Day Trip to Swiss Villages (Interlaken-Grindelwald) with local from Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

From $134.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step into a world of Swiss mountains and chocolate box villages on this day trip from Zurich. You’ll travel with a guide into the heart of the Bernese Oberland to explore Interlaken and Grindelwald at your own pace. After free time to explore Interlaken’s lively downtown, you’ll take a public train with your guide to Grindelwald where hiking trails and alpine vistas await.
  • Book a Swiss village day trip to combine ample free time with prebooked transport
  • Travel by train between Interlaken and Grindelwald to enjoy views and save time
  • Get tips from your guide for Grindelwald and Interlaken sights, walks, or shops
  • Have the freedom to spend your time in the mountain villages however you wish

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Multilingual Tour Guide
  • Train Ride Grindelwald – Interlaken
  • Scenic Coach Journey to Interlaken from Zurich
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Limmatstrasse 4
    Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    Meeting Point: Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, Zurich Address (for GPS): Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 48005 Zürich Check-in Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “City Tours & Excursions”.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


2 hours Admission Ticket Free


4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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87 reviews
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Great tour to see Switzerland
Michelle_H, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time on the bus ride to Interlaken. The weather was not the greatest, rain and Snow all day, but Interlaken and Grindelwald are beautiful even in the snow. We really like the tour.
Relaxed tour
245646342, Mar 2023
Amazing views, relaxed tour bus, the guide and driver were funny. They stuck to the time schedule but didn’t “rush” us
It was an amazing...
proxap_r, Jan 2023
It was an amazing experience . It was easy this time to catch train from Grindelwald to Interlaken Ost.
Great tour
Panawalage_P, Jan 2023
Tour was great, Elizabeth and the crew was amazing, plenty of time to discover grindelwald and interlaken
Rochelle_G, Dec 2022
Its a good tour but a little pricey since theres not a lot to see in Interlaken.Guide were wonderful. Overall, it was still okay
Odd Tour but Great Places!
Renan_A, Dec 2022
I actually found this tour a bit odd, since it's a large group of two different tours combined in one. One large group continues with the tour guide to the Top of Europe Jungfrau while the smaller group (this one) is left at Grindelwald with a train ticket to ride solo to Interlaken to meet the bus later on. Of course you can't go wrong with these places, it's simply wonderful and for sure you won't regret visiting Grindelwald and Interlaken, however I felt a bit unattended and thought that a tour guide would be assisting us along the whole tour, which not happened at all. Anyways the tour guide Monica was great and very quinde, I just think this tour should be more well organized as in fact SWISS VILLAGES and not just a "ride" to Grindelwald and Interlaken. It would be a lot cheaper just to take the train from Zurich and do everything by your own.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Renan, thanks for your feedback, the tour is a mix of guided time along with offering some free time to explore on your own, this is not just a transfer, different guests have different requirements like some people really love some free time for photography, we will surely work on improving the experience for you, thanks a lot for taking this tour with us.
Beautiful scenery, but save yourself some money and just take the train
Christopher_B, Dec 2022
These places were absolutely breathtaking, you will not regret seeing it. But this tour bus just drops you off at one town and gives you a train ticket to take to the other town to meet the bus in 6 hours to take you back. The tour guide does not stay with you at all, they take other people on an upgraded tour to the top of the mountain. So they dropped us off in the freezing cold rain and instructed us to meet them at the next town over in 6 hours. We were ready to go back to Zurich in about 4 hours but had to wait until the scheduled time to return. Then the bus was over 15 minutes late getting to the pickup location. We had to wait in the dark and freezing cold wondering if we were at the right place and if they were going to show up at all. Save yourself some money and aggravation and just purchase a Saturday or Sunday Super Day Pass online with the SBB which is less expensive and can get you to these villages and anywhere else you want to go unlimited for the day.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Christo, thanks for your feedback, the tour is a mix of guided time along with offering some free time to explore on your own, this is not just a transfer, we will surely work on improving the experience for you, thanks a lot for taking this tour with us.
The alps and the ride up...
NOLLY_D, Nov 2022
The alps and the ride up the mountain with a lift. Sofia, our tour guide is the best! She provided quality customer service. All questions were answered and more including recommendations for fine restaurants in the area. She is very professional and one of the best tour guides I ever had. Thank you so much for a great time and tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Nolly thanks a lot for the wonderful review, when our guests have such a wonderful time, it makes us feel so happy and it keeps us motivated to keep doing better. Thanks a lot for choosing to take this tour with us.
