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From Milan: Bernina and St. Moritz Day Tour by Scenic Train

1. From Milan: Bernina and St. Moritz Day Tour by Scenic Train

Spend a full-day traveling to St. Moritz on this exciting rail journey. The Bernina red train 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. On the journey, marvel at the scenery of the Alps. UNESCO named the Bernina route a world heritage site. 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.

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

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

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano at a time of your choosing, the trains leave the station at quasi-hourly intervals, 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 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.

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.

Eco-friendly Guided Tour of Tirano

4. Eco-friendly Guided Tour of Tirano

Explore and eperience Tirano aboard the next-gen electric vehicle "Lambrogino", the exciting result of a joint effort between Italy and Switzerland. This one hour tour, covering a distance of about 5 chilometers/3 miles, will let you experience the truest and most authentic side of this traditional Italian town encrusted among the Alps mountains. Meet your driver and guide in the historical center of Tirano and embark upon this tour starting from the town hall square, moving through the roads of old town between medieval palaces and the old city gate. With the possibility of making intermediate stops to take photos, reach the church of San Rocco along a path that will let you admire the Unesco heritage Valtellina Terraced Wineyards, only to then arrive at the 16th-century Basilica of Madonna di Tirano. The driver will then take you back to the city center, where the tour will reach its conclusion.

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What people are saying about Bernina Pass

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,127 reviews

Views were spectacular as was the train ride. It was such a relaxed way to travel and see the beautiful sights. The cable car ride provided a smooth trip to the refuge and once we finished our lovely breakfast there were many trails to walk ( summer season) others were also enjoying the refuge but it was not crowded. Other stops on the journey are also well worth the walk and look to take I the incredible views

A second-class train ticket is included in the programme. An ugrade option would be preferable to be able to travel in a first-class panorama carriage on the train.

Perfect day trip! It was spectacular! I recommend it to all. Also our guide Lina was great!

Guide was excellent in terms of explanation and making the team happy

This trip is a must see. Amazing is an understatement