It is called the most beautiful link between the cool North and the warm South. This view was shared by UNESCO in 2008, when it designated the Bernina Express between Thusis and Tirano as a World Heritage Site – the third train route in the world to receive this honor.
The Bernina Express passes through 55 tunnels, crosses 196 bridges and overcomes gradients of up to 70 pro mille without cogwheel drive. The train carries travelers from Chur, Switzerland's oldest city, into the stark mountain world above the fog line and past the Morteratsch Glacier. It then travels southward, right into the charming ambience of Veltin.
Seat reservations are mandatory and available at any train station in Switzerland and at most Swiss Travel System sales points abroad. Be sure to have valid entry documents for Italy since you will leave and re-enter Switzerland.
360° Panorama Experience
3 days/2 nights from EUR 403.- per person in double room
Day 1: Arrival in St. Moritz
Transfer by train from the border, airport or any other destination in Switzerland to St. Moritz. Short walk to your hotel, check in and overnight in St. Moritz.
Day 2: Bernina Express
Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina Pass to more than 2253 m you pass snow covered mountain peaks and glaciers to descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. Travel over circular viaducts and pass through winding tunnels before reaching Tirano in Italy which is the end of the Bernina Express rail line. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Ticino. Through the vineyards of Veltlin and along the banks of Lake Como this lovely journey ends in Lugano – Southern Switzerland’s largest town. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 3: Departure
After breakfast transfer by rail to the airport/border or your next holiday destination.
- Swiss Card 2nd class: border/airport - St. Moritz – Tirano (IT) - Lugano – border/airport
- 1 x night with breakfast in St. Moritz
- 1 x night with breakfast in Lugano
- seat reservation on the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano
- seat reservation on the bus Bernina Express from Tirano to Lugano
Good to know
- from 1st of April until 08th of May you can book the Bernina Express from Monday – Friday only
- possible to add extra nights at any of the resorts
Price per person in double room:
EUR 403 in 3* hotel
EUR 494 in 4* hotel
Price in single room available on request
Validity: 09.05.2013 – 18.10.2013