Central Switzerland
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Our most recommended Central Switzerland Day Trips

  • 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. It is also Europe's highest train station. The scenic coach journey takes you 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. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Once at the top of Jungfraujoch, immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and visit the Sphinx Obser...

    It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

  • Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

    2. Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

    Enjoy a spectacular winter tour. Discover the unique landscapes of eternal snow and varying glaciers, and experience an unforgettable adventure. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of the magnificent Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Once there, take a short tour of the city's most important sights, including a photo stop at the famous Lion Monument or Vierwaldstätter Lake, depending on traffic. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. From Lucerne, you continue on the tour by driving to Engelberg. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to mountain, you'll get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Take your chance to enjoy...

    It was a wonderful experience, comfortable bus, excellent guide and awesome locations

  • From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

    3. From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy the panoramic views from Zurich to Lucerne along Lake Lucerne. You'll also get to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne. After 1 hour of free time to explore, the trip continues on to Engelberg. Check out Engelberg's stunning Baroque monastery. Built by Benedictine monks in 1120, there are still over 30 monks living and working in the monastery which dominates the town. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and visit the Swiss cheese factory to experience first-hand how the famous cheese is made.  Alternatively, you can hike on the breathtaking trails around the village and enjoy views of the magnificent landscape.

    I would like to thank Konrad for his great customer service, he ensured all safety measures are in place and continued to remind us of the social distancing. The trip was worth it, the drive was extra smooth that we didn’t get car sick highly recommend it with “Konrad”, we had our masks on the entire trip and ensured no good and beverages on board the car which was convenient for all. The upgrade part to the top of the mountain was a bit too much however we extremely enjoyed our time in Engelberg village.

  • From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe

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

    Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 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 on...

    Tour provided by Best of Switzerland. Everything from start to finish was faultless. Excellent communications before the tour commenced. A very friendly, knowledgeable tour guide and a friendly group - what more could you want? Attention to hygiene and safety precautions were good and implemented well without detracting from the experience. Konrad our guide was informative, humourous and readily available to take pictures upon request! In fact the your wouldn't have been as good without him! An excellent, highly recommended tour - well worth the money !

  • Lucerne: Tandem-Paragliding Flight

    5. Lucerne: Tandem-Paragliding Flight

    You will begin by meeting your pilot at the train station. From there, take a quick cable car ride to get to the launch site where you'll listen to a brief safety briefing before going to "heaven". You'll soon feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you take in breathtaking views of the Alps. Soar like a bird, surrounded by stunning views of Lucerne, Engelberg, and Emmetten. Feel the freedom of the wind as your pilot takes you on an experience like never before. After landing in the valley, you will head back to the train station following an unforgettable day in the skies.

  • From Lucerne: Titlis Half-Day Tour – Eternal Snow & Glacier

    6. From Lucerne: Titlis Half-Day Tour – Eternal Snow & Glacier

    Take part in a tour that takes you into winter wonderland. Enjoy the unique scenery of eternal snow and various glaciers. Board your coach in Lucerne. Enjoy a breathtaking drive from Engelberg up into the high-alpine glacier world of Titlis Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the glacier's steep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car Rotair. The sun terrace on top of Titlis Mountain (3000 m) offers unforgettable views of the alpine panorama of the Swiss Alps. Visit the Glacier Cave and take a ride with the Ice Flyer-chair lift to the Glacier Park. Pass over Europe's highest suspension bridge and look forward to a snow tubing. Drive back to Lucerne in the late afternoon after an unforgettable winter experience.

    The tour is already a full experience- we were able to enter the glacier caves and go sledding during the snow experience. The hanging bridge and ice flyer can also be accessed but since it was snowing and windy we opted not to try it anymore. Bus ride from and to Luzern is already included as well.

