8 Day | Supreme Glacier Express Holiday

A true highlight with leisurely scenic rail journeys to remember

Aerial view of the Glacier Express
Zermatt and the Matterhorn
St. Moritz funicular

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 8 days, but can easily be extended to a fortnight. 

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

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"This itinerary offers the classic 8 hour Glacier Express journey across the Alps with the most glorious scenery en route, and lunch served at your seat. A day trip on the famous Bernina Express is also included."

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

Day 1 - Arrive and explore alpine Zermatt

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

Welcome to your hotel for your 3 night stay and enjoy your first views of the stunning Matterhorn mountain.

Day 2-3 - Sublime views in the Matterhorn region

Zermatt is a fascinating alpine village dominated by the Matterhorn and the story of its dramatic conquest. There are great options of exciting rail and cable cars into the high Alps, all available at half price, such as the network of cable cars to Klein Matterhorn - which at 3,883m is the highest sightseeing point in Europe. Try an alternative view from the idyllic lake of Schwarzsee at the foot of the Matterhorn, or take the cog railway to the pure air and mountain restaurants of the Gornergrat. You will not be disappointed by the views and walking routes with picturesque refreshment stops in this stunning alpine region.

Day 4 - Glacier Express to St. Moritz including lunch

Sit back and relax in your reserved seat on the leisurely Glacier Express for its full journey as it slowly meanders across Switzerland to St. Moritz. This wonderful experience takes 7½ hours in the comfort of special panoramic coaches. While away your time with a 3 course lunch served at your table; drinks are available throughout the day at an extra cost. You are provided with interesting information about the route and it is a delight to discover more about the famous highlights such as the Oberalp Pass, Rhine Gorge and the Landwasser Viaduct.

Day 5-7 - Glorious St. Moritz and the Upper Engadin region

The joy of a Swiss holiday is visiting the mountains. During the summer months this holiday includes the fabulous Engadin Card with unlimited free transport including mountain railways and cable cars, buses and local trains - real freedom of this alpine region! Recommendations include funicular and cable car to Piz Nair often travelling above the clouds at 3,057m, with stunning views and maybe lunch at the top. You are spoilt for choice with other trips. We include an unforgettable day trip on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano in Italy. This stunning rail journey crosses the Alps with spectacular views en route – and time to enjoy an Italian lunch.

Day 8 - Last day with a beautiful train journey down to Chur en route to Zurich

Time for a last look around St. Moritz before you take the train to Zurich airport for your flight to the UK


2024 Guide Prices

3 nights in Zermatt and 4 nights in St. Moritz

Available all year except 13 October-6 December

Prices from £1,494 per person staying in 3 star hotels
Prices from £1,712 per person staying in 4 star hotels

Upgrade to 1st class Swiss Travel Pass from just £192 per person

Half board prices: add from £319 per person (3 star) or from £389 per person (4 star)

Upgrade to Bernina Express on both legs of the day trip from £32


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)
  • 8 day Swiss Travel Pass covering all rail journeys described and many more (2nd class)
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation bed and breakfast as described based on two people sharing
  • Reserved seats and lunch on the Glacier Express Zermatt-St. Moritz (2nd class)
  • Regional rail travel on the Bernina Line St. Moritz-Tirano; return with reserved seats on the Bernina Express (2nd class)
  • Engadin Card during the summer months offering free transport including mountain railways and cable cars around St. Moritz
  • 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 on the Solis Viaduct

Your scenic train journeys

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Glacier Express on the 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
  • Bespoke prices available throughout 2024
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