2014 holiday highlights from Swiss public transport

Foto: Thomas Andenmatten

Foto: Thomas Andenmatten

 

Swiss Pass celebrate anniversary

When the Football World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, Switzerland will be among the 32 teams battling for top honours. But long before the tournament gets under way, the Swiss are already assured of being world champions – in train travel. The Swiss make more train trips then any other travellers on the globe, namely 2274 journeys per year per head of the population. And Swiss public transport also leads the way with its remarkable route network. This extends over 26,000 kilometres, including some 11,000 kilometres alone by PostBus and the routes covered by 148 ships on Switzerland’s scenic lakes.

 

The Swiss Pass – 25 years of success

The year 2014 marks a modern milestone in the history of Swiss tourism industry – the silver jubilee of the highly successful Swiss Pass. For the past 25 years this internationally exclusive all-in-one travel ticket has enabled visitors to Switzerland to explore the entire country rail, road and waterway. In January 1989, it was decided to offer the product to foreign visitors exclusively and give it the name to Swiss Pass. Since then it has been marketed internationally by the Swiss Travel System and obtainable from points-of-sale worldwide.

 

Heading for the heights with the Swiss Peak Pass. Swiss Travel System launches new ticket in 2014 unlimited travel up 8 scenic summits.

For those visitors to Switzerland who like heading for the heights, the Swiss Travel System is launching an exciting new offer in 2014 – the Swiss Peak Pass. In combination with the regular 4-day or 8-day Swiss Pass, the new ticket offers for a small surcharge the opportunity to travel up (and down) eight of Switzerland’s most scenic summits as often as the visitor wishes. The Swiss Peak Pass is valid from 1 January to 23 December 2014 on all the participating mountain railways. Holders will also benefit from all the attractions covered by the regular Swiss Pass.  

No fewer than eight of Switzerland’s most scenic summits await holders of the new Swiss Peak Pass in 2014 – the Allalin (Canton Valais), Brienzer Rothorn (Bernese Oberland), Cardada (Ticino), Corvatsch (Graubünden), Niesen (Bernese Oberland), Rochers-de-Naye (Canton Vaud), Säntis (Eastern Switzerland) and Stanserhorn (Lake Lucerne). The new ticket offers – for a modest supplement to the regular Swiss Pass – unlimited travel up all these impressive peaks. The cost is only CHF 29 (24 EUR) for fours days; or CHF 59 (49 EUR) for eight days. The Swiss Peak Pass is obtainable from all Swiss Travel System points-of-sale worldwide.

 

More information: www.swisstravelsystem.com/trade

 

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