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Explore Central Europe on an Inspirational Alpine Journey

Take a memorable journey through some of the most picturesque scenery in the world aboard the Bernina Express, and ascend through the Alps to St. Moritz. Discover Italy's Lake Como, journey through the vineyards of Velting, and visit Tirano and Lugano.

  • Bernina Express
  • Diavolezza Cable Car
  • Lugano
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Gandria & Mont Bré
  • Lake Como
  • Velting
  • Tirano
  • Engadine Valley
  • St. Moritz
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Optional Flights or Rail Travel
  • 4 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Upgrades Available
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Classic Bernina Express Tour Details

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Day 1 Flights

Arrival in Lugano

Travel by rail or air from London to Zürich then continue by rail to Lugano, situated in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, which boasts a Mediterranean climate alongside beautiful architecture and parkland. The traffic-free centre is a joy to discover, and after checking into your hotel you have some free time to begin exploring. Perhaps take a walk along the lakeside promenade and make a visit to the Belvedere Gardens, which offers glorious floral displays as well as wonderful views out over the bay.

  • Optional Rail or Flights
Day 2 Lugano

Exploring Lugano

Today, why not take an excursion by boat to the picturesque Italian-speaking fishing village of Gandria? Nestled at the foot of Mont Bré, here you can wander through the enchanting cobbled streets, enjoy a relaxing break at one of the many lakeside cafés and visit the 16th century San Vigilio Bell Tower.

Day 3 Bernina Express
Bernina Express

The Bernina Express

Board the Bernina Express bus at Lugano main station for the first part of an unforgetable journey through Italy to the Graubunden region of Switzerland. Travel along the banks of Lake Como and through the vineyards of Velting before reaching the border town of Tirano. Here you change onto the narrow-gauge Bernina Express train for one of the most impressive scenic routes Switzerland has to offer. Travel over the Albula Pass into the Engadine Valley, before climbing even higher over the spectacular Bernina Pass to Poschiavo before descending to St Mortiz where you spend the next two nights.

  • Bernina Express
Day 4 Swiss Flag
Swiss Flag

At leisure in St Moritz

Today you are free to discover the glamourous resort of St Moritz. You might like to explore using the town's cable car system, taking the Diavolezza 9,970 feet above sea level for stunning views over the surrounding peaks. Otherwise you could travel further afield to the mountain villages of Scuol, Samnaun or Zernez.

  • Free Day
Day 5 TGV

Return to the UK

Transfer to Zürich by rail for your flight or rail journey back to the UK.

  • Optional Rail or Flights

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists  about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Return flights or rail travel from London
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Swiss Half Fare Rail Card. Enjoy 50% discount on fares in Switzerland, for rail, boat and most mountain railways
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.S Starkie
James.E Eaton
Laura Strawinski
Classic Bernina Express

Explore Central Europe on an Inspirational Alpine Journey


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