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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.


  • 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

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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

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

joyce c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Breath taking scenery! Like to go again when colder and more snow.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is an amazing tour. Our tour guide, Franco, was great - giving us just the right amount of information without being too chatty. He helped us enjoy the scenery and let us take it all in. The visit to the church before hand was great too. The only minor change I would make is to spend a little more time in St. Moritz. We had about 1.25 hours, but given the time to walk to and from the station, it only gave us about an hour. Maybe having another 30 minutes would be good.

Finally, we took the tour on a rainy day. This didn't squelch the trip at all, because even with the rain, the views were incredible. The rain did break eventually, and that made it even more enjoyable.

Lesya Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

That was absolutely lovely! My dream came true. Recommended everyone.

Mrs P B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well organised. Fabulous scenery.

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Unbelievable day, awesome scenery. Great guide by the name of Sonia and Driver, Marco. Highly, recommend.

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour was amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very personable. During the train ride from Tirano to St. Moritz, our guide let us know what side of the train to lookout for the best views and to take pictures. Although it was a long tour, we never felt rushed. We were able to have a leisurely lunch in Tirano, and we had enough time in St. Moritz to walk around. I highly recommend this once in a lifetime view of the Swiss Alps.

Christopher L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is surely one of the 'must do' tours from Milan or anywhere else for that matter. A pleasant bus drive through the countryside arriving at Tirano in plenty of time to look through the church, have an early lunch, and board the train. The tour guide did not provide any commentary on the train, but then it's not needed - the scenery speaks for itself. Free time in St Moritz is enough and this is one the most expensive towns anywhere and the bus ride back to Milan traveled through some equally impressive scenery.

However, the train ride is the main feature of this tour, and it doesn't disappoint. We did the trip in late August, and I'd love to do it again in winter for the snow scenery. In fact, I would do it again at any time of the year, repeatedly.

linda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

fantastic scenery, long trip about 13 hours but well worth it.

townie New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This trip was great. It was a excellent way to experience the Swiss Alps. The train ride was really good and the guide was very informative. Great scenery. Lunch was really good. Well worth it.

LilIan Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour early morning start but worth it. Our guide was very good also and the driver did an excellent job. By taking the train one way it gave a good return trip by road. So it was anew experience beginning to end.

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