Tranquil lakes, scenic mountains and dramatic glaciers: embrace the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps on this day trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken from Zurich.
Grindelwald & Interlaken Day Trip Itinerary
After meeting your guide at the Silhquai Bus Terminal in central Zurich, you'll embark on your tour through the Bernese Oberland, or Highlands. You'll drive through the beautiful city of Lucerne on your way to Interlaken, a picturesque town which owes its name to its location nestled between two lakes: Thun and Brienz. Enjoy a brief bus tour to introduce you to the main sights here before continuing onwards to Grindelwald. Also known as Glacier Village, this small town is characterised by its spectacular mountain scenery.
On arrival in Grindelwald, your guide will give you the train tickets for your journey back to Interlaken, alongside detailed information about the train station locations and timetables. You'll then have three hours of free time, when you'll be left to explore Grindelwald at your own pace. We recommend taking the cable car up to the viewpoint on Mount First to make the most of the unparalleled views of the Swiss Alps from over 7,100 feet (2,100 metres) above sea level: you'll be left speechless by the incredible mountains, glaciers and lakes around you. There will also be time to visit the traditional handicraft shops found in the town and to indulge in a typical lunch of local delicacies.
At the agreed time, you should make your way to Grindelwald train station to catch the train back to Interlaken. During the train journey, which takes 36 minutes, you'll travel through incomparable natural landscapes and past pretty Alpine villages like Zweilütschinen and Wilderswil.
Once you've reached Interlaken, you'll have another two hours of free time to spend as you wish. Do some shopping in the typical watch and chocolate shops, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Brienz or, if you haven't had enough of the incredible scenery, hop onto a cable car up to the peak of Harder Kulm, whose observation point will give you bird's eye views over the lakes and mountains for which Switzerland is famous.
At the end of the day, you'll meet back up with your guide in the centre of Interlaken, ready for the return bus journey to Zurich.
The First and Harder Kulm viewpoints are closed during the winter months. First can only be visited from December 17 to March 27, and from May 14 to October 23, and Harder Kulm from April 16 to November 27. These dates however are only indicative and may vary due to weather conditions.
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Children between 6 and 15 years oldUS$ 48.90
Children under 6 years oldFree
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.
Transport by coach.
English speaking guide.
Ticket for train between Grindelwald and Interlaken.
Entrance to attractions in Grindelwald and Interlaken.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Accessible only for folding chairs. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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No single-use plastics are used.
The activity promotes local production.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
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Zürich HB Central Station