Private tour from Lake Como to St Mortiz with Bernina Express train
Tour duration: 1 day (approx. 9 hours)
Private van/minibus + train
Guide in English
Itinerary: Start from Milan (h 7 am), Como (h 8 am), Varenna or Menaggio (h 8:50) or any other town on the route. Pickup and dropoff at your hotel or apartment.
Drive to Tirano (about 2 hours) with views and experiences along the famous Valtellina valley with its vineyards, apples cultivations and food specialties. A quick visit to a local winery may be done on request.
In Tirano you take the famous Red Train of Bernina (Bernina Express).
N.B. Tickets will be bought at the station (no need to book them in advance).
Unesco World Heritage, this train runs along the highest mountain train route in Europe; a spectacular journey of 2 hours from Tirano to St. Moritz via the Bernina Pass, a breath-taking journey in the Alps, in Canton Grisons, close to the Bernina and Morterasch glaciers.
The Guide reaches you again in Sankt Moritz for a guided tour of the town.
Sankt Moritz, the famous resort of winter and summer tourism. Stunning views over the lakes (frozen in winter) and the Alps, luxury hotels, exclusive shopping streets etc.
Afternoon: drive back through the Maloja Pass and if possible visit of Chiavenna and one of its typical Crotto.
Lunch: time for lunch on your own and shopping in Sankt Moritz; restaurants with typical local specialties will be suggested. Alternatively you can bring your own food or buy it in Tirano and consume it along the train trip.
Extra costs: lunch, train tickets (about Euro 30 per person), tickets for facilities you will decide to visit.
Make sure you have your passport valid for border control (Switzerland is not part of EU).