Traveling to Switzerland in 2023? Your trip might be made all the more convenient thanks to the new GoldenPass Express Line, which stretches more than 71 miles between Montreux and Interlaken. The line opened in mid-December and is the first of its kind in terms of sustainability and engineering, linking two distinct regions of the country.
The GoldenPass Express Line is the culmination of more than 100 years of conception work, whisking travelers between Montreux and Interlaken in just more than three hours. There are more than a dozen stops along the way, though, for extra exploration as desired.
The train itself encompasses 23 carriages, split across first and second classes, with an extra Prestige class as well. Amenities include heated seats and a design facilitating the most scenic sightseeing experiences possible. As for its landmark engineering, the train features a variable gauge system that, for the first time, allows travelers to take one train only between the two regions, without switching to differing trains with differing gauge systems mid-journey.
This year, tickets for the GoldenPass Express Line will start at just less than $80 for a seat in second class. Advance ticket reservations are recommended for first and second class, while reservations are required for Prestige class.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
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With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
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