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Simplon Pass and Tunnel

Brig, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Brig
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Simplon Pass was yet another spectacular mountain pass in Switzerland. Our day trip took us up over the Nufenen Pass (via Nufenenstrasse from Airolo) then down the beautiful (postcard perfect) Rhone Valley to Brig, up over the Simplon Pass (much prettier than going through the Simplon tunnel) into Italy. We traveled in September 2013. As we drove over the Nufenen... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

loved the views from up the mountain but you do need a clear day to appreciate it, we travelled by the local post bus which you also get free wi fi on

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Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great view over the Valais vallee. Choose the pass over the tunnel. The road is excellent on the Swiss side. This pass is convenient to get to the Centovalli (Hundert Vallees) from Domodossola to Locarno.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went over the pass by coach so luckily didn't have to drive round all the bends. The views are fantastic as are most of the views in the mountain areas of Switzerland. Haven't experienced the Simplon Tunnel as it caters for the train.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you're travelling from Valais to Italy or other way during winter season the Simplon car train is the best choice and interesting experience. 20 kilometres in absolute dark narrow tunnel. But you avoid all these dangerous passes and save your time and nerves. Check the schedule in prior. If it is busy time you'd better come 45 minutes before... More

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful way to travel. Highly recommended. Views of the Alps amazing with snow covered peaks towering above you.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great motorway with extraordinary views. Some atmospheric restaurants/bars along the side to enjoy the view with a drink. Definitely stop at Eggen (Egga) for a 3-4 hour hike to a rather unknown glacier but very nice one.

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Haifa, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first time bringing our car on a train. Very cool and highly recommended :) We were on our way to Italy so it all worked for us and even the price wasn't too steep.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Coming North from Italy from the lakes, a fantastic drive through gorgeous Alps past old stone cottages and classic Swiss clean architecture, you can stop at the peak, walk and photo, then on the way to Brig, stop at the wonderful Hotel Canterwald, there Henry and Karen taking over from their parents serve the best coffee ever plus the world's... More

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Washington
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173 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a short distance out of Brig, where we made base for a few days. It is amazing to see the road constructed up the mountain. It had several construction areas that even big trucks have to fit through what seemed impossible confined spaces. We only wish there were more pull outs to look down the valley & village.... More

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