Lake Brienz

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Lake Brienz: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Interlaken: Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

2. 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 will be provided.  

Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun

3. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun

Experience blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape while relaxing on board a boat that glides over the emerald waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.   Visit these two famous lakes with this customizable day trip. Simply choose your preferred date, then take a boat cruise to discover the lakes’ sights at your own pace. Depart from are Thun, Interlaken West, Interlaken East (Ost), or Brienz. Check out famous sights such as the St. Beatus Caves, the Giessbach Falls or the many castles around the lake, or simply sit back and soak in the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains.   How you spend your day is up to you. Make as you many trips along the routes around the lakes and fill your day with new memories.

From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Interlaken

4. From Geneva: Full-Day Trip to Interlaken

Explore the heart of the Swiss Alps in the village of Interlaken. Experience breathtaking views of Lakes Thun and Brienz on either side and the surrounding peaks.   Departing from Geneva, go on a full-day trip and explore the heart of the famous Bernese Oberland. Arrive in Interlaken, overlooked by the famous trio of summits, Eiger, Mönch and Junfrau. Visit the harbor and see the blue lakes on both sides of the village. Experience the local culture and try local specialties, such as a Swiss fondue.   Roam through the charming streets and browse the shops and boutiques. Before leaving, walk down Bahnhofstrasse, famous for its luxurious watch shops. Stroll through the local gardens and see the outdoor clock built into the flowerbed at Casino Kursaal.   At the end of the afternoon, you will board the bus to go back to Geneva. Marvel again at the beauty of the area as you drive through Jungfrau region, back to your point of departure with an estimated arrival time of 8:30 PM depending on traffic.

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Entrance to Lake Brienz is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

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What people are saying about Lake Brienz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 607 reviews

Trip was busy but well ogranised - recommend arriving early for the coach as it was full so you may not be seated together if you are a group/family. Travel to destinations was quick and scenery on way and while there was stunning! Guide was very good at explaining various sites on the way.

A beautiful experience! I loved everything from start to finish!! I would repeat myself without thinking, both the guide and the driver very cordial and attentive to each of the tourists who were on the excursion.

The trip was very well organised, our guide was excellent, and the overall experience was excellent. The weather was also on our side, and the views during the day were breathtaking.

Had a fantastic time. Elizabeth was such a lovely host and told us some nice stories about the areas we travelled through. Had a lovely time.

Amazing experience. Spectacular views absolutely worth the price. Our tour guide Annette was so nice and helpful.