Gotthard Panorama Express: Every bucket list points here.
Experience breathtaking Swiss scenery on an amazing Lucerne to Bellinzona and Lugano excursion. The 5-hour trip begins with a spectacular 2 1/2-hour boat ride on Lake Lucerne, by steamer, before seamlessly connecting to Swiss scenic rail. This panoramic journey begins at Fluelen, winds its way through the impressive Reuss Valley, and ultimately climbs through the St. Gotthard mountain range, and through the Gotthard railway tunnel — a civil engineering marvel.
Shortly after the tunnel, you arrive in Ticino to continue your journey through charming, quaint villages on the way to Bellinzona or Lugano. If you’d prefer, you can even opt to experience this route in the reverse direction!
First and second class seating options are offered for this route, and reservations are required for the entire journey. Audio presentations are available en-route to provide you with interesting facts and points of interest along the way. In addition, first class travelers have access to a multilingual travel guide.
The Gotthard Panorama Express. It doesn’t just link central Switzerland to its Mediterranean-like south; it combines the best of scenic rail in Switzerland with heavenly water views.
Weekend travel to Bellinzona begins April 14, 2017; Travel continues to Lugano on weekends Monday – Friday starting July 3.