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From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

1. From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Explore the idyllic Bernese Oberland and magnificent Jungfrau mountain region on a full-day tour from Zurich. The day includes free time to explore the famous mountain resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken, located between 2 lakes. Journey through the countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After orientation, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Take the cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, where you can rent unique and fun Trottibikes to whizz down to town (optional, not included). In the early afternoon, return by train to Interlaken, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the region’s shopping paradise. Choices on offer include regional produce, precious jewelry, and Swiss watches. If you don’t want to shop, you can visit Interlaken’s Harder Kulm mountain. A funicular will take you to the top for breathtaking views (optional, not included). Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide for the return journey to Zurich and the end of the tour.

Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight with Pilot

2. Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight with Pilot

Feel what it's like to be free as a bird as you float weightlessly through the air - the age-old dream of being able to fly has come true. Without any prior experience, you can accompany a seasoned pilot and discover the Jungfrau Region from a bird’s-eye view. A few simple steps are all it takes to enter a totally new world. Experience the breathtaking sensation of leaving the ground below you and flying freely into the air. The pilots have many years of experience and have taken thousands of flights. They'll teach you how to fly. You will start at Beatenberg in Amisbühl, at a height of 1,350 meters, and fly to Höhematte in Interlaken, a height of 550 meters. Your flight will last around 10-30 minutes, depending on wind conditions.

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

3. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

4. Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Experience a unique trip that you will remember forever. Enjoy a paragliding flight with an experienced pilot from Beatenberg to Interlaken. First, be driven by bus from Interlaken to Beatenberg. Receive a safety briefing and instructions before the flight. Then, take a few steps with your pilot down a gently inclining slope before suddenly picking up in the air and soaring 800 meters above Interlaken. Enjoy the amazing views and the incredible feeling of gliding high above the Jungfrau region. Your pilot will take photos during your tandem flight which you can view on a tablet at the landing field and purchase if you wish. After a 10 to 20-minute flight, land softly in the center of Interlaken, within walking distance of all hotels and train stations.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

5. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

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 and highest train station. Take a scenic bus journey 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. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

6. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

Depart Lucerne and journey to the magnificent mountains of the Bernese Oberland by coach. Marvel at the splendid countryside as you drive to the beautiful resort town of Interlaken in the Jungfrau region.  After an orientation stop in Interlaken, continue to the village of Grindelwald, more than 1,000 meters above sea level. Get stunning views of the surroundings, including the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains.  Use your leisure time to ride the funicular to the terrace of Grindelwald First (optional, not included). Go for a walk or rent a Trotti bike (a scooter-like bike without a seat) and experience the dramatic scenery from a different perspective. Then, take a scenic - unescorted - train ride back to Interlaken, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Browse the shops or go to the Harder Kulm viewpoint by cable car for stunning views of the surrounding area (optional, not included).  Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide again for the return journey to Lucerne and the end of the tour.

Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

7. Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

Don't miss a visit to Lake Brienz during the winter months when it's at its most beautiful and least crowded. Join your guide for a peaceful kayak ride around the lake and glide over the mirror-like water as you take in stunning views of the mountains on all sides.  After a brief introduction to kayaking, put on a top-quality dry suit and boots to keep you extra warm on the water. Then head out for 2 hours of paddling through the winter wonderland of Lake Brienz. Take in stunning views of the historic Ringgenberg Castle and admire the crisp reflections of the snow-capped peaks on the water.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

8. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. Get immersed in the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau. Your 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, 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. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

Interlaken: Helicopter Skydiving 2-Hour Experience

9. Interlaken: Helicopter Skydiving 2-Hour Experience

Don't miss skydiving the Swiss Alps – an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience! Climb up to 15,000 feet in a helicopter, take a big breath, and exit the perfectly sound chopper to free fall over the magnificent mountains. The helicopter skydive starts with an introduction video, ground practicing, and gearing up. Then you can admire the breathtaking mountain scenery as you enjoy the helicopter ride. Express your final prayers before the door to free fall opens. Jump and look back at the disappearing helicopter. Skydive together with your tandem master into the blue of the Swiss skies. Pull the opening handle of your parachute and glide gently into the valley for the safe landing.

Interlaken: Canyon Swing in Grindelwald

10. Interlaken: Canyon Swing in Grindelwald

Get an adrenaline rush you’ve not had before as you jump off this 90-meter-high platform. Feel your heart pounding, enjoy this high-thrill Canyon Swing in Grindelwald, and see scenic views of the Swiss Alps. Start your journey to Grindelwald with a pickup at your meeting point. Meet your guide, get your equipment before heading up the mountain to Grindelwald, nestled among the famous Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau peaks, and the picturesque Swiss Alps.  On arrival, change into your harness and other safety gear and then listen as your guide details your activity for the day, following a comprehensive safety briefing from your guide, head to the platform 90 meters above the glacier canyon. Jump from the platform and feel alive. See panoramic views of the alps and hear the Lutschine river as you drop. This experience is for all you daredevils and thrill-seekers out there. So get ready to jump.

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5.0 / 5

based on 41 reviews

The coach provided the transport from Lucerne/Grinderwald/Interlaken/Lucerne and its actually a self guided tour which we preferred to spent time on our own for the resonable price we paid. Lars the tour leader was informative and explained well what to do for those just doing the Interlaken and Grinderwald trip. It was a combined tour for most passengers going to Jungfraujork. Train tickets were provided for us to return back to Interlaken after spending time in Grinderwald on our own which we took the opportunity to have lunch there enjoying the beautiful view of the Jungfrau mountains. Upon arrival at Interlaken, we took the funicular up to Harder Kulm to see the scenic view of Interlaken and the snowy mountains.

It was an amazing trip. Our guide Lars was super informative and helpful. The transportation was well organized. I spent short time in Grindelwald and went to Lauterbrunnen instead of directly to Interlaken. Then i returned to Interlaken. I was late for the meeting time but the crew was kind enough to wait for me. Overall i had an amazing day. I would definitely recommend this.

Best to do without worrying the logistics of going up to the mountain!

Our guide was very helpful. The location is beautiful.

Great experienced with this trip. Highly recommended.