Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como

Badge of ExcellenceMilano, Italy
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 180.32

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


"Experience the stunning views from atop the Swiss Alps and, passing along, the beauty of Lake Como on this full-day tour from Milan. Stop in the historic lakeshore village of Varenna—one of the lake’s most charming—and later enjoy lunch in Italy through Valtellina with a stop for your lunch. Ride the Bernina train up glaciers and into the Swiss Alps. Hop off to enjoy the summit views and then explore the well known mountain resort of S.Moritz".
  • Go beyond a basic Lake Como tour on this alpine adventure
  • Explore the lakeshore village of Varenna and dine in Valtellina with an optional lunch
  • Ride the Bernina train up glaciers and into the Swiss Alps
  • Hop off to enjoy the summit view

What's Included

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport
  • Bernina train ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

Select a meeting point
Type to search

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Valtelline Valley

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Ospizio Bernina

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Moritz

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions. It is a 13 hours long day involving also some uphill walk and stairs.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveller Photos

See more
Featured review
Alice was a wonderful guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole day ran very smoothly and the views could not be beat. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to do the Bernina Express.


164 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 164 reviews
Excellent Tour and Day Trip
Michael_G, June 2023
Lucca was an amazing tour guide. He made unscheduled stops including one to enable us to tour a winery and have a glass of wine. Another stop allowed us to be able to hike up a nearby road to a beautiful tall waterfall. He recommended a great restaurant for lunch in Tirana and ate with the group. He was very friendly with the group as shown by how he would move throughout the bus sitting with the various couples to meet and find out more about them. His tour of Varena was awesome as was all of the scenery!
A wonderful Day Trip to Switzerland
Margaret_H, June 2023
Sylvia was a wonderful and energetic guide. We had a delightful day from our walk through Veranna, a stop in Mortegno to visit the wine and cheese cellars, and then train ride into Switzerland through the Alps into St Moritz. We had a delightful walk through St Moritz with a visit to The House of Laderach Chocolates. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Sylvia and our wonderful driver.
A must-do day trip for breathtaking views
mdelorca, June 2023
Wonderful train ride up the Swiss Alps with a terrific host, Silvia! A full day starting in charming Varenna and ending up in glitzy St Moritz.
Jerry_S, June 2023
Everything😍😍 Great tour guide, great visits to different towns, great train ride and of course beautiful Alps👍👍
Paradise trip
Koulla_M, June 2023
From the first time meet mr Loucas and he start to talk of us and explain everything Magical viewing magical Bernina train trip❤️
A bit long, but a great adventure!
Ginger_S, June 2023
The train was fantastic. On the way back down it dragged a little because of the long trip. The waterfalls were worth it! Our guide and driver were fantastic!
Great Day except for the Start
Vicki_F, June 2023
Overall we really enjoyed the day. Both our guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We selected this tour as it was different from other companies offering the Bernina Scenic Rail experience from Milan. We had to meet at 8.00 am at Milan Central Rail station. But our guide was 10-15 minutes late. Our train was departing at 8.30. There were quite a number of participants that had not been able to download the rail tickets, ourselves included - nor did we know we had to! Due to the late arrival of guide it caused some chaos and anxiety as this situation meant some participants had to get on the train without tickets. If the guide had arrived on time this could have been sorted out.
Breathtaking views
Nancy_M, June 2023
Luca is a fantastic guide who shared many interesting facts along the bus route and train ride. Lake Como is beautiful and the views of the mountains from the train were spectacular. St. Moritz was somewhat disappointing because most of the shops and restaurants were closed during the slow season. Still, we highly recommend this tour. Nancy and Don
Karen_V, June 2023
Loved everything about this tour from start to finish, huge day, but went so fast. Train trip was unforgettable
Excellent trip with...
Gabriel_C, May 2023
Excellent trip with breathtaking sightseeing. Great organization. Our tour guide, Ilaria, was amazing too.
Amazing and fantastic
Angela_H, May 2023
