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


  • 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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What You Can Expect

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

Bernina Express Rail Tour to the Swiss Alps from Milan

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour - well planned and covered a lot of experiences. Strongly recommend thus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day! Sonia our guide spoke English really well and explained things clearly. The driver needs a medal in the way he handled the coach down the mountain. All in all a wonderful day with wonderful scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The whole day trip was outstanding . A wonderful experience including the Bernina Express and the coach trip .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip. Beautiful Scenary . The views are spectacular! Very good an informative guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Magnificent! But don't hesitate to go to another restaurant for lunch.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was fantastic and so was the tour guide. It was a bit drawn out but I can understand the need to stop for breaks in order to meet the needs of all. A little longer in St. Moritz would be great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip, beautiful scenery, the coach and train were comfortable, great for viewing the scenery and our guide Andre was informative with just the right amount of discussion. I was traveling by myself and it was a very good way to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Such a long day but the ride was amazing our 5 yr old daughter loved the train ride. The scenery was just stunning from the train.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful day ,really enjoyed it.

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