The Swiss Holiday Company

8 days Zermatt and St. Moritz with the Glacier Express Classic scenic journey including lunch on the world’s slowest express train

A true highlight of a holiday to Switzerland is a journey on the Glacier Express. This is made all the more memorable with lunch served at your seat

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 Zermatt and St. Moritz. 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 Zermatt.

Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first views of the Matterhorn mountain.

Days 2 & 3. Zermatt and the Valais region

Zermatt is surrounded by awesome mountains, the most famous being the Matterhorn, which dominates this traditional alpine village. Enjoy your time in car-free Zermatt and be sure to experience one of the unmissable mountain journeys with 50% reduction, such as the network of cable cars to Klein Matterhorn which at 3,883 metres is the highest sightseeing point in Europe. Try an alternative view from the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee at the foot of the Matterhorn, or take the cog railway to the pure air and mountain restaurants of the Gornergrat. You will not be disappointed by the views and walking routes in this stunning alpine region.  

Day 4. Glacier Express to St. Moritz

On the fourth day you will join the leisurely Glacier Express train on its journey to St. Moritz in the scenic Upper Engadin region. This wonderful journey takes 7½ hours in the comfort of special panoramic coaches where a 3 course lunch is served at your table and refreshments are available throughout your trip. Highlights of this classic route through the mountains include the Landwasser Viaduct, the Rhine Gorge and the Devil's Bridge near Andermatt. Enjoy your first sight of the beautiful countryside around St. Moritz, before checking into your hotel for your 4 night stay. 

Days 5-7. St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region

Your visit to St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin valley is greatly enhanced by FREE transport including mountain railways, buses and cable cars, giving you unlimited access to wonderful walks and excursions, including the excellent panoramic walk at Alp Languard with views over the Bernina massif. Other recommendations include the funicular to Corviglia connecting to the cable car to Piz Nair at 3,057m and the glacier station of Diavolezza, where you can enjoy lunch while admiring the unforgettable mountain scenery. We include a trip on the Bernina Express to Tirano in Italy - with time to enjoy an Italian lunch! 

Day 8. Last day

Time for a last look around St. Moritz before you take the train to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.

Zermatt-St. Moritz on the Glacier Express



3 nights in Zermatt and 4 nights in St. Moritz

  • Prices from £1,218 per person staying in 3 star hotels
  • Prices from £1,459 per person staying in 4 star hotels
1st class rail supplement and half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.


view booking conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more
  • 7 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on 2 people sharing
  • Engadin Inclusive Card giving FREE summer travel (2nd class) on local mountain railways, Rhaetian Rail, buses and cable cars around St. Moritz
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz including lunch
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148. Booking conditions apply 

Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday

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


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