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Bernina Express Scenic Train Journey from Chur

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One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Swiss Alps: Enjoy the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano an back to Chur; links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery.  The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Just one of the highlights of the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage.
Highlights
  • Treat yourself to a railway adventure with your tickets booked in advance
  • Ride the most striking stretch of the Bernina route between Chur and Tirano
  • Gaze out of panoramic windows to see glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes
  • Learn about the region as you travel from the train’s onboard commentary
What to Expect
When you book, choose to sit in a first-class carriage for more space, with three seats per row, or second-class carriage with four seats per row. Climb aboard the famous Bernina Express at Chur, and work your way high into the hills, crossing hundreds of bridges and viaducts before tunneling through the rock face. The terrain here is rugged yet scenic, and the panoramic train windows lend themselves to sweeping views of the alps and lakes. Ascend the snaking Bernina Pass, and hold your camera steady for the Ospizio Bernina, which marks the route’s highest spot. Use your break in the Italian town of Tirano to stretch your legs on a stroll around its bustling piazza and admire the surrounding snow-dusted peaks. Reboard the Bernina Express at the agreed time for your return to Chur, where you arrive in the early evening.
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Departure Point
Chur railway Station is located centrally in the City with easy access.
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Bernina Express
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important: The Viator voucher is not your ticket. You will be sent after booking the supplier valid train ticket. Please ensure you provide a valid email address at the moment of booking
  • The valid ticket will be sent up to 3 months prior to travel date.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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It is slightly on the expensive side but definitely worth taking it once. Book in advance as you may not get seats of your choice.
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Last June, we took the Bernina Express train from Chur to Tirano (in our way from Zurich to Milano) and it was amazing. The windows of the train are panoramic so you can see all the scenic ride, which is beautiful, from green and lakes, to forests and white snow mountain tops.
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One magical train ride! We took the Bernina Express on a return journey. Spectacular Vistas! Staff were very helpful, wintertime scenery blew us away! If you are ever in Switzerland (or Northern Italy for that matter) you must take this train. We live in Western Canada with
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The "Express" meanders slowly through some of the most beautiful country in the world. No billboards or graffiti; just a spectacular journey. We couldn't have planned this better (Oct. 16) because trees were beginning to change and the weather was perfect. I guess the word
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My wife and I treated ourselves to a few days in Switzerland, my wife wanted some snow and the Bernina Express route seemed like a good way to experience it. We were very much NOT disappointed. Wow! What a ride. Being December the daylight was gone by 4pm so the last couple
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ST10a
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Beautiful and scenic
It is slightly on the expensive side but definitely worth taking it once. Book in advance as you may not get seats
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thegabylita1
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Amazing train trip
Last June, we took the Bernina Express train from Chur to Tirano (in our way from Zurich to Milano) and it was
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Kevin H
Vancouver, Canada
1415
Take the Bernina Express, you won’t regret it!!!!
One magical train ride! We took the Bernina Express on a return journey. Spectacular Vistas! Staff were very
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Bouncy78
Adelaide, Australia
91
Brilliant autumn hues combined with snow capped majestic mountains
This was the most beautiful scenery that my wife and I have ever experienced in our almost 50 years of travels.
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CMW240
Sandy Springs, Georgia
174
Highlight of our trip
The "Express" meanders slowly through some of the most beautiful country in the world. No billboards or graffiti;
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edwardkM8274AX
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Who Knew...
...That the Bernina Express would be both nostalgic and very today... This is a must ride...from Chur to
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MrBeanPA
Dereham, United Kingdom
9257
Stunning!
My wife and I treated ourselves to a few days in Switzerland, my wife wanted some snow and the Bernina Express
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Diane G
1020
A Wonderful Train Trip
We travelled on the ordinary train on the same track as the Bernina Express Tourist train (same trip just a lot
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E8153XDkatem
New York City, New York
12
Spectacular
This was the best first time experience for a solo traveler, the views was spectacular. Taking this tour is a must
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R9599CAjerryd
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Express
Amazing trip , You can find half price ticket on line. It's not necessarily to book panoramic ticket., You have
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CherylHooson
halifax
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Wonderful 2 hours
We spent 2 beautiful hours on this scenic train, we went from tireno to St Moritz through a winter wonderland, it
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pradipchanda
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
159
Ride to St.Moritz!
Ride of a life time! We travelled from Milan to Tirano and from Tirano took Bernina Express to St.Moritz. Takes
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EstherP1882
Chicago, Illinois
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Tour from Tirano to Diavolezza (7000 feet) then the goldola the last few thousnd
This is a lovely experience, I was with a group and we had a train car and a guide just for us. He pointed out
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jandacolo
16
Amazing train trip, beautiful
We took the train from Tirano Italy to Chur Switzerland. Scenery was amazing, and the route was really
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Soulefulltraveler
Sun City West, Arizona
1658477
Tirano Return Trip
Our group had a spectacular day to take this famous train from the depot in Tirano up into the mountains. Roll
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