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Bern: Art and Culture Tour with a Local Guide

1. Bern: Art and Culture Tour with a Local Guide

Experience an alternative side to the political city of Bern and immerse yourself in its booming artistic scene on this private tour with a local guide. Learn why thousands of art lovers from all over the globe flock to the city each year, attracted by the many cultural events or its rich atmosphere. This tour is perfect for both first-time visitors to Bern and returning tourists who want to go beneath the surface of the city. As you wander around the picturesque streets, admire impressive street art and learn more about the city’s galleries and museums, as well as hearing about several renowned artists such as Paul Klee and Markus Raetz and their connection to Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the most significant cultural and historical details of this multi-faceted Swiss city while diving into its art and culture from a local perspective.

Bern: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

2. Bern: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

Discover Bern in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city of Bern during this 1-hour walking experience. This experience is offered by a private local guide. During your walk through Switzerland’s capital, you will learn all about the local lifestyle and politics. You will be able to attain insider tips about cafes, restaurants and bars to visit, plus how to make the most of the city’s nightlife. Walking through the wide, well-organised cobblestone streets, you will discover the city’s many well-known fountains. Discover the famous clock tower and parliament house and stroll on the beautiful paths next to Aare River. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves the city and wants you to love it too!

Bern: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

3. Bern: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Bern's political, cultural and architectural history on a walking tour with a passionate local guide. Meet your guide at Loebegge and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how Bern has developed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and much more. Discover the history behind the unique Zytglogge and Bundeshaus as you encounter sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of a local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

Zermatt and Mt.Gornergrat Private Tour from Bern

4. Zermatt and Mt.Gornergrat Private Tour from Bern

Discover the alpine village of Zermatt with its typical chalet-style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in the face all the time. With a guide, discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you'll have scenic views of the Matterhorn. Start the tour by meeting your tour guide at your hotel then make your way together to the train station in Bern. From there, board an intercity train for 2 hours to south Switzerland and change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway.  After 50 minutes of traveling through the valley, arrive in Zermatt and make your way to the historical part of the village. Stroll through the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses.  Stop at the best photo point as your tour guide tells you the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. See the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According to your preferences, stop for lunch in Zermatt or board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Ride the train up to 2800 m above sea level and admire the fantastical aerial views. Follow your guide to the scenic platform, where you'll have a 360 degrees panoramas of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. Enjoy time at the top to sit on the terraces and take in the views. According to your preferences, head back to Zermatt by train and discover the local museum. Gain an insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th-century.  See exhibition objects from the first ascent to Mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. After the 45-minute visit, board the train back to Bern.

Bern: Guided City Introduction Walk

5. Bern: Guided City Introduction Walk

Enjoy the enchanting and colorful city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Throughout your experience you will be led by a local who will show you all of their favorite spots. Discover the best of the city as you venture off the beaten path to see Bern and experience it like a local. Feel as if you've stumbled into a city from another era as you get to know more about the local culture and find local spots where the residents like to go for a coffee or dinner. This experience aims to introduce you to Bern from a local's perspective. You'll uncover well-kept secrets of the city, many of which you might wish to return to throughout the rest of your stay in Bern.

Bern: Architectural Walking Tour

6. Bern: Architectural Walking Tour

Discover the best of Bern's rich history and impressive architecture on this private tour with a local guide. Explore the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of them on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city’s most significant buildings and find out a bit more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and learn how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also be able to see the city's best modern masterpieces, located right next to a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Building.

Bern Capital City Private Tour from Zürich

7. Bern Capital City Private Tour from Zürich

Spend a half-day in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, with your private tour guide. Travel from Zurich by train, then enjoy a walking tour and a complete overview of the best spots in the city center. Discover the garden of roses, UNSECO-protected arcades, the Aare river, and more. Meet your guide and board the train to Bern. As you ride, enjoy good conversation and local stories from your guide. Upon arrival, begin the walking tour and get an entire overview of famous places around the city center. Discover the garden of roses, with a fantastical view over the entire city, walk below the UNESCO-protected arcades, visit the bears close to the Aare River, and stand in front of the Swiss parliament building. Pass many historical buildings, learn of their significance, and visit Alver Einstein's house.

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What people are saying about Bern

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Condensed tour allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere!

A superb visit! We were able to discover the main places of attraction in Bern and better discover Switzerland, its culture, its philosophy of life. Our guide gladly answered our many questions and gave us lots of great ideas for visits and outings to do. Great! Regarding the organization, our initial French guide being sick, the service warned us and found a replacement at short notice, so nothing to complain about, very good responsiveness and excellent customer service!

Flexible, informative, fast

Our guide was really great. Although we were registered 30 minutes late, he did the tour normally until 11pm. Strategically smart start outside of the old town with great views. Then gradually to the center. There were three of us and we were able to ask a lot of questions. A great hour of the night with a very, very nice guide named Jonas.

Our guide Jan made a nice detour for us and took us down the river for a lovely walk and instruction to Bern. We saw lots of nice local hangouts and heard the story of Bern. He was very accommodating.

Nice way to be introduced to Bern, but would have hoped for a more enthusiastic guide. Very knowledgeable but almost had to be prompted for information.