From Matterhorn to the Upper Engadine or vice versa in seven and a half hours. There are of course faster ways to travel. But none as beautiful as the journey by Glacier Express, the panoramic train traveling right through the Swiss Alps. Here the journey is really the destination.
An imposing viaduct built with roughly hewn stone framed by the wilderness of the mountain world with high alpine fir trees and steep rock faces. On the viaduct the little red train chugs along its track. That's the Bernina Express on its way from Graubünden to Veltlin.
Fast is certainly what this "Express" is not - but it makes up for it by being first class, through and through. In Lucerne, you’ll be welcomed aboard the first-class upper deck of an historic paddlewheel steamer, complete with an elegant saloon. Two and three-quarter cruising hours later, and after a lunch in the onboard restaurant, you’ll transfer to a similarly first-class panorama coach of the Gotthard Railway which will take you to Locarno in Ticino.
Two languages, three worlds, six lakes, one line: That’s the GoldenPass Line. In Montreux, palm trees and southern ambience still prevail along the "Swiss Riviera". French peppers the air.