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Lucerne.

Between the lake and mountains.

Hemmed in by magnificent mountains, Lucerne sits prettily on the shores of Lake Lucerne. With its sights, souvenir and watch shops and enchanting lake location, the town is an unmissable stop on a journey through Switzerland for many travellers.

Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow holds a sacred place in Swiss history. The fabled setting of Friedrich Schiller's powerful drama William Tell, this is allegedly the spot where the cantons swore their Oath of Eternal Alliance in 1291.

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Tell Chapel

Tell Chapel

Nestled on the shore of Lake Lucerne, the Tell Chapel marks the spot where, according to legend, William Tell leapt from the boat of the Habsburg bailiff, Gessler.

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Flüelen -  all aboard the train

Flüelen - all aboard the train

Tucked into the southern corner of Lake Lucerne, the little harbour town of Flüelen is surrounded by the wildly romantic mountain scenery around Urner Lake.

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Wassen church

Wassen church

Visible from afar, the hilltop church of Wassen in the Urner Oberland is the crowning glory of the village at the foot of the Susten Pass. Together with the world-famous Gotthard loop tunnels, it is one of the region's most memorable sights.

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Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard.

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Leventina

Leventina

Leventina is unfairly known purely as a transit axis from the Gotthard to the South

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town.

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Locarno.

Switzerland's sun trap.

With almost 2300 hours of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 15.5°, Locarno is the warmest town in Switzerland. The mild Mediterranean climate nurtures a diverse range of flora and wildlife, and lends the town its unique charm and southern flair.

Accommodation in and
around Locarno.

Rise with the sun.

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Take the plunge in Switzerland's most modern waterpark and spa, just a few minutes' stroll from Rivera train station.

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Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro

The striking 1962 meter-high mountain lies precisely between Locarno und Lugano – and is famous for the Santa Maria degli Angeli church by architect Mario Botta, as well as popular ridge hike to the chuch from Monte Lema.

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Lugano.

Pure holiday feeling.

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

Lugano's local mountains.

Scenic excursions.

Palm Express.

A journey from glaciers to palm trees.

Terminus.

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Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

More about the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

More about the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

More about the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

More about the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

Swiss Museum of Transportation, Lucerne

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

More about the Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Rigi - queen of the mountains

Rigi - queen of the mountains

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi. The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience.

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Rigi - queen of the mountains

Rigi - queen of the mountains

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi. The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience.

More about Rigi
Rigi - queen of the mountains

Rigi - queen of the mountains

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi. The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience.

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Titlis

Titlis

High up at the summit there is only one season: winter. Titlis is the jewel in Central Switzerland's crown and the only glacier in the area. The 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains and Alpine meadows is nothing short of spectacular.

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Titlis

Titlis

High up at the summit there is only one season: winter. Titlis is the jewel in Central Switzerland's crown and the only glacier in the area. The 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains and Alpine meadows is nothing short of spectacular.

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Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

The journey is an adventure in itself, beginning with a nostalgic ride in a vintage funicular from 1893. The world's first double-decker cable car then whisks you effortlessly from Kälti station to the summit, where a breathtaking view of Lake Lucerne spreads before you.

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Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

The journey is an adventure in itself, beginning with a nostalgic ride in a vintage funicular from 1893. The world's first double-decker cable car then whisks you effortlessly from Kälti station to the summit, where a breathtaking view of Lake Lucerne spreads before you.

More about Stanserhorn
Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

The journey is an adventure in itself, beginning with a nostalgic ride in a vintage funicular from 1893. The world's first double-decker cable car then whisks you effortlessly from Kälti station to the summit, where a breathtaking view of Lake Lucerne spreads before you.

More about Stanserhorn
Panorama yacht Saphir

Panorama yacht Saphir

Enjoy tremendous views of Lucerne lakes on a one-hour round sightseeing cruise in the new Panorama-Yacht "Saphir". In the ultra-modern design of a luxury yacht, the passenger ship offers plenty of space and a retractable roof, which is either open or closed depending on the weather.

Panorama yacht Saphir

Panorama yacht Saphir

Enjoy tremendous views of Lucerne lakes on a one-hour round sightseeing cruise in the new Panorama-Yacht "Saphir". In the ultra-modern design of a luxury yacht, the passenger ship offers plenty of space and a retractable roof, which is either open or closed depending on the weather.

Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow holds a sacred place in Swiss history. The fabled setting of Friedrich Schiller's powerful drama William Tell, this is allegedly the spot where the cantons swore their Oath of Eternal Alliance in 1291.

More information
Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow

Rütli Meadow holds a sacred place in Swiss history. The fabled setting of Friedrich Schiller's powerful drama William Tell, this is allegedly the spot where the cantons swore their Oath of Eternal Alliance in 1291.

More information
Tell Chapel

Tell Chapel

Nestled on the shore of Lake Lucerne, the Tell Chapel marks the spot where, according to legend, William Tell leapt from the boat of the Habsburg bailiff, Gessler. There has been a chapel here since 1388, but the current one was built in 1879 and is adorned with four frescoes that recount the tale of William Tell.

