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Palm Express.

Palm Express.

From glaciers to palm trees: the somewhat varied journey by postbus from sophisticated St. Moritz through the rugged mountain landscape of Bergell down to sunny Ticino.

This unusual postbus tour takes you from St. Moritz via the Maloja Pass and through Bergell to Chiavenna, Italy and on past Lake Como and Lake Lugano to Lugano. Stop during the journey to look out for ibexes and marmots, while your driver conveys you safely and routinely along the winding and narrow mountain roads. You will be delighted by this very unusual journey through the contrasting countryside of south-eastern Switzerland and northern Italy.

Offer valid: 17 April to 11 December 2017.

  • Rail & boat
  • Mountains & views

Programm

Travel route: from St. Moritz to Lugano (or the reverse).

1st day: individual rail journey from your place of residence to St. Moritz. Overnight stay with breakfast.

2nd day: the postbus leaves at midday. You will see how rugged and original Engadin still is. After a varied journey past the lakes of Upper Engadine, you finally reach the Maloja Pass. From there you go down to Bergell. Through Italy, the route takes you on past Lake Como. In the late afternoon you reach Lugano, the metropolis of Ticino. The entire journey takes four hours. Overnight stay with breakfast.

3rd day: Individual return journey by train from Lugano to your residence or extended stay.

Hotels

You stay overnight and have breakfast at St. Moritz and Lugano in a good 3-star hotel or, for a supplement, in a 4-star hotel. All rooms have a bath/shower and WC. The hotel names will be given to you with the travel documents.

Our most important partner hotels for this trip.

St. Moritz.

  • 3***: Unique Hotel Eden and Hotel Soldanella.
  • 4****: Hotel Schweizerhof and Hotel San Gian.

Lugano.

  • 3***: Continental Parkhotel and Hotel Colorado.
  • 4****: Hotel de la Paix and Hotel Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality.

Offer/prices

Included in the offer.

  • Train journey in 2nd class (using the Half-Fare travelcard) from the place of residence to St. Moritz and from Lugano back to the place of residence (or the reverse).
  • 1 overnight stay with breakfast in the hotel in St. Moritz and Lugano.
  • Journey with the Palm Express (postbus) from St. Moritz to Lugano (or the reverse).
  • Seat reservation in the Palm Express from St. Moritz to Lugano.
  • 17.6–15.10.2017: free upgrade to a 5 star hotel in St. Moritz when booking a double room in a 4 star hotel (according to availability).

Prices.

Per person in CHF.

 

17.–30.4.2016 and
1.10.–11.12.2017

1.5.–30.9.2017

Double room***

355.00

375.00

Single room***

430.00

445.00

Double room****

470.00

480.00

Single room****

600.00

610.00

   

Supplements/reductions.

Per person in CHF.

 

Without Half-Fare travelcard

With Half-Fare travelcard

With 2nd class GA travelcard

With 1st class GA travelcard*

2nd class

135.00

–144.00

–144.00

1st class

273.00

69.00

–48.00

–144.00

     

*Children up to 16 years with Junior travelcard.

Other Supplements.

  • Optional cancellation insurance: CHF 29 per person.

Additional information.

  • For the border crossing to Italy you will require a valid identity card or a valid passport.
  • The postbuses operate as follows: 17 April to 11 June 2017 and 23 October to 11 December 2017 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (journey direction St. Moritz–Lugano) or Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays (journey direction Lugano–St. Moritz). In the period from 12 June to 22 October 2017, the postbuses run once a day in both directions.
  • You may also book the journey in the reverse direction.
  • If you would like to make this trip at short notice (fewer than 3 working days before departure) please book by telephone via the number, 0848 777 077 (local charges).
  • Your travel documents will be sent by post (no electronic dispatch possible).

The price examples are calculated for journeys via the advertised routing. The offer comprises both the outward and return train journey within Switzerland (in 2nd class, with Half-Fare travelcard). Prices include VAT. Prices and product specifications subject to modifications.
Prices effective: 1 December 2016.

Offer valid: 17 April to 11 December 2017.

Booking

You can book this panorama trip:

  • online.
  • At the STC Service Centre on 0848 777 077 (free, local charges may apply).
  • for groups with 10 persons to special conditions at the STC groupes & events team +41 43 210 55 30 (free, local charges may apply) or per e-mail at groups@stc.ch. Please note that the above mentioned time limited benefits are not valid for groups.

Contact  

You can also book this offer by dialling our phone number 0848 777 077 (local charges); (+41 (0)848 777 077 from abroad).

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