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Bernina Express Through the Alps
Taking the trip through Bernina offers a beautiful view of the Alps.
Taking the trip through Bernina offers a beautiful view of the Alps.
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The Bernina Express is the last leg of the scenic Glacier Express through the Alps. It travels from Bernina, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy, in 4.5 hours and includes spectacular views of mountains and glaciers.

Every car has a panoramic view, so it's not just first-class passengers that get the full experience. Through bridges, tunnels and switchbacks, the Bernina Express travels up and down steep slopes on the highest train tracks in the Alps. If you're feeling adventurous, you can head down to the open-air car to experience the views without any barriers.

Travelers can opt to enjoy Tirano's restaurants and vineyards at the end of the line. In the summer, you can also take a bus from Tirano to back to Switzerland and do some sightseeing or mountain biking in Lugano.


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