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Scenic Bernina Express

Scenic Bernina Express

4 nights from
AU$985 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    22 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    26 Oct 2019
4 nights from
AU$985 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    22 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    26 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 4-night accommodation in selected hotel categoryInclusionInclusion Bernina Express seat reservationInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary (Swiss Card included - half fare discount)MealMeal Daily breakfast

Summary

Traverse the stunning Swiss Alps aboard the Bernina Express with our fantastic, 5-day rail package. This route links the northern and southern Europe from glimmering glaciers to the sun-kissed city of Lugano. Your itinerary starts from St. Moritz, a luxury alpine resort located in Engadin valley. Explore the town with your St. Moritz travel card. From St. Moritz, board the Bernina Express to Lugano. Admire the spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountain peaks, gleaming glaciers and lakes. In Lugano, you have free time to explore this charming lakeside city. Located on the southern region, Lugano is the largest town in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino. The city offers a mix of Swiss and Mediterranean culture which reflects in its architecture and cuisine.

Inclusions

  • Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary (Swiss card including half fare discount)
  • 4-night accommodation in selected hotel category, Standard Room
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • St. Moritz Travel Card (including transport on local buses and local mountain railways and cable cars)
  • Bernina Express seat reservation
  • Ticino Ticket - allowing free transport throughout canton Ticino
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival in Switzerland - St. Moritz
Arrive in Switzerland. Rail transfer to St. Moritz. Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 2, St. Moritz
Breakfast at your hotel.

Day at leisure. St. Moritz is one of the best-known holiday resorts in the world, famous for its elegance and cosmopolitan air, with exquisite gastronomy and exclusive shopping and leisure facilities. The rich and famous flock to St. Moritz to enjoy its beauty; at 1856m above sea level, it is surrounded by stunning lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks and the only national natural park in Switzerland.

Wander around the old town at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere, or explore the surrounding Engadine countryside. With your St. Moritz Travel card you can also do a mountain excursion to the Diavolezza or Muottas Muragl. Cable car journeys take around 15 - 20 minutes per way and run approximately every half hour. It is recommended to plan at least 3 hours for an excursion.

Overnight at your hotel in St. Moritz.

Day 3, St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express)
Breakfast at your hotel. Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express at St. Moritz station and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Climbing over the spectacular Bernina Pass to more than 2,253m, taking in stunning views of snow covered mountain peaks and glaciers, you will descend towards Poschiavo and Brusio. Travel over circular viaducts and pass through winding tunnels before reaching Tirano in Italy, the end of the Bernina Express rail line. Change to the Bernina Express Bus which will take you onwards to Ticino, through the vineyards of Veltlin and along the banks of Lake Como to Lugano – southern Switzerland’s largest town.

Overnight at your hotel in Lugano.

Day 4, Lugano
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure.

Set in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains, the traffic-free historic town centre of Lugano is a joy to discover. The numerous Lombardy style buildings, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. By the lakeside promenade are the Belvedere Gardens, where the parkland boasts not only camellias and magnolias but also countless sub-tropical plants and modern works of art. From the Monte Salvatore or Monte Brè you can enjoy a stunning view over the lake. They are only a short funicular ride from the city and offer a range of leisurely walks.

Overnight at your hotel in Lugano.

Day 5, Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Departure rail transfer to airport or Swiss/Italian border or continuation of your journey.

Note: This itinerary also runs in reverse direction.

Important Notes

  • Itinerary bookable in reverse
  • Open jaw possible (Ex: Start in ZRH ending in LUG or vice versa)
  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)

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Your Accommodation

3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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