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Bernina Express

Travel from the majestic Alps to the Mediterranean sunshine for a relaxing stay in southern Switzerland.


 

4 DAYS | LUGANO - ST MORITZ

TYPE: INDEPENDENT, RAIL

TRAVEL: DAILY (APR-OCT)

FROM $909*


ITINERARY

Day 1     Arrival in Switzerland - Lugano

Arrive in Switzerland. Rail journey to Lugano. Day at leisure. Lugano is a charming city in the bay of a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The Mediterranean style squares and arcades of the historic town centre, the camellias and magnolias in the Belvedere Gardens by the lakeside invite you to relax and indulge. Overnight at your hotel in Lugano. 

Your Hotel: Hotel Continental Parkhotel (or similar)

Day 2 – Lugano – St. Moritz (Bernina Express)

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart Lugano with the Bernina Express coach to Tirano (Italy), through the vineyards of Veltlin and along the banks of Lake Como. There will be time to explore the Italian town of Tirano and have lunch (optional) at a local restaurant before boarding the Bernina Express train to St. Moritz. The train journey over the Bernina Pass is an incredible experience and one of the most spectacular routes across the Alps. Travelling over circular viaducts, the train climbs to over 2,000m above sea level, with stunning views over snow capped mountains and glaciers. Onboard commentary in English available.

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz. (B)

Your Hotel:  Hotel Eden(or similar)

Day 3     Explore St. Moritz

Breakfast at your hotel.

Day at leisure. St. Moritz is one of the best-known holiday resorts in the world, famous for its elegance and cosmopolitan air, with exquisite gastronomy and exclusive shopping and leisure facilities. The rich and famous flock to St. Moritz to enjoy its beauty; at 1856m above sea level, it is surrounded by stunning lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks and the only national natural park in Switzerland. Wander around the old town at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere, or explore the surrounding Engadine countryside. Optional mountain excursions to the Diavolezza or Muottas Muragl. (Cable car journeys take around 15-20 min. per way and run approx. every half hour. We recommend to plan at least 3h for an excursion.)

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 4     St. Moritz - Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Departure by rail transfer to airport or Swiss/Italian border. (B)

  • Cross the magical Bernina Pass
  • Experience the beauty of Lake Lugano and Lake Como
  • Explore the mountains around St Moritz by train and cable car

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts (B)
  • 2nd class rail travel and seat reservation on Bernina Express
  • St Moritz Travel Card - includes local mountain railways & cable cars
  • UPGRADE: 1st-class rail and superior hotels

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See our terms and conditions for more information