Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip from Zürich With Private Guide

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From $767.04

24 reviews   (4.29)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. According your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place (while transfer times to/from Glacier Express)
Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.

What's Included

3-course lunch served at your seat (vegetarian option available)

all taxes and fees

Glacier Express train travel from Chur to Brig (4 hours) incl. seat reservation in 2nd class

Headphones and written information available on board the Glacier Express train

One Day Train Pass for the Travel Day in 2nd class

Return travel by scheduled train from Brig to Zürich (2 hours) in 2nd class

Swiss tourguide for your party only

Travel on scheduled train from Zürich to Chur 2nd class (1.5 hours)

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Lake Zurich
The elongated, slightly curved shape of Lake Zurich resembles a banana. The lake is around 28 kilometers long from Rapperswil to Zurich

• Admission Ticket Free

The Walensee is a lake in the eastern Prealps in Switzerland and is located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sargans is located at the intersection of the Alpenrheintal, which bends here from the southeast to the northeast, and the Seeztal, which connects the valley of the Alpenrhein to Lake Zurich without any significant difference in altitude.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chur is a city in the Alps and the capital of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland. In the car-free old town, winding streets lead to the three-aisled 13th-century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the courtyard of the Bishop's Palace.
Here the Glacier Express journey starts.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht
The Ruinaulta or Rhine Gorge is a gorge of up to 400 meters deep and around 13 kilometers long in the Vorderrhein between Ilanz and the mouth of the Hinterrhein near Reichenau in the canton of Graubünden

• Admission Ticket Free

Ilanz/Glion is a small town in the municipality of Ilanz/Glion in the Surselva region of the Swiss canton of Graubünden

• Admission Ticket Free

The winter sports and health resort is located in the upper part of the Surselva. At the end of the 17th century, a new monastery complex was built in the baroque style. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oberalp Pass
The Oberalp Pass connects the villages of Sedrun in the Surselva in the canton of Graubünden with Andermatt in the Urseren Valley in the canton of Uri in Switzerland

• Admission Ticket Free

Andermatt is a village in the Ursen Valley of the Swiss Alps. The cable car takes visitors to the Gemsstock ski area and a chairlift connects the village with the easier slopes on the Nätschen. North of Andermatt one of numerous hiking trails leads to the Teufelsbrücke over the Schöllenen Gorge. The Glacier Express train stops here for 10 minutes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Furka Base Tunnel is a 15.38 km long railway tunnel opened in 1982, connecting Oberwald in the canton of Valais and Realp in the canton of Uri. The base tunnel replaces the old Furka mountain route.

• Admission Ticket Free

Oberwald is the first village at the beginning of the Goms. It lies at the foot of the Furka Pass and Grimsel Alpine passes. The hamlet of Gletsch, which is not inhabited all year round, and the Rhone Glacier are also located in the area of the former municipality of Oberwald.

• Admission Ticket Free

Brig is an alpine town in the canton of Valais in southern Switzerland. It lies at the foot of the Simplon Pass, which leads to the Italian border. A stop on the Glacier Express train, Brig is known for its thermal baths, the Sebastian Chapel and the 17th-century Stockalper Castle.
At Brig you leave the Glacier Express train and after the city visit, you travel back to your origin departure point by regular intercity train. From Brig to Bern it takes one hour, from Bern to Zürich/Basel or Luzern another hour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lake Thun is a fjord lake in the Bernese Oberland on the northern edge of the Alps.

• Admission Ticket Free

Berne is called the "Federal City" and functions as the capital of Switzerland. As the seat of the city and large parts of the cantonal and federal administration, it is the largest center of public administration in the country

• Admission Ticket Free


Use Swiss Travel Guide!!
CruiseTourCenter, 10-06-2022
If you need help seeing the Swiss Alps via the Glacier Express then absolutely book Swiss Travel Guide. Its tour manager Mike von Aesch is the BEST! So informative and so helpful!!
Great excursion
Marla_K, 02-05-2022
Our guide Rolf was great. So very formative and friendly. The trip was fantastic. Trains so clean and comfortable.
Emilio_C, 10-10-2022
Nothing it was boring 4 hours of seeing the same thing. Our guide was fantastic but the tour itself is boring. Lunch was part of the package but it was never provided we paid almost two thousand for a party of four for a plain train ride. We sent an inquiry as to why the full package was never provided but to date we have not received any justification to the cost of the tour
Swiss Alps where sky meets with mountain peak
Tapas_B, 28-06-2022
It was a wounder full journey in a wounder full sunny day through a spectacular pass. Our English speaking guide Michel was very good and professional. He was very much on time and explained the various flora and faunna of the regions nicely. Would recommend to make this trip to everybody who loves to see the scenic beauty and remoteness of Swiss Alps
Not as expected
Leslie_N, 05-08-2022
This tour is not at all as described on the tour site. We expected a breezy day through the country side with a guide that would accentuate the experience. The train made several stops throughout the day to allow for other trains to pass (one shared track) on several stops it was in dark tunnels. Not exactly an opportunity to see the sites. Our guide, although a very sweet man, fell asleep during the tour. Our takeaway...too expensive, not what expected and we would not recommend. I would recommend downloading the SBB train app and routing your own tour between your destinations. The trains are much less expensive (even for 1st class) the sites are as good or better than what we saw on the Glacier Tour.

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