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Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

1. Interlaken: Boat Day Pass on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

Experience blue-green lakes, picturesque chalet villages and eternally white mountain summits. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape while relaxing on board a boat that glides over the emerald waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.   Visit these two famous lakes with this customizable day trip. Simply choose your preferred date, then take a boat cruise to discover the lakes’ sights at your own pace. Depart from are Thun, Interlaken West, Interlaken East (Ost), or Brienz. Check out famous sights such as the St. Beatus Caves, the Giessbach Falls or the many castles around the lake, or simply sit back and soak in the views of the Bernese Oberland mountains.   How you spend your day is up to you. Make as you many trips along the routes around the lakes and fill your day with new memories.

Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

2. Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

Begin your exciting journey by being greeted by your English-speaking driver-guide at the lobby of your hotel in Zurich. From there, sit back and relax in your modern vehicle whilst taking advantage of the WiFi on the board. You soon reach Interlaken – a famous tourist destination boastfully settled city in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Widely known for its beautiful critical location, this town lies between the two lakes of Thun and Brienz. For this reason, it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful mountains all around the central region of Switzerland. After spending some leisure time in the town of Interlaken, your adventure starts as you use your combined tickets for Brienzer Rothorn. Departing from Interlaken Ost, travel by boat to admire the pearls of Lake Brienz in the east side of Interlaken. As you travel, look deeply into the surrounding beauties of the authentic Swiss Alps. Your next extremely thrilling trip will be operated by Switzerland's oldest steam train to reach Mount Brienzer Rothorn. It will take an hour until you reach the top of Brienzer Rothorn, at an altitude of 2,350 meters.    The descending journey presents a different style of charm, and as you arrive back to Brienz, you are greeted once more by your driver-guide. From there, your tour concludes with you making the smooth journey back to your initial meeting point.

Interlaken: Scenic Jetboat Ride on Lake Brienz

3. Interlaken: Scenic Jetboat Ride on Lake Brienz

When you arrive at our Jetboat base you’ll receive a friendly greeting and brief introduction from our team. We’ll hand out high-quality, waterproof gear to keep you dry and comfortable during the tour. After everyone is dressed, the captain will lead you to the boat, assign the seats, and your lake adventure will begin. As you cruise out of the harbor, the captain will begin with a safety talk before turning up the speed, humor, and spins. You’ll enjoy a fun and informative tour on the lake and then return to the Jetport. After the tour, our team can provide information about the region or other local activities and give you the information you’ll need to download your free photos approximately one hour after your trip.

Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

4. Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through a guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm, which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape( optional). It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks (optional) Day 6: Zurich - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.

From Zurich: Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery Tour w/ Breakfast

5. From Zurich: Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery Tour w/ Breakfast

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver to take you to your comfortable hotel to rest after your flight. You will enjoy your ride to the hotel in a business-grade car or a minivan ready to check in for a little rest and relaxation. Day 2: Zurich city and lake tour - Rheinfall waterfall – Zurich The second day starts with exploring Zurich city during a walking tour, we also will take the direction to the Swiss-German border to discover Rhein fall – the biggest waterfall in Europe: enjoy the freshness of the alpine water and take the most amazing photos! Day 3: Zurich – Bern – Gruyere– Montreux The day is starting from Bern, then take a trip to the historic town of Gruyères and Montreux. You will enjoy a straight ride to Bern city, where the local guide will be waiting for you. Continuing the tour head to Gruyeres – here you will have a Gruyere cheese tasting in the local cheese factory and have the opportunity to sample the Swiss fondue. Day 4: Montreux – Lavaux– Lausanne – Geneva – Montreux We start the day by discovering the famous Lavaux region, a natural world heritage since 2007. While discovering the region, a local winemaker will organize a wine tasting where you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the wine types and try several of them. We will finalize our tour in Geneva, the world-renowned destination for watches and jewelry making. Day 5: Montreux – Interlaken We start the day to reach the train: the Golden Pass Express from Montreux to Interlaken. Enjoy your day on the train, discovering the beautiful views of the alpine landscape. Arriving at Interlaken train station, afterward, the suggested activity is Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh – mountain train to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the Alpine lakes and peaks. Day 6: Interlaken – Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken The day begins in magical Grindelwald, just a 30-minute ride from Interlaken. Stroll through this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air and laid-back atmosphere. Take the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station. This will take you to the Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. While journeying back you will take the train passing by the car-free village, Wengen, to reach Lauterbrunnen. Here is another small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. Day 7: Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich We leave Interlaken to take the Brünig pass – a mountain scenic route. At the top, you will enjoy the view of Lungern lake and the surrounding Alps, a pure wonder in Central Switzerland. Reaching Lucerne city, your local guide will welcome you to the beautiful old city and help you to explore its wonder. Your day will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Zurich. Day 8: Zurich departure It's time to get back to reality. Enjoy your transfer to Zurich Airport. We hope to see you in Switzerland again.

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What people are saying about Brienz

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This is an unforgettable trip, one of the most beautiful places you can visit when looking for tranquility and peace. Even when one of the lakes was not accessible, I enjoyed it very much, it is an incredible place with views that take your breath away. The boat makes several stops before reaching its final destination to enrich the views of the different enchanted villages around Lake Thun. The waiter, a very well prepared man with a great sense of kindness, was a very good guide during the journey. Thank you very much.

Tour that makes it easy to stop in the towns by the lake, to visit and to take the boat back a little later. The flight attendants are welcoming regardless of the company. The tour easily allows us making stops in the lake cities so you can visit and take another boat 1 or 2 hours later. Staff is welcoming whatever the company.

It was a smooth ride. However the details need to clearer that one needs to board twice in a day for covering both lakes and respective timings. I had to call the get ur guide team to seek clarity.

We sailed Lake Brienz and stopped at Giessbach Falls. It was wonderful! We returned on the steamship, which is a great vessel.

The most beautiful view of the blue water, charming cities, mountains on both lake & cheers to making friends on our boat!