Switzerland’s Glacier Express Train Unveils New 'Excellence' Class Complete With Panoramic Views of the Swiss Alps and 7-course Meals
There’s a whole new seating class and it’s downright luxurious.
This article originally appeared on Departures.com.
The Glacier Express—a route running between St Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland—is on more bucket lists than you could even imagine for a reason. Take a look at a map and you’ll realize why: It leads you straight through some of the best scenery in the Alps.
From the beginning, you’re dropped right into a snowglobe fairytale as both the St Moritz and Zermatt train stations are incredibly scenic. Along the eight-hour journey, you’ll spot Matterhorn, Oberalp Pass, and the Landwasser Viaduct. 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, travelers will be treated to a seven-course meal served alongside champagne, panoramic views, concierge service, and personal tablet use. The Excellence seats are capped at 20 passengers per ride. Prices for a one-way ticket are currently just under $700. But weigh the benefits: 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.
For more information on the new Excellence seats, head to the Glacier Express website.