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. 


"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 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 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. Travel on the spectacular Albula 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.


2 nights in Brig and 2 nights in Chur

Available all year except 12 October-5 December

Prices from £829 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £73. Half board prices: add £183 per person


Your holiday price includes

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Zurich (flights available from around the UK)
  • 2nd class rail travel Zurich airport to Brig and Chur to Zurich airport
  • 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.

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

The Glacier Express near Hospental

Your scenic train journey

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Build your own scenic itinerary

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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