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One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express...

One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur/Davos to Tirano (via St. Moritz) links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery. One of the highlights is the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage RhB.

On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures.

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the Bernina express is a great experience. The thing is the touristic wagons which are with panoramic windows are full of people and in fact not that comfortable. We went from... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Bernina express is a great experience. The thing is the touristic wagons which are with panoramic windows are full of people and in fact not that comfortable. We went from Chur to Tirano on these wagons, and returned to Samedan from Trano on regular Wagons. In fact there were no people and you can open the windows which was... More 

3 Thank mugen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes 4 hours, goes from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy. You are not looking at the Alps; you are in the Alps. If you can afford 1st class, treat yourself. Those train cars have the high, curved windows. We were the only Americans in our car, and we are known as a people of being perhaps overly enthustiastic. On... More 

4 Thank JimandCarla
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the time of our life. We took the train from Chur to Tirano then back to Chur . Since we are staying in Luzern, we had to wake up like 6am in the morning to catch the train from Chur. We arrived back at 9pm. But it was really worth it. The views are extraordinary. The service was... More 

1 Thank StanleyPyae
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty much a big WOW........absolutely spectacular from the start of the ride to the finish, and if you don't ever do this pretty sure you will kick yourself in the pants for not, really was from start to finish a must. Our teip started from Torano (Italy) and ended in St Moritz, it was about a two and a half... More 

5 Thank Anthony T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing summary in to the alps. Train started from the beautiful city of Tirano and travelled in to the Alps mountain. The experience of train journey was awesome. The most wonderful part was when the train passed through the ice cladded mountains of Alps and a little snow fall could easily be experienced after opening the windows of the... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you like train trips, this is certainly one of the must-dos in Switzerland. We did the travel from St. Moritz to Tirano (Italy) and back in the evening on the same day. There is a bus connection from Tirano to Lugano (Switzerland) but this runs only in summer as far as I know. Check the time table. Not all... More 

1 Thank R W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love a train journey and this one is really quite special. We took the little red train from Tirano, Italy to St Moritz, Switzerland. The views were absolutely stunning from the low meadows to the snow capped mountain tops. Highly recommended for the views

1 Thank martindodd
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Wow, what a wonderful experience. How many people can say they rode by train through the Alps?? No matter what season you find yourself in, this train ride is absolutely worth it. I went during the winter time so there was plenty of snow, and many people outside enjoying the day. The staff is very friendly and attentive, but that... More 

2 Thank Steven V
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Celebrated my wife's birthday with a trip on the Bernina and Glacier express, see other review..Spent two nights in the very glitzy resort of St Moritz and on the first morning having woken up to a snow storm walked down to the station to catch the train to pontresina from where the Bernina Express starts. It was/is a fantastic 2... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Weather was sunny and clear with great views.This was helped by having two windows in a corridor between carriages that you could take photos off without the glare. 4 Swiss francs for an expresso.Disappointing that there was no power sockets to charge my phone

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