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Bernina Express, Swiss Alps

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Tour · Scenic Railroad
Cross the Alps the old-fashioned way by taking a leisurely trip on the scenic Bernina Express. Passing through World Heritage-listed landscapes, the line negotiates 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, reaching a realm of icy glaciers before descending into Tirano, a small town in northern Italy. Panoramic coaches with enlarged windows offer sweeping views of the region's mountaintops, best appreciated when the train passes through a 2,253 m (7,391 ft) high mountain pass skirting a pristine alpine lake. Purchase your tickets well in advance, and check the website for return trip options via Lugano, a lakeside resort town in the Italian-speaking southern section of Switzerland. Using our world travel planner, Chur attractions like Bernina Express can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The different prices of the Bernina train travel from Coire to all other places and until Tirano on the railway line are not indicated on Internet. On an another page on INternet the prices given...  more »
  • That journey is a must do. Absolutely great experience. We went from Pontresina to Poschiavo and back. It is pricey but absolutely worth it. And super friendly staff on the train incl snack and drink....  more »

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