Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip from Zürich With Private Guide

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Zurich
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  • 10 hours
  • Zurich
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide! Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels and climb up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. According your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place (while transfer times to/from Glacier Express)
Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

The elongated, slightly curved shape of Lake Zurich resembles a banana. The lake is around 28 kilometers long from Rapperswil to Zurich

Pass By: Walensee, Unterterzen, 8882 Switzerland

The Walensee is a lake in the eastern Prealps in Switzerland and is located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus.

Pass By: Sargans, Sargans, Canton of St. Gallen

Sargans is located at the intersection of the Alpenrheintal, which bends here from the southeast to the northeast, and the Seeztal, which connects the valley of the Alpenrhein to Lake Zurich without any significant difference in altitude.

Stop At: Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Chur is a city in the Alps and the capital of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland. In the car-free old town, winding streets lead to the three-aisled 13th-century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the courtyard of the Bishop's Palace.
Here the Glacier Express journey starts.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht, Rheinschlucht, Versam 7104 Switzerland

The Ruinaulta or Rhine Gorge is a gorge of up to 400 meters deep and around 13 kilometers long in the Vorderrhein between Ilanz and the mouth of the Hinterrhein near Reichenau in the canton of Graubünden

Pass By: Ilanz, Ilanz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Ilanz/Glion is a small town in the municipality of Ilanz/Glion in the Surselva region of the Swiss canton of Graubünden

Stop At: Disentis, Disentis, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

The winter sports and health resort is located in the upper part of the Surselva. At the end of the 17th century, a new monastery complex was built in the baroque style. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Oberalp Pass, Oberalp-Passstrasse, Andermatt 6490 Switzerland

The Oberalp Pass connects the villages of Sedrun in the Surselva in the canton of Graubünden with Andermatt in the Urseren Valley in the canton of Uri in Switzerland

Stop At: Andermatt, Andermatt, Canton of Uri, Swiss Alps

Andermatt is a village in the Ursen Valley of the Swiss Alps. The cable car takes visitors to the Gemsstock ski area and a chairlift connects the village with the easier slopes on the Nätschen. North of Andermatt one of numerous hiking trails leads to the Teufelsbrücke over the Schöllenen Gorge. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Furka base tunnel, 3999 Obergoms VS, Switzerland

The Furka Base Tunnel is a 15.38 km long railway tunnel opened in 1982, connecting Oberwald in the canton of Valais and Realp in the canton of Uri. The base tunnel replaces the old Furka mountain route.

Pass By: Oberwald, Oberwald, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Oberwald is the first village at the beginning of the Goms. It lies at the foot of the Furka Pass and Grimsel Alpine passes. The hamlet of Gletsch, which is not inhabited all year round, and the Rhone Glacier are also located in the area of the former municipality of Oberwald.

Pass By: Goms, Switzerland

The highest valley section of the Upper Valais between the source of the Rhone and the valley step of Grengiols near Brig is called Goms. It is the easternmost part of the canton of Valais. In the east it is limited by the Furka Pass between Galenstock and Pizzo Rotondo and in the west by the Weisshorn. The uppermost part of the valley is still called Obergoms.

Stop At: Brig, Brig, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Brig is an alpine town in the canton of Valais in southern Switzerland. It lies at the foot of the Simplon Pass, which leads to the Italian border. A stop on the Glacier Express train, Brig is known for its thermal baths, the Sebastian Chapel and the 17th-century Stockalper Castle.
At Brig you leave the Glacier Express train and after the city visit, you travel back to your origin departure point by regular intercity train. From Brig to Bern it takes one hour, from Bern to Zürich/Basel or Luzern another hour.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lötschberg Basistunnel, 3940 Steg-Hohtenn, Switzerland

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.6-kilometre-long railway tunnel that crosses under the northern Alpine chain at the Lötschberg between Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland (Canton of Bern, Switzerland) and Raron (Canton of Valais, Switzerland) and was put into operation in 2007. This base tunnel is part of the Lötschberg-Simplon axis of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), which runs from Basel via Bern-Thun-Spiez to the Lötschberg and on via Brig-Simplon-Domodossola to Milan and Novara-Genoa, and next to the one running parallel Gotthard axis forms a second route for the transalpine rail freight traffic of the European Corridor (Rotterdam-Genoa).

Pass By: Thunersee, Thun Im Berner Oberland Bernese Oberland, Thun 3600 Switzerland

Lake Thun is a fjord lake in the Bernese Oberland on the northern edge of the Alps.

Pass By: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern

Berne is called the "Federal City" and functions as the capital of Switzerland. As the seat of the city and large parts of the cantonal and federal administration, it is the largest center of public administration in the country

Inclusions
  • local tourguide operated by Swiss Travel Guide for your party only
  • Headphones on board the train
  • Your own booklet with information about the journey
  • Assigned seating on the Glacier Express route Chur-Brig
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 2nd class Glacier Express train seats

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Zurich Airport, Zurich 8058 Switzerland



Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Tapas_B

28 Jun, 2022

It was a wounder full journey in a wounder full sunny day through a spectacular pass. Our English speaking guide Michel was very good and professional. He was very much on time and explained the various flora and faunna of the regions nicely. Would recommend to make this trip to everybody who loves to see the scenic beauty and remoteness of Swiss Alps

CruiseTourCenter

10 Jun, 2022

If you need help seeing the Swiss Alps via the Glacier Express then absolutely book Swiss Travel Guide. Its tour manager Mike von Aesch is the BEST! So informative and so helpful!!

Marla_K

02 May, 2022

Our guide Rolf was great. So very formative and friendly. The trip was fantastic. Trains so clean and comfortable.

NoraD_V

24 Mar, 2022

Oskar was a very knowledgeable person, he had the best attitude to explain every single detail during the trip to us. We had a very nice time with him, he is a very patient and polite person. We would love to have this experience again!

FloridaLlamaFiber

31 Oct, 2021

This is a great tour on the "Slowest Express Train" in Europe. It's an easy way to see different areas outside of Zurich. With a guide, the transfer for the roundtrip back to Zurich was comfortable. The train from Zurich that we were on ran late, so we couldn't make the expected connection for the return. Our guide quickly determined the alternate train to catch and which track it was leaving from. The guide was also full of information during the train route. He pointed out architectural differences in the farm houses as the settlements changed as well as historic WWII sites. All in all a fantastic day that we would recommend to friends.

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