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Swiss Alps Day Trip to Interlaken and Grindelwald from Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

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  • 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Visit Interlaken in the Swiss Alps on a day trip from Zurich
  • Enjoy scenic drives and mountain views
  • Travel to the town of Grindelwald, known as Glacier Village
  • Take an optional cable car ride up Mt. First during the summer months
  • Have free time to explore in both Interlaken and Grindelwald

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food & Drinks
  • Cable Car Ride up Mt First (optional, only in summer months)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
    Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the drive from Zurich to Interlaken, a majestic resort located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps. On arrival, set out to explore the town independently and visit natural landmarks like Jungfrau Park and Lake Thun. Recharge with a traditional spiced tea in a café (own expense) and then return to the coach for the journey to Grindelwald. 

Disembark in the spectacular resort, known as ‘Glacier Village’ because of its incredible collection of glaciers, and start discovering the natural splendor of the enclave independently. Opt to take a cable car ride to the sunny terrace at the summit of Mt. First and capture unrivaled views of the scenery from a height of 2,168 meters (7,113 feet) above sea level. 

Reconvene with your guide at a pre-arranged time and then relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.

Sihlquai

Check in for your tour at the Gray Line trailer at the bus parking Sihlquai.

Admission Ticket Free

Interlaken

The guided coach tour takes you on scenic routes to Interlaken at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland. Enjoy some time at leisure (without guide) in Interlaken.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Upgraded my tour to Jungfrau
Elizabeth_C, Jan 2023
Our trip was originally Interlaken and Grindelwald., however majority of the people in the bus are going to Jungfrau mountain and so my family and I decided to go with them with an additional fee. I am so glad we did otherwise we will be left in Grindelwald without a tourist guide. Our tour guide Raymond and our driver Arman were excellent. It made the trip so much fun and I will never forget this experience.
Wonderful adventure
Manolet_S, Dec 2022
Such a wonderful trip! The driver and our guide Kid. Made everything wonderful. Kid is a happy and kid at heart person. He took care of us and help us take wonderful photos. We originally booked the Interlaken and Grindelwald trip but end up upgrading to jungfaujock tour. Grindelwald might be nice to explore in other season but not on a winter. Something to consider before you book this trip. The upgrade to Jungfrau is expensive but with the right attitude and clear weather this can be a wonderful experience. Don't go if you hate the cold....and the extra cost
Not as expected
Birgit_N, Dec 2022
We ended up having a lovely time in Grindelwald, but unfortunately the tour was not what we expected. I did think all along it would basically be a way of transportation to Grindelwald, as I did not want to drive myself, and we though it may be more convenient to be driven rather than take the train. Unfortunately the experience was not helped by the guide trying to ‘upsell’ the trip to be taken to the top of the mountain, which we had no interest in, and we were then left to our own devises to make it into Grindelwald itself, which ended up being a half our walk each way. We did, however, love the town and would recommend a visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The places were lovely...
Yehidaah_S, Dec 2022
The places were lovely and we enjoyed them. There are too many different tours on the bus and this meant the guide’s attention had to be divided up.
2 travelers found this review helpful
If you’re not taking the tour with Kid what are you doing?!?!?
Markia_M, Nov 2022
KID WAS AMAZING!!! Awesome guide. I felt like I saw everything I wanted. He even convinced us to take the longer trip and boy was it worth it!!! He was great at making sure everybody got pictures that looked amazing. He also made sure we didn’t get lagged behind bc their were A LOT of people touring that day. I give him and this tour 1000/10!!! Did not disappoint!
Worth Every Penny!
Emily_H, Nov 2022
It was such a beautiful time! We would highly recommend going to the top of the alps. It’s an experience that’s priceless! Also Kid was the best tour guide, making sure everyone was having “good fun” & many pictures to remember the experience😁
A great experience of Switzerland.
Stephen_D, Nov 2022
The guide was excellent very considerate and arranged for the best photos. The driver was very good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Spend the day in the Alps
Gene_F, Oct 2022
Beautiful day in the Alps at Interlaken and Grindelwald. You’ll have plenty of time to walk both villages and shop if you like. Lots of cafes and restaurants. While in Grindelwald, you will have more time than you need. There are bikes to rent or you can even go hiking if you have your gear with you.
