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Ride the panoramic Bernina Express Train between Italy and Switzerland

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

This unique package includes a one day return trip on the famous Bernina Express train from Tirano to St. Moritz, which offers fabulous views of the Alps all year round, as well as a visit to a local winery to taste some of the best wines of the Valtellina area. Base yourself in the pretty town of Tirano on the Italian border with Switzerland for a short break with a difference

Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery from the comfort of the Bernina train, whatever the season the views are breathtaking
  • Explore the upmarket resort of St. Moritz, go window shopping at some of Switzerland’s most exclusive boutiques, or take a stroll around the lake
  • Taste some of the little known but highly regarded wines of the Valtellina area

Included

  • Accommodation at 3* Hotel Bernina OR Hotel Corona
  • Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Return Bernina Express Train Ticket: Tirano to St. Moritz
  • Wine and local produce tasting

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

The Bernina Express train leaves from Tirano, Italy in the morning and then returns from St Moritz, Switzerland in the late afternoon. The journey takes around 2 hours 40 minutes each way. The hotel staff will provide the tickets for your journey and exact schedule. IMPORTANT:You will need to carry your passport with you when you take the Bernina Express as you will cross the Swiss border. Please note that prices for this package are subject to change according to the Swiss Franc exchange rate.

Extras/Upgrades

Please note that the packages include standard 2nd class tickets for the Bernina Express. Please contact customer services if you would like to upgrade to Panoramic Seats. Cost: approx € 12,00 supplement per person each way.

This is a fantastic package for those that want to discover the Alps from the comfort of a panoramic train ride, as you ride across the Alps in style on board the famous 'Red Train', the Bernina Express, along a beautiful route that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008. This unique single track railway climbs to a maximum height of 2,253m – the highest point reached by a train in Europe - offering spectacular views of mountain lakes and glaciers along the way, before descending into the chic mountain resort of St. Moritz. The journey is beautiful at any time of year, lush and green in the summer, completely snow covered in winter, and offering beautiful, vibrant colours in the autumn.

You will be based in the pretty, historic town of Tirano which is located in Valtellina, Northern Italy, very close to the Swiss border. Tirano has an abundance of interesting places to visit for lovers of history, food and wine. While it may not look impressive at first glance from the main road, head towards the historic centre and main piazza and wonder around the streets there, and you will not be able to deny the charm of the place. The imposing Madonna di Tirano shrine that you see when you arrive in Tirano from the direction of Milan is the most important religious monument in Valtellina, and there are a number of other historic buildings to visit in the area.

The terraced vineyards on the mountainside surrounding the town produce some robust red wines from the nebbiolo grape, the most common are Inferno, Sassella and Grumello, and the highly regarded Sforzato. Most vineyards offer tours and wine tastings, so you can explore as many as you like during your stay. One wine tasting is included in the price of the package

Hotel Bernina***

A charming 3-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Tirano and just metres from the Bernina Express station. We've personally tested this hotel, it is spotless, right opposite the main train station in the centre of town!

Rooms are simply furnished yet comfortable, offering ensuite bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, phone and free WiFi access. Some have balconies.

Buffet breakfast is included and the hotel restaurant serves delicious local and national dishes as well as wood fired pizzas.

or

Hotel Corona***

Located just 150m from the Bernina Express station, this recently renovated hotel offers comfortable, stylish accommodation close to the historic town centre.

All rooms come complete with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, minibar, safe, telephone and free WiFi access.

A buffet breakfast is included, and there is a lovely outdoor veranda where you can enjoy drinks or a bite to eat during the summer months.

Private parking is available at an extra charge.

Nearest Airport: Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) – 130km / 2 hours 30 mins

Other airports: Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Verona

By Car

Exit Orio al serio, follow signs for Lovere, then Edolo-Passo del Tonale. At Edolo, turn left at the crossroads and continue on to Aprica then Tirano via the Aprica Pass.

Alternatively take the road alongside Lake Como following signs to Lecco, then to Colico, Sondrio, Tirano. This route is straighter than the first and there are no winding mountain passes.

