Mar 30, 2018 - 3:27 AM
in reply to graciegirl11
>> Day 10 was a Monday!
You can follow exactly the same route on regional trains, and also include the boat sector. You will see the same scenery.
You would have to do two separate timetable searches to include the boat: one search for the boat sector, and another search for the train sector. As boat departures are less frequent, I would first choose the boat - from Luzern Bahnhofquai to Flüelen (See) - and then choose a train to connect with the boat at Flüelen (from Flüelen to Lugano via Göschenen). If you don't put in "via Göschenen", the timetable will generate the fastest route, which will be through the very long Gotthard-Basistunnel, and you will miss the scenery.
When searching for the boat trip, use advanced search and limit the "Transport type" to "Ship". Ships are indicated in the timetable by BAT (ship) or BAV (steamship). For the train sector, expand your preferred connection to see the intermediate stops. If one of the intermediate stops is "Gotthard-Panoramastrecke" this confirms it is the Gotthard Panorama Express route, avoiding the Gotthard-Basistunnel.
Last modified on Mar 30, 2018 - 3:29 AM by Alpenrose666