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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

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.

Rajesh Kumar K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It is awesome and great tour...I have no words to describe feelings.

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic tour from start to finish. Well organised and great informative guide. Bernina train ride was exceptional with spectacular views. The highlight of our holiday to Italy.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Well organised tour with a great guide. One of the most scenic train rides I have taken. Also enjoyed the bus journey back on the mountain roads.

Wendy T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Words aren't going to describe just how beautiful the scenery was on this magical day. It took my breath away. The swiss alps are definitely worth seeing and the Bernina Express was certainly a highlight of our trip. It was wonderful to see St Moritz. It is truly a beautiful place to visit. Even though it was a Sunday and most of the shops were closed it was still great to be there. The chocolate shop was nearly worth the trip on it's own. This tour, though a bit pricey, is worth every cent. It is a full day and the memories you will take away will last a lifetime. I can't recommend it enough.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It is a very good experience to join such a wonderful and amazing tour, everything is well organised, awesome tour guide Franco and bus driver. Wonderful breathtaking views and glaciers in the Alps.

Warren C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wow, what can I say. From the moment we left Milan by bus the day did not disappoint in any way. If you are lucky enough to have Franco as your guide you will have the best experience ever. He had everything well organised, from lunch to border crossing requirements. The Bernina Express is a great way to see some breathtaking scenery from villages in the valley, to the glaciers in the Alps. The large windows of the train enabled easy photography. Once we arrived in St Moritz we had free time to either shop or explore the lake area. Our bus trip back to Milan had our bus driver, David showing us his driving skills down a very steep road which included many hair pin corners where cars had to stop to let our bus go through. Would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to get the most out of your time in the region. Excellent Value, thanks Franco

Ann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Yes this was an excellent trip which my sister and I both enjoyed. Very well run.

Scott G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an amazing trip, well organised with plenty of rest stops and breaks. The train journey itself offered breathtaking views and St Moritz is beautiful has to be seen to be believed. A special mention needs to be given to Sonia the tour guide who was excellent and so helpful

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