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Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

1. Interlaken: Funicular Ticket to Harder Kulm

If Interlaken had a king, he would reside on the Harder Kulm. Take a short walk from the Interlaken-Ost railway station to the Harder Kulm Railway valley station. From there, hop on the funicular in Interlaken and climb up the mountainside. Enjoy stunning views of the scenic mountain landscape. Once you ride to the top, check out the viewing platform which is 1,322 meters (!) above sea level. Marvel at the snowy peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Enjoy the spectacular view from the “Two-Lakes- Bridge,” where you can see the sapphire-blue lakes Brienz and Thun. Feel the thrill of standing on top of a glass-bottomed viewing platform. If you look down, you’ll really get to see what 1,322 meters look like. Visit the restaurant on top of the Harder Kulm. Although the restaurant looks like a castle, you won’t need to be a king to enjoy royal service. Relax as you admire the magnificent view of the sun setting behind the mountains. Choose when you want to make your descent down the mountain. Check the opening times beforehand.

Interlaken: Lake Thun and Lake Brienz Boat Cruises Day Pass

2. Interlaken: Lake Thun and Lake Brienz Boat Cruises Day Pass

Embark on a self-guided journey with our Day Ticket, granting you unlimited travel on scheduled lake boats across the serene waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Customize your day, hop on and off at charming lakeside villages, and savor the breathtaking scenery of the Bernese Oberland. This ticket offers the flexibility to explore at your own pace, creating a day filled with picturesque landscapes and the tranquility of Switzerland's stunning lakes. The ticket is good for travel between Thun and Interlaken (Lake Thun), Interlaken and Brienz (Lake Brienz)

Berner Oberland Pass: 1st class - Swiss Travel Pass Holder

3. Berner Oberland Pass: 1st class - Swiss Travel Pass Holder

The Berner Oberland Pass (1st class - discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows visitors travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during April - December. Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, and Brienzer Rothorn also discounts for Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn . There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details: https://shop.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/assets/docs/BerneseOberland-validitymap.pdf

From Interlaken: Beatus Caves, Blue Lake and Lake Thun Tour

4. From Interlaken: Beatus Caves, Blue Lake and Lake Thun Tour

Embark on an intimate adventure with our small-group tour from Interlaken. Begin your journey at the mystical Beatus Caves, then cross the thrilling Suspension Bridge in Sigriswil, known for its captivating scenes from "Crash Landing on You." Explore the charming city of Thun for two hours, soaking in its rich history. The tour culminates with a visit to the enchanting Blausee (Blue Lake) before a leisurely one-hour boat cruise on the picturesque Lake Thun. Limited to six people, this exclusive tour promises an immersive and personalized experience through the wonders of the Swiss landscape.

Beatenberg: Beatus Caves Entry Ticket with Museum

5. Beatenberg: Beatus Caves Entry Ticket with Museum

Explore Switzerland's Beatus Caves, and learn about scientific research that has been conducted there. Begin your visit at the cave museum, where you can learn about the geology of the cave system and the scientific research that has been conducted there. Use the audio guide to learn more about the museum's exhibits. Then, head into the caves and follow the 1-kilometer-long path. Admire the illuminated stalactites and stalagmites as you walk through the grottos, canyons, and halls. Along the way, see the streams and waterfalls that flow through the caves, where the temperature is a constant 8 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Interlaken: Highlights Tour with a Local by Private Car

6. Interlaken: Highlights Tour with a Local by Private Car

Your expert local tour guide & driver will show you the best parts of the Bernese Oberland (region of Interlaken), including hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this road trip by private car, you will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the region and the country Switzerland in general. The focus of this tour is to see the area like a local. However, this private tour can be customized according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can visit during the tour are: - Interlaken town - Harder Kulm * - Grindelwald village - Grindelwald First * - Lauterbrunnen village - Staubbach Falls - Wengen / Kleine Scheidegg / Jungfraujoch * - Trümmelbach Waterfalls - Gimmelwald * / Mürren * / Schilthorn * - Lake Thun / Lake Brienz - Iseltwald (filming location of "Crash landing on you") - Giessbach Waterfalls & Grandhotel Giessbach - Lake Lungern Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: - Schynige Platte * - Grütschalp * - St. Beatus Caves - Niederhorn * - Sigriswil Panoramic Bridge - old town of Thun / Thun castle - Spiez / Spiez castle - Niesen * - Kandersteg (Lake Oeschinen * / Blue Lake) - Axalp - Brienzer Rothorn * - Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum - Meiringen - Reichenbach Falls - Aareschlucht (gorge of Aare river) - Susten Pass road - Trift Bridge & Trift Glacier * - Grimsel Pass road - Handeggfall Bridge - Gelmersee Lake Sightseeing points marked with an asterisk * are not accessible by car but only by train or cable car (tickets are not included). Please note that visiting all the sightseeing places listed here is not guaranteed. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Schilthorn Day Trip and Bond World 007 from Geneva

7. Schilthorn Day Trip and Bond World 007 from Geneva

Start your day in Geneva and take a bus ride to the Bernese Oberland. Explore the heart of the Swiss Alps where the most famous peaks, such as Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger are located.   Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and board a cable car up to Schilthorn. Visit the interactive exhibition Bond World 007 and re-live the legendary scenes of the movie “At His Majesty's Secret Service”.   Then, get an adrenaline rush on the Skyline Walk, which overlooks a vertical wall. Take in the panoramic views, walk beside 200 cliffs on the footbridge and look down to the landscape under your feet.   Take a break at the rotating restaurant, Piz Gloria. Admire a 360-view from your table or the outdoor viewing platform.   When you come back down from the mountain, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. After exploring the village, you will return to the original meeting point in Geneva.

Free-Day in Interlaken Village from Lausanne

8. Free-Day in Interlaken Village from Lausanne

Meet your driver in the morning and take an unforgettable journey through the Alps. Reach the foot of the majestic Jungfrau on this day trip to Interlaken. Located between lakes Thun and Brienz, Interlaken is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland Mountains. When you arrive, explore the village at your own leisure. Enjoy scenic views and be stunned by the famous summit trio of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau while browsing the village's charming streets and quaint shops. After checking out the village's crystal blue lakes, be sure to try some Swiss culinary specialties, like Swiss fondue, during your time in Interlaken. At the end of the afternoon, board the bus to head back to Lausanne and admire the gorgeous Swiss landscape during your ride.

Thun Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

9. Thun Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Thun at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Rathausplatz, Schloss Thun, Stadtkirche Thun and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Aarefeldplatz" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Obere Schleuse. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Bern: Private Stockhorn Mountain Helicopter Flight

10. Bern: Private Stockhorn Mountain Helicopter Flight

Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter. The next 26 minutes go by quickly as you experience a scenic helicopter flight. Admire the spectacular views of Lake Thun, the mountains of Niesen, Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, and the Spiez and Oberhofen castles. On the way back, the helicopter flies over Justistal and Emmental.  After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir to remember your thrilling helicopter flight. You will also be able to download pictures of your flight without any extra costs.

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This was a wonderful experience! We chose to shorten our time in Grindelwald so we could spend more time at Harder Kulm, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery was outstanding, and we have many beautiful pictures to remind ourselves that we actually were there!

Loved it, really good experience would recommend to try it if you visit Switzerland the views are breath taking

Incredible views - eat food in interlaken as the Harder Kulm food tastes like it comes out of a can

super experience.....a must to do activity in paris

the view and access to different mountain trekking