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Lake Brienz: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

1. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

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 bus 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. Learn more about the history of the Jungfrau Railways on the "Alpine Sensation” discovery tour, 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, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

2. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. Get immersed in the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau. Your 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, 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. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of 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 views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

3. 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.  After a brief introduction to kayaking, 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.

Interlaken: Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

4. Interlaken: Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

This half day tour runs regularly throughout the summer and is suitable for all abilities. Your guide will offer instructions on how to develop your paddling skills and will also capture your experience with lots of photos to show to your friends and family back home.   Your tour starts in Bönigen on Lake Brienz, where you will travel across the River Lütschine, heading towards the north shore, exploring beautiful cliffs, past the 12th-century Ringgenberg Castle overlooking the lake and discover hidden beaches along the way.   Also enjoy an evening trip when the waters are calmer and you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. The evening tour follows the same itinerary as the half-day tour. The session lasts three hours, of which you will spend around two hours on the water. The summer tours run from May until October. When the water temperature gets colder in October and November wetsuits will be provided.  

From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Interlaken

5. From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Interlaken

Explore the heart of the Swiss Alps in the village of Interlaken. Experience breathtaking views of Lakes Thun and Brienz on either side and the surrounding peaks.   Departing from Geneva, go on a full-day trip and explore the heart of the famous Bernese Oberland. Arrive in Interlaken, overlooked by the famous trio of summits, Eiger, Mönch and Junfrau. Visit the harbor and see the blue lakes on both sides of the village. Experience the local culture and try local specialties, such as a Swiss fondue.   Roam through the charming streets and browse the shops and boutiques. Before leaving, walk down Bahnhofstrasse, famous for its luxurious watch shops. Stroll through the local gardens and see the outdoor clock built into the flowerbed at Casino Kursaal.   At the end of the afternoon, you will board the bus to go back to Geneva. Marvel again at the beauty of the area as you drive through Jungfrau region, back to your point of departure with an estimated arrival time of 8:30 PM depending on traffic.

Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

6. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Experience blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape while relaxing on board a boat that glides over the emerald waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.   Visit these two famous lakes with this customizable day trip. Simply choose your preferred date, then take a boat cruise to discover the lakes’ sights at your own pace. Depart from are Thun, Interlaken West, Interlaken East (Ost), or Brienz. Check out famous sights such as the St. Beatus Caves, the Giessbach Falls or the many castles around the lake, or simply sit back and soak in the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains.   How you spend your day is up to you. Make as you many trips along the routes around the lakes and fill your day with new memories.

Interlaken: Scenic Jetboat Ride on Lake Brienz

7. Interlaken: Scenic Jetboat Ride on Lake Brienz

When you arrive at our Jetboat base you’ll receive a friendly greeting and brief introduction from our team. We’ll hand out high-quality, waterproof gear to keep you dry and comfortable during the tour. After everyone is dressed, the captain will lead you to the boat, assign the seats, and your lake adventure will begin. As you cruise out of the harbor, the captain will begin with a safety talk before turning up the speed, humor, and spins. You’ll enjoy a fun and informative tour on the lake and then return to the Jetport. After the tour, our team can provide information about the region or other local activities and give you the information you’ll need to download your free photos approximately one hour after your trip.

Sweet Tour Switzerland 7-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

8. Sweet Tour Switzerland 7-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Here, your driver will be ready and waiting for you to ensure a comfortable and luxurious transfer to your hotel in a business-type vehicle. You’ll then have some time to prepare for your exciting week ahead. Day 2: Zurich City - Rhine Falls Start of the Sweet Zurich Tour - 2.5-hour walking journey around the city to check out a variety of specialty shops. The Sweet Zurich Tour is a beautiful way to taste Zurich while learning about the city's rich history. Continue your trip to explore Rhine Falls - the most powerful waterfall in Europe, an opportunity of unmissable photos. Day 3: Zurich – Lucerne – Interlaken Start your day with a 2-hour walking tour of the main sights while you listen to exciting and interesting historical facts about your surroundings. Visit Max Chocolatier to enjoy 90 minutes in chocolate heaven, chocolate tasting 6 exclusive handmade treats, immerse yourself in the family history of Max Chocolatier, and have the opportunity to create your own chocolate. Day 4: Interlaken Discovering Interlaken - a traditional picturesque resort town in central Switzerland. You’ll have some leisure time here to spend exploring the town yourself before heading to the eastern part of the city. Trip to Harder Kulm, where at the top presents a special glass section underfoot to see the most picturesque views. Visit Funky Chocolate Club – 75 minutes of magic is not to be missed, so make sure you have your phones charged for photographs to make your memories last. Day 5: Interlaken – Montbovon – Gruyère – Bern – Interlaken Start with Golden Pass Express for an exceptional journey from the majestic peaks of the Bernese Alps to visit Montbovon, Gruyere village Nestlé Cailler chocolate factory, and add to your knowledge of the tastiest treasures of Switzerland. On the way back to Interlaken - a journey through Bern, which retains its heritage features and Swiss traditions with a long and interesting history packed into a tiny, compact city. Day 6: Interlaken – Lauterbrunnen - Zurich Comfortable ride to the small and inconspicuous village in the Jungfrau region, Lauterbrunnen. The Valley of Lauterbrunnen, aptly named ‘The Valley of Waterfalls,’ is home to 72 waterfalls. Visit to Schilthorn, 2970 m up in the clouds. At an altitude of 2677m, at the Birg station, you will find the Skyline Walk platform, which is located above a vertical slope, and the entrance to the Thrill Walk, which leads down into the perpendicular walls of the imposing rock massif. Day 7: Departure - Zurich Airport Here we are at the end of our fascinating 6-day sweet adventure. We hope we exceeded all your expectations and that you take with you great memories of indulgent chocolate, exciting history, and beautiful scenery. Your driver will be waiting to give you a comfortable and safe ride to the Airport.

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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! Words cannot describe how insane this trip was. Minu was our guide and she was simply the best. So knowledgeable and helpful. We were lucky to have a clear day where we could see all the mountains so clearly! The view up was breathtakingly beautiful! The whole day was planned out well and we throroughly loved this excursion so much. It is definitely worth the money as you see and do so much during the day. The highlight was definitely riding a Swiss train through the mountains with the most stunningly breathtaking views. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to see the amazing beauty of Switzerland !!!

What an experience! Tour ran like a well oiled machine. Guides were great. Unfortunately for us the weather was terrible (but the guides can’t control that!). We can still say we made it up the Swiss Alps!! I got quite bad altitude sickness, so if you are prone to sea/motion sickness, I would recommend getting some medication before going if possible.

Eduardo was a great guide. The trip was well-planned, and we had a great experience. One should bear in mind that we will be hitting high altitude in a short time without much acclimatisation.

The timing of the excursion was very good. It was divided very well. We did not stay for long hours in the coach. The tour guide was very helpful.

Organized tour. Happy with Minu as our tour guide. Very informative and helpful.