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Glacier Express, Switzerland

Hike & rail

This guided tour takes you to three mountain top spots in Switzerland. Graubünden is the land of the wild mountain goat, the home of Heidi and source of the Rhine - it's Switzerland's biggest holiday region. Here, we explore the fantastic St. Moritz area. Impressive glaciers and deep gorges invite you to discover both tranquil walks or hair-raising paths in Valais. In between we will enjoy the famous Glacier Express before we head on to the Jungfrau Region, the beauty of the Bernese Alps.

Champagne and relaxation in St. Moritz

Unforgettable train ride with the famous panoramic Glacier Express

Hikes at the foot of the Matterhorn

Itinerary option

Day 1: Arrival day

Transfer from Zurich Airport to your hotel. Discover the city with your guide.

Day 2: St. Moritz

Travel by train to St. Moritz. Discover one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, twice host city for the Winter Olympics and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - located at about 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) above sea level.

Day 3: Alp Languard

During this fantastic high-altitude walk, you will take a narrow path that winds along the steep slope. Finally, towards the end of the tour, the entire array of Upper Engadine lakes opens at your feet. The views never fail to impress.

Day 4: Glacier Express

This is the day you board the famous Glacier Express! The sheer joy of travel aboard the exhilarating train is something that must be experienced to be believed. The lucky passenger is presented with a cross-section of the richly varied Swiss countryside inside the luxurious comfort offered by Swiss rail. Then, at the end you will find yourself at the foot of the Matterhorn!

Day 5: Hiking at the foot of the Matterhorn

This full day hike, starting in Zermatt, offers true adventure. Wooden chalets, expansive green fields, and no shortage of marmots will accompany you on your way. That’s not to mention the breathtaking sight of the ever-present Matterhorn!

Day 6: Zermatt

For more than one hundred years the Gornergrat Bahn has been making the ascent to the panoramic mountain of Zermatt a truly unique and wonderful experience. Enjoy this unique ride on Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway.

Fotocredits: Shutterstock
Fotocredits: Shutterstock

Day 7: Grindelwald

A scenic train ride brings you to Grindelwald, nestled in unspoilt Alpine landscapes at the foot of the north face of the Eiger. The world-famous backdrop composed by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains sets the scene for a charming time in Grindelwald.

Day 8: Grindelwald First

Follow a classic panorama trail to Europe's oldest mountain hostel. First summit takes you above the tree line as you enjoy breathtaking views of the around Grindelwald.

Day 9: Top of Europe

Start the day with a unique but easy trail. Then, at Kleine Scheidegg we will board the train taking us to Jungfraujoch, a place called the Top of Europe. This fantastic train ride takes us to the highest railway station in Europe.

Day 10: Lucerne

Travel to Lucerne by train and enjoy a guided city tour. Among others you will visit world-famous spots such as Chapel Bridge with its water tower, as well as the Lion Monument.

Day 11: Mount Rigi

From the summit of Mount Rigi you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps. From this vantage your view spans over thirteen lakes as well as over the entire Swiss Central Plateau and even as far as into Germany and France.

Day 12: Departure day

Transfer to Zurich Airport.

Important Information

Best time of travel

all year round

Ideal duration of stay

 8 to 14 days

Activity level

all levels possible

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