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From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

1. From Zürich: Glacier Express Train Round-Trip Private Tour

Travel on the worldwide known Glacier-Express-Train with a private guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. Experience travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. According to your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place (while transfer times to/from Glacier Express). Your guide will show you the changing landscape, answer your questions about the country and its people, and show you a few places away from the tourist flow.

From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

2. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

Explore the mountain of Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe" in the Bernese Alps, connecting the two four-thousand peaks Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level. 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. 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. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, 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. Continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely outdoor spot covered in snow. Finish the walking tour by passing through a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. Stop for lunch at 1 of the 3 restaurants in Jungfraujoch - your guide will be happy to assist you or join you for lunch. After lunch, take in the views and enjoy the mountain air, before you head back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. Make an optional stop in Grindelwald if desired, before returning back to Bern via the same route where you will be dropped at your hotel. 

Glacier Express Train: Self-Guided 1-Day Panoramic Tour

3. Glacier Express Train: Self-Guided 1-Day Panoramic Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour as you travel aboard the world-famous Glacier Express panoramic train. With detailed instructions, you'll travel to Chur, on the Glacier Express train to Birg, and back to the starting point. On the return travel, you may spend time in Brig or Bern according to your preferences. You'll get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking. Onboard the Glacier Express train, an audio guide in 8 different languages will be available for all travelers.

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.

From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World, and Piz Gloria Tour

5. From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World, and Piz Gloria Tour

Explore the Schilthorn, Bond World, and Piz Gloria on a group tour from Bern. Board a series of cable cars to get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor. Take in panoramic views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains from the top viewing platform. Meet your guide for the day and set out from Bern to discover a film location of the James Bond movie, Piz Gloria. This revolving restaurant was featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."  Continue the tour with a visit to the Bond World exhibition to relive different movie moments. Then, from the terrace at Birg, start the Thrill Walk down to the vertical drops of the rock massif. As you explore, your tour guide will show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people. As an added perk, your guide will show you a few places away from the tourist flow.

Bern Capital City Private Tour from Basel

6. Bern Capital City Private Tour from Basel

Spend a half day in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland with your private tour guide. Start with the train travel from Basel to Bern, then your walking tour will give you a complete overview of the spots in the city center. Allow your guide to show you 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. The tour will lead you to historical buildings, share local stories, and visits Albert Einstein's house. The guide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, and answers your questions about the country and its people. Let them take you off the beaten track to see hidden spots unaware to tourists.

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Bern

7. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Bern

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. According your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place. Allow your guide to accompany you, showing you the changing landscape and answering your questions about the country and its people. Take the chance to see a few places away from the tourist flow.

Bern Capital City Private Tour

8. Bern Capital City Private Tour

Enjoy a private, half-day walking tour of the capital city of Switzerland, Bern. See all the major highlights and locations of the city center, including the garden of roses, and the Swiss parliament building. Meet your guide and walk through the city center. Gain a complete overview of the city's history, as you pass important landmarks and monuments. Walk through the garden of roses, and take in fantastical views of the whole city. Walk below the UNESCO-protected arcades, and visit the bars close to the Aare river. Stand in front of the Swiss parliament building, and pass by Albert Einstein's house.

From Basel: Glacier Express Day Tour with Private Guide

9. From Basel: Glacier Express Day Tour with Private Guide

Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Basel, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland.  When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level.  The train will stop in Andermatt for 15 minutes, which gives you the chance to stop, stretch your legs, and breathe in the fresh Swiss air. The journey will continue through the 15km long "Furka" base tunnel, constructed in 1982 to save travel time from Andermatt to Brig.  Your train will continue through the “Goms” valley in direction of Brig. This valley is known as a destination for summer hiking and winter sports. The time to Brig is approximately two hours. Once there, you will again have the opportunity to exit the train for a walk through the pedestrian zone and the palace "Stockalper".   Your guide will lead you to the right train in Brig, where you will board an intercity train. When your guide leaves you in Brig, they will hand over all necessary tickets and information to you so you can continue your journey back to your hotel. 

Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Luzern

10. Glacier Express Train Roundtrip Private Tour from Luzern

Travel on the worldwide known "Glacier-Express-Train" with your private tour guide, just you and your guide. Enjoy a round trip by train and spend four hours on the panoramic coach from Chur to Brig. Enjoy the travel on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains, crossing 291 bridges, passing 91 tunnels, and climbing up to approximately 7000 feet (2033m) above sea level by train. According to your preferences, a short walk around in Chur or Brig can take place.Allow your guide to accompany you, showing you the changing landscape and answering your questions about the country and its people. Take the chance to see a few places away from the tourist flow.

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What people are saying about Bern

This tour is good enough to follow self guide. Just get the tickets online and follow the schedule. Make sure you know which glacier express route you wanted to see. I made a mistake thinking that the tour will go all the way to Zermatt but the route I purchased stopped at Bern. So, it was quite a disappointment. Our apple pie was not served in the train but was packed up because the cafe forgot to serve us on time.