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Glacier Express

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Address: Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)27 927 77 77
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of...
This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
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An amazing way to appreciate the beautiful alps; very relaxing, too.

We had a fabulous experience! We chose the first class, panoramic coach and were very comfortable the whole day. Although mostly full, we revelled in the extra comfort and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous experience! We chose the first class, panoramic coach and were very comfortable the whole day. Although mostly full, we revelled in the extra comfort and photography 'room' of a first class experience; the bigger windows and service provided while in the car. The alps are so beautiful. Loved taking photographs but beware of glare from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I travelled from Andermatt to St Moritz on the Glacier Express, and was lucky enough to have clear weather both ways with copious snow on the higher sections. There are several points on the section towards St Moritz where the line loops around and crosses itself - so you can literally see where you have been underneath some bridges, and... More 

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Blane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was one of those side trips we will never forget. We left from Zermatt and then spent the night in St Moritz, and returned to Zermatt the next day. It's an all day train ride but the views are spectacular. The Swiss Alps are so beautiful. I would recommend the right side of the train, I think we had... More 

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Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a week in Switzerland, and one of the days we travelled from Filisur to Brig on the Glacier Express, a journey of 5h 40m. This has to be one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. We were very lucky as the weather was crystal clear showing off the stunning scenery at its finest. On board... More 

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Reno
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved the idea of this trip. And they delivered. The Winter snow made it even more spectacular. Very good views with the glass dome. We booked First Class and were pleased we did with more space and peace and quite. Very scenic and interesting with the narrative earphones to listen to along the way. We enjoyed the full meal... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The view is of course the best part of the trip. The food on the train is just an average as well as the staff at St Moritz which is a bit unfriendly. Not the girl on the cashier but her boss.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Join the train at Chur for a wonderful journey through the alps and wonder at both the never ending vistas and the feats of engineering required to make this route a possibility part of which is designated a Unesco World heritage site. Being winter the mountains were covered in snow and the views quite magical but in summer they can... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Glacier Express is a full-service modern train with panoramic views and a slow travel speed. The Glacier Express travels through the Alps on mountainous terrains providing the travellers with breathtaking views. The train has a dining car, and one can also pre-order meals for the journey. We did not order meals, just two cups of coffee for ~5CHF each,... More 

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Perth
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I would like to compare our trip in January in the snow with a summer journey on this line but that will be next time.. :) What can you say...? The train itself is modern and comfortable. The staff were excellent with courtesy and service. The views along the journey are amongst the most scenic anywhere. It is hard to... More 

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Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

When we first boarded the train, it was starting to snow...it became heavier and heavier. The train itself was a clean, smooth ride with spacious seating. The staff were very helpful (multi-lingual) & even came back with a second helping of the lunch. Due to the snow, we began to run behind schedule and the staff were very apologetic (we... More 

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