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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

Board the Bernina Express, the iconic red Swiss mountain train, for an alps tour with a difference. After a coach ride from Milan to Tirano, board the train to travel on the UNESCO-listed Bernina Express route with its unsurpassed alpine views. Gaze out at the cloud-piercing peaks of the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina Pass to St Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore the glamorous mountain town before your return to Milan. 


  • Rail tour from Milan aboard the Bernina Express
  • Take a scenic coach tour to Tirano, located at the foothills of the Swiss Alps
  • Travel by train through the Bernina Pass to elegant St Moritz
  • Marvel at the stunning alpine scenery, including glacial lakes
  • Enjoy free time to explore Tirano and St Moritz
  • Hear insights about the region from your professional guide

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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

Bernina Express Rail Tour to the Swiss Alps from Milan

Well known by its moniker ‘the Little Red Train,’ the Bernina Express was designed to climb the Swiss Alps with ease. In testament to engineering work completed more than a century ago, the train is still able to complete the cliff-clinging Bernina Pass on a route that now has UNESCO World Heritage status.

Travel from Milan to Switzerland in the morning, and relax on your coach journey to Tirano. After some free time in the town, board the Bernina Express and gaze out of your window as the historic train passes through the idyllic stretches of Northern Italy and the Swiss Alps.

Ride over the spiral viaduct of Brusio, and along the Bernina Pass to Engadin. After 2.5 hours on board, watch the scenery change from windswept gorges and snow-clad glaciers to the chic chalets of St Moritz.

Hop off the train to enjoy roughly 1.5 hours of free time in the town. An elegant vacation spot that’s popular for winter sports, St Moritz has a bounty of attractions to keep you busy. Stroll the lake, ogle the snow-specked mountains that ring the town, enjoy lunch or browse the local chocolatiers to sample Swiss chocolate. All food is at your own expense.

In the early evening, return to Milan by coach. Your tour of Northern Italy and Switzerland finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

Customer Reviews

Taanya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing Day - thoroughly enjoyable.

Mandy USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Breathtaking train ride with stunning views! We returned back to Italy by coach and went through the Maloja Pass which was absolutely amazing. Highly highly highly recommend this tour.
The tour was very well organized, and our driver and tour guide were wonderful.

Cameron M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing 13 hour day tour from Milan. Make sure you get a seat on the left side of the train for best views.

Janine Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a full day tour and quite exhausting but we did love it. Our guide did not impress us at first, we thought he was rude but he chilled out over the day and was quite nice in the end. His commentary was excellent and we learned a lot during the day. It was a shame in the train to be so crammed into one carriage and annoying when other passengers fought to get a window seat and then fell asleep during the train ride, missing the view and not allowing other people to get up close to the window. I wished there had of been an opportunity to spread out a bit as the rest of the train seemed empty. We enjoyed all the little towns we visited. Highly recommend this tour.

Tri Febriantono S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was an unforgettable moment....always ring my ball of its momemnt of truth when we were passing thorugh a mountainous villages, caves, valley, pine forest, lakes and snowy!!! For sure, I would like to repeat this journey by taking my kids there with this affordable tour with Viator

Kylie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

amazing tour - beautiful - very cool experience


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was worth all the time we took to get there, amazing view from both sides of the train. The guide was great as well.

Christian S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Everything went great. Our tourist guide is very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information along the way. I highly suggest you take this tour.

Pookypuppy1 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A great day trip. Scenery gorgeous, train comfortable, tour guide informative. Would have liked more time in St. Moritz.

KerrieS Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Wow, a long day but so worth it, the views and the train ride are not to be missed

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