The Glacier Express: You can travel between Zermatt and St. Moritz on the slowest express train in the world the Glacier Express, in Switzerland. The slow pace and large windows let you admire the spectacular Alpine views as the Glacier Express travels 274km (170 miles) through southeastern Switzerland in 7 ½ hours. With 91 tunnels and 291 bridges, the route of the Glacier Express is an engineering wonder. Lunch is served on board the dining car of the Glacier Express.
The Palm Express: An even slower journey than the Glacier Express, the Palm Express route is a 2-day itinerary from St Moritz in eastern Switzerland to Brig or Zermatt in southwest Switzerland. On the way you can break your journey for a night in a hotel. The view of the Alpine landscape, along the scenic route of the Palm Express, is an unforgettable sight.
Bernina Express: Starting in Zurich, this 4 hour long train ride traverses regions where different languages are spoken. While German predominates in the area around Zurich, Romansh is spoken in remote regions along the train's route and in Tirano, where the train ends, Italian is the primary language. The Bernina Express is the only Swiss train that crosses the Alps without traveling through tunnels or using racks and pinions. The scenery along the route changes from mountainous views around Zurich to palm-fringed lakes around Tirano. You can extend the journey from Tirano and visit the nearby resort of Lugano, by bus.
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