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5 Feb 2008

Bernina Express (St Mortiz-Tirano)

Details: Cross the Alps from North to South (or vice-versa) in style! The Bernina Express offers breath-taking vistas from the beautiful 1st and 2nd class panorama cars. Ride over graceful viaducts, through galleries hewn into the sheer rock, through switch-back tunnels, along rushing mountain streams, glaciers and even an alpine garden.

Technical buffs will enjoy knowing that the train climbs up to the 2253 m high Bernina Pass without the help of a rack-and-pinion mechanism. The entire trip is narrated.
In summer, an optional bus connects Tirano (Italy) to Lugano. Seat reservations are mandatory for connections 1) and 2). Be sure to have valid entry documents for Italy since you will leave and re-enter Switzerland.

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