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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne

Private Glacier Express Day-Tour from Lucerne

Product ID: 199180
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Travel on the internationally renowned Glacier Express Train with your private tour guide. Enjoy a one day round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-ups available from your accommodation in Lucerne.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Enjoy a private tour for just you and your party
  • Reserve your seat on the Glacier Express
  • Learn with audioguides available on the train
  • Savour a 3-course lunch whilst on board
  • Enjoy a round trip through Switzerland in one day
Full description
Start by meeting your tour guide at your pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Together with your tour guide, you will transfer to the train station in Luzern. You will board an intercity train, which will take you via Zürich and along the picturesque lake Zürich to south-eastern Switzerland. After one hour and 20-minutes, you will arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Depending on schedule, a short walk around with your tour guide will take place.

Back at the train station, you will take your seat in one of the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express. Shortly after departure (around 11:45 AM), the lunch service will start. Enjoy a delicious meal as you pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis. During your journey, audio commentary by headphone is available or you can simply ask your informative tour guide questions.
In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033-meters above sea level as a rough and scenic alpine landscape will pass by your window. On top of the Oberalp Pass, you will see a small lighthouse which your tour guide will entertain you with stories of. The train will start to descend on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400-meters above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15-minutes, whilst here, you will have the chance to get off the train for some fresh air. 

Your journey will continue through the 15-kilometer long "Furka" base tunnel and on through the “Goms” valley in the direction of Brig. This valley is known as a popular destination for summer hiking and winter sports. After a two hour trip you will arrive in Brig. Upon arrival, take the opportunity to hop-off the Glacier-Express train and walk around through the pedestrian zone and marvel at the palace Stockalper which your guide will take you on a tour of.

Your tour guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. From this point, your friendly guide will say farewell to you in Brig and will hand over all necessary tickets and information to you. The train that you board will take you to Bern, where you have a direct connection to Luzern. 

  • All taxes, fees and, handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • All transportation fees for trains & Glacier Express
  • Seat reservation at the Glacier Express for your comfort
  • 3-course lunch, served at your seat in the Glacier Express
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats and tourguide
• A minimum of 2-people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Tour is not recommended for children below 10-years of age due to the length of the train ride
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• For wheelchair assistance - please make contact before booking the tour
• Glacier Express train schedule changes frequently. Depending on seat availability, the tour can be in vice versa routing or on a later departure time
Organized by

Swiss Travel Guide

Product ID: 199180