Our most recommended things to do in Switzerland
1. Rhine Falls Boat Tour to the Rock
Experience the power of the Rhine Falls on a tour in a traditionally-crafted boat. Sail to the heart of the Rhine Falls, the mighty middle rock which is surrounded by powerful cascades of water. Spend 20 minutes at the rock, where you will have the opportunity to climb more than 100 steps to the 30-meter-high viewing platform. Once at the top, be rewarded with a unique 360-degree view of the Rhine Falls. On the way back to the harbor, enjoy another fantastic photo opportunity of the falls.
It was uncoordinated in the sense that I had no idea where to get on the boat and which one to go on. The top of the rock was very crowded as a lot of people came up at once. But it was a good experience overall
2. Tandem Paragliding in Interlaken
Feel what it's like to be free as a bird as you float weightlessly through the air - the age-old dream of being able to fly has come true. Without any prior experience, you can accompany a seasoned pilot and discover the Jungfrau Region from a bird’s-eye view. A few simple steps are all it takes to enter a totally new world. Experience the breathtaking sensation of leaving the ground below you and flying freely into the air. The pilots have many years of experience and have taken thousands of flights. They'll teach you how to fly. You will start at Beatenberg in Amisbühl, at a height of 1,350 meters, and fly to Höhematte in Interlaken, a height of 550 meters. Your flight will last around 10-30 minutes, depending on wind conditions.
Had so much fun, Flo was super professional, attentive and A+ at taking selfies. Which is almost as important as the actively itself.
3. Chaplin's World Entrance Ticket
The Manoir: Charlie Chaplin behind closed doors The 500 m² staging of the Manoir is dedicated entirely to Charlie Chaplin the man, and to his daily life – some rooms have been recreated with furniture and personal items. Learn about Charlie's family life and gain insight into the reasons that led him to Switzerland, how he was welcomed, and how he spent the final 25 years of his life. In the dining room, learn about the family’s culinary traditions and the parties and many celebrity guests invited into the home. The Studio: Welcome to Hollywood! The Studio is a 1350 m² structure built on the estate to present the cinematographic world of the artist, actor and filmmaker. The tour starts with a montage of images tracing Chaplin’s life and work. It continues on against a backdrop of 20th century history, moving on to a street right out of an Easy Street ...
Very nice "lively" museum, where you could really admire and appreciate the "capolavoro" of the lifetime artist and extraordinary man. It was like a journey in our childhood and his private live. great job. Highly recommended to go with the family, take great picture and get inspired by such artist and man.
4. Golden Round Trip from Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Self-Guided Tour
Your 4.5-hour tour begins at the train station in Lucerne, where you’ll board a bus for a 15-minute ride to Kriens. In Kriens you’ll pick up your ticket for the rest of the tour. Head to the 4-seat Panorama Gondola to ascend to the mid-way station at Krienseregg. In another 15 minutes you’ll reach Fräkmüntegg. Finish the journey to the summit of Mount Pilatus on a thrilling 5-minute aerial cable car ride, known as the Dragon Ride. At more than 2,000 meters above sea level, you’ll have spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne region and the Alps. You’ll also have some free time for a bite to eat or a walk around the area. Then you’ll board the world's steepest cogwheel railway for the ride down to Alpnachstad, passing lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces. In about a half hour you’ll arrive at the valley station, where a ship w...
Excelent trip. Awesome experience. Just what you want, a self guided tour at your own pace. Go early and do the mountain coaster before talking the gondola to the mointain peak, its a must. Great views!!!!!
5. From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc
Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics! In Chamonix you’ll experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This full-day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix you’ll marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier i...
Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.
6. From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken
Explore the idyllic Bernese Oberland and magnificent Jungfrau mountain region on a full-day tour from Zurich. The day includes free time to explore the famous mountain resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken, located between 2 lakes. Start with a scenic coach journey through splendid countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After an orientation stop, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Numerous lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Take the funicular to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, or explore the town on the unique and fun “trottibikes” (not included). In the early afternoon, return by train to Interlaken, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the region’s shopping paradise. Choices on offer include regional produce, precious je...
I enjoyed it a lot. Too many beautiful experiences in this tour. - first and the Cliff walk - had fun riding a train back to Interlaken - good quality free time - guides are very helpful and friendly - instructions were very clear
7. Geneva: 1-Hour Lake Geneva Cruise
Explore Geneva and its stunning lake from a new perspective — directly on the water. Begin your tour from the Pierres du Niton, cruising towards the Pointe à la Bise. Peer at Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau, the iconic fountain the city is famous for, Mont-Blanc mountain and the surrounding Swiss Alps, as well as famous buildings, such as the UN. Pass by elegantly manicured gardens that line the shores of the lake, as well as the stunning surrounding flora and fauna, before heading back to the dock from which you departed. An app with information about the cruise is available to download on the spot in a free wifi area; all the information about this will be given at the cashier's desk.
The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.
8. From Montreux: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise
Depart from the pier in Montreux on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards Chillon Castle, the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Continue sailing past the charming towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. Sail by the town of Vevey, and admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French and Swiss Alps, before returning to Montreux.
9. Jungfraujoch: Roundtrip to the Top of Europe by Train
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe is the best place in Europe to discover a world of snow and ice. The cogwheel railway travels to Europe’s highest railway station every day of the year. The view and adventure platform at 3454 meters above sea level unites in a place that fascinates people of the Alps: a majestic backdrop of ice, snow and rock with breathtaking far-sightedness. You can exchange the voucher for a ticket at Interlaken Ost, Jungfraujoch or Lauterbrunnen train stations or travel the other way around. The train departs every 30 minutes and the departure time is freely selectable. Once at the top, simply follow the signs to the tour and you will not miss any highlights. To do the tour it takes you aproximately 1 to 2 hours. There are also restaurants on the Top of Europe and even a Snow Fun Park in summer, so calculate 6 to 8 hours for the whole trip.
This was a great buy and worth every penny. Lots of people around will help you and guide you all the way to the top. It is a lengthy journey, but nothing can beat those views or that experience.
10. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket
Travel on the Bernina Express, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of Valtellina. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's large windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.
Amazing views. This is an all day experience, so make sure to bring snacks. The Alps looked amazing and the train ride was comfy. You also get to stop anywhere you choose. I certainly recommend it!
Apart from motor and rail transport, a sojourn through Switzerland can be made by biking, hiking and backpacking. Spectacular sky lifts unveil the Alps in all their clear, sky-blue splendor.
Professional tours are carefully developed to show visitors Switzerland's most famous destinations. Alternate tour plans lead to lesser known but no less memorable attractions. Meanwhile, guides can point a guest to promising starting points for personal explorations, based on the visitor's special interests. Half-day, full-day and longer tours and excursion packages are available.
For visitors who wish to experience Switzerland hands-on, recreational outings include skiing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, canyoning, rappelling, aerial sightseeing and skydiving by helicopter, and paragliding.
Special tour attractions vary from "The Chocolate Side of Zurich" to Europe's greatest waterfall on the River Rhine to an excursion into the Grimsel Canyon.
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