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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. A 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

Jeffrey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Breathtaking views I cant say anything more. It is a good thing my camera is digital because I took hundreds of photos. You will not be disappointed.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour, great guide, amazing scenery. There is a lunch option we weren't told about during booking which was a shame.

Colin M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic day tour - would rate top of any we have been on over many years!! Tour guide was a charming, witty and knowlegable young lady and driver was courteous and careful. Weather great too - would highly recommend this tour

stephen h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

could not have asked for anything better except for maybe the stop in st. moritz.just nothing to see there in such a short time. had more fun in torrino than here but the train trip was just off the charts good.

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A fantastic experience with an excellent guide

Bonnie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I got lucky we only had 10 people on my tour. The stops on the way up to the train where nice. I got breakfast at the first, and we had enough time to sit there and eat it while chatting with others in our group and getting to know each other. I didn't ever feel rushed on this trip. The guide was fantastic with all of the information he was giving us through out the trip. Our bus driver was amazing as well. IF you are debating on this in my opinion it was completely worth the money, and time! I plan on doing it again in a few years with my mother because I enjoyed it that much.

Pamela F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a great trip to the Swiss. Beautiful scenery and our guide, Franco, was delightful.

Sally S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

You must see this if you love snow scenery. It is breathtaking!

Dawn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful trip, guide brilliant, good day out

Joseph H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had perfect April weather for this trip. Train thru the Alps was awesome! Would highly recommend for others to take this trip from Milan. My only recommendation was the need to spend more time in St Moritz. Why can't the company provide an organized tasting/demonstration at a chocolate company in St Moritz?

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