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Swiss Rail Update: The Gotthard Panorama Express

Heartland Oberland Switzerland Ticino Train

June 8, 2017 by Andrea Szyper

Here is a notice for all of our Swiss Untour guests. As our Swiss Untour includes a Swiss Travel Pass that covers rail travel, guests spend much time exploring the best scenery by rail.

From 2017, the Wilhelm Tell Express will be replaced by the Gotthard Panorama Express (GoPEx). But as before, travelers will still be able to enjoy a journey of captivating contrasts – from Lucerne (by ship) over Lake Lucerne and by train along the spectacular Gotthard panorama route to Ticino.

Passengers will still be accompanied in the panorama railcar by a travel guide. Highlights will include special effects and attractions relating to the region, its many sights, mystique and mythology. A new option will be the possibility to make reservations online, including individual stretches of the Gotthard Panorama Express route.

The trip can be made in 1st class (panorama railcar) and also in 2nd class (normal railcar). 

Enjoy your time on the Swiss rails, and enjoy seeing the beauty of the Alps at leisure, with staff support, on a Swiss Untour in the Heartland, Oberland or Ticino.