Glacier Express & Bernina Express
- Duration: 7 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TDIAREGLS0718
- Travel Type: Eurostar
Switzerland is renowned for its world-class rail travel and these two journeys are no exception. The Glacier Express, affectionately known as the slowest express train in the world, offers spectacular views as it carves its way through the heart of the Swiss Alps. The Bernina Express is the highest railway in the Alps, passing glistening glaciers over 2,000 feet above sea level before descending to the swaying palm trees of Italy. Both claim to be the ‘most scenic’, so this is the chance to make your own decision while staying in a the mountain resort of Davos.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Eurostar from London to Paris • Connecting rail/coach journeys • Flight from Zunich to London Heathrow • One night’s bed and breakfast in Basel • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Davos • Klosters and Davos travel card • Services of our Tour Manager • Plus the following excursions: • Return journey on the Bernina Express • Visit to Tirano, Italy • Journey on the Glacier Express • Visit to Andermatt, Switzerland
We journey from London to Paris by Eurostar and continue by rail to Basel where we check in at our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we have free time to explore the old university town Basel. This beautiful Swiss city lies on the banks of the river Rhine, at the point where the countries of Switzerland, France and Germany meet. This afternoon we continue our rail journey to Davos, our base for the next five nights.
Today we join the Bernina Express for a spectacular journey across the Alps. The route passes through tunnels and across bridges, reaching a height of 2,253 metres above sea level, before a steep descent towards the Italian border and the swaying palms of Tirano. A particular highlight of the journey is the Brusio spiral viaduct, a true masterpiece of bridge engineering. After some free time to explore Tirano we take the Bernina Express back across the Alps to Davos.
Today is free for you to relax in our lovely mountain resort, which is the highest town in the Alps. Travel to nearby town of Klosters and the mountains of Parsenn, Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn and Madrisa are all easily reached via lifts, cable cars and funicular railways, and there’s the Schatzalp ‘magic mountain’ that can be accessed by its very own funicular railway, so it’s a good day to make use of your included Swiss travel card.
This morning we step aboard the legendary Glacier Express in the resort of Filisur and set off on an unforgettable journey. Taking around 3½ hours, the route passes through untouched mountains, past Switzerland’s oldest town, along the deep Rhine Gorge, through stunning valleys and across countless bridges, as it winds its way across the Swiss Alps. We alight from the train in the mountain village of Andermatt and enjoy some free time before taking the local trains back to Davos.
Enjoy a final day at leisure in Davos and use your travel card or take advantage of the leisure facilities in our hotel.
We bid farewell to the Swiss Alps and travel by rail to Zurich for our return flight to London.
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