By Public Transport

From Bergamo airport take the bus to the train station, take the train to Tirano, changing at Lecco. From Milan airports head to Milan Central station and take the direct train to Tirano. Both routes take around 2 and a half hours, and there are lovely views of Lake Como on the way. When you arrive the Hotel Bernina is just opposite the train station, while the Hotel Corona is just a 2 minute walk.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

This unique package includes a one day return trip on the famous Bernina Express train from Tirano to St. Moritz, which offers fabulous views of the Alps all year round, as well as a visit to a local winery to taste some of the best wines of the Valtellina area. Base yourself in the pretty town of Tirano on the Italian border with Switzerland for a short break with a difference

Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery from the comfort of the Bernina train, whatever the season the views are breathtaking
  • Explore the upmarket resort of St. Moritz, go window shopping at some of Switzerland’s most exclusive boutiques, or take a stroll around the lake
  • Taste some of the little known but highly regarded wines of the Valtellina area

Included

  • Accommodation at 3* Hotel Bernina OR Hotel Corona
  • Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Return Bernina Express Train Ticket: Tirano to St. Moritz
  • Wine and local produce tasting

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

The Bernina Express train leaves from Tirano, Italy in the morning and then returns from St Moritz, Switzerland in the late afternoon. The journey takes around 2 hours 40 minutes each way. The hotel staff will provide the tickets for your journey and exact schedule. IMPORTANT:You will need to carry your passport with you when you take the Bernina Express as you will cross the Swiss border. Please note that prices for this package are subject to change according to the Swiss Franc exchange rate.

Extras/Upgrades

Please note that the packages include standard 2nd class tickets for the Bernina Express. Please contact customer services if you would like to upgrade to Panoramic Seats. Cost: approx € 12,00 supplement per person each way.

Location

Location

This is a fantastic package for those that want to discover the Alps from the comfort of a panoramic train ride, as you ride across the Alps in style on board the famous 'Red Train', the Bernina Express, along a beautiful route that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008. This unique single track railway climbs to a maximum height of 2,253m – the highest point reached by a train in Europe - offering spectacular views of mountain lakes and glaciers along the way, before descending into the chic mountain resort of St. Moritz. The journey is beautiful at any time of year, lush and green in the summer, completely snow covered in winter, and offering beautiful, vibrant colours in the autumn.

You will be based in the pretty, historic town of Tirano which is located in Valtellina, Northern Italy, very close to the Swiss border. Tirano has an abundance of interesting places to visit for lovers of history, food and wine. While it may not look impressive at first glance from the main road, head towards the historic centre and main piazza and wonder around the streets there, and you will not be able to deny the charm of the place. The imposing Madonna di Tirano shrine that you see when you arrive in Tirano from the direction of Milan is the most important religious monument in Valtellina, and there are a number of other historic buildings to visit in the area.

The terraced vineyards on the mountainside surrounding the town produce some robust red wines from the nebbiolo grape, the most common are Inferno, Sassella and Grumello, and the highly regarded Sforzato. Most vineyards offer tours and wine tastings, so you can explore as many as you like during your stay. One wine tasting is included in the price of the package

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Bernina***

A charming 3-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Tirano and just metres from the Bernina Express station. We've personally tested this hotel, it is spotless, right opposite the main train station in the centre of town!

Rooms are simply furnished yet comfortable, offering ensuite bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, phone and free WiFi access. Some have balconies.

Buffet breakfast is included and the hotel restaurant serves delicious local and national dishes as well as wood fired pizzas.

or

Hotel Corona***

Located just 150m from the Bernina Express station, this recently renovated hotel offers comfortable, stylish accommodation close to the historic town centre.

All rooms come complete with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, minibar, safe, telephone and free WiFi access.

A buffet breakfast is included, and there is a lovely outdoor veranda where you can enjoy drinks or a bite to eat during the summer months.

Private parking is available at an extra charge.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) – 130km / 2 hours 30 mins

Other airports: Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Verona

By Car

Exit Orio al serio, follow signs for Lovere, then Edolo-Passo del Tonale. At Edolo, turn left at the crossroads and continue on to Aprica then Tirano via the Aprica Pass.

Alternatively take the road alongside Lake Como following signs to Lecco, then to Colico, Sondrio, Tirano. This route is straighter than the first and there are no winding mountain passes.

By Public Transport

From Bergamo airport take the bus to the train station, take the train to Tirano, changing at Lecco. From Milan airports head to Milan Central station and take the direct train to Tirano. Both routes take around 2 and a half hours, and there are lovely views of Lake Como on the way. When you arrive the Hotel Bernina is just opposite the train station, while the Hotel Corona is just a 2 minute walk.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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