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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.

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

2. From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Visit the incredible alpine world of Heidi on this bus day trip from Zurich. Take a walk in the Old Town in Rapperswil, have free time in the capital of Liechtenstein, and explore Maienfeld and in the summer months, Heidi’s village. Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Rapperswil. Follow your guide to the picturesque Old Town and its Medieval Castle, before having some free time explore. Continue on your journey through Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the snow-peaked Alps. Reach the pretty hills and valley scenery of the Toggenburg region. Arrive in Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. Spend some free time visiting the iconic post office to purchase some prized stamps or stop at a café to buy some coffee and snack. Travel on to Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. Head up to Heidi’s village in the summer months on a short walk that leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and a heard of goats. In the winter months, head to see the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg, which is famous for its beautiful castle. Finally, make the bus trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, which is guarded by the majestic Churfirsten mountain range.

From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

3. From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

Escape from reality for the day and immerse yourself in the fairytale-like landscapes of Liechtenstein and Heidiland. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax as you travel to the medieval Rapperswil Castle, where you can admire 600 rose varieties in Rapperswil Rose Garden. Later, proceed to Vaduz in Liechtenstein, where you can witness the magnificent Vaduz Castle, as well as the Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House, and the City Hall. At the Vaduz Tourism Office, get the change to stamp your passport with a Liechtenstein stamp for CHF 3.00. Next, you may choose to visit Gutenberg Castle, located in the town of Balzers, where you can admire panoramic views of the town below. Afterward, continue to Swiss Heidiland, which gets its name from Johanna Spyri’s world-famous Heidi story. Spend some time admiring the picturesque village. Follow the Heidi Path to discover all of the locations described in Spyri's book and even pay a visit to the authentic Heidi house. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

4. From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

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. In the morning, depart by bus from Milan Piazza della Repubblica to the cosmopolitan city of St. Moritz. Upon arrival, enjoy time at your disposal for a panoramic walk along the lake area, some shopping, or sweet-tasting in one of the delicious local pastry shops. In the 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. Experience one of life’s finest cultural and natural-world experiences on a train that traverses no fewer than 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, easily tackling inclines of up to 70 mm/m along the way. Admire the view as the train travels into the mountains. Gaze in awe at the 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 in the late evening.

St. Moritz to Tirano: Bernina Express Panorama Train Ticket

5. St. Moritz to Tirano: Bernina Express Panorama Train Ticket

Experience the most spectacular way to cross the Alps as you ride the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano. Enjoy a comfortable journey in carriages with large panoramic windows which allow you to admire the beautiful scenery around you. Admire the spectacular landscapes as the train winds through the mountains passing through 55 tunnels, over 196 bridges, and up steep inclines with ease. Board the Bernina Express in St. Moritz and begin the 2 hours and 10-minute train ride to the south. Pass Pontresina and ascend gradually through the valley to the Bernina Pass over Morteratsch station. See the glacier and the highest summit of the Eastern Alps at Piz Bernina. Reach the Ospizio Bernina station which is the highest point on the train line at 2,253 meters above Lago Bianco. Continue the journey as the train descends to the station of Alp Grüm where you can enjoy a quick stop for a photo opportunity and admire the beautiful views. After many hairpin turns the train reaches follows the course of the River Poschiavino and passes Le Prese and Miralago, both situated on the shores of Lake Poschiavo. Finally, cross into Italy and disembark at the town of Tirano.

Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. 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!

Switzerland: Digital Swiss Coupon Pass

7. Switzerland: Digital Swiss Coupon Pass

Experience the highlights of Switzerland with the Swiss Coupon Pass and enjoy selected 2-for-1 benefits in 11 cities: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lugarno, Montreux, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Zermatt and Zurich.  With the 100 exclusive 50% discount coupons save over 4,500 Swiss Francs and discover many attractions and activities in all of Switzerland. Enjoy countless discounts at restaurants, take a gourmet cruise and use your vouchers for a lavish shopping tour. Visit museums and leisure parks, see the highlights of the city on a guided tour or cruise through the city on a Segway. Discount offers available for: • Tourist attractions, adventure parks, museums • Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-Train and Segway • Restaurants (Swiss and international cuisine) • UNESCO Sites and Swiss Castles • Swiss mountain and cruise tours and dining experiences • Entrance fees for pools and thermal baths • Rentals (cars, motorcycles, bicycles and sports equipment) • Chocolate, milk, and cheese experiences • Europcar (discount and additional driver for free)

St. Moritz: Private Guided Hiking Tour

8. St. Moritz: Private Guided Hiking Tour

Accompanied by a personal, English speaking guide ride up the mountain in a funicular along a curving track. Arrive at a restaurant with an unforgettable view of the mountain region and valley. Then, walk along a level track around Val Muragl and then back to the main valley.  Each curve seems to provide an even more exciting view. Then take a short break at a mountain cafe and savor the view overlooking the valleys. (It's also famous for its rhubarb pie.) After lunch you can hike all the way back to St. Moritz, or walk to the bottom of the funicular and take public transportation back to the hotel.

Scuol: 2.5-Hour Village Guided Walking Tour

9. Scuol: 2.5-Hour Village Guided Walking Tour

Travel to the charming Alpine village of Scuol surrounded by snowy peaks and lush forests. Enjoy a tour of Scuol’s enchanting buildings alongside a local guide. Start your walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Schoolhouse square in Scuol. Marvel at the most beautiful Engadine houses and landmarks as you sip mineral water from various local springs. While exploring the picturesque streets, your local guide will tell you the history of the village with interesting facts about the Engadine way of life. Finally, arrive at the Engiadina Bassa Museum, your last stop. Here, discover the rich history of Alpine tradition and culture. Then, step into an old Engadine parlor and enjoy an aperitif before you go. Feel free to ask your guide for local recommendations on great places to visit nearby.

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Interlaken

10. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Interlaken

Travel on the worldwide known, Glacier-Express-Train, with a private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Cross 291 bridges, pass through 91 tunnels and climb up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. If you like, enjoy a short walk around in Chur or Brig with many local facts and histories provided by your guide. Admire the changing landscape, and ask any questions about the country and its people. Get off the beaten tourist track, and enjoy an intimate, guided, experience in Switzerland.

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What people are saying about Graubünden

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Awesome tour. If you don't have much time in Zurich, this is the perfect way to get a real taste of Switzerland. I would choose this over a city tour any day, plus you get a mini city tour along the way. Beautiful views, great guide, ample time.

Very enjoyable. Had the carriage to ourselves for much of the journey ( June). Great to be able to open the windows. Just missed the commentary so upgraded to Bernina Express for return journey for 26 Swiss francs.

pretty good day. had to switch a couple things around as the lunch restaurant was a bit slow but we got everything in. would've liked more time in Vaduz.

The tour was detailed, the guide gave alot of tips and information and driver and stops along the way, where very accessible:)

Me encanto, muy bonito y facil. El guia fue lo mejor