Glacier Express Vol 1 (55-mins) (DVD-R)
Our journey begins at Zermatt, the mountain resort dominated by the distinctive peak of the Matterhorn. We admire the spectacular panoramic views from the top of the Gornergrat before joining the train for the ride along the scenic BVZ line to the Rhone valley. At Brig we take the opportunity to visit the Stockalper palace, before journeying along the spectacular FO line through the lush countryside of the Goms region. We break our journey to visit the magnificent Aletsch Glacier, and the picturesque village of Ernen.
Further along the route we pass through the Furka Tunnel to emerge into the wild Urseren valley. At Andermatt we make a diversion along the formidable Schöllenen Gorge before rejoining the train for a fabulous winter run through deep snow as the track snakes up the mountainside. We continue our summer expedition at the Oberaip pass, the summit of the line.
At Disentis, dominated by the huge Benedictine monastery, we make on end-on connection with the Rhaetian Railway whose line takes us through the majestic Rhine gorge. We leave the train to join a thrilling river-rafting expedition down the “Swiss Grand Canyori”
Before making a reversal at Chur we take the opportunity to explore the old city, capital of the region since Roman times. Our way now takes us along the impressive Albula line with its lofty viaducts and spiral tunnels. We make diversions to visit the Via Mala, the picturesque village of Bergun, and see some of the older steam and electric iocos of the RhB in action.
Our journey ends at the world-famous resort of St. Moritz, sited in the beautiful Engadine valley, a fitting conclusion to our luxurious journey across Swtzerlond.