Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

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Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne
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Explore some of Switzerland's most magnificent Alpine regions on a day trip from Lucerne to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way you'll visit the lovely town of Interlaken and have the option of taking a cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First.
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In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
April, October to November
Daily except Monday, Tuesday

May to September
Daily

December to March
Friday, Saturday, Sunday


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This guided coach tour takes you on a scenic drive to Interlaken, at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland. After free time to spend at your leisure in Interlaken, you'll journey to the well-known holiday resort of Grindelwald, nicknamed the "Glacier Village". You will have time to explore the resort on your own.

An optional cable car ride (operates late May to late October only) to the sunny terrace of Mt. First at 7,113 feet (2,168 meters) is highly recommended for a breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps.

In the late afternoon you'll meet your coach and guide to make the return journey to Lucerne.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Cable car ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great tour!. Best way to go to the top of the Europe. Peter is very funny and caring. Definitely recommended.
• Submitted 31 May 2018
This was a lovely tour, I didn't do the option to go to the Jungfrau but the recommended cable car ride in Grindelwald was absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous. A wander around Interlaken was also lovely and the additional free time in Grindelwald allowed good exploring. The scenery and countryside is also stunning. I highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2017
We upgraded to the tram ride. 40 upgrade. Good value! Good guide.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
Our tour was upgraded on the bus. We upgraded from the Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip to the Juanfranc Top of the World trip after discussions with our tour guide. The most amazing trip we've ever undertaken. The pick up and drop off times were exact. Our tour guide was informative and entertaining.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Great tour especially if a clear day to take the trains all the way to the top. it was amazing!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
great tour guide named Kid was excellent
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
Fantastic review!! We caught our bus only 3 blocks from our hotel in Lucerne. Boarded a luxury motorcoach that took us to Interlaken . We were given very detailed plans about the day and 3 options we could choose for the day. Peter was our guide and was enthusiastic, charming and friendly. He did not want us to feel forced to upgrade, but rather gave us information that we could not resist upgrading. And we did not regret our upgrade!!!! It cost us 115 more per person to go up to the top of Europe. Our booking was just to Interlaken and Grindelwald. The stop in Interlaken was 1/2 hour. We got real hot chocolate and croissant. Boarded the bus to go up further and catch two types of trains to the very top. The rides were enjoyable and informative and comfortable. Our group had 21 people. We had reservations on these trains just for us that Peter handled. At the top of Jungfrau we had two hours to go through a prearranged tour of the history and making of this amazing facility. We felt light headed and were instructed to take our time and walk slowly. We also had an amazing lunch at the top. Gorgeous scenery right outside our window. We were able to take an elevator to the top and go outside to take photos. It was -5. We also wandered into the Lindt chocolate factory/ store. After 2 hours, we boarded the train and went back down. Stopping a few times for photo opportunities like we did on the way up. Boarded our bus in Grindelwald and a bus ride back to Lucerene. Peter and Armando, thank you for out amazing adventure where we enjoyed EVERY single second! And we did!!! So good to have met you Peter! A charming representative of Switzerland!!! We love you!!! David and Susan George and Amal
• Submitted 08 Feb 2016
It was a great experience. We really enjoyed both of these towns.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2015
This is the best way to explore the landscape just right below Alpine mountain. We have about 5 hours to do little hiking, enjoy the landscape, having a nice lunch in one of Indian Restaurant and take many beautiful picture. I also think that join this tour is the easiest way to get grindelwald rather than by train with reasonable price.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2014
Thsi tour will stay with me forever. Our guide, Kid, knew what he was doing and made sure we were on time to get transfers to trains and tours. We got awesome photos on the top of the mountain and on the way there and back. It helped taht the day was clear and the sky was blue. It is a full day but is so worth it. If I know anyone going to Lucerne, I would highly recommend this tour. Don't try to do it on your own..you will miss too much.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Great day and weather. My wife and I were looking for a day in the alps and it was exactly what i had hoped for. For many years i have wanted to see the Eiger with my own two eyes. It was a Sunday in late May so a bit quiet in Interlackan and Grindelwald. I can't imagine what it would be like in peak season. Madness I'm sure. Most of the folks on our coach were heading up to Jungfraujoch so we were dropped off at Interlaken. We had about 90 min. to roam around. We were picked up and taken up to Grindelwald where we had 4 plus hours of splendour. The Eiger is magical and our trip on the gondola to Mt First was worth the $. As i said, it was Sunday with a lot of shops closed but we could still find a cold beer. It was very quiet and if the weather was poor, it would have been a different story. We only had the one full day, on our way Como, to make the trip and we nailed it. Great coach ride and very scenic. A great way to day trip to the Jungfrau region. Easier than a bus or train...........Michael. Halifax Canada
