The Glacier Express with its panorama carriages (photo © Michael Müller).
A scenic journey from St Moritz to Zermatt
This is a truly amazing Swiss rail journey. It runs through high mountain scenery from the Engadine to the Valais. It takes in valleys whose water drain down towards the Black Sea, and it touches the upper reaches of both the Rhine – which flows to the North Sea – and the Rhône, which runs eventually into the Mediterranean.
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Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.