- 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: Krishan S, United Kingdom, August 2016
Fantastic day. Superb guide and driver and the train journey is fantastic. Everything organised like clockwork. The only negative is the lunch organised by the guide was expensive and not very tasty - there are plenty of options in Tirano and better if everyone can choose where they want. The main waiter in the restaurant was not very welcoming and didn't let the group sit outside, claiming the tables were not available, despite not a single table being used the whole time!
Reviewed by: Stéphane C, August 2016
Amazing train into the Swiss Alps with outstanding panorama all around! Glaciers, beautiful lakes, scenic landscapes are all breathtaking! The only disapointment is actually St Moritz... the stop is short and the Town itself is extremely expensive to shop. Good for pictures by the lake and buying chocolate!