Bernese Oberland Day Trips from Zurich

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Home to snow-smothered peaks, glacial valleys, and a number of lakes, the Bernese Oberland region is postcard Switzerland at its most enchanting. From the Jungfrau peak to the Grindelwald slopes, here’s how to best see the Bernese Oberland on a trip from Zurich.

Highlights
  • Spin through the scenic Bernese Oberland and visit the resort town of Interlaken.
  • Take the cogwheel train from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, one of the highest summits in the Swiss Alps.
  • You don’t have to reach the official top of Europe to enjoy the highland scenery—a day trip to Kleine Scheidegg and Jungraujoch offers spectacular views of the Eiger, Jungfrau, and Mönch mountain peaks.
  • Soak up the charming atmosphere in the historic streets of Grindelwald.

Things to Know
  • Interlaken lies 73 miles (118 kilometers) southwest of Zurich, about a two-hour drive.
  • Grindelwald is located 84 miles (136 kilometers) southwest of Zurich, a journey of a little over two hours by road.
  • Day tours into the Bernese Oberland from Zurich typically last 12 hours and include round-trip bus transportation.
  • Alpine weather can be unpredictable, especially at high altitudes, so bring warm and waterproof layers even in summer.
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Ascend to one of Europe’s highest peaks on a full-day trip to the magnificent mountain region of Jungfrau from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region, and then board a cogwheel train in the charming village of Grindelwald. Ascend the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping vistas of a sprawling Alpine wonderland from the vertiginous vantage point of the Sphinx Observatory. Explore the enchanting depths of an Ice Palace and capture fabulous photographs of the breath-taking landscape during your tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

Head to the heart of Switzerland’s Alpine wonderland on a full-day tour of Interlaken and Grindelwald from Zurich. Travel by luxury coach and soak up the mountainous scenery as you travel. Explore the resort of Interlaken independently on arrival, and then venture to Grindelwald, known as Glacier Village, due to its array of snow-capped mountain spires. Opt to take a cable car ride up Mt. First during the summer months in order to enjoy unrivaled panoramic views.
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

Visit the mountain towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken on a day trip from Zurich. As you travel to the mountains, learn about the Swiss Alps from an onboard, multilingual guide. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore the small town of Grindelwald at your own pace, and then hop on a train to Interlaken — the adventure capital of the Bernese Oberland.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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