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From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

1. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Bern. Board an intercity train for 1 hour to Interlaken, where you will change onto a local train. After 20 minutes, arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. Ride the cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS Worldcup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg, change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you to the top of the mountain. During the ride, the train will make a scenic stop in the middle of the tunnel, where you will have the opportunity to get off the train for 5 minutes. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch at 11333 ft above sea level, take a 1-hour walking tour through the tunnel system. If the weather conditions are good, you may be able to see the Black Forest in Germany from the terrace. Continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely outdoor spot covered in snow. Finish the walking tour by passing through a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. Stop for lunch at 1 of the 3 restaurants in Jungfraujoch - your guide will be happy to assist you or join you for lunch. After lunch, take in the views and enjoy the mountain air, before you head back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. Make an optional stop in Grindelwald if desired, before returning back to Bern via the same route where you will be dropped at your hotel. 

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From Bern: Zermatt, Matterhorn, and Gornergrat Private Tour

2. From Bern: Zermatt, Matterhorn, and Gornergrat Private Tour

Start the tour by meeting your tour guide at your hotel then make your way together to the train station in Bern. From there, board an intercity train for 2 hours to south-Switzerland and change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. After 50 minutes traveling through the valley, arrive in Zermatt and make your way to the historical part of the village. Stroll through the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses. Stop at the best photo point as your tour guide tells you the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. See the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According to your preferences, stop for lunch in Zermatt or board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Ride the train up to 2800 m above sea level and admire the fantastical aerial views. Follow your guide to the scenic platform, where you will have a 360 degrees panoramas of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. Enjoy time at the top to sit on the terraces and take in the views. According to your preferences, head back to Zermatt by train and discover the local museum. Gain an insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th-century. See exhibition objects from the first ascent to Mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. After the 45-minute visit, board the train back to Bern.

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Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

3. Switzerland: Self-guided Day Tour on the Glacier Express

Ride the Glacier Express and see Switzerland in one entire day. Experience four hours on this famous coach from Chur to Brig. Cross the Alps and travel along the mountains. Spend time in Brig or Bern on the way back. Listen to a wonderful audio guide while seeing the beautiful sights. Cross 291 bridges, pass 91 tunnels, and climb 2033 meters above sea level. Enjoy the ride on the Glacier-Express while passing spectacular valleys and mountains. Appreciate the journey, totally independent.

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From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World & Piz Gloria Full-Day Tour

4. From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World & Piz Gloria Full-Day Tour

Explore the Swiss Alps on a group tour from Bern. Board a series of cable cars to get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor. Take in panoramic views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains from the top viewing platform. Discover Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Visit the Bond World exhibition and relive different movie moments. Then, from the terrace at Birg, start the Thrill Walk down to the vertical drops of the breathtaking rock massif. As you walk, learn all about the landscape, the country, and its people from your tour guide.

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From Basel: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

5. From Basel: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

Your tour begins as you meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby. You will then make the journey from the Lauterbrunnen valley to the top of the Birg– 2100m above sea level. First, take a 2-hour ride on the intercity train to Interlaken East. From there, take a local train to the Lauterbrunnen. Then ride a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg. As you ride, you’ll pass the “Staubach” waterfall, the helicopter base, and the steep mountain walls. After arriving at Stechelberg, you’ll begin your ascent up the mountain via cable car. Ascend 2100-meters above sea level up the Birg. Once there, walk the “thrill walk,” a steel walk that hugs the side of the mountain. The “thrill walk” has netting that you can climb through that will almost give you the feeling that your floating hundreds of meters above the ground. Take a second cable car and ascend to 2970-meters above sea level, into a majestic world surrounded by mountains. After your cable car ride, head to the James Bond exhibition where you will see memorabilia from the 007 films. Enjoy lunch at the 360-degree rotating restaurant. The restaurant was partly financed by the James Bond production team and served as the setting for the 1969 Bond film “Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”  Take in fantastic views of famous peaks of “Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau,” in what was once a James Bond villain’s secret lair. In clear weather, you may even be able to see Mont Blanc. Afterward, your tour guide will lead you to the intercity train back to Basel, and then finally, back to your hotel.

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Bern: Private 75-Minute Matterhorn Helicopter Flight

6. Bern: Private 75-Minute Matterhorn Helicopter Flight

On this 75-minute alpine flight you will get to experience some of the most breathtaking mountains views the Alps have to offer.  Meet the friendly staff at Bern-Belp airport. After a short safety briefing, you will take a seat in the helicopter. First, you will fly via Riggisberg, Adelboden, Wildstrubel, and Sierre to the impressive Dent Blanche. You will then get up close to the most famous mountain in Switzerland, the Matterhorn. The return flight takes you through the Mattertal valley in the direction of Visp. See the Petersgrat mountain, the Blüemlisalp river, and finally Lake Thun. After a safe landing back at Bern airport, you will receive a souvenir. You will also be able to download pictures from your flight without any extra costs.

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