We will be ending our first European "excellent adventure" by departing Varenna on May 22, 2014 on the earliest train out of Varenna & we MUST ultimately arrive in Zurich that PM to lodge overnight so we can head out the next morning for our 10:20 flight back to normal life in ATL :(
I've got our whole itinerary worked out, with the exception of the the trains & buses. I'm just gonna say it. I'm not very confident in my abilities to figure out the trains & am very intimidated to go about it. We plan to take the earliest train out of Varenna to Tirano.
At Tirano we will get on the Bernina Express Train #976 departing Tirano @ 10:03 Arriving St. Moritz @ 12:17. I have already booked our seat reservations through RhB & will purchase my train tickets in Mar when I am able.
From St. Moritz, I'm thinking I'd like to travel by train to Zurich via Chur. When I tried to reserve seats on the Bernina Express for the St Moritz to Chur leg, I learned via email response from RhB (If I understood correctly)that the panoramic cars requiring seat reservations do not travel between St Moritz to Chur at that time of the year. Therefore, I am unable to, & do not need to make reservations or buy tickets for any other component of the trip to Zurich.
QUESTION: Any suggestions for how to plan our sight-seeing & train itinerary from St. Moritz to ultimately end up in Zurich that night? I was thinking St Moritz to Zurich via Chur & had thought if we had time between trains we could walk around somewhere or take a cable car up into the mountains?
If not that's fine, I just figured we'd absorb as much as we can on our last day as we travel to Zurich, but certainly don't want create stress by feeling like we are rushing around.
All advice & input is greatly appreciated!
Dana (Novice Traveler)