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Bernina Express St. Moritz – Lugano

Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Andrea Badrutt
Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Andrea Badrutt
Impressive ride over the highest railway line in the Alps or even better, the most spectacular crossing over the Alps.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From the mountain to a palm paradise - that's what the spectacular crossing of the Alps with the panoramic train ride of the Bernina Express promises. Over 196 bridges, through 55 tunnels, along romantic valleys and in the midst of impressive nature - this is what this exciting train journey offers. A fascinating and unforgettable adventure. Through the large panoramic windows, everything seems to be very close at hand, offering you incredible views and highlights of this wonderful and unforgettable region.

Enjoy some luxury in the glamorous St. Moritz, enjoy a dish of spaghetti in Tirano or stroll through the old town and enjoy the ride to Lugano on the Bernina Express coach.

The trip to Lugano is an experience in itself and you won't be able to resist the Mediterranean atmosphere - that's guaranteed because the setting is just right. A charming paradise on the shores of Lago di Lugano. Palm trees, a romantic lake promenade and a beautiful old town.

A trip to the oh so beautiful Ticino is pure relaxation. Paul Klee, Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse and even Giacomo Casanova were already aware of this and were attracted by the charming city.

Price per person from CHF 524.–




Highlights

  • Bernina Express, the highest railway line across the Alps
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes
  • St. Moritz, the birthplace of the alpine winter holidays, impresses with style, elegance and class
  • Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland captivates with its beautiful location on Lake Lugano
 Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Christof Sonderegger

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in St. Moritz
Arrival in St. Moritz by train. Time at leisure. St. Moritz is a symbol of style, class and elegance, fascinating charm and beautiful nature. Opportunity for an excursion to the Diavolezza. The Diavolezza cable car brings you even closer to Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps, and a fascinating glacier world awaits you. Overnight in St. Moritz.

2nd day: Bernina Express St. Moritz – Lugano (8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from the high, towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy. The Bernina Express is the highest railway line across the Alps, linking Northern and Southern Europe in the most spectacular way! The Bernina Express train takes you to Tirano where you will have time for an optional lunchbreak. Then board the Bernina Express coach to Lugano in the beautiful Ticino. Overnight in Lugano.

3rd day: Lugano and return journey
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day in Lugano. A charming paradise on the shores of Lago di
Lugano. Palm trees, a romantic lakeside promenade and a beautiful old town. A stay in the beautiful Ticino is pure relaxation. Paul Klee, Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse and even Giacomo Casanova was attracted to the lovely town. Just as we recommend an excursion to Monte Generoso. Individual return journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Swiss Travel Pass Flex 3 days 2nd class
  • Seat reservation Bernina Express train + coach
  • 1 night in St. Moritz, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in Lugano, 3* hotel, standard double room with breakfast
  • 50% discount on most mountain railways, free entry at more than 500 museums (only valid on a selected travel day)
Not Included
  • From CHF 85.– upgrade to 1st class rail
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Upgrade to higher room categories
  • City taxes

Excursions

Free of charge in St. Moritz
Free of charge in St. Moritz

From 2 nights on, our hotels in St. Moritz offer you free rides on all 13 Upper Engadine mountain railways, such as: the funicular Chantarella, the cable cars Corviglia, Piz Nair, the cable car Diavolezza, the chair lifts Suvretta and Signal. The shuttle trip there and back by Engadin bus, post bus and the Rhaetian Railway is also included. Valid 1.5.-31.10.


Diavolezza – St. Moritz & Pontresina
Diavolezza – St. Moritz & Pontresina

The Diavolezza aerial cableway brings you even closer to Piz Bernina, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps. A viewing platform awaits you at the Diavolezza mountain station, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. From St. Moritz or Pontresina to Bernina Diavolezza by train. Tickets have to be purchased on spot. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person from CHF 40.–

Travel dates

Travel dates
Bernina Express
Daily Chur - Pontresina - Tirano - Pontresina - Chur (connection from/to St. Moritz to Pontresina by regional train)
St. Moritz - Tirano - St. Moritz 14.5.–30.10.22
Bernina Express Bus
Fri-Sat: 4.–26.3.22
Thu-Sun: 31.3.–24.4.22 + 3.–27.11.22 + 16.2.–26.3.23
Daily: 28.4.–30.10.22

Travel options

Bernina Express Chur – Lugano
Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Andrea Badrutt
Bernina Express
Chur – Lugano

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Price per person from
CHF 489.–
Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Andrea Badrutt
Bernina Express © Rhätische Bahn/Andrea Badrutt
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