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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

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Luzern, Switzerland
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Face masks provided for travellers
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Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Absorb the sweeping vistas and fresh mountain air of the Swiss Alps on an independent day-trip from Lucerne. Travel by comfortable coach through the UNESCO-listed Jungfrau region and admire scenery as you approach the mountain towns of Interlaken and Grindelwald. Listen to commentary from your guide and then spend half of the day exploring Grindelwald independently. Then, board a train to Interlaken to enjoy free time in the lively lakeside resort. Meet your guide at a prearranged time for the relaxing journey back to Lucerne.
  • Day trip from Lucerne to the Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau region
  • Explore the famous resort towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken indepenently
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Bernese Alps around every corner
  • Includes round-trip coach transport from Lucerne; entrance fees to attractions at your own expense
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Multilingual guide to and from Interlaken
Train from Grindelwald to Interlaken
Written information about the sights and train timetable
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Admission to attractions

Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at a central Lucerne location and get acquainted with the rich history of the Bernese Oberland as you travel through the region. Refresh with coffee (own expense) during a brief interlude in Interlaken and then travel onwards to Grindelwald, where natural splendor and quaint architecture awaits. 

Listen to detailed recommendations from your guide and arrange your Interlaken meeting point before setting off to explore independently. Take a leisurely stroll through the lovely village and head straight for vertiginous vantage points around the area; gaze at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfrau region from your high-altitude perch and then climb aboard a train to Interlaken to spend the remainder of the afternoon. 

Admire the picturesque position of the town nestled between two lakes and embark on an explorative adventure. Take a cable car to the summit of Harder Kulm Mountain; ride the fun-filled funicular to Heimwehfluh for sweeping mountain vistas; admire the antique charm of the Unterseen old quarter; or delve into the history of region at the Jungfrau Region Tourism Museum. 

Reconvene with your guide at the arranged meeting point and relax during the scenic journey back to Lucerne, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lucerne
Board the coach at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne in the morning. You'll be accompanied by a multilingual guide, who speaks English and Spanish, on your drive through the beautiful Bernese Oberland.
Stop At:  
Interlaken Tourismus
Take a quick coffee break (own expense) in Interlaken before continuing to Grindelwald, where you'll have about six hours to explore on your own.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grindelwald Tourism
Your guide will provide you detailed written information about Grindelwald's sights, as well as a timetable for your train ride to Interlaken and details about where and when to meet in Interlaken for the coach ride back to Lucerne. Set off on foot through the lovely village of Grindelwald, one of Switzerland's oldest resorts tucked in the stunning Bernese Alps. Head to a lookout point for views of the famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau — the crowning jewels of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfrau region — as well as the Unterer Glacier, Upper Grindelwald Glacier (Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher) and imposing Wetterhorn mountain. Depending on the season, you can rent a trotti bike for a fun ride through the village or take the cable car to the sunny terrace of 'Mt First.'
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Interlaken
Board an early afternoon train to Interlaken and spend the rest of the day as you please. Situated in the heart of the Jungfrau region, this unique town between two lakes is the adventure capital of the Bernese Oberland. Whether it's summer or winter, you'll have plenty of activities, dining and shopping opportunities to choose from. Take the cable car to the top of Harder Kulm mountain or ride the family-friendly funicular to Heimwehfluh for sweeping views across Interlaken. Back on ground, head to the old quarter of Unterseen to visit the Jungfrau Region Tourism Museum, which chronicles the development of travel and tourism in Jungfrau over the past 200 years. This is Switzerland’s first museum dedicated to regional tourism.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lucerne
At the end of the day, reconvene with your guide and board the coach for a 1-hour drive back to Lucerne.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne.

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edwardj0hnm
, Sep 2019
One of the best itinerary we had. Though we have no much time left to tour around Interlaken we had to be specific with the number of minutes you have to stay with each spot. NOT recommended for family trip as you will not enjoy the limited time knowing you have your kids to be minded. This kind of tour would be more of enjoying the breathtaking views of the nature in a slow pace. I would recommend this for couples only as you will see yourselves running after time.
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The guide, the driver and the coach...
cavilaarquin
, Apr 2018
The guide, the driver and the coach was pretty good but the places are nothing special, I was thinking in other thing, no trouble of the tour or the company, but of the destiny itself
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Got to spend time in these two...
Tomdefazio
, Apr 2017
Got to spend time in these two beautiful cities. Was great. Had a fondue lunch and glass of wine at outdoor cafe in interlachen. Highlight of our visit to this beautiful region
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The group was too big and too many...
Luna C
, Dec 2015
The group was too big and too many people doing different itineraries that caused the guide to lose track. We were the only ones stopping at the first point and she forgot to buy us our tickets which she realized as she was getting on the next train. The bus driver had to try to fix the problem, but it was a good thing we spoke Spanish as he didn't speak English or German which were the languages of the train station attendants. The description stated that we would be provided information on things to do around the town during our independent visit, however, no information was given. I feel like I could have planned this trip on my own and had the same expectations rather than spending the money on a non-helpful 'tour'.
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Guide was knowlegdable and easy to...
Sandra W
, Apr 2015
Guide was knowlegdable and easy to understand. A whole day on tour was a bit draining. 2 of our group upgraded to top of Europe which cost 115 CHF extra each. We choose no to
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Beautiful area, but I recommend...
louis
, Oct 2014
Beautiful area, but I recommend going all the way to the mountain. Worth the extra money we paid directly to the tour company.
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The "independent" component of the...
mmoonny
, Jul 2014
The "independent" component of the day trip really gave us the freedom to explore places we wanted to explore more in detail. This allowed us enough time in Grindelwald to ride the gondola up Mt. First and hike partially down, seeing the cows with bells, little streams, mountain flowers and so forth.
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