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A Taste of Glacier Express

3 days / unescorted


From £465
 
 
 
Chur - Brig
Travel on the famous Glacier Express, one of Switzerland's best scenic train rides across the Alps. Try this package if you have only a short time and would like to experience this famous train journey. The journey between Chur and Brig over the 2,033 m high Oberalp Pass takes around 4.5 hours.

Key facts

- Glacier Express
- Historic Chur & Brig

Programme

Day 1: Arrival
Flight or rail from the UK to Zürich and 2nd class rail transfer to Chur - the oldest city in Switzerland. Overnight in Chur.
Day 2: Glacier Express
Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Brig. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. After an exhilarating trip, you will arrive mid-afternoon in Brig. Overnight in Brig.
Day 3: Departure 
Morning at leisure. Take advantage of the included Half Fare Card, offering half price travel, and visit Zermatt. Discover the top-class natural paradise on Gornergrat or travel to the Glacier Paradise on Matterhorn. Rail transfer to Zürich or Geneva and return journey to the UK.

Accommodation, dates and prices

You will be accommodated in centrally located hotels, within easy walking distance to the railway station and amenities.
 
Room facilities:
  • All rooms with shower or bath
  • WC
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone

Departures: Daily (except 22 Oct - 09 Dec)

Prices:


STANDARD (STD) | *** Hotels, 2nd class rail
  • From £465 per adult sharing twin/double room
  • Single room supplement £50 for 2 nights

SUPERIOR (SUP) | ***/* Hotels, 1st class rail , 1-course Glacier Lunch
  • From £605 per adult sharing twin/double superior room
  • Single room supplement £40 for 2 nights
  • Child prices and costs for extra bed (triple rooms) on request
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • This holiday can be booked vice versa

Price includes
:

- Returns flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold
  luggage and all taxes
- Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
- 2 nights' accomodation in selected category
- Daily breakfast
- Local taxes
- Seat reservation on Glacier Express
- Travel Documentation
 

Optional Extras:
Standard Package:
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail: £67 per adult
  • Add 1-course lunch on Glacier Express: £25 per adult
  • Add 3-course lunch on Glacier Express: £36 per adult
Superior Package:
  • Upgrade to 3-course lunch on Glacier Express: £11 per adult

Add on a 4 night stay in panoramic Riederalp

Riederalp is one of three resorts used as a base for exploring the Aletsch Arena region and the spectacular glacier.

This car-free village (1,925m up), with its tradional chalets, offers guests beautiful views from the mountain side admist natural tranquility. Travel to either Hohfluh or Moosfluh viewpoints for great photos of the glacier and for one of the many hikes in the area. Thrill seekers will love the 124m long suspension bridge across the Massa Gorge and nature lovers will enjoy wandering through the protected Aletsch forest with a visit to the Pro Natura Centre (Villa Cassel).

Departures: Daily, 10 December - 17 March

Prices:


SUPERIOR (SUP) | **** Hotels, 2nd class rail 
  • From £990 per adult sharing twin/double room
  • Single room supplement £40 for 6 nights
  • Child prices and costs for extra bed (triple rooms) on request
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • This holiday can be booked vice versa

Price includes
:

- Returns flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold
  luggage and all taxes
- Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
- 6 nights' accomodation in 4* star hotels (1 night in Chur, 1 night in Brig and 4 nights in the Hotel Royal, Riederalp)
- Daily breakfast
- Dinner on 2 of the 4 nights in Riederalp
- Local taxes
- Seat reservation on Glacier Express
- Travel Documentation
 

Optional Extras:
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail: £73 per adult
  • Add 1-course lunch on Glacier Express: £26 per adult
  • Add 3-course lunch on Glacier Express: £37 per adult

Payment:
Please note prices will vary due to the fluctuating exchange rate. The prices quoted here are from prices only. A transaction fee of 1.6% will apply when paying by credit card. A transaction fee of 2.2% will apply when paying by AMEX (Diners Card cannot be accepted). No charge will be made for debit cards or direct bank transfers.