Swiss Alps Bernina Red train and St.Moritz tour from Milan

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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Board the Second-class Bernina Red Train, Switzerland's alpine delight, for a ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world. After a coach ride from Milan to Tirano, board the train to travel on the UNESCO-listed route with its unsurpassed alpine views. Look out at the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina Pass to St Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore the chic mountain town before your return to Milan.
  • Rail tour from Milan aboard the a second-class Bernina Red Train
  • Take a scenic coach tour to Tirano, located at the foothills of the Swiss Alps
  • Travel by train through the Bernina Pass to elegant St Moritz
  • Pass stunning alpine scenery, including glacial lakes
  • Enjoy free time to explore Tirano and St Moritz
  • Learn about the region from a guide as you travel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Ride one of the world’s most scenic mountain trains to St. Moritz and be back in Milan by dinnertime.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
  • Bernina train ticket (2nd class)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
    Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Well known by its moniker ‘the Little Red Train,’ the Bernina Express was designed to climb the Swiss Alps with ease. A testament to engineering work completed more than a century ago, the train is still able to complete the cliff-clinging Bernina Pass on a route that now has UNESCO World Heritage status.

Travel from Milan to Switzerland in the morning, and relax on your coach journey to Tirano. After some free time in the town, board the Bernina Express and gaze out of your window as the historic train passes through the idyllic stretches of Northern Italy and the Swiss Alps.

Ride over the spiral viaduct of Brusio, and along the Bernina Pass to Engadin. Watch the scenery change from windswept gorges and snow-clad glaciers to the chic chalets of St Moritz.

Hop off the train to enjoy free time in the town. An elegant vacation spot that’s popular for winter sports, St Moritz has a bounty of attractions to keep you busy. Stroll the lake, ogle the snow-specked mountains that ring the town, enjoy lunch or browse the local chocolatiers to sample Swiss chocolate. All food is at your own expense.

In the early evening, return to Milan by coach. Your tour of Northern Italy and Switzerland finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

Brusio Spiral Viaduct (Pass By)

Ospizio Bernina (Pass By)

Lake St. Moritz

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.
  • Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons.
  • English-speaking guide is guaranteed at all times.
  • In winter time spanish-speaking guide is only available on Saturday and Sunday
  • In summer time spanish-speaking guide is only available on Mon-Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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It was such a.beautiful ride all the way there and back. Tarly worth the long bus ride. Rina had the trip very well organized and guided. There were a couple of people in the group who were so freaking loud in the carriage as if it was their own living room. These people need to learn some international manners. Due to their lack of manners, a few of us ended up moving to another carriage where we met very nice interesting local people and they were very helpful, which made the trip more delightful.


