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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

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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

Mohd Fairuz K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

nathan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was our first venture into Switzerland and what an introduction! The tour starts on a bus from Milan to Tirano. On the way you get a glimpse of the Lake District of Italy. In Tirano you can have lunch at a restaurant recommended by the guide or explore and have lunch on your own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She did not pressure anyone to eat at the recommended restaurant. We enjoyed exploring Tirano and found a delightful pizza place for lunch. We boarded the train in Tirano and were lucky to have the last car. It was fun to see the front of the train curling ahead of us as we navigated through the mountains. Check out the estimated temperature in St. Moritz and dress accordingly. Everyone wants a good picture, so the windows come down in the train. The views are spectacular! In St. Moritz you will have a short time to explore before you board the bus for a wild ride home through hairpin turns and quaint villages. The bus driver was very skilled. It's a long day, but a memorable one.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a fabulous trip that is still very vivid in my memory. It is a great way to see some of Switzerland when you don,t have a lot of time. The scenery on the train from the train was fabulous, seeing st. moritz,and getting fabulous chocolate were all outstanding. The drive out of Switzerland on the bus was even more outstanding then on the train....I was expecting to see Heidi any minute!
Very worth while and great value.!!

Wing Yan Natali W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

dangia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the best tour I've ever had! The tour is long but well organised with stops on the way for coffee, food, toilets. First stop is Tirano where you'll catch the train and where you can visit one of the most beautiful little church I've ever seen! There you will also have time for lunch. Of course the highlight of the tour is the Bernina train where you will remain speechless for a couple of hours as the views are breathtaking! Once you arrive in St Moritz you have an hour or so to visit this luxury town and then it's time to go back to Milan. Absolutely recommend it if you want a day out from the cities and enjoy mountains' views all around. Totally recommend it for any type of traveler!

runrun0420

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. The only problem with this tour is the very LIMITED time you have when you arrived in St. Moritz.

Joey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was beautiful and it was nothing short of great. Would love to return.

Robert O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Loved every minute of it. It is worth the long day. We visited Milan in January so it was cold. Our only complaint was on the train riders were allowed to put the windows down to take pictures. Although the train is heated we froze all the way to the top. So if you are visiting in the winter keep that in mind. The views were breathtaking.

We left Milan right at 7am. Our tour guides were Serena and Sonja, both of which were very informative. The bus does make a stop on the way to the train and again on the way back to Milan for restroom breaks. Our stops in Tirano and St. Moritz were very short but part of the experience was riding the train. Would recommend this tour and would love to go back in the spring or summer.

Haroon L South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Absolutely breathtaking. From the time we departed Milan, on the roadtrip to St Moritz, then the rail tour through the Swiss Alps, it was all just amazing. I would recommend a night stayover in St Moritz to appreciate the spectacle of everything that surrounds you in that area. A must for anyone travelling to Milan.

Aravinda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was one of the most exiting one day trip I ever had, you cannot expect more from a day than this. I Love to guys on board, exceptional instructors / guide. They know how to handle the visitors and guide them and get the fun they want /deserve.!

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