019

We had a fabulous time that was made extra special by our tour manager Christine who was a lot of fun ! Everyone was very well looked after and encouraged to mix and meet new people.

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