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Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como provided by LUCAfromITALY

Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como

Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como
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About
Milan is surrounded by some of the most dazzling countryside in northern Italy. On this day trip, take in postcard-perfect Lake Como as well as the majestic Alpine peaks lining the UNESCO-listed Bernina Express train route. Stop to visit the lakeside village of Varenna, enjoy lunch featuring local specialties in the scenic Valtellina, and climb aboard the Bernina Express for glorious views of the Italian and Swiss Alps.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 45m
  • 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
English
Highlights
  • Experience Lake Como and the scenic Bernina Express train in one day
  • Time-saving round-trip transportation from Milan for stress-free logistics
  • A guided walking tour of Varenna and a lunch break in the Valtellina
  • Ride the Bernina Express from Tirano across the border into the Swiss Alps
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience Lake Como and the scenic Bernina Express train in one day
  • Time-saving round-trip transportation from Milan for stress-free logistics
  • A guided walking tour of Varenna and a lunch break in the Valtellina
  • Ride the Bernina Express from Tirano across the border into the Swiss Alps
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7427P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • POSSIBLE COVID-19 SWAB REQUIRED
Duration
12h 45m
Departure details
  • Via Vittor Pisani, 31, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
  • 23829 Varenna LC, Italy - Meeting point by the ferry boat pier in Varenna at 09:30 am - If Departing from Menaggio (Como) take the 15 minute ride ferry boat to Varenna for the 09:30 am meeting point - If Departing from Como: take the 07:30 am boat to Varenna for the 09:30 am meeting point by the pier
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Near public transportation
  • JUST IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER WE DO NOT REACH THE HIGHEST POINT DOING ONLY A PARTIAL RIDE OF THE BERNINA TRAIN
  • THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION FOR THE ENTRY IN SWITZERLAND AND RETURN TO ITALY REQUIRES COVID-19 GREEN CERTIFICATE OR SWAB DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
  • EACH PASSENGER HAS TO CARRY A VALID PASSPORT
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • BRING WITH YOU A LIGHT SWEATHER OR JACKET AND, IN THE WINTER TIME, HEAVY JACKET AND GOOD SHOES
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • POSSIBLE COVID-19 SWAB REQUIRED
Departure details
  • Via Vittor Pisani, 31, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
  • 23829 Varenna LC, Italy - Meeting point by the ferry boat pier in Varenna at 09:30 am - If Departing from Menaggio (Como) take the 15 minute ride ferry boat to Varenna for the 09:30 am meeting point - If Departing from Como: take the 07:30 am boat to Varenna for the 09:30 am meeting point by the pier
Duration
12h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Near public transportation
  • JUST IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER WE DO NOT REACH THE HIGHEST POINT DOING ONLY A PARTIAL RIDE OF THE BERNINA TRAIN
  • THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION FOR THE ENTRY IN SWITZERLAND AND RETURN TO ITALY REQUIRES COVID-19 GREEN CERTIFICATE OR SWAB DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
  • EACH PASSENGER HAS TO CARRY A VALID PASSPORT
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • BRING WITH YOU A LIGHT SWEATHER OR JACKET AND, IN THE WINTER TIME, HEAVY JACKET AND GOOD SHOES
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como
THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION FOR THE ENTRY IN SWITZERLAND AND RETURN TO ITALY REQUIRES THE SWAB
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Varenna
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Morbegno
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Tirano
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Ospizio Bernina
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Irina
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan2 contributions
A highlight of my trip!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience - magical views, knowledgeable and friendly host, and wonderful memories! Luca, thank you for everything - this is the trip I will not forget!
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

