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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 Tirano: Bernina Red Train Ticket with Private Guide

5. From Tirano: Bernina Red Train Ticket with Private Guide

Treat yourself to a 2.5-hour private guided tour aboard the famous Bernina Red Train from Tirano in Italy to St. Moritz in Switzerland. Be amazed by the fascinating history of the Rhaetian Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and by the beauty of the landscapes along the route. Meet your private tour guide in front of the Tirano Rhaetian Railway station, where you will board the train and begin your adventure. Cross the border into Switzerland and climb along the Valposchiavo, passing the famous Brusio helical viaduct. Travel by the breathtaking Poschiavo Lake before climbing to reach the highest railway station in the Alps. Continue through the Val Bernina to St. Moritz. Take in views of the Piz Bernina and the Morteratsch glacier before beginning the journey back to Tirano.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 870 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