An expanse of serenity and virginal elegance, the Lake of the Four Cantons or Lake Lucerne is fondly known as the heart of Switzerland. A smooth boat-ride along Lucerne, Uri, Unterwalden and Schwyz will introduce you the most splendid mountain scenery along with miles and miles of pastureland dotted with cows and cosy Swiss chalets. Flora and fauna are abundant and so are the welcoming smiles of the locals who always wave at you as your boat leaves for the next stop. Do not be surprised if for a second you believe that you are amidst the fjords of Norway. Paddle wheel steamers and motor vessels take you around the lake and the destinations from Lucerne include Weggis, Vitznau, Brunnen, Fluelen and Alpnachstad. A day ticket on an SGV boat (A popular navigation company in Switzerland) comes for about 70 Swiss Francs and if you are the proud owner of a Swiss Travel Pass, the rides are free.