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Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

1. Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

Feel what it's like to be free as a bird as you float weightlessly through the air - the age-old dream of being able to fly has come true. Without any prior experience, you can accompany a seasoned pilot and discover the Jungfrau Region from a bird’s-eye view. A few simple steps are all it takes to enter a totally new world. Experience the breathtaking sensation of leaving the ground below you and flying freely into the air. The pilots have many years of experience and have taken thousands of flights. They'll teach you how to fly. You will start at Beatenberg in Amisbühl, at a height of 1,350 meters, and fly to Höhematte in Interlaken, a height of 550 meters. Your flight will last around 10-30 minutes, depending on wind conditions.

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From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

2. 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.

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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.

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From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

4. From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

Travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama and then zip down the 1-hour long sled run. Along the way, the trail winds itself through the woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. A great combination of winter fun, nature and Swiss traditions - night sledding is suitable for everybody! Your guide, equipment and transportation are included in the trip, but if you need waterproof clothes or hiking boots, the rental shop can provide everything you need for a comfortable ride down the mountain. Night sledding is the perfect way to enjoy the thrill of the mountains in a unique and exciting way.

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Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

5. Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

Don't miss a visit to Lake Brienz during the winter months when it's at its most beautiful and least crowded. Join your guide for a peaceful kayak ride around the lake and glide over the mirror-like water as you take in stunning views of the mountains on all sides.    Before starting your tour, get a brief introduction to kayaking and learn how to paddle properly. Put on a top-quality dry suit and boots to keep you extra warm on the water. Then head out for 2 hours of paddling through the winter wonderland of Lake Brienz. Take in stunning views of the historic Ringgenberg Castle and admire the crisp reflections of the snow-capped peaks on the water. When you return back to shore, sip on some hard-earned cups of tea to warm you up.

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Snowshoe Trekking in the Swiss Alps

6. Snowshoe Trekking in the Swiss Alps

Experience the serenity of the Swiss Alps. On this snowshoe trekking tour you’ll be able to escape the crowds and experience the more peaceful side of the powdery slopes. Snowshoe trekking is perfect for those that enjoy being outdoors in the breathtaking mountainside, at their own pace, calmly taking in the winter landscapes and mountainsides. You’ll be provided with special equipment which will allow you to reach isolated places without the strenuous effort needed in other snow sports. A guide, transportation, and snowshoes are included in the trip, so you don’t have to worry about anything but enjoying yourself! Snowshoe trekking is a spectacular way to see the untouched areas of the mountainside. Enjoy the mountainside at your own pace, easily and in comfort on a set of snowshoes!

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Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

7. Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (food not included). Nearby, you'll find one of Switzerland's most thrilling activities: the First Flyer, a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. Then, continue by mountain cart on an exceptional ride to Bort, from where you complete your adventure by Trottibike scooter. Curve down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Zurich.

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From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

8. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

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 and the annual FIS Worldcup downhill race. 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, where you will have the opportunity to get off the train for 5 minutes. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch at 11333 ft above sea level, 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. 

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From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

9. From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and together, make your way to the train station at Interlaken East. From there, board a small local train for 20 minutes to Lauterbrunnen, where you will change onto a local bus. Travel for 15 minutes to the end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, passing the Staubbach Waterfall, a helicopter base, and steep mountain walls. When you arrive in Stechelberg, change onto a cable car which runs through Grimmelwald and Mürren to Birg, which is 2100m above sea level. At Birg, your guide will lead you to the Thrill Walk, a steel structure, about 200 meters in length which hugs the face of the mountain and passes underneath the observation deck to the next cable car station. When you've reached the end, board the last section of the cable car. The gondola takes you up to 2970m above sea level, to a majestic world surrounded by mountains.  Explore the James Bond exhibition with your guide and marvel at the fascinating objects on display. Stop for lunch at the revolving restaurant which rotates 360 degrees within 45 minutes. Admire fantastic views to 'Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau', to the lakes, and (if the weather is good) to Mont Blanc.  After this, head to Mürren, a traditional mountain village at an elevation of 1,638 m above sea level which cannot be reached by public road. This is one of the popular tourist spots in Switzerland Follow your guide from the cable car station through the village on a 15-minute walk to the train station, where the narrow gauge train will take you back to Lauterbrunnen. Travel back with your guide on the local train to Interlaken, where the tour will end at your place preferred or your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

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Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

10. 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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What people are saying about Interlaken

It was amazing!!!! Everything was sooo smooth. Nick from skywings contacted me to inform of the bad weather and we change to the following day instead. Very efficient service. The view and experience was amazing!!! Its not that difficult and everything was clear and easy. Definitely worth it!!! Highly recommended!

Jorge was great! He ensured that his instructions were clear and well followed to ensure smooth journey. He not only shared about the tour, he also shared about Switzerland cultures and lifestyles which gave us an overview how the locals live. Very interesting tour indeed!

All arrangements were smooth. The views and experiences were spectacular. Time allocated was sufficient to complete all activities

Angelica was an awesome tour guide. I had a great time, and I highly recommend this trip to everyone

Very nice experience. Nice staff and well organized. Highly recommended!