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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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  • To get to the Oberalppass locomotive uses a rack ... After this "tunnel", where you can not see anything outside, has catapulted to 2033 meters high where the mountains touch the sky and the glare of the snow is blinding. A unique and unforgettable experience!
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  • We took the Glacier express from Zermatt to St Moritz in Sep 2008. We had a 8 day swiss rail pass and hence had to just pay the supplement charge( which is the seat reservation). In 2008 we paid an ad...  more »
  • We left the 9:52 to Zermatt and St. Moritz as18:03, so long. The landscape is beautiful, but very repetitive after a few hours it gets monotonous. The green landscape is stunning and I confess that I saw so many cows and villages as expected. Served a lunch on the train, very simple but the Swiss style, and I as the son of Germans loved it.
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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. !!