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Historic Railways - Brig to Chur

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See the world fly by outside your window as you travel on Switzerland’s historic and iconic railways. Experience the nostalgic Furka Steam from Oberwald to Realp then board the world-famous Glacier Express on your way to Chur. A scenic ride on the historic RhB crocodile train from Davos-Platz to Filisur completes your rail journey.
Switzerland
Rail
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Highlights

Experience the nostalgic Furka Steam Railway traversing through unforgettable alpine landscapes from Oberwald to Realp.

Board the world-famous Glacier Express to Chur and experience the historic RhB crocodile train from Davos-Platz to Filisur.

Experience some of the most astonishing routes of Switzerland. Watch as history and awe-inspiring landscapes merge together right outside your window as you glide across the country's historic railways. Feel the nostalgia of the Furka steam train on the Furka Pass during your journey from Oberwald to Realp. Arrive in Brig where you will board the world-famous Glacier Express and learn about the amazing engineering feat behind its capacity to conquer extreme altitude variations. You will continue to Davos to ride the historic crocodile train of the Rhaetian Railway and see the glorious surroundings in a vintage coach or an open carriage. The relaxing trip will take you through the ruggedly romantic Zügen Gorge, over the famous Wiesen Viaduct to Filisur.

2020 DEPARTURES
20 June - 07 July and 19 August - 04 October : Thursday, Friday  &  Saturday
08 July - 18 August: Daily 

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Included

4-night hotel accommodation in 3-star category
Daily breakfast
2nd class rail tickets as per itinerary (Swiss Combi Card with half fare discount; upgrade available)
Glacier Express
Excursion on Furka Steam Railway from Brig (Furka Steam Train from Oberwald to Realp with return to Brig by regional train)
Excursion aboard RhB historic crocodile train from Davos-Platz to Filisur

Itinerary

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Day 1
Zürich – Brig

Arrive in Zürich and transfer via rail to Brig. Make your way to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Brig – Oberlwald – Realp – Brig (Furka Steam Train)

This afternoon, you will board the the Furka steam train and travel over the Furka Pass. The journey leads from Oberwald to Realp via Gletsch onboard the vintage carriages of the cogwheel Furka Steam Railway.

Breakfast
Day 3
Brig – Chur (Glacier Express)

Following breakfast at your hotel, take a short walk to train station where you will board the world-famous Glacier Express to Chur. The journey is narrated explaining the amazing engineering feat in overcoming extreme altitude variations by train.

Breakfast
Day 4
Chur – Davos – Chur (RhB Crocodile Train

Today, you will take the regional train to Davos and board the RhB historic crocodile train from Davos-Platz to Filisur. This breathtaking trip will take you through the ruggedly romantic Zügen Gorge, over the famous Wiesen Viaduct to Filisur.

Breakfast
Day 5
Chur

Depart Chur after breakfast and depart via rail transfer back to Zürich where the tour ends.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
4 nights
from AUD1,364
per person, twin share
Switzerland
Zurich
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
20 June - 04 October 2020

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