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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), where you board the Bernina Express bus. This takes you across the Maloja Pass down to the Veltlin. The route runs past Lake Como to Lugano.

Your benefit:

  • 1.9–27.10.2014: “Marenda box” with typical specialities from the Grisons (per room).
  • 1.8–27.10.2014: Free upgrade to the 1st class in the Glacier Express panorama coach (according to availability).

Offer valid:  7 April to 27 October 2014

  • Mountains & views

Programm

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 91 tunnels and over 291 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 Sarazena
  • 4****: Hotel Tschugge

St. Moritz.

  • 3***: Unique Hotel Eden and Hotel Soldanella
  • 4****: Hotel Schweizerhof

Lugano.

  • 3***: Continental Parkhotel and Hotel Delfino
  • 4****: Novotel Lugano 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) 
  • 1.9–27.10.2014: “Marenda box” with typical specialities from the Grisons (per room).
  • 1.8–27.10.2014: Free upgrade to the 1st class in the Glacier Express panorama coach (according to availability).

Prices.

Per person in CHF.

 

Low season

7.4–14.6 and 1.–27.10.2014

High season

15.6–30.9.2014

Double room***

590.00

615.00

Single room***

690.00

725.00

Double room****

725.00

750.00

Single room****

830.00

880.00

   

Supplements/reductions.

Per person in CHF.

 

Without Half-Fare travelcard

With Half-Fare travelcard

With 2nd class GA travelcard

With 1st class GA travelcard*

2nd class

184.00

–197.00

–197.00

1st class

426.00

121.00

–76.00

–197.00

Panorama route 1st class

132.00

66.00

66.00

     

*Children up to 16 years with Junior travelcard

Other Supplements.

  • Optional cancellation insurance: CHF 25 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.
  • 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).

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: 3 December 2013. In accordance with the applicable statutory provisions, the licensed carriers shall assume liability for any damage in connection with their operations. Any further liability is excluded.

Offer valid:  7 April to 27 October 2014

Booking

You can book this panorama trip:

  • Online (for journeys 1.9–30.9.2014)
    Online (for journeys 1.10–27.10.2014)
  • At the STC Service Centre on 0848 777 077 (local charges)
  • At the SBB Travel Agency

Contact  

You can also book this offer by dialling our phone number 0848 777 077 (local charges).

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