Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Venice-St. Moritz Tour

The new Venice-St. Moritz-Tour connects the Adriatic laguna city with St. Moritz / Engadin in the Swiss Alps. The Tour lasts around 8 hours on a daily and environmentally friendly rail and PostBus journey across beautiful landscapes. A world-class cultural, educational and panoramic route visiting: Venice and its Lagoon (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Padua (The Botanical garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site); Vicenza (The city and the Palladian villas of the Veneto, UNESCO World Heritage Sites); Verona (The historic center, UNESCO World Heritage Site); Bozen, Meran and Glurns in South Tyrol; Val Müstair (The Benedictine Convent of St John UNESCO World Heritage Site); the Swiss National Park situated in the Engadine and Müstair valleys of the canton of Graubünden (UNESCO Biosphere candidate 2008); St. Moritz / Engadin Switzerland’s only Olympic venue (1928 and 1948), the cradle of international winter tourism and mountain sports and finally Albula – St. Moritz – Bernina (The Rhaetian Railway RhB, UNESCO candidate 2008).

Two Guided Tour packages (June 18 – 22 and September 24 – 28, 2008) will be available with the following programme:
Day 1: Venice (individual arrival), overnight in Venice
Day 2: Vicenza and Verona, overnight in Bozen
Day 3: Bozen, Vinschgau and Münstertal (overnight)
Day 4: Convent of St. John, Swiss National Park, St. Moritz (overnight)
Day 5: Individual journey home

The new Tour is the ideal complement to the established railway classics of the Glacier (I posted about it in March), and Bernina Express routes. The Bernina Express allows you to cross the Alps from North to South from Chur/Davos to Tirano/Lugano through St. Moritz, the Bernina Pass and Poschiavo .