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Classic Glacier Express

London Return

Trip Code: RJTGEJ11
11 Days
20 Meals
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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: London, Pullman Hotel

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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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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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Join the historic narrow-gauge Bernina Express for a railway journey on the superb Bernina Line, passing mighty glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled alpine meadows.


From Chur, you’ll 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. 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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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 make the most of the discounts included on your Swiss Travel Pass and discover the area by rail. Among the most popular options available to you is a journey through the Graubünden region, home to towering peaks and breathtakingly wild landscapes.

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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 famous Glacier Express narrow-gauge train 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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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 Rhône to Visp where the steep ascent to Zermatt begins. Pass clusters of houses as your cogwheel train climbs higher before arriving into Zermatt, nestled beneath the towering Matterhorn mountain. 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. On a clear day here, you are able to count 29 snowy peaks. Later, return to Brig for dinner at your hotel.

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Explore Brig at your own pace today. You might like to explore the town’s historic old quarter, or use your First Class Swiss Travel Pass to explore further afield. The card allows discounted fares on most trains, buses and lake steamers. Among the most popular options available to you is a journey through the ‘hundred valleys’ on the Centovalli Railway. Alternatively, travel through the Rhône Valley to Montreaux on the shores of Lake Geneva. From here, you can join the GoldenPass Line panoramic train for a trip to the glamorous resort of Gstaad.

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Travel to Spiez for a wine tasting at Spiez Castle overlooking Lake Thun. With the afternoon then yours at leisure, you may like to visit nearby Interlaken and take a cruise on Lake Brien, or venture into the mountains by cable car or mountain railway. Return to Brig for a Farewell Dinner.

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

Stay: London, Pullman Hotel

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

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Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.