Bernina Express, Swiss Alps

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Cross the Alps the old-fashioned way by taking a leisurely trip on the scenic Bernina Express. Passing through World Heritage-listed landscapes, the line negotiates 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, reaching a realm of icy glaciers before descending into Tirano, a small town in northern Italy. Panoramic coaches with enlarged windows offer sweeping views of the region's mountaintops, best appreciated when the train passes through a 2,253 m (7,391 ft) high mountain pass skirting a pristine alpine lake. Purchase your tickets well in advance, and check the website for return trip options via Lugano, a lakeside resort town in the Italian-speaking southern section of Switzerland. Using our world travel planner, Chur attractions like Bernina Express can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I loved the ride! Mesmerising views with commentary where necessary. Ride was smooth as well. Service staff at the station at Chur before boarding were also nice and friendly. My route was Tirano to.....  more »
  • Took the Bernina Express Tour from Milan, as provided by Viator Tours. The Tour departs from Milan by bus (near the Duomo) and takes you thru a nice scenery, including Lake Como, until it finally...  more »
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