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Two magical days in the Italian Swiss Alps. Take the Bernina Express to St. Moritz and have a day in one of Italy's most famous mountain spas.
Where: Italian Alps Region: Lombardia
View photos of the Bernina Express. Airport: Milan-Bergamo
FLY-TRAIN, AIRPORT TRANSFER (2h45), start any day
Prices in Euros
Short Break in Italy: Italian Alps, Swiss Alps, Bernina Express, Bormio Spa. Unique Alpine break across the Alps with Roman Spa. Two magical days (3 nights) in the Italian Swiss alps. You will stay in a 3-Star Alpine Hotel, take a day trip on the Alpine red train that crosses the high alps to St Moritz where you can take a leisurely lunch before returning by train, and a day in the ancient natural Roman Spa in Bormio where you can laze away the day in the hot water pools and treatments of one of Italy's most famous spa's.

What's included | 3-Star hotel accommodation on a B&B basis |> Panoramic Red Train ticket reservations |> Trip Guide and travel instructions with detailed daily itineraries.


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HIGHLIGHTS Italian Alps


St. Moritz # Bormio # Bernina Express # Alpine railway # Roman Spa

HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS & DETAILS View photos of the Bernina Express.

 We are continually refining and adding to our portfolio of Short-Breaks in Italy. All our short breaks are presented with photos and descriptions taken and selected by us personally to give an impression as true to the reality as we can, in partnership with local family run hotels and guest houses. These are genuine Short Breaks researched and chosen by people living locally.

 This is NOT an unverified 'web portal' or online directory - we select only those places that satisfy our criteria for price, quality, charm and location. The places to stay presented here are particularly suitable for accommodation only short-breaks. Places to stay have been carefully selected so that you can reach them easily - ideal for long weekends and short break holidays when short transfer times are important.

 We are continually refining and adding to our portfolio of Short-Breaks in Italy. All our short breaks are presented with photos and descriptions taken and selected by us personally to give an impression as true to the reality as we can, in partnership with local family run hotels and guest houses. These are genuine Short Breaks researched and chosen by people living locally.

 This is NOT an unverified 'web portal' or online directory - we select only those places that satisfy our criteria for price, quality, charm and location. The places to stay presented here are particularly suitable for accommodation only short-breaks. Places to stay have been carefully selected so that you can reach them easily - ideal for long weekends and short break holidays when short transfer times are important.

 We are continually refining and adding to our portfolio of Short-Breaks in Italy. All our short breaks are presented with photos and descriptions taken and selected by us personally to give an impression as true to the reality as we can, in partnership with local family run hotels and guest houses. These are genuine Short Breaks researched and chosen by people living locally.

 This is NOT an unverified 'web portal' or online directory - we select only those places that satisfy our criteria for price, quality, charm and location. The places to stay presented here are particularly suitable for accommodation only short-breaks. Places to stay have been carefully selected so that you can reach them easily - ideal for long weekends and short break holidays when short transfer times are important.

 We are continually refining and adding to our portfolio of Short-Breaks in Italy. All our short breaks are presented with photos and descriptions taken and selected by us personally to give an impression as true to the reality as we can, in partnership with local family run hotels and guest houses. These are genuine Short Breaks researched and chosen by people living locally.

 This is NOT an unverified 'web portal' or online directory - we select only those places that satisfy our criteria for price, quality, charm and location. The places to stay presented here are particularly suitable for accommodation only short-breaks. Places to stay have been carefully selected so that you can reach them easily - ideal for long weekends and short break holidays when short transfer times are important.

 We are continually refining and adding to our portfolio of Short-Breaks in Italy. All our short breaks are presented with photos and descriptions taken and selected by us personally to give an impression as true to the reality as we can, in partnership with local family run hotels and guest houses. These are genuine Short Breaks researched and chosen by people living locally.

 This is NOT an unverified 'web portal' or online directory - we select only those places that satisfy our criteria for price, quality, charm and location. The places to stay presented here are particularly suitable for accommodation only short-breaks. Places to stay have been carefully selected so that you can reach them easily - ideal for long weekends and short break holidays when short transfer times are important.

