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Bern: Private 42-Minute Swiss Alps Helicopter Flight

1. Bern: Private 42-Minute Swiss Alps Helicopter Flight

Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter. The next 42 minutes will go by quickly as you experience a thrilling helicopter flight over the Bernese Alps and the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains. The helicopter will fly you close to the Eiger North Face and past the Jungfraujoch with its impressive Sphinx. After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir. You will also be able to download pictures from your flight without any extra costs.

From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

2. From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich or Lucerne. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley. See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like. Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare. Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping. Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese. Stop at the Emmentaler show dairy for the highlight of the day. Tour the show dairy on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting only an arm's length away from the master cheesemaker's workplace. Take a picture stop with amazing views over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After, drive back with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.

From Geneva: Bern & Paragliding in Interlaken

3. From Geneva: Bern & Paragliding in Interlaken

Discover the capital of Switzerland – Bern, on this full-day excursion starting from any suitable location for you in Geneva. In 1983, Bern was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage site thanks to its perfectly retained medieval character. Here, you will have some leisure time to stroll through the narrow streets, see a lot of fountains with statues, coffee shops, bookstores and, naturally, the landmark Clock Tower or Zytglogge, which is one of the three oldest clocks in Switzerland. Climbing to the top of the highest point in the city – the Bern Cathedral, you will be rewarded with a remarkable view over Bern hugging the shores of the river Aare. You will surely be impressed by the lovely Rose Garden with over 200 sorts of roses and other flowers, the town hall and the prison tower. The art enthusiasts can enjoy the cultural points of Bern by visiting a famous museum such as the Museum of Art, the Einstein Museum, the residence of the scientist, the Historical Museum of Bern, housing more than half million artworks and objects dating back to Stone Age to the 20th century and much more.  End the city tour by dining at one of the restaurants (own expense) and proceed with your trip to Interlaken, where you will feel a sudden sensation of adrenaline by having a paragliding flight over the most breathtaking scenery you have ever seen. Taking with you unforgettable memories, your private transfer will return you back to Geneva to the starting point. 

Bern Old City Walking Tour

4. Bern Old City Walking Tour

Learn the story of the capital of Switzerland and its most famous monuments on a 2-hour walking tour of the historic city center. See the large Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Ghost) in the Old City (Altstadt), where the layout has remained unchanged for centuries. Walk along the Spitalgasse to arrive at the Baerenplatz, built during the 13th century expansion. Admire the government buildings of the Bundesplatz, where many Swiss banks are located, and see the oldest clock in Switzerland at the Zyttglogge. Get the chance to visit the Einstein House Museum, or climb the 344 stairs up the tower of Bern Cathedral. Look over the rooftops of the Old City on the banks of the Aare River with the snow-capped mountains of the Berner Oberland in the background. Discover the old Tramdepot brewery restaurant before ending in the Rosengarten, where the scent of more than 220 different species of roses is coupled with magnificent views of the city.

From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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: Photogenic Discovery Tour

8. Bern: Photogenic Discovery Tour

If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, this is the tour for you. Your guide will show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Bern and guide you with some useful tips on how to take the best photos with your phone or camera. Stroll through the city and take photos of the most unique places of Bern, such as Paul Klee Centre, the clock, or the Bundeshaus. As you travel, you will also get to know more about my city and learn about its secrets from a local. Give your Insta feed an upgrade whilst learning about Bern. Make sure you don’t book this experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hours for photography.

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

9. 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: Private 18-Minute Helicopter Flight

10. Bern: Private 18-Minute Helicopter Flight

Start your adrenaline-filled day with a safety briefing at the Bern-Belp airport before you take a seat in the helicopter. Take in the breathtaking views over the romantic old town of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fly over the federal parliament, Minster, Stade de Suisse, Center Paul Klee, Westside-Center, Gurten, and the Aare-loops, amongst others. Marvel at the Alps, the Jura, and Seeland from afar. After a safe landing back at the Bern airport, receive a souvenir and download pictures of your flight for free.

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What people are saying about Bern

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

It was a wonderful tour! The city of Bern is very picturesque and beautiful! I would like to go back if I can. We had lunch at a very good restaurant. The guide was great, very informative. On the way back, we still pass by the Kambly biscuit factory, Maravilhoso. This tour is a must.

Nice and hassle free trip. Martin- the best tour guide ever. He’s friendly and professional! Recommended! We enjoyed so much !

Konrad Peters from Best of Switzerland was a fantastic guide who was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

excellent tour through the countryside of the country with different round trip route

perfect time

It was a special day trip. Very well organised. We had the best driver! It worth!