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From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

1. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Zurich to the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis with a guide. Discover the beauty of Lucerne, enjoy a scenic drive to Engelberg, experience an unforgettable adventure on the Ice Flyer chairlift, and cross the Titlis Cliff Walk bridge suspended over the Swiss Alps. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Along the way, your tour guide will point out the city's most important sights and include a photo stop at the Lion Monument or the lakeside, depending on traffic. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Lucerne on your own. From there, continue the journey to Engelberg. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to the mountain, get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Enjoy incredible views over the Swiss Alps from the Panorama Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis. Visit the Ice Grotto, or take the Ice Flyer chairlift to get up close to the glaciers at an altitude of over 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Adventure seekers can slide through the snow and down the mountainside on a snow tube – the choice is yours.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

2. From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

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.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

3. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

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 bus 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. Learn more about the history of the Jungfrau Railways on the "Alpine Sensation” discovery tour, 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, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

4. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

Take a scenic coach journey from Zürich through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the charming town of Lucerne. Learn from your guide the landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert and Congress Hall. Explore the Old Town before seeing Engelberg. First, a breathtaking journey with the aerial cable car takes you to the middle station “Trübsee” where your snow adventure starts. Slide down the hill on snow tubes and try skiing on the beginner slopes – definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn't miss. Then, take the Rotair revolving cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis, located at 3,000 meters above sea level. From the sun terrace, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and take some photos as a souvenir for those back home. Finally, in the late afternoon, descent with the aerial cable car and drive back to Zürich by coach.

From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

5. From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty of the Alps on this day trip by bus from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg. See the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne and have free time to explore Lucerne. Visit a monastery in Engelberg and have time to soak up the charm of this village.  Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus with plenty of space at the centrally-located meeting point in Zurich. Take in the countryside as you pass by Lake Lucerne. Stop to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne with an hour of free time.  Continue to Engelberg to check out the stunning Baroque church of the monastery which was built by Benedictine monks in 1120 and still functions to this day. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and shopping for souvenirs at a local cheese shop.  Alternatively, you can hike through the Alpine landscape on breathtaking trails around the village or take an optional scooter (summer) or toboggan ride (winter). Return to your meeting point in Zurich at the end of your tour. 

From Zurich: Day-Trip to Interlaken

6. From Zurich: Day-Trip to Interlaken

Spend a day exploring the lakeside town of Interlaken with roundtrip transportation from Zurich. Journey through the Alps before you arrive at your destination located between two lakes at the foot of the majestic Jungfrau. Interlaken is one of the oldest and most popular summer holiday resorts in Switzerland. The first visitors arrived in the 17th century and it's now a major tourist center in the Bernese Oberland region. This independent day will give you the opportunity to discover Interlaken at your own pace. Your driver can also advise you about some of the best places to visit. Choose to take a hike in the stunning wilderness or simply relax at a lakeside resort.

From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

7. From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

Discover the beauty of Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a day trip from Zurich. Reach the summit via bus, cable car, boat, and cogwheel train. For the return journey, hop on a boat cruise across Lake Lucerne. Leave from Zurich Main Station in the morning and enjoy the bus ride through the countryside along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. Make a stop at the Lion Monument of Lake Lucerne (traffic permitting).  Continue to Kriens and take a panoramic gondola and cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus (2128 m above sea level). Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Swiss Alpine landscape and the surrounding lakes. Then, ride on one of the steepest funiculars down to Alpnachstad. Afterward, relax on a tranquil boat trip across Lake Lucerne back to Lucerne. From there, get on a bus to Zurich.

From Zürich: Guided Day Trip to Rigi and Lake Lucerne

8. From Zürich: Guided Day Trip to Rigi and Lake Lucerne

Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat. Traveling through the Albispass, your tour will reach Lake Lucerne, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes. The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. Take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make your leisurely ascent into the mountains. In the summer you can explore the Rigi on foot; in winter there is a chance to uncover its secrets by sleigh. Enjoy a unique journey on the oldest funicular in the world, built in 1871, to Vitznau. Travel onwards in the picturesque style, by boat over the waters, back to Lucerne. View the Rigi from a new angle while resting in the charming old town before taking the bus back to Zürich.

Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

9. Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

Enjoy an early morning drive through the beautiful countryside while listening to interesting explanations by your multilingual guide. Grab a bite to eat during a picture stop at the famous mountain resort Interlaken before reaching the ski area of Grindelwald. You will be fitted with the necessary equipment and meet your professional instructor for an exciting afternoon on the gentle slopes at Bodmi arena - a perfect learning environment for ski beginners. During your class, see how your instructor demonstrates the correct techniques and then give it a try yourself and slide across the white snow. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the north face of the Eiger Mountain while skiing the well-prepared slopes. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture these thrilling moments of a once in a lifetime experience. Before starting the return journey, have some leisure time to explore the Alpine village Grindelwald.

Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

10. Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Take a morning drive from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (food not included) before soaking up the beautiful scenery on a hike to Lake Bachalpsee (6 km / 1.5 to 2 hours return). For adventure lovers, an exciting range of optional activities awaits you: the First Flyer (optional), a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can whizz down the mountain on a mountain cart (optional) or Trottibike scooter (optional). For a more leisurely descent, take the cable car down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Zurich.

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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! Words cannot describe how insane this trip was. Minu was our guide and she was simply the best. So knowledgeable and helpful. We were lucky to have a clear day where we could see all the mountains so clearly! The view up was breathtakingly beautiful! The whole day was planned out well and we throroughly loved this excursion so much. It is definitely worth the money as you see and do so much during the day. The highlight was definitely riding a Swiss train through the mountains with the most stunningly breathtaking views. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to see the amazing beauty of Switzerland !!!

This is An excellent Tour and very well organised with great information by tourguide about what we're passing. The tour shows you scenic views especially of Mount Titlis I'll leave you to find out. So happy and glad I went on this and will stay in the memory for sometime .

This is one of the best activities I have joined and I’m so glad I decided to come event though I was alone. It was well-organized and I learned a lot about Switzerland from the tour guide. I’ve been telling my friends about this for when they come to Switzerland.

The timing of the excursion was very good. It was divided very well. We did not stay for long hours in the coach. The tour guide was very helpful.

Es war eine wunderschöne Reise. Ich war beeindruckt von alles, was wir besucht haben.