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Bernina Express Scenic Train Ride - From Milan

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Key Highlights

  • Travel through spectacular Alpine scenery on your route from Milan to Tirano
  • Enjoy a ride in the Bernina Express, one of the world’s greatest rail journeys
  • Pass by stunning gorges, charming bridges and fascinating loop tunnels during the train ride
  • Explore Tirano and St Moritz at your leisure
  • A professional guide will accompany you at all times
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Tuesday & Saturday

    Duration

    Approx. 13 hours

    Start time

    7:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli.
    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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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 declared as world heritage site by UNESCO, 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

    You will be taken by coach to Tirano for a memorable train journey aboard the Bernina Express. You will travel to St. Moritz in Switzerland, situated about 220 kilometers from the city of Milan.

    Your train ride continues through the spiraling arched bridges at Brusio and passes by Poschiavo, one of the best places in the canton of the Grisons. During your journey, you will pass by the following sites:

    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.

    Your train journey lasts for two and a half hours. After arriving at St. Moritz, enjoy ample 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

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

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).

    Please carry your valid passport and visa.

    Please provide date of birth of child at the time of 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

    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: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
  • Reviews
    • Both trips were good but the starting times need to be changed. For the Swiss Alps trip we had to leave the hotel in Comasina at 5:30 AM in order to make it barely on time to the...

      MOHAMMAD A MIAN
    • Ticked off the bucket list

      This is something we have always wanted to do. The tour ran very efficiently and exactly to schedule. A pitty about the early start but that's all part of the adventure. Our...

      Noel H Were
    • Divine Experience...My first snowfall..

      Superb guide... great ride and it snowed.. couldn't have asked for more.....

      Piyali Ghosh
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