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My family of three loved this tour. Leaving early in the morning from Milan, a coach bus took us to Tirano, Italy, where we boarded the Bernina Express Train. The sky went from a deep blue early in the morning to a beautiful bright sky by the time we arrived in Tirano. The views up the mountain are beautiful, passing Lake Como and small villages on the way. Once in Tirano we quickly entered the Basilica Madonna di Tirano, a small church that is one of the most detailed and glorified churches I have ever seen. Tirano is small, so there was time for lunch before we boarded the Bernina Express. Once on the train it was one fantastic site after another. The towns, villages, lakes, waterfalls and mountains were breathtaking. We felt like we were in a peaceful, beautiful world. The end of the train journey is the town of St. Moritz. Our tour was on a Sunday, so almost everything was closed, which was fine since shopping is expensive there. We did manage to buy some Swiss chocolate which was to die for. There we met our coach bus again and headed down the hairpin mountain turns back to Milan. Franco, our bus driver was skillful and even had some fun with us around those turns. Our tour guide Marta was very knowledgeable, but her native Italian accent made it difficult for us to understand her English at times, and this was an English only tour. That was the only negative. But this trip is so worth it and the views so stunning, that I can forgive that one negative.
Lots to see in one day, great scenery, very well organised, highly recommended!
This was one in a lifetime experience. The coach and train was very comfortable. The scenery was wonderful. I have never seen this kind of beautiful surroundings. Me and my wife keep praising Allah for creatiing this beautiful surroundings. The waterfalls, snow covered peaks, friendly people. Highly recommend.
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Italy, with breathtaking views around every curve. Our tour guide Franco was fantastic. I easily took 1000 pictures. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch in Torino along with all of the sights. If I ever go back to Europe, this is the first tour I will book.
Awesome just awesome...I have seen much of the world and have been taken back with the beauty from Asia to Russia. The trip I took on the Bernina Express has to be one of the most beautiful I have ever taken. There are things in life that will take your breath away, the Swiss Alps is one of them. I would say that this trip is not to be missed.
Amazing tour. Fantastic guide. Lots of information. Sights were out of this world.
Brilliant day trip. The train journey and the views were beautiful. St Moritz...Amazing place...didn't want to leave it! all trip was well organised, English speaking tour guide, coach transfer very comfortable...well worth the money and I would highly recommend this trip.
It was so awesome despite the rainy weather. We were there on 14/10/2014. The journey started promptly and our guide (Ms.Marina) was so professional. She pointed out timely and perfect positions to get good photos. The mountains and the lakes were so beautiful along the way and I would strongly recommend to people visiting Milan to take a short trip to St Moritz to experience and marvel at the good sceneries along the way.
Words could not express the tour. Our guide was very good. The train trip great. Rating 9 out of 10
Jan and john. AUS
Fantastic tour. Long but full day going up to Alps. Lovely stop at Tirano old town square and church before going on train. St. Moritz was a little dissapointing. However, scenery was magnificient. Highly recommend.
Wow. Even with overcast weather the trip was worth it. Amazing views and an exciting and different way to travel. Our tour stopped at the Madonna di Tirano which easily matches any other church that we viewed in Italy. Long bus rides so take snacks and water. Lots of time for lunch in Tirano.
Everything was perfect
If i would change something, i would extend the time spent in switzerland
45 minutes were too short
Great tour leader in Mario. Organised, on time. Commentary informative.
Bernina express rail ride terrific, views breathtaking.Loads of photo oppotunites.
St Moritz pretty but other than that nothing special. Shops very expensive.
I think that for convenience this is a value for money tour.
Wow! A must do! Terrific guide and trip. Long bus ride through amazing country. Had free time in st Moritz. Then boarded the train! Fantastic. Great weather and views. A definite trip to do from Milan. So pleased we did this!
Fascinating and wonderful. We loved it, the train experience. the sights of St Moritz, the majestic Alps, the chocolates and the story book buildings. It was a relaxing and enjoyable tour. Our guide was great showing and narrating the sights along the way.
Absolutely fabulous tour! A prompt start at 7am, a wonderful guide, a comfy luxury coach and scenery to die for made for an outstanding and memorable day. Drove past Lake Como, wow, then through N Italy and a great coffee stop then reached Tirano where we had an hour free time, enjoyable in such a pretty town. An optional group lunch ( this wasnt so great....average food, upstairs of a restaurant, rather dull )...then onto the Bernina Express. This was simply amazing, a 2 hour train trip of magical, out of this world views, passing villages, lakes, glaciers, through mountains and forests and onto gorgeous St Moritz. Then free time to explore, sadly hopelessly too short... only had 40 minutes!! So a little taste, then back on the coach, and again sensational views driving through mountains and villages, over passes, and after the last coffee stop, a stunning sunset over lake Como, and a long comfy drive we returned to Milan by 8.30pm, exhilarated and enthralled by all we'd seen and experienced. An amazing tour and highly recommended, one of the best we've ever taken.
Very well organized. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. We really loved it.
awesome, loved the trip, well worth the money, our guide was great and even the trip back to Milan was impressive going down the west side of Lake Como.