Where to go when - Winter
21/05/2020 · By Sukie Chapman
Discover the world in winter and step into a snow-globe world of seasonal beauty.Read more
Save up to £40 per person on Festive 2020 and Winter 2021 departures when you book on or before 31/08/2020
2021 Tour code: GYW21
About the tour
This enticing twin-centre rail holiday provides ample opportunity to explore the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and to enjoy our trip on the famous Glacier Express, the slowest, and certainly one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world.
We meet at our dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras before boarding the Eurostar to Paris. We change for the high-speed service to Strasbourg where we stay for the night.
On Day 2 we leave Strasbourg by train for Switzerland. Our journey takes us across the border and travelling via Basel, we join the superb Swiss railway network. We make our way to Chur, Switzerland's oldest town with over 5,000 years of settlement history for you to explore.
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100% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 9 verified reviews
Ms M Hickox
Awesome trip! Fabulous sites and people on our tour!
Ms C Hill
A wonderful full itinerary, well organized and planned. The hotels were a great contrast...one in a town and one in a small village of typically Swiss wooden houses surrounded by mountains, and only accessible by train. The country was expensive, but the provided meals were good and local. Our group was friendly and a good mix of pleasant people, who all got on well. The weather couldn’t have been better....five days of sunshine for all the trips on the glacier and Bernina Express, so amazing views, then snow on the last day for a wonderful woodland walk from the chairlift above our last hotel. One of the best holidays we have had with Great Rail.
Mrs B Bone
Good organisation Office open on time at St Pancras. Very friendly helpful staff. Better positioning of the office at St Pancras. Where it was when we went before was a bit crowded and squashed.
Mrs S Wainwright
Very good and well organised trip, plenty to see. Bad weather stopped the glacier express and cut off Zermatt though.
The weather caused a few disappointments and travel problems. Whilst these were not the fault of the company, they did do their best to recompense for the disappointment. The majority of the holiday went to plan and was wonderful. We can't fault GRJ on their response to the problems whilst we were there, or their reply to our correspondence once we were home. We will be travelling with them again soon!
Mr P Bentley
Although two out of the three excursions were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, we still thoroughly enjoyed the week. Your tour operator was most helpful and attentive even though she had a number of difficult decisions to make.
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An adventurous twin-centre Swiss rail holiday