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Bernina Express Scenic Train Ride - From Milan

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Highlights

  • Travel through spectacular Alpine scenery on your route from Milan to Tirano
  • Travel by luxury coach between Milan and the Bernina Express
  • The Bernina Express is one of the world’s greatest rail journeys

Overview

From Milan, you will be taken to Tirano, Italy, for a memorable train journey aboard the Bernina Express to St. Moritz, Switzerland. Along this route, you will pass through wild gorges, soaring bridges, fascinating loop tunnels and white glaciers, close enough to reach out and touch!

Enjoy the dreamy beauty of the Alpine landscape complete with high mountains, glaciers, serene blue lakes, lush meadows with cows grazing in them and quaint farmhouses. This tour will truly be an experience of a lifetime.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Foro Bonaparte 76 (MM1 Cairoli) in Milan. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken by coach to Tirano Italy, for a memorable train journey aboard the Bernina Express to St. Moritz, Switzerland about 220 kilometers from the city of Milan.

Your scenic train journey aboard the Bernina Express (operated by Rhaetian Railway of Switzerland) starts from Tirano, city on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Your train ride continues through the spiraling arched bridges at Brusio to proceed to Poschiavo, one of the best places in the canton of the Grisons, in order to reach 2.253 m of Ospizio Bernina and St.Moritz where the train journey ends.

Engadine: It is a mountain valley located in Graubünden in the southeast of Switzerland. Enjoy the beauty of its landscape and high mountains on all sides.

Bernina Pass: It is a high mountain pass in the Bernina range of the Alps and connects St Moritz in the Engadine valley to Tirano in Italy.

Brusio: It is a municipality in the district of Bernina in Graubünden. The train passes over its spiraling stone bridge amidst mountains and meadows.

Tirano: It is a town in Valtellina located in Northern Italy. Here you will get free time for lunch.

Your train journey lasts for two and a half hours. After arriving in St.Moritz there’s free time to stroll around one of the most famous tourist destination in the world characterized by breathtaking landscape on the lake.

After enjoying the scenic setting of the Alps, you will be transferred back by coach to the starting point of the tour.

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Reviews

This was an excellent day trip. We had a wonderful, knowledgeable tour leader who was fun and very friendly. It is a long day, we had a few stops and some great food and views.... Mrs Elizabeth Burton

The trip was great from beginning to end! Our guide Angela was brilliant along with Mario the bus driver. The views were stunning and the train ride was the best part with the... Miss Lesley A Claxton

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr 14 - 31 Oct 14: Daily
01 Nov 14 - 31 Mar 15: Tuesday

Duration

12 hours

Start time

Start time: 0700h (07:00am)
Duration: 12 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 (MM1 Cairoli), Milano. It's 100 meters away from Cairoli train station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour returns to the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in a coach
  • Bi-lingual tour guide
  • Bernina Express ticket (2nd class)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Carry your Isango! voucher on the tour.

Carry your valid passport and visa on the tour.

Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.

From 01st April - 31st October 2014: The tour will operate every day with a bi-lingual guide, with the following schedule:
Monday: English and Spanish
Tuesday: English only
Wednesday: English and Portuguese
Thursday: English and Spanish
Friday: English only
Saturday: English only
Sunday:English only

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • The Bernina Express crosses the the most highly located railroad line of the Alps. With its tracks at inclines of up to 7%, the Bernina Express is one of the steepest railroads of the world not to use any cogwheels.
  • Visa requirement:
  • Citizens of the following countries require a visa:
  • Required by all except the following for a stay of up to 3 months:
  • (a) nationals of EU countries, Australia, Canada, Japan and US
  • (b) nationals of countries in South and Central America (except nationals of Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru who do need a visa)
  • (c) nationals of Caribbean island states (except nationals of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti who do need a visa)
  • (d) nationals of Andorra, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kiribati, Korea (Rep. of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tuvalu and Vatican City
  • (e) nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) provided they are resident in Canada, Iceland, Norway, USA or EU countries
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  • "Bernina Express" This was an excellent day trip. We had a wonderful, knowledgeable tour leader who was fun and very friendly. It is a long day, we had a few stops and some great food and views....
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