Interlaken Guided Day Tour

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Day Trip To Alpine Peaks & Crystal Clear Lakes in Interlaken

Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by the majestic Swiss Alps, makes for an incredible day trip. Allow our specialist tour planners to create the perfect Interlaken tour for you with a complimentary itinerary.

With your private guide and driver for the day, uncover the hidden gems and local lore of Interlaken and beyond, ensuring a day filled with unforgettable moments and breathtaking scenery.

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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Pick-up & drop-off at your Interlaken Hotel


Our tour begins as your private driver collects you from your accommodation in Interlaken, alternatively, we can collect you from any of the following destinations to begin your Interlaken day trip:





Highlights of our Interlaken Full-Day Tours

Harder Kulm: Ride the funicular to breathtaking mountain vistas

Lake Thun & St. Beatus Caves: Explore mystical caves

Jungfraujoch Mountain

Giessbach Waterfall: Visit the majestic waterfalls via a historic funicular

Swiss Woodcarving in Brienz: Discover the art of traditional Swiss woodcarving

Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Interlaken City Tour

Lauterbrunnen Valley

Mürren Mountain Retreat

Grindelwald “Glacier Village”

Choose From Some of The Following Guided Day Trip Experiences in Interlaken:

Interlaken Old Town, Switzerland

Are you looking to spend a day uncovering the must-see attractions of Interlaken with your personal guide? Whether you’re in search of a family-friendly excursion or the convenience of a driver-guide to enhance your tour, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re seeking that extra indulgence, like a serene boat trip on Lake Thun or an exhilarating guided tour in the Swiss Alps, distinct from what others offer, we’re here to provide you with the ultimate Interlaken adventure.

Choose from one or two of the following experiences to do on your day trip in Interlaken:

Interlaken Old Town Exploration

Join your private guide for a walking tour that begins at the Höheweg, the main street renowned for its breathtaking views of the Jungfrau mountain. As you stroll through the town, you’ll explore the Aare River trail, Japanese Garden, bustling Marktplatz, and historic Interlaken Monastery and Castle, whose origins date back to the 12th century, offering insight into the town’s spiritual and aristocratic past.

Throughout this personalized tour, your guide will share captivating stories and hidden gems, making each site come alive with history and local lore.

Harder Kulm Visit

Harder Kulm Panorama, Interlaken, Switzerland

No trip to Interlaken is complete without ascending Harder Kulm, Interlaken’s very own mountain, accessible by a ten-minute funicular ride. 

At the summit, 1,322 meters above sea level, you’re greeted by awe-inspiring vistas stretching over Interlaken, with the imposing Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks in the distance. Your guide will take you to the viewing platform, which resembles a castle turret. This provides a dramatic vantage point for photographs and moments of reflection, making this experience a highlight of your Interlaken visit.

This was the best trip ever! Marc is such a great tour guide. He knows all about the history of Switzerland and takes you to the most beautiful secret places not even most locals know about. He took me to the most beautiful towns and we saw farm animals like goats and cows. He also took me to this wonderful waterfall and incredible towns where the scenery is breathtaking! He even took me to the mountains where I was able to get the best Swiss cheese that we used for a traditional Swiss lunch. He found the perfect spot for a picnic and brought fresh fruit from a local farm and it was the best I’ve ever had! He even brought me a special birthday cake. Marc and his company Private Tours Switzerland is hands down the best tour guide company. I highly recommend using them if you want a private tour (or group) to see all the amazing places that Switzerland offers. I will be booking with him again when I return.
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Beatus Caves on Lake Thun

St Beatus Caves on Lake Thun, Interlaken, Switzerland

Next up, dive into the heart of Swiss legends with a visit to the mystical St. Beatus Caves, where awe-inspiring natural formations meet centuries-old myths. Your private driver will deliver you here with just a quick 20-minute drive from Interlaken.

These caves are a gateway to an underground world of stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by ethereal lighting, creating a magical atmosphere. The sound of the cave’s river adds to the enchantment as you navigate through this underground wonderland.

Following your exploration, continue your day of discovery with a leisurely lunch by the picturesque Lake Brienz. Situated 15 minutes from the caves, this spot offers a tranquil setting to savor local Swiss delicacies.

Giessbach Waterfall Exploration

Giessbach Waterfall, Interlaken, Switzerland

After your lunch, our day trip itinerary now sees you visit the Giessbach Waterfalls, a natural spectacle above Lake Brienz. 

Reachable by a historic funicular, the journey is a step back in time, offering glimpses of the cascading falls as you ascend. Upon arrival, witness the water’s powerful descent over 14 stages, creating a majestic sight and soothing sounds. 

