Glacier Express One Day Round Trip With Private Tourguide - Starts In Zurich

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Zurich Airport, Zurich 8058 Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide! Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels and climb up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. During the travel on the Glacier-Express, a 3-course-meal will be served at your seat, while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. Your tour is organized for the transport and the logistics in advance together.

Highlights

  • Choice of seating available
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Glacier Express Brig

Meet your tour guide at your per-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Together with your tourguide you will tranfer to the train station in Zurich. You will board an intercity train, which will take you along the lake Zrich to south-eastern Switzerlan. After one hour and 20 minutes, you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Depending on schedule, a short walk around with your tourguide will take place.
Back at the train station, you will take your seat at one of the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express. Shortly after departure (around 11:45am), the lunch service will start, while you will pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis. During your journey, audio comments by headphone are availabe or you simply as your tourguide.
In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level while a rough alpine landscape will pass the windows. On top, the "Oberalp pass" you will see a small lighthouse - your tourguide will explain you the story. The train will start to descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village on 1400m above sea level and now opening the new resorts. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, that you will have the chance to get off the train for same fresh air.
The journey will continue through the 15 kilometer long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig and to operate all year. The Glacier Express will continue through the Goms valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for hiking (summer time) and winter sports. After two hours travel time from Andermatt away, you willarrive in Brig. In Brig you will get off the Glacier-Express train and you can take the chance for a little walk around through the pedestrian zone in Brig and the palace "Stockalper".You'll be shown the place, where the water level was 4 meter high in 1993, where the local river flooded the city center.
Your tourguide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. Your tourguide will most probably leave you in Brig and will handover all necessary tickets and information to you. The train that you board will take you without any train change within two hours to Zrich.

Duration: 6 hours

Inclusions

Lunch (3-course-menu) on board the Glacier Express

Local and professional guide

Headphones on board the train

Your own booklet with information about the journey

Assigned seating on the Glacier Express route Chur-Brig

All Fees and Taxes

Entry/Admission - Glacier Express Brig

Exclusions

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Tour provider will be in contact after booking

Minimum age is 16 years

Glacier Express train schedule changes frequently. Depending on seat availability, the tour can be in vice versa routing.

Glacier Express train runs mid-December until October, other schedule changes possible. In such cases, we provide the same route travelling on the regular train (but in first class as compensation) and lunch offered in restaurant in Disentis. You will get informed after booking, in case of.

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Simply Awesome! No words can define it... Must check-out Bern and Brig too, if you can...

    Thanks to our guide Rebacca who was par-excellence for making our journey a memorable treat.

  • 09-May-2018

    The highlight of our time in Switzerland. Our guide, Dominique, was super fun and extremely knowledgable. She knew the answer to every question we asked and we really enjoyed our time with her. Although it's possible and pretty easy to do the trip without a guide, I would really recommend booking a guide. It removes all of the stress and allows you to learn a lot more about Switzerland than you would without one. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone that has a free day in Switzerland! The Swiss Alps are amazing, and the meal on the train was delicious.

  • 17-Apr-2018

    loved our guide, this is a full day tour. we visited in december and the sights were amazing, all the countryside covered in snow, just amazing!
    the train is very comfortable, the food is good, our guide was very enthusiastic.
    i think the highlight ofthis tour was the small town of Brig, i just wish we would have had more time in there, otherwise its a 10/10

  • 23-Feb-2018

    We had Oskar as our guide. It was myself, my girlfriend and him. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. My partner has a hard time walking and Oskar was totally patient and when it was time to board the the trains, he went ahead of us so we had the best seats on the train for the spectacular views. Well worth the money spent.

  • 11-Jan-2018

    Great Tour

  • 31-Dec-2017

    The day trip was amazing with spectacular views. Our tour guide, Anja, was really helpful all day. Arrived on time. Offered her local knowledge of the trip throughout the day. Made sure we got all the right connecting trains. We got much more out of the day because of her service. Highly recommended

  • 24-Aug-2017

    Mr. Oskar did an amazing job of guiding our day. The sights, sounds and tastes of Switzerland left us planning our next visit. While we could have planned our day adventure on our own, having Mr. Oskar walk us through personal experiences and history of this beautiful land was well worth every penny.

  • 18-Mar-2017

    This was a great tour. We got to see a lot of the country with some personal attention by our sweet tour guide, Dominique. We had some difficulties with the Glacier Express, in that they had double booked our reserved seats. We ended up in the back of the train and so the service was less than first class. This was not Viator's fault though, sometimes stuff just happens. The views were incredible. Once you've done such a tour once and you see how easy it is to manage such a trip yourself, next time I think we would try it on our own, but for the first time, it was nice to have the comfort of a personal guide.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    The trip itself was brilliant, and we had a fabulous day. The Glacier Express lived up to all our high expectations and the scenery was spectacular.
    Although our young guide was quite inexperienced it was her second tour, she did a good job getting us everywhere we needed to be and on time to make all our connections. We were picked up from our Zurich, taken by local train to the main central station to catch the regional train and then the Glacier Express. We returned to Zurich via a different rail route so in effect we circled a large part of Switzerland which was a bonus. Although we could have managed the day on our own, it was much easier and more relaxing to have the local knowledge of our guide.

  • 24-Dec-2016

    The guide was informative and helpful. The train was comfortable and the lunch was good. The only disappointing thing was the lack of snow in mid-December, not something Viator could control. Even without snow, the scenery, including distant glaciers, was great.

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