5 Days To Brig And Chur With The Glacier Express

Combining two historical towns with lunch on the Glacier Express

Glacier Express at Oberalp
Stadtplaz, Brig

This is a Half Fare Card holiday which offers the ultimate flexibility. It can be adapted in various ways to suit you, including adding more resorts and rail journeys and changing the duration. The Half Fare Card gives you up to 50% reductions on excursions.

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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Day 1 - Arrive and explore historic Brig for 2 nights

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 at the crossroads 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 enjoy a 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.

Day 3 - Glacier Express to Chur for 2 nights

The Glacier Express journey from Brig to Chur takes around 4 hours. You will be served lunch while travelling through the picturesque Goms Valley en route to the highest point of the journey, the Oberalp Pass at 2,044m. Before arriving in Chur you travel along the Rhine and through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland which makes a spectacular finale to your journey.

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. Travel on the spectacular route to St. Moritz for shopping and views of the high Alps, alternatively 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.


2022 Guide Prices

2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur

Available all year except 24 October-10 December

Prices from £857 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £80. Half board prices: add £183 per person.

Switch to a Swiss Travel Pass to include excursions by rail, boat and bus, with up to 50% discount on cable cars for £165 2nd class or £236 1st class.


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from Heathrow to Zurich inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • Half Fare Card giving you half or reduced price on all excursions mentioned
  • 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class rail travel between your resorts as described with reserved seats on the Glacier Express including lunch
  • Half Fare Card giving you half or reduced price on all excursions mentioned
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Half Fare Card is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats, 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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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 2022
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