Exploring Switzerland by Train, Bus and Boat
The way of traveling that is as exciting as it is relaxing. Swiss public transport carries travelers away to the most fascinating panoramic routes, the most beautiful mountain summits and the most romantic boat tours.
In a unique combination of boat and train, the Gotthard Panorama Express links two of the most attractive regions of Switzerland: Ticino and Central Switzerland. A leisurely cruise across Lake Lucerne is followed by a 1st class panoramic train ride rich in variety on the historic Gotthard route to Bellinzona or Lugano in the Mediterranean Ticino
After passengers have changed from the boat to the 1st class panoramic train in Flüelen, the train traverses the Urner Reuss Valley. At Wassen, the railway line makes a double loop. This part of the route is famous for passing the beautiful church of Wassen, situated on a slightly elevated spot.
On the southern side of the Gotthard massif, after the Riviera Valley, the three imposing castles of Bellinzona come into view – the Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro. The castles were built in the 15th century by the Dukes of Milan and together comprise a unique UNESCO World Heritage site.