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Hidden Switzerland

by Portfolio Magazine
03 Jan 2019

To experience a very different side of Switzerland, embark on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland with the Swiss Travel Pass

Travel in comfort and style between world-famous mountains like Jungfrau and Matterhorn, as you soak in panoramic views of Switzerland’s breathtaking countryside. The Swiss Travel Pass is your all-encompassing ticket to various premium panoramic trains that will ferry you and your loved ones in elegant cabins through the country’s many historic tunnels and picturesque valleys. Whether you want to experience storied cities and towns steeped in culture and heritage like Lausanne, Interlaken and Luzern, or discover traditional watchmaking regions like Neuchâtel and Geneva, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is bound to delight you with its numerous luxuries, as you are introduced to the country’s hidden gems.

Available all year round and spanning 1,280 kilometres, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland is divided into several routes, each comprising its own unique attractions, and travellers are invited to start on any given point on any of these routes.

For a truly decadent experience, hop on the new Glacier Express Excellence Class, a 20-seater coach where every client can enjoy a comfortable window seat and relax in the train’s lounge and bar area, as the designer train makes its way through the Swiss Alps. This opulent adventure includes a multi-course lunch, personal travel guidance, an individual tablet for each guest and several thoughtful amenities.

Upon your purchase of the Swiss Travel Pass, you will receive the myTravel Stamp Booklet, in which you can collect nine individual and unique stamps from iconic landmarks along your journey. The myTravel Stamp Booklet also features useful discount coupons and travel information.

To aid in planning your journey, the Swiss Travel Guide App is available for free download to provide you with important information and timetables for routes and places of interest across all of Switzerland's four language regions. Its maps and fascinating facts will prove useful whether you’re planning a cruise along Lake Zurich or a tour of the Matterhorn Museum.

The Swiss Travel Pass is available in durations of 3, 4, 8 or 15 days, and grants its holder unlimited travel by train, bus and boat throughout the country as well as access to trams and buses in more than 90 towns and cities. Additionally, there is a 50 per cent discount on most mountain excursions and free entrance to more than 500 museums nationwide. Furthermore, as holder of a Swiss Travel Pass you can get the Swiss Family Card when booking with a local rail specialist or online, which entitles your children, aged 16 and below, to travel with you for free.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact your Rail Specialist at: Dynasty Travel +65 6536 4966; 
Platform 9 +65 6317 2111; or visit MySwitzerland.com/rail