Palm Express

St. Moritz –Menaggio–Lugano

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The scenic Palm Express journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano. And with a view to almost tropical beauty; past the deep blue and dreamlike lakes of the Upper Engadine and to Lombardy in northern Italy (at the border you require either an identity card or passport). Enjoy a stop at the world-famous and cosmopolitan resort St. Moritz – where you meet with first-class hotels, exclusive shopping possibilities and a rich assortment of sport and leisure offers – after which, you traverse the Engadine and view its typical Silvaplana and Sils villages on the way to Maloja. Entering Val Bregaglia you can’t help but notice the Mediterranean influence –and the valley was home to the famous Giacometti artist family, as well as the Italian artist, Giovanni Segantini, who found great inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Crossing the Castasegna municipality border, you then find yourself in Italy and have time to stroll through the Chiavenna market stands and enjoy refreshments under the first heart-warming palm trees. (PostBus stop Chiavenna Stazione). The Palm Express now carries you past the deep blue waters of the Mezzola and Como lakes on to the quaint Sorico, Gera Lario, Domaso, Gravedona, Dongo and Menaggio holiday villages. In addition, you enjoy views of the beautiful Lago Lugano, before returning to your starting point via Gandria. This picturesque Mediterranean-like little village on the Monte Brè is practically only a stone's throw from Lugano, the metropolis of canton Ticino.

Additional useful information on the PostBus excursion routes and a wealth of pictures and video clips can be found at the link in the right-hand box.

Palm Express

3 days/2 nights from CHF 380.- per person in double room

Itinerary

Day 1:
Individual train journey from your place of residence to St. Moritz (2nd class).

Day 2:
The postbus leaves at midday. You will see how rugged and original Engadin still is. After a varied journey past the lakes of Upper Engadine, you finally reach the Maloja Pass at an altitude of 1815 metres. From there you go down to Bergell, where the first Mediterranean influences are apparent. Through Italy, the route takes you on past Lake Como. In the late afternoon you reach Lugano, the metropolis of Ticino. The entire journey takes 4 hours. Day 3: Individual return journey from Lugano back to your place of residence (2nd class).

Day 3:
Individual return journey from Lugano back to your place of residence (2nd class).

Included services
  • 2 nights with breakfast
  • train transfers in 2nd class
  • train journey with the postbus in 2nd class

Price per person in double room (basis half-fare travel card):
CHF 380.- in 3* hotel
CHF 490.- in 4* hotel

Price per person in single room (basis half-fare travel card):
CHF 450.- in 3* hotel
CHF 560.- in 4* hotel

Offer valid from 01.05.2013 to 20.10.2013

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