The Glacier Express is a route running between St Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland is on more train travelers lists than you could even imagine for a reason. Take a look at a map and you will realize why, as it leads you straight through some of the best scenery in the Alps.
From the beginning, you’re dropped right into a snowglobe fairytale as both the St Moritz and Zermatt train stations are really very scenic. Along the 8-hr journey, you will see the Matterhorn, Oberalp Pass, and the Landwasser Viaduct. While the views are beautiful from the existing 1st and 2nd class seats, the operator has added a whole new class for some added luxury, The Excellence Class.
In the new ticket level, travelers will be treated to a 7-course meal served alongside champagne, panoramic views, concierge service, and personal tablet use.
The Excellence seats are capped at 20 passengers per ride. Prices for a 1-way ticket are currently just under $700.
A world-class dinner and drinks, unbeatable views, and personal space on an 8-hour journey via what is technically considered public transportation. It is worth the cost.
For more information on the new Excellence seats, head to the Glacier Express website.
Enjoy your travels