What it lacks in speed, this “express” makes up for with the most varied travel experience imaginable.

The journey begins in Lugano, the sun-kissed southern side of the Alps. From there a panoramic train winds its way from 470 to 1100 metres above sea level, passing through the 15-kilometre nineteenth-century Gotthard Tunnel. Upon arrival at Flüelen the mode of transport changes – glide along Lake Lucerne, passing picturesque countryside and shores on board an historic steamer. Lunch can be purchased on board. As Lucerne’s quayside approaches in the distance, spot the famous mountains of Rigi, Titlis, and Pilatus.

This journey can also be booked in reverse.


Highlights of Gotthard Panorama Express

  • Three views of the church of Wassen via the loop tunnels en route
  • Learn about the history, myths and legends around Gotthard
  • The cruise across Lake Lucerne by steamboat
  • Pass the Rütli Meadow, which saw the founding of Switzerland in 1291, as well as the Schiller Stone and the Tell Chapel

Map Gotthard Panorama Express

Gotthard Panorama Express offers

Gotthard Panorama Express Vierwaldstaettersee

The Gotthard Panorama Express


5 Days / 4 Nights
From Lugano to Lucerne, travel through the history of Switzerland onboard one of Switzerland's premium panorama trains & steam boat

Gotthard Panorama Express

Taste of Gotthard Panorama Express


3 Days / 2 Nights
Discover the combination of a wonderful boat cruise and a scenic train ride to link Central Switzerland and sunny Ticino.


Scenic Rail Adventure


8 Days / 7 Nights
Discover the diverse regions and cultures of Switzerland on this 8-day tour

Additional information


We offer flights from major and regional airports in the UK to Switzerland with a wide range of airlines. Prices for air travel fluctuate depending on airline, availability and departure airport. Flight prices are lower the earlier you book.
All our package prices are based on an average flight price and are return from the UK in economy class with 1 piece of luggage included. We also book hand-luggage only fares on request.
Your package price may be lower than the ‘from prices’. Our consultants will help you with the most attractive flight options from your nearest departure airport.

Rail Transfers

All our packages include return transfers by rail from any Swiss airport or border railway station. Trains are a very comfortable way to travel in winter. Some resorts can only be reached by train. We also offer private transfers by car or minibus. When travelling with a group of people or with a lot of luggage private transfers are a convenient alternative. If booking private transfers, rail tickets and half fare card are not included.

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