THE GLACIER EXPRESS
|Journey On A Glacier Express Tour
|Laura Radford, Travel Writer
YOUR WINDOW TO THE SWISS ALPS
Often labelled as the most picturesque region of the alps, the Swiss Alps comprise some of the highest mountains in its whole range. A range which spans across Switzerland, Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Italy, Austria, and Slovenia and is home to incredibly dramatic scenery including towering mountain peaks, vast gorges, some of the highest lakes in Europe and much, much more; And the best way to see it all? A Glacier Express tour.
THE WORLDS SLOWEST EXPRESS TRAIN
The Glacier Express, sometimes referred to as the world’s slowest express train, is an 8-hour train rail journey that winds through the beautiful Swiss Alps, taking in all its breathtaking scenery, whilst enjoying luxurious comfort and delicious food, served at your seat.
You’ll venture across 291 bridges and enter over 90 tunnels as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz, admiring unobstructed alpine views from panoramic, overhead windows.
On a Glacier Express tour, choose from 1st and 2nd class carriages, and enjoy the onboard bar and restaurant, perhaps sipping some locally sourced wine as you take in the endless, magical views including the Rhine Gorge, dubbed the Grand Canyon of Switzerland, Lake Sils which operates Europe’s highest altitude passenger boat service, and of course the majestic Matterhorn mountain, standing at a 4,478m high. You’ll certainly enjoy many vantage points of the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps as you journey on a Glacier Express tour around Switzerland.
Trains usually run in the summer from May to October, and in the winter from December, although there is only one train per day in the winter, and three during the warmer months, but the schedules do differ, so worth checking ahead with our experts when you want to travel and planning your journey around this. Perhaps you want to add other rail holidays in Switzerland to your trip, or explore other regions of Europe? This is all possible with our exclusive Glacier Express rail tours which are designed to your preference.
The sweeping mountain views you can experience when travelling on a Glacier Express tour will certainly take your breath away as this is one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe, if not the world. Whether you are a seasoned rail traveller or you’re new to the wonders of rail travel, you are sure to enjoy the ride!
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