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Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

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Luzern, Switzerland
Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

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Immerse yourself in the Alpine beauty of Interlaken and Grindelwald on a full-day tour of the majestic mountain region from Lucerne. Depart by luxury coach and marvel at enchanting scenery as you travel to Interlaken, a gorgeous resort located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend some leisurely free time exploring independently and then head to Grindelwald, known as ‘Glacier Village’ due to its impressive array of glaciers. Opt to ascend to the summit of Mt First in a cable car to see stunning panoramas of the surrounding sights before returning to Lucerne.
  • Explore the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland's alpine paradise!
  • Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps
  • Optional aerial cable car ride to Mt First for stunning mountain views
  • Free time to explore both towns on your own
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Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Meet your tour guide in front of the McDonalds, opposite the Tourist Information office. Our coach is coming from Zurich and will reach Lucerne between 9.20am and 9.30am.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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Returns to original departure point
After pickup at a central Lucerne location, sink back into your seat on a luxury coach and enjoy the gorgeous scenery as you travel towards Interlaken, a charming village cradled by the Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend some leisurely free time visiting impressive sights like Jungfrau Park and Lake Thun, perhaps revitalizing with a steaming beverage in a quaint café if you wish (own expense).

Return to your vehicle at a pre-arranged time and relax during the journey to Grindelwald, nicknamed ‘Glacier Village’, and spend some more leisurely free time discovering the natural splendor of the enclave. Opt to take a cable car ride up to the sun-drenched terrace at the summit of Mt First and see sweeping panoramas of the scenery from a height of 7,113 feet (2,168 meters).

Reconvene with your guide in the afternoon and make the return journey to Lucerne, where the tour concludes.
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A guided coach tour takes you on a scenic drive from Lucerne to Interlaken, at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland.
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Enjoy some free time for shopping, strolling around or drinking a coffee. After your time at 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.
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Maybe you wish to take an optional cable car ride to the sunny terrace of Mt. First at 7,113 feet (2,168 meters). It 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.
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Your tour will come to an end in the city center of Lucerne in the evening.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Hans Meier Tourist
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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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The locations are great, the tour - meh
, Sep 2019
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.
Wish we see Grindelwald as well
Dyan E
, Jul 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.
Tour guide was awful
, Aug 2018
The only reason we took the bus tour was for the commentary on the drive up. Kid our driver was rude and only said photo opp ready 123. We did not receive info on things to do at each stop nor maps. Which we received from the bus driver later in the day. Interlaken is for tourists Grindelwald was amazing. We discovered the Cliff Walk by accident. Great day (-Kid).
Great tour!. Best way to go to the...
, May 2018
Great tour!. Best way to go to the top of the Europe. Peter is very funny and caring. Definitely recommended.
The tour guide was rude, pushy, and...
Irving A
, Feb 2018
The tour guide was rude, pushy, and treated everyone very rude. Me and my wife enjoyed it because we selected a different tour than most of the group and were alone most of the day to wandering Grindelwald and Interlaken, i couldnt imagine spend the entire day with the guide!! Great places, bad guide.
We only spent about 35 minutes in...
Helen O
, Jan 2018
We only spent about 35 minutes in Interlaken and 5hrs in Grindelwald. Wish it had been split at least 2hrs and 3hrs. 5hrs was too long to spend on your own in a strange place without a tour guide. I think this tour should be changed to include the midway trip to Jungfraujoch and not leave people for 5hrs in a small town. We were done touring in about 90mins. All in all it was a great experience and the bus guide was very warm and pleasant.
Tour guide did not do much except to...
, Dec 2017
Tour guide did not do much except to bring us to the destination. The guide could have done better by explaining more stuff about the city, and to give some tips/guidance on what we could do in Grindelwald. It was purely just organizing transport, not really a "tour".
The pickup was very punctual and our...
Harold H
, Dec 2017
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.
This was a lovely tour, I didn't do...
, Nov 2017
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.
By far the worst trip of our...
Andrew W
, Nov 2017
By far the worst trip of our European adventure. We've used Viator before and we've enjoyed their selection in tour companies however this was a big mistake. We were picked up next to McDonald's in Lucerne only to realise that the bus was completely full of passengers picked up from Zurich. Passengers who were in groups choosing to sit in individual seats rather than together. We were informed by the 'tour guide' we needed to make some decisions around our trip. We were taken aback by how dismissive the tour guide was around us having to figure out our own itinerary. Fundamentally, we were dropped off in Interlaken for 1.5 hours - no local tour or itinerary. We strolled around a town - which to be fair in lovely, but was underwhelming for the experience. As we had previously organised with the bus driver we then were picked up by the driver and dropped off at Grindelwald for 4.5 hours. Again, extremely underwhelming. The town was dead and we were there on a Saturday. We literally had to sit in a coffee shot for over 2 hours. No tour guide in Grindelwald. My advise, do not book this tour. The reviews you read here are not for the interlaken and grindelwald tour, you're reading reviews about going up to the mountain which is an extra 135 swiss franc. What we got? An over priced and somewhat glorified bus trip with a tour guide telling passengers when to take pictures. Bus driver was lovely though the tour guide was polarising and you could see this on the faces of the passengers. Was it worth it? No. Save some money and the headache of trying to understand the tour guide and book a train to Interlaken and Grindelwald. Little did we know that there's also another train that will take you to the top of the mountain from Grindelwald and cable cars post November.

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