Interlaken
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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.

    Had so much fun, Flo was super professional, attentive and A+ at taking selfies. Which is almost as important as the actively itself.

  • 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. 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.

  • From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    3. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    This 7-hour excursion begins with a short coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Once there board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, exchange 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 you’ll pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for y...

    I took the tour starting in Interlaken, but it actually started in Zurich, which would make it a very very long day. I think there was a stop in Interlaken for the Zurich people, and several of them didn't get back to the bus in time, so that delayed our departure by at least 20 minutes. The tour itself in JungFrau, including the new fast cable ride up to the Eiger was excellent. The cogwheel train up to the summit is uneventful, as it is mostly inside the mountain. The facilities at the "Top of Europe" are superb. Must better than at the top of Mont Blac, or the Matterhorn.

  • 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 w...

  • Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

    5. 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 complet...

    This tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable. People who do this tour must realize that there is a significant amount of self-guided time. There certainly could have been more specific instruction about how to actually get to the cable car to get up to Mt. First. It wasn’t terribly difficult to figure out, but that was a small bit that was lacking. In general, though, the tour and the whole experience were absolutely fantastic!!!

  • Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

    6. 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.

    Maria, our guide, was incredible. Amazing views, so serene, and perfect amount of time.

  • From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

    7. 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 B...

  • Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

    8. 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...

    Mike was very knowledgeable and really personable. Enjoyed even though weather didn’t cooperate.

  • From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

    9. 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. ...

  • From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

    10. 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.

    hands down one of the best experiences i have ever done. recommend to anyone to give a try and also the instructors are very down to earth and lovely people 10/10 will be coming back in summer for summer events

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What people are saying about Interlaken

I took the tour starting in Interlaken, but it actually started in Zurich, which would make it a very very long day. I think there was a stop in Interlaken for the Zurich people, and several of them didn't get back to the bus in time, so that delayed our departure by at least 20 minutes. The tour itself in JungFrau, including the new fast cable ride up to the Eiger was excellent. The cogwheel train up to the summit is uneventful, as it is mostly inside the mountain. The facilities at the "Top of Europe" are superb. Must better than at the top of Mont Blac, or the Matterhorn.

It was a great experience. The scenery was amazing, our guide was wonderful(nice, proffessional, responsible and very clever- gave us a wide perspective about the tour and swiss history, culture and economy in general) and the driver was nice and responsible as well.

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

Had so much fun, Flo was super professional, attentive and A+ at taking selfies. Which is almost as important as the actively itself.

Great tour guide, he was really friendly and knowledgeable. The trip is well worth your time.