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Bernina Express

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Ranked #3 of 423 attractions in Swiss Alps
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This trip was amazing! The first half from Lugano was on a bus traveling through all the small winding streets of small villages which was really nice. Then we reached Tirano where we had a quick lunch. We then boarded the Bernina Express to head for Chur. The scenery was beautiful, the lovely little churches with their steeples and all... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see train trip/experience if in the SE of Switzerland ... and one of the best things I experienced while there. Went from St Moritz to Tirano, but you can go from Chur and stop along the way and catch another train back. It's a slow-moving train, which is great for photographers, and show-cases a wide range of... More

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We'd previously travelled from Luzern to Lugano on the William Tell Express, then today we went Lugano to Tirano to St Moritz on the Bernina Express from Switzerland to Italy then back to Switzerland. It was really wet when we walked to the station to catch our bus, but we made it and soon set off for trundling along beside... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We did the ride from CHUR to POSCHIAVO. breath taking views .amazing tunnels,via ducts ,hills view,lots of greenery .truly relaxing. Stopped for lunch at poschiavo for a couple of hours and took the ride back again with bernina . Think everyone should do the ride but would probably take the normal train back for cost reasons. Pack enough food for... More

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Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

If the Bernina Express is near where you are holidaying don't miss it. The views are spectacular, ranging from snowy mountain views to colourful deep valleys. As a very slow express it is a most relaxing trip. I joined the train in the lovely town of Tirano (plenty of lovely coffee shops if you have a wait for the train)... More

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Parkville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a fantastic experience. The Alps were spectacular. We rode to Mirano italy for a pizza a gelato and rode the train back. Long day but it was worth it. We rode 2nd class and it was just as good as first class and a lot cheaper!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is an amazing train trip in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The landscapes and the views you get from the train are simply stunning. It would be better though to do the trip when there is some snow on the mountains; the landscape gets even more beautiful.

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Baden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We boarded the Bernina express in St. Moritz, heading to Tirano. We did no in the panoramic car in 2nd class. For the return leg, we also chose the panoramic, but opted for 1st class this time. This is a great way to travel and take in the amazing Swiss nature. The views are spectacular. So it's a win-win there.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A train ride not to be missed . The journey is spectacular all the way up to, St Moritz home of the famous Cresta run .In summer ( very little snow) it is not the destination that is the highlight it is the train ride as the coaches have panoramic windows looking over deep valleys and mountains as it winds... More

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Kona, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the ultimate panoramic train ride through the Swiss Alps. If you travel from Chur to Tirano, stay a few days in Tirano and enjoy the town and surrounding areas.

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