An offer like this is almost indescribable, but we’ll try. Imagine a pristine alpine haven where you can ski, hike, snowboard and go on dogsled rides through some of the most scenic outlooks in the world. Where the world’s highest toboggan run is waiting to whisk you through one glacier vista after another at speeds of up to 25 mph. Where else can you see 24 snow-capped mountain giants including Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, the Matterhorn, Grand Combin and even Mont Blanc ? Where else can you walk between two peaks on a beautifully engineered suspension footbridge that leads to a summit station with a restaurant where you pinch yourself to make sure it’s all real ? And where you are aware of every breath you take, not just because you can see your breath, but because you can’t believe how alive you feel ? Only here. This is Glacier 3000.
- The Glacier 3000 Pass offers alpine adventure for all !
- Children under 4 travel for free.
Glacier 3000 : Elevate your expectations of an excursion.
- Roundtrip travel from Col du Pillon to Glacier 3000 by cable car.
- Peak Walk by Tissot : suspension footbridge of 107m/351ft length, open year-round, free of charge.
- Includes Ice Express Chairlift, Glacier Walk and Fun Park.
- Discounted fares are from Col du Pillon to Glacier 3000 when traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card and Eurail Pass that includes Switzerland, please refer to the type of pass you have when selecting your tickets.
- Eurail Pass holders and Swiss Half Fare Card holders will need to purchase an additional ticket for the postal bus from Gstaad or Les Diablerets to Col du Pillon. (Les Diablerets is 3/4 mile from Col du Pillon).
- All child rates are valid for children ages 6 -15.
- Children under 6 are free.
- Children traveling with a Swiss Family Card are free when they travel with a parent or guardian that is traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. Where noted below, please indicate the number of children that are NOT covered by the Swiss Family Card. Note : these children will be required to purchase a ticket.
- Train tickets and the Swiss Transfer ticket are not valid for rail pass discounts.
- Exchange voucher for actual ticket within 6 months of date of issue with cashier at the valley station in Col du Pillon.
- Tickets are valid for six months from date of purchase.
- Cable car operates daily every 20 minutes to summit station Glacier 3000 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. (Travel time : 15 minutes).
- Prices are subject to change.
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. Are Family Passes available ?
- Yes. Some passes offer discount for families.
- Swiss Passes offer a Swiss family card which offers free travel for children (aged from 6 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a parent.
- In Great Britain, the BritRail Pass which offers free travel for children (aged 5 to 15 years old) when they are travelling with a full fare adult or a Senior Pass holder. The Great Britain Heritage Family Pass is also available for 2 adults who are travelling with up to 3 children.
- Families can benefit from saver options which are offered by many passes. Children aged 4 to 11 travel at half of the adult fare when they are on the Family Pass.
Q. How to make a booking for two passengers who do not want to share a compartment ?
A. You have to book 1 passenger at a time and select single compartment.
Q. Do ICE trains have a catering service ?
A. Yes. ICE trains have a Bordbistro and/or a Bordrestaurant. You have a variety of breakfast menus and main dishes. The menu often offers German and regional specialities which are freshly prepared. The Bordbistro has snacks and a wide selection of drinks. If you are travelling in First class on board ICE trains, you can have your meal delivered at your seat.
Q. What is our policy regarding refunds, exchanges and cancellations ?
A. -Validated tickets or passes are not refundable or replaceable if lost or stolen. Unused tickets or passes can be refunded if the holder has subscribed to the Rail Protection Plan insurance. A minimum of 15% cancellation charge will apply.
- The amount of the refund will depend on the type of fare. Each ticket has a refund policy. For more information about Passes and packages, please read the terms and conditions.
- In Europe, when a reservation (if refundable) was made, the tickets need to be stamped as "NOT USED" before the departure of the train for a refund.
- For holders of tickets and passes with no reservation, tickets must be stamped on the first day of validity for a refund.
- Refunds regarding Night trains may vary. For example, reservation should be done 24 hours before depature of a Night train to benefit from a 85% refund.
- To receive refunds, the proper documents need to send to the issuing office withing 6 months of the issue date of the pass. For tickets and reservations documents must be sent within 60 days.
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Q. What is the main difference between Business Premier, Standard Premier and Standard Classes on the Eurostar between London and Paris or Brussels ?
Eurostar offers two types of First class (Business Premier and Standard Premier) and one type of Second class (Standard class).
- Eurostar Business Premier includes priority express check-in at a dedicated ticket desk, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, Wi-Fi Internet access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travellers, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.
- Eurostar Standard Premier includes comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.
- Eurostar Standard class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.
Q. Is a seat guaranteed when someone has a First Class ticket ?
A. -No. A First Class ticket only allows you to board a train. You need to have a reservation to be guaranteed of a seat on the train.
- Please note that some First Class tickets can included a reservation for a seat on a train.
Q. Does the name of a passenger which has been printed on his pass need to be exactly the same as printed on his passport ?
A. Yes. The name on the passport must be the same as the name printed on the Rail Pass. If this is not the case, the train manager can seize the Rail Pass to avoid any fraudulent use.
Q. What are the main differences between a Eurail Global Pass and a Eurail Select Pass ?
A. - Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited travel in first class coaches throughout 23 European countries. You can choose to travel from 15 consecutive days to 3 months or else 15 flexible days within a 2 month period. The Eurail Global Pass includes bonuses.
- Eurail Select Pass offers unlimited travel in 3 to 5 bordering countries in Europe. Bonuses are included.
Q. What are the differences between First class and Second class ?
A. - First class has fewer seats thus allowing more legroom and space. Seats are usually larger and can recline. Other services are available for free. For better comfort on long journeys, First class is preferred.
- Second class has more seats, with less legroom but they are usually 50% cheaper.
Q. Are accomodations on overnight trains costly ?
A. The price depends on the ticket, the type of train, the choice of sleeping compartment. Just like day trains, prices on overnight trains will vary depending on the choice of services, quality of comfort and travel distance.