Glacier Express Excellence Class Gourmet Menu


There are many stories in life. And this may be one of the finest stories of all – the magical journey of the Glacier Express, in Excellence Class no less.

Back in 1930, the three railway companies that operated the Glacier Express put their best carriages into service for the route. And even then the Glacier Express set high standards. It not only revived the tradition of luxury rail travel that had begun before the First World War, it also brought the Alps closer than ever before. It journeyed through three Swiss mountain cantons, offering unparalleled views of the Matterhorn, the source of the Rhine and the glacial heights of Upper Engadine.

And of course these unforgettable views, this unparalleled experience can be enjoyed on the Glacier Express to this day. We have just made it even more luxurious. Enjoy our new Excellence Class, where modern comforts meet traditional travel. Enjoy the specialities prepared fresh in the onboard kitchen. And do not hesitate to ask your personal concierge if you have any questions or requests. Because ultimately Excellence Class is all about you – and making your journey a magical experience.

The new premium-class makes the spectacular journey even more sensational. Travelling Excellence Class offers a treat for all the senses, a captivating journey that will live long in the memory.

Panoramic single seats
Leather lounge chairs provide superb comfort, and limiting the seating arrangement to two single rows allows guaranteed window seats for all Excellence Class passengers with unlimited views on the mind-blowing landscapes.

A liveried Concierge ensures the well-being of passengers from the moment they board, to the meal and refreshments service and pouring of drinks at the bar. The concierge is also familiar with the highlights of the route. Reminiscent of the style of the gilded wagon-lits years, the concierge’s livery hints at the revival of on-rail luxury between Zermatt and St.Moritz.

Glacier Bar
The Glacier Bar turns the journey into a unique ”rolling hotel experience”.  An extraordinary centrepiece in the bar is a huge compass on the ceiling. The oversized, gold-plated artwork entertains the guests when going through spiral tunnels and helps them to keep track of the many twists and turns en route. An amusing idea that can be found in no other train in the world.

We put the best that the region we travel through every day has to offer in our pots and on our plates. To achieve this, we work closely with producers from the region who produce their products with care, enthusiasm and passion and who share our philosophy as passionate artisans of flavour. Together we create a fascinating world of indulgence, a wonderful reflection of the region that our guests travel through.

Our chefs
Welcome aboard the Glacier Express kitchen, where fresh ingredients are transformed into delicious dishes. Our chefs conjure up culinary masterpieces with passion and creativity, tantalising guests’ palates while they enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps. Guests experience a unique journey through the Swiss Alps, where not only the view is spectacular, but also the food. Welcome aboard the Glacier Express!

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