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Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como

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  • 12 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the beauty of Lake Como and the stunning views from atop the Swiss and Italian Alps on this full-day tour from Milan. Stop in the historic lakeshore village of Varenna—one of the lake’s most charming—and enjoy lunch in the Valtellina valley before ascending the Alps on the scenic Bernina Express train. The UNESCO-listed ride lets you straddle two countries and one of Europe’s great mountain ranges.
  • Go beyond a basic Lake Como tour on this alpine adventure
  • Explore the lakeshore village of Varenna and dine in Valtellina with an optional lunch
  • Ride the Bernina Express train up glaciers and into the Swiss Alps
  • Hop off for a short walk enjoying summit views

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • POSSIBLE COVID-19 SWAB REQUIRED

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Near public transportation
  • JUST IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER WE RESERVE THE RIGHT EITHER TO CANCEL THE TOUR (WITH REFUND) OR IF WE OPERATE NOT TO REACH THE HIGHEST POINT DOING ONLY A PARTIAL RIDE OF THE BERNINA TRAIN
  • THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION FOR THE ENTRY IN SWITZERLAND AND RETURN TO ITALY REQUIRES COVID-19 GREEN CERTIFICATE OR SWAB DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND TO FILL IN SIMPLE ONLINE FORMS
  • EACH PASSENGER HAS TO CARRY A VALID PASSPORT
  • BRING WITH YOU A LIGHT SWEATHER OR JACKET AND, IN THE WINTER, HEAVY JACKET AND GOOD SHOES
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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For those of you with motion sickness, please be careful during the return car ride.
Reviews
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Great
Jenny_k, Aug 2022
Had a fantastic time on this trip yesterday! Was a real highlight of our trip to Milan- and we will be visiting lake como next holiday to spend more time there. Our trip consisted of the train to Vannara- then a car ride to a winery, where we had a tasting & bought some wine. Then off to lunch before boarding the train to st mortiz. Our guide was absolutely lovely! And if we go on another tour we’d definitely book him again as he was very knowledgeable and very lovely, Thankyou so much for a nice day!
The best tour ever
Sharif_A, Jul 2022
Luca is the best tour guide of all time. This was a truly epic day. We had lots of great conversations and saw lots of great sites. Thanks for the great food facts and history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Once in a Lifetime trip
Martin_B, Jul 2022
One of the most memorable experiences of our trip, better then we thought, great views , excellent guide Giulia. Great communication and well organized, give star group. .
Amazing views
Magdalena_R, Jul 2022
Julia was so amazing & interactive with everyone. She is very knowledgeable with every question asked. The views were amazing.
Brilliant
Aura_P, Jun 2022
I enjoyed the day and guide was very pleasant and friendly. She explained everything very carefully and in informative way. Recommend it 100%
1 traveler found this review helpful
Long but great day!!
Margaret_D, May 2022
We loved this tour. It was a great day trip. It was a long day with Lake Como, the winery and the train but so worth it. The views were amazing! We highly recommend choosing this tour you will not regret it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best day of our trip!
Jenna_F, May 2022
Luca was so kind, helpful and knowledgeable! The trip was so well organized and planned, we enjoyed every stop.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bernina Train
Graeme_B, May 2022
A full day out; Lake Como, the scenic train into Switzerland and the return through the Maloja Pass, just as scenic. Our guide for the day, Julia, was outstanding and had planned a couple of surprise stops including the Nero vineyard for a wine tasting.
Excellent Guide ....
Bijal_S, May 2022
Excellent Guide . Thank you Luca and Francesca. Five star service . On time performance. Luca has thorough knowledge.
Amazing day trip - highly recommended!
Matthew_W, Apr 2022
Having seen many companies all offering slightly different experiences for the Bernina train journey, I was extremely happy to have booked our trip with Luca. We were met in Varenna by Giulia, who was a fantastic guide for our day, and organised a few small stop offs for us on the way to the train - from the wine tasting and private car journey up to Tirano, to the amazing train journey and stop off in St Moritz, I could not have asked for a more perfect day! Thank you Luca and Giulia for organising such a memorable day for us! Grazie a tutti!
What a BEAUTIFUL day trip!
Melissa_P, Jan 2022
