6 Day | Essential Glacier Express

Exceptional mountain excursions and travel on the Glacier Express including lunch

Glacier Express in the Goms Valley
Stockalper Palace

This is one of our 'Relaxing Two Centre' holidays, offering you the chance to stay in two resorts which complement each other, and which are connected by a scenic rail journey.  There are plenty of day trips to enjoy - free or heavily discounted with your Swiss Travel Pass - or you could simply relax amidst the beautiful scenery. The holiday can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including upgrading your hotel room, adding more resorts and rail journeys or changing the duration. This holiday is suggested as 6 days, but can easily be extended to 8 days.  

Please call 0800 619 1200 for help with planning or email us at info@swissholidayco.com


"A shorter scenic rail journey, perfect as an introduction to the famous Glacier Express. You'll experience alpine views as you cross the mountains and stay in the historic towns of Brig and Chur. This is also a great option during the winter."

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Day 1 - Arrive and explore historic Brig

Fly from the UK to Zurich in under 2 hours with connecting rail travel to Brig.

Welcome to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy a stroll around this interesting town.

Day 2-3 - Free days with a great choice of scenic trips

With your Swiss Travel Pass you can take your pick of stunning visits at no extra cost. Travel to the Matterhorn village of Zermatt or take a trip over the Lötschberger mountains to Lake Thun and enjoy a lake cruise to Interlaken. Alternatively, you can head for the amazing Aletsch Glacier where we recommend buying a local pass, with amazing walks and views. Another possibility is a journey on the Centovalli Line day trip via Domodossola in Italy to Locarno in Switzerland’s Ticino region. You will be spoilt for choice!

Day 4 - Glacier Express to Chur including lunch

Sit back and relax in your reserved seat on this leisurely 4 hour Glacier Express experience to Chur. You will be served lunch while travelling through the picturesque Goms Valley en route to the highest point of the journey - the Oberalp Pass - before a spectacular finale to your journey travelling alongside the Rhine and through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland to Chur.

Day 5 - Free day in Chur and a possible visit to the mountains

Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town and has a delightful centre. It also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the region for free with your Swiss Travel Pass - such as a trip on the spectacular Albula route to St. Moritz. Alternatively try the charming resort of Arosa, another fabulous scenic journey. On arrival you can add a cable car trip to the Weisshorn, at half price, for a high Alps lunch!

Day 6 - Last day in historic Chur

A leisurely start with time in Chur before you take the train back to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK.


2024 Guide Prices

3 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur

Available all year except 13 October-6 December

Prices from £1,179 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £174 per person

Half board prices: add from £263 per person


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich including taxes and hold baggage (flights are available from around the UK)
  • 6 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 5 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
  • Reserved seats and lunch on the Glacier Express Brig-Chur (2nd class)
  • Personalised full detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass offers free travel on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, with up to 50% discount for mountain railways and cable cars. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking. Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

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Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com

Swiss Trail Pass

Your holiday includes a Swiss Travel Pass, covering the rail journeys below as well as many scenic excursions

Glacier Express in the Rhine Gorge

Your scenic train journey

You can discover more about the scenic route by clicking below


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Not quite the perfect holiday? We can tailor make it to suit you:
  • Change the direction of travel
  • Add extra nights along the way
  • Add on lakes & mountains excursions
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade to superior hotel rooms
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2024
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