Tour Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Glacier Express’s Swiss Alps and Lucerne Tour

Led by our engaging guide, delve into the rich history of southern Switzerland’s states and cantons. Take a scenic train ride to Chur, the country’s oldest and best-preserved city, to board the legendary Glacier Express.

Embark on a memorable first-class carriage train journey throughout the extraordinary Swiss Alps via the Oberalp section. As you glide along the railway, enjoy a hot gourmet meal served to your dedicated seat with a drink of choice. Sit back and take in the magnificent views as you indulge in your quality refreshments. Depart the Express at Andermatt and board a scenic train to Lucerne, making a middle stop at Lake Lucerne. Take the opportunity to absorb pristine views of the lake’s crystal water, vast expanse, and mountainous backdrop.

Conclude in the medieval town of Lucerne to explore Chapel Bridge and the outstanding Lion Monument, a poignant tribute to Swiss guards post-French Revolution. This immersive experience weaves together history, natural beauty, and Swiss traditions for a truly mesmerizing adventure.

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Glacier Express's Swiss Alps and Lucerne Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Option 1: Standard Rail Pass
  • Option 2: Premium Rail Pass
  • Glacier Express Seat Reservation
  • Glacier Express Lunch (Only for Premium Rail Option)
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of you Glacier Express Swiss Alps and Lucerne Tour Info:

  • Discover the Medieval town of Lucerne
  • Ride the Glacier Express through the Alps
  • Explore the Swiss tradition, culture, and heritage
  • Encounter various glaciers throughout this rail journey

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

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Glacier Express's Swiss Alps and Lucerne Tour Info

Start your journey in true Swiss style with a scenic train ride to the country’s oldest city, Chur. Embedded in the foundations of Swiss history, Chur’s settlements date back over 5,000 years. On your way to this well-preserved city, listen to tales of the scenes you spot, Chur’s cultural heritage, and the traditional customs of the passing cantons and cities.

After arriving in Chur, board the Glacier Express and be escorted to your comfortable first-class carriage. Gain interesting insights into the Glacier Express’ monumental past and how it became a world-recognized icon.

Begin your memorable ride aboard the Glacier Express, an ultra-sleek train boasting an end-to-end experience connecting a total of 291km (181 miles) inland. Settle into your dedicated first-class seats to enjoy the train’s steady pace, allowing ample opportunities to absorb the ever-changing panoramic views of southern Switzerland on your way to Andermatt. Receive insightful commentary unraveling rich Swiss traditions and the Express’s operational history. Anticipation builds as you approach the Oberalp section, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and fresh alpine scenery. Capture the perfect picture of architecturally pleasing bridges, where you’ll reach the highest altitude of the tour. Before your next discovery, indulge in a gourmet lunch (Depending on the option booked) served at your seat so you don’t miss a moment of the incoming views.

At your next stop, depart the Glacier Express at Andermatt, a traditional Swiss village in the heart of the Ursen Valley, and board another cozy train. Your voyage proceeds towards the world-famous city of Lucerne, where you’ll make an exciting stop. Our guide will embellish the next leg of your journey with shared secrets about forming the Swiss Confederation. Gain significant insights into the admirable endurance displayed by the Swiss guards, enabling you to connect with the discoveries made later on the tour.

Next, reach the lake of four cantons, commonly recognized as Lake Lucerne. The vast expanse encapsulates iconic Swiss beauty with a backdrop of pure sparkling water and deep mountain ranges. It’s a sight you’re sure to remember.

Arriving at the blissful city of Lucerne, the final discovery of the tour, the guide will lead you through the medieval Old Town while providing an engaging context of the region’s historical and cultural heritage. Enriched with perfectly preserved gothic architecture surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the tour through Lucerne’s Old Town will instantly transport you to the Middle Ages, giving a taste of what life was like all those years ago!

This segment of the tour additionally offers the chance to encounter famed heritage sites, including the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) — the world’s oldest surviving bridge, and the Lion Monument — an intricate 19th-century rock carving commemorating the Swiss Guards that lost their lives during the French Revolution in 1792.

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RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

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Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

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  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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