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Bernina Express

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Ranked #3 of 416 attractions in Swiss Alps
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is the best way over the Alps by train. Views are fantastic. Amazing how the train makes it though the many twists and tunnels and there are several viaducts too. It is easy to pick up the train at Chur. Just make sure you print out the link with your carriage number as well as printing the online tickets.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Took a trip on Bernina Express which we booked through Thomson travel company. The trip took us north on coach stopping at little village before boarding the train. It was fantastic, truly breath-taking. It doesn't matter which side of the train you sit. Its quite cold when you stop for a photo opportunity so take a jacket. We arrived in... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a most memorable trip to St. Moritz. The carriages have three-quarter glass roofs so that you can look up the hillsides and see the mountain tops and glaciers. The train does incredible loops and zig-zags in order to make such a steep ascent. It was well worth the visit.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The lovely and comfortable train provided an excellent way to travel from Tirano, Italy to St. Moritz, Switzerland and you can take great photos of the breath-taking mountains, hairpin turns and glacial lakes or just sit back and watch.

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Hauptwil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A lovely day to relax and just enjoy the mountains and viaducts going by. The seats were comfortable, the Windows gigantic to enable a Panorama view of the scenery. The only downside was that the stopover was too short to find a Restaurant and get back to the Train. Another Option would have been to stay overnight which would have... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Starting from the wonderful small town of Tirano, Italy we went North on the Bernina route. We stayed at the Bernina Hotel which was great. We did not take the Express train but did the standard rail cars which travels the exact same tracks. We did this for the ease of taking photos from the open windows by your seats.... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If there is one thing you need to do in life then it's to travel on the Bernina Express. The most amazing 4.5 hours of the best jaw dropping scenery I have ever seen. We saw this in the summer but would also love to see it in the winter too. You get to go up to around 2000 metres... More

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Bristol United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We travelled to Tiefencastel for this breathtaking trip over the Bernina Pass 9462 feet, to Poschiavo on the Italian border. The panoramic windows gave us a wonderful opportunity for viewing and of course taking great pictures. A word of warning, unlike our railways they run on time to the minute so be aware it will not wait for you if... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Words can't really describe the views on this scenic train ride. You have to experience it, as the videos online as beautiful as they are, don't do this trip justice. If possible, treat yourself to the first class seating as the panoramic windows are great. My son and I boarded the Bernina in Tirano and went north ending in Chur.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Travelled on the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur in July 2014 with my girlfriend. Stayed the night at the Bernina Hotel the night before we left. Great hotel and amazing town! Very surprised that a town this small was so good! The Bernina Express leaves at 2:04pm each day and arrives at Chur at about 6:30pm. We reserved our... More

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