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TRIP DETAILS

Day 1: Transfer day, to Valtellina.
Transfer from Milan to Tirano and your hotel for 3 nights. Plan to arrive at the airport in the morning.

Day 2: Bernina Express alpine train to St Moritz.
Leave after breakfast for the railway station. Alpine train to St. Moritz: a trip on the Alpine red train that crosses right over the alps to St Moritz where you can take a leisurely lunch before returning by train. In his essential guidebook for Alpine train travelers, Switzerland by Rail, Anthony Lambert writes: This line is the highest rail crossing of the Alps, helping to make it one of Europe's outstanding train journeys. Where else can you travel from glaciers to palm trees in two hours? In summer open-air cars enable passengers to experience the views and glorious air without the interference of glass, making it perfect for photographers.Our Comment: The climb is made even more astonishing by the fact that it is achieved without rack assistance [cogwheels], compelling the builders to devise tortuous loops and spirals to gain or lose height. Sit on the right." View photos of the Bernina Express.

Day 3: A day in the mountain spa of Bormio.
Leave after breakfast for Bormio Old Spa. A day of relaxtion and pleasure in the ancient natural Roman Spa in Bormio where you can laze away the day in the hot water pools and treatments of one of Italy's most famous spa's. Soothe away the aches, pains and stresses of day to day life. Our Comment: The oldest spa in Bormio, known and used from Roman times, is Bagni Vecchi, that dominates from the heights of Mount Reit, right from the source of the hot springs. View photos of Bormio Spa.

Day 4: Transfer day, back to Milan-Bergamo.
Allow time for the 2h45 train transfer back to Bergamo. Plan to take an afternoon flight back.
ADDITIONAL INFO
Life does not always run in a nice, straight line. There are also bends, curves and the occasional obstacle to negotiate. And sometimes you come across things in life that really do make you realise how good it is to be alive. Welcome aboard the Bernina Express. The joie de vivre line.

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 and available at any train station in Switzerland and at most Swiss Travel System sales points abroad. Be sure to have valid entry documents for Italy since you will leave and re-enter Switzerland. Extend your stay Extend your stay by 1 night and have a day on Lake Como, by 2 nights and visit Milan too.

Milan-Bergamo is the most convenient arrival airport for this holiday although you can fly into any of the other Milan airports - just allow extra time the transfers. If you arrive in Milan in the morning then you can easily make the transfer to Tirano in the same day. For afternoon or evening arrivals you may need to take an additional night at the start staying on Lake Como.


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NOTE:
1. Prices in 'euros' and based on 2 people sharing a double room, otherwise a single supplement applies. Prices for bookings during the winter months can be up to 20% less. Flights and transfers not included unless specified.
2. The hotels, guest houses and B&Bs presented represent some of the more charming places to stay and are very well situated for exploring the surrounding towns, cities and countryside - always within easy reach of a regional airport. Having visited virtually all hotels in each of the places presented, we believe these hotels offer the best combination of price and quality available.
3. If you have particularly beautiful photographs of this area showing it's true character and atmosphere, please forward them to us for inclusion on our site - photos@xtrallusion.com
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If you are the owner of charming holiday accommodation in a special location, whether it be a hotel, B&B, 'albergo', 'agriturismo' or self-catered apartments - send us an email with details and we'll consider adding it to our list - web@xtrallusion.com
5. FLY-TRAIN holidays: fly to the recommended airport and take a train to the place you will be staying for your Short Break. Airport transfer times are generally less than 1 hour by train.
6. FLY-MEETU holidays: fly to the recommended airport where we will meet you on your arrival at the nearest airport or mainline railway station, and take you to your hotel either by car or mini-bus.
7. FLY-DRIVE holidays: these short-breaks are typically in places that are not served by regular public transport or areas deserving further independent exploration under your own steam. Therefore, we thoroughly recommend that you arrange car-hire at your point of arrival in Italy, or use your own car if driving down.
8. All our Short Breaks can be extended by as many days as you wish - please ask for a quotation.
9. Tour itieraries have been chosen for their special interest and locations which endear many of us to return.

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