The surrounding forest and the opportunity to walk behind the waterfalls add to the immersive experience, making it a highlight for nature lovers and photographers alike.

Our tour planners will consult with you beforehand to determine how long you would like to stay in this region and what level of walk would be suitable.

It was my first time hiking and I loved it. Guides were great and made sure that everyone was enjoying the time there
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Swiss Wood Carving in Brienz

Wood Carving in Brienz, Interlaken, Switzerland

Delve deeper into the enchanting world of Swiss wood carving in Brienz, where this revered art form has been perfected over generations. 

This private tour showcases the skill and precision of local artisans and offers a unique insight into the cultural significance of woodcarving in Swiss traditions. You’ll have the opportunity to see a range of pieces, from functional items to intricate sculptures, each telling its own story.

Jungfraujoch Mountain

Jungfraujoch, Sphinx Observatory, Switzerland

Your private driver will deliver you to the awe-inspiring Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe,” set against a backdrop of some of Switzerland’s most magnificent peaks. After a scenic drive through the charming Lauterbrunnen Valley, you’ll catch a cogwheel train, ascending through the Eiger and Mönch mountains to reach the high-altitude wonderland of Jungfraujoch.

Atop, you’re treated to breathtaking vistas of vast snowfields and the Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s longest ice stream. The Ice Palace and the Sphinx Observatory offer immersive experiences, from ice sculptures to astronomical wonders. 

Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Schilthorn, Switzerland

On this exclusive private day tour from Interlaken to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria, you’ll embark on an adventure to one of Switzerland’s most iconic peaks, famed for its stunning panoramic views and its appearance in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”

At the summit of Schilthorn, standing at an elevation of nearly 3,000 meters, you’ll be greeted by 360-degree vistas of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks, amongst a panorama of snow-capped mountains extending as far as the Mont Blanc and the Black Forest.

Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant at the summit, offers not only a unique dining experience with its rotating floor providing a constantly changing view but also houses the interactive Bond World 007 exhibit, celebrating the mountain’s connection to the famous spy saga. The tour also includes a walk along the thrilling Skyline Walk and the chance to step out onto the “Thrill Walk” at the Birg midway station, a pathway that clings to the side of the mountain, offering an adrenaline-fueled perspective of the Alpine abyss below.

Marc and Joshua were the most amazing tour guides ever! They warmly greeted me with chocolates and a personal letter of our tour. They took me to all the secret hidden spots of the Alps and I got some great photo shots. They were very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about the history of Switzerland. I am so pleased with Private Tours Switzerland. Do not even hesitate to book their tour. Don't have any doubts- you will not regret booking them!!!! Thank you Marc and Joshua!
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Exploration

Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland

Discover the stunning beauty of Lauterbrunnen Valley, the valley of 72 waterfalls. Your journey begins with a scenic drive through this picturesque valley, framed by steep cliffs and lush greenery. 

Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on a leisurely hike to some of the most accessible waterfalls, including the famous Staubbach Falls, which plunges dramatically from nearly 300 meters above. Enjoy the tranquility of the valley as your guide shares tales of local folklore and the natural history of this unique landscape. 

Don’t miss visiting the charming village of Lauterbrunnen, where you can savor traditional Swiss dishes at a local inn.

Mürren Mountain Retreat

Mürren, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
Mürren, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Step into the peaceful ambiance of Mürren, a car-free mountain village perched above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Accessible by a combination of cable car and train, this quaint village offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps, including the iconic trio of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Follow your guide on a walking tour through the village’s narrow streets adorned with traditional wooden chalets and blooming flower boxes.

Learn about Mürren’s alpine culture and history, and perhaps visit the local sports center where you can indulge in indoor climbing or swimming. Conclude your visit with a relaxing meal at a terrace café, enjoying the serene mountain vistas.

Grindelwald First Adventure

Grindelwald Village in the Swiss Alps
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Embark on an exhilarating day trip to Grindelwald, often called the “Glacier Village.” Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Grindelwald, where you’ll catch a gondola ride to Grindelwald First, a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Here, engage in thrilling activities such as the First Flyer zipline or the First Cliff Walk by Tissot, which offers a spectacular view from a high-alpine suspension bridge. For a more relaxed experience, take a panoramic hike to Lake Bachalpsee, known for its crystal-clear waters reflecting the snow-capped peaks.

Throughout the day, your guide will share insights into the region’s glaciology and ecology, enhancing your appreciation of this majestic Alpine environment.

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