Grindelwald First - Top of Adventure from Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland
Mt First Top Adventure from Zurich

From $185.95

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Switzerland is famed for the spectacular beauty of its mountain landscapes, so ensure you don’t miss top Alpine sights during your time in Zurich. Ideal for those with an appetite for adventure, this full-day tour gives you the opportunity to explore Bernese Oberland on a scooter, mountain cart, zipline, and cable car. See, too, the beautiful scenery of Interlaken and Grindelwald, and experience the exhilaration of the First Cliff Walk by Tissot
  • Full-day adventure tour of Bernese Oberland from Zurich
  • Ideal for adrenaline junkies and travelers with an adventurous spirit
  • Enjoy panormic views from the First Cliff Walk by Tissot
  • Glide down the First Flyer, an enormous zipline overlooking the Alps
  • Travel off-road in a mountain cart and on a scooter
  • Explore the picturesque villages of Grindelwald and Interlaken

What's Included

  • Transportation in a comfortable coach with AC
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Ascent and descent by aerial cable car to Mt First
  • Public train ride from Grindelwald to Interlaken
  • First Cliff Walk by Tissot
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Coach Terminal, close to Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour begins in central Zurich, where you greet your guide and board a climate-controlled coach destined for the scenic landscapes of Bernese Oberland.

After the journey through picturesque landscapes, and after stopping in the charming town of Interlaken for a picture, arrive in Grindelwald and bid your guide farewell for the day.

In Grindelwald, a mountain village overshadowed by the mighty Mt. First, board a cable car destined for First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

After you absorb panoramic vistas of the Alps, purchase a bite to eat at a restaurant overlooking the bridge and then prepare for your adrenaline levels to soar during a ride on the First Flyer, a 2,624-foot (800-meter) zipline that reaches high velocity.

Let your heart rate return to normal and then board a mountain cart to enjoy an off-road adventure to Bort, where you complete your adventure on a scooter.

Slalom down an Alpine path to Grindelwald, passing flowery meadows and Swiss chalets, and then spend free time exploring Grindelwald independently.

Take the train back to Interlaken and reconvene with your guide before relaxing on the journey back to the original departure point in Zurich, where the tour concludes.

Zurich (Pass By)

Interlaken (Pass By)


3 hours Admission Ticket Included


3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Zurich (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich/Lucerne to Grindelwald and from Interlaken to Lucerne/Zurich. For the individual ascent and descent at Mt First and the train ride to Interlaken, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
  • All optional adventure activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. Long waiting times may occur and slots cannot be pre-booked. Tickets from CHF 21.- per activity.
  • Operational dates: First Flyer and First Glider: 17.12.22 – 29.10.23 / Mountain cart and Trottibike scooter: 01.05.23 – 29.10.23
  • 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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Featured review
Anna and Cecila were great guides! The whole day was incredible. The views from First were breathtaking, such an experience


