One of the world’s most scenic railways, the Glacier Express, is a trip that should certainly be on your list. It travels through mountain terrain, encountering bridges, tunnels and viaducts, meanders through picturesque villages and offers panoramic views for a hundred and eighty miles.
But don’t think that the name ‘express’ means that it zips through those miles in no time. The lovely, scenic journey takes about eight hours and your comfort on the train is guaranteed.
The videos below will give you some idea about what it’s like to be aboard this train. The staff are there to make sure that you have a great time and will serve you drinks, refreshments and even a fabulous meal right to your comfortable seat.
You can choose either first or second class accommodation although the only real difference between the two is the size of the seats and the number of seats per carriage. The view, the service and the ambiance remain the same.
The journey is completely different depending on the time of year you travel. As you can see, in the summertime the weather can be beautiful and shows the scenery to its finest advantage. But then during the winter, when the fields and foothills are covered in snow, the area is magically transformed.
Which is the best? Seasoned travellers don’t know! They suggest that you should experience both.
THE LANDWASSER VIADUCT IN THE SNOW
THE GLACIER EXPRESS ROUTE
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