Glacier Express <Swiss>
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General

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a magnificent ride through the Swiss Alps in one of the most scenic train trips this world can offer. Crossing 291 bridges and 91 tunnels, over the Oberalp Pass (2,033 meters altitude) and into the marvelous scenery of the mountains, the Glacier Express will transform 7 hours and a half of your life into an unforgettable visual souvenir. Connecting St. Moritz and Zermatt - two important mountain resorts in The Alps - the slowest fast train the world will take you through the Graubünden, the Valais and down South. In 2008, the Albula Line - part of the Glacier Express route – was declared a World Heritage Site.

Switzerland is well-known as having one the best infrastructures in the world, so expect a very stylish and comfortable ride. At the end of your trip stands the Matterhorn that you will recognize immediately: yes, this is the peak that appears on all Toblerone chocolate, a 4,478 meters summit, and a trade-mark of Switzerland natural beauty.

Your experience will not only be inter-regional but inter-cultural, and no matter what season you choose for your trip, the untouched natural beauty of the forests, the valleys and streams will complete the taste of Swiss chocolate.

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