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Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

1. Interlaken: Winter Kayak Tour on Lake Brienz

Don't miss a visit to Lake Brienz during the winter months when it's at its most beautiful and least crowded. Join your guide for a peaceful kayak ride around the lake and glide over the mirror-like water as you take in stunning views of the mountains on all sides.    Before starting your tour, get a brief introduction to kayaking and learn how to paddle properly. Put on a top-quality dry suit and boots to keep you extra warm on the water. Then head out for 2 hours of paddling through the winter wonderland of Lake Brienz. Take in stunning views of the historic Ringgenberg Castle and admire the crisp reflections of the snow-capped peaks on the water. When you return back to shore, sip on some hard-earned cups of tea to warm you up.

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Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Titlis through Lucerne

2. Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Titlis through Lucerne

Get picked up at any location convenient to you in Zurich. Start your journey to the south while traveling along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the city of Lucerne. When you are already in the city take a walking tour and see popular landmarks like Lion Monument, Rathaus, and Kapellbruecke. Afterwards continue your ride to Engelberg, a mountain resort nestled by the Swiss Alps. Climb aboard a Rotair, a rotating cable car, which will take you to an amazing height of 3000 m. You will have a marvelous opportunity to enjoy 360° degree views of the mountains and then disembark at Mt Titlis’ snowy summits. Here you will be suggested a number of attractions to spend your time as per your preferences: you can visit the magical Ice Palace, ride the Ice Flyer, with a possibility of a scary walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk. Afterwards, you may warm up with beverages and have your return transfer to Zurich to the initial meeting point.

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Private Tour from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe

3. Private Tour from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe

During this excursion, witness the tallest point in Europe with your own eyes – the fascinating Jungfraujoch Mountain, which has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The private journey will begin right from your hotel or any desired location in Zurich. Upon arrival at Grindelwald and after having a short break, ride the cogwheel train through the Swiss mountains to the Jungfraujoch train station, also known as Europe‘s highest station, which lies 3,500 meters above sea level. From this point on, dive into a Swiss snowy wonderland. Admire Aletsch - the longest glacier of the Alps, breathe in the fresh cool air and take some photographs of the captivating scenery. You can occasionally drink warm beverages or dine at one of the panoramic restaurants.  On the descending journey, admire the charming Alpine village of Lauterbrunnen, where 72 mesmerizing waterfalls and colorful Alpine meadows are located. Finally, enjoy your private return transfer to the initial meeting point in Zurich.

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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

4. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

Capture the perfect postcard images in the best Swiss alps photography adventure. Bring your camera and you will be assisted to take unforgettable pictures. There is also the possibility to be photographed with professional equipment,  so you will not miss any detail of this life-enriching journey!  Leave from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lucerne, from where a guided tour, in a modern cogwheel train, will take you up to “Kleine Scheidegg”, situated right at the foot of the world-famous Eiger North Face. Continue to the Jungfraujoch – the highest train station in Europe at 11,300 feet (3,454 meters). Admire the amazing kingdom of eternal snow and ice, visit the ice palace, and experience the breathtaking panorama of the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest ice river), and the soaring peaks of the neighboring countries. Afterwards, take the trip back to Lauterbrunnen through typical mountain villages. Your professional guide will provide photography assistance along the way.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Tour on Lake Brienz

5. Stand Up Paddle Board Tour on Lake Brienz

Enjoy a truly unique guided stand up paddle board (SUP) tour on the beautiful Lake Brienz. Fit for explorers of all skill levels, this outing features the towering cliffs, forested hillsides, and calm turquoise waters that make Interlaken one of the most picturesque settings in the world. The session lasts two hours with around 1.5 hours on the water. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery right from the lake. As the water is usually peacefully, paddling should be easy, even for beginners. You will be prepared for your trip with high quality equipment to be able to fully enjoy stand up paddling comfortably, even without any experience.

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From Geneva: Bern & Paragliding in Interlaken

6. From Geneva: Bern & Paragliding in Interlaken

Discover the capital of Switzerland – Bern, on this full-day excursion starting from any suitable location for you in Geneva. In 1983, Bern was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage site thanks to its perfectly retained medieval character. Here, you will have some leisure time to stroll through the narrow streets, see a lot of fountains with statues, coffee shops, bookstores and, naturally, the landmark Clock Tower or Zytglogge, which is one of the three oldest clocks in Switzerland. Climbing to the top of the highest point in the city – the Bern Cathedral, you will be rewarded with a remarkable view over Bern hugging the shores of the river Aare. You will surely be impressed by the lovely Rose Garden with over 200 sorts of roses and other flowers, the town hall and the prison tower. The art enthusiasts can enjoy the cultural points of Bern by visiting a famous museum such as the Museum of Art, the Einstein Museum, the residence of the scientist, the Historical Museum of Bern, housing more than half million artworks and objects dating back to Stone Age to the 20th century and much more.  End the city tour by dining at one of the restaurants (own expense) and proceed with your trip to Interlaken, where you will feel a sudden sensation of adrenaline by having a paragliding flight over the most breathtaking scenery you have ever seen. Taking with you unforgettable memories, your private transfer will return you back to Geneva to the starting point. 

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From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

7. From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

Be collected from your accommodation by your tour guide and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 50 minutes to Lucern, where you will board a local train. After 45 minutes you will arrive at Engelberg, which is a small village at the end of the valley, known for the winter tourism industry. Your tour guide will lead you to the gondola station, which is 10 minutes away from the train. To get up the hill, you will board a 6 seat gondola, which will take you through 2 sections to the middle station, Stand. You will glide above meadows, trees, and rocks in a peaceful and beautiful landscape. At Stand, you will change to the rotating gondola, which takes you to your final destination in 5 minutes. During the journey, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure a fantastic aerial view.  Once you arrive at the top, your tour guide will suggest beginning your sightseeing tour at the terraces, where there is always snow at 9980 foot above sea level. Enjoy the fantastical aerial view to the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After the terraces, you will visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Cross the 100-meter long bridge, which is 1640 foot high. On the other side is the entrance to the ice vace, a tunnel system in the middle of the glacier.  Return to the main building and take the opportunity to have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes while looking at the surrounding mountains. After lunch you can choose to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on the terraces or take a seated chair lift to the snow park, where you will have different options to enjoy the snow. Once you have seen all of the attractions, your tour guide will lead you via Engelberg back to Basel, where your tour will end. 

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What people are saying about Canton Bern

Had a great morning paddling along Lake Brienz with our guide. He was very knowledgeable of the area here, even though not originally from Switzerland. Very impressive and kind! Great experience for people of all skill levels. Definitely a must do to start your morning in Bönigen

We were looked after sensationally and introduced to the kayak technique by an excellent guide. Top material was made available to us for the rowing trip with the kayak. We were very satisfied all round.

Lovely experience for a first time trying SUP, gorgeous setting and very friendly and welcoming staff! Great activity, will be sure to recommend High Tide

Maria, our guide, was incredible. Amazing views, so serene, and perfect amount of time.

Was absolutely amazing, highly recommend!! Marie was the best guide!