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 just one example of a multi centre holiday featuring the train journeys and resorts described. All holidays can be adapted to your own requirements - call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices.


"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 the town - which is 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 for 2 nights

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 Express to travel on the UNESCO World Heritage Line to visit celebrated St. Moritz for shopping and views of the high Alps. You could also 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.


2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur

Available all year except 14 October-14 December

Prices from £973 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £179. Half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.

Prices shown are guides for 2020 travel and will be similar for 2021


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return 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
  • 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur including lunch
  • Fully detailed itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection ATOL 3148
The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on trains, scenic trains, PostBuses and most boats. Travel on mountain railways and cable cars is up to 50% reduction. Optional excursions may not operate year round, please check before booking

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Swiss Trail Pass

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

The Glacier Express near Hospental

Your scenic train journeys

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Landwasser Viaduct
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
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