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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan with Hotel Pick Up provided by Zani Viaggi Day Tours

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Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan with Hotel Pick Up

Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan with Hotel Pick Up
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Tour snapshot
Travel on the Bernina Express: one of Europe’s most spectacular railways
Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    13h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    50
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Sit back, relax, and take in some of the Swiss Alps’ most extraordinary scenery without breaking a sweat: this magical, full-day train journey from Milan offers an enviable way to explore the region. Depart in the morning via the Bernina Express; you’ll journey through the Bernina Pass to St. Moritz, where you’ll have free time to explore. As you go, spot glaciers, canyons, and admire the UNESCO-listed landscapes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get up close and personal with glaciers and UNESCO-listed scenery
  • Enjoy free time in St. Moritz before your return journey to Milan
  • See spectacular Alpine views without breaking a sweat
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get up close and personal with glaciers and UNESCO-listed scenery
  • Enjoy free time in St. Moritz before your return journey to Milan
  • See spectacular Alpine views without breaking a sweat
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2872P54
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Bernina train ticket (2nd class)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation. Our pick up times are shown as an interval "Starting from 6:00" means that we will pick up you at your hotel from 6:00 up to 6:30 in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour. Please be ready in your reception desk at 6 am. The service includes pick up only and not drop off
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation
  • Hotel pickup can be done only if you are a guest of the hotel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.
  • Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Bernina train ticket (2nd class)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation. Our pick up times are shown as an interval "Starting from 6:00" means that we will pick up you at your hotel from 6:00 up to 6:30 in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour. Please be ready in your reception desk at 6 am. The service includes pick up only and not drop off
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation
  • Hotel pickup can be done only if you are a guest of the hotel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • Weather conditions are extremely variable; practical, versatile clothing is recommended.
  • Itinerary could be changed for organization reasons
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Berninapass
  • 1
    Lake St. Moritz
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
27 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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Jo-Anne M
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We spent 13 hours on a tour from Milan to St Moritz return. The day was just as promoted. The photos and memories we made were just as promised. We realise that we only had less than an hour in St Moritz however we knew that going in so we weren’t disappointed. Our guide Immie was fabulous and accommodated everyone. I would highly recommend this tour just an excuse to get out of busy Milan city. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tshenza
Sandton, South Africa26 contributions
Bus tour with Bernina train, not train tour:-(
-Let me just first put it out there that the tour was amazing. The beautiful lakes, small valleys, history and historical sights justified the full day tour.

I do however, think that the tour operator, Zani Viaggi exxagerated the marketing of the tour. Firstly, this is a bus tour, the operator makes it seems like the train leaves from Milan, which is actually not as advertised.

The majority of the time is spent in the bus going seeing Italy, and only 2 hours spent(one way) in the train to the St Moritz. Even when you get to St Moritz, effectively we got only 45min to see the place, because we had to factor in the walking time.

My hubby and I also didn't appreciate the fact that you can't eat nor drink in the bus, which is unfair considering that so much time is spent on the bus.

The wifi never worked, one of the guide cited us being at the mountain being the reason, but even when we passed civilisation, wifi never worked.

They deliberately take a different route that doesn't go through the city centre, and it really is such an unnecessary cost given that one must find a taxi, and whereas you were picked up from the hotel.

Our view is that, it's not worth the money, given that they only provide water after 4hours before the train to St Moritz departs.

I enjoyed the tour, but the advert is a misrepresentation. Improve on your customer service, Zani Viaggi!!!
Written June 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Tsherza, our tour is a bus, train and walking tour. I am sure you read our travel itinerary you found all the details about the tour. It's printed in all our brochures and on or website. We leave Milan at 7:00 by coach and we board the red train just before lunch. It's quite a journey to the Swiss Alps, unfotunately we cannot make them any closer. The route we take to get there is the fastest possible, we leave from the Milan CIty Center (our departure is right in front of the Castle) and we go straight north. We have been running this tour for more than 30 years and I guarantee you we have designed the best itinerary for our costumers to enjoy the destination. Best regards
Written July 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marion C
Perth, Australia75 contributions
Positives: Bernini Express is stunning. Bus ride home down Chiavenna Pass is an experience. Friendly guides.

Negatives:
- huge group, boarding of bus took way too long, poorly organised and outdated paper system (ticking names off a sheet). They need -signposted waiting /entry points / queues (people were waiting at wrong bus) , hand held scanners to read barcodes on vouchers.
- bilingual tour meant listening to guides twice arrggghh , they need a headphone system for bus so you only listen to your language. Guides use speakers on coach meaning you have no choice to opt out of commentary.
- coach was comfortable but not much leg room . They need smaller group numbers.
- very long day. Start 7am return 8am. Arrive at Tirano at 11.30ish then wait until 1 for bernina train. They need to start the tour at 8 and get on the bernina train at 12. Tell people to bring a packed lunch rather than stop in Tirano for lunch.

Overall, the bernina express is worth doing for the views and the experience of the alps. If you don’t like large groups or guides tours, try doing it on your own.

We enjoyed it but think they could improve some aspects and keep the group sizes down
Written September 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NMP
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We've done this trip on December 21 after reading past reviews and high scores for this trip but we got disappointed after the trip
We were only been informed after we boarded on the Bernina train that weather condition does not allow us to go up , we could do only 3 stations instead of up to St. Moritz which is the 11th station.

We understand this might be due to weather condition but after trip we came to the office of Zangi Viaggi and raised our concern along with other travel mates (who was with us in the trip).
We explained the office personnel the situation and they were like they haven’t been aware or heard of anything that happened and reason why it is not completed.

