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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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From Milan: Bernina Express Experience

2. 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 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.

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Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. 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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Switzerland: Private Guided Glacier Express Train Trip

5. Switzerland: Private Guided Glacier Express Train Trip

Journey from your hotel in Zürich, Luzern, Basel, Bern, or Interlaken to catch the Glacier Express train on the route from Chur to Brig. Enjoy stunning views on this panoramic train and commentary from your local guide. Be picked up by your local guide from your hotel. Board the Glacier Express train with your private tour guide and pass spectacular valleys and mountains on the Chur to Brig route. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level. Walk through Chur or Brig while waiting for your transfer. Spend 4 hours admiring the views. Let your guide show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people.

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St. Moritz: Private Guided Hiking Tour

6. 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.

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Chur: Art and Culture Discovery Tour

7. Chur: Art and Culture Discovery Tour

Discover how Chur, although being the oldest city in Switzerland, is legalizing graffiti art on some of its walls. Throughout your tour, and with a local guide, you will endeavor to discover some of these walls together. Thousands of history lovers from all over the globe visit Chur each year, either participating in one or more of the numerous cultural events or simply enjoying the buzzing community and the city ambience. On top of all this, street art also has a valid place in Chur. Whether you are visiting Chur as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better or it is your first time, this experience is for you. As you walk the streets of Chur and take in the amazing street art, your guide will share with you the most significant cultural and historical insights as well as details of the colorful and multi-faceted Chur. All of this will be conducted as you dive deep into the world of art and culture of both this city and the country.

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Chur: Architectural Walking Tour

8. Chur: Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Chur's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of these on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty of Switzerland's oldest city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also be able to see how the city's development has created a unique blend of contemporary and medieval architecture.

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Chur: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

9. Chur: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Chur's vibrant history on a walking tour with a passionate local guide. Meet your guide in the heart of the Old Town and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how Chur has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and much more. Discover the history behind the unique Alien Bar and the Malteser Tower as you encounter sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of a local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

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Scuol: 2.5-Hour Village Guided Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Graubünden

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Thanks to Laura and Bruno we had the best experience in Italy. We enjoyed this little trip very much, we felt special because they took care of us and gave us all their attention during the trip. We highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit Italy and we will definitely come back again.

very nice. we have added the supplement for the panoramic view for one route ... but to take pictures, the regional one is better

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

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

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