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A great day but a good guide would have been a massive improvement.
Richard_B, Sep 2023
The views were breath-taking but unfortunately the tour guide's English was quite poor and she was very hard to understand. She simply read from a prepared script as we road in the bus to St Moritz. We even missed the rock feature over the road called "the kiss" because she was reading word for word off her notes. I spotted it and got a photo...she looked up as we passed under it and said under her breath, "oh that's the kiss, oh well" and then gave a hand gesture to suggest "oh well, whatever". She pronounced the word "island" as "iz - land - e". It was that bad. I'm not sure if she was filling in...she said more to the driver than conversations with the paying guests.
Absolutely amazing
Traci_C, Sep 2023
We all loved the whole experience, the scenery was amazing, train ride was awesome , tour guide & bus driver were amazing ,we loved visiting Switzerland 🇨🇭 for the first time 🤩 highly recommend this tour , Traci , Dawn ,Jen & Beanz
Thankyou for a wonderful day of your Italian & Swiss high country!
Pam_F, Sep 2023
The tour gave us a range of experiences & vistas that dwarfed us! We really appreciated the commentary & humour & care from our tour guide. He was extremely competent as was our Coach Driver...excellent skills on the mountain roads & the tunnels! The train trip across such high terrain was unforgettable.
An experience you will never forget!
Gregory_O, Sep 2023
Wonderful day trip to the Swiss alps! Absolutely loved it. Beautiful views and lunch in Switzerland. An experience you will never forget!
Diana_B, Sep 2023
It was an awesome experience. Everyone and everything was great. Will recommend highly!! The transportation was good, our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Think twice. ..13 hour trip!!
Beautiful landscape but organization was a disaster! Way too long, broken bathroom on bus, too few stops for breaks, lack of directions as to transportation at end of trip. Would have been great to get pickups and drop offs in at least a few locations!!
Reach for the sky
Susan_W, Sep 2023
We had an amazing day, the views from the train were incredible and so worth the effort. The crew, Monica, Simone and Riccardo were excellent hosts and driver. A lot of people were not understanding of the fact that we had to bus all the way to St Moritz before getting on the train. I think this should be explained better in the advertisement, also the lack of a toilet on a bus trip that long is definitely something that needs to be rectified. However I would definitely recommend this trip.
Bernina train in Swiss Alps
Janice_M, Sep 2023
Very beautiful scenery. Really long bus ride both ways to and from train. Disappointing commentary. Mostly in a foreign language - not ours even though it was supposed to be in English. Shops in San Moritz all closed.
Juanita_T, Sep 2023
Potentially a great day but for bad weather with cloud meant poor visibility with no views especially on the train down - complete white out!. We would not have spent the money on this tour had we known. The commentary seemed mostly in Spanish so difficult for a English speakers to understand. Traffic congestion at the end (due to public transport strikes) made a very tiring long day - arriving back to Milan at 8.30pm.
staci_c, Sep 2023
This train ride was absolutely breath taking!! This was on our bucket list and it did not disappoint. We have been on a lot of train rides and this is definitely one, if not the most, beautiful one we have been on. The bus ride there was also very pretty views and even though the day is long it went by quick and I would definitely recommend this tour!! Also, sitting on the right side of the train will make for a more pleasant sight seeing experience.
Quick visit in St. Moritz and exceptional train ride back
Lawrence_N, Sep 2023
The train trip was excellent - relaxing with great scenery and the guide kept us well informed as to what to look for. We had limited time in St. Moritz due to a delay 2nd an accident ahead of us slowing traffic on the road up, and the lunch took a long time, but it was raining in any event.A worthwhile side trip
Swiss Alps
Robert_R, Sep 2023
Fun time, our tour guide Alsandro was fantastic. Saint Moritz was beautiful! The lake and train ride was amazing.
Highly recommend this trip.
Maudud_C, Sep 2023
The trip was very enjoyable with comfortable coach and excellent guide. And scenarios were breath taking.
It was nice going through...
August_G, Sep 2023
It was nice going through the Alps. There was not enough time to spend in St. Moritz. The main guide was nice and knowledgeable.
Beautiful views.
PAUL_D, Sep 2023
Pros: Beautiful views. Cons: Bus had almost no A/C - uncomfortable ride. Suggestion: Get on train as early as possible to get good seats by windows for best pictures.
Amazing scenery
Pablo_A, Sep 2023
CHIAVENNA is a beautiful town st Moritz and Silvaplana are beautiful as well, the whole tour was very organized
Breathtaking experience
Shawn_S, Sep 2023
This was a great tour to st. Moritz and the Bernina Express. You really do see some breathtaking views from the point you pass by Lake Como all the way back from the bus ride from Torino. The tour guide Mikaela was knowledgeable about the Swiss Alps. The only issue I had on this trip was this obnoxious couple who basically used this tour to bum a ride to st. Moritz and not go on the Bernina express and they were so loud on the bus at 7:30AM arguing with each other in some language about not going on the Bernina Express because they thought that was first on the itinerary. Otherwise this was a great tour.
Excellent tour
Sweety_M, Sep 2023
Excellent tour ! Well organised and on time . Enjoyed scenic views from Train and St Moritz. Enjoyed throughly . Tiring though !
Amazing landscapes!!!
Yngrid_M, Sep 2023
The landscapes were spectacular!!! We had a very knowledgeable guide and ample time for meals and some exploring. We loved the train ride and the scenery all through it.
Nice trainride for scenic views. Mind the busride from/to Switserland.
Wopke_V, Sep 2023
This trip starts with a 3 hours busride and ends with a 2.5 hours busride. This should have been announced in the description. We had a nice energetic tour guide who offered the right level of information on the surroundings. Even tought us a few words of Italian language. The trainride provided very nice scenic views of glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, waterstreams, cows and horses. It was indeed a lovely trainride.

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