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Glacier Express Winter Wonderland



Join us in beautiful, breathtaking Switzerland, with its clear mountain air and enchanting Alpine villages. Stay close to pretty Lake Sarnen, enjoy an unforgettable journey from Andermatt to Chur on the Glacier Express and explore lovely, lake-side Lucerne on this delightful winter short break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy a tour around Lake Lucerne
  • See the wooden Chapel Bridge on a visit to picturesque Lucerne
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Glacier Express as you ride from Andermatt to Chur
  • Explore Chur, Switzerland's oldest town
  • Four nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Kreuz, Sachseln
  • Return flights to Zurich
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Zurich and transfer by coach into the heart of Central Switzerland and your hotel in Sachseln. Rest and relax after the journey, and perhaps take a stroll through the village.

Day Two

This morning we'll head around the shores of Lake Lucerne, following the ancient shoreline road to Lucerne. Along the way you'll see the tiny Tellskappelle - which commemorates the life of Switzerland's beloved Wilhelm Tell - and once in Lucerne you'll be able to explore the old town, cross 'Chapel Bridge' and join an optional excursion including a trip to the summit of Mount Rigi on Europe's oldest cogwheel railway.

Soak up the views, and perhaps stop for refreshments at the mountaintop cafe, before we return to Sachseln.

Day Three

Today's highlight is our included trip on the world-famous 'Glacier Express'. Boarding the train in the mountain town of Andermatt, you'll head up the Oberalp Pass and across the 'roof of Europe' to Chur. Enjoy an unforgettable journey through a landscape of snow-clad alpine meadows, and perhaps a pre-booked lunch on board, then disembark in Chur to explore its ancient old town and visit its 13th-century cathedral.

Day Four

Today's final optional full-day tour takes us through the stunning countryside of the Bernese Oberland to the bustling resort of Interlaken, set below the distant, snow-capped Jungfrau and 'between the lakes' of Thun and Brienz. Explore the busting streets and lakeside parks, and indulge in some souvenir shopping on this, your final full day.

Day Five

Transfer, through the spectacular Swiss scenery, back to Zurich airport, and check in for your flight home.

Hotel Kreuz ★★★★

This peaceful, friendly hotel stands in the small village of Sachseln, 450 metres from Lake Sarnen, and just a few minutes walk from the village square and train station.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour 20 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st October and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected 2016, 2017 and 2018 air breaks only. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Glacier Express Winter Wonderland reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Glacier Express Winter WonderlandScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(6 out of 10)


ALTON Couple
An potentially enjoyable holiday spoilt by the late arrival of the coach pick-up from the airport on arrival at Zurich airport (about one hour) and the late arrival of the coach pick-up after the Rigi excursion (also one hour).
On both occasions the group (many elderly) had to wait for these coaches outside in freezing February weather. Recommend that coach arrangements are in future properly checked by the tour manager.
Confirmed traveller: 27 February 2017
Published on: 04 March 2017
(7 out of 10)


sheerness Couple
A bit mixed really, there was a late replacement Tour Manager. The transfer coach wasn't in the right place at Zurich initially, so a bit of a wait. We had a problem coming back from one excursion which meant we missed some time in Lucerne. However, the glacier express trip was good and the hotel was good (if a little expensive to eat).
Confirmed traveller: 27 February 2017
Published on: 03 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


Wirral Couple
Really enjoyed it , hotel was lovely although food was expensive
Confirmed traveller: 27 February 2017
Published on: 02 March 2017
(9 out of 10)


A very enjoyable holiday I was disappointed there was nothing arranged for 6/2/17 The expected excursion had been cancelled but we hadn't been informed In view of this I felt it was a wasted day. The village we stayed in was very small and only had a cafe and small supermarket. We did take a train into Lucerne but that was on our own. I felt I would have liked more organized options as we weren't familiar with the area.
The hotel was excellent and the food was excellent
When we had finished our ride on the glacier express we had a long wait for the coach. The weather was cold and began to rain and every shop was closed. We had to just walk around
Confirmed traveller: 07 February 2017
Published on: 14 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


halesowen Couple
A marvellous experience - Hotel was excellent - Train trip on the Cog Train at Mount Rigi is amazing - the jewel in the crown is the Glacier Express .
Confirmed traveller: 07 February 2017
Published on: 13 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Glacier Express Winter Wonderland holiday. It is always rewarding to hear that our holidays have been so well received. We hope we may welcome you on another of our holidays in the not-too-distant future.

(8 out of 10)


sudbury Couple
we found the hotel restaurant served very good food but it was very expensive.
the breakfast was a battle to get hot water for tea.
Confirmed traveller: 03 February 2017
Published on: 12 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


Hinckley Couple
The holiday was very good, but the hotel was placed in not the best location. The restaurants were not open and that left only the hotel to eat. The menu was the same everyday and was extremely expensive. However the food was good!
Confirmed traveller: 03 February 2017
Published on: 11 February 2017