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'Peak’ your Interest in Switzerland with Travel Discounts from Rail Europe

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 19, 2016 – Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide, is offering travelers a discount when they purchase complementary Switzerland travel products that help them experience the scenic and mountainous country. Beginning today, in partnership with Switzerland Tourism and Swiss Travel System, Rail Europe offers travelers $50 off a booking that includes a 1st class Swiss Travel Pass and a mountaintop excursion.* Travelers will be able to experience Switzerland’s most majestic peaks, while Rail Europe can provide them with the inspiration and tools to get there by train.

Full promotion details include:

  • $50 off a booking that includes a 1st class Swiss Travel Pass (paper and e-pass) and a complimentary mountaintop excursion
  • Booking dates: April 19 – May 17, 2016
  • No travel date restrictions
  • Coupon code: SWISSPEAK50

The Swiss Travel Pass offers extensive travel and sightseeing options for travelers to create memorable adventures. Travelers with the pass will receive:

  • Extensive travel on the Swiss Travel System including rail, lake steamers, and postal buses
  • Access to Switzerland’s scenic trains, including the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, GoldenPass Line and Wilhelm Tell Express
  • Free travel on public transportation in 75 towns and cities
  • Free access to over 490 Swiss museums
  • Up to 50% discount on mountain railways and cable cars

Families can enjoy even more savings, as children under the age of 16 travel free with a parent or legal guardian. When traveling with children 6 to 15 years of age, simply request a free Swiss Family Card when booking your Swiss Travel Pass. Children under 6 do not require a rail pass or family card.

Discounted with the Swiss Travel Pass, travelers are recommended to add-on one of many can’t-miss mountaintop excursions in Switzerland. Peaks available to add onto one’s itinerary include Gornergrat, Jungfraujoch, Mt. Stanserhorn, Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Titlis, and Schilthorn/Piz Gloria. On these excursions, travelers will experience stunning views, great heights, nostalgic trams and cable cars, and more that make Switzerland stand apart from the rest of Europe.

Prices begin at $351 USD** for the 3-day 1st class electronic Swiss Travel Pass, and mountaintop excursion prices begin at up to 50% discount with a pass. To book, visit raileurope.com or call Rail Europe’s Contact Center.

Terms & Conditions:

*Subject to availability

*From April 19 through 5:00pm ET on May 17, 2016 or the first 250 bookings; whichever comes first, book one of the paper or electronic Swiss Travel Pass options in 1st class and any one of the eligible Swiss peaks (Gornergrat, Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, Mt Pilatus, Mt Stanserhorn, Mt Titlis, Schilthorn/Piz Gloria) in the same booking and enter coupon code SWISSPEAK50 during checkout on the delivery page to receive the $50 discount. The Swiss Travel Pass is pre-validated, therefore travellers are required to provide their first date of travel on the pass at time of purchase. The first date of validity must be within six months of date of issue. Offer excludes the Jungfrau Travel Pass. One coupon code per booking may be applied. No other coupon code discounts can be combined. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Melanie Albaric
Marketing & Communications Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 
914-681-7232
malbaric@raileurope.com

Laura Zanzal
Senior Account Supervisor
Zeno Group for Rail Europe, Inc.
212-299-8955
laura.zanzal@zenogroup.com