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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. Services were 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

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore elegant St Moritz, Tirano and beautiful Arosa, as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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2018SepOct
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9 days from £1,595 pp

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Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2019MaySep

11 days from £2,095 pp

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Scenic Switzerland by RailScenic Switzerland by Rail

Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.

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2018Sep
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8 days from £1,195 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive Fly:Rail

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore St Moritz, charming Tirano and beautiful Arosa , as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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2018Sep
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8 days from £1,395 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas

The winter wonderland of Switzerland awaits on this all-inclusive festive break. With fantastic excursions on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, enjoy elegant resorts, snowy vistas and Swiss hospitality.

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2018Dec

8 days from £1,595 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive in Winter

Discover the magnificent wintry setting of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay with visits to elegant St Moritz, charming Tirano and Arosa on some of the most iconic Swiss trains.

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2019JanFeb

8 days from £1,495 pp

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