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Trip Overview

There’s a reason the Glacier Express is world famous, and on this five-day rail journey you’ll get to experience its appeal for yourself. From London, you’ll arrive in lakefront Zurich and spend two nights discovering this cosmopolitan city’s charms. With wonderful walking streets, versatile shopping options, a medieval quarter and incredible views of the Alps, Zurich is sure to please. Then, continue on to Brig, where you will board the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps to the exclusive resort town of St Moritz for two additional nights.

Highlights

  • Enjoy two nights in beautiful, cosmopolitan Zurich
  • Travel on one of the world's most scenic train journeys through Switzerland
  • Spend two additional nights discovering luxurious St. Moritz

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Eurostar rail travel
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • Three-day Swiss Pass in standard class
  • Reservations on the Glacier Express between Brig and St. Moritz
  • City Tour including Cable-car ride and lake cruise in Zurich
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – LONDON TO ZURICH
Your journey begins in London, where you’ll travel to St Pancras International Station and board a Eurostar train to Paris. From there, you’ll connect onto another train en route to your first destination: Zurich! When you arrive, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and get settled. Then, step out on the town and do some exploring in the evening. (Overnight in Zurich)

 DAY 2 - ZURICH
Explore the old town's classical Swiss architecture this morning, including the stunning Baroque Jesuit church and the medieval Chapel Bridge.  In the afternoon embark on a half day sightseeing tour aboard a comfortable coach taking in the old town highlights as well as the surrounding area.  Ride the cable car up to the nearby vantage point of Felsenegg for some spectacular views and photo opportunities before returning to the city via a relaxing ferry ride on Lake Zurich. (Overnight in Zurich) B

 DAY 3 – GLACIER EXPRESS FROM BRIG TO ST. MORITZ
After breakfast this morning, use your Swiss Pass to travel from Zurich to Brig. Once in Brig, board the famous red panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express. This fantastic journey across the Swiss Alps runs over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and reaches its highest point at the Oberalp Pass, 6,669 feet above sea level. Pass majestic snow-capped peaks, dramatic gorges, glacial streams and alpine meadows before crossing the famous Landwasser Viaduct and arriving into St. Moritz. On arrival in St Moritz, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and relax, or head out for the evening. (Overnight in St Moritz) B

 DAY 4 – ST. MORITZ
Have breakfast and then enjoy a full day soaking up the scenery of St Moritz, famous for its champagne climate and its glamorous ski scene. It is said that winter sports were invented here, and there are plenty of activities to choose from in both winter and summer. Explore a few of the 112 miles of walking trails, some crossing through Switzerland's only national park. Or try your hand at mountain biking, golf, or skiing. For a bit of culture, head to the Segantini Museum, which has a lovely collection of works by local artist Giovanni Segantini. Alternatively, you can choose just to lounge by the beautiful lake and take it easy. (Overnight in St Moritz) B

 DAY 5 – DEPART ST. MORITZ
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and take the train back to Zurich to continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists can help you with all the details. B

 MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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