St. Moritz and Bernina Express
This full day excursion to St Moritz and the world of the rich and famous takes you through breathtaking scenery.
We drive up the northern arm of the lake, and into the majestic Val Valtellina, one of the great valleys of the eastern Alps and producer of the area’s splendid wines, of many centuries’ renown, excellent meats and cheeses. Our first stop, for coffee, is at the small town of Tirano with its notable cathedral.
We then proceed to Poschiavo for a highlight of the day: a spectacular ride of an hour on the Bernina Express, past glaciers, over dramatic gorges and viaducts, as far as Diavolezza, covering the highest part of the journey on a train which climbs the steepest gradients in the world (of up to 70%) without the use of cog wheels.
It is then a short and scenic journey on to St Moritz itself, where you have free time to take in the stunning views over the crystal lake, explore and admire the shops and beautiful hotels, and to have lunch.
Our descent, by coach, is no less dramatic. We take the unforgettable road down through the Maloja pass, with extraordinary vistas offered at every moment.
Our final stop is back in Italy, at the charming, historic town of Chiavenna, the ‘key’ of Italy, where you can explore the town’s attractive, cobbled streets and its shops.