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Glacier Express and Bernina Express.

Glacier Express and Bernina Express.

Two panoramic routes – one unique experience: travelling on the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express offers stunning views of unspoilt countryside. They are also masterpieces of railway technology, and therefore an exceptional rail experience.

Travel with both famous panorama trains, the Glacier Express and Bernina Express from west to east and from north to south, the length and breadth of the Swiss Alps. In the slowest fast train in the world – as the Glacier Express is also known – you travel from Zermatt across the Oberalp Pass to St. Moritz. Then you go on in the Bernina Express over the Bernina Pass to Tirano (Italy). Afterwards you board the Bernina Express bus, which takes you down to Veltlin and further southwards to Lugano.

You benefit from:

  • 17.4–31.5.2017: a free upgrade to 1st class on the Bernina Express panorama coach (according to availability).
  • 1.9–22.10.2017: free upgrade to 1st class on the Glacier Express (based on availability).
  • 16.6–16.10.2017: free upgrade to a 5 star hotel in St. Moritz when booking a double room in a 4 star hotel (according to availability).
  • 17.4–31.5.2017 and 1.9–22.10.2017: when booking an offer with the Glacier Express you receive a free Swiss Coupon Pass worth CHF 49 per booking.

Offer valid: 17 April to 22 October 2017.

  • Rail & boat
  • Mountains & views

Programme

Travel route: Zermatt–St. Moritz–Lugano (or the reverse).

1st day: individual rail journey from the place of residence to Zermatt. Overnight stay with breakfast.

2nd day: travel in the Glacier Express panorama coach from Zermatt to St. Moritz: a day’s journey across unspoilt mountain countryside, deep gorges and lovely valleys, through a number of tunnels and over countless magnificent bridges to sophisticated St. Moritz. Overnight stay with breakfast.

3rd day: travel in the Bernina Express train via the UNESCO World Heritage route: Bernina, Poschiavo, then through Brusio – the open reversing loop there is one of the most photographed features on the route – to Tirano (Italy). There you board the Bernina Express bus and travel through the Veltlin to Italy and on to Lugano. Overnight stay with breakfast.

4th day: individual return rail journey from Lugano to the place of residence, or an extended stay.

Hotels

You stay overnight and have breakfast in Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lugano in good 3-star hotels or, for a supplement, in 4-star hotels. All rooms have a bath/shower and WC. You will be given the hotel name with the travel documents.

Our most important partner hotels for this trip.

Zermatt.

  • 3***: Hotel Test Grigia (summer) and Hotel Excelsior (winter).
  • 4****:  Hotel Schweizerhof (winter) and Romantik Hotel Julen (summer).

St. Moritz.

  • 3***: Unique Hotel Eden and Hotel Soldanella.
  • 4****: Hotel San Gian and Hotel Steffani.

Lugano.

  • 3***: Continental Parkhotel and Hotel Colorado.
  • 4****: Hotel Dante Center Swiss Quality and Hotel de la Paix.

Offer/prices

Included in the offer.

  • Train journey in 2nd class (using the Half-Fare travelcard) from the place of residence to Zermatt and from Lugano back to the place of residence (or the reverse).
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast in the hotel in Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lugano.
  • Rail journey in the Glacier Express, 2nd class in the panorama coach from Zermatt to St. Moritz (or the reverse) including seat reservation.
  • Rail journey in the Bernina Express train in 2nd class from St. Moritz to Tirano (or the reverse) and bus journey in the Bernina Express bus from Tirano to Lugano (or the reverse).
  • A free upgrade to the 1st class in Bernina Express panorama coach (date of travel 17.4 to 31.5.2017, according to availability).
  • A free upgrade to the 1st class in Glacier Express (date of travel 1.9 to 22.10.2017, according to availability).
  • Free upgrade to a 5 star hotel in St. Moritz when booking a double room in a 4 star hotel (for travel date 16.6–16.10.2017 according to availability).
  • Free Swiss Coupon Pass (per booking, for travel date 17.4–31.5.2017 and 1.9–22.10.2017).

Prices.

Per person in CHF.

 

Option with Zermatt
17.4–18.6.2017 and 18.9–22.10.2017

Option with Zermatt
1.5–30.9.2017

Double room***

595.00

625.00

Single room***

695.00

730.00

Double room****

725.00

755.00

Single room****

860.00

915.00

 

 

 

   

 

Option without Zermatt
17.4–30.4.2017 and 1–22.10.2017

Option without Zermatt
1.5–30.9.2017

Double room***

455.00

475.00

Single room***

530.00

540.00

Double room****

555.00

575.00

Single room****

695.00

715.00

   

Supplements/reductions.

Per person in CHF.

Option with Zermatt.

Option with Zermatt.

 

Without Half-Fare travelcard

With Half-Fare travelcard

With 2nd class GA travelcard

With 1st class GA travelcard*

2nd class

191.00

–204.00

–204.00

1st class

439.00

124.00

–76.00

–204.00

Panorama route 1st class

132.00

66.00

66.00

     

Option without Zermatt.

Option without Zermatt.

 

Without Half-Fare travelcard

With Half-Fare travelcard

With 2nd class GA travelcard

With 1st class GA travelcard*

2nd class

152.00

–163.00

–163.00

1st class

358.00

103.00

–60.00

–163.00

Panorama route 1st class

103.00

51.50

51.50

     

*Children up to 16 years with Junior travelcard.

Other Supplements.

  • Optional cancellation insurance: CHF 29 per person.

Additional information.

  • Lean back and enjoy your lunch, freshly prepared in the on-board kitchen of the Glacier Express. The 3-course menu is usually served at your seat. Book this special experience now. Price per person CHF 43.
  • To cross the border to Italy you will require a valid identity card or a valid passport.
  • You may also book the journey in the reverse direction.
  • You may also book this journey without an overnight in Zermatt.
  • If you would like to make this trip at short notice (fewer than 3 working days before departure) please book by telephone via the number, 0848 777 077 (local charges).
  • Your travel documents will be sent by post (no electronic dispatch possible).

The price examples are calculated for journeys via the advertised routing. The offer comprises both the outward and return train journey within Switzerland (in 2nd class, with Half-Fare travelcard). Prices include VAT. Prices and product specifications subject to modifications.
Prices effective: 1 December 2016.

Offer valid: 14 April to 22 October 2017.

Booking

You can book this panorama trip:

  • online (with Zermatt).
  • online (without Zermatt).
  • At the STC Service Centre on 0848 777 077 (free, local charges may apply).
  • for groups with 10 persons to special conditions at the STC groupes & events team +41 43 210 55 30 (free, local charges may apply) or per e-mail at groups@stc.ch. Please note that the above mentioned time limited benefits are not valid for groups

Contact  

You can also book this offer by dialling our phone number 0848 777 077 (local charges); (+41 (0)848 777 077 from abroad).

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