Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Interlaken - Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (from Zurich). What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Once again a real winner of a tour!! Breathtaking scenery wherever one looked. A real must when in Switzerland. Tour was conducted extremely well and all went smoothly time wise.
I went on the Top of Europe tour guided by Kid. It was fabulous. The tour guide made the tour very lively and I had an excellent time.
Excellent tour. I upgraded to the Jungfraujoch tour as a result of excellent weather. Great views on the bus. However, there was a delay in Luzerne.
There's nothing to be disappointed with in Switzerland. Beautiful country and the tour was good.
I originally booked the Interlaken - Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (from Zurich) tour for Saturday, October 15th 2011. When I boarded the bus, KID (the best guide I have ever met) suggested that I might prefer to to the Jungfraujoch tour instead and explained the difference between the two tours. I agreed to change and pay the difference and I am so glad that I did!! The scenery was breathtaking and I got the most amazing photos. KID was a big part of what made this tour so much fun and fulfilling. He not only knows every photo opportunity moment on the trip, but he really tries his best to take good care of every single person on the tour--no one was neglected. I have already recommended to trip numerous colleagues--I hope that they have the benefit of KID as their guide.
The tour guide made the trip more funs and provide lots of information during the trip.
Really great trip, wonderful tour leader who gave us opportunity to upgrade to include the Jungfraujock trip. Thank you. I will definitetly use viator.com again.
My spouse and myself had a wonderful time visiting the top of Europe. The guide was very funny and friendly, the whole group was also very nice. Every little detail was explained and well taken care of.
The trip is well worth the money given the view is clear. I suggest going on a clear day so you can see the real beauty of the trip. Well worth what you pay!
Your guide is very nice and help the travellor very good. We impression for your service and praise the guide very much.
We had a great guide and helped everyone get lots of pics of some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen! I should say that we upgraded at the last minute to include Jungfraujoch. I had a mishap at the gift shop but our guide went back the next day and took care of it. I highly recommend this tour!
The entire tour is perfectly coordinated, from Interlaken where got some rain, but had an excellent breakfast and some shopping, we took the train to Grindelwald. Trust me, you will love not only the ride, but Grindelwald is what I had dreamed that the life at the Alps was like. WOW, but I mean WOW! From shops to restaurants, they just have it all. Do not miss it I was so impressed that I'm planning a summer trip just to Grindelwald.
We loved it. It was perfect for the price we paid. Buying a ticket online was very easy. All went perfect. Driver of the coach was very helpful. Bus was really good. We recommend that couples report early at the boarding point because the first row seat will be ideal for the best photos. We are very happy and proud to tell that IT IS A VALUE FOR MONEY EXPERIENCE.
The tour is absolutely perfect! The staff, driver, and bus were all perfect. The sights are breathtaking!
The trip details changed. I ended up adding Jungfrau, which was fantastic thanks to the guide. We had rain, sleet, snow and so much fun. We had lunch at the top of Jungfrau. The guide took our pictures on the train up and down. We went to the ice castle, which was unique. We drove through Grindelwald but did not stop. This was the best day I had in Switzerland!
I wish though they split the time even between these beutiful towns insted of leaving us for four hourse and a half in grindlwald. I recommend it.
I have used Viator for a few years now, and this was the first time I had trouble with an excursion. We were scheduled to tour on a Friday, and when we got there we were told the tour had been cancelled. We had not been notified by email or phone, and Michel Meier from Hans Meier Tourist was rude about it. We paid for a taxi that morning (which wasn't cheap), and we had to pay for one the next morning as well. He told us to show up the next day, and the tour would be going then. I was very upset with his attitude toward this situation. Why give my personal information if they aren't going to use it?
We showed up the next day, and the the tour went out. We had a wonderful guide and driver. The day was one to not be forgotten any time soon. We were happy that we didn't let the negativity from the day before keep us from going.
We took one of the ski lift tours while we were in Grindelwald, and it was AMAZING! The views were spectacular. We had a lovely lunch at one of the local restaurants, and we enjoyed some donuts that a local bakery had made on site. They were still warm, and with the cold weather it was a perfect treat.
We wanted to see the lake more and the tour didn't mention if we have to pay more to go to the top of Europe!! Anyway it was ok and we enjoyed our time
Interlaken and Grindlewald were amazing but I wish I was told that I could have upgraded to Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe by our tour guide because both tours were on the same bus. The tour guide and bus driver were very rude to my group and I. I would suggest doing the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe because you go to the same places as this tour but you get to go on a really awesome train up the alps.
Well for us the best part of this tour was our guide (his name is Kid). He is the most entertaining guide we have ever come across. He ensured that everyone is kept entertained throughout the journey. I am sure all the people in the group really enjoyed with him around.
Now coming to the trip. Though we booked this tour but got it upgraded to include Jungfrau at the last moment (it's possible to do) since weather was good. We left from Zurich at around 9 am and reached interlaken at close to 11 am. In between our guide provided multiple photo opportunities of beautiful Bernese Oberland. Once in Interlaken, we took 45 min break then left for Jungfrau. Cog Wheel train ride to the top of Europe was an experience. Ample photo opportunities on your way to the top. Jungfrau was different world altogether - it's like ocean of snow. We spent 3-4 hours at the top before taking a train back to Grindelwald. From Grindelwald we took a bus back to Zurich.
A few things to note
a) If you have included Jungfrau in this tour then probably you are not going to have enough time to visit Grindelwald or Interlaken
2) It's pretty cold at the top so do not forget to wear warm clothes and good shoes/boots
3) If you really want to enjoy the beauty of the region, then plan to stay overnight at some nearby village/town
Though Jungfrau is beautiful and a must see but I feel this tour is overpriced. I recommend this to people who want a day's trip to Jungfrau.
If you want to do more than just walk around the town of Interlaken, I would recommend staying there instead. There are tons of outdoor activities to enjoy IF the weather permits. However, given the rain, this tour was great despite the poor weather because I didn't need much time in Interlaken. I also did not upgrade to the Jungfrau tour (despite the tour guide's excess urging) and so I had nearly 4 hours in Grindelwald. I loved it, but if you're not one to want to independently hike around and/or take gondolas up the mountains, you'll only need 20mins to see everything in the tiny town.