Welcome to Bernese Oberland

The region's cinematic looks haven't gone unnoticed. Mark Twain wrote that no opiate compared to walking here (and he should know), Arthur Conan Doyle thought Meiringen a pretty spot for a Sherlock Holmes whodunnit, while Ian Fleming brought the icy wilderness of Schilthorn to screens in 007 films. Yet try as they might, few photographers manage to do the Bernese Oberland justice. Listen for tutting tourists at postcard carousels trying – and failing – to find something to match their memories.

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$234.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken

Head to the Interlaken Tourist Information Office in the late morning to meet your guide and board the coach. Sit back as you travel through the magnificent Jungfrau region to the famous mountain resort of Grindelwald.Board the cogwheel train in Grindelwald, and savor the excitement as you ride up through the Swiss Alps along the Kleine Scheidegg pass, admiring the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau on the way. When you reach the top, you’re officially at the highest railway station in Europe! Amidst a stunning high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, you’ll be amazed by the panoramic views from the Sphinx Observation Terrace. Spot Aletsch Glacier, Europe's longest glacier covering some 66 square miles (171 sq km), and see the snowcapped peaks of neighboring countries. Then walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace, located in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! After your Top of Europe adventure, board the cogwheel train for your descent down the mountains. Pass the holiday resort town of Wengen before arriving in Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits you for the return trip to Interlaken.

$238.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Swiss Alps Tour from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Lucerne Station, LucerneHead to Lucerne in the morning to board your luxury coach. Your multilingual guide — who speaks English and Spanish — will accompany you throughout your entire full-day journey. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive through Swiss countryside and the Bernese Oberland, a fairy-tale wonderland of white jagged Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly captivating, and it only gets better from here!Stop At: InterlakenAfter a 1-hour drive, stop for a break in the famous town of Interlaken, situated between two lakes to form the main gateway to the region's mountains and lakes. Duration: 50 minutesPass By: Parking Grindelwald GrundThen, head to the nearby village of Grindelwald to board your cogwheel train for an incredible 1.5-hour ride to Jungfraujoch. Travel through the high mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg between the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.Stop At: Top of Europe, Jungfraujoch, Canton of Valais, Swiss AlpsWhen you arrive at Jungfraujoch at an elevation of 11,332 feet (3,454 meters), you’ve reached one of Europe's highest railway stations! Jungfraujoch immerses you in a breathtaking Alpine wonderland. Take the underground tunnel to the Top of Europe building and stand on the lookout point to gaze down on the snowy peaks of Aletsch Glacier. Ride the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory's terrace for more amazing panoramas, and then enter the Ice Palace to walk through the heart of a glacier; it's an unforgettable experience!Enjoy a meal or some refreshments at one of the several restaurants at the Top of Europe (own expense). Savor your last views before boarding the train and heading back down to mountains, passing the ski resort of Wengen.Duration: 2 hours 20 minutesPass By: Lauterbrunnen Village, Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Canton of BernDisembark in Lauterbrunnen, reboard your coach and relax on the drive back to Lucerne.

$173.24 Outdoor Activities

Swiss Alps Tandem Paragliding Experience from Interlaken

Choose the departure time to suit your schedule, then meet your guide at your hotel in Interlaken, Wilderswil or Unterseen, or at either of Interlaken's two train stations, and set off on the 30-minute journey to Beatenberg. Boasting breathtaking scenery and an altitude of 3,704 feet (1,129 meters) above sea level, Beatenberg offers some of the best paragliding conditions in Switzerland. Travel up the mountainside in your vehicle and listen as your guide details the take-off and landing process during a safety briefing. On arrival at base, take the 3-minute walk to the takeoff site and strap into your glider. With all safety equipment included, you’re free to enjoy your paragliding experience to the full. Take off from the mountainside in tandem with your guide and float high into the air on the thermals rising from the ground below. During your 10- to 20-minute flight, take in panoramic views over Lake Thun and the Alpine peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, and enjoy the sensation of weightlessness that paragliding offers.Descend down through the air to the landing field in the center of Interlaken, and follow your guide’s instructions to land safely back of terra firma. Afterward, hop back into your vehicle for the journey to central Interlaken, where your paragliding experience will come to an end. Please note: Photos and video of your paragliding experience will be available to purchase after your flight (own expense).

$183.43 Outdoor Activities

Paragliding Over the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen

Start your day of adventure with either a pickup from your accommodations or meeting at the central departure point. Begin with a fitting with a Paragliding harness and listen as your guide gives you comprehensive information on the take-off, flying, and finally the landing. All guides are all professionally trained and qualified first class international Swiss Pilots. If needed, you will also be fitted for jackets or shoes that are appropriate for the activity. A short walk to the take-off and slight down hill walking or jogging on a gentle slope is required to take-off and suitable for all different ages and abilities. Become securely attached to your Tandem Pilot who will ensure that you experience the True Swiss Alps from above. There is also the option to 'take the reins' and try a little flying yourself or sit back and relax as your soar up high above Mürren! Admire the breathtaking views as you soar over the Majestic Swiss Alps. Redeem your drink voucher afterwards for a refreshing beverage such as beer, a soft drink, or tea, before heading back to your accommodations.

$137.57 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, Jungfrau 3-8 Day Travel Pass

Collect your 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-day Jungfrau region travel pass at the train station in Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. Then, enjoy unlimited transport on selected boat, bus, gondola and railway routes throughout the Jungfrau region in Switzerland’s mighty Bernese Oberland.Discover the best of the Jungfrau region including the soaring summits of Harder Kulm, First and Schynige Platte, and voyage beneath the snow-capped Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Get inspired for your Jungfrau adventure with the travel routes detailed below.Please note: For Swiss Travel Pass holders, a discounted rate is offered in the booking options.

$47.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Interlaken Swiss Food and Culture Walking Tour

Meet your guide in central Interlaken and set off through the city to begin your tour. Nestled by the banks of the Aare River, beneath the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps, Interlaken is widely considered among Switzerland’s most attractive towns. Hop aboard a local bus with your guide and travel to the edge of town to visit a dairy farm. Gain insight into the age-old traditions and modern processes in place on the farm, and enjoy the opportunity to taste some of the fresh cheese and milk produced there. Travel back into Interlaken and visit a woodcarver’s studio. Watch as the skilled craftsman demonstrates his art and gain insight into this old-fashioned Swiss handicraft. Afterward, continue on to the Funky Chocolate Club where the traditional art of Swiss chocolate making receives a modern twist. Learn of the history and culture of Switzerland’s famous chocolate industry and sample some of the delicious treats for yourself. Next, visit a cheese store and listen as your guide talks of Switzerland’s many famous cheese varieties. Sample a selection of the cheeses on offer and gain insight into their complex and varied flavours and textures. After three hours of exploring Interlaken and learning of Switzerland’s industries and traditions, food and culture, conclude your tour back near the center of town.Read more about Interlaken Swiss Food and Culture Walking Tour - Interlaken | Viator at: https://www.viator.com/tours/Interlaken/Interlaken-Swiss-Food-and-Culture-Walking-Tour/d5011-6891FOODWALK?pub=vcps