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Glacier Express

Address: Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)27 927 77 77
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Ranked #85 of 342 Attractions in Swiss Alps
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: This train cuts through the Swiss Alps, providing passengers with some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is priced at 190 Euro which is extremely costly as far as the experience of ride matters. Although we could not manage to go to Saint Moris (Ticket not available), rather we went to Zermatt from Chur, but I would say the express is highly overpriced. If you go to Zungfrauroch from Interlaken, you will find same type of... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Me and my friends were traveling around Europe when we took a trip on the glacier express train from Zurich to Milan. What stunning scenery and the train was fantastic and very cheap in price. Take this trip. You will not regret it!

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Whiby Ontario
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Information for this trip lead us to believe there would be jaw-dropping scenery at each turn, however this wasn't the case. The commentary was certainly about such attractions, however you really didn't see them. The booking process was ridiculous, as you have to make a reservation to make a reservation (cash grab). Also, if riding backwards sparks motion-sickness, then be... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Having now read the reviews after the event I realise that, whilst I would not have changed our trip to St Moritz and back, I would at least have been more prepared. Having watched various TV programmes about the Glacier Express - I like many here was expecting more than was delivered. Not least the fact that taking photographs along... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on the Glacier Express in April with Great Rail Journeys in first class. The views were stunning looking out of the glass panoramic windows. The journey was to Chur with lunch on board served by friendly staff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We did this from St. Mortiz to Zermatt and really enjoyed the trip. We had 1st class tickets and paid in advance for the lunch that was served a few hours into the trip. As we had done our research prior to the trip, we knew that beverages and snacks were not included in the ticket price so we brought... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I'd have rated this with 5 instead of 4 if I hadn't done the Bernina Express the following day, which was even better. However it is still a great experience, one that I had been wanting to do for years, and it did not disappoint. And having done it in summer, I am now thinking about repeating it in the... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Definitely worth doing this. I rode only from Andermatt to Chur, and selected the GE instead of the regular train (which had many more stops). I think it was worth the premium to have fewer stops, but the train was not labeled Glacier Express (like the Bernina Express was). Also, I decided to treat myself and upgrade and what a... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

By far, one of the biggest highlights of our trip. I can't say enough good things about it - the food, the scenery, the luxury of the train, the staff, was all SUPERB!!! My husband and I never got bored sitting in the train and the landscape is so beautiful we never left our seats. We upgraded to first class,... More

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Would highly recommend beginning in St. Moritz, b/c Zermatt is a magical mountain town to end your train tour of the Alps. 2nd Class cars are spacious and air conditioned, recommend you dress lightly with layers to add/remove as needed. Tickets are very expensive, but worthwhile Earbuds are provided so you can listen to the many worthwhile sightseeing narrations 291... More

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