- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Led by a local guide
- Rail Tour
Depart by comfortable coach from Milan at 7am and enjoy a scenic bus tour to the Swiss town of Tirano, situated at the foothills of the Alps. Pass mountain streams and forested hills against a backdrop of steep, snow-capped peaks. When you arrive in Tirano at approximately 10:30am, you’ll have free time to explore before boarding the train.
Your rail journey starts amid the palms and oleanders of northern Italy, taking you over the spiraling viaduct at Brusio and through the Bernina Pass into Engadin, arriving in St Moritz 2.5 hours later. Along the way you'll pass wild gorges and icy glaciers, cross soaring bridges and shoot through loop tunnels.
This north-south alpine crossing offers eye-catching vistas of stunning scenery from your rail car. Capture photographic views of the Alps and its glacial lakes, and look out your window to watch the bright red train curve against a snow-speckled landscape (if traveling in winter). You’ll see impressive alpine valleys, lakes and waterfalls at almost every turn!
When you arrive at the exclusive resort of St Moritz, disembark and spend about 1.5 hours in town. Flanking the shore of a beautiful lake in the middle of the Upper Engadin, St Mortiz offers an array of attractions and is famous for its winter sports as well as polo, golf, cricket and tennis. Set out on foot to discover the town’s elegance, perhaps stopping for lunch (own expense) or visiting a chocolatier before departing by coach at 4:30pm and arriving in Milan around 7:30pm.
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Bernina Express Rail Tour to the Swiss Alps from Milan
- Bernina Express ticket (2nd class)
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Mohd Fairuz K, February 2017
This tour was amazing!
Reviewed by: nathan, February 2017
This was our first venture into Switzerland and what an introduction! The tour starts on a bus from Milan to Tirano. On the way you get a glimpse of the Lake District of Italy. In Tirano you can have lunch at a restaurant recommended by the guide or explore and have lunch on your own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She did not pressure anyone to eat at the recommended restaurant. We enjoyed exploring Tirano and found a delightful pizza place for lunch. We boarded the train in Tirano and were lucky to have the last car. It was fun to see the front of the train curling ahead of us as we navigated through the mountains. Check out the estimated temperature in St. Moritz and dress accordingly. Everyone wants a good picture, so the windows come down in the train. The views are spectacular! In St. Moritz you will have a short time to explore before you board the bus for a wild ride home through hairpin turns and quaint villages. The bus driver was very skilled. It's a long day, but a memorable one.