It would be nice or fair to have a certain or half amount of refund as we did not manage to see anything at all.
Really disappointed to have to pay the full price.

The tour guide assigned to our group provided us with ample information during the journey which is insightful to understand the place better.

We would suggest to do more research about weather before the trip is started or alternate should be planned and advised if the itinerary can not be completed as per advised schedule
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear NP_VNMP, I am sorry if your experience did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, our company has no control over the weather. Traveling to the Alps in winter time can always have some inconvenience due to snow and the risk of avalances. The swiss authorities are in charge of the safety of the railways and roads and we have to follow their instructions, sometime even give to us at the last minute. We provided the service at the best of our possibilities and valuing the safety of our costumer over all other things. Best regards
Written January 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Motasem A
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Family
We booked this trip on 18-Sep-2018, the departure time was at 7:00 AM.
We are 2 adults and 1 infant kid, we got delayed couple on minutes after 7:00 AM during preparing all things for our kid.

exactly at 7:00 AM I called the emergency number and told the guy on shift that we are walking and need around 5 minutes, and I informed him to tell the group guide to wait for us, he told us be hurry.
Exactly we have arrived at 7:07 AM and the group already left. Then I called the emergency number again and told him why you didnt call the tour guide??!! and the guy told me you already delayed and we cannot do anything!!!
I told him to call the tour guide and return to us as they should be very near to us or even to let tell us where we can catch them by Taxi but again to he told us that he cannot call the guide and cannot do anything and told us to wait until 8:00 when the office open.
we have waited till 8:00 and the office guys told us that we are too late for follow them by train to Tirano as the train will leave at 8:20 and we cannot get there before 8:20.
We told them that we have our own car and we will drive to Tirano to catch the group. We drove for 3 hours to reach them and the met the guide, she was so nice and she told us that no one called her for us and if they called her they would wait or even get back to us as they were very near!! But the emergency guy didnt call her at all!!!!!!!!

after this they told me from Switzerland I have to go back by my self again to get the car from Tirano and I paid extra 57 Euro for train ticket because they will get back by bus from Switzerland and they will not go back to Tirano. So I paid the money and drove back for another 3 hours to Milan

it was the worse trip for me ever and totally I blame the emergency guy who was on shift at that time, I hope Zani Viaggi management will read this review and take necessary actions
Written September 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HuzefaKL
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The trip was very well planned through Zani Viaggi. The bus driver and tour leader were very friendly well informed. The tour leader gave us very good trips on how to save money during this trip and where our time would be best spent. The drive to St Moritz was beautiful and train ride through the mountains even more so.
Written April 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mrfubar
Aberdeen, UK182 contributions
Amazing and well organised trip.
Best train journey I’ve taken.
Prices of anything in St Moritz are horrendous though, €18 fir a hit chocolate in a small cafe.
Back to Milan about 8.30
Written April 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mili Das
London, UK33 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I have book a hotel pick for this tour as on 19th July , I receive a message that I need to be in reception at 6.AM . I was in reception at 5.52 AM but the guy arrived only at 6.27 AM . That's fine for me as I understand he had to pick up other passenger and then me . This tour is good but too much time you will spend on bus , you wont get much time to spend in actual places . You get only 30 min before Teatro +1 hour in Teatro + 1 hour in St Moritz and 10 min way back to Milan and only two hour in train . Rest all time you will spend sitting in bus . I suggest taking this tour by yourself instead of booking any tour . there are different ways to reach Teatro and from there you can take Bernina Express and spend a day in St Moritz( its worth spending a day there ) and take same train back to Italy or may be from St Moritz to Teatro and from there to Milan or may be you can spend your time in country side that will be more worth I believe .
Written July 22, 2019
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Ghaleb K
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
First of all, thank you for your wonderful planning. We had a memorable time in. Everything was planned perfectly and our tour guide Miss. Sabrina was very amicable.

We had a wonderful time and he enjoyed this trip very much. I would definitely recommend my friends to plan their trip through Zani Viaggi.

A big THANK YOU to you and your team for giving us a wonderful and amazing moments!

With best regards,
Written March 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen M
Scotland, UK84 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Did this trip on 17 November 2019 with my teenage daughter. We had a brilliant time. The drive from Milan to San Moritz over the Swiss border and up the Maloja pass in the snow was stunning - genuinely the bus ride of a lifetime. The drive along to San Moritz in the snow was quiet and eerie, but beautiful. Because of the heavy snowfall the train was cancelled at San Moritz and we had to drive to Poschiavo to join the train. This was not the fault of the tour but inclement weather, but the drive over Bernina pass is also stunning on the bus - and the bus goes higher than the train track. I enjoyed the red train from Poschiavo to Tirano.
We had little time in San Moritz, although much was closed at this time of year but it was nice to see. The day is very long and quite tiring but it’s amazing to see another country and the high alps in one day.
Our guide Michelangelo was lovely, fluent English and Spanish. Very friendly. Grateful to the driver, Massimo’s, expert driving skills in the snow ❄️.
The main thing to remember is that the bus and train are the trip, the journey IS the trip - it’s not a trip to San Moritz for the day and you shouldn’t think that it is. The point is that you see the high alps, the scenery and the amazing ways you can travel through the mountains by train and by bus.
The he’s y snow meant visibility wasn’t great for us at the summit, but we had the chance to experience the snow! I’d love to go back in the summer and see it then but I’m sure it is amazing all the year round. Highly recommended trip.
Hotel trip up was nice, and easy to get back via the Castello/Cairoli Metro Station next to the drop off point.
Written November 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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