Winding its way through 291km of stunning peaks and plunging gorges between Zermatt and the resorts of St Moritz and Davos, the luxurious Glacier Express is one of the world’s great railway journeys.
And this summer, for the first time, you can experience the almost 90-year-old route at its most spectacular as it begins new afternoon connections from Brig to St Moritz and Chur to Zermatt.
Not only do the post-lunch departures give you the chance to squeeze in a morning activity such as a Zurich, Lucerne or Bern shopping trip before you join the Glacier Express, but they also mean you’re aboard as the sun dips below the horizon, allowing you to take in the amazing scenery through the train’s huge panoramic windows at the time photographers call ‘magic hour’, when the soaring summits are bathed in the beautiful ‘alpenglow’ of twilight.
As you marvel at the sights outside, you’ll be no less impressed by the pampering on offer inside. Aboard the Glacier Express you’ll be served a dinner of freshly prepared select regional products direct to your seat, perfectly matched with wines from Graubünden and Valais.
Afterwards, have your meal rounded off in style as one of the serving staff skilfully pours you a digestif of grappa or kirsch from 60cm while the train is in motion.
A spectacular end to a spectacular journey that will leave you wined, dined, relaxed and with a collection of unforgettable memories.
For more information about the Glacier Express’s new afternoon departures and to book a package, visit www.glacierexpress.ch.