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Bernina Express

Steeped in history and showcasing Switzerland's insanely beautiful landscapes at every turn, the  Bernina Express  is easily one of the most scenic rail journeys in Switzerland, if not the world. Each stretch of the 76-mile route presents a new perspective on the country, from the steep peaks of the Swiss Alps to sparkling lakes and charming alpine villages. The train passes by quaint old buildings and crosses impressive engineering feats, including the spectacular Landwasser Viaduct. Fifty-five tunnels burrow through the mountainsides, and 196 bridges and viaducts offer an elevated view over the fantastic scenery. From Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy, this route is what dreams are made of.   

From the carefully carved mountain tunnels to the towering viaducts and a sense of harmony with the surrounding landscape, the Albula and Bernina portions of the  Rhaetian Railway's  Bernina Express  route are endlessly impressive. In fact, the artful architecture and immense history even earned these spectacular lines UNESCO World Heritage designation in 2008. One ride aboard the train makes it easy to see why. Sizable panoramic windows present all the grandeur that surrounds the  Bernina Express. Passengers may select from either First or Second Class for the journey. Each option unlocks the ever-changing scenery of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy from plush seats in climate-controlled cabins.   

The train departs in every season, so these memorable sights are available no matter the season. A journey of extraordinary heights and even more impressive landscapes lies ahead on the  Bernina Express. 

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Glacier Express in the Goms Valley
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4.5 stars(22 reviews)
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Glacier Express over Stone Bridge
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4.4 stars(76 reviews)
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Scenic Switzerland & Glacier Express
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2024Jul
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Landwasser Viaduct Glacier Express
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4.6 stars(41 reviews)
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Kleine Scheddeg to the Jungraujoch
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Glacier Express
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Grand Alpine Explorer
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Jungfrau Railway
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Glacier Express
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Bernina Express In Winter
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Engadine Valley
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Zermatt & St. Moritz featuring Glacier Express
02 Feb 2024
HELEN DIANE STALLINGS
5 stars
“Visiting these charming sites in Switzerland in winter was delightful! The vistas were beyond description and made all the more glorious with the beautiful snow. The train arrangements and hotel bookings were all well planned and easy to implement.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in Winter
09 Jan 2024
DENYS and THELMA WEBSTER
5 stars
“We did our Grand Tour of Switzerland in December. Getting around Switzerland by train was easier than we had expected, and all of the rail and hotel bookings went seamlessly. The scenery was simply fantastic. Thank you to Vacations by Rail who arranged and customised the trip to our specific requirements, inluding securing hard to get tickets in Excellence Class on the Glacier Express. Our only suggestion is that it would have been better if Vacations by Rail could have provided our final ticket documentation a little earlier than just a few days prior tio our departure.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
20 Oct 2023
Franny
5 stars
“Beautiful. I recommend up grading to 1st class
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Switzerland by Rail: Glacier Express, Jungfrau & Bernina Express
19 Oct 2023
PAULA FYNN
5 stars
“The train journeys were great. The accommodation was good. Communication with your company was good.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - An Escorted Experience
14 Oct 2023
NICHOLAS
5 stars
“Our Switzerland trip through VBR was beyond amazing & beautiful! Amazing train rides, saw so much & our free time was plentiful. Our tour manager Joe “Royal” Royale was so wonderful! He got us to our trains, our hotels & through a few situations of train breakdowns without panic & a smile on his face! Hotels were very nice & the included dinners were decent! The best part were the people on this tour, by the end of the trip we felt like family! Joe Royale thanks for the stories, your humor & the best holiday ever!
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Classic Glacier Express
09 Oct 2023
Ericka Johnson-customer
5 stars
“Best place but do not like dealing with my own bags
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Grand Alpine Explorer
06 Oct 2023
Renae Hinchey
5 stars
“Wonderful trip! Such beauty to see and the view from the trains were exceptional. Our guide made it easy for us to catch the right trains and enjoy the many stops we made. Hotels and food were great.
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Best of Switzerland by Rail
05 Oct 2023
MOLL, RICHARD
5 stars
“Extremely well coordinated throughout the entire trip out guide was superb; very knowledgeable, very concerned for all of us, and a tremendous sense of humor. Loved the fact that my suitcase was retrieved every morning and forwarded to the next hotel. Only one hotel was not up to snuff, but luckily we were only there one night.
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Scenic Switzerland & Glacier Express
16 Oct 2023
HENSE, VICKIE LYNN
4 stars
“Our trip was a wonderful experience. Switzerland is beautiful and traveling by train was so convenient and comfortable. The hotels we stayed at were also comfortable and well appointed. Our tour manager, Julia Denny was great! She went above and beyond in getting us around and also with assistance in solving a personal issue we had. The only disappointment of the trip was having to drag our luggage from train stations to hotels and back, at multiple stops. VBR needs to change this!
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