Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year

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  • Itinerary
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  • Rail Discoveries

Discover the delights of Switzerland at New Year on this all inclusive festive break. Travel through winter wonderlands on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, explore elegant resorts, and soak up incredible snowy vistas.

Highlights
  • Travel on the Bernina Express - Pass through the snowy, ancient landscapes of the Alps to Tirano aboard one of the nation's favourite trains, the Bernina Express.
  • Journey on the Glacier Express - Experience the sublime winter scenery of Switzerland on board the Glacier Express as it trundles through snowbound landscapes.
  • Explore St Moritz - Visit the elegant resort of St Moritz, nestled in the snow-capped Alpine mountains.
  • Discover the Arosa Line - Travel through wintry meadows, forest and streams as you discover the Swiss winter on the Arosa Line to Arosa.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Albula & Julier, Tiefencastel
Destinations
  • Switzerland
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Rail
Day Days 1-2 - London & Tiefencastel

Travel from London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris. Change trains and continue to Strasbourg for the night. On Day 2, enjoy a relaxed morning to discover Strasbourg before continuing to Tiefencastel for dinner.



Day Day 3 - New Year's Eve on the Bernina Express

Celebrate New Year's Eve on board the famous Bernina Express, travelling to Tirano in Italy. This incredible rail journey is recognised as one of the finest in the world, as you tunnel through snowcapped mountains, cross spectacular canyons and valleys, and glide alongside frozen lakes. Back in Tiefencastel, you enjoy a New Year's Eve gala dinner tonight.



Day Days 4-5 - St Moritz on New Year’s Day

On the morning of New Year's Day travel to the glamorous resort of St Moritz on the Albula line, which passes through stunning Alpine scenery. You are free to explore the town on arrival. Still, bedecked in its festive finery, charming Christmas light displays and Christmas decorations line the streets. Day 5 is free for you to explore Tiefencastel.



Day Day 6 - Chur and the Arosa Line

Take the train to Chur, which is Switzerland's oldest settlement. Chur is a quintessential Swiss town, with superbly well-preserved medieval town walls. Here you have time to explore before you take a journey on the pretty Arosa Line, climbing to the charming lakeside town of Arosa.



Day Day 7 - The Glacier Express

Leaving Tiefencastel, travel on the iconic Glacier Express to Brig. The 'slowest express train in the world' gently makes its way through glorious Alpine scenery. This striking natural beauty is revealed on your journey which, with it being winter, is transformed into a picture-postcard landscape of snowy meadows, frozen streams and white mountaintops. Lunch is served to your seat during the journey. On arrival, change trains and head to Basel, where your luggage will be waiting for you and stay overnight.



Day Day 8 - Homeward bound

Join the TGV to Paris this morning, then connect with the Eurostar to London St Pancras.



Day Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.



  • 3* Hotel accommodation
  • 5 packed lunches
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish

Dates Price Single Availability
28-Dec-2020 for 7 Nights Visit Website
29-Dec-2020 for 7 Nights Visit Website

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