Zurich » Milan » Rome
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Traveling has a way of transforming you into a storyteller, particularly when you venture to places steeped in remarkable narratives. During this six-day rail excursion, you'll encounter moments of exploration that will leave you with cherished memories. Spend a night in Zurich strolling through Old Town before you hop on the Bernina Express, fondly known as the "Little Red Train."
This enchanting journey promises the most breathtaking railway routes and scenic vistas of the Swiss Alps year-round as you make your way south to Milan. Upon reaching Rome, there's no better counsel for travelers than the timeless adage, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" – and then some! After all, this is where the concept of la dolce vita, or "the sweet life," was born. From its delectable cuisine, rich culture, and warm hospitality to its ancient landmarks and hidden gems, you'll uncover the very essence of Rome when you embark on this rail vacation.
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Monday - Friday 9am -5.30pm
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
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The Bernina Express is a renowned and picturesque train journey that winds its way through the stunning landscapes of the Swiss Alps. With its distinctive red carriages, this train offers travelers an unforgettable experience as it traverses the breathtaking route from Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy. Along the way, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, charming alpine villages, and crystal-clear lakes.
Welcome to the Heart of Europe! Upon your arrival in Zurich, settle into your hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Take a leisurely walk through Zurich's Old Town, which is nestled between the alpine mountains and follows the Limmat River on both sides. Here, you'll discover picturesque cobblestone streets adorned with Renaissance-era buildings, inviting cafes, fine dining, entertainment, and a variety of boutique shops where you can purchase authentic Swiss crafts.
Start your day with an early breakfast and board a swift train from Zurich to Chur. From there, transfer to the Bernina Express, bound for Tirano. This remarkable train journey through the Swiss Alps will take you on two historic mountain railways: the Albula Line and the Bernina Line, passing through 55 tunnels, over 196 bridges, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The scenic highlights along this route include the Montebello curve, the Morteratsch Glacier, and the Brusio Circular Viaduct. Upon arrival in Milan, check in at your hotel. The evening is yours to savor a delightful dinner and explore Milan, whether it's strolling along the Naviglio Grande canal or taking in the panoramic views from the roof terraces of the Duomo di Milano.
Following breakfast, hop on a high-speed train from Milan to Rome and settle into your hotel. The evening offers the opportunity to discover the Eternal City at your own pace. Catch a captivating sunset over Rome from Gianicolo, a hill above Trastevere, and savor the Italian tradition of 'apertivo'—their take on happy hour—before indulging in dinner and mingling with the locals.
Start your day with breakfast, followed by a three-hour guided walking tour of the captivating archaeological wonders of Imperial Rome. Explore the Roman Forum, the ancient heart of Rome, and the ruins of imperial palaces on Palatine Hill. Conclude your journey at the Colosseum, where your included skip-the-line entrance tickets provide you with a gladiator's perspective on this iconic landmark.
After having breakfast, the entire rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Choose to explore more popular attractions such as the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trevi Fountain, or visit a host of lesser-known sights, neighborhoods, and quintessential hidden gems. Check out Rome’s art nouveau district of palm-fringed gardens, Quartiere Coppedè, have coffee at Saint Eustachio (the city’s oldest café), or grab a gelato and relax at Villa Borghese park—a refuge from the busy streetscape.
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To Confirm your reservations, a $500/person deposit applies with a minimum deposit of $1000/cabin (if you are booking a single occupancy rate you must submit $1000). The final payment is due by 15FEB, 2024.
$4,134/person in B1 Cabin
$5,829/person in B1 Cabin
Only 6 cabins left in B1 Category on Strauss Deck!
Terms and Conditions:
Deposit payments are non-refundable/non-transferable.
Any Cancellation Request must be submitted in writing.
The following cancellation conditions apply to all bookings:
1OCT23 - 15Feb2024 -Deposit non-refundable
16Feb - 22MAR2024 - 50% penalty
23Mar - 23APR2024 - 80% penalty
24APR2024 - 100% penalty - booking is completely non-refundable
We strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance. After your booking is deposited and confirmed, we will be sending you and insurance quote.
To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $1500/person is due immediately. The Final Payment date for this Group is due by 27 JUN, 2024.
If you need a roommate, please let us know. We’d be happy to pair you up with one of our other goddesses.
Terms and Conditions:
Deposits are non-refundable.
The group pricing is based on a small group size of 10 participants. In case the minimum group size is not met by 25 February 2024, we reserve the right to cancel this departure. In this case, your deposit will be refunded. Please note, that these are specialty accommodations in high demand with strict hold and cancellation policies. In order for us to guarantee our room block, we recommend anyone interested to sign up by 1FEB the latest.
The following cancellation policy applies:
The deposit of $1500/person is non-refundable.
The below cancellation fees apply to the rest of the payments:
1 OCT 2023 – 28FEB 2024 – deposit non-refundable, any amount paid above the deposit is refundable
29FEB – 27JUN2024 – deposit is non-refundable, and an additional cancellation fee of $1500/person applies
28JUN- 31JUL2024- 50% of trip cost non-refundable
1AUG – 100% cancellation penalty applies. No refunds provided for cancellations starting on 1AUG.
We highly recommend the purchase of additional travel insurance to protect your investment, and yourself. We will gladly send you a quote as soon as your reservation is confirmed.
Trip Deposit of $1500/person - At the time of booking
1st installment of $1500/person – 15FEB2024
2nd installment of $1500/person – 1MAY2024
Final Balance- 27JUN2024
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Traveling turns you into a storyteller, especially when you visit places with incredible tales. On this six-day rail journey, you'll experience unforgettable moments, from Zurich's Old Town to the stunning Swiss Alps vistas on the Bernina Express, and the essence of Rome, where la dolce vita was born.
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