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Wil′liam Tell′


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a legendary Swiss patriot of c1300 forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow.
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Noun1.William Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archerWilliam Tell - a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
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From Lugano to Lucerne: The Wilhelm Tell Express combines travel by rail and waterway -- first a train trip along the old Gotthard route, then a cruise on Lake Lucerne.
Access to Switzerland's most scenic routes, including Bernina Express, Glacier Express, GoldenPass Line and Wilhelm Tell Express
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Travelers can enjoy transport on some of Switzerland's most scenic routes such as the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, GoldenPass Line or Wilhelm Tell Express, and public transportation in more than 75 Swiss cities.