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Glacier Express, Swiss Alps
(4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The train was OK but it was very expensive for food or drink. They were selling tourist train mementos at inflated prices. Well I have done it, but not again. 
  • Criticising a Swiss scenic train is sacrilege, so I expect hate mail, and death threats! Almost like criticising motherhood! But, before someone reaches for the machine-gun, please hear me out, and pl...  more »
  • No doubt it is an "iconic" ride, but it actually does not offer ,fun more view than a normal train ride in some places. It is more comfortable perhaps but the time restrictions and the need to (probab...  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. !!