Erick_S, Nov 2022
The best ever. It was initially a Grindelwald and Interlaken activity but Sofia was honest enough to say that some shops, ride might be closed because it was a Monday. Glad i had it upgraded to Jungfraujoch Top of Europe tour and it is simply the best and the highlight of my trip. Beyond words actually the experience on the highest point in Europe. Sofia is simply one of the best hosts I have ever experienced in all of the tours I did in the past.
Refuse entry to bus because viator lost my reservation
Nicola_C, Nov 2022
So after traveling across Zurich at 6 am, we get to the bus depot and the lady, I believe her name was sonia, says she can’t find out tickets even though we had printed and on my phone, and refused to let us on the bus so we never we allowed to take the tour. We we’re also booked for the day before and they canceled on me and said I needed to rebook. So I stayed in Zurich an additional day and had to spend an additional 250 francs for a hotel because of “your” cancellation, then I’m told at the station i have no reservation. Completely unprofessional. I’m requesting a full refund of my money and in good grace I should be reimbursed for the extra day in the hotel. This was my birthday vacation with my daughter and it was completely ruined. Thanks so much! Please try to make up for your screw up and refund my money without contest. It would be the correct thing to do at this point. Nicola Cervera
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Nicola, thanks for your feedback, due to a technical error at Viator the booking was cancelled, we raised the concerns with the Viator supplier team to take the action. We apologise for your inconvenience.
Go for the Jungfraujoch upgrade
Justin_S, Nov 2022
The day I went, in early November, most attractions in Grindelwald were closed, and Interlaken, while nice, was mostly stuff aimed at tourists. So, I took the optional upgrade option and went to Jungfraujoch. It was absolutely incredible. Very cold, high altitude, but amazing sights and experiences (ever been inside a glacier?), ones I will remember for life. Never thought having swiss fondue at 11,300 ft would be something I could do, and I did it! Our tour guide was Jorge, who was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. Bizarrely, the mountain gift shops have some of the best deals in Switzerland. 100% recommended.
A day tip trip that could be better
Daniel_K, Oct 2022
The trip was OK. it took us from Zurich to Interlaken & Grindelwald. But our guide while riding the bus was not that active as you might like. and to our surprise in Grindelwald they gave us train tickets to ride back to Interlaken. why the bus did nor wait? or could not wait? who knows
I left my heart in Switzerland!
Angelica_H, Oct 2022
Truly an amazing experience! We have upgraded to Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland Day Trip and I am so glad we did! We had the best tour guide- Las who is very knowledgeable and his beautiful and pleasant voice also made me pay attention more to the details of each spots and places we went to. Dan was also very helpful and accommodating. To say that Switzerland is magical would be an understatement. Thank you Best of Switzerland Tours and thank you Viator for showing us around! I have been to many places but this is by far the best. I would love to do the day tour all over again in the future! Ah, I left my heart in Switzerland!❤️
Breathtaking Mountain Scenery
Sondra_H, Oct 2022
Picturesque and relaxing day enjoying breathtaking mountain scenery. The way the day is laid out -- being bused to Interlaken, given free time, bused to Grindenwald, again free time, clear instructions on taking the train back to Interlaken, and flexibility on how we used our free time -- works really well. Tour guide provided Swiss background and history and commentary on landmarks as we traveled by bus.
Grindelwald was so...
Jane_A, Oct 2022
Grindelwald was so amazing , such a good experience for us . I only gave 4 stars and not 5 because I don't get it why they have to combined to different tour in 1 bus , we waited 30 minutes waiting for 3 people from another group . We have to walk at least 17 minutes from train station to bus stop location .
Not the best use of an entire day.
Frank_M, Oct 2022
The tour takes about 12 hours, but the time isn't used very well. Spending several hours in Grindlewald is overkill unless you want to take one of the long gondola trips. A shorter day like 9 hours would work better, I think.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear frank thanks for the feedback, the tour is designed to cater to needs of a large audience, we understand you would have wanted the tour differently but group tour has its limitations unfortunately.
Extraordinary experience
Nirmitha_K, Oct 2022
Amazing experience at Grindelwald. Highly talented, informative, courteous and helping guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and will definitely refer this tour to our friends and families
Great experience in...
Lisa_P, Oct 2022
Great experience in Grindelwald which is a town surrounded by mountains. I highly recommend. but needed more time at Interlaken for river cruise or paragliding.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Lisa thanks for your feedback, we can understand that you would have wanted more time in Interlaken but with a group tour it is always a limitation, we are glad you had a good time.
The tours was great, I...
Dany_G, Oct 2022
The tours was great, I recommend it. tour guys are lovely, the beauty of Switzerland is amazing, The tour guy explains Swiss history and shows you the best tips to have the best day.
Amazing trip
Katie_H, Oct 2022
Amazing way to travel a solo trip and experience the scenery, the beauty this country has to offer. I was able to relax and take in the beauty