Glorious Glacier Express

Glacier -express
 

Combining stays in three contrasting areas of Switzerland, this 3 centre independent rail holiday gives you a fantastic overview of Switzerland’s varied scenery and includes a journey on one of the most famous train lines in the world - the dramatic ‘Glacier Express’ - an unforgettable holiday experience. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery - the panoramic carriages ensure you do not miss a thing! Passing icy glaciers, snow-dusted peaks, rushing rivers and rural hamlets, you can choose to have lunch (must be requested at time of booking) or plan your own picnic. A minibar service for drinks and snacks is also available on the train. Your Inghams Representatives are on hand in each resort to help you make the most of your stay.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY
Arrive and take the scenic rail transfer from the airport to Interlaken (approx. 2½ hours from Zurich or approx. 3 hours from Geneva). Check into your hotel.

DAY 2 THURSDAY OR SUNDAY

Take an optional boat cruise on Lakes Thun and Brienz and visit the nearby Giessbach waterfalls and historic Thun with its striking castle featuring 900 years of history.

DAY 3 FRIDAY OR MONDAY

Today head into the mountains of the Jungfrau massif and experience this spectacular landscape. In the afternoon to visit the pretty mountain village of Mürren. Take an optional trip up Allmendhubel funicular and enjoy a gentle stroll back to the village before travelling by train back to Interlaken.

DAY 4 SATURDAY OR TUESDAY
Guests staying 10 nights travel to Zermatt (approx. 3 hours) otherwise continue your stay for one extra night in Interlaken. Staying local today enjoy an optional journey up the Harder Kulm to experience the best views of the lakes.

DAY 5 SUNDAY OR WEDNESDAY

Guests staying 11 nights travel to Zermatt for their three night stay. The Peak Pass (3 days from £113) gives access to all the local lifts and a must trip is an optional journey on the Gornergrat railway for stunning views of the glaciers and the Matterhorn.

DAY 6 MONDAY OR THURSDAY

Staying local today, perhaps take a trip along the Matterhorn trail before catching the gondola down from Furi and spend the afternoon at Zermatt’s museum, known for its insight into the first ascent of the
Matterhorn.

DAY 7 TUESDAY OR FRIDAY

Join our optional full day excursion to visit the quaint village of Saas Fee (Fridays). Alternatively stay local in Zermatt and take an optional journey up the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for breathtaking views from the Observation platform.

DAY 8 WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY

The highlight of your holiday, today you will board the famous ‘Glacier Express’ train for your transfer to either the town of Davos, or the quiet mountain village of Klosters for a 3 or 4 night stay (approx. 8 hours, change of train sometimes required). This journey on the ‘slowest express train in the world’ takes you past glaciers, over bridges and viaducts, and through unspoilt mountain forests to the pure mountain air of Davos or Klosters.

DAY 9 THURSDAY OR SUNDAY

Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and this afternoon learn about the manufacturing process of Schneider’s chocolate with a guided tour through the Confiserie Schneider and produce your own chocolate bar (day of operation subject to change). Alternatively, visit Schatzalp's
own Alpine garden and follow the train back to resort.

DAY 10 FRIDAY OR MONDAY

Full day trip to Schlappin Valley surrounded by meadows with a traditional mountain hut Berghaus Erika which boasts the best view of the valley from its terrace. Spot Alpine flowers in the most peaceful surroundings

DAY 11 SATURDAY OR TUESDAY
Guests staying 10 nights depart to Zurich airport (approx. 2 ½ hours) for your flight home. Guests staying 11 nights can enjoy a guided tour of Davos including the Town Hall and church of St. Johann. Otherwise visit Zügenschlucht gorge - once the route taken by coaches travelling to Davos, now home to impressive waterfalls and the Graubünden Mining Museum (day of operation subject to change).

 DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
Guests staying 11 nights transfer to Zurich airport (approx.
2½ hours) for your flight home.

Inghams Plus

FREE Glacier Express souvenir luggage strap! N.B. One book per booking provided upon arrival in Zermatt
EARLY BOOKING OFFER SAVE at selected hotels on this holiday. This discount has automatically been included in the price shown.

What’s included

• Discount Travel Card - worth £100
• Scheduled return flights from the UK to Switzerland
• 2nd class rail transfers within Switzerland (some change of trains required)
• Services of Inghams Representatives in each resort
• Full day excursion on the Glacier Express train
• Accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily. All rooms with private facilities
• Luggage transportation between Zermatt and
Davos/Klosters (one piece per person)

• FREE use of local buses when staying in Interlaken
• Walking opportunities in Davos/Klosters with
unlimited use of the lifts

Please note: This is an independent rail holiday and guests are free to choose their own itinerary in each resort. The above is only a suggested itinerary and excursions marked ‘optional’ are not included in the price of your holiday. An Inghams Representative is based in each resort and will provide advice and offer optional excursions and walking passes. Suggested activites in Davos and Klosters are offered for free by the tourist board and days of operation are subject to change.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Upgrade to 1st class on all four of your scenic rail transfers within Switzerland for just £72 (pre-bookable)
Enjoy lunch on the Glacier Express with a simple 3 course set menu (approx. Sfr43, payable locally, please request at time of booking)
NB. Places are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Special diets, including vegetarian, cannot be catered for.
 

Accommodation

Interlaken Sonne ***
Zermatt Perren ***+
Klosters Sport *** or


Interlaken Metropole ****
Zermatt Mirabeau ****+
Davos Seehof *****

10 night holiday
3 nights in Interlaken
4 nights in Zermatt
3 nights in Klosters or Davos
11 night holiday
4 nights in Interlaken
3 nights in Zermatt
4 nights in Klosters or Davos

 
Prices per person (£)GLACIER EXPRESS
 2018Interlaken/Zermatt/KlostersInterlaken/Zermatt/Davos
 3 Star Hotels4 Star Hotels
Holiday CodeCHXX3010CHXX3011CHXX3012CHXX3013
DepartHalf BoardHalf Board
No. of nights10111011
DeparturesWednesdaySaturdayWednesdaySaturday

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,319

£1,349

£1,319

£1,309

£1,399

£1,419

£1,399

£1,369

£1,549

£1,609

£1,559

£1,579

£1,659

£1,719

£1,679

£1,689

Supplements per person per holiday

PB or PS WC incl.

PB (Interlaken); Balc SF (Zermatt) 10nts £40 11nts £22

Sgl PB or PS WC 10nts £40 11nts £22

 

PB or PS WC incl.

Deluxe (Interlaken), Balc Matterhorn View (Zermatt); Executive Room (Davos) 10nts £160 11nts £187

Sgl PB or PS WC 10nts £90 11nt £121

Sgl=Single, PB=Bath, PS=Shower, Balc=Balcony, incl=included

Prices include flights, resort transfers, accommodation and services of Inghams Rep. Prices and supplements are correct at time of going to print but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

 
Transfers
To INTERLAKEN
from ZURICH: 2½ hrs by rail
from GENEVA: 3 hrs by rail
Flights

Gatwick
Heathrow
London City

Luton
Birmingham
Manchester

Edinburgh

Bristol

Rail from the UK
Travel from St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet
 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 to book this holiday

General Terms and Conditions: All prices, offers and availability are correct at time of publishing, are subject to change & availability and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are for 7 nights unless otherwise stated. All prices are per person based on maximum occupancy of a room or apartment and on the lowest priced departure point, supplements for other flights/airports may apply. The late booking fee of £30 per person applies to late bookings made within 14 days of departure.

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