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9 days From £1,549 per person
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Free Standard Class return rail tickets: from your local station to London (excluding any Transport for London travel in London and Gatwick/Heathrow Express) available on all Rail Discoveries 2022 European Holidays by rail

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2022 Tour code: 22TFS

About the tour

Journey on the 'Orient Express of the Alps' 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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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 48 reviews

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Ms J Stokes

4 stars

Submitted 29 Oct 2019

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

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M Cleaver

5 stars

Submitted 23 Oct 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.

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Rev D Tate

5 stars

Submitted 22 Oct 2019

Excellent itinerary with quality hotels and tour manager

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Mr J Toynbee

4 stars

Submitted 09 Oct 2019

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

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Mr R Kirby

5 stars

Submitted 08 Oct 2019

A well organised action packed holiday. Very caring Tour Manager

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Mr DJ Rundell

5 stars

Submitted 21 Aug 2019

Everything was organised really well by the really excellent tour manager, Steve Pritchard. A really enjoyable holiday! He even set up so wonderful trips for us on the free days.

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