This all day tour was a main highlight of our trip to Italy! We got to explore and see so many BEAUTIFUL areas we otherwise would not have. Luca is an amazing guide. Excellent communication prior to the tour, which was critical with all of the fast changing covid travel rules. Luca was on top of it and made sure we were prepared and he made it so easy. Luca was so knowledgeable about the regions we toured, he made the day so fun, and picked up very quickly on our interests and catered the day to them. He had some surprise stops along the way that we were not expecting, which added to our excitement and enjoyment. He made sure to give great recommendations on what to see or what food to try during our free times to explore. The pizzoccheri from the Valtellina valley was amazing! This tour exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend it to anyone! And Luca was the best! We enjoyed our day with him on this tour very much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The highlight of our stay in Italy!
Michael_K, Sept 2021
Luca gave us a wonderful, very personal tour of a region that he obviously knows well and loves. His knowledge, flexibility and sense of humor made this very long day fly by. Despite a 4-week stay in Italy, with a number of tours, seeing many special sites, museums and beautiful towns, this was a highlight. Highly recommend!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Excellent Guide - Wonderful Places
Luis_M, Sept 2021
What a wonderful trip. Our guide Giovanni made sure we had a great experience and Luca was in constant communication before and after the tour. What I like the most is that Giovanni checked on our interests before starting the tour so we actually saw a couple of additional places since we decided to do a quick lunch. Our guide also provided great information about each place visited. I really recommend this tour and can't wait to book a different tour with then once I get back to Italy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Spectacular tour with the train
Gerard_K, Aug 2021
Very nice trip to the Bernina train done from the Italian side. We stayed in Como and started the tour there. Luca is an experienced tour guide and took great care of us. The tour is quite flexible and it is possible to change elements. F.e, we already saw Varenna and so we went to the other side of lake Como. The trip with the train is of course the highlight of tge tour. I never had such a spectacular train ride in my life.
2 travelers found this review helpful
the best experience!
471selinat, Nov 2019
Our guide Giovanni was really helpful and friendly. My parents had nothing but praises for him. He was attentive to our needs and interests — even bringing me to get dried pizzoccheri pasta after lunch because I wanted to. My family is convinced to come back to lake como again someday because of his hospitality. thank you for the wonderful experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bernina Train Ride
smazz58, Jul 2019
We were in complete awe of the whole experience . It was amazing from start to finish. How can I even put it into words just absolutely beautiful. My compliments to Giovanni our guide for making this one of the unforgetable in my lifetime
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommended Lake Como & Bernina experience ...
Rajesh_P, Jun 2019
We enjoyed this tour immensely. Our guide Luca was very professional and helpful throughout the tour. We were received at Varenna staton and taken to Tirano from where we took the beautiful Bernina Express train a few stops short of St Moritz and then went the rest of the way to St Moritz by road. From St Moritz we drove back to Varenna. For those of you with motion sickness, please be careful during the return car ride. Luca took care of us by recommending a great place to eat for our special dietary needs. He was also very polite and patient talking to us through the tour. Luca is quite passionate about his job and enjoys it thoroughly, and we experienced that. A special word of appreciation for Giovanni who drove us through the whole trip and made us feel comfortable. We as a family highly recommend this trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome Tour
NorthStar53394324492, Jan 2019
The tour was an experience beyond expectation. All the locations - Lake Como, all the small Italian towns, the Alps as seen from the Bernina Express, as well as St. Moritz are well worth seeing. Our tour guide, Luca, was very knowledgeable. He treated us more like friends than tourists, and made sure all our photos were perfect. Will definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour with a great guide
Vicky_D, Dec 2018
We highly recommend this tour. The sights from the Bernina Express were breathtaking. Our guide Luca was very helpful and did his best to make our trip fun and memorable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic Tour guide and...
Richard_W, Aug 2018
Fantastic Tour guide and gentleman! Makes me proud to be an Italian American. He was very responsive before the trip and he provided so much information during the trip. He was so nice and kind to my wife and college age son. He got to know us and our background while we were driving to each sight. We enjoyed getting to know his background. I told him if I have any family members planning on going to Lake Como area in the future, I would refer them to him. Fantastic Bernina Express tour with amazing views. Awesome Wine and Cheese Cellar tour. Varenna was a quaint village Lunch in Tirano was amazing, as usual in Italy. Tour guide even made sure we got back on the train for our return to Milan. A CLASS ACT !

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