Wilhelm Tell Express with Lucerne and Lugano Hotel Accommodations

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What To Expect

Go on a tour of the beautiful towns of Lucerne and Logano with the Wilhelm Tell Express as your means of transport. Get the ultimate experience of riding a vintage paddle steamer across a romantic lake. Enjoy panoramic views of the Swiss ravines, cliffs, scenic villages, and historic landmarks as you ride the panorama cars of the Swiss Federal Railways.


  • Get the ultimate chance to enjoy some of Switzerland's most famous holiday destinations: Lucerne and Lugano

  • Travel around Switzerland through a vintage paddle steamer and the Swiss Federal Railways

  • Marvel at the impressive Old Town and its mountains during your overnight stay at Lucerne

  • Experience the Mediterranean life of Switzerland on your stay in Lugano


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Discover two of Switzerland's most attractive holiday destinations, Lucerne and Lugano! Visit these attractive tourist destinations comfortably by water and by land. Cruise down the calm waters of Lake Lucerne aboard an old steamboat to reach the Gotthard Railway. Ride the panoramic train to Bellinzona where you will be transferred to the Italian-speaking town of Lugano.


Day 1

Transfer by train (2nd class tickets) from any airport, border, or any destination in Switzerland to Lucerne. From the railway station, take a short walk to reach your hotel. Get a chance to explore around the well-preserved Old Town which boasts of its nice proximity to the river and the antiquated houses around it. Make sure to visit the famous Chapel Bridge where you can see more than 100 17th century pictures of saints from its roof and the Water Tower on your visit. Spend the night in Lucerne.

Day 2

After enjoying a warm breakfast in Lucerne, board a vintage paddle steamer or a diesel vessel and go on a 2 and a half hour cruise down to Fluelen through Lake Lucerne. Enjoy lunch at a first class restaurant (included in voucher) while you watch the picturesque bays, old villages, and historical landmarks.

After lunch, hop aboard the panoramic cars of the Swiss Federal Railways which will take you to your next destination, Bellinzona. During the thrilling train ride, marvel at the sight of the Reuss Valley and its dangerous ravines and steep cliffs. Pass through various tunnels as well as the Gotthard Tunnel, a 15.003 kilometer-long tunnel. Be inspired as you see several more horseshoe tunnels, bridges, and galleries that have all been made my men several decades past.

Arrive in Ticino where you will pass through the Leventina Valley, a pathway that will take you to Lugano for an overnight stay.

Day 3

Enjoy your breakfast in your Lugano hotel before going around the town. Explore the Mediterranean paradise that is Lugano. See the town's unique boutiques, antiquated houses, historical monuments, pavement cafes, bustling bars, and walk around its steep cobblestone streets that reach untilt he edge of the lake.

After a day full of fun physical activities, return to the airport, border, or your next holiday destination via train.


  • 2nd class rail ticket from Switzerland border/airport to Lucerne

  • 2nd class rail ticket from Lucerne to Lugano

  • 2nd class rail ticket from Lugano to Switzerland border/airport

  • 50% off on most trains, boats, buses, and mountain railways between Day 1 to 3.

  • Overnight stay with breakfast in Lucerne

  • Overnight stay with breakfast in Lugano

  • Wilhelm Tell Express seat reservation

  • Swiss Coupon Pass "2 for 1" Dine & Discover offers


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • The low season runs from April 7 to June 14, 2016 and October 1 to October 24, 2016.

  • The high season runs from June 15 to September 30, 2016.

  • Children 0-2.9 years old are free of charge.

  • Seat reservation is not included in the tour price for 0-2-year-old children, extra charges apply.

  • Please inquire for child prices for children ages 3 to 11.9

  • This tour takes approximately 3 days.

Swiss Coupon Pass Information

  • The Swiss Coupon Pass is valid until December 31, 2016.

  • One train ticket will be used for travel to various destinations in the itinerary. This will have to be validated on each day you use the train.

  • Coupons may be redeemed on the spot.

  • The Swiss Coupon Pass will not be included in the single person package as there is a minimum of 2 persons to avail of the pass' 2 for 1 offers.

  • At least two persons must consume when using the "2 for 1" offer. It is the lower or equally prices offer that is free of charge.

  • Coupons can be accumulated with other discounts, vouchers, or promotions. Swiss Coupon Passes cannot be accumulated.

  • The coupon must be mentioned when making a reservation / prior to ordering.

  • Only one coupon is accepted per table/group.

  • If only tap water is consumed, the partner is entitled to make a surcharge of CHF 5 per person.

  • Cashing out coupons entirely or partially is not possible.

  • The dates, programs, and prices are all subject to change.

  • The content of coupons is the responsibility of the partners, not the publisher.

  • City maps illustrated on the back of coupons are for orientation purposes.

  • Some coupons may only be redeemed per season.

  • Coupons may not be valid during special events (birthdays, weddings, etc.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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