Located on the southern side of the Alps close to the Italian border, St Moritz has long been the preferred winter resort of glamorous aristocracy, jet-setters and film stars. Surrounded by mountains and 1,800 metres above sea level, it is known for its ‘Champagne atmosphere’ – crisp and dry with an average of 322 days of sunshine a year.
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Leaving from Chur, Davos or St Moritz in the north and travelling to the town of Tirano in the south, this narrow-gauge train navigates some of most picturesque routes in Switzerland, climbing high over the Bernina Pass and passing through a variety of landscapes including high Alpine and Mediterranean scenery. Special observation cars provide passengers with a perfect view of the canton of Graubunden and its beautiful landscapes.
Travelling through 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges against a backdrop of spectacular mountain peaks, this is perhaps one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. It takes about 7 hours to travel from St Moritz to Zermatt or vice versa. The shorter option connects Brig with Chur. Lunch is served on board the train and there is narrated commentary explaining the route.
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