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Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

1. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the Bernina Express, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of Valtellina. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's large windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

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Bernina & St.Moritz Day Tour from Milan

2. Bernina & St.Moritz Day Tour from Milan

Spend a full-day traveling to St. Moritz on this exciting rail journey! The Bernina is one of Switzerland's most scenic railways, climbing more than 1,800 meters, making it the steepest railway journey in the world. Round-trip transfer from Milan is included in the tour. Your rail journey begins in Tirano, Italy, and takes you all the way to the world-renowned Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz. Tirano is a picturesque Mediterranean town in a mountain setting dotted with palms and oleanders. The train ride will take you from an altitude of 429 meters up to 1,829 meters! You’ll cross the spiraling viaduct at Brusio and the Bernina Pass to the alpine valley known as the Engadin. On this 2 hour 30 minute journey you’ll marvel at the scenery of the Alps. UNESCO named the Bernina route a world heritage site. You’ll see monumental glaciers, cross steep gorges, and pass through tunnels under some of the area’s most massive mountains. In St. Moritz you’ll have time to explore Switzerland's most famous mountain resort before the return journey to Milan.

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Tirano: Bernina Red Train and Cablecar to Diavolezza Refuge

3. Tirano: Bernina Red Train and Cablecar to Diavolezza Refuge

Spend a day admiring unique panoramas of the Swiss Alps whilst traveling on the famous Bernina Red Train, which in 2010 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will leave from Tirano, an ancient Italian town known for its Renaissance Basilica and its 18th-century palaces, churches and gates. Tirano is also famous for the excellent red wines made from Nebbiolo grapes, and culinary specialities like pizzoccheri, bresaola and alpine cheeses.  You will board the Bernina Red Train in Tirano, climb the Swiss Valposchiavo Valley and start the descent into the Engadin Valley until you reach Diavolezza station, where you'll take the cable car up to Diavolezza Refuge (3000 meters), also called the "Ballroom of the Alps".  Here you'll to enjoy the stunning view on the Piz Bernina and have free time to enjoy a drink or lunch at the refuge. On your way back to Tirano, where the experience ends, you can make a stop in the village of Poschiavo to take a stroll along the Poschiavo Lake.

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From Milan: Bernina Express Experience

4. From Milan: Bernina Express Experience

From up among sparkling glaciers and down to a land of palms, the Bernina Express offers a change of scene like no other. No other railway links north to south in such a wonderful manner on trains with glass-topped panoramic cars that traverse no fewer than 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, easily tackling inclines of up to 70 mm/m along the way. Come aboard for one of life’s finest cultural and natural-world experiences.  At 7:30 AM, depart by bus from Milan Piazza della Repubblica to the cosmopolitan city of St. Moritz Upon arrival in Saint Moritz, enjoy time at your disposal for a panoramic walk along the lake area, some shopping, or a sweet-tasting in one of the delicious local pastry shops. Discover the city at your own pace and find a spot to eat lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants.  In the early afternoon, head over to the train station and get seated in one of the panoramic carriages on board the Bernina Express Train bound for Tirano. Admire the view as the train travels into the mountains. Gaze in awe at the stunning panoramas of the Morteratsch Glacier and the world famous Montebello Curve. Continue past the lakes of Lago Bianco e Laj Neir up to Alp Gruem. Arrive in Tirano before boarding a bus to make the return journey to Milan with a scheduled arrival of between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM.

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From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

5. From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Zürich, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel.

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Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

6. Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

Ride the Glacier Express and see Switzerland in one entire day. Experience four hours on this famous coach from Chur to Brig. Cross the Alps and travel along the mountains. Spend time in Brig or Bern on the way back. Listen to a wonderful audio guide while seeing the beautiful sights. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb 2033 meters above sea level. Enjoy the ride on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. Appreciate the journey, totally independent.

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From Basel: Glacier Express Day-trip with Private Guide

7. From Basel: Glacier Express Day-trip with Private Guide

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Basel, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45am, at which time the lunch service will start. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel. 

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One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

8. One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Bern, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig. Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will handover all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel.

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From Lucerne: Private Glacier Express Day Tour

9. From Lucerne: Private Glacier Express Day Tour

Start by meeting your tour guide at your pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Together with your tour guide, you will transfer to the train station in Luzern. You will board an intercity train, which will take you via Zürich and along the picturesque lake Zürich to south-eastern Switzerland. After one hour and 20-minutes, you will arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Depending on schedule, a short walk around with your tour guide will take place. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in one of the panoramic coaches of the Glacier Express. During your journey, audio commentary by headphone is available or you can simply ask your informative tour guide questions.   In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033-meters above sea level as a rough and scenic alpine landscape will pass by your window. On top of the Oberalp Pass, you will see a small lighthouse which your tour guide will entertain you with stories of. The train will start to descend on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400-meters above sea level. The train will stop in Andermatt for 15-minutes, whilst here, you will have the chance to get off the train for some fresh air.  Your journey will continue through the 15-kilometer long "Furka" base tunnel and on through the “Goms” valley in the direction of Brig. This valley is known as a popular destination for summer hiking and winter sports. After a two hour trip you will arrive in Brig. Upon arrival, take the opportunity to hop-off the Glacier-Express train and walk around through the pedestrian zone and marvel at the palace Stockalper which your guide will take you on a tour of. Your tour guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. From this point, your friendly guide will say farewell to you in Brig and will hand over all necessary tickets and information to you. The train that you board will take you to Bern, where you have a direct connection to Luzern.

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Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a tailored 2-hour walking tour of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Stroll from the meeting point at the train station, through the Old Town, to the 800-year old cathedral. See and learn about Bishop's Court, and visit the famous administration building of the Rhaetian Railway. Discover Chur's charming town hall, and wander the town's winding medieval streets. Chur is forged in a deep valley carved by the Rhine, and its handsome town houses make for a picture postcard Swiss town. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you stroll around the town, and enjoy an unforgettable day that's tailored to you!

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 933 reviews

A pure moment of magic. Departure from Tirano with good weather, magnificent climb in the wild and agricultural landscapes of any beauty. Arrival at the cable car station then at the magical Diavolezza refuge. The choice of this magical day during the week, excluding holidays is a winning choice. Thank you and to renew to come back to ski

You can bring snowshoes or snowboarding and skis up the mountain and make stops along the railway to sight see.

A scenic ride through the Swiss Alps. It’s a pity that we only had one hour in St Moritz.

the tour is definitely highly recommended! it is truly a unique experience!

A day to remember for the colors of autumn and the snow