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Wilhelm Tell Express

Werftestrasse 5, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Now the Gotthard Express

From Lugano, we did the 2.5 hours train ride to Fluelen. We had 2 hours there to walk around and... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Robert L
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Delightful...

Buy a first class ticket to ensure you have access to both shade and rain protection when you are... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
JDLOA
,
Adelaide, Australia
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
21 May 2018
“Now the Gotthard Express”
28 Aug 2016
“Delightful...”
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Werftestrasse 5, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

From Lugano, we did the 2.5 hours train ride to Fluelen. We had 2 hours there to walk around and have a local lunch before returning to Lugano. Fabulous experience, luxury seats in first class, and the maitre'd made this a delightful trip with his...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Buy a first class ticket to ensure you have access to both shade and rain protection when you are seated outdoors. The trip from Lucerne to Fluelen provides a spectacular view of the mountains as the boat draws closer to them. Or coming the other...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazung way to see Lake Lucerne and its ports and water front. Truly memorable cruise with first class treatment . We were accompanied by a guide on the scenic train which was informative and again the Swiss Alps scenery is breathing. However, I...More

1  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend doing the Wilhelm Tell Express, the boat is very cute being a vintage paddle steamer, the panoramic views are incredible and the water is so still and peaceful. It's a 3 hour journey from Lucerne to Fluelen. We bought first class tickets that...More

2  Thank Talene P
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We got on this beautiful old paddle steamer in Lucerne. We had pre booked our tickets and had chosen a 1st class meal package. This allowed us to sit and have a meal and a few drinks while watching the beautiful scenery as we travelled...More

2  Thank sm05060
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

From Andermatt to Lucerne we could have taken a train all of the way to Lucerne. Instead we took the train only as far as Fluelen and then boarded the Wilhelm Tell Express to Lucern -- It was a good choice..It was a great way...More

1  Thank AMP0907
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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a two-hour train plus three-hour paddle-boat trip through the Swiss alps to go from Lozano to Lucerne. We paid to go first class and sit in the panoramic view car on the train and have a reserved table in the first class restaurant...More

5  Thank motAlamo
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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Jumped on the steam boat from Lucerne for a 2.5 hr cruise to Fluelen and onto a 3hr train to Logano. Loved to paddle steamer. We puchased our ticket from the rail office and with our 1st class swiss pass & paid 98 ch. This...More

5  Thank On_Hols_in_WA
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Loved this trip traveling in 1st class. Gorgeous boat, gorgeous food, gorgeous views. Wonderful to have Swiss rail hostess for train portion of trip to point out scenic aspects we might have missed.

6  Thank bdcsw1
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Enjoyed the spacious first class dining room with great food and super service. Very helpful staff and commentary in French, German and English

2  Thank Rupert L
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