Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
- 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: SUNIL V, July 2016
Superb with memories that will last a long time.
Reviewed by: Christopher R, July 2016
Was in Milan for a day and a half. Saw the Duomo and Castle in the half day. Wanted to see Switzerland since I was so close and I never know if I will every get back to Europe. The bus shows up just before 7:00 am. There were two lines forming because one bus goes to Venice and the other goes to the Bernina train. Our guide showed up after the bus. The bus ride is scenic. The stop in Tirano before the train ride is scenic We went on a Sunday and the church organ is playing. This is only on Sunday from what we hear. Only two souvenir shops were open. Most of the shops are closed on Sunday. Ate lunch near the train station before boarding. You can eat lunch at a restaurant with the guide as we did for 16 euros per person. The train rider was great. Tons of pictures to take. St. Moritz is beautiful. Lots of shops to see. We bought over 100 euros of chocolate to take back. Only had about 1.5 hours to spend in town though. The town is very clean. The bus ride back from St. Moritz is very scenic also. No charge for WC at the parking garage in St. Moritz. The bus does take 2 pit stops to and from for snacks and WC. We arrived back in Milan around 8:15 pm.