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The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

From $2,550.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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The Glacier Express Rail and Hike

  • Ride the Glacier Express, one of Europe's most beautiful train journeys
  • Enjoy classic walks in the shadow of the Matterhorn and Piz Bernina
  • Experience the glamorous and iconic alpine town of Zermatt
  • Stay in peaceful Pontresina in the lush Engadine Valley
  • Feast on Swiss mountain food such as raclette and fondue
Cross the Swiss Alps on the famous Glacier Express, a direct train from St Moritz to Zermatt; considered one of the most stunning rail journeys of the world. Get closer to the typical wooden chalets and sounds of Alpine cow bells on foot with a selection of walks from both Zermatt and Pontresina. Start with 3 nights in Pontresina, a peaceful village nestled in the authentically Swiss Engadine Valley. Choose walks through tranquil forests, alpine meadows and lakes. Take the Glacier Express to stylish Zermatt for four nights and choose from a selection of walks in the shadow of the Matterhorn. By night enjoy the exclusive town and its array of restaurants and bars.


Day 1 Arrive Pontresina Day 2 Bernina Bahn and Circular Walk to Alp Grum 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 3 Walk the Valley Roseg or the Klimaweg 8 miles / 13.5 km Day 4 Glacier Express to Zermatt Day 5 The Five Lakes Walk 6.5 miles / 10 km Day 6 The Hoernliweg, Matterhorn Trail or walk to Zmutt 9 miles / 15 km Day 7 The Naturweg (Nature Trail) 4 miles / 6.5 km Day 8 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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