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Flüelen -  all aboard the train

Flüelen - all aboard the train

Tucked into the southern corner of Lake Lucerne, the little harbour town of Flüelen is surrounded by the wildly romantic mountain scenery around Urner Lake. After a stunning cruise from Lucerne, you board a first-class panoramic train in Flüelen for the journey south via the rugged Reuss Valley and the world-famous Gotthard route.

Flüelen -  all aboard the train

Flüelen - all aboard the train

Tucked into the southern corner of Lake Lucerne, the little harbour town of Flüelen is surrounded by the wildly romantic mountain scenery around Urner Lake. After a stunning cruise from Lucerne, you board a first-class panoramic train in Flüelen for the journey south via the rugged Reuss Valley and the world-famous Gotthard route.

Flüelen -  all aboard the train

Flüelen - all aboard the train

Tucked into the southern corner of Lake Lucerne, the little harbour town of Flüelen is surrounded by the wildly romantic mountain scenery around Urner Lake. After a stunning cruise from Lucerne, you board a first-class panoramic train in Flüelen for the journey south via the rugged Reuss Valley and the world-famous Gotthard route.

Flüelen -  all aboard the train

Flüelen - all aboard the train

Tucked into the southern corner of Lake Lucerne, the little harbour town of Flüelen is surrounded by the wildly romantic mountain scenery around Urner Lake. After a stunning cruise from Lucerne, you board a first-class panoramic train in Flüelen for the journey south via the rugged Reuss Valley and the world-famous Gotthard route.

Wassen church

Wassen church

Visible from afar, the hilltop church of Wassen in the Urner Oberland is the crowning glory of the village at the foot of the Susten Pass. Together with the world-famous Gotthard loop tunnels, it is one of the region's most memorable sights. You'll glimpse the church three times on the journey - always from a different perspective.

Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

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Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

More information
Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

More information
Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

More information
Gotthard myth

Gotthard myth

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

More information
Leventina

Leventina

Leventina is unfairly known purely as a transit axis from the Gotthard to the South. A place where rail, road and motorway squeeze their way through the valley, which narrows in some places, is somewhere hardly anyone would expect to find beautiful, scenic landscape and sights of historic cultural interest – however, a visit to the region will convince you of the opposite.

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Leventina

Leventina

Leventina is unfairly known purely as a transit axis from the Gotthard to the South. A place where rail, road and motorway squeeze their way through the valley, which narrows in some places, is somewhere hardly anyone would expect to find beautiful, scenic landscape and sights of historic cultural interest – however, a visit to the region will convince you of the opposite.

More information
Bellinzona

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More information
Bellinzona

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More information
Bellinzona

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More information
Centovalli Express - A Train Ride through 100 Valleys

Centovalli Express - A Train Ride through 100 Valleys

The nearly 60 kilometer long narrow gauge railway track of the Centovalli Railway leads across the dizzying heights of viaducts, past deep ravines and thundering waterfalls, through sunlit chestnut forests and fertile vineyards, tunnels and hairpin bends.

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Centovalli Express - A Train Ride through 100 Valleys

Centovalli Express - A Train Ride through 100 Valleys

The nearly 60 kilometer long narrow gauge railway track of the Centovalli Railway leads across the dizzying heights of viaducts, past deep ravines and thundering waterfalls, through sunlit chestnut forests and fertile vineyards, tunnels and hairpin bends.

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Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Of all the wonderful valleys in the Ticino region, the Verzasca is one of the most fascinating: like liquid jade, this light green river winds its way through the deep rocky landscape. If you don't go swimming here you've only got yourself to blame; it's almost impossible to find more beautiful surroundings.

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Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Of all the wonderful valleys in the Ticino region, the Verzasca is one of the most fascinating: like liquid jade, this light green river winds its way through the deep rocky landscape. If you don't go swimming here you've only got yourself to blame; it's almost impossible to find more beautiful surroundings.

More on the Verzasca valley
Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Of all the wonderful valleys in the Ticino region, the Verzasca is one of the most fascinating: like liquid jade, this light green river winds its way through the deep rocky landscape. If you don't go swimming here you've only got yourself to blame; it's almost impossible to find more beautiful surroundings.

More on the Verzasca valley
Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Of all the wonderful valleys in the Ticino region, the Verzasca is one of the most fascinating: like liquid jade, this light green river winds its way through the deep rocky landscape. If you don't go swimming here you've only got yourself to blame; it's almost impossible to find more beautiful surroundings.

More on the Verzasca valley
Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Verzasca valley - on the green waters

Of all the wonderful valleys in the Ticino region, the Verzasca is one of the most fascinating: like liquid jade, this light green river winds its way through the deep rocky landscape. If you don't go swimming here you've only got yourself to blame; it's almost impossible to find more beautiful surroundings.

More on the Verzasca valley
Maggia Valley

Maggia Valley

A region of extraordinary beauty that from Lake Maggiore (Ascona, Locarno) weaves its way through the Alps. A valley where nature, culture, emotion and taste come together perfectly: Vallemaggia, the magic valley.

