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From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

1. From Milan: Bernina Express with Panoramic Carriages

From up among sparkling glaciers and down to a land of palms, the Bernina Express offers a change of scene like no other. No other railway links north to south in such a wonderful manner on trains with glass-topped panoramic cars. In the morning, depart by bus from Milan Piazza della Repubblica to the cosmopolitan city of St. Moritz. Upon arrival, enjoy time at your disposal for a panoramic walk along the lake area, some shopping, or sweet-tasting in one of the delicious local pastry shops. In the afternoon, head over to the train station and get seated in one of the panoramic carriages on board the Bernina Express Train bound for Tirano. Experience one of life’s finest cultural and natural-world experiences on a train that traverses no fewer than 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, easily tackling inclines of up to 70 mm/m along the way. Admire the view as the train travels into the mountains. Gaze in awe at the panoramas of the Morteratsch Glacier and the world-famous Montebello Curve. Continue past the lakes of Lago Bianco e Laj Neir up to Alp Gruem. Arrive in Tirano before boarding a bus to make the return journey to Milan with a scheduled arrival in the late evening.

St. Moritz to Tirano: Bernina Express Panorama Train Ticket

2. St. Moritz to Tirano: Bernina Express Panorama Train Ticket

Experience the most spectacular way to cross the Alps as you ride the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano. Enjoy a comfortable journey in carriages with large panoramic windows which allow you to admire the beautiful scenery around you. Admire the spectacular landscapes as the train winds through the mountains passing through 55 tunnels, over 196 bridges, and up steep inclines with ease. Board the Bernina Express in St. Moritz and begin the 2 hours and 10-minute train ride to the south. Pass Pontresina and ascend gradually through the valley to the Bernina Pass over Morteratsch station. See the glacier and the highest summit of the Eastern Alps at Piz Bernina. Reach the Ospizio Bernina station which is the highest point on the train line at 2,253 meters above Lago Bianco. Continue the journey as the train descends to the station of Alp Grüm where you can enjoy a quick stop for a photo opportunity and admire the beautiful views. After many hairpin turns the train reaches follows the course of the River Poschiavino and passes Le Prese and Miralago, both situated on the shores of Lake Poschiavo. Finally, cross into Italy and disembark at the town of Tirano.

Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Chur: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a tailored 2-hour walking tour of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland. Stroll from the meeting point at the train station, through the Old Town, to the 800-year old cathedral. See and learn about Bishop's Court, and visit the famous administration building of the Rhaetian Railway. Discover Chur's charming town hall, and wander the town's winding medieval streets. Chur is forged in a deep valley carved by the Rhine, and its handsome town houses make for a picture postcard Swiss town. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you stroll around the town, and enjoy an unforgettable day that's tailored to you!

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Interlaken

4. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Interlaken

Travel on the worldwide known, Glacier-Express-Train, with a private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Cross 291 bridges, pass through 91 tunnels and climb up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. If you like, enjoy a short walk around in Chur or Brig with many local facts and histories provided by your guide. Admire the changing landscape, and ask any questions about the country and its people. Get off the beaten tourist track, and enjoy an intimate, guided, experience in Switzerland.

Chur: Art and Culture Discovery Tour

5. Chur: Art and Culture Discovery Tour

Discover how Chur, although being the oldest city in Switzerland, is legalizing graffiti art on some of its walls. Throughout your tour, and with a local guide, you will endeavor to discover some of these walls together. Thousands of history lovers from all over the globe visit Chur each year, either participating in one or more of the numerous cultural events or simply enjoying the buzzing community and the city ambience. On top of all this, street art also has a valid place in Chur. Whether you are visiting Chur as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better or it is your first time, this experience is for you. As you walk the streets of Chur and take in the amazing street art, your guide will share with you the most significant cultural and historical insights as well as details of the colorful and multi-faceted Chur. All of this will be conducted as you dive deep into the world of art and culture of both this city and the country.

Chur: 1-Hour Express Discovery Walk

6. Chur: 1-Hour Express Discovery Walk

Fall in love with Chur throughout an hour-long tour of this scenic city. Discover Chur during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. You will begin by meeting near the train station, from where your stroll begins. By seeing Chur through the eyes of a local, you will discover what everyday life looks like whilst finding out where the city gets its characteristic ambience. As you walk through the city you will discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture with a local. This is your best chance to receive insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and to find out how to make the most out of your visit.

Chur: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

7. Chur: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Chur's vibrant history on a walking tour with a passionate local guide. Meet your guide in the heart of the Old Town and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how Chur has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and much more. Discover the history behind the unique Alien Bar and the Malteser Tower as you encounter sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of a local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

Chur: Architectural Walking Tour

8. Chur: Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Chur's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of these on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty of Switzerland's oldest city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also be able to see how the city's development has created a unique blend of contemporary and medieval architecture.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The experience was very nice and the landscapes are breathtaking. We arrived in St. Moritz at 12 and at 14.48 we had the Bernina train, perhaps a little short time to eat and do things calmly, even if the city is not very big. The Bernina train is very beautiful up to Alpe Grunn then in fact the landscape is monotonous and I expected better from the helical viaduct, I probably did not appreciate it because the meadows were not yet green. Recommended

Thanks to Laura and Bruno we had the best experience in Italy. We enjoyed this little trip very much, we felt special because they took care of us and gave us all their attention during the trip. We highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit Italy and we will definitely come back again.

the tour is definitely highly recommended! it is truly a unique experience!

It has been an unforgettable trip with a perfect organization. To repeat.

Excelente lugar para apreciar la marvelous creacion de Dios