Glacier Express, Swiss Alps

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#1 of 10 in Scenic Drive in Switzerland
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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  • August 20, 2017
    When the weather is best, we drove from Brig to St. Moritz. The first impression in the train was fine: absolutely clean Windows through the eyes fell or photos could be taken freely. Lay a tablecloth on the reserved space with two glasses for the ordered food, Info material put to the track, as well as headphones to learn more about the individual features on the experience. Very friendly and attentive staff during the entire trip! All around a great day!
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  • August 18, 2017
    A whole day during which one lets oneself carry, with bonus landscapes magnifiques.Commentaires in French, panoramic windows, prepare and load your devices. Very nice trip first on June 28, with air-con. Staff friendly, food specialties Zurich. You can admire the prowess of engineers (with the means at the time) for the viaducts and bridges. A Council for the resa pass by Switzerland Travel center Zürich; They offer (in french) nights packages, in very nice hotels, including trains. Leave the car at the parking is less expensive to Täsch Brig.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beside of a lot of rain & clouds and a close to "we can't pass" the rhinegorge we had a thrill on the ride with the glacier express. especialy the trip down the albula and up to disentis oberalp was a...  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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