34 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Robert_P, Sep 2023
Awesome! Beautiful! Lots to do on top of mountain! Need a full day to experience it all. The gondola ride alone makes it worth it.
Best part of our trip to Switzerland
Stefanie_S, Sep 2023
Anna and Cecila were great guides! The whole day was incredible. The views from First were breathtaking, such an experience
LESLIE_B, Sep 2023
The entire trip was well organized & Maryann & Sonya were great! Felipe is an awesome driver. Such an incredible experience!
Best day ever!
elmira_f, Aug 2023
We had a great time in Grindelwald and Mount First. Gorge and Dulce were very nice and accomodating.
Great experience…… Really got a little taste of the Alps.
Charles_L, Jun 2023
Love the town of Grindelwald…..I wish we could be at this town for 8 hours. It would provide more time for hiking and to see the town.
Do not do this tour!
Chris_L, May 2023
Do not take this tour. We took the the 12 hour tour from Zurich on a Monday. The bus leaves at 8am and you do not arrive to Grindelwald until around 12:30. We had to stop in Lucerne first to pick up other people on the tour (with no restroom break). Second stop was in Interlaken for about 40 minutes to drop off some tourists on the bus who had different final destinations (not enough time to explore and enjoy the area, which is beautiful). The bus does not have any restrooms (while the tour operator told me a week before on the website chat that there were) and it took about 2.5 hours to arrive at Interlaken for the first bathroom break. Going home is the same with no bathroom break until you reach back to Zurich. When we finally arrived to Grindenwald we were told that we had to leave by 4:15 (took a train back to Interlaken and then 5:40 bus home). This means in a 12 hour tour you are only at the final destination for 3.5 hours. The tour guides (Lars and Mario?) were also not very informative. We were not sure how to buy tickets for the activities (cart, scooter, zipline, etc) and they did not explain where each one was (the Viator and Grindelwald websites are not helpful either). They also couldn’t answer our question asking that if you take a cart or scooter down hill if the lift passes will let us go up the mountain again (meaning are the lift tickets one trip only or multiple). They also blew off other guests questions, for example one person asked for a restaurant recommendation and they just relied “they are all good” and walked away from them. We took the cable car to the top and found out that the zipline was sold out, glider had a 90 minute wait and cart had a 60 minute wait. In the 3.5 hour time frame that we are given it was impossible to do more than one of these activities if you wanted to do the cliff walk and take pictures at the peak level. The website and guides didn’t inform us about the time restraints beforehand and we were upset we couldn’t do all of them (or at least two). This was a Monday during the off-season so I think any day of the week would be this bad. Please note that aside for the cliff walk of the activities cost extra (which is mentioned on the website). After doing the cliff walk and taking pictures at the peak we attempted the 60 minute wait for the cart. After an hour we gave up (since there was a least another 30 minute wait) and left the line as we were concerned about our time constraint. We went to the scooter instead which has about a 30 minute wait. We met another group from our tour on the scooter line who told us they had the same issue with all the other rides and defaulted to the scooter (I imagine the entire tour group had the same issue). We enjoyed the scooter ride (which cost 21 Francs per person) but that did not make up for missing out on all the other activities. If you go to Grindelwald First I would recommend not doing this tour and perhaps renting a car as you would need 8 or so hours to do all of the activities based on wait times and not being rushed. Overall our tour was 12 hours and we only enjoyed about 45-60 minutes of it. Once again, do not take this tour. I went on 7-8 Viator bookings during my 2 week Europe trip and enjoyed all of them except for this one.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Chris_L, Thank you very much for joining our Grindelwald First - Top of Adventure tour and sharing your experience with us. We highly appreciate your feedback as it helps us to constantly improve our services and to ensure our tours meet the high-quality standards we strive for. Our tour allows our guests approx. 6 hours at leisure to explore the towns of Grindelwald & Interlaken at their own pace. The first stop is in Interlaken, as it is conveniently located along the journey. This break of nearly 45 minutes gives our guests from the 2 ½-hour journey from Zurich already behind them a chance to stretch their legs, enjoy a late breakfast, do some souvenir shopping, or go sightseeing before proceeding to Grindelwald. Unfortunately, the bathroom in the bus cannot be used due to safety reasons, as it is not allowed to be used while it is in motion. Nevertheless, there is a restroom at our meeting point in Zurich that guests can go to before starting the journey. Our tour program doesn’t include the activities available at Mount First because, unfortunately, there is no possibility to book time slots and our guests would be disappointed if they miss any activity due to the long waiting queues. This is well described in the tour description in Viator, that only the cable cars, Cliff Walk, and train ticket are included in our rate. Any other optional activity must be booked individually. We are very sorry to hear that you were also disappointed with the services provided by your guides. It is indeed their responsibility to provide all the necessary information or be able to answer any occurring questions related to the destination. We will certainly forward them your feedback to help them enhance their services and avoid similar incidents in the future. Despite the inconvenience, we are very glad to read that you found Interlaken beautiful and hope that you give us a second chance on your next visit to Switzerland. Best regards, Ambika from Best of Switzerland Tours
Ahmed_M, Jul 2022
Actually we are waiting for a refund from you based on out experience we did not get any service from what we paid nor did you take an action regarding that
Danielle_V, Sep 2021
