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Stay for three nights in charming Chur, with discounts on local attractions and ride the Glacier Express to St Moritz

Spectacular mountain scenery, dramatic railway journeys with awe-inspiring views and travel over the Landwasser Viaduct… This short break will show you some of the best of the Swiss countryside. If you don't like travelling on group tours, this is the perfect trip for you, with independent travel on a departure date that suits you.

A highlight will be a ride on board the legendary Glacier Express from Chur to St Mortiz. This wonderful red train is known as 'the slowest express train in the world' and its leisurely pace allows you to really soak in the beauty of the Swiss Alps. In operation since 1930, the train now boasts comfortable carriages with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

You'll spend three nights in Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland, where you'll be based in a warm and welcoming hotel in a central location. Your ride on the Glacier Express takes you from enchanting Chur to the chic Alpine resort town of St Moritz, where you can spend a while wandering the elegant streets bordered with flowers and dining in some of the town's excellent restaurants.

Included in your stay is a Chur Guest Card, offering discounts on local transport and museums. You might choose to explore the Graubünden Art Museum, where you can see a fantastic art collection housed in two historical villas, or the Graubünden Natural History Museum, where you'll learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the Alps.

At the end of your short break, you'll travel back towards Zurich by local rail, enjoying your final views of the beautiful Swiss countryside, with gentle valley slopes and snow-covered hillsides dotted with wooden chalets.

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Price includes

  • Three nights' three-star hotel accommodation in Chur on a bed and breakfast basis, upgrade to 4-star hotel from £120pp
  • Glacier Express standard class tickets from Chur to St Moritz, upgrade to First Class rail from £100pp
  • Chur Guest Card, use for discounts on local attractions and museums
  • Return flights to Zurich airport from London
  • Standard class rail from Zurich to Chur
  • Standard class rail from St Moritz to Chur
  • Standard class rail from St Moritz to Zurich airport

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Mar 25, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Duration
4 days
Price per person
£899*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, flying from LHR on 8 October 2024, subject to availability. Hand baggage only included. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement from £150pp. Deposit £200pp. Upgrade to First Class rail from £100pp. Upgrade to 4-star hotel from £120pp. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred.Holidays, operator terms and conditions also apply.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    UK to Chur
    Chur, Switzerland

    This morning you'll depart the UK and head to Zurich by air. On arrival at Zurich airport you'll travel by rail to Chur. This train journey lasts around an hour and a half, skirting the edges of Lakes Zurich and Wellensee before arriving in Chur.

    You'll take a short walk from the station to the hotel, enjoying your initial glimpse at life in this enchanting Alpine city. Chur is the oldest city in Switzerland and is quaint, compact and easy to get around.

  2. Day
    2
    Glacier Express
    St Moritz, Switzerland

    Today it's all aboard the Glacier Express, also known as 'the slowest express train in the world'.

    Your two-hour ride on one of Europe's most iconic trains will take you to St Moritz, over the magnificent Landwasser Viaduct and along the UNESCO Heritage Albula line - an incredible feat of engineering, perfectly framed by the train's large-scale windows.

    On arrival in St Moritz you'll have some free time to explore this chic resort town and have some dinner in a local restaurant before retracing your route by regional train and returning to Chur.

  3. Day
    3
    Chur
    Chur, Switzerland

    You'll have the whole day free today to explore Chur at your own pace.

    Your holiday includes a 'Chur Guest Card' which you can use to explore the city by public transport and get discounts on local attractions and museums. Perhaps you'll head to the Graubünden Art Museum, where you can explore a collection of 8,000 pieces of art housed across two historical villas, or the Graubünden Natural History Museum where you'll discover many interesting facts about the flora, fauna and geology of the region.

    You'll also have the chance to buy half-price local rail tickets to explore the wider area and perhaps venture out to nearby towns like Davos.

  4. Day
    4
    Departure
    Chur, Switzerland

    This morning, after a final breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and start your homeward journey.

    You'll begin your journey by rail, gliding back along the edges of Lakes Wellensee and Zurich, with a quick change of trains at Zurich main station, before arriving into the airport at Zurich for your flight home.

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