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  • From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    1. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier. It is also Europe's highest train station. The scenic coach journey takes you along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Once at the top of Jungfraujoch, immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and visit the Sphinx Obser...

    It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

  • From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

    2. From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

    Take the traditional cogwheel train with open windows up to Schynige Platte, almost 2000 meters in altitude. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the impressive mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau during the 50-minute ride. Enjoy the sounds of the alpenhorn, the Swiss traditional instrument, with a free live concert daily from 11 AM-2 PM. See the famous edelweiss flowers at close range at the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden where they grow along with the black lobelia, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible environment. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant and take in the amazing views. Enjoy a short stroll or try a 6-hour mountain tour. For children, the wooden cow Lily and her friends invite the little ones to play at the new playground right next to the mountain hotel. Parents can make themselves comfortable at the playground an...

  • Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

    3. Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

    Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes.  While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approx. 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and...

    Mike was very knowledgeable and really personable. Enjoyed even though weather didn’t cooperate.

  • Interlaken: Private City Tour and Harder Mountain Visit

    4. Interlaken: Private City Tour and Harder Mountain Visit

    Begin your tour by meeting a guide at your hotel. Then make your way into central Interlaken. Close to the train station "West", the Aare river flows into the lake "Thun". You will cross the river and visit the market square at "Unterseen", a independant community in Interlaken. On your  walk together with your tour guide, you will continue heading to the "Höhenmatte", the touristic heart of Interlaken. Your tour guide will take you along to various historical and renovated buildings like the Casino and the luxury hotel "Victoria-Jungfrau". If desired, you can stop for a coffee at the meadow, where all the paragliders will be returning from their flight. You will then continue by local bus and take a short ride around the inner city circle to give you the best impression of life in Switzerland. At the train station "East" , you will get off the local bus and change onto the cable car, wh...

  • From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

    5. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

    Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Bern. Board an intercity train for 1 hour to Interlaken, where you will change onto a local train. After 20 minutes, arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. Ride the cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS Worldcup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg, change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you to the top of the mountain. During the ride, the train will make a scenic stop in the middle of the tunnel, where you will have the opportunity to get off the train for 5 minutes. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch at 11333 ft above sea level, take a 1-hour walking tour through the tunnel system. If the weather conditions are good, you may be able to see the Black Forest in Germany from the terrace. ...

  • Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

    6. Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

    Explore Interlaken Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.  Take the Schilthorn Cable Car & Mountain View  If you’re a fan of “ James Bond,” then you’ll be a huge fan of Schilthorn in Switzerland. This is where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed, and is, of course, home to the world’s longest aerial cable-car system. Here, marvel at the most stirring, panoramic views in Switzerland with over 200 mountain peaks and endless glaciers and lakes.  Visit Lake Thun  The small town of Thun at the western end of the lake with the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. It boasts a medieval Old Town, a mighty castle and...

  • Interlaken: Cheese and Chocolate Full-Day Food Tour

    7. Interlaken: Cheese and Chocolate Full-Day Food Tour

    Enjoy a full-day food and sightseeing tour of Gruyères and Bern, with round-trip private transfers from Interlaken. Following a hotel pick-up, drive to the French part of Switzerland and the village of Gruyères in the Fribourg Canton. Visit the famous Gruyère cheese factory to learn the secrets of the tasty semi-firm Swiss cheese. Then, explore the medieval streets of Gruyères Old Town and see the stately Baroque castle. Enjoy a snack in one of the local restaurants, but save some space for dessert! After lunch, go to the Cailler chocolate factory, where you will get to sample as many pralines and chocolate bits as you can manage following a tour of the production facilities. Continue to La Gruyère Lake to take panoramic photos of the slopes of La Berra and Le Gibloux. Drive on to Bern to tour the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Surrounded on 3 sides by the Aare River, the picturesque...

  • Interlaken: 2-Hour Past and Present Discovery Walk

    8. Interlaken: 2-Hour Past and Present Discovery Walk

    Discover the historical side of Interlaken with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of the area with you. Your excursion will start at the Schlosskirche, where you will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and will find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Jungfraupark or even the Weissenau ruins, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tour won’t show you. Your guide knows that traveling is a fantastic way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to provide you with insider tips and share local secrets is even better. Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let your guide know and they will happily adjust the itinerary for you.

  • Interlaken: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

    9. Interlaken: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

    Fall in love with Interlaken in just 1 hour on this express guided tour. After meeting your guide in the city center, embark on a journey through the history,  local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation of the city.  As you stroll through this Swiss city's picturesque streets, discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get insider tips from your local guide about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time in Interlaken in order to make the most out of your visit.  Don't miss the opportunity to see Interlaken through the eyes of a local, discover what daily life looks and soak up some of the city's characteristic ambiance. This experience is perfect both for those visiting for the first time and those returning to Interlaken who wish to rediscover the city with fresh eyes.

  • Interlaken: Private Insta-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

    10. Interlaken: Private Insta-Worthy Highlights Walking Tour

    Spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels to Switzerland on this guided tour. In the company of a local tour guide, discover the most beautiful and impressive spots in Interlaken and pick up some useful tips on how to get the best out of your smartphone camera. During your tour, stroll around the city and take photos of some of its most unique and picturesque places, such as Unterseen and the Jungfraupark. You will also be able to find out more about the local culture in Switzerland from a local perspective. Don't miss the opportunity to give your Insta feed an upgrade with this adventure.

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What people are saying about Interlaken

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

It was a great experience. The scenery was amazing, our guide was wonderful(nice, proffessional, responsible and very clever- gave us a wide perspective about the tour and swiss history, culture and economy in general) and the driver was nice and responsible as well.

It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

Great tour guide, he was really friendly and knowledgeable. The trip is well worth your time.

Well organized, great tour guide. Achieved the goal at every point. thanks

Very organized trip with amazing and spectacular scenes