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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

Luzern, Switzerland
Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

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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
Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
Public train ride from Grindelwald to Interlaken
Written information about the sights and train timetable
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Admission to attractions
Frankenstrasse 2 , Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Pass By:  
Board the coach at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne in the morning. You'll be accompanied by a multilingual guide 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' (optional, additional admission fees apply).
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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 (optional, admission fees apply). Back on the 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 (optional, admission fees apply).
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Beautiful villages, shopping, lunch in Grindwald.
, May 2022
This was a great tour if you want to visit two different villages and relax, eat great food, go shopping for souvenirs, eat Gelato, and even paragliding in Interlaken! We got lucky it was supposed to rain, but the clouds cleared and we got sunshine and warm weather! Rode in a double decker bus with A/C. Make sure to have Dramamine if you get car sick because there are lots of curvy roads. Nice little train ride to Grindwald and you see cows with cow vells like the movies. Tour guide is very knowledgeable. You will enjoy this day tour and make sure to wear tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes. I got in 18,000+ steps so yeah alot if walking.
, 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.
The guide, the driver and the coach...
, 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
2 travelers found this review helpful
Got to spend time in these two...
, 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
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'.
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
Beautiful area, but I recommend...
, 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.
The "independent" component of the...
, 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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