Bern: Guided Historical City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Stories & Butterflies

Bern: Guided Historical City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Stories & Butterflies

From US$ 403.12 per person

Embark on a guided walking tour of Bern's medieval Old Town and discover the history from its origins to modern-day Bern. See landmarks, including the Zytglogge, the Federal Palace, and the Bear Pit.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, English


  • Learn about the Swiss history through the lens of the city development of Bern
  • Get a great view of the whole city of Berne on top of the cathedral tower
  • Learn about Switzerlands unique democracy from its inition to its contemporary issues
Full description
Visit Berns beautiful medieval old town and learn about its history and the history of the Swiss confederation from the foundation period until today. Our guides are well versed in Switzerlands history, politics, tradition and contemporary life. Switzerland is unique in many ways. From conscription to the dual education system to the unique political instruments like referendums, motions or initiatives - we go all the way so that you will have a very in depth introduction to our beautiful country. Did you know for example that the Swiss voted no on a bill that guaranteed 6 weeks of holidays for everyone in a votation 2012. Did you know that the Swiss neutrality dates back to the 16th century. On our tour we interweave the history of our country with the manifold sites of Bern: Zytglogge, bear pit, federal palace of Switzerland, cathedral, historical museums and some strange fountains. We like our tours to be interactive and are open to discuss or answer any questions you might have about Switzerland: languages, culture, sports, music etc.
  • visit of the cathedral tower
  • food and drinks
  • gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will be showing a getyourguide sign

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • You will climb 312 steps to reach the top of the cathedral. There is no elevator.

Product ID: 399668