Glacier Express Ski Safari

Why settle for visiting just one resort when there’s such a unique way of traveling between these two Swiss classics.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Why settle for visiting just one resort when there’s such a unique way of traveling between these two Swiss classics.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Resorts & Cities

Driving Times

Zurich airport - Zermatt 3 hours 30 mins
Zermatt - St Moritz 7 hours 30 mins
St Moritz - Zurich airport 3 hours 45 mins

Summary

A classic rail adventure with skiing beneath the Matterhorn, glitz in St Moritz, and a breath-taking train journey through the Swiss Alps.

This luxury rail adventure combines world-class skiing with sparkling mountain scenery and gourmet cuisine. Travelling entirely by train gives you plenty of opportunities to take it all in.

In Zermatt, you can enjoy the expansive terrain and excellent snow, or cruise down easier pistes to the Michelin star mountain restaurants. St Moritz is equally appealing, with scenic slopes overlooking the lake, luxury hotels and fantastic fine-dining.

Travelling between these iconic resorts on the Glacier Express is a real highlight, and the full-day journey includes lunch with panoramic views. Flying in and out of Zurich, you could also spend a night in Switzerland’s largest city.

Our Marketing Manager, Tara, treated herself to a pre-Christmas Glacier Express Safari in December '14. Read her first-hand account.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224062 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

Our classic itinerary runs from Zermatt to St Moritz, but it’s also possible to travel in reverse. For the best experience, we recommend upgrading to first class.

Ten days is perfect for this ski safari, and we’ve created a sample itinerary to suggest how you could best divide your time. However, all our holidays are completely customisable, so you could spend more/less time in each resort, or visit alternative stops on the Glacier Express. Just ask our team for advice.

Zurich and Zermatt

Zurich - Fly into Zurich and either spend a night in the city or travel directly to Zermatt on first class rail. Zurich’s historic churches are among the city highlights, and the direct train to Zermatt takes just over three hours. 

Zermatt - Spend seven days enjoying Zermatt’s fabulous off-piste and Michelin-starred restaurants. You could even ski into Italy for an authentic pasta lunch. We recommend staying at the 4* Matterhorn Focus - a design hotel with stunning views and exceptional spa facilities.

The Glacier Express

Leave Zermatt in the morning and arrive into St Moritz in the late afternoon. On route, you’ll see twinkling glaciers, dramatic gorges and cross the famous Landwasser viaduct. Lunch and schnapps are served, and an English audio guide keeps you informed along the way.

St Moritz

In stylish St Moritz you’re treated to a world-class ski area, historic town and fine-dining restaurants. The best place to stay is the ski-in ski-out 4*+ Nira Alpina - right by the slopes, it’s more appealing than some of the flashier options in town.

When it’s time to go home, your train departs from St Moritz and travels directly to Zurich.

Price Guide

From £2,325pp for a 10-night Glacier Express Ski Safari with 4*+ Bed & Breakfast accommodation and second class train seats.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility to create your own itinerary, and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224 062 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

Reviews

Read honest reviews from valued customers who have experienced our Glacier Express Ski Safari. If you’ve returned recently, we’d love to hear from you.

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18/04/2017 Anne Richardson

Glacier Express was stunning. Nice to experience another resort by going to St Moritz after Zermatt. Zermatt was a great ski resort and the standard train journey was scenic. Then we had the luxury of the Glacier Express which was a perfect way to relax and see the spectacular views of Switzerland. From first getting on the train with the sheepskin covered seats, to the polite and helpful staff, to the 3 course meal we'd pre-booked it was all marvellous. We kept hoping there would be a lull in the stunning views but it didn't happen. We went from the Matterhorn, into the Valley with spring blossom and flowers just appearing, then back up to the snowy Oberalppass while having lunch. It was a long trip but it was definitely worth it.

10/03/2016 Joan Parkes

I would thoroughly recommend the Ski Safari Zermatt/ Glacier Express/St Moritz trip. We had 6 nights in Zermatt and 4 nights in St Moritz and it was perfect. On paper it looked like quite a complicated holiday with all the travel arrangements, but in the event it was easy and enjoyable and everything flowed seamlessly. It was our first experience of the Swiss railways and we were highly impressed, so efficient and comfortable. We had nearly a metre of snow fall during the Glacier Express train ride and it ran exactly to the minute with no problems. This was truly a holiday of a lifetime.

15/02/2016 Ewen Cameron

Excellent trip. Because of snow conditions we did not do the type of skiing that we are used too (primarily off piste) however the trains, the scenery, and the culture helped make it extremely memorable.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224062 for advice from our ski specialists.

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