• Submitted 14 Jul 2014
An awesome way to know the alps ! Interlaken is a lovely little town, but we spent most of the day in Grindelwald, on the foot of the Jungfrau. Just the view from the town was worth the ride alone, but the beautiful city, friendly environment and nice weather made it for a perfect day!
• Submitted 25 Jun 2013
This is a good for a couple's day out. The scenic beauty around this area is very romantic and breathtaking. Also there are local eateries where you can satisfy your hunger! This is really a trip for those who want some quiet time!
• Submitted 22 May 2013
Beautiful scenery. I especially liked the trip to Grindelwald. You must walk up the hill or take the bus for the short trip up the hill to the only church in the village. The view from there of the mountains and glacier is awesome. The guide was with us only on the bus, but he was informative and great about telling us when to prepare for a good picture.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2012
Our tour bus came from Zurich, so we got a later start (9:30). It was combined with the Jungfrau tour so some of us stayed in Interlaken and Grindelwald, and some went to the mountain-top. Our tour guide was with them, so he didn't really add any value. We had one short hour in Interlaken and four hours in Grindelwald - it's beautiful, a must-see. The train runs to both cities from Lucerne, so if you are comfortable with that, I recommend doing your own self-guided tour and being able to adjust your times in each place and leave when you want.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
It was a beautiful experience. The tour guide Kid was really good. Had a good laugh with him. Interlaken is a nice little place but didn’t get to spend much time there. We upgraded to go to the Top of Europe jungfraujoch which is a bit expensive but it’s very foggy so there wasn’t really much to see. It’s disappointing but nothing we can do about the weather. We never get to see Grindelwald apart from the train station. Wish we had spent a bit time to see the place. It was really a rush to go back to the bus. But the scenery on our way was breathtaking.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
The pickup was very punctual and our guide Barbara was clear and concise i her instructions and offered the Jungfrau upgrade to us on the bus which we declined as we had bee to Jungfrau before. The weather was bitterly cold that day bu we were just able to walk the 2 hours at Interlaken and met up with the drive Emile punctually. We found out that the group going to Jungfrau could not make the journey as the winds were way too high and the entire group proceeded to Grindelwald where due to the low season, many of the shops were still shut. The minus degree cold and snow meant we hid out in the warm restaurants waiting for the pick up. I am of the opinion that it was just bad weather and Barbara and Emile did their best despite the weather challenges placed before them. I would recommend this trip if weather was more forgiving and less harsh but do bear in mind that this is more a transfer to attractions with little guided component which was what i wanted and expected and not to be expected to be run as a full guided tour.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
We had upgraded our tour and included Jungfrouch in our itinerary, which made it expensive but it was worth going for it!!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2017
The coach arrived late from Zurich, when our lot of 15 boarded, that made 70 people. This was a bit of a surprise. Kit was very organized, abrupt and difficult to understand. No mention of upgrading to the Jungfrau tour! This is not a guided tour but probably a quicker way to do this trip. A train might be cheaper. By the time you walk around Interlaken, watch some hang gliders land in a central picturesque park, you are ready for the next trip to Grindelwald. The only apparent option is the cable car up to Mt First which has several adventure activities that you can do. Hire bikes for part of decent, flying fox, watch the hang gliders taking off. At 59CHF each extra, made it very expensive day. Trip up to Mt Jungfrau wasn't much more! We had a glorious day with the weather and the scenery on First was amazing. Bad traffic saw us late home.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2016
First signed up for this tour to Grindelwald but considering it was a Sunday where most of the shops were closed, in the end decided to join most of the group on the Jungfraujoch tour. Tour guide was very knowledgable and provided a very fun journey up to the mountains where the view was spectacular. A very enjoyable trip indeed :
• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
Our guide, Kid, was amazing! He made sure to take fabulous photos of everyone and give us helpful hints. He alone was 5 stars! The reason I didn't give this tour 5 stars was because we only got 20 min in Interlaken and around an hour in Jungfrau. It felt very rushed w/ most of the day going 2 travel
• Submitted 05 Sep 2015
very beautiful and quiet town, great for relax holiday
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015
It's very nice trip
• Submitted 08 Jun 2015
Great locale and sceneric beauty...It mesmerized us...
• Submitted 06 Sep 2012

In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
April, October to November
Daily except Monday, Tuesday

May to September
Daily

December to March
Friday, Saturday, Sunday


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