A great experience of history comes alive: The journey leads from Lugano along the historic Gotthard panoramic route to Lucerne. Welcome to the original Switzerland! Starting at Lugano, the journey takes travelers from the Mediterranean south right through the heart of Switzerland – and the Gotthard tunnel built in 1882 – over die Alps towards the north. En route, the church of Wassen can be seen from three different angles. Thanks to the bold railway layout with its many loop tunnels it has become world-famous. On a steamboat, passengers seamlessly continue via Flüelen across Lake Lucerne. Many locations steeped in history such as the Rütliwiese, the Schillerstein and Tell Chapel greet guests with their original Swiss charms. In the evening, Lucerne harbor, located right next to the famous Chapel Bridge welcomes the travelers.

  • 4 night accommodation at 3* or 4* hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Rail ticket in economy class: airport–Lugano–Lucerne–airport including up to 50% reduction on additional selected transport services (mountain railways, trains, buses
    and boats)
  • Cruise on board one of Lake Lucerne’s vintage paddle steamers
  • Seat Reservation on the Gotthard Panorama Express from Lugano to Lucerne
  • Swiss Coupon Pass

Not included: Flights – optional excursions – meals – local city tax to be paid on the spot- travel insurance – anything not mentioned in the above “inclusions” section.

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DAY 1 LUGANO


Arrive in Switzerland; onward rail transfer to Lugano. This charming city lies in the bay of a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. The town piazzas, and blooming flowers in the lakeside Belvedere Gardens invite you to relax and unwind.
Accommodation: Lugano for 2 nights
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DAY 2 LUGANO


Breakfast at the hotel. Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Why not take the boat across the lake to the picturesque fishing village of Gandria and have lunch at one of the beautiful rustic grottos? Explore the winding, cobbled streets before returning by boat to Lugano (optional $). (B)
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DAY 3 GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS


Breakfast at the hotel. Then travel along the old Gotthard Route from the Mediterranean south to the traditional heart of Switzerland, finishing with a lake cruise across Lake Lucerne. From Lugano by train via Bellinzona and on through the 15 km long “old” Gotthard tunnel and then down to Flüelen. End your journey with a leisurely cruise on board one of Lake Lucerne’s vintage paddle steamers for a panoramic 2½ h cruise. Take in the amazing scenery all around you, from the imposing mountain peaks to the forest covered shores, all reflected in the crystal clear water. (B)
Accommodation Lucerne for 2 nights

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