Here you will find a wonderful blend of nature with chic modern amenities. The elegant shops and restaurants of the town of St. Moritz are beautifully situated in a landscape of lakes and the stunning high Alps. Lying in the sheltered Upper Engadin valley, on the southern side of the Alps, the town also claims that on average the sun shines 322 days a year – could there be a more perfect place to visit?
St. Moritz originally gained popularity as a mineral spa town and then as the first winter alpine resort around 150 years ago. It has a fascinating cultural heritage, with Romansch as its official main language, famous visitors such as Nietzsche and Wagner, a recognisable style of Engadin architecture and the famous Engadin nut tart on offer! There's lakes and mountains perfection here with several crystal clear lakes and stunning mountains to visit such as Corviglia, Piz Nair and Corvatsch. The town has excellent transport links - both to the mountains via cable cars and funiculars and further afield on scenic rail journeys such as the Bernina Express. Hotel guests benefit from the FREE Engadin Inclusive Card during the summer months, allowing you to fully explore the local mountains.
Please call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service to Switzerland.
NB For those who would prefer a stay in a quieter village with access to all the amenities and transport network of St. Moritz, we recommend nearby Pontresina.
Where to stay
Choose from our handpicked St. Moritz hotels
What to see and do
St. Moritz is well located in the heart of the Engadin region, with a vast array of mountain visits to enjoy. Please click here for a summary of the best the region has to offer.
A funicular leaves the centre of town for Corviglia at 2,486m, where a cable car takes you up higher to Piz Nair. Both beauty spots have scenic walks and restaurants with sun terraces. You could take the bus to glistening Lake Silvaplana and then the Corvatsch cable car which glides over the forested, rocky slopes up to the summit and offers an awe-inspiring view over the high Alps. Excellent walking is to be had at both Alp Languard and Diavolezza, the latter offering more challenging terrain.
Your journeys into the mountains are free during the summer months, thanks to the Engadin Inclusive Card.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day trip on the Bernina Express scenic rail journey. You'll travel on the World Heritage line across the Alps and even have time for a quick lunch in Italy! You can also see the St. Johann Monastery and the Val Müstair National Park. See more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
You'll also be issued with the Engadin Inclusive Card during the summer months, with free mountain travel in the area. If you are planning trips further afield, it can be well worth pre-booking the Swiss Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! We will be delighted to guide you on the pass that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from St. Moritz
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
St. Moritz is perfectly placed for the famous Glacier Express to Zermatt. Alternatively, you can join the Bernina Express through to Lugano. The Bernina Express is also available as a highly recommended Bernina Express day trip to the Italian town of Tirano.
If you prefer to be based solely in St. Moritz, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.