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Alpine round trip

See Switzerland and Italy in one fell swoop

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This Alpine round trip packs the best of what the Alps has to offer into two days: Albula Valley, Rhine Gorge, Oberalp Pass, Schöllenen and Gotthard Railway. The panoramic tour boasts spectacular views of the Alps – better than any postcard.

The journey starts in Chur, then continues via Ilanz and Disentis through the Rhine Gorge towards Andermatt. Then it's on via Göschenen: Lugano with its lido, piazza and Monte Brè conjures up all the charm of the South.

The return journey on the Bernina Express Bus takes passengers past Lake Como and through the vineyards of Valtellina. The crowning glory is the trip on the Bernina Express: first climbing up to the top of the RhB, the Ospizio Bernina, then through the Albula Valley and back over the famous Landwasser Viaduct to Chur.

Information Coronavirus

Among other things, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has issued ordinances for public transport in Switzerland. Regular public transport will continue to operate according to the timetable. Tourist traffic, extra trips and historic journeys will be discontinued. Group trips will be cancelled. Dining cars and catering services are also prohibited on the trains.

In implementation of these orders, the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) will cease operating the Bernina Express from Saturday 14 March 2020. The Glacier Express will also cease to operate from then on. These measures are expected to remain in force until 26 April 2020. The planned charter and adventure trips until 30 June 2020 will not take place.

Please note the adapted timetable. Further information at rhb.ch/coronavirus

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Taking the UNESCO World Heritage route is just one of the highlights of the Alpine round trip.

Castles of the Domleschg Valley

Nowhere else in Europe are so many castles, fortresses and ruins to be found in such a small area. Between Chur and Thusis, medieval towers, castles and ancestral homes stand perched on rocks or loom up out of dark woods and villages. The castles of Hohenrätien and Ehrenfels exude a palpable sense of history.

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Rhine Gorge

Ruinaulta is the name given to the monumental Rhine Gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau in the local Romansh dialect. You will see rare birds, white rock faces and bizarre geological formations in the Swiss Grand Canyon that can only be crossed on foot, by bike, train or boat.
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Oberalppass

Auf dem Oberalppass erreicht der Zug eine Höhe von 2 033 Meter über Meer. Ganz in der Nähe, im Lai da Tuma, entspringt der Rhein. Der Strom fliesst vom Gotthardmassiv 1233 Kilometer bis nach Holland in die Nordsee.

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Schöllenen Gorge

Legend has it that the devil once built the first bridge over the Schöllenen Gorge. For a long time, the ravine between Andermatt and Göschenen was a major obstacle on the route from Uri over the Gotthard to the south. Only when the Devil's Bridge was built in 1200 did it become easier to cross.

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Lugano

Lugano is not just the major business centre of the Ticino region, it is also a town of parks, flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Mediterranean flair awaits visitors to Lugano. From the town's very own mountain, Monte Brè, you can see far beyond the country's borders.

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브루지오 나선 고가교(Kreisviadukt Brusio)

고가교는 우아하게 360도를 돌아 나가며, 좁은 발포스키아보(Valposchiavo) 계곡의 고도 차이를 극복하기 위해 노선 역시 감기듯이 길게 늘어서있습니다. 브루지오에 위치한 나선 고가교는 베르니나 선 최고의 장관을 선사하는 건축물입니다.

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오스피지오 베르니나(Ospizio Bernina)

레티쉐 철도의 지붕인 이곳은 해발 2,253미터에 위치합니다. 라고 비앙코(Lago Bianco)와 레이 나이르(Lej Nair) 호수 사이의 분수령은 동시에 로만어권 엥가딘(Engadin)과 이탈리아어권 발포스키아보(Valposchiavo)의 언어권 경계이기도 합니다. 역에 위치한 알베르고(Albergo) 간이식당은 2013년 리노베이션되어 스위스의 간단한 오후 간식인 맛있는 츠비에리(Zvieri)를 여러분께 선보입니다.

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Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage route

The Albula and Bernina section of track is a masterpiece in terms of civil engineering and routing. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radiuses, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys. The Landwasser Viaduct, the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct all stand testimony to the early, pioneering days of the railway.

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Information Coronavirus

Among other things, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has issued ordinances for public transport in Switzerland. Regular public transport will continue to operate according to the timetable. Tourist traffic, extra trips and historic journeys will be discontinued. Group trips will be cancelled. Dining cars and catering services are also prohibited on the trains.

In implementation of these orders, the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) will cease operating the Bernina Express from Saturday 14 March 2020. The Glacier Express will also cease to operate from then on. These measures are expected to remain in force until 26 April 2020. The planned charter and adventure trips until 30 June 2020 will not take place.

Please note the adapted timetable. Further information at rhb.ch/coronavirus

Accomodation

Accomodation

You will stay overnight in Lugano in one of these hotels:

***Hotel Federale

The hotel is situated at the start of the pedestrian zone in Lugano, in the heart of the old town.
More information: www.hotel-federale.ch

***Parkhotel Continental

The hotel is located close to the railway station and has its own sub-tropical gardens, swimming pool and Merlot vineyard.
More information: www.continentalparkhotel.com

****Hotel Bellevue au Lac

This hotel on the Lugano lakeside offers all the comforts, class and style you expect from a large, well-appointed four-star hotel.
More information: www.hotelbellevue.ch

 

The the Alpine Round Trip is also available starting from Lugano with overnight stay in Chur against extra charge.

Prices

Prices valid from 9.04. - 25.10.2020

Flat-rate package

2nd class 
2nd class (half-fare card)
1st class1st class (half-fare card)
Chur247.00193.00336.00246.00
Davos Platz256.00198.00354.00256.00
St. Moritz/Pontresina252.00195.00339.00248.00

All prices are in Swiss francs (CHF) per person.

Services included:

  • Round trip by rail in 1st or 2nd class, including one overnight stay in a three-star hotel in Lugano, basic double and breakfast (exclusive reservations for Bernina Express, Bernina Express Bus and Glacier Express).
  • Overnight stay in four-star hotel available on request.

Timetable

Valid from 9.04. to 25.10.2020

1. Day

Station

 

regional train1Glacier Express2Glacier Express2

Chur

 ab / dep. 
part. / dép.

08.56

09.2514.16

Disentis/Mustér

     an
     arr.

10.11

10.2715.27
Disentis/Mustér ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
10.1410.3715.37

Andermatt

     an
     arr.

11.22

11.5216.52
Andermatt ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
11.2912.2917.29

Göschenen

     an
     arr.

11.44

12.4417.44
Göschenen ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
12.0913.0918.09

Lugano

     an
     arr.

13.50

14.5019.50

1) Change in Disentis, Andermatt and Göschenen

2) Runs from 09.05.2020, Change in Andermatt and Göschenen


2. Day

Station

 

Bus/Train

Lugano

 ab / dep. 
part. / dép.

10.00

Tirano

     an
     arr.

13.00

Tirano ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.25

Chur

     an
     arr.

18.19

Change in Tirano

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Tickets and further information can be obtained at all staffed stations of the Rhaetian Railway, by calling Railservice on +41 81 288 65 65, or by using the contact form.