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Bernina Express

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Ranked #3 of 448 Attractions in Swiss Alps
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

From Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy through stunning landscapes and high alps. A stop at Alp Grum for photoshoots was perfect as it is almost too much to take in with all the scenery. In Tirano we had 1,5 hour to do whatever, we went to a restaurant close by and had a pasta dish and a bottle of local... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We travelled in April from Chur in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy, on this lovely Bernina Express with Great Rail Journeys, where we had our own carriage to see the breathtaking views. The Bernina Express twisted through tunnels and viaducts, high in the alps where there were frozen lakes and high snow drifts either side of the track with virginal... More

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St. Louis , MO
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful journey ever through the Swiss Alps into Tirano, Italy. The train passes through some amazing places and stops are also made at places like Alps Grum to take photos. a Narration is done in English and German throughout giving the train a tour like vibe. The train moves fast but there are still great photo ops through... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
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

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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