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Board the Bernina Express, the historic red Swiss mountain train, for a ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world. 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. Look out at the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina Pass to St Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic mountain town before your return to Milan.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Pass stunning alpine scenery, including glacial lakes
  • Enjoy free time to explore Tirano and St Moritz
  • Learn about the region from a guide as you travel

What You Can Expect

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

MICHAEL H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Probably the best trip of the many we had arranged prior to arriving in Switzerland. Magnificent views from the top

CECILIA G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

We had this trip on 17/04/2118.
One of the most beautiful train rides in the world, an amazing trip with same wonderful scenery all along the way .Beside the good thing, we still shock with our unlucky. We had terrible guide and driver ,from early morning gave us the faces write on I am not in mood today,.....I don't want to go to work......
Group 8 people form US and Australia

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The only train with the views and sights! Amazing tour guide and tour.

Paul F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

amazing trip and scenery, highly recommend, plenty of time in St. Moritz!!

Subha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Hubby and I took this tour and enjoyed it thoroughly. Loved it so much I went back the next summer and brought my parents along who enjoyed it even more. One of the most beautiful train rides in the world, period. The Italian town where you board is a great place to experience an authentic lunch and do some shopping before you board. St. Moritz is such a picture postcard city. Definitely check out the delicious chocolate stores there. The bus ride back is absolutely stunning. Highly recommend this tour!

Kathryn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an amazing trip with some wonderful scenery all along the way. The rail trip was excellent despite nearly missing it due to the group leader moving off from the agreed meeting point far too early!! Maybe not enough time given to us at St. Moritz to have a good look round. It was a long day but well worth it seeing some incredible sights.

Jack I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Beautiful view of the Alps and train ride on the Bernina Express Railroad to St. Moritz. Tour was enjoyable and tour guide had excellent information for us.

sbanerjee80

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A Must Do for all

Carlos Arturo Guatemala

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our family took the Swiss Alps Bernina Express tour from Milan, and enjoyed our experience. The trip was perfect from the beginning and the our guide and driver, Antonella and Marco were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this tour, it has amazing views all over the way to St. Moritz.

ellen.atoz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wonderful...stay on the left side of the train....great pic

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