Glacier and Bernina Express

Adventure travel, Family travel, Holiday packages, Railway, Special offers
1
4
Zurich
Switzerland
13.12 - 30.03, daily departures
depending on availability
from  719 €
This tour is the combination of the two most popular express journeys in Switzerland, spiced up with a spectacular excursion to Zermatt and the Gornergrat.
 
Zurich (or other airport) –
Chur (1 night) – Tirano
– Chur (1 night) – Brig (1 night)
– Zermatt – Brig (1 night) –
Zurich (or other airport)
Standard class offer with overnight stay at 3* hotels from 719 €
Superior class offer with overnight stay at 4* hotels from 998 €
The journey starts in the historic market town of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. If time allows a guided tour (free audio guide) of the historic city center comes highly recommended - discover 5000 years of history in 2 hours. The next day take a return journey on the Bernina Express to Tirano. The legendary railway line has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Once you arrive in Tirano there is about an hour leisure time to explore it or for a quick lunch before you travel back for overnight in Chur.

On the third day take a fascinating rail journey on the slowest express train in the world, with unrivalled views on the 4.5 hour journey from Chur to Brig. Through the impressive Rhine gorge, over the Oberalp pass and along the deep valley of the Rhone, the Glacier Express travels through an incredibly fascinating and impressive part of the Alps. Arrive to Brig in the afternoon and have time to explore the lovely old town or visit the baroque Stockalper palace. Have an overnight in Brig and travel to Zermatt - the world famous resort that is located at the foot of the Matterhorn and can only be reached by train. The excursion to the Gornergrat is one of the most popular and truly spectacular experiences in Switzerland. The platform on the Gornergrat offers the best view towards the Matterhorn and the surrounding alpine peaks. Have another night in Brig and the tour will end the next morning.
Price includes
  • transfers to the starting point of the tour and back
  • rail travel as per program
  • Swiss rail pass – a half-fare card for your free use:
    • unlimited half price tickets on trains, buses, boats and public transport in cities
    • up to 50% discounts on most mountain excursions
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in selected category, place for 1 person in double occupancy room
  • daily breakfast
  • local taxes
  • seat reservation on Glacier Express
  • mountain excursion Gornergrat
  • travel documentation
  • worked out itinerary
Terms & conditions
  • travel period: daily departures from 13.12 to 30.03
  • for the payment and cancellation terms ask the Estravel Latvia travel consultant
Additional expenses
  • airline tickets to Zurich or other local airport
  • dinner in the express (ask to Estravel Latvia)
  • travelling in the 1st class
  • hotel upgrade or the room upgrade
Useful info
  • the free audio guide can be downloaded from the Chur Tourism website in advance
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