Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour From Milan

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Via Cusani, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland's alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world now a UNESCO World Heritage Site through the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St Moritz at the Top of the World. Enjoy a round-trip scenic coach trip and ride a bright red rail car, passing unrivaled landscapes amid the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, including time to spend in charming Tirano and St Mortiz.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Led by a local guide
  • Rail Tour

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zani Viaggi Day Tours, Milan, Lombardy

Departure from Zani Viaggi, Milan Visitor Center in Milano

Pass By: Brusio Spiral Viaduct, Brusio, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Your journey continues taking you over the spiraling Brusio viaduct and through the Bernina Pass (2253 meters above the sea level) into the Engadin Valley before arriving at St. Moritz. 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 breathtaking views and stunning scenery as you travel over boldly curved viaducts and through winding tunnels.The view goes around while the train winds up to the heights of the famous circular viaduct of Brusio,with a 90-degree curve.

Pass By: Bernina Express, Swiss Alps

The station "Ospizio Bernina" lies at 2253 m a.s.l., making it the highest-altitude station on the Rhaetian Railway. From the train you will se the Alp Grum, the Palu Glacier and the Lake Palu.

Stop At: Lake St. Moritz, St. Moritz, Engadin St. Moritz, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

After the train journey you will visit the exclusive resort of St. Moritz, stopping at Swizerlands best chocolate house and enjoy free time to explore the Top of the World before returning to Milan by air-conditioned coach.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, Tirano, Province of Sondrio, Lombardy

Your journey starts amid the palms of Tirano, northern Italy. You will visit the church of Madonna of Tirano, one of the most beautiful churches in the region of Valtellina.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.

Bernina train ticket (2nd class)

Entry/Admission - Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.

Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.

Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Feb-2020

    We took the tour via travel agency Zani Viaggi. The tour guide was terrible who was not even able to complete the sentences in English. Secondly, he was too rude to be a tour guide who was constantly yelling at the tourists and was not willing to stop the bus for bathroom breaks as well (no matter how urgent is it for anyone). He even has the audacity to skip giving us the feedback forms just to avoid a bad review.

  • 30-Jan-2020

    For me this was the best one-day tour I have ever experienced. Sarah is an outstanding guide and maximised photo opportunities by warning us when each new dramatic photo opportunity was about to evolve. This is a Jam-packed tour where you are occupied for the full 12 hours, viewing one jaw-dropping scene after another guided by someone who is as passionate about the tour and what you see, as they were the first time they saw it themselves....totally understandable as you take in the most breath-taking scenery you are ever likely to see. The schedule is tight and I would have liked more time in St Moritz, but it has given me the incentive to return to do exactly that...

  • 23-Dec-2019

    This tour with our guide Simone was wonderful - bus driver excellent and lunch amazing - it was a great tour we loved every minute

  • 26-Nov-2019

    The train tour to the Swiss alps was very good. We enjoyed the views and the trip. We did not expect the long bus rides though. It would be nice to have known that.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    The train ride and the views are indescribably spectacular and a great way to see the alps for the first time and in a very short period of time. Even the bus ride from Milan to Torino is very scenic. Our bus stopped in Tirano at the Shrine of the Madonna di Tirano and this church which was completed in 1513 is a beautiful church full of history. The carved organ is a must see.. If you stop for lunch in Tirano before boarding the train, I strongly recommend that you pass on the tour guide's reco and go to the Merizzi restaurant for a fantastic meal.
    One way the experience on the train ride could be improved, is by having a tour guide that more proactively advises the group when the best views are coming. Our tour guide did none of that. We passed waterfalls and great views so quickly that it was nearly impossible to snap a photo unless you were looking through your camera lense the whole time, which of course is impractical to do because one must experience the trip vs photographing it the whole time. That's why some simple advance notice of the 5 or so most picturesque views that were coming up would have been a very simple thing a tour guide could have done.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour , guide was very informative and knowledgeable, looked after everyone, the train journey itself was fantastic!

    The views are breathtaking,stunning and worth the cost ! The bus driver was great, and felt safe with her driving, and the guide gave good information around Milan as well.

  • 12-Nov-2019

    My husband and I booked this day tour as our 2nd Wedding anniversary present. It was worth every cent and more that we paid. The scenery is breathtaking and we have some extremely beautiful photos. If you have the opportunity to do this day tour I highly recommend that you do it, you won't be disappointed.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    The Bernina Rail tour was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip to Italy!
    The Coach Ride to Tirana was nice and the town was quaint and quiet ( this time of year)
    The fun began with the ride itself. Hours of breathtaking scenery and lovely towns in the Alps.
    Time in St Moritz was short and expensive. After a long day, the coach ride home was fine.
    Had a great day, would do it again!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    The tour was spectacular, the view the information received. We even had a few stops that were just incredible. The tour guide was so awesome, the driver she did a fantastic job driving. We have so many beautiful pictures is just worth every penny.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We roads by bus for 2+ hours. There was not enough legroom (I’m 5’6”). The person in front of me reclined his seat and I could not move in mine.
    The guide’s English was poor. We could hardly understand her (our group of 4). For the amount you charge, we should have come back on the train as well as go up on it. Because we are older and slower, the group was constantly ahead of us. We just went our own way, and did not have any real touring. When the tour was over we were returned to the tour company office. It was impossible to get a cab to our hotel from this obscure place. We should have been offered a location where it was possible to get a cab or be close to the Metro. Fir all the money we paid, our group felt like it was all about the tour company and nothing about the customer. In case you think we’re decrepit, today we did 12,000 steps!

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