Experience some of Switzerland’s most legendary sights and stories
Like the legendary William Tell, this trip really hits the mark for travelers in search of breathtaking scenery and truly fun travel through Switzerland via both land and water. Travelers who board the William Tell Express will enjoy a leisurely, gourmet lunch as they begin their journey with a three-hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne.
A seamless transfer follows the boat ride to a panoramic train trip that begins at Fluelen, winds its way through the impressive Reuss Valley, and ultimately climbs through St. Gotthard range and through the Gotthard railway tunnel—a civil engineering marvel. After exiting the tunnel, passengers arrive in Ticino, and then travel through charming, pretty villages on the way to Bellinzona. From there, they can opt to travel to Locarno or Lugano. There’s even the option of doing the complete trip in the reverse direction. The William Tell Express operates year round, with reservations required for the entire journey.
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Travel by lake steamer across Lake Lucerne.
From the palms of Ticino to the Alps.
Panoramic views as expansive as they are impressive.
Included in the price of your ticket is a meal in the restaurant on board the lake steamer.
Pristine and lovely Lake Lucerne.