Wilhelm Tell Express-S303

02 Nights / 03 Days



Lucerne | Lugano









Wilhelm Tell Express – S303


Day 1:

Arrival Lucerne Transfer by rail from the border, airport or any other destination in Switzerland to Lucerne. Short walk from the railway station to your hotel. Depending on arrival time, you will have the opportunity to discover the Old Town. Lucerne lies on the river Reuss, at the end of Lake Lucerne, framed by impressive mountains. The city has been a stronghold of tourism since 1840, thanks to the well-preserved Old Town with its Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Overnight in Lucerne.


Day 2:

Lucerne – Lugano with Wilhelm Tell Express The Wilhelm Tell Express links two of Switzerland’s most attractive regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. The trip starts in Lucerne as you board a nostalgic paddle steamer or diesel vessel and cruise to Flüelen on Lake Lucerne in about 2,5 hours. While you enjoy lunch (19.- CHF lunch voucher is included) in the first-class restaurant, you can watch tranquil bays, picturesque villages and historic landmarks such as the Rütli and the Tellsplatte glide silently by on the starboard and port side. In Flüelen, only a few steps away from the pier, board the air-conditioned, first-class panorama cars of the Swiss Federal Railways. The trip continues through the awesome Reuss Valley with its deep ravines and precipitous cliffs. The world-famous Gotthard line swiftly climbs from 470 to about 1100 meters above sea level to finally enter the 15 kilometer long Gotthard tunnel in Göschenen, Europe’s most important north/south gateway. Countless spiral and horseshoe tunnels, galleries and bridges testify to the remarkable achievements of the men who built this masterpiece of civil engineering. Then, after the 10-minute tunnel passage, you’ll arrive in Ticino. In the Leventina Valley, the Wilhelm Tell Express crosses breathtaking cantilevered bridges and passes charming villages on its way to Bellinzona. Change here to continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.


Day 3:

Departure After breakfast you can have more time in Lugano and enjoy the city and it`s surroundings before you head back by rail to the airport/border or on to your next holiday destination. Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland‘s third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

Tourcode: FI.104 Bernina Express Double Single Triple Supplements
Price per person in CHF Low High Low High Low High  
3* Hotel 566 580 662 675 544 549  
4* Hotel 655 666 821 828 598 612  
Price per child in CHF 3* Hotel 4* Hotel      
0 – 2.9 Years FOC FOC      
3 – 5.9 Years 140 166      
6 – 11.9 Years 191 234      
12 – 15.9 Years 285 349      

Low season: 07.04.- 14.06.2015 and 01.10.- 26.10.2015 / High season: 15.06. – 30.09.2015. For children from 0 – 2 years the seat reservation is not included, extra charges apply.

Our Price Includes:

  • Swiss Card 1st class border/airport  –  Lucerne  –  Lugano – border/airport
  • 1 x overnight stay with breakfast in Lucerne
  • 1 x overnight stay with breakfast in Lugano
  • Seat reservation on the Wilhelm Tell Express
  • Swiss Coupon Pass „2 for 1“ Dine & Discover offers

Good to know :

  • The only tour that combines a lake cruise and a panorama train in one journey.
  • Use the Swiss Coupon Pass for a 2 for 1 City Tour Lucerne and Lugano as well as an entrance to Swissminiatur including lunch.

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