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Glacier & Bernina Express Classic
4 Days | 3 Nights
Starting From $1,439
per person based on double occupancy*
From famous peaks to picturesque lakes. The highest railway line and the most scenic and slowest express train in Switzerland. Breathtaking views of the Alps, with a steady and relaxed pace. And a front-row seat.
Relax and soak in the magnificent views of the Gorner and Rhine Gorges, the Oberalp Pass and the Upper Engadine Lake Region from the comfort of your train seat!
Travel on the highest railway line and a famous circular viaduct on your way to Lugano.
Experience the most scenic train in Switzerland, the Glacier Express – referred to as the world’s slowest express train. With the breathtaking views between Zermatt and St. Moritz, you’ll be glad the pace is steady and relaxed.
Day 1 / 4
Day 1: Arrive In Zermatt, Switzerland
Make your way to Zermatt by train. The town’s tourist development is closely linked to what is arguably the world’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn.
Highlights (included): Gornergrat with views spanning to the Matterhorn, Gorner Gorge, Schwarzsee with views to the Hörnligrat, Matterhorn reflection on the Riffelsee
Highlights (optional): Visit the Matterhorn Museum to learn about alpine life in the 17th century
Overnight in Zermatt
Tenon Recommends: Hotel Schweizerh
Day 2 / 4
Day 2: Zermatt – St. Moritz (Glacier Express)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before traveling in the panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express (seat reservation included). The 8-hour journey will take you from Zermatt to St. Moritz. You will cross various bridges at high altitudes and marvel at the unique landscape and the spectacular artistry of the rail construction.
Highlights (included): The Oberalp Pass, the Rhine Gorge, the Albula Line, the Upper Engadine Lake Region, Muottas Muragl, Corvatsch, Diavolezza, Lagalb and Corviglia
Highlights (optional): Upgrade to Excellence Class on the Glacier Express, which guarantees you a window seat and includes a 5-course meal with wine
Overnight in St. Moritz
Tenon Recommends: Hotel Crystal 4⭑
Day 3 / 4
Day 3: St. Moritz – Tirano And Lugano (Bernina Express)
After breakfast, begin traveling south in the panoramic carriages of the Bernina Express (seat reservations included). You will cross the Bernina Pass and marvel at Lake Bianco, Poschiavo and the Brusio spiral viaduct. From Tirano, the seasonal Bernina Express bus will take you through the Italian Alps and back into Switzerland, arriving in Lugano.
Highlights (included): The highest railway line over the Alps, Alp Grüm, Lago Bianco, Brusio Circular Viaduct, Tirano in Italy
Highlights (optional): Cruise on Lake Lugano, Swissminiatur open-air museum
Overnight in Lugano
Tenon Recommends: Villa Sassa Hotel 4⭑
Day 4 / 4
Day 4: Depart Switzerland
Travel by train to your Swiss departure gateway of choice or continue onwards for more Swiss adventures!