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Swiss Glacier Express & The Bernina

Experience two of the world's great railway journeys on this fantastic tour to Switzerland - the Glacier Express and the Bernina! Journey across the magnificent Swiss Alps through breathtaking scenery, cruise aboard a beautifully restored paddle steamer, discover the dramatic Château Chillon, and ride the historic funicular to Muottas Muragl plus enjoy free time to explore Basel, Vevey, and Montreux.

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11 days from £3829



Wednesday 9 April 2025

Wednesday 25 June 2025

Wednesday 6 August 2025

Wednesday 10 December 2025



  • Explore the historic city of Basel

  • Admire magnificent scenery from the world-famous Swiss Glacier Express

  • Experience the equally spectacular Bernina Express journey

  • Take a paddle steamer cruise on Lake Neuchâtel

  • Discover the beautiful lakeside town of Vevey

  • Cruise across Lake Geneva to visit Château Chillon

  • Stroll along the picturesque lakeside in Montreux

  • Ride the historic funicular railway from Punt Muragl

  • Take in great views of the Upper Engadin Valley from the Muottas Muragl

  • Enjoy time to explore destinations independently with a free transport card


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 10 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 6 evening meals and 1 lunch

  • Local Transport Pass

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Travelling by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris, then onwards to Basel and our base for this evening, the GAIA Hotel, where we check in and enjoy our first evening meal together.



This morning, we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before our private guided tour of Basel where we will visit the best sights of the city and can admire the contrasting modern and historic architecture of this beautiful city. The evening is free for you to dine at leisure in one of the many local restaurants.



After a relaxed morning, we travel by train to Neuchâtel where we have a little time to explore the medieval core of the town before our afternoon cruise on the magnificent Lake Neuchâtel aboard a beautifully restored paddle steamer dating back to 1912. Afterwards, we continue by train to Vevey and our hotel for the next three nights, The Astra, is conveniently located opposite the station, and we enjoy our evening meal together.

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After breakfast this morning, the day is ours to spend at leisure in Vevey and, using our included Riviera card, we can venture further into this lovely lakeside town. We can stroll along the promenade, visit fascinating museums, or discover historic buildings, the choice is ours.



This morning, we travel by train to Montreux and enjoy some free time in Lake Geneva's most celebrated resort before transferring to Château Chillon, perched dramatically at the water's edge against a stunning mountain backdrop. We include entrance to the castle to explore before continuing by boat cruise, sailing amidst magnificent landscapes to Lausanne. Afterwards, we return by train to Vevey in time for our evening meal together.

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One of the great railway journeys of the world awaits today! After breakfast, we travel by train through the mountains to Brig where we will join the iconic Glacier Express, a truly scenic railway journey that we will enjoy in style with a 2-course lunch served to our seats. Marvel at the breathtaking and varied panoramic views outside your window as the train follows the course of the River Rhône en route to the Oberalp Pass, the highest point on the line at over 6,000 feet, before continuing through the UNESCO World Heritage Albula Line, a masterpiece of railway engineering of tunnels, spirals, and viaducts. On arrival in St. Moritz, we will transfer to the Steffani Hotel*, our base for the next four nights, and dinner this evening will be at leisure.

*In December, the tour will continue from St. Moritz to Celerina and transfer to our hotel, the Chesa Rosatsch.

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Day 7

Today we enjoy a leisurely breakfast and relaxed morning before travelling to Punt Muragl where we take the historic funicular railway to scale the steep mountainside up to the magnificent Muottas Muragl. Highly regarded as the most beautiful vantage point above the lakes of Upper Engadin and, at almost 2,500m above sea level, the enchanting views are truly spectacular. Afterwards, we retrace our steps back to the hotel in time for our evening meal together.

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A remarkable travel experience awaits us today - the Bernina Express! Crossing marvellous viaducts, journeying through breathtaking scenery, passing romantic gorges, and admiring the masterpieces of engineering, we travel towards the sunny south of the Alps before crossing the border into the Italian town of Tirano. We enjoy some free time and the chance to enjoy a classic Italian espresso before returning through the majestic Alpine scenery via the regional train services to the hotel for our evening meal together.

*Subject to winter/summer timetables, we may travel out via regional train services and return via the Bernina Express.

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Today is spent at leisure and our included Engadin Card provides us with unlimited travel on local public transport plus a number of cable cars and funiculars allowing us to journey to the peaks of the area, affording stunning views. This evening, dinner will be at our own arrangements.


DAY 10

After breakfast this morning, we retrace our steps to Basel where we enjoy our final evening and farewell dinner together.

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DAY 11

We bid farewell to Switzerland, returning by rail to Paris, where we will join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


GAIA Hotel, Basel

Ideally located next to the railway station and within walking distance of Basel’s attractions, the GAIA Hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere including a sauna oasis and serving an organic breakfast in their historic hall. The charming bedrooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a minibar with organic drinks, and free Wi-Fi.


Astra Hotel, Vevey

Located in the city centre near the railway station, the Astra Hotel features a panoramic roof terrace, a welcoming restaurant and bar offering traditional Swiss dishes, and a wellness centre including a sauna and whirlpool. The modern bedrooms provide a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.


Steffani Hotel, St. Moritz (April, June & August)

Located in the centre of St. Moritz, the family-owned Steffani Hotel is furnished with great attention to detail and provides a wonderful restaurant and bar plus an outstanding wellness oasis including a heated indoor pool, sauna, and relaxation room. The modern rooms offer a private bathroom with a rain shower and organic toiletries, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.


Chesa Rosatsch, Celerina (December)

Surrounded by unique natural landscapes, the Chesa Rosatsch offers three in-house restaurants serving authentic and delicious dishes plus a relaxation area including a sauna. The comfortable bedrooms offer a private bathroom, hairdryer, smart TV system, and free Wi-Fi.



From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to/from Switzerland, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for Standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


First Class rail travel to/from Switzerland, including Standard Premier Eurostar


Join & Leave at Basel


Single Traveller Supplement



April & August Departure Supplement £290

June Departure Supplement £370


10 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 6 evening meals and 1 lunch

Eurostar and rail travel to and from Switzerland in the class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Local Transport Pass

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Tour Base Tour Base (Join & Leave at Hotel)
London St Pancras Int London St Pancras Int (LNE)

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