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From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

1. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the view of picturesque village like Bellagio and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the scenic Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

2. From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

Head out on an amazing day trip from Milano through the spectacular landscapes of the Swiss Alps onboard the scenic Bernina Red Train. Travel on the highest railways across the Alps, climbing to glistening glaciers up to 2256 meters above sea level. Capture amazing photos of the incredible landscapes you pass. Hop onto a bus and head to the small border town of Tirano in the Valtellina region. Enjoy a tour of the city including a visit to the Sanctuary. Next, embark on your breathtaking train ride to the luxury resort of St. Moritz. Immerse yourself in the mountain scenery as the train snakes and climbs around this unspoiled landscape. Arrive in St. Moritz and take the chance to stroll around the area. Explore some of its charming shops and visit the resort before being driven back to Milan by bus. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change to guarantee the best experience.

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

3. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano at a time of your choosing, the trains leave the station at quasi-hourly intervals, and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

From Como: St. Moritz and Tirano Trip with Bernina Express

4. From Como: St. Moritz and Tirano Trip with Bernina Express

Explore the Alpine landscape by bus and train on a multi-stop trip from Como to St. Moritz and Tirano. Ride in a panoramic viewing carriage on board the Bernina Express, traveling through the Morteratsch Glacier and the mountain pass. Enjoy free time in St. Moritz and Tirano to explore on your own. Departing from Como in the morning by bus, enjoying views of Lake Como along the way to the cosmopolitan town of St. Moritz. Take advantage of free time for a scenic walk along the lake, to shop, or try sweets at one of the local patisseries (costs not included). In the afternoon, head to the train station and take a seat in one of the exclusive panoramic carriages of the Bernina Express, bound for Tirano. Travel through the enchanted landscape of the big glacier of Morteratsch, then cross the mountain pass at 2,253 meters. Pass through Poschiavo before reaching Tirano. Spend free time in Tirano exploring independently. Visit must-see highlights like the Sanctuary of the Holy Virgin before getting back on the bus to return to Como, with arrival expected in the late evening.

Varenna: Picnic Experience in the Italian Alps

5. Varenna: Picnic Experience in the Italian Alps

Discover Lake Como's splendor in the foothills of the Alps with a picnic experience from Varenaa. Savor a selection of local products from the Valtellina and Valsassina valleys. Immerse yourself in the delicious taste, the splendid scenery, and the sweet sounds of nature. Meet your guide in Piazza Martiri and board the car that will take you up to the mountains. On the way, admire dramatic landscapes, half-abandoned churches, orchards, and the lake. Upon arrival, leave the car and follow your guide on a short walk through the forest while enjoying views of Lake Como from above. Learn about local producers and farmers of the region. Rising to the very foothills of the Alps, watch the views open in all their glory. Get to a secluded location, where a readymade picnic awaits. Enjoy light music in the background, an elegant atmosphere, and a magnificent view before your eyes. Savor a range of lovingly selected fresh products, including meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, light snacks, water, and wine. Learn the stories behind these flavors and the local farmers who provide them.

Valtellina: Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

6. Valtellina: Winery Tour and Tasting Experience

Admire the landscape of Valtellina throughout a 1-hour-and-15-minute experience. Your day includes a guided winery tour, as well as an exclusive wine-tasting experience. Listen to the history of this location as well as explanations of the methods and techniques of the wine production. During this journey, you'll follow a unique tradition in high-quality wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area, through to the final stage of the bottling. At the end of the tour you will take part in an exclusive wine tasting which will combine local wines with other products made in Valtellina. Throughout this tasting experience you will taste a selection of four world-renowned local wines as a professional sommelier explains to you in depth the particularity of Italian excellencies. You'll learn how to match your wine with tasty food, as well as how wines are made.

Valtellina: Rafting Experience

7. Valtellina: Rafting Experience

Embark on a fun rafting tour along the Upper Adda River, perfect for those who want to try rafting for the first time and leave with unforgettable memories.  Arrive in the small village of San Giacomo where you will meet your friendly guides. Make your way to the raft launching site and get kitted up with all the necessary equipment. After a short safety briefing, climb aboard your raft to begin your adventure. Immerse yourself in incredible natural scenery as you learn how to navigate downstream. Enjoy the unique perspective of the regions woods, vineyards, and mountains between the 2 mountain ranges of the Rhaetian and Orobic Alps. The entire experience lasts approximately 2 hours. At the end, get picked up and returned to the starting point and take advantage of the hot showers available.

Como Lake: Valmasino and Preda Rossa full-day hike

8. Como Lake: Valmasino and Preda Rossa full-day hike

I'll take you to discover the Preda Rossa Valley in Val Masino, Valtellina. From Como Lago station you will get in the car with the guide who will take you to the splendid Valmasino. After leaving the car in the parking lot, we will travel through a splendid peat bog where many particular floral species grow in this environment, including some species of carnivorous plants. We will climb a beautiful panoramic path between larches and rocks until we reach the Ponti Refuge where we can admire the beautiful panorama of Monte Disgrazia and its glacier. The guide will tell you about the natural and geological features of this area and tell you about the alpine legends of this valley. Elev. Gain: 600 m Distance: 9 Km Walking time: 4 h Hiking difficulty: E / T2 (medium)

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4.8 / 5

based on 116 reviews

The tour is well paced and you have a good opportunity to see Lake Como, Bellagio by boat, from Varenna. The highlight was definitely St. Moritz by the Bernina express train and the beautiful road trip down by coach! Very friendly tour guide and great driver too!

Amazing, full day. A beautiful contrast to the great days we have had in Milan city. Would have loved more time in St Moritz but all in all a special and very worthwhile day. Guide and driver superb

Fantastic day out. The guide was excellent and the bus driver made the trip safe and comfortable

If you are travelling in winter wear adaptive shoes (non slippery)

Great tour and tour guide Exactly what we were looking for