Travelling from West to East via two of Switzerland's classic rail journeys, the Golden Pass and the Glacier Express, you’ll experience the outstanding beauty of Switzerland from the comfort of your carriage – from glamourous Gstaad to the glitz of St Moritz via the one and only Zermatt. Enjoy fine dining, great skiing, and rich Swiss culture on this luxurious adventure.
The first ski resort you’ll experience is Gstaad, where the advanced skiers can experience the Glacier 3000 whilst the gentler skier can enjoy the tree lined runs leading down to the charming village. Off the slopes there are numerous activities to keep you occupied from guided winter walks, horse and carriage rides - perhaps to a traditional and rustic lunch stop, or even a hot air balloon for a unique view of the Alps from the sky.
The second ski resort on your journey is Zermatt. It's an incredible destination at any time of year but in winter it is truly spectacular. A feast for the eyes: from traditional wooden and stone houses and barns in the old town to stunning Belle Epoque style buildings and all with the most picturesque mountain in the world, the Matterhorn, as backdrop. There is plenty of terrain for all abilities here and you can even ski over to Italy, down sunny southfacing slopes, and of course stopping for an amazing coffee at lunch!
The Glacier Express is a highlight of the trip and will transport you in style to your final destination St Moritz. Perhaps the most iconic rail journey in Switzerland you'll admire the views in a panoramic carriage whilst enjoying first class hospitality.
St Moritz is a historic spa town where you’ll experience winter luxury at its finest. There’s some great terrain here spread over 155km of pistes and well suited to intermediate skiers. The pistes are groomed to perfection and the covered chairlifts have heated seats so the luxury experience continues on the slopes as much as off.
During this adventure, you’ll be staying at three superb hotels: the romantic Gstaad Palace that towers over the charming village below, the historic Mont Cervin Palace where horse and carriage will take you from the train station, and lastly finishing at Hotel Badrutt's Palace where you’ll experience true luxury.
Guide price £5950
Package per person includes:
- 3 nights B&B at Gstaad Palace, based on two people sharing a superior room
- 4 nights Half Board at Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt based on two people sharing an Alpine superior room
- 3 nights B&B at Hotel Badrutts Palace, St Moritz based on two people sharing a superior lake room
- First class rail travel including the Glacier Express, Excellence Class
- Return taxi transfer to Geneva airport
- 2 day Gstaad lift pass
- 3 day Zermatt International lift pass
- 2 day St Moritz lift pass