Glacier Express introduces Excellence Class

Brand-new Excellence Class of Switzerland’s Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train.

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Train lovers will now have the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious experience on board the brand-new Excellence Class of Switzerland’s Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train.

Already one of the most exclusive rail experiences in Switzerland and around the world where passengers travel across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels on an eight-hour journey between St Moritz and Zermatt, the Excellence Class was created in response to the many passengers’ requests for a top class luxury offering in terms of experience, service and quality.

The result of this project, which began in 2016, is two brand-new, 20-seater coaches boasting an incredibly lavish design concept and service that will now be a permanent addition to the Glacier Express.

Available for booking from December, the Glacier Express’ new Excellence Class promises passengers the highest level of comfort, guaranteed window seats, more space and a dedicated bar, the Glacier Bar.

In addition to being thoroughly spoilt throughout the journey by the spectacular views, passengers will also enjoy the personal concierge service on board, which includes luggage service in a dedicated lockable Excellence Class section, in-depth knowledge of the route, all-day catering and a regional five-course meal including accompanying wines.

Glacier Express' Excellence Class Glacier Bar
Glacier Express’ Excellence Class Glacier Bar

According to Switzerland Tourism’s Director for Australia and New Zealand, Mark Wettstein, the Glacier Express Excellence Class presents an incredible opportunity for luxury seekers to enjoy the best of Switzerland in the comfort of their seats by the oversized window.

“Journeying from one iconic point to another passing through many quaint villages and endless picture-book-like landscape, all the while being pampered on board with the oversized seats, a five star dining experience, a selection of top range beverages at the coach’s very own bar and a concierge service – it’s definitely an exclusive experience that shouldn’t be missed!”

The Glacier Express will start operating its Excellence Class from 2 March, 2019. Travellers should note that seat reservations (CHF450) must be made and added to their corresponding First Class ticket or Swiss Travel Pass.

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