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Glacier Express Train Tour from Zürich

Product ID: 199192
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Take an unforgettable train journey with a private 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 10 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

your tourguide will await you in the lobby of your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a stunning train journey through Switzerland
  • Learn about Swiss facts and history through personal headsets available in the train
  • Enjoy a three course lunch served at your seat in the train
Full description
Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Zürich, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending.

Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45am, at which time the lunch service will start. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability.

In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air.

The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".  

Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel. 
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your private group
  • All transportation fees for
  • Seat reservation for your comfort
  • Three course lunch served at your seat
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats, and tour guide
• A minimum of two people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult, but please note that this tour is not recommended for children below 10 years due to the length of train ride
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• For wheelchair assistance, please contact the tour provider before booking
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Product ID: 199192