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  • Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

    1. Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken

    Feel what it's like to be free as a bird as you float weightlessly through the air - the age-old dream of being able to fly has come true. Without any prior experience, you can accompany a seasoned pilot and discover the Jungfrau Region from a bird’s-eye view. A few simple steps are all it takes to enter a totally new world. Experience the breathtaking sensation of leaving the ground below you and flying freely into the air. The pilots have many years of experience and have taken thousands of flights. They'll teach you how to fly. You will start at Beatenberg in Amisbühl, at a height of 1,350 meters, and fly to Höhematte in Interlaken, a height of 550 meters. Your flight will last around 10-30 minutes, depending on wind conditions.

    Had so much fun, Flo was super professional, attentive and A+ at taking selfies. Which is almost as important as the actively itself.

  • 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. Start with a scenic coach journey through splendid countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After an orientation stop, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Numerous lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Take the funicular to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, or explore the town on the unique and fun “trottibikes” (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 je...

    I enjoyed it a lot. Too many beautiful experiences in this tour. - first and the Cliff walk - had fun riding a train back to Interlaken - good quality free time - guides are very helpful and friendly - instructions were very clear

  • Jungfraujoch: Roundtrip to the Top of Europe by Train

    3. Jungfraujoch: Roundtrip to the Top of Europe by Train

    Jungfraujoch Top of Europe is the best place in Europe to discover a world of snow and ice. The cogwheel railway travels to Europe’s highest railway station every day of the year. The view and adventure platform at 3454 meters above sea level unites in a place that fascinates people of the Alps: a majestic backdrop of ice, snow and rock with breathtaking far-sightedness. You can exchange the voucher for a ticket at Interlaken Ost, Jungfraujoch or Lauterbrunnen train stations or travel the other way around. The train departs every 30 minutes and the departure time is freely selectable. Once at the top, simply follow the signs to the tour and you will not miss any highlights. To do the tour it takes you aproximately 1 to 2 hours. There are also restaurants on the Top of Europe and even a Snow Fun Park in summer, so calculate 6 to 8 hours for the whole trip.

    This was a great buy and worth every penny. Lots of people around will help you and guide you all the way to the top. It is a lengthy journey, but nothing can beat those views or that experience.

  • From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    4. 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. It is also Europe's highest train station. The scenic coach journey takes you 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. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Once at the top of Jungfraujoch, immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and visit the Sphinx Obser...

    It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

  • Jungfrau Travel Pass: Unlimited Transportation Ticket

    5. Jungfrau Travel Pass: Unlimited Transportation Ticket

    Take in the views at Schynige Platte, adventure at Grindelwald First, or if you prefer, watch the sun set over Harder Kulm. The Jungfrau Travel Pass has it all: three to eight days travel to all destinations and a special price for the trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. What top excursions are included? Interlaken - Harder Kulm - Top of Adventure Kleine Scheidegg Schynige Platte - Top of Swiss Tradition Grindelwald - First - Top of Adventure Grütschalp - Top of Family Männlichen Mountain Grosse Scheidegg and Bussalp by bus This pass is an all-in-one and valid for 3 to 8 days. It allows you unlimited travel on all routes that are included.

    I purchased the 3 day pass last minute on the night before traveling fo Jungfrau the next day. It was the best thing I did. I received the confirmation and voucher immediately on the app and via email. All I needed to do was go to the Interlaken OST train station and exchange the print of the voucher for the pass. The only problem was that pass mentions that it includes the bus in Grindelwald but the bus driver told us that the pass was not valid so we walked to First Bahn which is a 10 mins walk from Grindelwald Station. Their customer service is responsive which was helpful to calm my nerves at 11pm when I was trying to make the reservation.

  • Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

    6. Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

    If Interlaken had a king, he would reside on the Harder Kulm. Take a short walk from the Interlaken-Ost railway station to the Harder Kulm Railway valley station. From there, hop on the funicular in Interlaken and climb up the mountainside. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic mountain landscape.

    Once you ride to the top, check out the viewing platform which is 1,322 meters (!) above sea level. Marvel at the snowy peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Enjoy the spectacular view from the “Two-Lakes- Bridge,” where you can see the sapphire-blue lakes Brienz and Thun.

    Feel the thrill of standing on top of a glass-bottomed viewing platform. If you look down, you’ll really get to see what 1,322 meters look like. Visit the restaurant on top of the Harder Kulm. Although the restaurant looks like a castle, you won’t need to be a king to enjoy royal service. Rel...

    It was good, we just unfortunately booked for a day that was very rainy and misty so we could not enjoy the views..

  • From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    7. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    This 7-hour excursion begins with a short coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Once there board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent you’ll pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for y...

    I took the tour starting in Interlaken, but it actually started in Zurich, which would make it a very very long day. I think there was a stop in Interlaken for the Zurich people, and several of them didn't get back to the bus in time, so that delayed our departure by at least 20 minutes. The tour itself in JungFrau, including the new fast cable ride up to the Eiger was excellent. The cogwheel train up to the summit is uneventful, as it is mostly inside the mountain. The facilities at the "Top of Europe" are superb. Must better than at the top of Mont Blac, or the Matterhorn.

  • Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

    8. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

    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.

    Only First class ticket holders are allowed upstairs and in the restaurant. Upgrades are available to purchase on board. Trip involves 2 boats.

  • Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    9. Interlaken: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    Experience a unique trip that you will remember forever. Enjoy a paragliding flight with an experienced pilot. First you will be driven by bus from Interlaken to Beatenberg. 800 meters above Interlaken, you will then take a few steps with your pilot down a gently inclining slope before suddenly picking up in the air. Enjoy the amazing views and the incredible feeling of gliding high above the Jungfrau region. This unique feeling of gliding should be experienced by everyone. After a 10 to 20-minute flight you will land softly in the center of Interlaken. Beatenberg – Interlaken: 1350 meters The event operator is certified as “Safety in Adventures”

    Definitely want to go skydiving after this! Was a great way to see Interlaken from a true bird’s eye perspective

  • Canyoning in Interlaken

    10. Canyoning in Interlaken

    After a brief introduction and getting your equipment in the base in Interlaken, a short transfer takes you to the local gorge, which is only 5 minutes away. The Saxeten Gorge covers every aspect of canyoning and is also very suitable for beginners. Start the trip with a 10 meter abseiling. The highest jump is 5 meters high and is optional. Surrounded by the steep walls of the narrow ravine, experience the nature close up. After 1-1.5 hours in the ravine go back to the base, where changing rooms and hot showers are available.

    what an exciting experience. our guides were wonderful and made safety a big deal. its perfect for beginners or anyone who wants an unforgetable experience jumping, sliding, and repelling in this beautiful canyon.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,701 reviews

Best tour ever. Z was a super tour guide! He was very communicative and gave great advice and suggestion! Z made us all feel so welcome and gave us lots of interesting information about Interlaken! I would highly recommend this trip! Thank you so much Z for such an amazing and accommodating day!

This was a great buy and worth every penny. Lots of people around will help you and guide you all the way to the top. It is a lengthy journey, but nothing can beat those views or that experience.

It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

Had so much fun, Flo was super professional, attentive and A+ at taking selfies. Which is almost as important as the actively itself.

Very organized trip with amazing and spectacular scenes