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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

Aleksandar M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Absolutely perfect.

Rospow USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved this tour! The train ride was spectacular! St Moritz was fun and we had just the right amount of time there. Lunch was good - yes it's early but since we started the day early I was ready for lunch and the food was very good. The bus ride back was long but the beginning, driving down the mountain is amazing. Great views and the driver did an excellent job navigating the many switchbacks. Nice nap for the rest of the ride before getting back into Milan.

Naeemeh Hosseini

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

That trip was the greatest that I have ever had!.. in fact, It was a dream which came true because of the fabulously beautiful sceneries and splendid landscapes... I believe this is a must that everyone should do.

Ruby C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Beautiful by Nature ! The Bernina Express is an amazing experience.

Aurelia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It felt magical!!

Florencio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

excellent trip highly recommended.
trip was on time, train ride is better than expected. great road and excellent service.

Patricia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing! From start to finish you won't see prettier towns or more breathtaking views.

John G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fabulous. Beautiful day trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, excellent guide. Would recommend local meal at restaurant which can be arranged by the tour guide.

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was absolutely brilliant. We started out with a coach trip from Milan at 7 am with Andrew as our guide. He quickly set the scene for what was to be day filled with spectacular scenery from Milano to St Moritz and back . After lunch in Tirano we boarded the train to St Moritz and with windows opened and a carriage to ourselves we spent the whole journey moving from side to side to take in the views. We were warned that St moritz would be a ghost town and so it was but even that was enjoyable being able to move about freely. I would rate this a one of the best day excursions I have done - but a word of warning. Take a spare battery or charger for whatever photographc equipment you use as you will need it. Snow capped montains, glacia lakes, swiss villages in valleys and even helicopters carting full trees and there is more before you even get there.

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