PS Gallia

Built in 1913 by Escher Wyss in Zürich and named in honor of France, the elegant "Gallia" indeed features much Gallic charm. This includes the tricolore flag at the bow or the graceful dining salon in an Empire style. Adored by steamboat enthusiasts from around Europe due to its refined appearance and powerful engine, the "Gallia" was comprehensively refurbished and relaunched in 2004.

The stylish "Gallia" is well suited for exclusive private events such as weddings or formal banquets. Due to the open-air nature of the upper deck aft, this is a classic summer vessel and we recommend use between May and October.

Information about the ship

Special features

The cozy cabin on the upper deck, ideal for intimate gatherings with seated space for up to 14 people
Elegant Belle Époque salon in a French Empire style

Magnificent Escher Wyss steam engine

Seating Capacity

Main deck bow:28
Main deck - Salon:70
Number of Salons:2

Technical data

Capacity900 passengers
Ship typeSalon steamer
BuilderEscher Wyss, Zürich
Maiden voyage10 July 1913
Overhauls1953, 1979, 2004
Engine2-cylinder steam
Propulsion2 paddle wheels with 9 buckets each
Top speed31.5 km/h
Weight325.4 t
Performance798 kw
Total length63.00 m
Total width14.50 m


Wheelchair toilet:yes
Baby change:yes
Play table for kids:no

Technical infrastructure

Audio:radio / CD
Wireless microphone:yes
Electronic presentation equipment/beamer:no

Charter prices

Start and finish in Lucerne - flat-rate prices for up to 100 people

1 hour:CHF   4'900.–
2 hours:CHF   7'000.–
3 hours:CHF   9'100.–
4 hours:CHF 11'200.– 
every additional hour:CHF   1'600.-

Rates for passengers in addition to the quoted amount for the group:
CHF 18.00/person for the first hour + CHF 3.00/Person for each additional hour

Ground plan

  • Main deck bow
  • Main deck - Salon
  • Gallia Lounge
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