3-Day Glacier Express Tour from Zurich

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Day 1: Arrival Zermatt

Stop At: Zermatt, Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps
Individual transfer by train from Zurich to Zermatt.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s tourist development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. Zermatt is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.
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No meals included on this...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Zermatt

Stop At: Zermatt, Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps
Individual transfer by train from Zurich to Zermatt.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s tourist development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. Zermatt is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.
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No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Zermatt

Day 2: St Moritz

Stop At: St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Engadin St. Moritz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps
Today you take the world famous Glacier Express for a thrilling ride in panoramic carriages to St. Moritz. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery that Switzerland has to offer. The journey is accompanied by a commentary via complimentary headphones that explains the amazing engineering feat entailed in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train. Arrival in St. Moritz, the world famous holiday resort.
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No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in St Moritz

Day 3: Return journey

Stop At: Zurich, Zurich
Make your way back to Zurich
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No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Seat Reservation on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz
  • 1x Swiss Coupon Pass - 2-for-1 dine & discover deals
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Zermatt
  • 50% discount for most trains, buses, boats & mountain railways
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in St. Moritz
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • A guide is not included
Departure Point
Zurich, Zurich
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Upgrade 1st class rail CHF 134.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • 3- course lunch on Glacier Express CHF 54.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • Excursion to Gornergrat (non-guided) CHF 67.00 - to be booked with the supplier directly
  • Tour is not operating from 20.12.2018 - 10.01.19
  • Due to availability of the hotels the tour might be booked in reverse
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note you will be notified about your hotels at the time of booking
  • Multiple train times are available, you will be advised about your schedule at the time of booking
  • Start this tour from any other destination (e.g. Geneva, Interlaken, Lausanne, Lugano or else) without any surcharge
  • The tour is non-guided. All clients will travel individual on their own.
  • Your documents are ready for pick-up at the airport or alternatively we can send it to your hotel (please let us know at the time of Booking)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Customer Reviews

3.7
/5
Based on 6 reviews

Reviewed: February 26, 2020

Paula H

This was on my bucket list. My 8 year old daughter and I took the Glacier Express Zurich-Zermott-St Moritz. I requested 4 star hotels. The hoitel in Zermott was great but the dump in St Moritz was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. There was hair in the bathroom, the hotel Reine Victoria was old and outdated. Unfortunately i prepaid so i was stuck there for the night. As for the Glacier Express it was an 8 hour train ride - after 2 hours we were ready to get off.


Reviewed: August 2, 2019

Lorant P

The one day on the glacier express was the best of our Switzerland experience. We were, however, not so happy with the rest of the arrangements, in some of the other trains we only had standing places.


Reviewed: July 3, 2019

Jamison M

Overall, we had a great time! We are glad we did it, but probably don't ever need to do it again.

The included schedule is not the easiest to decipher - there are 3 trains that leave Zurich to get you to Zermatt. Pick the one that works best for your schedule. That is the top part. The bottom section tells you that each of those choices involved taking a train to a connection, and then continuing on to Zermatt.

Be aware there is only a 6 minute windows at the connection. Our first train was late, so we had to wait an hour for the 2nd train. Note that I recognize this is not Viator's fault - just a heads up that scheduling is tight. This is the only train we took that wasn't almost exactly on time.

In Zermatt we stayed in the Hotel Julen. The hotel was super nice, and the staff was great. Cars are not allowed in Zermatt, but if you call the hotel, they will come to the station and pick you up in these little buggies they have.

Zermatt was so nice I wish we had done a 4 day trip and stayed there an extra day. In Zermatt, if you take the early train, you can get there in time to go up on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion. It was kinda pricey, but definitely a once in a lifetime sort of thing to do.

The actual Glacier Express was fun, but got to be kinda long. It is a full 8 hours on the train. There were a couple stops where we got off and walked around for 5 minutes, but that was it. Again, we paid for an upgrade (above this online Viator pricing - you have to call) to get first class tickets. I'm glad we did - a lot more space for that long. (There is also an Excellence class with even bigger seats and more amenities.)

We were on the 8:52 train. There was a full lunch service. It was very good, but again, expensive. Water is 7CHF a bottle - I suggest bringing your own. I think for 1 water, 1 coffee, a Glacier Express salad (Americans would call it a chef salad), and a pork / spetzle lunch w/ dessert was 70CHF. That is just more than I normally spend at lunch.

Like I said, 8 hours was a long time. My wife and I were ready to be done at the 1/2 way point.

St. Mortis was a dud. It was a Sunday in the offseason - Everything was closed. The Hotel Stefani was fine, but dated.

The ride back to Zurich was easy and quick.


Reviewed: July 3, 2019

Gail G

Train trip was fabulous but we chose the 3 course meal and were very disappointed with what we received. A salad for entree, Chicken stew with rice and carrots and apple cake. Very unimpressed with the meal...we would have been better off selecting something from the menu because those meals look okay.


Reviewed: September 19, 2018

pufu123

This was amazing! the 4 star hotels were good. With the exception of the one in Zermatt where we paid for a 3 person room, but the room was barely big enough for 2 and the shower/tub was in the middle of the room. We ended up getting another room and paying separate once we saw the room that we had as part of the tour.

If there was an option to include a first class upgrade to seats on the glacier express that would be even better.

Good communication with the team before the trip while we set everything up!