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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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Geneva: Guided City and Carouge Tour

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

4. 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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What people are saying about Swiss Alps

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 710 reviews

Night Sledding - absolutely brilliant - worth every penny!

Out of all the activities we booked for our trip to Interlaken, this one by far surprised us the most. We got picked up from our Hotel in Interlaken right on time by a lovely guide, who took us directly to Outdoor Interlaken (it was only about 5 minutes away...we could have walked!). We signed in and got straight into a mini bus and was driven up to collect our sleds and to get the gondola. It was pitch black and the views of the lights from the town below and the stars above were incredible. The sled run was so much fun! We didn't have headlights, but each sledder wore a red light on their back so those behind could see them. Could be considered quite dangerous, but it added to the thrill and the whole experience. Be prepared to go very fast and to fall off a couple of times if you aren't so good at steering from the edge. Definitely a huge and unexpected rush of adrenaline after. We will be coming back and we will 100% be bringing more friends. Must do experience!

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