Scenic train journey through Switzerland


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Travel on both the Glacier Express and Bernina Express

Two of the most scenic railway journeys in Europe within 1 itinerary and just 6 days! Make this part of your next Switzerland holiday.

The Glacier Express passes through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges as it winds its way between Zermatt and St Moritz. With ceiling high windows, you will have many opportunities to be enthralled by the passing mountains and crystal clear lakes. Experience the Swiss Alps in the most amazing way!

The Bernina Express is a panoramic train that travels 156km between Tirano (Italy) and St. Moritz/Chur (Switzerland). The journey is slow, taking just over 4hrs, but this just gives you plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that is just outside of your window. Travel through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Rhaetian Railway and be awestruck by the glaciers you pass at high elevations. You will pass through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges on this journey!

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Classic Glacier and Bernina Express

Day 1

Arrive into Interlaken (Switzerland)

Surrounded by 3 majestic mountains, you arrive into Interlaken. Check-in at your centrally located hotel and explore the history of this town.

Day 2

Enjoy Interlaken
Switzerland Jungfrau Railway Credit My Switzerland

You have a Swiss Rail Pass in your pocket, this is your key to exploration! First stop, Jungfrau Mountain at 3454 metres above sea level. Yes the train will take you there. This railway is a cog operating railway due to the severe incline. One at the top, enjoy from the viewing platforms the wonderful alpine world of ice, rocks and snow.

Day 3

Scenic Train Journey #1 - Glacier Express to Chur
Switzerland Glacier express crossing through fields

Sit back and relax. After breakfast make your way to the train station for your journey to Brig. Upon arrival in Brig jump onboard the panoramic mountain train the 'Glacier Express'. Enjoy the landscape outside through specially designed train windows for your absolute viewing pleasure! This is a journey of approximately 8 hrs, so settle in, enjoy the locally sourced cuisine with a backdrop you will not find elsewhere.

Arrive into Chur and overnight in a centrally located hotel.

Day 4

A day at leisure in Chur

Chur is the oldest city in Swizterland, so today at your own pace explore this town located on the famous Rhine River.

Day 5

Scenic Train Journey #2 - Bernina Express
Switzerland Bernina Express Train

It might be an early morning start, but it is worth it. Enjoy your hotel breakfast and make your way to the train station. The Bernina Express will take you through the Swiss Alps and into Italy. Along this train journey you will ride over spectacular viaducts and go through the switchback tunnels as the train climbs to over 7,000ft. The impressive viewing windows will allow you to enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site that you are travelling through.

Arrive into Tirano and stay in a centrally located hotel

Day 6

Next journey!

Now you have experienced the beauty that is Switzerland. Shall we continue into Italy?

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