Swiss Mountains with the Glacier Express
This tour showcases the top attractions of this beautiful country and its cultural diversity. The highlight of this tour is a ride on the Glacier Express, that connects the famous mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz. A spectacular 7-hour train ride that crosses 291 trestles, 91 tunnels and the 2,033 meter high Oberalp Pass.
- GUARANTEED DEPARTURES.
- Ten (10) meals - Breakfast & Dinner.
- Sightseeing includes Zurich, Luzern, Mount Titlis, Interlaken, Bern, Gruyeres, Geneva, Montreux, Zermatt and St. Moritz.
- Maximum group size of twenty four (24) participants.
- Private tour of same itinerary can be arranged, call for prices.
Swiss Mountains with the Glacier Express Tour Includes
- Seven (7) nights accommodations in 4 * hotels throughout.
- Breakfast daily, except for morning of arrival.
- Two (2) dinners in Zermatt and one (1) dinner in St. Moritz.
- Transportation by car, minivan or bus from day 03 (depending on number of participants).
- English speaking tour guide on days 03-08 (driver/guide for groups of 7 or less).
- Sightseeing in Luzern, Geneva, Montreaux, Tasch, and Zermatt.
- Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis.
- Train ride Zermatt to St. Moritz on the Glacier Express including reserved seating in 2nd class.
- Lunch on the Glacier Express.
- Train ride between Tasch and Zermatt.
- Luggage handling.
- Portfolio of travel documents.
Day 01, Saturday: U.S. - Zurich
Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland. Dinner will be served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.
Day 02, Sunday: Arrive Zurich
Pre tour night at Zurich Hotel included. Enjoy Zurich independently today. Overnight Zurich. (Note: arrival transfer is not included, and must be purchased separately).
Day 03, Monday: Zurich - Luzern - Mount Titlis - Interlaken
After breakfast, we are collected from our hotel travel from Zurich to Luzern where we enjoy a sightseeing tour. At noon we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3,020 meters, we enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon we visit the lakeside town of Brienz with its talented woodcarving artisans. Continue to Interlaken, at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 04, Tuesday: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Geneva
Today we drive along Lake Thun to Bern, with a lovely sightseeing tour of the city. We continue to Gruyeres with its impressive medieval castle. Then onto Geneva for overnight.
Day 05, Wednesday: Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt
We enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva. Then travel to Lausanne and Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. In the afternoon we explore the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here we continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Alex in Zermatt.
Day 06, Thursday: Zermatt
Today we are free to explore Zermatt at leisure. Optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). Dinner and overnight in Zermatt.
Day 07, Friday: Zermatt - Glacier Express - St. Moritz
In the morning we board the famous Glacier Express train. Take in the impressive views of mountains, glaciers and snowcapped peaks from the comfortable panorama rail car. In the afternoon we arrive at the famous St. Moritz ski resort. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Schweizerhof in St Moritz.
Day 08, Saturday: St. Moritz - Vaduz - Zurich
In the morning we travel via Fluela and Davos to Vaduz where we have some free time. Arrival in Zurich at 5:00 pm, ending at our pre-booked hotel, with the end of tour program. We enjoy Zurich independently on our own this evening.
Day 09, Sunday: Zurich - U.S.
After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
Rates & Hotels
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Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.
Post night hotel is at the Hotel NH Zurich Airport, which offers shuttle service for a small fee. A city center hotel can be arranged, however, the city center hotel does not offer the same low cost shuttle service to the airport and a taxi would be required. Alternate hotels may be booked separately.
This tour does not include:
- Items not noted on itinerary
- Arrival transfer
- Tips to driver/guide
Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.
Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.
Departures & Transfers
Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Europe one day later.
Hotels featured on this tour
|Swisshotel Zurich ||Zurich|
|Zurich’s tallest four-star luxury hotel, Swissotel Zurich, conveniently located opposite Oerlikon train station, is ideally close to Zurich’s business, culture, shopping and entertainment and just 5km from both Zurich Airport and the city centre. [more]|
|Hotel Interlaken ||Interlaken|
|Dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Interlaken offers a unique mix of old and new and has been carefully renovated over the past few years. ???Pure Swissness” combined with modern facilities makes this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. Here the focus is on genuine hospitality, a family-friendly atmosphere and Swiss cosiness.
The Beutler family and team look forward to welcoming you [more]|
|Ramada Encore Geneva ||Geneva|
|Our contemporary hotel features a bright, colorful design and offers amenities exclusive to the Ramada Encore family, including stylish wood floors, modern bathroom pods and The Hub restaurant, a place to unwind, eat and drink after a long day. [more]|
|Hotel Alex ||Zermatt|
|This unique hotel in Zermatt combines the modern and the traditional in an exciting world of experience that’s full of surprises. The hotel is one of the most original hotels you will find anywhere in Switzerland. [more]|
|Hotel Schweizerho ||St. Moritz|
|Welcome to the Hotel Schweizerhof in St. Moritz. Come and let us pamper you. Leave your everyday cares behind and relax in the original Belle Epoque setting of the Hotel Schweizerhof while enjoying all the comforts of the 21st century. [more]|