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William Tell Express

Werftestrasse 5 | Postfach 4265, Lucerne CH-6002, Switzerland
+41 51 225 78 00
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Gotthard Panorama

If this is the same trip I can highly recommend it. We travelled from Lucerne to Fluelen by boat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Western Australia
New train name is Gotthard Panorama Express with worst experience in Swiss Trip

Train company is a cheat - what's bad, how they cheat customers - Had to pay 48 Frank for me and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Berlin, Germany
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Werftestrasse 5 | Postfach 4265, Lucerne CH-6002, Switzerland
+41 51 225 78 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If this is the same trip I can highly recommend it. We travelled from Lucerne to Fluelen by boat which was an absolutely delightful experience on a warm and sunny May day. The boat was comfortable and well appointed and not crowded. We then travelled...More

Thank Shirley39
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Train company is a cheat - what's bad, how they cheat customers - Had to pay 48 Frank for me and wife from Bellionzona till Fluelen, even when we had 15 days of Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class. This is reservation charge, seriously we paid...More

2  Thank VikramVI
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We took the William Tell to Weggis and picked up the cog railway to Mt Rigi there. A great trip! Beautiful views!

Thank hhstitches
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Wilhelmtell express Note : we travelled in Sep 2015! We traveled from Lucerne to Lugano. The first part was the boat trip. It is actually a regular ferry . We were given a reserved table in the top deck which was covered overhead and large...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We traveled in Sep 2008 on the Wilhelm Tell Express. Our plan was to go from Lucerne to Zermatt and so decided to experience the Wilhelm Tell Express from Lucerne till Bellanzano and then from their to Zermatt. It was an unique combination of a...More

1  Thank Ashish N
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The trip is advertised as if it is one dedicated train followed by a dedicated steamer. It is a bit more involved than that. Don't get put off before you read on - it is super but you need to know! We started from Lugano...More

14  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great trip. It starts with a train ride and then finishes with a boat trip. Well worth the money. The steam ship has an impressive view of the working steam engine. Great Trip!

1  Thank KernLodgeSue
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We travelled on the 1st class panorama cars, well worth the extra money the scenery was awesome, deep ravines, tunnels and bridges.

1  Thank Campbell D
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The time went so fast on this trip. Food was not very good on the boat as expected, but the scenery on the boat and train were stunning. The guide was not as attentive to our section of the train I don't even think she...More

1  Thank emaock
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We travelled by boat from Lucerne to Fluellen and were delighted by the experience. We had a refreshment voucher which we used to pay for breakfast. We were allocated a table in the First Class Salon which was ours for the duration of the journey....More

6  Thank PollyHerbert
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Bruce B
I would like to travel round trip Lucerne -Bellinzona on May 19 to May 21, 2017. How scenic is the train ride between lucerne and Bellinzona? What can we visit in Bellinzona and how much time should we allot? (The new Gotthard Panorama express that goes via Bellinzona and incluses a lake boat ride is not avialble until after JUly 2.
8 April 2017|
Response from WLifeMan | Reviewed this property |
All of Switzerland is scenic, but that is not as scenic as some places. The boat ride part of the trip is best part of the William Tell Express. The train trip part you might as well just take the reg. train down... More
We are looking at taking the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt with a nights stay in Zermatt. Then traveling to Lauterbrunnen My question is we want to have our main sent ahead to Lauterbrunnen and pick it up at the station there 2 days later. Has anyone sent their bag ahead and picked them up a few days later at an SBB station or can you point me to the right location to figure this out
12 March 2017|
Response from WLifeMan | Reviewed this property |
hopefully someone can answer that question as we didn't send ours ahead.
Karen H
Does William tell express operate in March (2017)? I think I read the boat does not operate until April
6 January 2017|
Response from WLifeMan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Karen, I only saw this today. My computer had a hard crash over the weekend. Anyway, I am not sure as they were talking about doing away with it. However, the train route still goes just not the boat part. The... More