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Bernina Express

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Ranked #3 of 446 Attractions in Swiss Alps
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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County Wexford, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We organised the Bernina Express on the internet and it was well done. Operator was “II Porticciolo Viaggi Lake Como.” Coffee in Tirano, then to Poschiavo (Switzerland) for the Bernina Express train up Alps, bus from Diavolezza (Switz.) to St Moritz, beer stop on way home in Chiavenna. An excellent way to spend a day. Scenery is spectacular. A brilliant... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We found the scenic route from Tirano in Italy to St. Moritz in Switzerland better than the Interlaken-Jungfrau route. We get some opportunities to photograph the lovely countryside, lakes and mountains and for that, we must pull the glass window down. We were given a "reserved" coach on the train as a group and spent the full time of the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This has to be the most scenic train ride in the world. From the moment you leave Tirano in Italy, till you arrive in St. Moritz, you will be oohing & ahhing and your camera shutter finger will get more exercise than it has ever had. Even though it's called an express, the grades and curves are steep & tight... More

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Wangaratta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We travelled from Tirano to Chur on the Bernina Express and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Europe so far. Fantastic breathtaking scenery. I recommend you book into Chur for a couple of days after and enjoy this fantastic city as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I travel a lot by train, in Europe and Australasia, and this has to be the best trip so far. The views are spectacular. I travelled first class and there were only 4 of us in the carriage from St Moritz to Tirano, so we were lucky that we were able to move from side to side to really get... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Incredible First class accommodations in the panorama train. Sights were good. If weather had been better with less clouds it would have been more remarkable. Still very much worth the time!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a wonderful experience and I MUCH preferred the Bernina over the Glacier Express. The train is comfortable, nice, bridges amazing, and views spectacular! Here are my suggestions for anyone who plans to do this: 1) Don't bother with the bus from Tirano to Lugano. There is really not a great view and therefore a long boring ride. I... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely four hour ride from Chur to Tirano. At this time of year the peaks were white with snow and made a lovely contrast with the green on the lower mountains. We took a first class car because we had long wanted to return to the Alps after a train ride there in winter when most everything... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fantastic!........ Just fantastic!!! Going higher and Higher up the alps the scenery is beautiful and a must do if in the area!

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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is an amazing train ride, not just the ride just be in the middle of a all those Alps...the view is one of a kind, so clean, crisp & best view of mountain & Alps ever seen, better than Mt. Everest.....highly recommended to visit.

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