Bernese Oberland Day Trips

By Viator, December 2014

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With its dramatic panorama of snow-smothered peaks, glacial valleys and lush lakelands, the Bernese Oberland is postcard Switzerland at its most enchanting, and it’s no surprise that the idyllic region is one of the country’s top destinations. Both Zurich and Lucerne make excellent bases for exploring central Switzerland, and there are a number of ways to take a day to visit the Bernese Oberland from either site.   

If you’re seeking the ultimate view, a trip to what’s known as the top of Europe sounds about right. Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, is an incredible 3,454 meters up and can be reached on a Swiss Alps day trip from Zurich. Boarding the cog-wheel railway from Kleine Scheidegg, you’ll discover the snow-covered wonderland atop the Jungfraujoch mountain pass, exploring the glittering Ice Palace and admiring the views over Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observation Terrace.
Of course you don’t have to reach the official top of Europe to enjoy the highland scenery – a Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip to Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch offers stunning views of the iconic Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger mountain peaks, and the Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip can even include extras like the famous Jungfrau Eiger Trail or visits to the mountain village of Wengen.

Alternatively, visitors can spend time exploring Interlaken and Grindelwald on a day trip specifically to these charming villages; go it alone on a part-guided independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau region day trip; or get off the beaten track on a Swiss Alps small group day trip from Zurich to take in the photogenic panoramas from the Brunig Pass, the Aare Gorge footbridge and the notorious Devils Bridge at the foot of the St. Gotthard Pass.

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 141 Reviews

Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.67

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

Venture from Lucerne through the Swiss Alps to the highest point in Europe! On this unforgettable day trip with a multi-lingual guide, travel by coach through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $218.17

Interlaken - Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (from Zurich)

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Venture to 'Glacier Village', in the heart of Switzerland's Alpine scenery for magnificent views and mountain-fresh air before paying a visit to beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.74

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a day full of fresh mountain air and unforgettable Alpine scenery on this mostly independent day trip from Lucerne. Travel through the Bernese Oberland ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.24

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Travel from Zurich for a mostly independent day trip to the Swiss towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken, with transport included. Enjoy a coach ride through the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.74

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