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Wilhelm Tell Express

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May 21, 2018
“Now the Gotthard Express”
Oct 7, 2018
“Violated”
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Werftestrasse 5, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just came from the Annual Congress for ophthalmologist in Vienna called The ESCRS and it was our first time here in Lucerne. We were on our second day today. We only had good experiences from our hotel accommodation at Hotel Schweizerhof...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank udascoeye
Reviewed May 21, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed May 7, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Talene P
Reviewed September 22, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank sm05060
Reviewed August 13, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank AMP0907
Reviewed June 17, 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

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank motAlamo
Reviewed May 8, 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
Reviewed September 5, 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.

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank bdcsw1
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