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From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

1. From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Zürich, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel.

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Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

2. Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

Ride the Glacier Express and see Switzerland in one entire day. Experience four hours on this famous coach from Chur to Brig. Cross the Alps and travel along the mountains. Spend time in Brig or Bern on the way back. Listen to a wonderful audio guide while seeing the beautiful sights. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb 2033 meters above sea level. Enjoy the ride on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. Appreciate the journey, totally independent.

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One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

3. One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Bern, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel.

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From Lucerne: Private Glacier Express Day Tour

4. From Lucerne: Private Glacier Express Day Tour

Start by meeting your tour guide at your pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Together with your tour guide, you will transfer to the train station in Luzern. You will board an intercity train, which will take you via Zürich and along the picturesque lake Zürich to south-eastern Switzerland. After one hour and 20-minutes, you will arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Depending on schedule, a short walk around with your tour guide will take place. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in one of the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express. During your journey, audio commentary by headphone is available or you can simply ask your informative tour guide questions.   In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033-meters above sea level as a rough and scenic alpine landscape will pass by your window. On top of the Oberalp Pass, you will see a small lighthouse which your tour guide will entertain you with stories of. The train will start to descend on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400-meters above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15-minutes, whilst here, you will have the chance to get off the train for some fresh air.  Your journey will continue through the 15-kilometer long "Furka" base tunnel and on through the “Goms” valley in the direction of Brig. This valley is known as a popular destination for summer hiking and winter sports. After a two hour trip you will arrive in Brig. Upon arrival, take the opportunity to hop-off the Glacier-Express train and walk around through the pedestrian zone and marvel at the palace Stockalper which your guide will take you on a tour of. Your tour guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. From this point, your friendly guide will say farewell to you in Brig and will hand over all necessary tickets and information to you. The train that you board will take you to Bern, where you have a direct connection to Luzern.

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Switzerland: Private Guided Glacier Express Train Trip

5. Switzerland: Private Guided Glacier Express Train Trip

Journey from your hotel in Zürich, Luzern, Basel, Bern, or Interlaken to catch the Glacier Express train on the route from Chur to Brig. Enjoy stunning views on this panoramic train and commentary from your local guide. Be picked up by your local guide from your hotel. Board the Glacier Express train with your private tour guide and pass spectacular valleys and mountains on the Chur to Brig route. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level. Walk through Chur or Brig while waiting for your transfer. Spend 4 hours admiring the views. Let your guide show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people.

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What people are saying about Valais

This tour is good enough to follow self guide. Just get the tickets online and follow the schedule. Make sure you know which glacier express route you wanted to see. I made a mistake thinking that the tour will go all the way to Zermatt but the route I purchased stopped at Bern. So, it was quite a disappointment. Our apple pie was not served in the train but was packed up because the cafe forgot to serve us on time.