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Maggia Valley

Maggia Valley

A region of extraordinary beauty that from Lake Maggiore (Ascona, Locarno) weaves its way through the Alps. A valley where nature, culture, emotion and taste come together perfectly: Vallemaggia, the magic valley.

More about Maggia Valley
Maggia Valley

Maggia Valley

A region of extraordinary beauty that from Lake Maggiore (Ascona, Locarno) weaves its way through the Alps. A valley where nature, culture, emotion and taste come together perfectly: Vallemaggia, the magic valley.

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Maggia Valley

Maggia Valley

A region of extraordinary beauty that from Lake Maggiore (Ascona, Locarno) weaves its way through the Alps. A valley where nature, culture, emotion and taste come together perfectly: Vallemaggia, the magic valley.

More about Maggia Valley
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Stretching from Ticino to Italy, Lake Maggiore has a mild climate and lush surrounds that give it a Mediterranean look and feel. Famous resorts like Locarno and Ascona, tiny villages and towns dotted around the lake and a huge range of excursions and outdoor activities make the Lake Maggiore region a terrific holiday choice for young and old alike.

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Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Stretching from Ticino to Italy, Lake Maggiore has a mild climate and lush surrounds that give it a Mediterranean look and feel. Famous resorts like Locarno and Ascona, tiny villages and towns dotted around the lake and a huge range of excursions and outdoor activities make the Lake Maggiore region a terrific holiday choice for young and old alike.

More about Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Stretching from Ticino to Italy, Lake Maggiore has a mild climate and lush surrounds that give it a Mediterranean look and feel. Famous resorts like Locarno and Ascona, tiny villages and towns dotted around the lake and a huge range of excursions and outdoor activities make the Lake Maggiore region a terrific holiday choice for young and old alike.

More about Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Stretching from Ticino to Italy, Lake Maggiore has a mild climate and lush surrounds that give it a Mediterranean look and feel. Famous resorts like Locarno and Ascona, tiny villages and towns dotted around the lake and a huge range of excursions and outdoor activities make the Lake Maggiore region a terrific holiday choice for young and old alike.

More about Lake Maggiore
Splash & Spa Tamaro

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Take the plunge in Switzerland's most modern waterpark and spa, just a few minutes' stroll from Rivera train station. Spanning 10,000 sq m, Splash e Spa Tamaro offers year-round splashy fun, action, adventure and blissfully related spa moments.

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Splash & Spa Tamaro

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Take the plunge in Switzerland's most modern waterpark and spa, just a few minutes' stroll from Rivera train station. Spanning 10,000 sq m, Splash e Spa Tamaro offers year-round splashy fun, action, adventure and blissfully related spa moments.

More information
Splash & Spa Tamaro

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Take the plunge in Switzerland's most modern waterpark and spa, just a few minutes' stroll from Rivera train station. Spanning 10,000 sq m, Splash e Spa Tamaro offers year-round splashy fun, action, adventure and blissfully related spa moments.

More information
Splash & Spa Tamaro

Splash & Spa Tamaro

Take the plunge in Switzerland's most modern waterpark and spa, just a few minutes' stroll from Rivera train station. Spanning 10,000 sq m, Splash e Spa Tamaro offers year-round splashy fun, action, adventure and blissfully related spa moments.

More information
Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro

The striking 1962 meter-high mountain lies precisely between Locarno und Lugano – and is famous for the Santa Maria degli Angeli church by architect Mario Botta, as well as popular ridge hike to the chuch from Monte Lema.

More information
Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro

The striking 1962 meter-high mountain lies precisely between Locarno und Lugano – and is famous for the Santa Maria degli Angeli church by architect Mario Botta, as well as popular ridge hike to the chuch from Monte Lema.

More information
Monte Tamaro

Monte Tamaro

The striking 1962 meter-high mountain lies precisely between Locarno und Lugano – and is famous for the Santa Maria degli Angeli church by architect Mario Botta, as well as popular ridge hike to the chuch from Monte Lema.

More information
Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano

Come and see the exquisite panorama and discover romantic hideaways. Visit the region's gorgeous parks, museums or let the Ticinese sun warm your mountain excursion or climb. You can choose from 30 different cruises aboard our ships, where you can enjoy a blissful meal or savour famous Vanini pastries.

More about Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano

Come and see the exquisite panorama and discover romantic hideaways. Visit the region's gorgeous parks, museums or let the Ticinese sun warm your mountain excursion or climb. You can choose from 30 different cruises aboard our ships, where you can enjoy a blissful meal or savour famous Vanini pastries.

More about Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano

Come and see the exquisite panorama and discover romantic hideaways. Visit the region's gorgeous parks, museums or let the Ticinese sun warm your mountain excursion or climb. You can choose from 30 different cruises aboard our ships, where you can enjoy a blissful meal or savour famous Vanini pastries.

More about Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano

Come and see the exquisite panorama and discover romantic hideaways. Visit the region's gorgeous parks, museums or let the Ticinese sun warm your mountain excursion or climb. You can choose from 30 different cruises aboard our ships, where you can enjoy a blissful meal or savour famous Vanini pastries.

More about Lake Lugano
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
Palm Express

Palm Express

The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy.

More on the Palm Express
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