Disappointment😔
Alice_M, Oct 2022
There needs to be better documentation that lets travelers know that unless you’re going to the top of the mountain, you’re just paying for a bus ride. You are in Interlaken about 1 to 1 1/2 hours then you reboard the bus for a ride to Grindlewald where you are dropped off for 3-4 hours on your own…it was a Sunday and NOTHING was open…restaurants/shops , etc. We went back to Zurich on our own via train at our own expense. Kid tried to be helpful but it was after we were already on the way. The tours should not be combined on the bus with attempting to upsell passengers to the top of the mountain tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour
Stephen_W, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was one of the best ever. Me and my brother in law have mobility issues and our tour guide made sure we were first in line to enter each leg of our tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested
The Guide was from Mexico...
Ziau_S, Sep 2022
The Guide was from Mexico with a very bad English. He did not explain anything but was only interested in selling you the upgraded tour. He has been asking for tips all the way to the end. Worse trip ever. I would not recommend this trip to anyone.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Disappointed
MaCecilia_T, Sep 2022
We were just given instructions where to go because we were apparently included in another group tour that goes up to the top of Jungfrojoch. So we just passed Interlaken, no coming down of the bus, just pointing outside the window to take photos. Then off to the half of the top then gondola to grindelwald only to wait for the other group who went to the Top. No guide at all. Just instructions where to wait for the bus. Basically we just paid for the bus ride. Very disappointed
2 travelers found this review helpful
Good
JENNY_B, Sep 2022
Beautiful towns to visit with amazing scenery 2 tours running simultaneously, we had to fit in around the other tours schedule so didn't get a lot of time in Interlaken
Terribly worst among the tour I ever had wi to Grayline
Majesty_M, Aug 2022
Warning: Check if this tour is operated by H. Meier Tourist AG (Grayline) with assigned Tour Guide name Kid and driver Elmer. It’s a worst experienced, they have combined two tour group into one. Those going to Interlaken and Grindelwalds, and Jungfrau were put in the same bus and left the first group to wonder in the pickup/dropped off point and were just instructed on time of pickup nothing more. We are appalled how this tour was carried out and they prioritize those going to Jungfrau. Tour guide is making slapstick rude jokes that are offensive to most tourist. $102.73 tour fee is like we just paid for the bus to bring us to the place and nothing more! If your short staff you should not operate this tour! We are paying exact money to be at least satisfied with what we paid for!
To be honest the trip...
Ntmb505, Aug 2022
To be honest the trip guide wasn’t bad he was very caring about the people and making sure they follow his instructions nevertheless the trip plan was not good at all only 1hr or less in interlaken and 4hrs Grindelwald cause interlaken have much more activities and worth the 4hrs more than the other place,and I didn’t like that we were dropped off in the other place with no guidance actually there wasn’t any guidance about the two places we were just dropped off+I’m sorry I don’t wanna be rude but the guide ate onions for breakfast the smell wasn’t bare able
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our guide Kid was...
Garri_G, Aug 2022
Our guide Kid was wonderful. He was very thoughtful and took great care of us! I’ve done lots of tours but never had a guide that was so good.
Amazing trip!
Paula_R, Aug 2022
It was a last minute decision to book this tour but it was worthit! We decided to pay extra so we can go to Jungfrau instead and experience snow it summer. Viator never fails me everytime. Just want to say Kudos! to Mr. Kid from Graylines Tours. He’s amazing!!!
Our tour guide was lots...
Heather_R, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was lots of fun. He wanted to make sure everyone got to know each other and got lots of good photos.
1 traveler found this review helpful
My trip with kid
Nicholas_v, Jul 2022
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My wife and I had a very memorable trip to Jungfraujoch.
Parshuram_I, Jul 2022
While we were booked only for a trip to Interlaken and Grindelwald, we were able to switch the trip to Jungfraujoch (on the bus to Interlaken). This was a good decision that we made. We enjoyed ourselves at the snow filled landscape at Jungfraujoch, the view from Sphinx was wonderful, and the walk through the Ice Palace was very nice too. The trip - first by by bus, then by train to reach the mountain top, and the return by a cable car was exciting. Our tour guide Mr. Kid was full of fun & Informative, and he helped us in taking photographs at the right spots making the trip even more memorable.
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