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Switzerland Glacier Express Train to Amsterdam

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Switzerland Glacier Express Train to Amsterdam

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5-Night Pre-Cruise | 4-Night Post-Cruise

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In Amsterdam, an epic journey is only beginning. A spectacular train ride across 291 bridges, passing through 91 tunnels and some of the most dramatic scenery in Switzerland. Welcome aboard the world spectacular Glacier Express. Enjoy the town of Zermatt, home of the world's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. Get inspired by the upscale lifestyle of glamorous St. Moritz. Stroll through the picturesque town of Lucerne and relax during a sunset cruise. A full-day excursion to the spectacular alpine world of Mount Rigi, Queen of the Mountains, includes participating in a cheese-making workshop, topping off the trip with a once-in-a lifetime experience.

Highlights

Glacier Express: A spectacular train journey through the Swiss Alps, from the alpine village of Zermatt to the luxurious resort town of St. Moritz, traveling through vast canyons and breathtaking scenery while enjoying a luxurious experience on board.

Zermatt: Sitting pretty at the foot of the world famous Matterhorn, the legendary mountaineering region is surrounded by 3,800-meter (13,000-foot) peaks, the highest in the Alps, making it a popular vacation, ski, and hiking destination.

Lake Lucerne: Enjoy a walking tour and sunset cruise in the region that practically invented picture perfect: an alpine lake with a hint of fjord landscape for dramatic effect.

Mount Rigi: The Queen of the Mountains in the heart of Switzerland, this massif is more than just breathtaking mountain views. It’s an authentic experience in the magnificent alpine world.

Cheese-making workshop: Learn the secrets of making cheese by hand from the experts in authentic alpine cheese and of course, enjoy its fine flavor.

Highlights

  • Glacier Express: A spectacular train journey through the Swiss Alps, from the alpine village of Zermatt to the luxurious resort town of St. Moritz, traveling through vast canyons and breathtaking scenery while enjoying a luxurious experience on board.

  • Zermatt: Sitting pretty at the foot of the world famous Matterhorn, the legendary mountaineering region is surrounded by 3,800-meter (13,000-foot) peaks, the highest in the Alps, making it a popular vacation, ski, and hiking destination.

  • Lake Lucerne: Enjoy a walking tour and sunset cruise in the region that practically invented picture perfect: an alpine lake with a hint of fjord landscape for dramatic effect.

  • Mount Rigi: The Queen of the Mountains in the heart of Switzerland, this massif is more than just breathtaking mountain views. It’s an authentic experience in the magnificent alpine world.

  • Cheese-making workshop: Learn the secrets of making cheese by hand from the experts in authentic alpine cheese and of course, enjoy its fine flavor.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Our local representative will greet you upon arrival at the Zürich Airport, and then you’ll be transferred to Zermatt by train from Täsch. After checking in at the hotel, you’ll have time to explore at leisure before re-grouping for a welcome dinner at the hotel in the evening. Not sure what to see and do? Check out our city highlights for some ideas.

  • Day 2
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    Your day begins enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, followed by the morning to yourself to either explore the town or enjoy the hotel facilities. After lunch, join your guide for a tour of the famous Gornergrat, a cog railway that takes you 3,089 meters above sea level to a sunny observation platform for a spectacular panorama of the Matterhorn and the more than 20 staggering mountain peaks and glaciers all around. Dinner is on your own this evening.

  • Day 3
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    After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you’ll be brought to the train station to board the famous Glacier Express train for the day. Billed as “Europe's slowest express,” it's a narrow-gauge train which takes approximately eight hours to cover just over 290 km (180 miles), that’s an average of around 24 mph. Board with your first class ticket in Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and finish in style in St. Moritz in the Engadin skiing area. Savor a three-course lunch served on board the train. After what is truly one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys, check in to your hotel in glamorous St. Moritz, where dinner will be served.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, we check out of our St. Moritz hotel and depart for a scenic four-hour drive to lovely Lucerne. Stop along the way in the Alpine city of Chur for lunch at your leisure. Check in to your new hotel in Lucerne, then venture out for an afternoon city tour and sunset cruise to take in the beauty of this region, followed by dinner at the hotel. Note: From May to September if the cruise is not possible, it will be replaced by an authentic Swiss folklore dinner at Stadtkeller, a designated cultural monument.

  • Day 5
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    After breakfast, embark on a boat ride to Vitznau, where you’ll ride a cable car to Mount Rigi for some truly breathtaking views. After a short hike, experience a hands-on cheese-making workshop and enjoy lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city of Lucerne. Dinner is on your own this evening, and since Lucerne is a food lover’s paradise, there are many tantalizing options to choose from.

  • Day 6
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    After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be met and taken to the port for your Azamara® cruise.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to Zürich. Our local representative will greet you upon arrival at the Zürich Airport, and then you’ll be transferred by coach for a 3.5-hour drive to Zermatt, with a lunch stop included. After checking in at the hotel, you’ll have time to explore at leisure before re-grouping for a welcome dinner at the hotel in the evening. Not sure what to see and do? Check out our city highlights for some ideas.

  • Day 2
    Read More +

    After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you’ll be brought to the train station to board the famous Glacier Express train for the day. Billed as “Europe's slowest express,” it's a narrow-gauge train which takes approximately eight hours to cover just over 290 km (180 miles), that’s an average of around 24 mph. Board with your first class ticket in Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and finish in style in St. Moritz in the Engadin skiing area. Savor a three-course lunch served on board the train. After what is truly one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys, check in to your hotel in glamorous St. Moritz, where dinner will be served.

  • Day 3
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    After breakfast, we check out of our St. Moritz hotel and depart for a scenic four-hour drive to lovely Lucerne. Stop along the way in the Alpine city of Chur for lunch at your leisure. Check in to your new hotel in Lucerne, then venture out for an afternoon city tour and sunset cruise to take in the beauty of this region, followed by dinner at the hotel. Note: From May to September if the cruise is not possible, it will be replaced by an authentic Swiss folklore dinner at Stadtkeller, a designated cultural monument.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, embark on a boat ride to Vitznau, where you’ll ride a cable car to Mount Rigi for some truly breathtaking views. After a short hike, experience a hands-on cheese-making workshop and enjoy lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city of Lucerne. Dinner is on your own this evening, and since Lucerne is a food lover’s paradise, there are many tantalizing options to choose from.

  • Day 5
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    Enjoy breakfast before being met and taken to the Zürich airport for your flight home or your next destination.

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