The Taste of Gotthard Panorama Express links two of Switzerland’s most attractive regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino. It starts in Italian-speaking Lugano with its Mediterranean climate, palm trees and glittering blue lakes. After journeying by train to Flüelen, enjoy an unforgettable cruise aboard a vintage paddle steamer as you glide into Lucerne.
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage
Castles of Bellinzona
Spectacular view of the Bürgenstock
Surrounded by snow covered mountains
Itinerary – Taste of Gotthard Panorama Express
Flight or rail from the UK to Zürich and 2nd class rail transfer to Ticino’s capital, Bellinzona. Visit one of the three historic castles surrounding Bellinzona. All of them have the UNESCO World Heritage Site label and offer great views across the valley. The closest castle is the ‘Castello Grande’ which can be reached by lift from the town centre.
Board an intercity train that will take you on the Gotthard route through to Flüelen. Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise on board of Lake Lucerne’s steam or motor ships crossing this conglomeration of four lakes from East to West. Gaze at the amazing scenery all around you from the imposing peaks of the surrounding mountains to lush meadows or forest covered shores. Overnight in Lucerne.
Short break along the historical Gotthard Panorama route before gliding across Lake Lucerne by boat.
From Prices per Person in £
Daily Departures: Gotthard Panorama Express runs 03 Jul – 15 Sep and at weekends 14 Apr – 23 Oct 2017. Outside of these dates, enjoy a journey on the same route but on one of the regional trains
Upgrade to 1st class
- Return flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold luggage and all taxes
- Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
- 2 nights’ accommodation in selected category
- Daily breakfast
- Local taxes
- Seat reservation (if applicable) on Gotthard Panorama Express
- Souvenir gift
- Digital Swiss Coupon Pass
- Travel documentation