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Winter enjoyment with the Glacier Express

on the panorama train through the winter wonderland

from CHF 1'329.- for 4 nights
Price per person in a double room

The offer is valid from 03.12.2021 to 24.04.2022 (with St. Moritz/Cresta Palace Hotel: until 27.03.2022).
Blocking dates: 24.12.2021-02.01.2022 / 12. - 26.02.2022 / 12.-19.03.2022/ 05. - 10.04.2022 and Easter 2022.

Switzerland offers so many beautiful winter destinations. So why not combine two winter sports resorts for once? We make it possible. With the Winter enjoyment offer, you can experience two fantastic winter destinations: Zermatt and Davos Klosters OR Zermatt and St. Moritz Engadin in combination with a train ride on the Glacier Express through Switzerland's winter wonderland - you can't get more winter than that!

2 nights in Zermatt


Individual arrival by public transport to Zermatt. Contact the hotel BEAUSiTE Zermatt****S before your arrival and they will be happy to pick you and your luggage up from the station. After the extensive renovation last summer, the hotel appears in new splendour: Alpine tradition meets British flair. Make yourself comfortable in one of the newly renovated rooms and enjoy relaxing moments in the wellness area with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam bath, and now also with heated outdoor infinity pool and hay sauna with a view of the Matterhorn. In the evening, you will be spoiled with a fine multi-course dinner in one of the hotel restaurants.

During the next 2 days you will have plenty of time to explore the winter wonderland around Zermatt. Our tips for excursions you can find below.

Our tips for excursions in Zermatt:

  • Winter hiking tip: Furi-Stafel, worthwhile for early risers, as the path is still in the sun in the morning.
  • Sledging fun from Rotenboden down to the Riffelberg - short but crisp!
  • Snowshoe hike from Riffelberg to Rotenboden, with the Matterhorn as the perfect photo subject in the background - tip: down by toboggan!
  • Trip by train to Gornergrat
  • Skiing in the highest ski area in Europe. Tip: Lunch at "Chez Vrony", one of the few restaurants with its own organic products.

Transfer journey with the Glacier Express


On day 3, the time has come: at 08.52 , your journey starts on the world's slowest express train. The journey through the winter wonderland takes around 7 and a half hours. The Glacier Express inspires with technical masterpieces: You pass through numerous tunnels and drive over hundreds of bridges. You will always enjoy the view of unique winter landscapes through the roof-high panorama windows.

On the first section, you drive through the Mattertal valley. Here you can enjoy a fantastic view of numerous 4,000-metre peaks. From Brig, the train continues through the snow-covered Goms and through the Furka tunnel to Andermatt in the canton of Uri. The train climbs leisurely towards the Oberalp Pass. The Rhine rises nearby. Its source is at the small, mystical Tomasee lake at the foot of Piz Badus. The Rhine connects the Alps with the North Sea and is one of the most important rivers in Europe. So it was that, in the spirit of this connection between mountain and sea, the highest lighthouse in the world (2046 metres above sea level) is located on the Oberalp Pass. The next section of the route takes you into the Rhine Gorge. Ruinaulta is what the locals call the monumental gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau in Romansh. The gorge was formed 10,000 years ago by the Flims landslide and today forms a unique natural backdrop: turquoise-green water and rock faces up to 350 metres high.

Lunch: with the experience gastronomy on the Glacier Express you are well looked after. The offer includes a 3-course menu, which is freshly prepared on board and served to your seat.

In the Alpine metropolis of Chur, you have a good quarter of an hour to get a coffee or hot chestnuts for the onward journey - of course, you can also order your coffee at your seat. The journey continues on the UNESCO World Heritage route of the Albula Line: the line has been in existence since 1903 and thus dates back to the time of the railway pioneers. After passing Thusis and Tiefencastel, you will reach the most spectacular railway structure: the Landwasser Viaduct. At 65 metres high and 136 metres long, it impresses with its beauty and boldness - one of the most elegant bridge constructions in Graubünden and the most photographed work of art on the Rhaetian Railway.

The onward journey from here proceeds according to the chosen destination:

Option 1: Onward journey to Davos Platz (exclusive variant).
At 15.42 you reach Filisur, where you change to the train to Davos Platz. You have enough time to change trains, even with luggage, as the train departs at 16.04 hrs. The last stage takes you over the imposing Wiesner Viaduct and through the wildly romantic Zügen Gorge to Davos Platz, the final stop on your train journey today.

Option 2: Onward journey to St.Moritz/Celerina (classic variant)
Simply remain seated and travel on the Glacier Express to St. Moritz. There you change to the regional train to Celerina.

Option 1: 2 nights in Davos (exclusive option)


Your accommodation the GRISCHA Hotel Davos**** is located just a few steps away from Davos Platz train station. Enjoy your welcome aperitif in the hotel bar and take in the many impressions of today. Later, you will be served a well-deserved modern and creative 4-course menu in the Pulsa restaurant: relaxed and cosy is the motto here. During the next two days in Davos you will have the opportunity to benefit from the varied guest programme of the Davos Klosters destination: how about early bird skiing at sunrise, a cross-country skiing taster course, a snowshoe adventure, an introduction to curling or watching ibexes while skiing?

