Day trip

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Day trip

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 102.38 per person

Discover the heart of the Swiss Alps on a full-day trip to the idyllic Bernese Oberland. Explore the Jungfrau Region on a scenic train ride between the resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Explore the scenic majesty of the triple peaks Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau
  • Discover the "Glacier Village" of Grindelwald
  • Ride the train to Interlaken from Grindelwald
  • Shop for Swiss products in the Bernese Oberland's shopping paradise
Full description

Explore the idyllic Bernese Oberland and magnificent Jungfrau mountain region on a full-day tour from Zurich. The day includes free time to explore the famous mountain resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken, located between 2 lakes. Journey through the countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After orientation, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

Take the cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, where you can rent unique and fun Trottibikes to whizz down to town (optional, not included). In the early afternoon, return by train to Interlaken, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the region’s shopping paradise. Choices on offer include regional produce, precious jewelry, and Swiss watches.

If you don’t want to shop, you can visit Interlaken’s Harder Kulm mountain. A funicular will take you to the top for breathtaking views (optional, not included). Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide for the return journey to Zurich and the end of the tour.

  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Train ticket from Grindelwald to Interlaken
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Meet at the Best of Switzerland Tours kiosk at the Sihlquai Bus Parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Follow track 18 (the last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The guide will accompany you all day, except during your free time and on the train journey between Grindelwald and Interlaken
  • Please note that Harder Kulm is open from April 7th, 2023 - November 26th, 2023, and Mount First is open from December 17th, 2022 - October 29th, 2023
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 647 reviews

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Wonderful tour!! Very well organized, friendly, informative, and comfortable transportation via tour bus. Eduardo and Sue were phenomenal guides! The tour is 2 tours in one. Part of the group continues on their part then meets back later. The guides provided clear instructions about meeting points…and show them to you. There is more than enough time to eat/shop and relax. Beautiful scenery and worth the price.

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March 7, 2023

Good trip. The cost you're paying is simply transport and logistics, there is no real guiding as they just speak while on the bus. This is a combo of 2 tours - one for Jungfrau and Lauterbrunnen, other is Grindlewald and Interlaken. We did thr Grindlewald. They do push to upgrade. They also give a pamphlet of activities you can do, but oddly not all are possible. They say paragliding is always booked same day so not sure why they make it an option. The chocolate making is also closed 2 days a week. Would have been nice to have visited Lauterbrunnen as well, they could have advised on how to make that possible with a train transfer. Interlaken seemed like just another city.

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March 7, 2023

Valtavat jonot heinäkuussa noin 2-3h.

This was by far the best day in Switzerland and the tour guides were awesome. They make sure you are well informed about most of the locations you pass by as well as the timings to get back for boarding the bus back to Zurich. We really enjoyed exploring Grindelwald at our own pace, and getting back to Interlaken was easy too as train tickets were already provided to us. We had ample time to explore both the places. The drive from and back to Zurich was fun too! I would definitely want to take another trip with the same company. Highly recommended.

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February 23, 2023

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