  • From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

    7. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

    Depart Lucerne and journey to the magnificent mountains of the Bernese Oberland by coach. Marvel at the splendid countryside as you drive to the beautiful resort town of Interlaken in the Jungfrau region.  After an orientation stop in Interlaken, continue to the village of Grindelwald, more than 1,000 meters above sea level. Get stunning views of the surroundings, including the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Use your leisure time to ride the cable car to the terrace of Grindelwald First. Go for a walk or rent a trottibike (a scooter-like bike without a seat) and experience the dramatic scenery from a different perspective. Then, take a scenic - unescorted - train ride back to Interlaken, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Browse the shops or go to the Harder Kulm viewpoint by cable car for stunning views of the surrounding area. Breathe in the ...

    For this trip compared to our Mt Titlis one, our guide Catherine was very clear and good. She not only spoke well in English and Spanish, she introduced many parts of our journey and background knowledge of Switzerland to us. I was a very educational coach journey on our way to Interlaken. Only set back was we had to rush over our lunch just because the other group that was going up Jungfraujoch had to catch a train ride while we continue our coach journey towards Grindelwald

  • Interlaken: Helicopter Skydiving 2-Hour Experience

    8. Interlaken: Helicopter Skydiving 2-Hour Experience

    Don't miss skydiving the Swiss Alps – an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience! Climb up to 15,000 feet in a helicopter, take a big breath, and exit the perfectly sound chopper to free fall over the magnificent mountains. The helicopter skydive starts with an introduction video, ground practicing, and gearing up. Then you can admire the breathtaking mountain scenery as you enjoy the helicopter ride. Express your final prayers before the door to free fall opens. Jump and look back at the disappearing helicopter. Skydive together with your tandem master into the blue of the Swiss skies. Pull the opening handle of your parachute and glide gently into the valley for the safe landing.

    This will remain as one of the most memorable activities you will do in your life. Christian and team were so chilled out that it felt like going for a spin over the Alps. The best part about this experience is that you will get to ride a chopper over the Alps, free fall over the Alps and paraglide over the Alps, all in one package.. Loved the dedication and professionalism of the entire crew.. i'll come back and do this with my wife again soon. Don't miss this, once in a lifetime opportunity ! SKY IS THE LIMIT !

  • Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

    9. Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

    Visit the charming old town of Lucerne on this day-long excursion. Your tour will take you over the Albispass and along Lake Lucerne, the Lake of the Four Cantons, to the town itself. There you will take a small guided tour of the most important sights in the city such as the Kapellbrücke, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the concert and congress centers. After this, you will have 6 hours to yourself, in order to explore this town, its culture and traditions, on your own. Visit the Verkehrshaus, the museum of transport and communication, or the Rosengart Museum, housing works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Lucerne, or ride on the City-Train, a road train taking you around the city in 40 minutes (April to October). The picturesque back-streets and alleyways of the old town would entice anyone into strolling down them, to explore their hidden charms. Do...

    Un tour precioso del principio al fin. Aconsejo guiarse con Google Maps para ir adonde quieran!!

  • Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

    10. Mount Rigi: Cogwheel Train Ticket

    Discover Rigi, a mountain range in central Switzerland with a particular charm. Choose for yourself how you would like to discover the Queen of the Mountains with its outstanding 360-degree panoramic view overlooking the Swiss Alps and lakes. Take the first mountain railway in Europe (since 1871), which travels from Vitznau to the top of the mountain (Rigi Kulm; 1797 meters above sea level). Or travel to the top from Goldau with the rack railway on the north face, from where you can also access the small cable car departing at Kräbel, going up to Rigi Scheidegg. From Weggis, the cable car travels to Rigi Kaltbad, where you can transfer with the rack railway to the Rigi Kulm.  All of the valley stations can easily be reached from Lucerne by boat to Weggis/Vitznau or direct train to Goldau as well as from Zurich with a direct train connection to Goldau. Each valley station also has car p...

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Everything is OK, but your information was wrong because dogs are not allowed. Dogs are allowed everywhere. So when visiting Jungfraujoch with our own entry our dog was there without a problem

It is a great tour if you are looking for some adventure! Loaded packed day! My wife and I loved our guide and the journey was incredible!

It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

Although I had hoped the weather to be better, overall the experience was quite nice. Monika was wonderful

Tiflis is something worth to see so don’t forget to ask about the upgrade:) tour is fantastic:)