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Swiss Magic and the Glacier Express

 

Glacier Express
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Journey on the spectacular Glacier Express, passing through stunning Swiss landscapes
    • Enjoy a trip to picturesque Davos and Klosters
    • Discover the historical city of Interlaken
    • Visit the charming lakeside town of Thun

    Switzerland is renowned for spectacular scenery, lush meadows, sparkling lakes and chocolate-box villages. Discover this magical destination on our superb tour and enjoy a memorable journey on the famous Glacier Express, as well as visiting picturesque Davos and Klosters, scenic Interlaken and Brienz, and charming Thun. Simply sit back, relax and allow us to show you magnificent Swiss landscapes!

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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotels

    YOUR HOTELS


    VIEW ALL HOTELS Hotel Albula & Julier Hotel Kreuz Leissigen


    Hotel Albula & Julier
    This hotel is ideally located in the village of Tiefencastel, at the entrance to the Valley of the Grisons. Accommodation is in two adjacent buildings 'Albula' and 'Julier'.
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    Hotel Albula & Julier

    • Hotel Albula & Julier
    • Hotel Albula & Julier

    This hotel is ideally located in the village of Tiefencastel, at the entrance to the Valley of the Grisons. Accommodation is in two adjacent buildings 'Albula' and 'Julier'.

    • All bedrooms are modern with private facilities, telephone and TV
    • Hotel bar and 'Grisons' lounge
    • Two restaurants
    • Games room
    • 80 rooms
    • 2 lifts in each building
    • Official rating: 3 stars
    Hotel Kreuz Leissigen
    Found in charming Leissigen and a short distance from Interlaken, the Hotel Kreuz is the ideal place to stay for relaxing breaks near Lake Thun. With great views of the surrounding mountains and fantastic facilities to enjoy, guests are sure to enjoy their stay here.
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    Hotel Kreuz Leissigen

    • Hotel Kreuz Leissigen
    • Hotel Kreuz Leissigen

    Found in charming Leissigen and a short distance from Interlaken, the Hotel Kreuz is the ideal place to stay for relaxing breaks near Lake Thun. With great views of the surrounding mountains and fantastic facilities to enjoy, guests are sure to enjoy their stay here.


    • All rooms are en suite
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official three-star rating

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Glacier Express
    Full Day: Glacier Express

    Enjoy an unforgettable journey aboard the famous Glacier Express train, travelling from Tiefencastel across the Alps and over the Oberalp pass at 6,700ft, taking in spectacular scenery to reach Andermatt. We take a scenic drive back to the hotel by coach.

    Davos
    Full Day: Glorious Graubunden

    Join us as we explore the glorious Graunbunden region, calling at Davos and Klosters, two charming towns with captivating Swiss scenery. In Davos, we’ll enjoy free time to explore the local area and visit some of the attractions there, such as the Kirchner Museum, which houses a popular art gallery, as well as visiting the Spielzeugmuseum toy museum and the Bergbaumeuseum mining museum.

    Next, we’ll head to Klosters, which lies close to Zurich and is regularly visited by the British Royal Family. It’s a pleasant town with remarkable scenery, including green pastures and rolling, snowy mountaintops. The Reformierte Kirche am Platz is a Swiss heritage site of national significance and is well worth visiting while enjoying free time in the town.

    Interlaken
    Full Day: Interlaken and Brienz

    We’ll get to spend time in both Interlaken and Brienz today for a delightful day out, with Interlaken first on our list. This town is known for its enchanting views of the Jungfrau, which makes the most incredible backdrop to Interlaken.

    The town is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, ensuring wonderful lakeside views are available, and it’s home to a number of historical sights, including the Interlaken Monastery & Castle, which features gothic architecture and has a chapel dating from 1452.

    After our time in Interlaken, we’ll make our way to the village of Brienz, which can be found on Lake Brienz’s northern shore. The village is famous for its history of wood carving, which was once the main form of industry here. These intricate carvings can still be seen in the village today, with the Brienz Wood Carving Museum being devoted to them.

    Lake Thun
    Half Day: Thun

    We make our way to the resort of Thun, located at the lower end of Lake Thun, the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. The historical Old Town is home to the 12th-century castle that hosts a museum and the city is filled with wonderful sights, which we can take in during our time here. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Bernina Express
    Bernina Express to Poschiavo
    The Bernina Express is the crowning glory of our holiday in Switzerland, and it’ll allow us to enjoy even more of the country’s stunning scenery. We’ll travel from Tiefencastel to Poschiavo, enjoying the panoramic views our train will afford. 

    The journey will take us through the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes. Providing fantastic views and passing through many small towns and villages, we’ll be able to marvel at the natural landscape. We’ll undoubtedly see some of the best views available in Switzerland and will be treated to a classic mix of alpine scenery, including snow-capped mountains, green rolling hills and densely forested areas. 

    This railway is absolutely unique in that it’s the highest in Europe. With breath-taking scenery and excellent service, this is sure to make our holiday in Switzerland all the more interesting.
    Golden Pass Railway
    Full Day: Golden Pass to Montreux
    We enjoy an unforgettable journey on the famous Golden Pass Railway today, travelling to Montreux and taking in spectacular views during our journey. Sit back and relax as we travel along this magnificent railway.
    Grindelwald
    Half Day: Grindelwald
    Enjoy a fantastic excursion to Grindelwald, a popular resort with lovely views and lots to see and do. With many short walks available in the town, as well as traditional Swiss-style buildings to admire, we’re sure to have a fantastic time while visiting.
    Jungfrau Railway
    Jungfrau Railway

    Make the most of our excursion on the Jungfrau Railway, travelling to Grindelwald via Kleine Scheidegg, a settlement of literally a few buildings dramatically situated under the north face of the Eiger.

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Nine nights accommodation
  • Touring itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, eight evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Four included excursions
  • Four optional excursions
Hotel Albula & Julier

Hotel Albula & Julier

This hotel is ideally located in the village of Tiefencastel, at the entrance to the Valley of the Grisons. Accommodation is in two adjacent buildings 'Albula' and 'Julier'.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Albula & Julier

  • Hotel Albula & Julier
  • Hotel Albula & Julier

This hotel is ideally located in the village of Tiefencastel, at the entrance to the Valley of the Grisons. Accommodation is in two adjacent buildings 'Albula' and 'Julier'.

  • All bedrooms are modern with private facilities, telephone and TV
  • Hotel bar and 'Grisons' lounge
  • Two restaurants
  • Games room
  • 80 rooms
  • 2 lifts in each building
  • Official rating: 3 stars
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