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Glacier Express, Swiss Alps

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The world's slowest luxury express train, Glacier Express links the glitzy mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the idyllic Swiss Alps. Passing through World Heritage-listed landscapes, the train traverses 291 bridges and 91 tunnels, crossing a mountain pass 2,033 m (6,670 ft) above sea level. The giant windows of the elegantly designed panoramic carriages give you unobstructed views of the majestic Alpine scenery, including lush valleys, deep gorges, and soaring mountaintops. If you can't devote an entire day to admiring mountains landscapes from inside a train carriage, choose a shorter section of the journey and get off at one of the railway's intermediate stations. You must reserve your seats in advance, so plan ahead and book online. Work out when and for how long to visit Glacier Express and other Brig attractions using our handy Brig tourist route planner.
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  • Incredible views, especially when we had blue skies and Sun. Ate lunch during the trip, decent food with generous portions, very much food. Friendly staff and good service.
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  • We paid extra for the viewing coach but so worth every cent. We only went from Chur to Andermatt but it was a fabulous journey. Scenery was breathtaking. The train coach was clean and with comfortable...  more »
  • The best journey ever , beautiful views, comfortable coaches and great crew. Sipping champagne with chocolates with amazing views. The train just had mind blowing views and 8 hrs travel looked very sl...  more »
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  • Beautiful experience. Loved the view.this was the first touristy thing we did once we landed Switzerland and gave really an amazing insight to the beautiful country
  • Lifetime experience, magnificent train, views and surroundings. Love all the journey from Chur to Zermatt
  • It's fantastic route between Zermatt to St.Moritz even 8 hours, not boring. If you have time enough, don't forget to reserve a seat in right side for the better view of scenic.
  • Spectacular view
  • Realmente é um passeio fantástico, principalmente se o dia estiver ensolarado. Eu levei (é permitido) um vinho para tomar no trem pois economiza se um pouco;outra dica : não compensa pagar cerca de 40 euros a mais para viajar na primeira classe pois a segunda classe tem diferença mínima da primeira ( bancos).Com esses 40 euros você pode adquirir 3 refeições (eu paguei 11,50 euros num potinho de sopa. !!