Bernina Express, Swiss Alps

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Cross the Alps the old-fashioned way by taking a leisurely trip on the scenic Bernina Express. Passing through World Heritage-listed landscapes, the line negotiates 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, reaching a realm of icy glaciers before descending into Tirano, a small town in northern Italy. Panoramic coaches with enlarged windows offer sweeping views of the region's mountaintops, best appreciated when the train passes through a 2,253 m (7,391 ft) high mountain pass skirting a pristine alpine lake. Purchase your tickets well in advance, and check the website for return trip options via Lugano, a lakeside resort town in the Italian-speaking southern section of Switzerland. Using our world travel planner, Chur attractions like Bernina Express can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was the most beautiful scenery that my wife and I have ever experienced in our almost 50 years of travels. The scenery from the Bernina Express to St Moritz in Switzerland was out of this world....  more »
  • ...That the Bernina Express would be both nostalgic and very today... This is a must ride...from Chur to Tirano... The scene and the scenery are spectacular. It's like a trip that you did not...  more »
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