- The Glacier Express
Switzerlands Spectacular Rail Journeys
- VIP door to door
Ride the highest railway across the Swiss Alps
With extraordinary rail routes (picture tunnels through snow-covered mountains and bridges over steep-sided valleys), Switzerland is made for memorable train travel.
From our base in Davos, join us on this rail tour of Switzerland as we take two of its most iconic ‘express’ journeys. Board the Bernina Express to climb the vertiginous 2,253m Bernina Pass and descend the incredible 110m-long spiral viaduct at Brusio. Then marvel at the astonishing Alpine views from the gratifyingly slow-paced Glacier Express, and swap rails for water as we cruise scenic Lake Constance.
7 nights in hotel
10 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 3 dinners (days 1, 4 and 7)
- Davos Klosters Premium Card*
- International flights†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- Guided walking tour of Davos
- Full-day excursions on the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express
- Excursion to Vaduz, Lake Constance and Lindau, including a lake cruise
*Entitles you to free (2nd class) travel on Rhaetian Railway between Klosters-Dorf-Davos-Filisur; entry to Davos Leisure Centre; free travel on local buses; and reduced day tickets on mountain railways and cable cars in Davos & Klosters and Schatzalp
†Prices are based on return flights with British Airways or Swiss International Air Lines from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
Portable audio headset system on excursions
Day 1 UK to Zurich to Davos
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Zurich.
On arrival, we transfer to the high Swiss Alps and the resort of Davos in the Landwasser, where we check in to our hotel.
Enjoy a welcome drink, meet your fellow travellers and take dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Davos
Enjoy a guided morning walking tour of Davos to introduce you to Europe’s highest city.
Davos is a year-round destination. In the summer, enjoy free access or discounted prices on gondolas, cable cars and trains, providing access to the mountain trails and amazing views. Many of these mountain cable cars end at mountain restaurants offering amazing views for lunch; and there are countless well-marked hiking trails close to town.
Your afternoon is at leisure.
Day 3 Bernina Express (Davos to Tirano)
We’ll hop on board the Bernina Express for one of the most impressive rail journeys in Switzerland.
We’ll set off and begin the 2,253-metre climb into the glaciated Alps. We’ll speed through 55 tunnels and cross 196 bridges on our way to historic Tirano. This pretty little town is a wonder to explore and we’ll enjoy some time in the old centre before returning to Davos on regional trains.
Day 4 Davos
Take time to enjoy your surroundings with a day at leisure.
Perhaps make use of your included discount pass and enjoy cable-car rides up onto the Jakobshorn, Parsenn or Rinerhorn.
Or, if you seek rest and relaxation amid unspoilt nature, head off on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage up the romantic side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Flüela.
Day 5 Andermatt
We join the famous Glacier Express train for a breathtaking journey through the high Alps, to the traditional Swiss resort of Andermatt.
The ‘slowest express train in the world’ takes you through the heart of Switzerland, with stunning views of the impressive Alpine landscape, from the depths of the Rhine Gorge up to the 2033-metre high Oberalp Pass. For more than 80 years, the Glacier Express has borne witness to some of the proudest pioneering feats of Alpine railway engineering, including no fewer than 91 tunnels and 291 bridges.
Day 6 Vaduz to Lake Constance to Lindau
We have a full day ahead of us today, starting with a short stop in Vaduz to enjoy views of the Rhine and the castle. From here, we journey onward to Lake Constance where we cross the border into Germany and stop at Lindau, a charming Bavarian lakeside town.
Then, we cruise across the tranquil lake before rejoining the coach for the journey back to Davos.
Day 7 Davos
With your day of leisure, perhaps visit Davos Lake or the Monstein Brewery - the highest brewery in Europe.
Day 8 Davos to Zurich to UK
Today we transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.