This tour was a little disappointing. Our tour bus was combined with 2 other tours, which means we had a lot of stops to pick/drop off others. I feel like this wasted a lot of valuable time. The “tour guide” spoke a bit on the drive but didn’t provide much insight like you’d expect on a tour. My group was the last to be dropped off, but by that time, the tour guide had already left so we were on our own. The bus driver dropped us off near Mt First but gave us no direction on where to walk. We all got lost trying to find the entrance. Once on the mountain, we had an amazing time doing the activities. I’d recommend skipping this “tour” and just taking the train to Interlaken then to Grindelwald train station. Then buy your own tickets to Mt First. Although the drive up was beautiful, I felt like so much time was wasted just getting there and then trying to race back down to catch the bus back.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Danielle, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback for our Grindelwald First – Top Adventure tour. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the activities on top of Mt First and we hope that your memories will last you a lifetime. We are sorry that the tour and especially its logistics did not meet your expectations. The merging of groups allows us to offer tours not only to well-known destinations such as Jungfraujoch but also to smaller but no less interesting places with lower guest numbers - like the destination of your choice! According to the tour description, the tour is partly guided and accompanied from Zurich to Grindelwald and from Interlaken back to Zurich. For the individual ascent and descent at Mt First, the activities on the mountain and the train ride to Interlaken, tickets and a written itinerary are already provided at check-in. We followed up your feedback with your tour guide and he confirmed that he has repeatedly referred to the booklet, which also includes an orientation map and asked if there were any questions. Nevertheless, we are sorry to hear that you have lost valuable time in finding your way around. Like literally any destination in Switzerland, Mt First can of course be visited individually by public transport. However, since it involves many train changes and is ultimately more expensive (from CHF 256.- instead of CHF 199.- from Zurich incl. adventure activities, excl. tour guide), many guests appreciate our tour as a convenient and hassle-free way to get there. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Switzerland and look forward to welcoming you back on tour during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
Emese_S, May 2021
-really smooth booking process - excellent communication with the tour organizer (Amanda is such a sweetheart) - meeting point was easily accessible, our tour guide Konrad was really professional, well prepared, kind and funny - all Covid rules were well respected throughout the trip (mask, sanitation etc) I’m looking forward to book again, wonderful experience.
Response from Host, May 2021
Dear Em, Thank you very much for choosing Best of Switzerland Tours for a special birthday gift to your boyfriend! We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the customer service from both our office and our tour guide Konrad and will make sure to forward your kind words. While we all hope that the Covid-19 rules can be eased soon, we truly appreciate that all passengers respect them and help to make our tours a safe space for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back on tour and hope that the weather will be in your favour next time! With best wishes, Best of Switzerland Tours
happyMelbourne, Oct 2019
This was a lot of fun, amazing views, zip lining, cliff walk everything I wanted to do, was easy with the tour, all tickets prepaid so skipped the long queue at the bottom of the mountain
Cable Cars, Zip Lines, Big Wheels and Bikes
Amy S, Sep 2018
This is the most amazing adventure through the Swiss Alps! Beautiful scenic drives and all sorts of picturesque places to see!
You are on your own and it isn't so...
Gayle Y, Nov 2017
You are on your own and it isn't so easy to find your way. It's a really good excursion But the day we went the weather was bad-raining and ZERO visability. We got lost finding our way up to the top and when we finally got there, we were informed that the zip line was closed!! BUT they had just opened the Eagle flight, we were thrilled to do it even though it was Zero visability it was fun and adventurous!! We took the the mountain carts down to the next level-also fun But were advised not to take the scooters in the rain for the third part down. Fantastic day-Instructions not clear enough- But definitely a great day for adventurous people!!!
The tour itself was so amazing! One...
Jessica P, Aug 2017
The tour itself was so amazing! One of the most fun days I have ever experienced, and the views on top of Mount First, and the whole way down, are truly incredible. I went on a Saturday, so be prepared to be waiting in line for each activity. We weren't expecting this, and it was a bit of a rush to catch the bus at the end as a result. The only negative I have was that the tour company was a bit disorganized. They put the wrong meeting address on our voucher, and we were almost late for the bus from Zurich, and they forgot to give us the correct voucher to redeem for all of the activities, and as a result, we had to wait in a long line, and almost had to pay again. Other than these two instances of frustration, the actual activities are great, adventurous, and so much fun. Would 100 recommend!
My experience with First Trip Top...
Kris Lorena A, Aug 2017
My experience with First Trip Top Adventure was great! Leaving the place on time and the guide named Michelle shared information on Switzerland which are very interesting. She is very accommodating as well. The only thing that saddened us is the fact that we were not able to try all the adventure rides because of the long queue in the First Flyer which took us around two hours. But it is really worth the wait! We only wish though that we had longer hours.
This is a new tour and I can't put...
Robb S, Jun 2017
This is a new tour and I can't put into words how great of an experience this was! From the organization, to the transportation, to the activities, and most important to the views, everything was top notch. A day I will certainly never forget! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This is good for all ages and certainly need to be some sort of dare devil in you!

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