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Travel Classics International 2016

Bern and Lucerne, Switzerland
May 18-22, 2016


Swiss Travel System and Gotthard Base Tunnel Innovation
May 22-25, 2015

With the opening of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel in December 2016 Switzerland's famous transportation system will add the world's longest tunnel to its achievements. On this trip, discover what the challenges were, constructing this engineering marvel and see, how security is ensured on the North-South Axis of the Swiss railway system by visiting the control center and talking to experts. Experience the modern technology first hand by visiting the tunnel and get to know the history and relevance of this major crossroad of Europe by traveling through the Alps!
May 22 Gotthard: Historic Gotthard train route to Andermatt, tour on historic transit route
Overnight: TBA
May 23 Biasca: Infocenter about the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Control Center SBB
Overnight: TBA
May 24 Erstfeld: Visit Gotthard Base Tunnel - the longest train tunnel in the world, boat ride to Lucerne
Overnight: TBA
May 25 Transfer to airport
Photo: Tourism Switzerland
Photo: Tourism Switzerland
Pre and post spouse/guest fee is $200 per day, payable to Switzerland Tourism.
Media is complimentary.

For questions and reservations, contact:
    Ursula Beamish-Mader
    Manager Media Relations North America
    Switzerland Tourism
    480 University Ave, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
    phone: 416-695-3496 / cell: 647-899-4094 / fax: 416-695-2774
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