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THE GLACIER EXPRESS

Zermatt-Brig-Chur-St Moritz

Glacier Express on ViaductThe Glacier Express connects the world-renowned resort of St. Moritz with a destination with a less recognized name but a more famous mountain, the Matterhorn. Taking eight hours to make its journey, the route of the Glacier Express traverses southern Switzerland from Zermatt, through Visp, Brig, Andermatt, Disentis, and Chur to St. Moritz, crossing the high pass divide between the sources of the Rhine and Rhone Rivers, which flow out of the Alps in opposite paths. The Glacier Express can be taken in either direction. Lunch on the Glacier Express is served at your seat.

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The Glacier Express scenic route passes over a total of the 291 bridges, including the stunningly remarkable engineering feat of the Landvasser viaduct, where the train seemingly flies across a river gorge and dives right into the side of a mountain. A seat reservation is mandatory on the Glacier Express. If you have a Swiss Pass or Rail Pass, the route requires a supplimental surcharge.Be sure to reserve lunch on the train. You also have the opportunity of being served snacks and beverages when the mood strikes. The nearest major airports to the Glacier Express are Geneva, Zurich and Milan, , about 4 hours by train. The schedule varies depending on the season, running four trains a day departing between 9-10 am and arriving at the destination around 5-6 pm. The Glacier Express doesn’t operate mid-October to Mid-December. © sbr

Principal Features:
8 Hour Scenic Trip
Fabulous Mountain Scenery
UNESCO Heritage Tunnels & Viaducts
Lunch at Seat

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