Toblerone. Zermatt. Lucerne. Geneva. Lindt. When visiting the land of cheese and chocolate, it’s hard to know where to start.
However, Switzerland’s Glacier Train just made that decision a little easier (for luxury lovers), introducing a ‘beyond first class’ carriage, so that the ‘ballers’ of the world can spoil their lovers in even swisher style.
For those that aren’t accustomed to wearing a Tag Huer by day and an Omega by night, The Glacier Express is a coveted route running between St Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland and is on more bucket lists than Thailand’s Mai Khao beach.
One squiz at the surrounds shows why: it cuts through some of the best scenery in the Alps, starting (and ending) in a scenic station, with a leisurely eight-hour journey traversing Matterhorn, Oberalp Pass, and the Landwasser Viaduct in between.
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As reported by Departures, “While the views are beautiful from the existing second and first class seats, the operator is adding a whole new class for some added luxury: Excellence Class.”
“In the new ticket level, travellers will be treated to a seven-course meal served alongside champagne, panoramic views, concierge service, and personal tablet use.”
Also, “The Excellence seats are capped at 20 passengers per ride (and) prices for a one-way ticket are currently just under $700,” (Departures).
Pricey? Sure. But—as Departures points out—when you consider that this gets you a world-class dinner and drinks, unbeatable views, and personal space on an eight-hour journey via what’s technically considered public transportation, it might just be worth the cost…