5 days Brig and Chur with the Glacier Express
Combining two historical towns with lunch on the Glacier Express
A shorter journey of 4½ hours on the Glacier Express with lunch on board and staying in historic Brig and Chur.
Also a great option during the winter.
Your holiday includes a Swiss Travel Pass, covering the rail journeys below as well as many scenic excursions
This is just one example of a Glacier Express holiday with Brig and Chur. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.
Day 1. Arrive and explore
Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Brig.
Check in to your hotel for your 2 night stay and enjoy Brig - gateway to the high Alps.
Day 2. Brig and the Valais region
Brig boasts the impressive Stockalper’s Castle, a famous baroque palace which showcases the town’s rich history. You could use your Swiss Travel Pass to take a FREE day trip to the high alpine resort of Zermatt or lakeside Locarno on the picturesque Centovalli Line. Alternatively you can head for the Aletsch Glacier, with amazing views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (cable cars payable locally).
Day 3. Glacier Express to Chur
The journey from Brig to Chur takes around 4 hours and you will be served a 3 course lunch at your seat while you travel past the idyllic little villages of the Goms valley. Highlights of this classic route include the highest point of the journey - the Oberalp Pass at 2,044m - and views of the 17th century monastery at Disentis. You will then travel through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, known as the 'Grand Canyon of Switzerland' which certainly makes for a spectacular finale to your journey. Enjoy your first sight of Chur before checking into your hotel for your 2 night stay.
Day 4. Chur and the Graubünden region
Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town and has a delightful centre. It also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the region. Use your Swiss Travel Pass on the Bernina Line to visit celebrated St. Moritz for shopping and views of the high Alps, or try the charming resort of Arosa. The Arosa Line is another fabulous scenic journey that should be on your list.
Day 5. Last day
Time for a last look around Chur before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.
Brig-Chur on the Glacier Express
Build your own scenic rail itinerary
Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
- Change the direction of travel
- Add extra nights in any of the resorts
- Add on excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
- Include dinner on a half board basis
- Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
- Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
- Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour