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Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

1. Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes.  While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approx. 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and on good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany! The continuation of the sightseeing will take you through the "Alpine sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely place outside in the middle of snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaruants at Jungfraujoch.  Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tourguide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end. 

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Interlaken: Private City Tour and Harder Mountain Visit

2. Interlaken: Private City Tour and Harder Mountain Visit

Begin your tour by meeting a guide at your hotel. Then make your way into central Interlaken. Close to the train station "West", the Aare river flows into the lake "Thun". You will cross the river and visit the market square at "Unterseen", a independant community in Interlaken. On your  walk together with your tour guide, you will continue heading to the "Höhenmatte", the touristic heart of Interlaken. Your tour guide will take you along to various historical and renovated buildings like the Casino and the luxury hotel "Victoria-Jungfrau". If desired, you can stop for a coffee at the meadow, where all the paragliders will be returning from their flight. You will then continue by local bus and take a short ride around the inner city circle to give you the best impression of life in Switzerland. At the train station "East" , you will get off the local bus and change onto the cable car, which will take you within 8 minutes to 1322 meters above sea lever to the local peak. Enjoy the great views to both lakes surrounding Interlaken, and make a stop at the viewing platform, face to face with the alpine mountains. After spending your time at the peak, your guide will lead you back to Interlaken, where the tour ends at your preferred ending point, or, at your hotel.

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Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

3. Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

Explore Interlaken Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.  Take the Schilthorn Cable Car & Mountain View  If you’re a fan of “ James Bond,” then you’ll be a huge fan of Schilthorn in Switzerland. This is where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed, and is, of course, home to the world’s longest aerial cable-car system. Here, marvel at the most stirring, panoramic views in Switzerland with over 200 mountain peaks and endless glaciers and lakes.  Visit Lake Thun  The small town of Thun at the western end of the lake with the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. It boasts a medieval Old Town, a mighty castle and an attractive pedestrian zone. Lake boats sail Lake Thun all year round. In summer a magnificently restored historic paddle steamer plies the lake. 

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Interlaken: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

4. Interlaken: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

Fall in love with Interlaken in just 1 hour on this express guided tour. After meeting your guide in the city center, embark on a journey through the history,  local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation of the city.  As you stroll through this Swiss city's picturesque streets, discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get insider tips from your local guide about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time in Interlaken in order to make the most out of your visit.  Don't miss the opportunity to see Interlaken through the eyes of a local, discover what daily life looks and soak up some of the city's characteristic ambiance. This experience is perfect both for those visiting for the first time and those returning to Interlaken who wish to rediscover the city with fresh eyes.

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Interlaken: Photogenic City Walking Tour

5. Interlaken: Photogenic City Walking Tour

Explore the city of Interlaken through your camera lens. Join your guide on this city walk for the unique opportunity to experience the city from an insider’s point of view whilst taking stunning pictures at the same time. Your walk will take you from Unterseen to the shores of Lake Brienz. As you use your camera to capture the beauty of Interlaken, you will also come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Discover an alternative side of Interlaken, full of history and unique beauty. Don't forget to book your experience at a suitable time to ensure you have the best light possible for your pictures. You simply cannot leave Interlaken without having captured the beauty of the lakes and Unterseen.

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Interlaken: Custom-Tailored VIP Tour with Local Guide

6. Interlaken: Custom-Tailored VIP Tour with Local Guide

Would you like to see unique hidden places, amazing sceneries and stunning peaks? Or are you curious to discover how that delicious alpine cheese is made? Are you keen to ride up the "top of Europe" and discover the icy glaciers, or are you more interesting in taking a ride with the Swiss chocolate train and visiting the local chocolate factory? Would you like to follow in the footsteps of Swiss history, discovering the origins of Switzerland and its fascinating myths and legends, or are you more excited to take a ride with the world’s first Cabrio cable car? Whatever you are interested in, wherever you would like to go, and whenever it suits your holiday schedule – this tour is for you. Custom built to suit your individual needs and personal preferences, you can design your visit to Switzerland exactly the way you've always envisioned it.

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Interlaken: 2-Hour Past and Present Discovery Walk

7. Interlaken: 2-Hour Past and Present Discovery Walk

Discover the historical side of Interlaken with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of the area with you. Your excursion will start at the Schlosskirche, where you will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and will find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Jungfraupark or even the Weissenau ruins, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tour won’t show you. Your guide knows that traveling is a fantastic way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to provide you with insider tips and share local secrets is even better. Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let your guide know and they will happily adjust the itinerary for you.

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Interlaken: Architecture Walking Tour

8. Interlaken: Architecture Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Interlaken's unique architectural scene on this private tour with a passionate local guide. Discover 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 and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and discover how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also discover secret anecdotes about some of Interlaken's most iconic landmarks.

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What people are saying about Interlaken

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 384 reviews

A trip beating our expectations

The trip was was well organised and many options were proposed in advance. Sibylle took care of us very well and very attentive to each member of my family. She took us to magical spots at the right timing before it gets crowdy. We had a great balance between exploring the locations, resting and chatting about the region and location. The flow of the day was great with high energy. Each family members was very happy to go on the tour and would love to go again with Sibylle and discover more areas.

In order to see all the activities, you must have a guide as it is very easy to get lost and miss important things, at least for those visiting this attraction for the first time.

Mike was very knowledgeable and really personable. Enjoyed even though weather didn’t cooperate.