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From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 101.51 per person

Discover the heart of the Swiss Alps on a full-day trip to the idyllic Bernese Oberland. Explore the Jungfrau Region on a scenic train ride between the resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken.

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Duration 12 hours
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Spanish, English, Chinese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the scenic majesty of the triple peaks Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau
  • Discover the "Glacier Village" of Grindelwald
  • Ride the train to Interlaken from Grindelwald
  • Shop for Swiss products in the Bernese Oberland's shopping paradise
Full description

Explore the idyllic Bernese Oberland and magnificent Jungfrau mountain region on a full-day tour from Zurich. The day includes free time to explore the famous mountain resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken, located between 2 lakes. Journey through the countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After orientation, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

Take the cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, where you can rent unique and fun Trottibikes to whizz down to town (optional, not included). In the early afternoon, return by train to Interlaken, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the region’s shopping paradise. Choices on offer include regional produce, precious jewelry, and Swiss watches.

If you don’t want to shop, you can visit Interlaken’s Harder Kulm mountain. A funicular will take you to the top for breathtaking views (optional, not included). Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide for the return journey to Zurich and the end of the tour.

Includes
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Train ticket from Grindelwald to Interlaken
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Meet at the Best of Switzerland Tours kiosk at the Sihlquai Bus Parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Follow track 18 (the last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The guide will accompany you all day, except during your free time and on the train journey between Grindelwald and Interlaken
  • Please note that Harder Kulm is open from April 7th, 2023 - November 26th, 2023, and Mount First is open from December 17th, 2022 - October 29th, 2023
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 619 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Grindelwald is definitely a highlight and a very organised tour to see such a beautiful place 2 hours from Zurich. Those views are absolutely breathtaking. The guide gives you time to experience it on your own and a train ticket to return to Interlaken ost. If your not skiing , there isn’t much to do there. Grindelwald was a highlight and Interlaken wasn’t much to look at. Luxury goods next to a Hooters and McDonald’s, if your looking for a decent coffee go in Hapimag hotel.

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January 22, 2023

This excursion was truly the highlight of our Switzerland trip. I did initially look at options to do it ourselves… however as the transportation options looks so complicated we are so pleased we opted for this. The coach was extremely comfortable and the main guide (along with his lovely colleague) were fantastic. Even the driver was so friendly. We opted to upgrade our ticket to include Mt First which was brilliant - obviously pricey considering the excursion itself is quite expensive but I suppose Switzerland is an expensive country! I think had we had not done this… we may have run out of things to do quite quickly. I initially found the hour stop in Interlaken bizarre considering we were going back there afterwards but actually it allowed us a chance to figure out how long we wanted to spent there… which ended up being not long at all. Definitely more to do in Grindelwald. We opted for the Mt First cliff walk, a mooch around the shops and a lovely meal after. Thoroughly recommend.

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December 23, 2022

This is one of the best activities I have joined and I’m so glad I decided to come event though I was alone. It was well-organized and I learned a lot about Switzerland from the tour guide. I’ve been telling my friends about this for when they come to Switzerland.

January 5, 2023

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