Our tips for excursions in Davos:

  • Leisurely stroll through the snow-covered landscape: Davos Klosters offers around 160km of prepared winter hiking trails. Tip: the Dischmatal trail - a dream for those seeking peace and romance.
  • Skiing on the Jakobshorn or in the Parsenn ski area
  • Sledging from Schatzalp to Davos Platz: with 18 curves on a 2.8 km stretch, there's plenty of sledging fun to be had.
  • Cross-country skiing for beginners to Olympic champions: the Davos Klosters cross-country skiing network includes over 100 km of classic and 75 km of skating trails of all levels of difficulty.
  • The side valleys around Davos are among the classics for a carriage ride. Tip: Take a moonlight carriage ride into the Sertig or Dischma valleys.

or Option 2: 2 nights in St.Moritz/Celerina (classic option)


From the train station it is only about a 3-minute walk to the Cresta Palace Hotel****S. Let your impressions sink in over an extensive 4-course dinner in the hotel's Grand Restaurant. Celerina is a mecca for all winter fans, with numerous activities to choose from, all within easy reach of the hotel. After the active hours in the Engadine winter world, the spacious, warming "vita pura" spa including indoor pool, Finnish sauna, cold water pool, sanarium, steam bath, Kneipp and relaxation area awaits you. Of course, you can also benefit from an extensive range of various massages and body treatments.

Our tips for excursions in Celerina:

  • The Celerina valley station is located directly behind the hotel. From here, the gondola takes you in a short time to the Marguns mountain station, the starting point for ski and snowboard runs on the southern slope of the Corviglia ski area. You get the ski pass for an unbeatable CHF 45 per person and day!
  • Also within walking distance are the perfectly groomed trails for skating and classic cross-country skiing fans. Our cross-country skiing tip: from Sils over Lake Silvaplana and Lake Champer, then past Lake St. Moritz and Lake Stazer back to Celerina.
  • Winter hiking above the Engadine lake district or through the snow-covered side valleys: the Val Bever and Val Roseg, for example, invite you to dreamy winter hikes. From Val Roseg you can take a comfortable sleigh ride back to Pontresina.
  • Preda - Bergün: the longest illuminated toboggan run in Europe!
  • The Rhaetian Railway takes you comfortably to Preda. Here the fast-paced tobogganing adventure begins in daylight or in the dark, the choice is yours. Several kilometres of winding descent to the beautifully situated, authentic mountain village of Bergün await you. A must for every sledging fan!

Prices per person


Prices per person for 4 nights (Zermatt - Davos OR Zermatt - Celerina/St.Moritz):


with half fare card1. Class2. Class
in a double room classis/standard
CHF 1'472.00CHF 1'411.00
in a double room with view of the Matterhorn / Junior Suite (Davos) or Superior (Celerina)
CHF 1'634.00
CHF 1'572.00


with GA Travelcard1. / 2. Class
in a double room classis/standardCHF 1'329.00
in a double room with view of the Matterhorn / Junior Suite (Davos) or Superior (Celerina)CHF 1'490.00

For travellers without a discount, we recommend buying a Half-Fare Card due to the ticket price. By travelling on the Glacier Express route, you have almost amortised the annual price of the Half-Fare Card.

Single room prices on request. 

The offer is bookable until 27.03.2022 (Hotel Cresta Palace) and until 24.04.2022 (Hotel Grischa).

Closed dates: 12 - 26 February / 12 - 19 March / 05 - 10 April and Easter 2022

Arrivals possible from Sunday to Thursday. Arrivals on Friday and Saturday only possible with start in Davos or St. Moritz (reverse tour).

Inclusive services


  • 2 nights at the BEAUSiTE Zermatt****S
  • incl. breakfast, daily dinner in one of the hotel restaurants, electric taxi to and from the train station on arrival and departure, coffee, tea and cake in your room, free entrance to the wellness area
  • 2 nights at Grischa- DAS Hotel Davos****S
  • incl. breakfast, daily 4-course dinner in the restaurant Pulsa, welcome drink, free local public transport with the guest card, participation in the guest programme of the destination Davos Klosters
  • or
  • 2 nights in the Cresta Palace Hotel****S in Celerina
  • incl. breakfast, daily 4-course dinner in the hotel restaurant, cake buffet in the afternoon, free use of the wellness and spa area, ski pass can also be booked at the special rate of CHF 45 per person per day
  • Train ticket for the entire train route and seat reservation (to Davos: as far as Filisur) for the journey with the Glacier Express on the transfer day
  • 3-course lunch on the Glacier Express, served at your seat
  • Tips for winter excursions in Zermatt, Davos/Celerina

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Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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The Private Selection Hotel Service AG is part of the guarantee fund of the Swiss tourism sector and ensures the repayment of your deposit paid in connection with the booking of a package as well as your return journey. For further details kindly ask Private Selection Hotels or on www.garantiefonds.ch.