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Classic Glacier Express

London Return

Trip Code: RJTGEJ11
11 Days
20 Meals
3 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
  • 20 meals – 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Travel in Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar and enjoy a light meal
  • Join the historic narrow-gauge Bernina Express for a railway journey on the superb Bernina Line
  • Take the famous Glacier Express narrow-gauge train to Brig

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and hotels may be subject to change
  • Itinerary includes partial porterage within Switzerland only (however some handling of luggage may occasionally be required getting on and off trains)
  • Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Airport transfers and tipping included
  • Price includes St Moritz Travel Pass and Swiss Travel Pass
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe map RJTGEJ11 2021
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On arrival in London, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, meet your Tour Escort and fellow guests over dinner at a traditional English pub.

Stay: Pullman London St Pancras Hotel

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  • Dinner

Depart St Pancras International railway station by Eurostar for Paris, then change trains and continue on your journey by First Class rail to the French city of Strasbourg. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Mercure Strasbourg Centre Gare

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll travel to one of the largest cities in Switzerland, Basel, then start the picturesque journey through the Swiss Alps to Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town.

Stay: Three Nights, Chur, Romantik Hotel Stern

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Join the historic narrow-gauge Bernina Express for a railway journey on the superb Bernina Line. The ascent takes you through the Albula Tunnel and over the stunning Bernina Pass, crossing by mighty glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled alpine meadows.


From Chur, you’ll journey on the Bernina Express. Enjoy wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks and turquoise glacial lakes as you travel to Poschiavo for time at leisure. Wander amid pastel-coloured houses as you explore this picturesque town, part of the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Continue to St Moritz, where the afternoon is yours to discover the glamour of this elegant alpine resort town. From its shimmering aquamarine lake to its glitzy village, you’ll quickly see why St Moritz is popular with royals and celebrities alike. Return to Chur in time for dinner at your hotel this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Explore the Alps of central Europe.

With the entire day at leisure, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Chur and its surrounding areas at your own pace. Perhaps wander through the cobbled streets of Chur’s charming Old Town, home to a variety of restaurants and shops. Another option would be to journey through the Graubünden region, home to towering peaks and breathtakingly wild landscapes.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take the famous Glacier Express narrow-gauge train to Brig, enjoying incredible views through the panoramic windows of your carriage along the way.


Bid farewell to Chur today and take the Glacier Express to Brig. Your journey takes you through the classic landscapes that have made Switzerland famous. Pass sloping meadows, sprawling vineyards and lush forests as your train crosses the impressive Landwasser Viaduct and into the Rhine Valley. A two-course lunch is served at your seat during the journey – the perfect accompaniment to your time on board the slowest express train in the world. The train climbs steeply over the Oberalp Pass and spirals down before arriving into Brig.

Stay: Four Nights, Brig, Hotel Ambassador

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Explore the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express.

Today will be spent discovering the charming, car-free resort town of Zermatt. Board a train in Brig and head south along the River Rhone to Visp where the steep ascent to Zermatt begins. This pretty, eco-friendly town is home to timbered buildings and a beautiful English church. Enjoy time at leisure here, perhaps choosing to make the ascent up to the summit of the Gornergrat aboard the Gornergrat Mountain Railway. The train climbs to the 3,000-metre-high summit of the Gornergrat and offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Later, return to Brig for dinner at your hotel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore Brig at your own pace today. You might like to explore the town’s historic old quarter, or use your Swiss Travel Pass to explore further afield.

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Travel to Spiez Castle, in the town of Spiez, overlooking the waters of Lake Thun. A Swiss heritage site dating as far back as the 10th century, this impressive castle and its decorative gardens play host as you wander its halls and enjoy a wine tasting on the terrace. Afterwards, cruise across the lake to Thun, before returning to Brig for a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you will journey through France to Paris, where you’ll connect with a Eurostar service and continue on to London.

Stay: Pullman London St Pancras Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.