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Classic Glacier Express

Classic Glacier Express

4 nights from
AU$1,979 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    05 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    11 Oct 2019
4 nights from
AU$1,979 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    05 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    11 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 4-night accommodation in selected hotel categoryInclusionInclusion Glacier Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary (Swiss Card included - half fare discount)MealMeal Daily breakfast

Summary

Revel in the splendour of Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express with our fantastic, 5-day rail package. Your itinerary starts with a rail journey to the luxury alpine resort town of St. Moritz. Located more than 1,800 metres above sea level and surrounded by a beautiful lake landscape, St. Moritz has attracted thousands of visitors including celebrities, athletes and royals. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. On your second day, you have free day to explore the stunning Swiss National Park or stroll around the beautiful St. Moritz Lake. Then, board the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. Explore the gorgeous village of Zermatt, the base for skiing and hiking.

Inclusions

  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss Card included - half fare discount)
  • 4-night accommodation in selected hotel category, standard rooms
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Local taxes
  • Glacier Express seat reservation in panoramic carriage according to selected ticket class.
  • Souvenir gifts in selected locations
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Optional Extras

  • Lunch reservation on Glacier Express
  • Upgrade to 1st class
  • Upgrade to Excellence Class (a 1st class ticket is required)
  • Additional excursions in Zermatt (Gornergrat or Matterhorn Glacier Paradise)

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses

STC Bonus Offer
Free upgrade to 1st class rail travel for travel in April, May & June.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Switzerland & St. Moritz
Arrival in Switzerland. Rail journey to St. Moritz. Chic, elegant and exclusive, St. Moritz is located at an altitude of 1856 metres above sea level and surrounded by the beautiful lake landscape of the Upper Engadine. With a pleasant climate - 322 days a year of sunshine! – and glamorous cosmopolitan air, St. Moritz attracts top athletes, stars, statesmen and royals to international event, exclusive hotels and revitalising spa and health resorts. Indulge in some of the best cuisine Switzerland has to offer in one of the many outstanding restaurants before relaxing in the beautiful old town.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 2, St. Moritz
Breakfast at the hotel. The Upper Engadine is yours to explore today; take advantage of the included Swiss Card and enjoy one of the many top excursions in the region. The Swiss National Park, a particularly impressive piece of Alpine landscape, is a stunning slice of pure nature. Walk along the marked hiking paths and take in the amazing scenery over the Engadine region. Alternatively, take one of the many cable cars from St. Moritz itself to the mountain stations and enjoy a typical Swiss meal at 3,000m looking over the famous resort.

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 3, St. Moritz – Zermatt (Glacier Express)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in the panorama carriage to Zermatt. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. The journey is narrated explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. For refreshment pre book the one course dish of the day or the freshly cooked 3-course menu – all served at your seat. After an exhilarating trip, you will arrive late afternoon in Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Overnight at your hotel in Zermatt.

Day 4, Zermatt
Breakfast at the hotel. Time today to explore historic Zermatt, the renowned car-free village at the foot of the most photographed mountain in the world. For unparalleled views of the Matterhorn peaks, an excursion up the local mountain comes highly recommended. The Gornergrat railway takes you from Zermatt to the top at 3,089m (10.134ft) for stunning views of the Matterhorn and a panorama of 29 four-thousand meter peaks. Discover the top-class natural paradise on the Gornergrat Mountain itself or alternatively get closer to the Matterhorn with an excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Note: We recommend pre-booking these optional excursions. During promotional period excursion to Gornergrat is included.

Day 5, Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure rail transfer airport or Swiss border.

Note: This itinerary also runs in reverse direction.

Important Notes

  • Open jaw possible (Ex: start in ZRH ending in GVA or vice versa)
  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Close-out dates: 14 October - 8 December (Glacier Express not running)

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Your Accommodation

3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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