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Chelsea Marquart

Based in America but of Irish descent, I have spent the majority of my life visiting, exploring, and subsequently falling in love with all aspects of Ireland. Here at UTC, I am the resident expert on Ireland, Scotland, England, and France.


Europe Specialist

+1 844 879 7838


  • from $2,797 PP
  • 3 Nights
  • Private
  • April - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2 hours from London / 7.5 hours from NYC


Discover one of the greatest rail journeys in the world, traveling across the Swiss Alps on the magnificent Glacier Express. Starting in the town of Zermatt, in the shadows of the Matterhorn, you will travel for almost 8 hours, through a stunning array of landscapes to the luxurious resort town of St. Moritz. Highlights along the route include the Oberalp Pass, Rhine Gorge and the Landwasser Viaduct, a vast and curving limestone structure of six arches that spans the Landwasser River 213 feet below.

Our itinerary includes Excellence Class as standard, which offers a windows seat as standards, panoramic views, and a refined regional 5-course menu with accompanying wines. This 4-day itinerary starts and ends in Zurich, but can be modified to begin anywhere in Switzerland, or even northern Italy. All the time taking advantage of Switzerland’s efficient, world-class, and easy-to-navigate rail network.

Why Book with Us

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    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

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    From the moment you book your trip, our team is on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey.

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What's Included

Alps train
  • 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation (5-star supplement available)
  • Delicious daily breakfasts
  • Excellence Class aboard the Glacier Express including 5-course lunch
  • Airport departure and arrival transfers
  • Train tickets, transport cards, and taxi transfers as described
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
  • Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Zurich: Transfer from Airport to Station and onward to Zermatt

Day 1 - Zurich Transfer from Airport to Station and onward to Zermatt

On arrival into Zurich Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Zurich Station for the beautiful journey to Zermatt, for those already in the city a transfer will take you straight from the hotel. In Switzerland the train is king and traveling by rail is very easy. Trains are clean, on time, and always depart from the same platform, so there’s very rarely any confusion. The journey time to Zermatt is approximately 3 hours and the route will take you across the fertile plains around Zurich and up into the Alps, via the country’s pretty capital, Bern. On arrival in Zermatt, it’s an easy walk across the street to your hotel. Note that alternative routes from other larger cities such as Geneva can be arranged at no extra cost.

    Day 2 Day 2: The Glacier Express

    Day 2 The Glacier Express

    Billed as Europe’s slowest express train, the Glacier Express is truly one of the world’s great train journeys. Taking 8.15 hours to travel just 180 miles the route takes you from Zermatt at the foot of the famous Matterhorn to St Mortiz the country’s most glamorous resorts. Along the route, the spectacular mountain scenery unfolds outside the train’s panoramic sightseeing windows, as you sit back and enjoy a luxury 5-course menu with accompanying wines. For an aperitif, some delicious cocktail or to exchange with fellow travelers the Glacier Bar is the perfect place to visit, and thanks to the compass on the ceiling none of the many turns will be missed. On arrival in St Moritz, it’s an easy transfer to your hotel.

    For those wishing to extend their time in Switzerland we advise at least two nights here to enjoy the lake or some hiking. Alternatively, you may want to consider continuing via the equally stunning Bernina Express to Tirano in northern Italy.

      Day 3 Return to Zurich

      Day 3 Return to Zurich

      Return to the station and return, first class, aboard the mainline train to Zurich. Here you will be met by a private driver and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the city.

        Day 4 Departure Day

        Day 4 Departure Day

        At the appropriate time today, you will be transferred from your hotel to Zurich Airport for your return flight home. If you’re not ready to leave Switzerland just yet, contact our travel experts who will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary.

          What's not Included

          • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
          • Gratuities for local guides
          • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
          • Visas if required

          Let’s make this itinerary yours.

          Speak to our experienced Destinations Experts about designing this itinerary around your budget and needs

          Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

          • 100% Financial Protection

            We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

          • Destination Experts

            Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

          • The Best Guides

            What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

          • We Care

            From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.

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