8 days to Appenzell and Zermatt

Glacier Express holiday with a difference

Glacier Express with the Matterhorn
Traditional buildings in Appenzell
Idyllic Zermatt
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 wonderful way to combine the charm of traditional Switzerland with the magnificent high Alps. Highly recommended"

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Day 1 - Arrive and explore Appenzell

Flight from the UK to Zurich airport with rail travel to Appenzell. Check in to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first look around the town.

Day 2-3 - Appenzell and its scenic region

Appenzell is an incredibly charming town with plenty of traditionally decorated buildings and a warm welcome. Your stay is greatly enhanced by the Appenzeller Card, which gives you free cable car trips to the beautiful local mountains. Here you can enjoy splendid panoramic walks or simply take in the scenery from a mountain top café. The Card also offers free entry to many local attractions.

Day 4 - Travel to Zermatt including the Glacier Express

Travel by local trains to Chur, where you meet the Glacier Express. You are in for a treat on this famous journey, which travels through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and across the high alps at the Oberalp Pass. A 3 course lunch is served at your seat. The fabulous views through the panoramic windows continue as you approach Zermatt and spy the famous Matterhorn for the first time.

Day 5-7 - Zermatt and the Valais region

During your 4 night stay in Zermatt you can make the most of the incredible Swiss Alps. Your Swiss Travel Pass gives you 50% reductions on the network of cable cars and mountain trains so that you can visit wonderful alpine beauty spots such as Gornergrat or the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee. Klein Matterhorn at 3,883m is the highest sightseeing point in Europe. Enjoy the scenic walking trails and the atmosphere in the car-free resort itself.

Day 8 - Last day

A last stroll around the village before you take the train to Zurich for your flight to the UK.



3 nights in Appenzell and 4 nights in Zermatt

Available all year except 15 October-9 December

Prices from £1,115 per person staying in 3 star hotels

Prices from £1,323 per person staying in 4 star hotels

1st class rail supplement £172. Half board prices on request.
Price shown is for an example itinerary. We can tailor make your holiday to your individual requirements.


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
  • 7 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation as described based on two people sharing
  • 2nd class reserved seats on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt including lunch
  • Appenzeller Card offering FREE mountain trips and local travel
  • 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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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

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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 in any of the resorts  
  • 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
  • Add more resorts - create a Grand Tour
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