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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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  • The good points We took a connecting train from Davos to Filisur to pick up the Glacier Express train. There was a Glacier Express Attendant on our regular train in Davos to help us with our connectio...  more »
  • We took this 8h scenic tour from Zermatt to St. Mortiz and were very disappointed to find that the promised dining car (we had dining car reservations made months in advance) was substituted for in ca...  more »
  • A wonderful, scenic trip. Keep your camera lens right against the glass and hope for the best with photos! We had first class seats (worth the price) facing each other with a small table between. You ...  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
  • 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.
  • Lifetime experience, magnificent train, views and surroundings. Love all the journey from Chur to Zermatt
  • Spectacular view
  • Is one who schönnsten rip you can do in Switzerland. Like all RB.
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