Private tour

From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

4.2 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide
Private tour

From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide

From US$ 778.34 per person

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

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
your tourguide will await you in the lobby of your hotel
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Take a stunning train journey through Switzerland
  • Learn about Swiss facts and history through personal headsets available in the train
  • Benefit from the insights of a private guide
Full description

Travel on the worldwide known Glacier-Express-Train with a private 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 climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train.

Experience travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. According to your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place (while transfer times to/from Glacier Express).

Your guide will show you the changing landscape, answer your questions about the country and its people, and show you a few places away from the tourist flow.

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your private group
  • All transportation fees for
  • Seat reservation for your comfort
  • 3-course lunch served at your seat
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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Weather prevented good viewing. Beautiful area. But this particular train tour would not have allowed much visualization of large mountain peaks even if weather had been very good. I didn’t realize that when we booked, and if I had I would have looked for something different. That said, the valleys were beautiful.

September 30, 2022

This tour is good enough to follow self guide. Just get the tickets online and follow the schedule. Make sure you know which glacier express route you wanted to see. I made a mistake thinking that the tour will go all the way to Zermatt but the route I purchased stopped at Bern. So, it was quite a disappointment. Our apple pie was not served in the train but was packed up because the cafe forgot to serve us on time.

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August 19, 2019

The guide was professional and knowledgeable.

July 24, 2019

Product ID: 199192