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Glacier Express

Also known as the 'Orient Express of the Alps', the Glacier Express is famed for being the slowest 'express' train in the world. Linking Brig with Chur, the train makes its way across literally hundreds of bridges and viaducts, as well as over 90 tunnels, along its route.

One of the highlights of the journey comes when the train climbs the 6,669 foot Oberalp Pass. It uses cogwheels in the steepest places. You can see green valleys, picturesque villages, the high Alpine lake on the Oberalp Pass, and the Matterhorn. The Glacier Express train made its first journey in 1930, with services only suspended from 1943-1946 due to the Second World War. The line only ran seasonally due to the adverse weather conditions, until the completion of the Furka Tunnel in 1982. Since then, it has run year-round excursions.

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Glacier Express All Inclusive
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Glacier Express All Inclusive in Winter
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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas
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2024Dec
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Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year
4.5 stars(17 reviews)
2024Dec
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2024AugSep
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Glacier Express All Inclusive
23/May
Carol Barnes
5 stars
“Brilliant
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Glacier Express All Inclusive in Winter
2/Apr
Eric Waters
5 stars
“Holiday was very good Bernina and Glacier express trains were excellent lots of snow going through the mountains only downside was the walk up the hill everyday although a local bus was available and having to transport cases across Paris and on to final destination
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Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year
11/Jan
K Brown
5 stars
“.It was a wonderful tour, scenery was stunning, my 5 th tour overall with the Glacier Express, says it all, the Hotel at Tiefencastel was up to its highest Standard, our Tour Mgr was excellent, produced a lovely booklet which covered the whole tour in extroadinary detail which was brilliant. Overall I give this tour 5+. I am a gold Customer and will travel again in the near future.
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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas
12/Jan
Mike Batson
4 stars
“This would have been 5 stars but for the following. 1.Disappointment being changed from Strasbourg to Mulhouse. Mulhouse was attractive and the hotel very good but the journey was too long,we arrived too late to see anything and had to leave next morning just as the market was opening. 2. The group was 34 in number(much too big),our guide was very good but many struggled to keep up. 3. Tiefencastel, The hotel was clean,very warm and comfortable,but a bit stingy on the bathroom products(one small sachet of body wash each) and packed lunches (considering one day was Christmas Day).And all inclusive is perhaps a description that stretches a point! It”s only at tiefencastel and that is limited to while you are eating. 4. Communication is sometimes muddled by receiving some messages from Great Rail, a sister company 5,We paid for our luggage to be transported to Tiefencastel,but a week before departure were notified that the company (Sherpr) knew nothing about it .RD has reimbursed our money.Luggage on trains can be problematic. 6.Otherwise,brilliant holiday. Christmas day,snow,good company,treasured memories……..
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