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Great day and weather. My wife and I were looking for a day in the alps and it was exactly what i had hoped for. For many years i have wanted to see the Eiger with my own two eyes. It was a Sunday in late May so a bit quiet in Interlackan and Grindelwald. I can't imagine what it would be like in peak season. Madness I'm sure. Most of the folks on our coach were heading up to Jungfraujoch so we were dropped off at Interlaken. We had about 90 min. to roam around. We were picked up and taken up to Grindelwald where we had 4 plus hours of splendour. The Eiger is magical and our trip on the gondola to Mt First was worth the $. As i said, it was Sunday with a lot of shops closed but we could still find a cold beer. It was very quiet and if the weather was poor, it would have been a different story. We only had the one full day, on our way Como, to make the trip and we nailed it. Great coach ride and very scenic. A great way to day trip to the Jungfrau region. Easier than a bus or train...........Michael. Halifax Canada
An awesome way to know the alps ! Interlaken is a lovely little town, but we spent most of the day in Grindelwald, on the foot of the Jungfrau. Just the view from the town was worth the ride alone, but the beautiful city, friendly environment and nice weather made it for a perfect day!
This is a good for a couple's day out. The scenic beauty around this area is very romantic and breathtaking. Also there are local eateries where you can satisfy your hunger! This is really a trip for those who want some quiet time!
Beautiful scenery. I especially liked the trip to Grindelwald. You must walk up the hill or take the bus for the short trip up the hill to the only church in the village. The view from there of the mountains and glacier is awesome. The guide was with us only on the bus, but he was informative and great about telling us when to prepare for a good picture.
What a beautiful place! At Grindelwald, we took a cable car up to one of the peaks. I just wish we had a little more time in Interlaken; we only had 20 minutes.
The value of this tour is in the transportation to and from Interlaken and Grindelwald. Both are great places to see and enjoy, but they are a distance from many destinations such as our location in Lucerne. If you have transportation, or want to ride the public transportation, then you can go on your own to see these sites. There was no guided tour or much info, just drive, drop off and pick-up.
Grindelwald village, nestled among the Swiss mountains with fantastic views. Pfinstegg cable car ride and lunch thee was great. Pretty much paying for a coach ride there, that's it with no guide whatsoever.
Be aware! I signed up for this tour thinking the tour was of Interlaken and Grindelwald, as the name suggests. But, it turned out everyone else on the bus was going to the top of Jungfraujoch, which is a 200 CHF round trip cable car ride. It's also a 20 minute drive from Grindelwald. I'm a student and clearly couldn't afford that, so the driver had to take me separately to Grindelwald by myself. The only reason I recommend this tour is because Grindelwald is incredible. I had about 5 hours there, so I paid 30 CHF for a gondola up to the top of First, and then hiked about 2.5 hours down. Amazing.
Also, know that the tour stops for literally 30 minutes in Interlaken. I would've liked at least an hour, but there honestly isn't much to do there anyway beyond the views
We enjoyed the trip, but we were put on the same bus as the group that was going on further up the mountain top. We were given the choice to hang out in Interlocken for awhile and then we would be picked up later to be taken to Grindelwald to hang out longer until the rest of the group returned from the top. Or we could upgrade our trip for an additional 32 Swiss francs a piece to include a cog train ride to go halfway up the mountain with the others and then a train trip back down to Grindelwald by ourselves to meet up with the rest. We ended up upgrading, but we were irritated that we had to do this and our relaxing day turned into a stressful one of navigating trains alone and worrying about missing the bus. The guide informed us that he did not take euros or credit card either. So that also added to the irritation...having to find an ATM machine. This particular trip needs to be rethought. We loved the scenery but were very disappointed with the logistics. We honestly felt like we had no guided tour.
It could be better if the trip shows lakes of the Interlaken and spend some times there. As spending 5 hours in Grindelwald is useless.
The Guide who conducted was very abrupt. When we reached the Tourist Information centre, he started shouting we being late, thought the fact was that we reached 15 min before time and bus arrived just on time. Moreover, he was running like headless chicken all around. He gave very little information during the trip. Since this trip just a part of the "Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne" we were again given only 15 mins in Interlaken. How can one expect to visit the whole city in 15mins. After much persistent and heated argument we were allowed to spend 3 hrs in Interlaken.
I would suggest to the travellers if they are not visiting Mt. first then this is a pretty useless trip.
It was not clear where we were to me the coach or guide. I had to make a call to make sure if we were in the right place. The guide and coach were late. Our guide told us they were delayed in Zurich. When I inquired about this excursion I was told we could not get the coach in Zurich. We traveled by train to Lucerne in order to make this trip.