Are all tours the same? Of course not!
With an Italian private guide who knows very well the area, driving with his private and comfortable vehicle, you will discover a piece of Italy and Switzerland which will leave you breathless.
Starting from Bellagio at about 8:30am you will reach Varenna by ferry in 15 minutes. Once you get off the boat you will meet your guide (Italian and English speaking) and you will start the journey to Tirano1 (Italy) where you will stop for a guided visit of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Tirano.
After the visit you are almost ready to start the journey on the Bernina Express, the guide will show you where to buy the tickets for the Bernina Express and he will take you to the right platform.
In about 2h and 15 min you will reach St Moritz(2) (Switzerland) along the highest mountains rail route in Europe. This Alpine crossing from north to south offers breathtaking scenery from the train window. Shoot beautiful panoramic photographs of the Alps and its glacial lakes and look out the window to follow the bright red train curve that stands out in the mountain landscape.
You will see impressive alpine valleys, lakes and waterfalls almost at every turn!
When the train will arrive in St Mortiz you will meet again the guide and you will enjoy a very special guided tour: view over the lake and the Alps, luxury hotels, exclusive shopping streets. Very interesting are the visit to the Segantini*, the Berry Museum* and a 10 minutes ski-lift* from Suvretta to Restaurant Hutte for a panoramic view on the valley, the mountains and the lake.
On the way back home, by car, it’s possible also to stop for a wine and food tasting inChiavenna(3) (Italy) or you can also stop in Piona(4) (Italy) for the visit of the Cistercian abbey. You will discuss your preference directly with the guide.
Back to Varenna to catch the ferry to Bellagio around 7:30 pm.