L3nn3k3
3 contributions
Amazing day at Varenna & on Bernina train
We booked this trip based on the great reviews and were not disappointed. From start to finish Luca took good care of us. My sister and I had a great time. Luca was very clear in the communication before the tour. Varena and lake Como were beautiful and the train ride had stunning scenery. Luca made the whole trip very much fun. Highly recommend this tour with Luca.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shaun B
Shrewsbury, UK4 contributions
Phenomenal
Aug 2020 • Couples
Breathtaking Mountain Ranges, Glaziers & Lakes are a plenty. Simply Stunning & Beautiful Tour. This tour should be at the top of everybody’s list it’s simply the best experience you’ll ever have. Luca is an exceptional guide in every possible way. He goes out of his way to give you the best experience possible, which we were very grateful for. If you want to see a truly authentic & immensely beautiful part of Italy & the border into Switzerland then book this tour. It was worth every penny...you won’t be disappointed.
Written 24 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kay
Penang5 contributions
Excellent Tour Guide
Feb 2020 • Family
Luca, our tour guide, was very efficient in terms of itinerary planning and time managing. On top of that, he is very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed his tour.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CGTaylor2
Birmingham, AL7 contributions
Worth Every Penny
I journeyed with my mother and sister for my mother’s 70th birthday present. Ida was our guide and did a wonderful job getting us to and from each amazing place. The two villages Varenna and Morbegno were picturesque and the shop in Morbegno is as great as everyone else is saying. The Bernina Express is absolutely stunning with the views. This is an ambitious tour and there is a lot of miles covered but plenty of time to rest if needed while being driven especially later in the day. Would highly recommend.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kaichiwang
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
Great time with Luca
It was so nice to have Luca as our guide to Bernina. Although the trip only consisted of me and my Fiancé, Luca didn’t cancel the trip and guide us throughout the trip. Bernina express is stunning as everyone knows. But what I want to show my appreciation is that Luca has placed every effort in taking care both of us, not only photo taking, but also left us time to wander around. He was very humorous during his driving, shared everything he knows about the region. I super like the session he brought us to a winery in which we bought bottles of good wine. At the end, during his drive back to Italy, he played music of Switzerland to cope with the environment of the snowy mountain. What a lovely experience by Luca. Thanks a lot.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hydie Chan
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Best tour I’ve ever had!
Best trip I’ve ever had in Italy! My fiancé found Luca in TripAdvisor and we figured out day to join the tour. Luca is very professional, humorous and friendly. He showed us the best of Como and told us about the history there throughout our journey. And best, he has awesome driving skill. You’d feel super comfortable in his car and we enjoyed our conversations too. LUCA is the best!
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria E
7 contributions
An unforgettable day
Feb 2020 • Family
We are a five-people family from Spain. We spent a fantastic day visiting el Lago Como, the Valtelina Valley and the Bernina scenic train from Varena to St. Moritz. Everything was perfectly organiced by the guide, Luca. As Luca is from this area he could share with us both his knowledge and love of their customs and landscapes.
We really enjoy a local shop called Ciaponni, where Luca showed us a wine cellar and some typical products from this area.
We hardly recommend this tour with Luca!!
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy A
10 contributions
Beautiful Tour of the Alps
Nov 2019 • Friends
It is hard to find a tour that can fill a day with such a variety of adventures. I decided on this tour because the guide managed all aspects of the travel and made it super convenient. Aside from the convenience and remarkable experiences, it would be extremely challenging to do all of the excursions at a lower cost. Luca, the guide is a local and has relationships with everyone along the tour. The tour takes you from Milan and along the shores of Lake Como until you reach the Bernina Express. Along the way Luca treated us to cappuccinos at a local cafe and described the churches, castles, and history of the Lake Como area. It was really nasty weather the day of our tour but Luca made the best of every moment. We lunched at an Osteria high in the Alps before boarding the Bernina Express. Luca met us at our stop and took us further up the route so we could get out and really enjoy the open air and snow in the Swiss Alps. It’s hard to imagine waking up in Milan and finding yourself in a snowy wonderland high in the Alps later that same day. On the way back we toured a local winery at no extra cost. It included a wine tasting with local pairings and a full explanation of the wine making process of the region. I honesty can’t speak highly enough about the guide Luca and adventure he provides at such an affordable price and incredible convenience.
Written 28 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Connie&Rick
3 contributions
Outstanding tour!
Nov 2019
This tour was well rounded, scenic, interesting and professionally guided. Luca made sure we met up easily, and had a wonderful day together, and provided us with great commentary of all the sights. We especially enjoyed his sense of humor and delightful Swiss music for the ride back. Thanks Luca!
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dream experience through Italian and Swiss Alps
We had the best time! Luca is a fantastic guide. We got to see the northern Italian countryside, eat good food, dri
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Lovely private tour with Luca
I can highly reconmend Luca whenever you are visiting the Como area. Me and my friends have used Luca’s services ma
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A Day to Remember
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Beautiful and fun day!
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A must do if you're in Milan
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Excellent tour with an excellent guide!
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Gill W
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Unmissable!
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Simply the best!!!!!!!!
My family of three took Lucas small group tour Lake Como ..this tour is a must if you enjoy a local experience . .L
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Excellent experiences around Lake Como and Valletina
Excellent times with Luca from the two times I did his tours, once in the fall and another during the winter time.
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Tour of lake como and bernina express
Went on a day trip with tour guide IDA to see lake como and take the bernina express train through the Alps to Swit
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Best. Day. Ever.
We had a fabulous tour with Luca! We had some delays getting started with the day, but Luca was helpful and accommo
Douglas S
Douglas S
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Bright spot on a cloudy day
Fascinating time with Luca as he showed us around Lake Como. The day was cloudy and foggy but the places we visited
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