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Win a memorable trip on Switzerland’s iconic Glacier Express

Win a memorable trip on Switzerland’s iconic Glacier Express

National Geographic Traveller have teamed up with Inntravel to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a memorable week-long holiday featuring Switzerland’s iconic Glacier Express

Inntravel, the Slow Holiday people, have spent over 30 years discovering Europe’s most beautiful corners, on and off the beaten track. As well as being the UK’s leading provider of self-guided walking and cycling holidays, they have recently introduced a new collection of SlowMotion journeys that complement the company’s ethos of taking time – slowing down – in order to see more.

Switzerland, of course, is a land of alpine drama and picture-postcard perfection, and is one of Inntravel’s best loved Slow Holiday destinations. The sumptuous scenery and spellbinding views – together with the precisely integrated Swiss travel network – make for a truly memorable travel experience, and Inntravel’s week-long Glacier Express holiday, featuring the ‘world's slowest express train’, is about as unforgettable as they come. This iconic ‘little red train’ shuttles unhurriedly between St Moritz and Zermatt through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges, averaging well under 30mph as it glides through untouched mountain landscapes amid truly captivating terrain.

 

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Highlights include views of the steep-sided Albula Valley as you cross the jaw-dropping Landwasser Viaduct; and the highest point on the route, the Oberalp Pass (2,033 metres), after which you perform a looping helter-skelter of switchback bends, feeling like a lazy mountaineer with your comfy seat and slice of cake. Add to this a stay in three charming four-star hotels, each in a glorious setting, and some very tasty alpine cuisine (the wines, too, are a delightful surprise), and you have the recipe for a week that you will wish could go on forever.

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The Prize

The winner and a companion will get to enjoy Inntravel’s week-long Glacier Express holiday by rail.

Worth £3,000, this prize includes rail travel, stays at three characterful four-star hotels on a half-board basis and return flights from the UK to Switzerland up to the value of £250 per person. Inntravel’s carefully compiled route notes are included, with self-guided walking options from each hotel. Available 18 June to 2 October 2016.

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Win a memorable trip on Switzerland’s iconic Glacier Express

Deadline: 16 June 2016 at 11.59pm GMT

Terms & Conditions

There is one prize consisting of a ‘Glacier Express in Summer’ holiday for two people with Inntravel. Details of the package may be viewed at https://www.inntravel.co.uk/holidays/Journeys/Switzerland/The-Glacier-Express

The prize includes: seven nights’ half-board accommodation (for two people sharing a room); return flights from the UK to Switzerland up to the value of £250 per person; rail travel within Switzerland and detailed documentation.

The prize does not include: travel arrangements between the prize winner’s place of residence and the chosen UK departure airport; the cost of any passports, visas or travel documentation required for the prize winner and guest to travel to Switzerland; travel insurance; personal spending money; or any food, drink or additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner. The prize winner and guest must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to travel to Switzerland. The flight component of the prize must depart from a UK airport.

The prize must be taken on or before 2 October 2016 and is subject to availability and normal Booking Conditions. These can be read at https://www.inntravel.co.uk/Plan-your-holiday/Booking-conditions

The prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and not redeemable for cash or any other prize.

The winner agrees that their name may be used in publicity material relating to the competition.

The prize draw is open to residents of the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.

The competition closes 16 June 2016 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will be drawn at random from valid entries received before this time. The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the competition closing.

The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, Inntravel, Orchestra or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families.

The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition