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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan provided by Zani Viaggi Day Tours

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan
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Tour snapshot
Journey along the UNESCO-listed Bernina Express route
Duration:
12h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The Bernina Express between Switzerland and Italy is one of Europe’s most spectacular train journeys and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour whisks you across the route in one day, with everything planned ahead of time, including a coach ride to Tirano, a ride on the Bernina Express railway to St Moritz in Switzerland, free time in the Swiss resort town, and a return to Milan by coach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of Northern Italy, Swiss Alps, and St Moritz pass
  • Hassle-free trip: Save time on a round-trip day tour with transfers included
  • Return via a different route for maximum sightseeing opportunities
What to expect
Meet your guide in central Milan and set out on the journey to Tirano on air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you head north into the foothills of the Alps, and enjoy free time to explore Tirano. Next, step aboard the red-painted train carriages of the Bernina Express and enjoy unbeatable views from panoramic windows. The train ride takes in one of the most impressive sections of the Bernina route, including views of Lake Como, the spiral viaduct of Brusio, and the mountains of the Bernina Pass. As you cross into Switzerland, pass snow-covered peaks, wild gorges, and Swiss Alps, before stopping at the ski resort of St Moritz. In St Moritz, enjoy lunch (own expense), admire the alpine scenery, or stroll the historic town and browse for souvenirs. After meeting with your guide, return to Milan by coach, where your tour ends at the departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of Northern Italy, Swiss Alps, and St Moritz pass
  • Hassle-free trip: Save time on a round-trip day tour with transfers included
  • Return via a different route for maximum sightseeing opportunities
What to expect
Meet your guide in central Milan and set out on the journey to Tirano on air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you head north into the foothills of the Alps, and enjoy free time to explore Tirano. Next, step aboard the red-painted train carriages of the Bernina Express and enjoy unbeatable views from panoramic windows. The train ride takes in one of the most impressive sections of the Bernina route, including views of Lake Como, the spiral viaduct of Brusio, and the mountains of the Bernina Pass. As you cross into Switzerland, pass snow-covered peaks, wild gorges, and Swiss Alps, before stopping at the ski resort of St Moritz. In St Moritz, enjoy lunch (own expense), admire the alpine scenery, or stroll the historic town and browse for souvenirs. After meeting with your guide, return to Milan by coach, where your tour ends at the departure point.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2872ZV15
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
  • Bernina train ticket (2nd class)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
12h 30m
Departure details
  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.
  • Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
  • Bernina train ticket (2nd class)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
Duration
12h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.
  • Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
    Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
    Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Bernina Express
  • 1
    Lake St. Moritz
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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197thomasm
United Kingdom70 contributions
Dec 2021
The tour starts in Tirano with a short visit around the church and town before then moving to the station and get lunch. I honestly would have preferred just going to get lunch straight away and then catch the train as when you get to St Moritz whilst we had an hour of exploring from the moment we arrived, it takes about 10-15 minutes to actually get to the city so by the time you're free to go you only have about half an hour. before you need to start heading back. Not stopping in the other part of town first would give more time in St Moritz I think. If you go as a couple I'd make sure one of you is on each side of the train as whilst I had small group so easy to with sides, a big group might make that difficult and there are things to capture on both sides. The windows on the train do slide down which is a big plus.
Written 20 December 2021
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William W
Kentwood, LA71 contributions
The tour started in Milan by bus. We drove to St. Moritz and had free time. The trip through the countryside along Lake Como was beautiful and had plenty of photo opportunities from the bus. The train ride down was fantastic...lots of views. We did not have a panoramic car...I don't recommend them except in the winter. Our car had windows that opened and photos were easier to take. The train ride delivers as advertised.
Written 12 June 2022
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Patricia F
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
Mar 2022
When we booked the tour we didn’t know much about it but we thought that it would be a nice experience. And it was an amazing adventure!!! Our guide, Sabrina was absolutely delightful, she is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, she knows every single detail about the area, the train, the cities we visited, she was super well organized and gave us all the tips we needed it to enjoy all the places we visited. Highly recommended experience! Thank you Sabrina, Donato ( our driver was incredible! ) and the other lady guide ( I don’t remember her name) for helping us to spend a memorable day in the Bernina Express! Unforgettable tour!!!!,
Written 28 March 2022
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Olivia R
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
After our first trip was cancelled due to lack of participants, we were given the open to book another day trip through them. After choosing our option, Zani Viaggi never confirmed back with us after 3 days and we had to send another follow-up email to hear back from them.

Once we heard back from them, they confirmed our trip meeting time, date, departure time and arrival time. We have been sitting outside a completely closed down building. No one for our tour ever showed up and neither did any guests.

They should have been more thorough in their email and ensured the dates and times were correct. With limited time traveling, we have now wasted a day and money on a trip that didn’t exist. I would not recommend booking anything through this trip operator, it is a waste of time and potentially a scam.
Written 23 June 2022
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Kailey S
Milan, Italy3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The views are beautiful. Unlike other reviewers we had 2.5 hours in St Mortiz which was enough to grab lunch at a cafe, leaving us enough time to wander the streets and shops, visit the chocolate shop, and see the car show that was happening on the frozen lake. Would go back separately to St Mortiz to visit again - however the train was the main purpose of our trip which was beautiful and a great way to see the mountains. Our guides were great giving us tips on the bus, before heading into St Moritz, and again on the train. A long day but well worth it!
Written 5 March 2022
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Emily W
Wrexham, UK28 contributions
This tour is amazing! Simply, beautiful.
The tour is a full day and lasts from 7:00am to 7:30pm. There is lots of travelling by coach but this includes good English commentary, beautiful scenery and plenty of stops!
The Bernini Express is amazing, you share a carriage with the rest of the tour group with access to a WC. The views are out of this world! Switzerland-St. Moritz is a nice town, our trip was on a Sunday and there wasn’t many shops open but, we had enough time to take pictures and go for a drink.
Overall, this tour is a must when in Milan and worth the money. Would recommend to anyone!
Written 19 April 2022
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Gary H
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Incredible trip, our tour guide was funny and charming. The drivers were very skilled and the long trip made better knowing how well managed it is. Our train journey was magical! I would suggest not opting for first class and sitting on the left of the train with the windows down for the best photos!
Written 3 January 2020
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msmelko
Tallahassee, FL12 contributions
Long Day (12.5 hours) but the trip was well worth it if you have limited time in the area.
Some of the most beautiful mountains & scenery in the world. Josphine was a great tour guide & provided us enough free time. The 2-1/2 hour train ride through the Swiss Alps & villages was breathtaking and made up for the 7 hours you spend on the tour bus. A well-organized, full day & worth the investment.
Written 25 May 2022
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Tom W
Davidson, NC1 contribution
Apr 2022
My family had never seen the Alps, so, since we were spending several days in Varenna on Lake Como, we decided to take this train ride. We were picked up in Varenna and driven to Tirano, where we boarded the train and rode to St. Moritz, Switzerland. A guide accompanied us in the van coming and going. I think other tours may offer slightly different itineraries. There was no guide on the train, but it didn't matter because the views of he mountains spoke for themselves. The train was clean, our guide fun and informative. There was a brief stop in taly on the way up at a winery. We really enjoyed that.
Written 4 May 2022
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Karen B
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The view of the alps and train ride were great. There were too many stops along the way when we could have been in st moritz for longer. You barely had enough time to walk to the city of st.moritz before you had to get on a very long bus ride back to Milan and then there was another stop on the way home. I would not recommend this trip if you want to see St. Moritz because you are not their long enough to enjoy the town.
Written 17 February 2020
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Dear guest, I am sorry you did not fully enjoy our tour. But I would like to say that the purpuse of this trip is not to get to St. Moritz as fast as possible. Our tour is design to enjoy a one of a lifetime train ride experience. Climbing the Alps with a pace of another time, savoring every twist and where every turn is a photo opportunity. If you want just to visit Sankt Moritz and take a ride on the Bernina Express, one day is not sufficient. Best regards
Written 18 February 2020
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A wonderful day in Venice
I was picked up on my own from Bergamo Railway Station. Then out to meet a coach that was coming from Milan. It tak
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Extraordinary experience in Lake Como and Bellagio with perfect tour operator
Lake Como and Bellalgio both - nice and well managed tour with proper articulation in english - perfectly managed t
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AMAZING SHOWSTOPPING.
I loved this experience so much. Our bus driver and tour guide were the best! They wrapped the tour up to be around
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Overcrowded, very confusing and chaotic. Radios had too much static. Guides good but had too many people to watch.
Too many people, very confusing and chaotic. Radios had too much static, hard to understand. Guides good but too ma
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Serravalle is a waste of time
The bus ride advertised 50 minutes each way. The way out was 1 hour 30 mins and return was 1 hour 35 minutes. App
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Canceled short notice
They canceled my reservation 2 days prior. A reservation I made months ago. Now everything is booked and I cannot
Lisa P
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Fun day trip
Excellent tour guides. Very picturesque views of the lake and villages. The boat ride was a fantastic way to take
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Take the train instead
I wouldn’t recommend this trip. The boat/ferry we was on was absolutely packed. Your on it for 2 hours to get to
Patrickhayes787
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Brilliant!
Really well organised and great value for the whole day . It was very easy to find the bus in the morning and every
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Easy transport to a beautiful area
Basically this is a way to have managed transportation to and around the area. The group was divided upon arrival i
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Sadly dis pointed
First of all when you get there they tell you that you need a certain mask to get on the bus ..... which we didnt h
Ava J
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(SCAM) Not Worth the Money at All - Go Buy a Ferry Ticket Yourself
Do not waste your money! This "experience" or lack thereof was about $60 when the ferry ticket itself is only $20.
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book now!
amazing, we saw all the landmarks of milan and the tour guide gave us much useful information about everywhere we w
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“Tickets” for San Siro Stadium / Museum
We bought Tickets for San Siro Stadium Museum online. We received the tickets online and afterwards we still had to
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Disappointing
We were disappointed with the tour guide she didn’t deliver much information on the whole trip. We were left to our
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