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From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

1. 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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Snowshoe Trekking in the Swiss Alps

2. 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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From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

3. 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

4. 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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From Lucerne: Private Jungfraujoch Day Tour

5. From Lucerne: Private Jungfraujoch Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Luzern. With the panoramic train over the Brünig pass, you arrive in Interlaken within 2 hours, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen,  a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level,  you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 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 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Luzern, where the tour guide will lead you back to the hotel and the tour will end. 

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From Zurich: Jungfraujoch Day Tour With Private Guide

6. From Zurich: Jungfraujoch Day Tour With Private Guide

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Zurich. An intercity train takes you within 2 hours to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen,  a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level,  you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 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 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Zurich, where the tour guide will lead you back to the hotel and the tour will end. 

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Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

7. Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Lucerne 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” (not included). Nearby, 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 will meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Lucerne.

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Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Small Group Tour

8. Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Small Group Tour

Meet your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with a 20 minute train journey to Lauterbrunnen, where you will change to the local bus and have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The 20 minute bus ride will take you to the end of the valley, at which point the aerial cableway to the Schilthorn starts. In four different sections, the aerial cableway takes you to a 10,000 foot altitude. At the station Birg, you will get off for 30 minutes to have a look at the 'James Bond thrill walk' and to get a feeling for the mountain. Once you arrive at Schilthorn Piz Gloria, your tour guide will show you the attractions of this destination. You will see the Swiss skyline, including Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Either before and after your mountain experience, have dinner in a rotating restaurant, which rotates on its own axis in 45 minute loops, gliding past more than 200 mountain peaks. Later, visit an interactive exhibition that will transport you to the world of James Bond. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the movie shoot of 'On Her Majesty‘s Secret Service', starring George Lazenby as Secret Agent 007. Outside, visit the world’s first 007 Walk of Fame, where cast and crew members of 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service' have left their traces.  In the afternoon your tour guide will lead you back to Mürren by aerial cableway. In Mürren, you'll go for a small walk through the alpine - and car free - village. After an hour of exploring, you'll board the adhesion worked mountain railway to Grütschalp. The small train takes you to Grütschalp with stunning views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Transfer to Lauterbrunnen by aerial cable car, where you will board the local train back to Interlaken, where the tour ends.

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Alpine Adventure: Snowshoe in the Swiss Alps

9. Alpine Adventure: Snowshoe in the Swiss Alps

Looking for your own winter wonderland? You'll find it on this Alpine Snowshoe Tour! Enjoy a peaceful, scenic trek across quiet regions of the Swiss Alps. Begin by being picked up from your accommodation or Interlaken's train station, and spend the next 4 hours in snowy paradise. Strap on the provided snowshoes and discover serene forests and hilltops at your own pace. Guides can assist guests as they grow accustomed to walking atop the snow. After the trek, a culinary treat awaits the group: traditional mulled wine (Glühwein) and Swiss cheese fondue at a charming mountain restaurant. After the mini-feast of fondue, head back down the mountain on a 45-minute sled ride: a perfect ending to the half-day trip.

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From Zürich: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

10. From Zürich: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

Start your day of adventure by meeting your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. After a short meet and greet, you will make your way to the train station in Zürich. After you have boarded your inter-city train you will arrive at Interlaken East in 2-hours. From there, the small local train will take you within 20-minutes to Lauterbrunnen. With your tour guide, you will travel 15-minutes to the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, passing the "Staubbach" waterfall, the helicopter base and the steep walls of the mountains. At Stechelberg, you board a cable car for a totally unique combination of transport and scenery.  Once you have enjoyed a couple of cable car rides you will be lead to the "thrill walk" in Berg. From the terrace in Berg, the "thrill walk" leads you down to the vertical drops of the breath-taking rock massif. Afterward, board the last section of the cable car as you ascend 2970-meters above sea levels and find yourself surrounded by mountains.  After your cable car ride, you will head to the James Bond exhibition where you will see memorabilia from the James Bond films. When returning, you will take a seat in the popular revolving restaurant. Whilst you enjoy your lunch, the restaurant rotates 360 degrees within 45-minutes. You will be treated to fantastic views of "Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau", the lakes and, in good weather conditions you might see Mont Blanc.  After your enjoyable time on the terrace your tour guide will lead you 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. Your tour guide will travel with you back on the local train to Interlaken, where you will board the intercity train back to Zürich. 

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What people are saying about Bernese Oberland

Absolutely fantastic. The scenery was breathtaking and the tour coordinated well with a mix of cable car and train rides up/down the mountain. At the top there is plenty of activities to see with the ice palace and loads of great photo opportunities The tour guides Katrin & Ping kept everyone well informed Only slight put off was that we spent 1 hour in Interlakken on the way there when a 15min break would have done which would have given more time on the mountain and maybe given time have to do some walking

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!

Our tour guide, Katherine, was excellent. I’ve learned a lot about Switzerland because of her. Thanks, Katherine.

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

The guide was very nice and knowledgeable, and the whole trip was very organized