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Switzerland:
Boat Travel

General Information

  • Lake steamers
    Cruise Switzerland's lakes on commuter boats and historic paddlewheelers. The boats often stop near railway stations, and in most cases you can travel free with your Swiss Pass.

Itineraries/Excursions

  • Boat Cruises from Biel/Bienne
    Tour three lakes, a canal, and a river. (You can even bring a bicycle along.)

  • Lake Lucerne by steamer
    Cruise 3-1/2 hours to Fluelen, or combine shorter segments with train transportation as you explore Switzerland's most popular lake.

  • Lake Zürich by steamer
    Cruise two hours to Rapperswil, the historic "town of roses," or sample the Zürisee's attractions aboard a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner boat.

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