Jan 28, 2015 - 5:33 AM
Indeed, the UK pass prices will go up soon. I am planning to post about that later today. You certainly have a very good deal this year! Glad to hear that Switzerland Travel Centre issued your new passes without any costs.
The Glacier Express is wonderful. I know you're used to making long train trip, but normally I would recommend to stay a night or two in St. Moritz. It makes the trip more relaxed, and if you haven't visited Graubünden before, it's very much worth it. If you stay two nights, you get free access to all the cable cars and mountain railways. Hotels that offers this package are listed here.
For the way back from St. Moritz to Thun I recommend to prevent backtracking the Glacier Express route via Chur, but instead travel via Sagliains and Klosters for more variety.
A 7 minute change in Brig is enough. You simply leave the station building and turn right on the station square. That's where the Glacier Express departs. It's a 4 minute walk. Personally I would feel better to take one train earlier in order not to miss the booked seats. The 7 minutes is not the issue, but trains can be delayed, even in Switzerland.
I hope this was useful!
Last modified on Jan 28, 2015 - 5:33 AM by Arno