Glacier Express Excellence Class
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Glacier Express Excellence Class

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The Glacier Express panoramic train is more than a trip: it’s an experience for all your senses. From Zermatt and the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express leads over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels over and through the Swiss Alps to St. Moritz in the Engadin lakeland. Truly spectacular, bucket-list material.

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Enjoy a full day of magnificent views between Zermatt and St. Moritz

The Glacier Express offers the most impressive views of highlights like the Landwasser Viaduct or the Rhine Gorge, all while perfectly pampered in its new Excellence Class. With huge panoramic windows, gourmet food and excellent service, the Glacier Express Excellence Class sets new standards in train travel and offers a feast for the senses.

Excellence Class: the most sought-after seats in Switzerland

A panoramic trip through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express is now even more spectacular. The new Excellence Class sets standards that are as high as the mountain peaks along the legendary route.

There are, of course, faster ways to travel – but certainly none as attractive.

With ease and the help of rack-and-pinion technology, the Glacier Express climbs to the highest point of the route on the Oberalp Pass, 2.033 meters above sea level. It winds its way past idyllic mountain villages and rugged rocks, offering an unrestricted view of remote valleys, glaciers and the Rhine Gorge, also known as the Swiss Grand Canyon.

A further highlight you need to have your camera ready for is the 142-meter-long and 65-meter-high Landwasser Viaduct, the impressive structure on five masoned pillars which leads directly into the Landwasser Tunnel. A must for all railway fans!

From Thusis, the Glacier Express climbs up the Albula Valley through helical tunnels and over viaducts towards St. Moritz. Harmoniously embedded in the landscape, the Albula line is a monument to the pioneering days of railway-building and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes.

Enjoy these highlights from your guaranteed window seat in the Glacier Express Excellence Class

A rail journey through the Swiss Alps has never been so luxurious. As a passenger in the new Excellence Class, you will enjoy the highest level of comfort, the best views and amazing culinary highlights. With so many gorgeous, instagrammable views, the eight hours of the full Glacier Express route from Zermatt to St. Moritz will simply fly by. 

Concierge on board: the ultimate expression of luxury and refinement

The pleasure of traveling Excellence Class starts as soon as you step onto the platform. You will be greeted at the welcome desk in front of the Glacier Express by the Concierge, who takes care of your check-in and all your luggage. Next, you'll be pampered by the experienced on-board crew, who will make sure you are well taken care of throughout the journey.

You can also ask the crew anything you want to know about the highlights of your journey, the landscape or even exciting anecdotes about the picturesque sights passing by your window. If you prefer to take everything in without being bothered, you will find comprehensive information about the route, the country and its people on your individual tablet, right next to your ultra-comfortable lounge seat.

A memorable aperitif at the Glacier Bar while soaking up the views

Along the way, you will enjoy a refined, regional five-course meal with accompanying wines. Amuse-bouche and champagne tastes twice as good looking out towards Piz Bernina. For a welcoming drink or an aperitif, there is the exclusive and well-stocked Glacier Bar, which offers the best views in the house. Later in the day, be ready to be delighted by an afternoon tea of delicious friandises.

The journey in Excellence Class is one of the most exclusive tourist highlights in Switzerland

What better way to take in all the best things Switzerland has to offer – fine dining experiences and majestic views? 

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