Glacier Express panoramic train - day tour from Zurich


  • A spectacular train ride through Switzerland

  • The only train in Europe with a real kitchen onboard for delicious meals

  • Visit the village of Zermatt or St.Moritz

  • Choose from two scenic routes
    A: including Oberalp mountain pass & Zermatt
    B: including Oberalp mountain pass, Landwasser viaduct & UNESCO Albula train route

Season 2019: daily, no departures between October 14 until December 9

Recommended time of reservation: 3 months before departure
Please book as early as possible, as the demand is very high.

Definite tour confirmation can only be given 3 months before departure.

Option A

Route:  Zurich - Chur - Andermatt - Zermatt

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

During the five hour journey on this premium panoramic train we cross the Alps. Enjoy the spectacular journey over the Oberalp mountain pass, drive through Andermatt and continue then all the way up to the beautiful car-free village of Zermatt.

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.


Option B

Route: Zürich - Erstfeld - Andermatt - St.Moritz

Depart around 8 AM from Zurich main station and travel to Andermatt by regional trains.
Your scenic train journey will begin already in Zurich.  
Shortly before noon, we will board the Glacier Express in Andermatt. 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. There we have time for a snack before we return to Zurich.

We arrive between 9 PM and 11 PM.

Lunch onboard the train:

The Glacier Express is the only regular train in Europe serving freshly cooked food onboard. Dedicated chefs prepare the delicious local specialties. The meals are served directly to your comfortable first class seat with a table. Enjoy the meal with the gorgeous 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. A la card choices and snacks are available too.

Vegetarian 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.
Otherwise, you can choose the desired menu/food directly from the menu onboard.


Activity level:

Option A - low
few changes of trains
short walk in Zermatt optional

Option B - moderate
frequent changes of trains
short walk in St. Moritz optional


Price-1st class

Group size/ Price per Person

Price for either Option A or B.

1 adult: CHF 680.-
2 adults: CHF 430.-
3 adults: CHF 360.-
4 adults: CHF 320.-
5 adults: CHF 300.-
6-8 adults: CHF 290.-

Children 6 -15 years: CHF 90.-
Children 0- 5 years: CHF 60.-

Surcharge of CHF 80.- per adult for bookings and prepayments less then 8 days before departure.