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Glacier Express Train: Self-Guided 1-Day Panoramic Tour

Glacier Express Train: Self-Guided 1-Day Panoramic Tour

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide

From US$ 282.68 per person

Travel on the world renowned Glacier Express Train on a full day panoramic ride around Switzerland. Leave from Zürich, Lucerne, Basel, Bern, or Interlaken.

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Duration 12 hours
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Audio guide included
German, English


  • See half of Switzerland all in one day
  • Experience the Glacier Express panoramic train ride
  • View breathtaking views of the Alps and the country scenery
Full description

Embark on a self-guided tour as you travel aboard the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train. With detailed instructions, you'll travel to Chur, on the Glacier Express train to Birg, and back to the starting point.

On the return travel, you may spend time in Brig or Bern according to your preferences. You'll get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking. Onboard the Glacier Express train, an audio guide in 8 different languages will be available for all travelers.

  • Travel booklet with all schedules and alternates for your flexibility
  • Travel booklet with a detailed description of your self-guided tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All necessary tickets for your tour (train, Glacier Express Reservation)
  • Audio guide
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport to the meeting point
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour starting at the point you select at booking (Basel/Zürich/Bern/Interlaken/Lucerne)
  • No mobile device is necessary during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

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Was told there would be information throughout the trip to listen to. However, there were only 3-4 sound bites at the beginning of the long trip. We had to wave a waitress down to place our order after those around us had been served their food already. The actual glacier is not viewable from the train and our designated trip cut off before we even reached zermatt and the matterhorn. The shopping break in Chur was quaint, but the drop off in Brig was lackluster.

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December 22, 2021

Product ID: 407493