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Trip Overview

When in Switzerland why not enjoy two of the worlds most scenic train journeys and most beautiful Swiss villages? With this four-night vacation by rail you do just that travelling from Zurich to Basel on both the Bernina and Glacier Express trains via St Moritz and Zermatt!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful lake side in St Moritz
  • Be prepared for a breath-taking ride on the Bernina Express
  • Travel on the iconic Glacier Express train, ‘the slowest express train in the world'!
  • Relax in the picturesque Swiss village of Zermatt
  • Take in the amazing Matterhorn views from the Gornergrat mountain railway

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per the itinerary
  • Seat reservations on the Bernina and Glacier Express trains
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in St Moritz
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zermatt
  • Engadin card in St Moritz (May-Oct only) including all local transport
  • Gornergrat railway day trip from Zermatt
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 -ST MORITZ

Welcome to Switzerland! Take the train from the airport to St Moritz for a 2-night stay in the heart of the mountains. (Overnight St Moritz) B

DAY 2 -THE BERNINA EXPRESS DAY TRIP

Head south to Italy today and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery seen from a train anywhere in the world.?Cross mountain passes and admire the spectacular peaks of Piz Bernina and Piz?Palu. Have your camera ready for the magical Brusio spiral viaduct before thearriving into Tirano, northern Italy.? Enjoy lunch before hoping back on the train and heading back to St Moritz.? The varying light gives the scenery a different life, and once back in Chur enjoying taking stock of the amazing photos you have captured.(Overnight St Moritz)B

DAY 3 -THE GLACIER EXPRESS

Another day and another amazing train journey today, this time on the legendarypanoramic carriages of the Glacier Express. The train follows the Rhine Gorge and cross the?Oberalp?Pass, passing through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges. The views are breath-taking at times and your final destination Zermatt has a great selection of restaurants to enjoy dinner in the evening. (Overnight Zermatt)?B

DAY 4 -THE GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP

After breakfast enjoy a ride on the Gornergrat cog railway. The train climbs over bridges and through a fragrant forest of fir trees from where you will enjoy spectacular view of the iconic Matterhorn mountain. Chamois or Marmot can be found running freely at the topand if you are feeling energetic there are some gentle walking trails which reward hikers with even more breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks. Head back down the mountain and take a stroll through the pretty village of Zermatt. (Overnight Zermatt)B

DAY 5 -ZERMATT TO BASEL

When you are ready make your way the station for your train to Basel via Visp. B

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

Hotel Butterfly Zermatt

Hotel Butterfly Zermatt

Hotel Butterfly enjoys a quiet location in the centre of car-free Zermatt, only 250 yards from the Gornergratbahn train station. The hotel is in a quiet sunny location, featuring great ambiance and outstanding food and service. Wellness with steam bath, Finnish and Infrared sauna. All rooms with balcony, work desk, wireless LAN, television with CNN.

Parkhotel Beau Site

Parkhotel Beau Site

Hotel Beau Site is located in a quiet, yet central location in Zermatt, with beautiful views of the Matterhorn and within walking distance to the village centre for shopping and dining.

Riffelalp Resort

Riffelalp Resort

Feel relaxed in the beneficial mountain climate in the middle of fragrant pine and larch forests and with a spectacular view of the Matterhorn. Since the 19th century, guests have considered the Riffelalp as an exclusive place for peace and relaxation and they appreciate the diversity between sports activities, pleasant relaxation and the luxurious delights that the Riffelalp Resort 2222m offers. "A day well spent in the Alps is like some great symphony", said Mount Everest pionneer George Mallory. The British mountaineer enjoyed the high alpine freshness in the summer and was a five-star guest at Riffelalp high above Zermatt.

Arriving is an experience in itself. As the rack railway climbs and the commotion of the village is left behind, sit back, relax and enjoy the majestic view of the Matterhorn. In the summer, the highest tram in Europe waits at Riffelalp station to take you on what is probably the shortest tram ride in the world to the Riffelalp Resort. In the winter, our porter will be happy to pick you up on the skidoo. Or you can make use of the short walk through the picturesque forest to listen to the silence of Riffelalp for the first time.

Schweizerhof Hotel Zermatt

Schweizerhof Hotel Zermatt

An appealing Alpine chic boutique hotel, Schweizerhof Hotel and Spa, offers a Luxury 4* with 3 restaurants, Wellness area and Spa. Situated in the Bahnhofstrasse in the car-free Zermatt, the Hotel Schweizerhof offers you comfort, a concierge service and free WiFi. Close to the gornergrat railway station.

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Art Boutique Monopol St Moritz

The Monopol Art Boutique is a traditional hotel located in the centre of St Moritz, just 300 metres from the funicular to the Corviglia Mountain. The 73 rooms feature flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi internet access and bathrobes. Guests can make use of the spa area and hot tub, dine on authentic Italian cuisine in the Mono Restaurant or enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace overlooking the lake and mountains.

Art Boutique Monopol St Moritz

The Monopol Art Boutique is a traditional hotel located in the centre of St Moritz, just 300 metres from the funicular to the Corviglia Mountain. The 73 rooms feature flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi internet access and bathrobes. Guests can make use of the spa area and hot tub, dine on authentic Italian cuisine in the Mono Restaurant or enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace overlooking the lake and mountains.

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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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