Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour From Milan

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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.

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Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Led by a local guide
  • Rail Tour
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What better way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland and the Alps year-round than a ride on the Bernina Express? Known as the ‘Little Red Train,’ the Bernina Express was built more than 100 years ago to scale the majestic mountain landscapes of the Swiss Alps. This historical feat of engineering still climbs up the 7,330-foot (2,235-meter) high Bernina Pass along a UNESCO World Heritage-listed route.
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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Inclusions for Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour From Milan

  • Bernina Express ticket (2nd class)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
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Exclusions for Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour From Milan

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

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

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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1133 reviews by the users

  • Fabulous trip. The train trip is the highlight !

  • We were not informed by Viator this was now a one way train trip - hence a 5 hour bus trip back to Milan making a 14 hour day or a little more. Our guide worked hard and was informative however to be honest the highlights were the scenery on the train up to St Moritz and nothing else. St Moritz was soul-less, unwelcoming, in fact no-one was home. The ladies serving in the chocolate shop our guide took us too both bordered on extremely rude, yet I made a substantial purchase. I'm sure also train tickets could be purchased prior and independently, sorry just ok, not great.

  • Long day but picture perfect scenery. Too little time in St Moritz and the loading of passengers on the train was a little disorganised but can be easily fixed.

  • Train ride was good. Bus ride back was better than I expected. The stops were rushed and got little experience or value form the stops.

  • a very good experience.

  • The tour was well worth the time and money. We boarded the bus promptly at 7:00am drove to the town of Tirano where we were able to shop in the farmers market, gift shop and have early lunch at our choice of elegant and resonbly priced restaurants. Then we boarded the bus again to the Train station. We were given head sets so we could hear our tour guidehowever they didnt work real well. The train ride was absoulity wonderfull. The windows opened on the train so, you could get a perfect view. The train ride was about 2.5 hours up to 11000 feet dropping us off in St Mortez. We only spent 1/2 hour in St Mortez, All of the shops were quite pricey and didnt want to except euro.If you want to do any gift shopping the only real chance is in Tirano Then we boarded the bus again taking us all the way to 13000 feet for the best scenic photos. The last leg of the journey was the longest part. From the top of the mountian we boarded the bus again, stopping once for a light snack and bathroom break. Then we were dropped off at Milano grand central to catch a taxi back to our hotel.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Nice train ride

  • The Train Ride and views are fantastic , along with St. Moritz. However the bus ride back is just way too long and everyone just falls asleep and journeys for hours arriving back after dark. The best change that could enhance this tour tremendously would be to not use busses to return to the Milan. Way , way too long . Returning by train would be much better . The views back on the bus are no highlight anyway.

  • This is a very good tour - experiencing the train ride while enjoying the scenic view of the Swiss Alps. The tour guide is quite knowledgeable and has a very good sense of humor.

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USD 136.19