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A Taste of the Glacier Express & Lucerne

Travel across the Alps on the world famous Glacier Express and spend time in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Lucerne

3 nights from £599 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Climb aboard for a scenic rail journey that will take your breath away...

Departures from UK airports are available from 13 December through until the end of October the following year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £599pp is available in the low season from December through to March. April to October prices start at £689pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly direct to Geneva. On arrival join the transfer by rail to Brig where you will spend 1 night.

Day 2

Glacier Express: The Glacier Express is undoubtedly one of the most famous railway journeys in the world. The journey in its entirety stretches from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz in around seven hours and winds its way through stunning mountain landscapes, deep gorges, picturesque valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. Our specially designed “taster” package lets you experience the section of the route from Brig to Chur over the 2,033m high Oberalp Pass and takes around 4.5 hours. On arrival in Chur transfer by rail to Lucerne where you will spend 2 nights.

Day 3

Lucerne: Favoured by the likes of Goethe, Wagner and Queen Victoria, Lucerne presents a fairytale image of Switzerland. Colourful houses, waterfront promenades and glorious views of the encompassing Alps never fail to seduce visitors. Of course, you haven't really visited Lucerne until you have crossed the creaky 14th century Kapellbrücke that spans the river in the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town.

Day 4

Transfer by rail to Geneva airport for the return flight to the UK.

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Return direct flights from UK airports to Geneva
 1 night 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Brig
 2 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Lucerne
 Rail transfer from Geneva airport to Brig
 2nd class travel on the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur. First class available at a supplement
 Rail transfer from Chur to Lucerne
 Rail transfer from Lucerne to Geneva airport
 Hand Luggage Only
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… A modern family run hotel.

Location… Directly opposite of the hotel are the Zermatt Railway, the Furka-Oberalp Railway and the Glacier Express.

Accommodation… Attractive newly renovated rooms with shower or bath / WC, hair-dryers, telephone, radio/tv, free wireless LAN and minibar.

Facilities… The hotel has a cosy bar.

Transport… The distance from the station to the hotel is about 80 metres

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Our opinion… A cosy, welcoming hotel in a top location.

Location… The hotel is located only 5 minutes walk from the main train statin, in the pedestrian zone in the heart of Lucerne. The hotel is right at the historic Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) where the Reuss river leaves Lake Lucerne. Numerous restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, museums, impressive historic buildings, the train and boat station are within easy walking distance of the Hotel Des Alpes.

Accommodation… Rooms come with shower/bath, WC, hair-dryer, phone, safe, Sat-TV and Sat-Radio, safety door locks with KeyCard and free wifi.

Facilities… Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is available at the hotel. You can enjoy views of the river from the restaurant terrace while tasting selected Swiss specialities and inernational dishes.

Transport… 5 minutes from the main train station

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