A Swiss stunning train journey to remember!

A stunning Swiss train journey to remember!

 

The best travel experience is the one you are planning just after your current vacation is over. Don’t be disappointed that the Christmas holidays period is over; this is exactly the right time to plan your new get away, it doesn’t have to be a vacation, even a short winter break will be ideal to revitalize you: the Swiss mountains are ideal for a longer weekend! Unfortunately, this is not the case for this year, due to the travelling limitations because of the pandemic. But no one can stop us from dreaming our next getaway! Hopefully, in few months our life will be easier and our travelling will be back!

We will travel again
Travelling to Zermatt
“Window to the Swiss Alps”
My experience
Premium Service
Travelling tips
Travelling in a fairy tale

We will travel again!

The best travel experience is the one you are planning just after your current vacation is over. Don’t be disappointed that the Christmas holidays period is over; this is exactly the right time to plan your new get away, it doesn’t have to be a vacation, even a short winter break will be ideal to revitalize you: the Swiss mountains are ideal for a longer weekend! Unfortunately, this is not the case for this year, due to the travelling limitations because of the pandemic. But no one can stop us from dreaming our next getaway! Hopefully, in few months our life will be easier and our travelling will be back!

Travelling to Zermatt

One of the destinations I strongly recommend is Zermatt, known as one of the ultimate Swiss skiing resorts! Travelling to Zermatt is an experience on its own before even arriving in your destination. You can visit Zermatt using one of the quite frequent regular itineraries of the Swiss railways (SBB), or by car and in some point, you will pass through the Alps by train loading your car on a special wagon carrying cars.

“Window to the Swiss Alps”

But if you want to experience a Swiss stunning train journey to remember, then there is no other way rather than the famous Glacier Express. The so -called “Window to the Swiss Alps”, connecting two of the Swiss top resort destinations St. Moritz and Zermatt. The Glacier Express, also called “the world’s slowest express train”, is a panoramic train full of windows, so you will not miss any of the highlights of the Swiss Alps, that brings you as close to mother nature as possible. This panoramic journey through the Swiss Alps brings you over 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels, offering you the closest possible look of the magnificent Swiss Alps, amazing valleys, picturesque villages, the deep Rhine Gorge, the so called Swiss Grand Canyon.

My experience

Last February, we have been with the Glacier Express to Zermatt; we didn’t take it from St. Moritz, but from Chur, as it was closer to Zurich. It took us from Zurich almost 7 hours to reach Zermatt and believe me, during this trip we were never bored, on the contrary we enjoyed a relaxing journey to the stunning panoramic scenery of the Swiss Alps and after finishing this trip we promised ourselves that we will definitely visit St Moritz with the Glacier express in order to conclude this amazing experience. We were lucky because it was a sunny winter day, where you could feel the sun in every part of your body through the windows.

Premium Service

We also really enjoyed the fact that one of the services offered was headphone guidance: we learned the history and tradition of all the destinations we passed by. As you can imagine I couldn’t stop taking pictures throughout the journey, we also stopped and took some photos of the landscape at the highest point of interest, Andermatt (2.034 m).

Travelling tips

The scenery was changing from time to time, from snow covered mountains and ski resorts to valleys and forests. We booked our trip in the first class, which I recommend you do also, make your booking on time in order to secure the privileged window seats. Not that you cannot see the whole scenery from wherever your seat is, but a window seat is the top experience! We enjoyed our delicious lunch (with premium Swiss recipes served), wine and coffee aboard among a wide selection from the menu card.

Travelling in a fairy tale

Glacier Express is a unique experience, is like travelling through time in a fairy tale. It is definitely one of my must experience recommendations and I cannot wait having the experience of the Glacier Express to St Moritz! Don’t miss it, you will certainly not regret it! Stay tuned and learn more about my experience in Zermatt!

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