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BERNINA SCENIC TRAIN & LAKE COMO

Perledo (VARENNA), Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

13 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

[I provide also the following tour: EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES
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TOUR from 08:00 AM to 08:40 PM

You take the 08:20 am train from Milan to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, from where we start the GUIDED TOUR. We enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Afterwards, continue on driving to Tirano in Valtellina, a valley in the italian Alps that begins right at the top of Lake Como. At the arrival you have your lunch at a restaurant (on your own, average cost € 20 to 30 per person) and then we board the Bernina train that climbs the glaciers with a stunning view! (on your own € 21,50 per person)
Once on top of the pass, already in Switzerland, we get off to enjoy the panorama of alpine lakes, snow, trails and impressive Alps scenery!
On the return, instead of using the train again, we drive along the panoramic road, go all the way through a Swiss valley, back to the lake on late afternoon/evening for your final train ride to Milan Central station (usually arrives at 08:00 pm or 09:00 pm)
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Other things to note
You do the train ride from Milan Central Station to Varenna on Lake Como on your own. I will meet you right there. Of course I will send you all the detailed information on how to do it!

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[I provide also the following tour: EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES
https://abnb.me/CGwNT4z6U2]

TOUR from 08:00 AM to 08:40 PM

You take the 08:20 am train from Milan to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, from where we start the GUIDED TOUR. We enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Afterwards, continue on driving to Tirano in Valtellina, a valley in the italian Alps that be…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee or gelato
From £116
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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I AM A LICENSED TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER.
I was born and raised in Valtellina, near Lake Como, and Tirano from where the Bernina train departs.
Having known the Bernina train ride since when I was very young given that I live nearby, during the last three years, as a tour guide, I brought several clients to experience it.
I am very glad when I have the opportunity to show visitors around these places, to provide them information, to tell them stories and to share with them my emotions and passion for these areas.
I lived in Washington DC for about eight years where I worked for a travel agency.
I AM A LICENSED TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER.
I was born and raised in Valtellina, near Lake Como, and Tirano from where the Bernina train departs.
Having known the Bernina train ride since when I was very young given that I live nearby, during the last three years, as a tour guide, I brought several clients to experience it.
I am very glad when I have the opportunity to show visitors around these places, to provide them information, to tell them stories and to share with them my emotio…
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Where you'll be

IN CASE OF REALLY BAD WEATHER THE EXPERIENCE CAN BE CANCELLED WITH REFUND OR WE DO ONLY A PARTIAL RIDE OF THE BERNINA TRAIN

VARENNA: charming little village on lake Como
VALTELLINA: if possible, we stop to visit a family traditional shop or in a cellar of winemaker
BERNINA PASS. highest point of the ride to experience the snow, mountains and glaciers view
ST MORITZ: walk to explore the town and possible chocolate maker shop

2 reviews

Katie
February 2020
A perfect day at Lake Como and the Swiss Alps! Our group of 4 in our late 20s really enjoyed this tour and our experience with Luca! We wanted to do a day trip from Milan and after searching we found this. It was amazing to see the beautiful sights and enjoy a relaxing day where we didn’t have to think about transportation. All of Lucas recommendations for food were excellent and this is a day we will never forget. Going in the off season was so peaceful and would recommend this tour to everyone and all ages! Luca is a very experienced guide and that reflected in the day. We appreciate the hospitality.
A perfect day at Lake Como and the Swiss Alps! Our group of 4 in our late 20s really enjoyed this tour and our experience with Luca! We wanted to do a day trip from Milan and after…
Akram
February 2020
Luca was an exceptional local tour guide who knows lake Como area and gives you his personal experience and a historical perspective of the area. The places were magical , lake Como and the villages are out of this world, the Bernin scenic train gives gorgeous pictures of the Italian and Swiss Alps . It is an experience of a lifetime ❤️😀, thank you Luca
Luca was an exceptional local tour guide who knows lake Como area and gives you his personal experience and a historical perspective of the area. The places were magical , lake C…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

PASSPORT

SWEATHER, JACKET, HEAVY SHOES (in the winter)