Glacier Express: Train Journey and 3-Day Tour from Zurich

Day Trips & Excursions in Zermatt

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The entire Glacier Express journey takes around 8 hours and crosses 291 bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and climbs over the 2033 m high Oberalp pass – this is truly one of the most famous train journeys in the world.
Day 1 Individual transfer by train from Zurich to Zermatt. Short walk to the hotel and check in. Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s tourist development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. Zermatt is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 2 Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in panoramic carriages to St. Moritz. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery that Switzerland has to offer. The journey is accompanied by a commentary via complimentary headphones that explains the amazing engineering feat entailed in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. Arrival in St. Moritz, the world famous holiday resort. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 3 Individual return journey to Zurich.

What’s included

  • 50% discount for most trains, buses, boats & mountain railways
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Zermatt
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in St. Moritz
  • Seat Reservation on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz
  • 1x Swiss Coupon Pass - 2-for-1 dine & discover deals
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Express

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • A guide is not included


  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Breakfast included
  • Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Rail Tour