Swiss Travel Pass ups peaks and perks
Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System have announced that effective January 2018, the Swiss Travel Pass will include even more peaks and perks to its already generous portfolio of offerings.
The new year will see Swiss Travel Pass holders have unlimited access to the Schilthorn, home to the interactive Bond World 007, and Mt Stanserhorn, home to the world’s very first open-top CabriO areal cableway. Also from 2018, the Lucerne–Interlaken Express will be listed as the country’s fifth Premium Panoramic Train, adding to the existing journeys of the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, the Gotthard Panorama Express and the GoldenPass Line.
Director of Switzerland Tourism Australia and New Zealand, Mark Wettstein says, the Swiss Travel Pass is indeed a pass that keeps on giving, constantly offering travellers more value for money.
“Increasingly, travellers are recognising the superb value of the Swiss Travel Pass with its unlimited access to the country’s public transportation system encompassing buses, trains and boats; large discounts on mountain railways and cable ways, free travel for children under the age of 16, as well as free entry to more than 500 museums around the country,” says Mark.
“With the addition of these two popular peaks which are accessible via privately owned mountain cableways, travellers will be granted access to even more of the country’s Alpine regions at no extra cost. A major bonus and massive savings, indeed!”
“And in addition to the peaks, which are must-sees on any travellers’ list, the Lucerne-Interlaken Express shouldn’t be neglected either,” he says. “The recognition of this journey as an independent premium panoramic route is not only testament to the magnificent scenery through which the train travels – from Lucerne to Interlaken and the Jungfrau Region – but also the high level of service on offer to passengers, which travellers will no doubt enjoy immensely.”
The Lucerne-Interlaken Express travels along a section of the renowned GoldenPass route and the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. A journey that takes under two hours across the Brünig Pass, passengers are exposed to incredible views of snow-capped mountains, at least five lakes of the deepest blue and raging waterfalls.
For more information on the Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Travel System, visit www.myswitzerland.com/rail.