Carlton Hotel St. Moritz Offers “Glacier Express – Excellence Class” Special

Exterior view of the hotel saturated with snow
Courtesy of Tschuggen Hotel Group

As of March 2, 2019, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz will be offering a Swiss experience with the Glacier Express: those who book the “Glacier Express – Excellence Class” special can experience a stay in the five-star hotel combined with a rail journey in the new premium carriage class of the Glacier Express, plus the option of an additional night’s stay in Zermatt. The ride occurs once a day—beginning around 9 a.m. in St. Moritz or Zermatt and arriving at the destination between 4 and 5 p.m. 

The “Glacier Express – Excellence Class” offer of the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz combines a stay in the five-star hotel with a panoramic rail journey in the new Excellence Class of the Glacier Express. The stretch of railway between St. Moritz and Zermatt, nicknamed “the slowest express train in the world,” passes through tunnels and across proud viaducts on the UNESCO World Heritage Albula Line. The journey continues through the Rhine Gorge – often called the “Swiss Grand Canyon” due to its steep walls – as well as over the Oberalp Pass 2,030 meters above sea level. The new premium carriages will go into operation on March 2, 2019. During the eight-hour journey, a Concierge will provide passengers with information as well as serve an aperitif and a regional five-course menu with accompanying wines. 

Seats within the new premium carriage class of Glacier Express
Excellence Class Interior/Courtesy of Tschuggen Hotel Group

Note: the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz offers award-winning gourmet cuisine, a personal butler and a 24-hour Bentley limousine service. Guests can relax in the 1,200 m2 spa or on the sun terrace overlooking the Lake of St. Moritz and affording a view of the surrounding Alpine landscape.

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