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Glacier Express

Switzerland
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Ranked #93 of 415 attractions in Swiss Alps
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Glacier Express is definitely a great way to take in the Swiss Mountain scenery if you only have a limited amount of time to spend in the mountains, however it is clearly not a substitute for spending a few days in the mountain towns exploring on a more leisurely and in-depth mode.

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a trip that is somewhat difficult to judge but the bottom line is that it is worth it for the views. I do not think you get exactly the same going with the normal trains. The weather was not so good when we went but good enough to see most of the mountain views. There were a number... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

so, the title of this experience says alot, but i thought i would add some insight to taking this trip. first , we tried to get a 1st class reservation from st moritz to zermatt and could not. we had a choice to go another day or try going in the opposite direction. turns out ,, the opposite direction is... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur on Jun 25. As we had the Swiss pass, our son reserved for us with the extra reservation cost plus ordered us the 3 course meal. As the weather was good, the scenery was very beautiful. My husband's ear phone didn't work, so it was a pity he could not hear... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed one night in Zermatt to be able to catch the glacier express as far as Chur. We had a Swiss pass so only had to pay to book seats 30 euros each. In the end we decided not to travel on the GE but take the regular train which goes over exactly the same route if you go... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took the Glacier Express from Brig to Zermatt & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We found the journey to be very scenic.

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Burton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were looking forward to our trip on 13th June from Chur to Zermatt.on the Glacier Express which also included a three course meal. Coffee was extra? The meal itself was basic but acceptable but the service was atrocious. We had our meals almost thrown at us and the staff manners were none existent. I had soup spilled onto my... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We travelled on the Glacier Express- one of the top 10 train 'journey's' in the world. I say this because it's the scenery and not the train that give this route that top 10 status. We took the whole route from Zermatt to Saint Moritz- 8.5 hrs. The train wasn't as comfortable as I would've expected, especially after paying to... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband, 3-month-old daughter and I rode from Zermatt to St. Moritz and we left feeling a little disappointed. I booked our tickets over the phone a few days before the trip. There were only first class seats left. On the phone I was given a booking number that I was to reference at the train station to get our... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took the Glacier express from Brig to Chur. The train was clean and the staff friendly. However I felt the journey was not worth the money and to be called one of the world most scenic train rides in the world. The scenery was quite boring. I had seem far more exciting scenery on the normal train from Geneva... More

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