Antonella was a fantastic tour guide. This was an amazing trip with incredible scenery. She made sure to make this trip special and detailed. My only regret was that I wish this tour never ended. Antonella took great care of us. We had a train car to ourselves and we were able to run from side to side to not miss anything. 10 stars!
Visually stimulating day trip
Mehran_Y, May 2023
Excellent tour guide and visually stunning trip. Lots of place to see and frequent stops to rest and eat
Can't Beat the Views!
Colleen_S, May 2023
The views are amazing everywhere you look! The tour was great. There was an issue with the train stopping earlier than planned. We did the rest of the tour by bus and was able to stop in locations the train would not normally go. There is a good balance of walking, bus and train time during the entire trip. If you are looking to sit back and watch all the beautiful scenery, this is the tour for you.
Train experience and natural beauty,but short cut.
Sharmishtha_P, May 2023
Train experience was excellent,but my impression from description was that train tour till St. Moritz . It was cut short also Verrenna walking tour was extremely rushed to appropriate the beauty of the village.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Madam/Sir As you can read on the "What to expect" section there is a description at number 4: "Ospizio Bernina Getting off the Bernina train for a quick stop on the highest point of the ride! IN THE WINTER we get off at Diavolezza stop!" The reason we get off there it is because the best of the ride, very spectacular with amazing view, is between Tirano that is 400 meters above the sea level and the top at over 2.000 meters. After that the train descends only for 400 meters to reach S. Moritz on the same car road route but taking longer. Driving by bus 20 minutes (instead of double by train) we have the same view and save some time to stay longer in S. Moritz. In Varenna, on Lake Como, instead we normally have about 30 minutes however it depends on the train from Milan that sometimes has delay and so, in order to follow our schedule, in some cases we need to do it a bit quicker. Having the Bernina train departure time already set, a quick stop along the way to break the long ride and wanting to give our clients at least 1 hour for lunch time we do not have too much flexibility to change the program of the day. Thanks Luca Martinelli
Beautiful views and friendly guide
Joel_H, May 2023
Alice was great and the group was small and intimate. Unfortunately, on the day we went the train had an issue and we could only ride it part of the way. The train also was making a very loud and ear wrenching sound the whole time. Luckily, the tour was completed in our own personal van. Beautiful views!
Brilliant Alps and Lake Como sojourn.
K_C, May 2023
This is one on the best trips around Lake Como and the Italian- Swiss Alps by bus and train. We loved every moment of it. Alice was a great guide. The bus ride down fro St. Moritz was the highlight of the tour.
Amazingly fun tour with the best guide EVER!!!!
Samantha_S, May 2023
Amazingly fun tour with the best guide EVER!!!! Antonella you were amazing! This trip was one of the best tours I have ever taken and I have taken a LOT of tours. The guide knew all the great history and shared it in a wonderful fun way. The scenery was over the top beautiful and we even got snow at the top of the mountain in May which made it all the more special.
Above and beyond
Diane_H, May 2023
Luca was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and able to give us an authentic view of a small town in Italy. My son became ill on the trip and our guides stopped at a pharmacy and translated for us. Above and beyond service! The trip itself was breathtaking. I highly recommend this experience.
Fantastic Tour and Guide
Linda_N, May 2023
Manuela was a fantastic guide. She was very informative and also very inclusive. She invited the group to have lunch with her and took us to an interesting cheese and wine store before the train. We had an overcast, rainy day and she still made it fun. We even had snow. Highly recommend.
What a WONDERFUL day!
Leslie_H, May 2023
Mind blowing scenery. Our guide, Manuela, was engaging, knowledgeable, and very well organized. We enjoyed a lovely Italian lunch before boarding the train. One of the most memorable days I had in Italy.

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
Bernina Scenic Train & Lake Como


12 hours 45 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 180.32
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
Tour Bernina Red Train And St Moritz


13 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 136.61
No Photo
Lake Como, St Moritz and Bernina train. Departure from Milan


13 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 184.69
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
Private Lake Como Cooking Class from Milan


7 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 316.93