Swiss Travel System AG
Switzerland boasts a wealth of extraordinary locations, but also the world’s densest public transport network. What do trains, buses and boats have to do with MICE, you wonder. Well, more than you think.
Public transport is the easiest way to get around Switzerland. Comfortable and punctual connections ensure a seamless travel experience – from any airport or border station or from neighbouring countries. Connections are always assured: Even at 3,800 metres a.s.l. Thus, the journey to your meeting is easy and comfortable. Not to mention the stunning views along the way. But how about making the trip even more efficient? An unforgettable experience? Move around without losing valuable time and hold your meeting in one of the charter trains or boats.
Apart from excellent comfort, sitting coaches offer perfect working conditions while travelling. In 1st class, the stage is set for a productive and scenic journey. Sitting coaches can be added to the train as extra coaches, combined with other coaches or deployed as a special train. Perfect for larger events with a capacity of up to 1,200 people.
Lake Lucerne Cruises
The gorgeous natural setting of the Lake Lucerne area has inspired many great minds – Friedrich Schiller and Mark Twain among others. Associates or business partners are literally brought on board the same boat here. Participants benefit both from creative brainstorming aided by the beautiful backdrop and from ideal accessibility in the immediate vicinity of Lucerne station.
Red Arrow “Churchill”
This legendary train was specially designed to mark the occasion of the Swiss National Exposition in 1939. It owes its nickname to the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), who travelled across Switzerland on this train in 1946. The Red Arrow “Churchill” train can accommodate 110 guests and is fitted with 28 tables as well as the technical equipment needed.
“Salon suisse” Saloon Coach
Many people know that Switzerland’s Federal Council travels to state receptions in the “Salon suisse” saloon coach. However, you can also book the saloon coach for up to 34 people for your business travel. It is equipped with the latest technology, so you can enjoy an unparalleled travel experience.
Luggage Services and Group Reservations
Focus on your partners and guests while the Swiss Federal Railway takes care of your luggage. Groups of 10 or more persons can take advantage of an express service that will transport their luggage between any two addresses in Switzerland, including Zurich Airport, for a flat fee. Seat reservation for groups travelling by public transport is just as easy — and free of charge. Your meeting might come to an end at some point, but the experience continues. Don’t miss out and encourage your customers to extend their stay in Switzerland and enjoy it to the fullest along the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
On this tour, you will enjoy all of Switzerland’s proverbial beauty: peerless panoramic trains, impressive mountain scenery, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, majestic glaciers and, of course, pure Swissness. One thing is certain: you won’t miss any highlights on this round trip. Point of departure and destination of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland are freely selectable. Stages, direction, and duration of the tour – entirely your own choice! Do you like a sight along the route and want to take a closer look? Just hop off the train at the next station. Do you fancy spending another day in a city or climbing a mountain top? Feel free! All Swiss premium panoramic trains are also part of this tour. However, you can also ride them individually.
The GoldenPass Express redefines the travel experience between Interlaken and Montreux. The new travel class “Prestige” offers plenty of privacy, maximum comfort and an exceptional culinary offering. Guests in Prestige can make themselves comfortable on the luxurious and heated leather seats, which can be rotated 180 degrees by train attendants upon request.
Swiss Travel Pass
The key for the entire public transport system is the Swiss Travel Pass. A ticket that entitles you to unlimited travel by train, bus and boat – including premium panoramic trains as well as public transportation in more than 90 towns and cities. Plus, you get free admission to more than 500 museums nationwide.
Premium panoramic trains
Switzerland’s panoramic train routes (such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express) are among the most beautiful rail routes in the world. They are part of the country’s heritage and history. They pass through the most majestic mountain scenery, idyllic valleys and villages; along crystal-clear lakes and ice-blue glaciers. The panorama trains of Switzerland embrace happy harmony between high-tech and heavenly nature. It’s a captivating combination which never fails to fascinate.
Glacier Express Excellence Class
Fancy a special, even more luxurious ride? Then the Glacier Express Excellence Class is perfect for you. With only 20 seats it’s very exclusive and ideal for individual travellers and small incentive groups. In addition to guaranteed window seats and concierge services, you will be treated to an exclusive 5-course menu. A rail journey through the Swiss Alps has never been so luxurious.
Make your next event more sustainable
Switzerland has firmly established herself as a preferred MICE destination, in part because of the excellent public transport options. Join thousands of other satisfied meeting organizers and consider making your next event in Switzerland even more convenient and sustainable, either by adding public transport to your itinerary or by holding your next event on one of the luxurious trains or boats.
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