A sweet Swiss rail getaway that rivals the chocolate
Not only do the Swiss enjoy a stellar reputation for great chocolate, but their railway system is second to none as well. Just consider the recent upgrades to the SBB CFF FFS (the acronyms for the Swiss Federal Railways), resulting in shorter travel times, increased frequency (major departures run on the hour and the half-hour), and new and modernized trains.
And Switzerland’s comprehensive rail network includes its neighbors as well, so you can tag on an Italian adventure by high-speed train. You’ll breeze from Milan to Bern or from Zurich to Florence. Rather spend a romantic evening in France? The TGV Lyria lets you ski the early-morning slopes of Geneva, and savor a romantic dinner in Paris.
Then again, why not simply experience the pure, scenic beauty of Switzerland? The Glacier Express is an unhurried, 7+ hour panoramic journey from St. Moritz or Davos to Zermatt through the Alpine heartland. Or ride the GoldenPass Line, what many consider the quintessential Swiss treat. It travels the natural link between Central Switzerland and Lake Geneva, from historic Lucerne over the Brunig Pass, past flower-filled chalet windows, vineyards, and the majestic French Alps toward Montreux.
Now that’s sweet.
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