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Address: Werftestrasse 5, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
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Adelaide, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 way, there is the farewell to the mountains and the invitation of the city of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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 feel we were "dumped" in Bellinzano and left to finish the last leg of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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 included 19CF per person in the restaurant. The restaurant was okay, service wasn't very good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

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 down Lake Lucerne, with views of Mount Pilatus. There is a spot for travellers with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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 to see Switzerland from a different perspective. Some people were doing the round trip which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 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 on the boat. The scenery was terrific all along the way. You also learn how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 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 also included 2 x19 chf meal vouchers which you could spend on any thing in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Enjoyed the spacious first class dining room with great food and super service. Very helpful staff and commentary in French, German and English

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked the Wilhelm Tell Express “premium service” for a journey between Luzern and Lugano. Based on some reviews, this was supposed to be a great adventure. It is difficult to understand how people can enjoy this. Beware that if you don’t have a “First Class” Swiss or rail pass, for the premium service, you will have to pay to... More 

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