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This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some...

This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.

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Glacier Express

This was a fascinating trip. A train ride through the Swiss Alps. Zermatt and the Glacier Express is one of the high lights of my life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating trip. A train ride through the Swiss Alps. Zermatt and the Glacier Express is one of the high lights of my life.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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522 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Disentis to Zermatt. The glass top train is very nice and comfortable. The view along the route was very beautiful.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about Glacier express in travel sites and literatures. Thogh expensive, still travelled in the Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz. It is full of fun and pleasant experience, still something is missing. Facilities on board are fine, adequate and user friendly. But costwise, too costly. But by swiss standard, it is acceptable. The train traverses through high mountains, lush... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the GEX from St. Mortiz to Zermatt. Much has been said about the scenery in the reviews. Believe it. What makes this journey extra special is the hospitality on board. This starts with the Ticket inspector to the staff who serves meals on board. We were lucky to pre order our meals so we had an excellent 3... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having taken three trains from Paris to Zermatt, we didn't want to go hiking in the mountains, so we took this train ride instead which took us from Zermat to Chur to St. Moritz. The views from the train were outstanding. The train itself was very comfortable and the ride was smooth. There were several stops along the way for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once in a lifetime sort of a tour—that is the Swiss sojourn for me. Since the time Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol trudged up the peaky road in the Swiss Glacier Express, every Indian longs to be there in grand style. I was bowled over even the carriages and the scenery. Every stopover and pass we crossed was worth a... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Well worth doing. Not exactly an express but the scenery is amazing. The engineering of this track is worth buying. We took a picnic rather than purchase the fairly expensive meal. Carriages are definitely the highlight for viewing delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

By help of map, we managed to know where we was, turning around in tunnels like a corkscrew. The staff did not take Mastercards if you bought drinks for less than 20 swf, So without any SWf, we drank water from own bottles. The lunch which was included in the ticket was OK. But the seats were rather hard and... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This trip was organised by Rail Discoveries. Everything was done for us. Each rail trip was pre booked and we had either a coach reserved for us or seats. There was only one train, which couldn't be pre booked. Each hotel was pre arranged and wonderful. We couldn't say too much for our guide. Ivan Mayers. He was sonderful. Thank... More 

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Johor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We took the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz. It was free with the swiss pass but you do have to make a reservation for your seats and it cost CHF33 per seat, they also give you an option for a set lunch on board and it cost CHF43. The set lunch served consist of a soup, salad and... More 

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