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From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

1. 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.

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From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

2. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interlaken, enjoy time to explore the picturesque architecture or take a walk around the shore, where you will be able to marvel at the hang gliders peacefully soaring over the snow capped Alps in the distance. Aside from the beautiful views, don’t forget to try some of the world’s finest Swiss chocolate at the one of the many local specialty chocolatiers that dot the town. In the late afternoon, take a train back to Domodossola before returning to Milan on an air-conditioned coach.

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From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 Experience Tour

3. From Lausanne: Glacier 3000 Experience Tour

Visit Switzerland and explore for yourself the picturesque image of a Swiss chalet village. See Les Diablerets, in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises. Spend free time here hiking at the Col, or take the cable car up to the glacier. If you take the option of the cable car, jump into the mountains with the Glacier 3000, on the only bridge in the world which connects 2 summits, known as Peak Walk. The glacier offers the Alpine Coaster during the summer season, allowing you to enjoy nature and the spectacular scenery of the Alps mountains around you. Take advantage of the fun park and the adventures of the snow as sleds are waiting for you. Around 3:00 PM, descend to board the bus to Montreux and enjoy free time to feel the good vibes of this artistic city. Take in the views of Lake Geneva before returning to Lausanne.

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Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

4. Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

Meet your instructor for an induction and ground practice lesson at the drop zone office in Interlaken. Get geared up with a jumpsuit, harness, and goggles. After a short ride to the helicopter base, tape an interview for your video and board the chopper. A scenic helicopter ride will take you up along ski resorts Lauberhorn and Kleine Scheidegg to the peak of the famous Eiger mountain. Marvel at Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, and feel as though you can almost touch the peaks and glaciers. After surrounding the peaks, weather permitting, open the door of the helicopter, take a deep breath, and jump out! The speed will rapidly increase and soon, find yourself falling free at 120 miles per hour along the Eiger North Face. Guide the parachute to a safe landing in Grindelwald with the help of your Tandem Master, who will film your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

5. Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

Begin your exciting journey by being greeted by your English-speaking driver-guide at the lobby of your hotel in Zurich. From there, sit back and relax in your modern vehicle whilst taking advantage of the WiFi on the board. You soon reach Interlaken – a famous tourist destination boastfully settled city in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Widely known for its beautiful critical location, this town lies between the two lakes of Thun and Brienz. For this reason, it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful mountains all around the central region of Switzerland. After spending some leisure time in the town of Interlaken, your adventure starts as you use your combined tickets for Brienzer Rothorn. Departing from Interlaken Ost, travel by boat to admire the pearls of Lake Brienz in the east side of Interlaken. As you travel, look deeply into the surrounding beauties of the authentic Swiss Alps. Your next extremely thrilling trip will be operated by Switzerland's oldest steam train to reach Mount Brienzer Rothorn. It will take an hour until you reach the top of Brienzer Rothorn, at an altitude of 2,350 meters.    The descending journey presents a different style of charm, and as you arrive back to Brienz, you are greeted once more by your driver-guide. From there, your tour concludes with you making the smooth journey back to your initial meeting point.

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Geneva: Guided City and Carouge Tour

6. Geneva: Guided City and Carouge Tour

Join a passionate local guide that loves his city during this hour-long experience. You'll begin by meeting right in the middle of Geneva, from where you will travel onward to Carouge. Through the different stops you will get to know more about the past of Carouge, which you will discover has wanted to become independent in the past. At the same time you will learn more about both Geneva and Switzerland. You will get better acquainted with the local customs and traditions of the city whilst walking its streets with a local that will tell you everything they know about their city. Throughout your experience you will also get to ask any questions you can have about Carouge and Geneva.

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Geneva: Geneva Airport (GVA) Private Transfer

7. Geneva: Geneva Airport (GVA) Private Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Geneva-Cointrin Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Geneva and Geneva-Cointrin Airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Whether you are travelling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, please remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or at the agreed meeting point in Geneva-Cointrin Airport and help you to the vehicle with your luggage.

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Geneva Airport to Geneva City Transfers

8. Geneva Airport to Geneva City Transfers

Skip the long lines for taxis on arrival at Geneva Airport, and enjoy a transfer by comfortable vehicle instead. Pre-book a private transfer from Geneva Airport to your hotel in Geneva city center, and take the stress out of your arrival in the Swiss city. Upon landing at the airport, enjoy a meet and greet service in front of the Visitor Center in the Arrival’s Hall. Then, sit back and relax in the comfort of a Mercedes limousine or van. Enjoy views of the lakeside city on the approximate 25-minute transfer. The 1-way transfer is also available for departure flights, with a pick-up from the lobby or reception of your hotel, and a 25-minute transfer to Geneva Airport in time to check in for your departure flight.

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From Lucerne: Mount Rigi Day Trip with Cruise and Cable Car

9. From Lucerne: Mount Rigi Day Trip with Cruise and Cable Car

Enjoy a blissful day trip to Mt Rigi and Lake Lucerne. Sail across Lake Lucerne, see a beautiful panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, travel on Europe's first mountain railway, visit Rigi Kaltbad, and ride in a cable car. Start your day trip with a relaxing cruise on the picturesque Lake Lucerne. Once you deboard at Vitznau, change onto Europe’s oldest mountain railway dating from 1871 and ride straight to the top of Mt. Rigi. From the peak of Mt. Rigi, let your gaze wander over the Swiss Midlands with 13 shimmering lakes and 620 snow-capped Alpine peaks. Enjoy some free time at the top to explore one of the many hiking trails, take in a moment of silence at the Rigi Kulm mountain chapel, or enjoy a meal at a restaurant. Take a cogwheel train to the car-free village of Rigi Kaltbad. Stroll across the quaint village square to find the Mineralbad and Spa designed by the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. If you like, follow an easy hiking trail to the Känzeli viewing platform and admire the impressive Alpine ranges from a different perspective. Descend by aerial cable car and enjoy a stunning view of the pristine Lake Lucerne. Take a short walk downhill to the pier of Weggis and capture the breathtaking view from the Lucerne Riviera with your camera. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise back to Lucerne.

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From Lucerne: The Heart of Swiss Alps Private Guided Hike

10. From Lucerne: The Heart of Swiss Alps Private Guided Hike

You begin your trip with a short train ride as you ascend to the famous, quaint mountain resort of Engleberg. Then board a bus and take in the stunning scenery as you pass by a 12th Century Benedictine monastery. Once you arrive at Fuerenalp, you board an aerial cable car and continue to ascend into the midst of the snow-peaked mountains and glaciers towering around you. After marveling at the truly awe-inspiring view that must be seen to believed, you begin your descent along the well- maintained Wanderweg path where all paths are safe and sign-posted. Listen to the clanging of the cowbells, admire the flowers, and breathe the fresh mountain air before you stop for lunch at an Alpine restaurant and enjoy the delicious local cuisine. You then continue on a gentle, tree-lined path as you disappear into the forest and alongside a fantastical glacier stream. As you approach Engleberg once more, you will have the chance to visit the 12th Century monsatery and the quaint village you passed earlier in the day.

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What people are saying about Swiss Alps

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 36 reviews

It was a beautiful journey. The Green Train track and scenery around and the natural beauty of Swiss valleys and mountains are difficult to be told its for our eyes only. The creator has put all the beauty and I am thankful to him for giving me this opportunity to see such a beauty. The Lake cruise is great. Interlaken is a bit costly city so try not to shop there if you are travelling from Milan.

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

this trip was awesome. our guide, Inna was fantastic with lots of information and very helpful

Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view

Amazing. Experienced team, warm and friendly. Will be back for sure