“Life is a journey and those who travel live twice.” -Omar Khayyam
An adventure not to be missed!
A day trip to explore the Alps, along the highest railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m), Unesco heritage.
The Bernina Express tour offers panoramic views of spectacular landscapes
along the route from Tirano to St Moritz, between the glaciers and the peaks of the Alps.
DO IT YOURSELF!
Using this guide, you will discover how to reach Tirano to experience the unforgettable experience of the Bernina Express tour!
- We suggest you take the ferry that leaves at 6:15 AM
(Varenna arrival at 6:45). (NB ferry schedules vary depending on the time of year.)
(Check the ferry schedules in the “how to get around” section of the Bellagio Agency app or you can buy tickets online)
- Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna (€ 4,60pp)
(NB if you take the ferry at 6:15 am it will take 30 minutes to reach Varenna – the ferry stops first in Menaggio)
- Walk from the pier of Varenna to the train station (10 min).
- Train to Tirano at 7:24 AM (1h28min € 7,30pp ) (NB ferry times vary depending on the time of year. (Check the ferry schedules in the “how to get around” section of the Bellagio Agency app)
- Get off the train at Tirano and take the Bernina Express
We advise you to buy train tickets in advance: You can buy them online www.rhb.ch (approx. €28 second class or €50 first class ONE WAY ONLY)
(Look for the Bernina Express station on the left side when you exit the regional train station)
- Get off in St Moritz (2 hours and 15 minutes ride on the Bernina Express)
- Visit St Moritz
- Train from St Moritz (2 hours and 15 minutes journey on the Bernina Express)
- Get off the Bernina Express and join the regional train station and catch a train to Varenna(1h28min € 7,30pp)
- Catch the ferry to Bellagio (15 min. € 4,60pp to find Lake Como boats timetable – you can buy tickets online))
INDICATIVE PRICE (TRANSPORT B.E. 2nd CLASS TICKETS): € 105.00 PER PERSON
If you prefer a shared tour, choose from the many tours available!
Please note that there are no tours available starting from Bellagio, many, in fact, depart from Milan, be careful when you book!
If, instead, you stay in Milan and still want to enjoy yourself a beautiful and unforgettable trip to the Alps, you will find lots of Bernina Express tours that start right from Milan, either by train or private bus.
Here you find tour from Milan offered by GetYourGuide and tours offered by musement
Do not forget to take one (or more) photos during this wonderful experience!
We love using DJI gimbal that we apply directly on the iPhone!
If you want to forget about the stress of the schedules, the worry of losing yourself or getting stuck somewhere, our tailor-made tour of the Bernina Express is definitely the right one for you!
The only thing you need to worry about is taking the ferry around 8:00 from Bellagio to Varenna.
(Check the ferry schedules in the “how to get around” section of the Bellagio Agency app)
Our local guide, with his authorized minivan, will take you on a breathtaking tour of the lake and the mountains:
you will cross the Valtellina area surrounded by vineyards and apple trees in bloom, you can taste the typical products of this area from cheese to wine.
Once you arrive in Tirano our guide will help you in buying the Bernina Express ticket (approx € 28 second class or € 50 first class ONE WAY) and come with you to Bernina Express departure train station.
The magical journey between glaciers and mountains on the highest and most scenic railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m.) begins!
The guide will wait for you at the St Moritz station, together you will visit one of the most famous cities for its boutiques and (in winter) for its exclusive ski slopes.
This type of tour will allow you to choose, on the advice of your companion, what to visit, where to stop for lunch and will enrich you with cultural information of these wonderful places.
Back again on the minivan to cross the Maloja pass to slowly return to Varenna. You can choose with your guide to stop in other interesting places: the beautiful village of Chiavenna or the Abbey of Piona.
The return is scheduled at around 19:00 in Varenna.
We do not want to reveal too many details, the knowledge of this area by our guide will leave you surprised in the discovery of a wonderful culture, rich in history, traditions and good food!
REMEMBER TO BRING WITH YOU:
PASSPORT ( you will cross the Italian border and enter Switzerland)
DISCOVER THE SHARE TOURS OF LAKE COMO!