Glacier Express one-day tour from Zurich

Attention: The Glacier Express will not run from 15th October until the 9th of December 2018

Highlights:

  • Spectacular train ride through Switzerland
  • first-class seating on the Glacier Express
  • only train in Europe with a real kitchen onboard for delicious meals
  • visit of the lovely car-free village of Zermatt
  • choose from two scenic routes

Tour description:

Option A Route:  Zurich - Chur - Andermatt - Zermatt

Your private tour guide will pick you up from any centrally located Hotels or Apartments.

Depart around 9 AM from Zurich to Chur. After a short walk through the city center, we board the Glacier Express train.

The famous train of the Rhaetian Railway: On the 5 and a half hour we cross the Alps with the train on a spectacular journey over the Oberalp mountain pass, drive through Andermatt and continue all the way up to the beautiful car-free village of Zermatt.

The Glacier Express is the only regular train in Europe serving freshly cooked food onboard. The delicious local specialities are prepared by dedicated chefs. The meals are served directly to your comfortable first class seat with a table. Enjoy the meal with the georgeous views from your panoramic windows.

The meal service is optional. Your meals are not included in the tour prices
We recommend the 3-course set Menu for CHF 43.- per Person.

Vegeterian options are available. If you have any dietary requirements please tell us
at time of booking, so we can let the train crew know in advance.

In the evening we arrive at Zermatt where we do a walk through the village and have dinner if you want to before we return to Zurich.

We arrive in Zurich between 10 pm and 11:30 pm.

After arrival at the Zurich Main Station from where your guide will take you to your Hotel or Apartment.

Option B - Route: Zürich - Erstfeld - Göschenen - Andermatt - Chur - St. Moritz

Your private tour guide will meet you at the lobby of any centrally located Hotels or Apartments.

Depart around 8 AM from Zurich main station and travel to Andermatt by regional trains.
Your scenic train journey in first-class will begin already in Zurich.  

Shortly before noon, we will board the Glacier Express in Andermatt.

The Glacier Express is the only regular train in Europe serving freshly cooked food onboard. The delicious local specialities are prepared by dedicated chefs. The meals are served directly to your comfortable first class seat with a table. Enjoy the meal with the georgeous views from your panoramic windows.

The meal service is optional. Your meals are not included in the tour prices
We recommend the 3-course set Menu for CHF 43.- per Person.

Vegeterian options are available. If you have any dietary requirements please tell us
at time of booking, so we can let the train crew know in advance.

Enjoy this spectacular five-hour journey on the Glacier Express. With this option you will be traveling on the Albula line, one of only three train routes which are a UNESCO world heritage site.

We will cross the Oberalp mountain pass, travel through Chur and over the
famous Landwasser viaduct to the lovely alpine town of St. Moritz.

If you desire, you can have dinner in St. Moritz.

Afterwards, we return to Zurich where we
will arrive between 8 PM and 10 PM.

Your guide will take you back to your Hotel or Apartment.

Prices:

Number of participants/ Rates per person in Swiss Francs

Price for either Option A or B. Both routes have the same price.

1 adult:   CHF 545.-

2 adults: CHF 450.-

3 adults: CHF 420.-

4 adults: CHF 400.-

5 adults: CHF 370.-

6 adults: CHF 350.-

Children 6 - 15 years: CHF 70.-

Children 0 - 5 years: free

Maximum group size six adults and three children.
An adult must accompany children.

Reservations well ahead of time are highly recommended for this
tour as seats on the Glacier Express can sell out weeks
in advance.

Inclusions:

  • All train tickets in first class and entry fees for you and the private guide

  • departure from centrally located Hotels or Apartments

  • private guide throughout the whole trip

  • all activities mentioned in the tour description

  • Route A or Route B on the Glacier Express

  • mandatory seat reservations/surcharge for the panoramic train

  • service (gratuities)

Exclusions:

  • your meals and drinks

  • travel insurance

  • any personal expenses

  • overnight accommodation

Glacier Express arrving at Filisur

Glacier Express arrving at Filisur

Oberalp mountainpass by train

Oberalp mountainpass by train

Train on the Landwasser viaduct

Train on the Landwasser viaduct

Zermatt panorama

Zermatt panorama

A regional train near Andermatt

A regional train near Andermatt