Rail Europe, Switzerland Tourism Offer Swiss Bliss Deal
Rail Europe Inc., Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System are teaming up this summer to offer the Swiss Bliss Deal, inviting all travelers to take advantage of the outdoors and explore Switzerland. The Swiss Pass is an inexpensive way to experience the country by allowing unlimited travel on all trains, boats and postal buses which make up the Swiss Travel System. It is particularly convenient for families, as kids up to 16 years of age always ride for free when accompanied by a parent and all Swiss Pass holders get free access to more than 400 museums in Switzerland. Prices on the four-day Swiss Pass start at $361 in first class and $241 in second class. The Swiss Bliss Deal is available for purchase from July 15 through July 21. Travel must take place from Aug. 1 through Nov. 30.
The Swiss Bliss Deal includes limited-time offers on special value-added components with a purchase of the Swiss Pass. Passengers who purchase the Swiss Pass through Rail Europe will also receive roundtrip tickets for up to 50 percent off the regularly reduced Swiss Pass holder one-way fare on the mountain railways or cable cars that carry passengers to the Swiss mountain peaks of Titlis, Pilatus, Schilthorn, Stanserhorn and Rocher de Naye; one free fast baggage voucher, which is valid for the transfer of one bag per person one way between most train stations in Switzerland (certain restrictions apply); 20 percent discount from Victorinox on luggage at the Victorinox/Swiss Army stores in Geneva or Basel, Switzerland and New York, N.Y., valid on all purchases made from July 22 through Nov. 30; and a detailed map of Switzerland created by National Geographic Traveler.
Switzerland Tourism recently named 2010 an official hiking year and outlined 32 trails for travelers to discover some of the world’s finest backdrops. In an effort to promote an active lifestyle, many of the highlighted routes are geared toward families and beginner level hikers. However, the country also offers numerous rigorous trails for more experienced outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, call 888-382-7245 or visit www.agent.raileurope.com.