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The Swiss Travel Pass to include World’s Steepest Cogwheel Train!

September 29, 2016 Destination Europe No Comments Print Print Email Email

Effective 1 Jan 2017, travellers to Switzerland can hop on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway as part of their Swiss Travel Pass experience.

Switzerland. get natural.  Pilatus (2120 m), panoramic summit in Central Switzerland. From Alpnachstad reachable by cog-wheel railway (photo) and from Kriens by gondola-lift and aerial cablecar. Schweiz. ganz natuerlich.  Pilatus (2120 m), Aussichtsberg in der Zentralschweiz. Erreichbar mit Zahnradbahn ab Alpnachstad (im Bild) und mit Gondelbahn und Luftseilbahn ab Kriens. Suisse. tout naturellement.  Le Pilate (2120 m), sommet panoramique de Suisse centrale. Desservi depuis Alpnachstad par funiculaire (notre vue) et depuis Kriens par telecabine et telepherique. Copyright by Switzerland Tourism              By-line:  swiss-image.ch/Philipp Giegel

Located near the historical city of Lucerne, the historical cogwheel ride is part of the Mount Pilatus experience, which includes the aerial panorama gondola from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg and the aerial cableway (aka Dragon Ride) – both of which will also be covered by the Swiss Travel Pass from 2017.

Agents are reminded that the Swiss Travel Pass provides travellers access to all of the country’s public transportation including trains, buses and boats, free admission to more than 500 museums and discounted excursions to the country’s most beautiful summits. As such, this new addition is much added value to Pass holders when visiting the popular Lucerne and Mount Pilatus.

In November, 10 lucky agents who have successfully completed the Swiss Superstar program and won spots on the year-end famil will experience the Pilatus cableways as part of their 7D/6N itinerary.

Over the week from 26 Nov – 2 Dec, they will enjoy visiting Christmas markets in Zurich, Basel and Montreux; explore the cities of Bern and Lucerne, hop on GoldenPass Panoramic train, ascend the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, and Mount Pilatus. The group will also enjoy a stunning international Gala night with other agents from India, Brazil, Japan, UAE, China & Singapore.

The winning agents include Kathy Thomaidis from MTA Travel QLD; Evaldas Savickas and Annwen Rowe from Flight Centre QLD; Angela Kaluzyn from Skilled Travel NSW; Andy Webber from Discovery Travel Centre NSW; Jennifer Mikkelsen from Travel Counsellors VIC; Selese Rowe from You Travel NZ; Janine Mallon from The Travel Brokers NZ; Brianna Rotteveel from Rail Plus and Kalinda Franklin from Rail Tickets The group will be hosted by Ingrid Kocijan, Manager Australasia for Rail Europe.

Agents are reminded that Rail Europe tickets including Swiss Travel Passes are distributed by Rail Plus, Rail Tickets, CIT Holidays and Infinity Rail in Australia. Visit www.raileurope.fr/wheretobuy for more details.


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