$645 – Swiss Alps: Glacier Express Train Tour w/Hotels

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The Deal

Travel through the Swiss Alps, taking in sights such as the Oberalp Pass and the Matterhorn, with this Glacier Express rail tour. From $645 for one traveller ($1179 for two), the offer also includes three nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast.

Why We Love It

  • The Glacier Express is "one of Europe's mythical train journeys", says Lonely Planet
  • You'll travel first class in panoramic carriages, which feature windows that extend to the top of the coach
  • The journey from Chur to Zermatt lasts five and a half hours, traversing the famous Oberalp Pass
  • The deal also includes train tickets for the Gornergrat Bahn, which reaches 3089 metres above sea level, making it the highest open-air railway in Europe. From the top, there are spectacular views of the Matterhorn

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What's Included

  • Return first-class train transfers to Chur and from Zermatt*
  • One night at a 3-star hotel in Chur (Romantik Hotel Stern or a similar property), with breakfast
  • First-class tickets on the Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt
  • Two nights at a 4-star hotel in Zermatt (Parkhotel Beau-Site or a similar property), with daily breakfast
  • Return tickets for the Gornergrat Bahn to the Gornergrat plateau
  • See "About the Tour" (below) for a full itinerary
  • The same package is $698 in June
  • This deal is available for two travellers, sharing a room, at $1179 (17 April- 31 May) or $1288 (1-30 June)
  • International flights and transfers from the stations to hotels are not included

About the Tour

Day 1... Transfer by first-class train to Chur for an overnight stay
Day 2... A day-long ride on the Glacier Express -- "one of Europe's mythical train journeys", according to Lonely Planet. From your first-class panoramic carriage, you'll take in the sights of the Swiss Alps, including the Oberalp Pass, before arriving in Zermatt for two nights
Day 3... You'll travel on the Gornergrat Bahn -- the highest open-air railway in Europe. The Gornergrat is 3089 metres above sea level and has views of the Matterhorn
Day 4... After breakfast, you'll have some free time to explore before travelling first class to either Zurich Airport or the railway station at which you arrived

Once reservations have been made, bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no limit to the number of vouchers you can buy but only one voucher may be used per stay. Additional vouchers may also be purchased as gifts. Menu items are subject to change. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No cash value or cash back. Prices quoted are based on the maximum value of the items included in the package at time of publication. The photos displayed are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the package. If you experience any difficulties booking, please contact our Customer Service team for assistance before the indicated voucher expiration date.

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When You Can Go

17 Apr-31 May; +$53 Jun

How to Book

Click "Buy Now" to purchase your voucher(s). Then call Railtour Suisse reservations (Monday-Friday 7-11am; 12:30-4:30pm) or email to check availability and book the date of your tour. Bookings must be made at least seven days prior to departure

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