Gotthard Panorama Express : Onboard

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Onboard

JOURNEY

  • Travel on Lake Lucerne (Lucerne - Flüelen or Flüelen - Lucerne) on board a nostalgic paddle steamer (sometimes operated by motor vessel)
  • Enjoy a train ride on the world-famous Gotthard route in state-of-the-art, air-conditioned first class panorama cars with large panoramic windows. 
  • Take spectacular photos in the photography coach, which has windows that open. This coach cannot be reserved. 

SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Views of Lucerne from the lake.
  • The train travels through steep ravines and cliffs of the Reuss Valley and through the historic 15km Gotthard railway tunnel.

RESERVATIONS

Seat reservations for the train can be done up to 90 days in advance prior to the travel date. There are no seat reservations required for the boat.

Swiss Travel Pass holders:

  • Swiss Travel Passes are valid for the entire journey (train & boat). Seat reservations are mandatory for the train which can be booked by Rail Europe & is an additional cost. There are no seat reservations required for the boat. 

Eurail Pass holders:

  • Eurail Passes that include Switzerland are valid for the train journey and provide a 50% discount on the boat journey. Seat reservations are mandatory for the train which can be booked by Rail Europe & are an additional cost. There are no seat reservations required for the boat. 

Open ticket holders (no rail pass)

  • Open tickets for both the train & boat and reservations for the train can be purchased through Rail Europe. Seat reservations are mandatory for the train & are an additional cost. There are no seat reservations required for the boat. 

CLASSES

First Class Panorama:

  • Comfortable leather seating on board the train Flüelen – Bellinzona/Lugano in air-conditioned panorama coaches with large panorama windows
  • Multilingual onboard route information

Historic Paddle Steamer

  • Travel on Lake Lucerne (Lucerne - Flüelen or Flüelen - Lucerne) on board a nostalgic paddle steamer (sometimes operated by motor vessel)
  • Open seating onboard (no assigned seats)
  • A restaurant is available on board, the cost of a meal is not included in the ticket price.