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William Tell Express

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Address: Werftestrasse 5 | Postfach 4265, Lucerne CH-6002, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 51 225 78 00
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 where we took the train to Bellinzona. This is the regular express train from Milan... More 

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Kernville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

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Madrid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 knew we were part of the tour. The spiral tunnels were so cool!

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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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. Food and drink were good and the service excellent. We chose to spend much of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was a highlight of our trip to Switzerland. The journey is spectacular for both its scenery and its engineering marvels. Well worth the slightly extra time to travel between Lugano (Bellinzano) and Lucerne.

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Thank ShakerFamily
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

On this trip to Switzerland, we did three of the panoramic train rides: William Tell Express, Glacier Express, and Bernia Express, and I booked the 1st class panorama window train cars on all 3. I do think there are external factors out of one’s control that can make or break the train ride. The first factor is weather and the... More 

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Tampa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

WE took this train because we were also going to Lake Como in Italy. But having done the trip, I would have rather just taken the regular train and not the William Tell Express. However, having said that ...I would like to try one of the other two scenic trains...people say those trips are terrific.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had already booked regular train travel from Lucerne to Locarno, but hearing of the William Tell Express decided to upgrade. I was a little sceptical of the price premium, but in retrospect, taking into account the food vouchers for the boat and the souvenir penknife, you're not really paying too much for the panoramic coach and the commentary. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We booked passage on the William Tell Express (in the gallery car) from Lugamo to Luzerne. It was pretty expensive, but the kind of activity you only do once in your life. We had two small girls with us (aged 3 and 11 months) and we really enjoyed the train ride. The boat was the highlight though. The food was... More 

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