Day trip

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 95.23 per person

Discover one of Switzerland’s most attractive Alpine landscapes on a full-day tour to the idyllic Bernese Oberland to explore the Jungfrau mountain region. During leisure time, enjoy a scenic train ride between the resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken.

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Duration 12 hours
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Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Train ticket from Grindelwald to Interlaken
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional activities (funicular, Trottibike rental)

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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

  • 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
  • Harder Kulm is open from 04/16/22 - 11/27/22 and Mt First from 12/18/21 - 03/27/22 and again from 05/14/22 - 10/23/22
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 512 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Everything was done on schedule. Initially, I thought that the given time may not be enough to enjoy both Interlaken and Grindelwald, but we did get to appreciate the scenic views just right. Our guide, Marlio, was very informative and helpful. He relayed the instructions clearly esp that we have to travel back to Interlaken from Grindelwald on our own. The coop stores were our go to places for food as restaurants are usually expensive. For someone travelling with a toddler, booking this tour was very convenient for us.

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September 21, 2022

I truly enjoyed this trip. Konrad is a friendly guide and was fantastic in his knowledge of the area. Provided advice on upgrade and it was a good choice to take it up. Not overly pushy about the upgrade and was always available for advice. I loved the trip, mostly free and easy. A good package if you are looking for free and easy. Highly recommended!

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September 19, 2022

This is a good tour to get easily to the mountains However this is a partially guided tour even though the train tickets were included in the price The good thing is that we have been able to explore Grindelwald and Interlaken on our own and at our own pace! If you want to escape the busy city life of the city I highly recommend this tour! The explanation provided by Mario and Peter on the bus was very clear!

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September 1, 2022

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