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Discover the picturesque Bernese Oberland

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2020 Tour code: 20WIF

About the tour

Discover the picturesque Bernese Oberland, from panoramic views at the top of mountain summits, to the Alpine towns on the shores of is beautiful lakes.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Wilderswil

Take a flight to Zurich, where you transfer by rail to Wilderswil. On arrival, it's just a short walk from the station to the Hotel Alpenblick, where you stay for 6 nights.

Includes
  • Dinner
To Wilderswil
Day 2 - Schynige Platte

Today, enjoy an excursion on the scenic cogwheel railway to Schynige Platte. The railway, dating back to the 19th century, climbs to an elevation of 6,886 feet on the 4.5-mile ride, and once at the summit, you can enjoy stunning views over Interlaken. There's free time here to take in the sights. The Schynige Platte Railway does not run on early departures. Instead, you will visit Harder Kulm for splendid views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Schynige Platte Railway
Day 3 - Lucerne

Your day begins with a scenic rail journey to the historical city of Lucerne, which sits on the edge of Lake Lucerne. You have free time here to discover the charming city.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Lucerne
Day 4 - Kleine Scheidegg & Grindelwald

Ascend to the mountain pass to Kleine Scheidegg by rail. Enjoy some time to take in the impressive panorama of the triple peaks of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau before descending to Grindelwald. Here you can take the cable car to the summit of First.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grindelwald
Day 5 - A day at leisure

Today you have a full day at leisure. You can use your Bernese Oberland Pass, which allows you free or reduced rate travel - perhaps visit the Top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Wilderswil
Day 6 - Brienz-Rothorn Railway

Today you travel on the Brienz-Rothorn Railway, a steam rack railway dating back to the 19th century. On your way back, you take a cruise across Lake Brienz to Interlaken.

On early departures, visit charming Spiez Castle on the shores of Lake Thun today, with entrance to the castle included.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Brienz-Rothorn Railway
Day 7 - Return to London

After a leisurely morning, journey by rail to Zurich, before flying back to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Flight home

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Trains

Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Schynige Platte Railway

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Discover the picturesque Bernese Oberland

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