Posted: 12/11/2021 08:15:01 AM
Prestige Plus members of the Bank of New Hampshire are traveling again after a nineteen-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alpine lakes and scenic trains of Switzerland and northern Italy were the destination of the first trip, and it didn’t disappoint.
The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world; from mountain peaks 7,000 feet above sea level to many beautiful glacial lakes, every day had a new “wow” moment. The Zermatt ski resort was a highlight of the trip. Zermatt does not have any petrol or diesel vehicles in the village. You reach the village by train and set off on foot or by electric cart to your hotel. The village is quaint and small. The Matterhorn can be seen rising from the village as a focal point wherever you go.
Cindy Salta, vice president – prestige plus officer of the Bank of New Hampshire, said: “I couldn’t help but take pictures from my hotel room balcony and as I strolled around. the village of Zermatt. The Matterhorn is the most photographed mountain in the world and it is simply breathtaking.
Another highlight of the trip was the city of Lucerne. From Lucerne, the group made their way to the top of Mount Pilatus on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, past alpine meadows where cows grazed and striking rock faces climbed by expert hikers. Mount Pilatus rises 7,000 feet above sea level and the 360 degree views from the top were spectacular. Al Lacroix, a guest from Williston, Vt, said: “The visit to the top of Mount Pilatus was the highlight for me. If we didn’t do anything else it was worth the whole trip for me. It was beautiful.”
The trip centered around the luxury train journey that Switzerland is famous for. The beautiful Swiss countryside seen from the first class wagons was amazing. The group crossed Switzerland on the famous Glacier Express train from Zermatt to St. Moritz, known as the most beautiful scenic journey through the Swiss Alps, then through the only Swiss railway to cross the Alps through glaciers. from the Bernina Pass aboard the Bernina Line, on the UNESCO-listed Rhaetian Railway from St. Moritz to Tirano, Italy. The last days of the trip were spent in Lake Maggiore, Italy, visiting picturesque villages, eating pasta, tasting local wine and cheese, and relaxing with a view of the beautiful Lake Maggiore by the lake. .
Bank of New Hampshire operates a professional travel club for the benefit of Prestige Plus customers. To learn more about the Bank of New Hampshire Prestige Plus program, contact Cindy Salta, Vice President, Head of Prestige Plus, at 603-527-3901 or [email protected]