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Cable Car Roundtrip to Schilthorn: Piz Gloria & Bond World

1. Cable Car Roundtrip to Schilthorn: Piz Gloria & Bond World

Glide past thundering waterfalls and craggy cliffs to the village of Gimmelwald, while admiring the mountain meadow landscapes and the valley floor far below. From Mürren, you’ll first go to the station Birg, which lies on an imposing rock head, and then to the Schilthorn. From the summit, enjoy a unique panoramic view of a high alpine world and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in your line of sight. The Schilthorn was the shooting location for the legendary James Bond film "In Her Majesty's Secret Service." Learn details about the shoot, see the original script, and try out your James Bond skills. In the 360-degree restaurant, Piz Gloria, you can enjoy a rich James Bond brunch or lunch, while the breathtaking mountain spectacle glides silently past you as the restaurant rotates over 45 minutes around its own axis. At the middle station take the Thrill Walk, which leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock formations. Back in Mürren, don’t miss the opportunity to take a walk through the car-free and charming mountain village With its old chalets, it has retained its old world charm.

Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

2. Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Experience a unique trip that you will remember forever. Enjoy a paragliding flight with an experienced pilot. First you will be driven by bus from Interlaken to Beatenberg. 800 meters above Interlaken, you will then take a few steps with your pilot down a gently inclining slope before suddenly picking up in the air. Enjoy the amazing views and the incredible feeling of gliding high above the Jungfrau region. This unique feeling of gliding should be experienced by everyone. After a 10 to 20-minute flight you will land softly in the center of Interlaken. Beatenberg – Interlaken: 1350 meters The event operator is certified as “Safety in Adventures”

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

3. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

4. 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.” Numerous 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.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

5. 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 and highest train station. Take a scenic coach 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, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

Glacier 3000 Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

6. Glacier 3000 Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

Directly between Gstaad and Les Diablerets lies this well-known and accessible glacier in Switzerland. It's only a 15-minute cable car ride up to almost 3000 meters. Nowhere else can you get up to any Swiss glacier so fast. The panoramic cable car ride alone is itself an adventure. At the top, the view opens up and guests can enjoy no less than 24 peaks over 4000 meters, inclunding the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc. This fantastic view can also be enjoyed from the restaurants Botta and Refuge de l'Espace. The best part is this place is open all year-round and it is a unique paradise for excursions. Crossing the Peak Walk by Tissot - a 107-meter long suspension bridge, which is by the way, the only one in the world to connect two peaks - is an adventure within itself. Guaranteed to raise your adrenaline level even higher is a wild glacier ride on the hightest situated toboggan run in the world - the Alpine Coaster. Other top attractions include the dogsled ride, a stroll over the Glacier Walk, or the Snowbus tour. Those who are hungry can enjoy regional specialities and international dishes at Restaurant Botta.

Canyoning in Interlaken

7. Canyoning in Interlaken

After a brief introduction and getting your equipment in the base in Interlaken, a short transfer takes you to the local gorge, which is only 5 minutes away. The Saxeten Gorge covers every aspect of canyoning and is also very suitable for beginners. Start the trip with a 10 meter abseiling. The highest jump is 5 meters high and is optional. Surrounded by the steep walls of the narrow ravine, experience the nature close up. After 1-1.5 hours in the ravine go back to the base, where changing rooms and hot showers are available.

Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun

8. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun

Experience blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape while relaxing on board a boat that glides over the emerald waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.   Visit these two famous lakes with this customizable day trip. Simply choose your preferred date, then take a boat cruise to discover the lakes’ sights at your own pace. Depart from are Thun, Interlaken West, Interlaken East (Ost), or Brienz. Check out famous sights such as the St. Beatus Caves, the Giessbach Falls or the many castles around the lake, or simply sit back and soak in the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains.   How you spend your day is up to you. Make as you many trips along the routes around the lakes and fill your day with new memories.

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.

From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

10. 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 and be enchanted by the stunning mountain panorama.

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Trip was busy but well ogranised - recommend arriving early for the coach as it was full so you may not be seated together if you are a group/family. Travel to destinations was quick and scenery on way and while there was stunning! Guide was very good at explaining various sites on the way.

We had the most incredible experience. Our tour guides and driver were wonderful. The trip itself was beyond incredible. A once in a lifetime experience that everyone should have. Thank you for such an excellent adventure.

A beautiful experience! I loved everything from start to finish!! I would repeat myself without thinking, both the guide and the driver very cordial and attentive to each of the tourists who were on the excursion.

The trip was very well organised, our guide was excellent, and the overall experience was excellent. The weather was also on our side, and the views during the day were breathtaking.

Really beautiful experience. The tour guide was absolutely friendly and welcoming. The views and scenery are just awesome!!!