Day Trips

Exploring Switzerland has never been so easy.

Interlaken and Sunny Days are centrally located within Switzerland. The Swiss Pass is your all-in-one ticket to travel by rail, bus, tram, boat and cable cars throughout the whole of Switzerland. It even includes the entrance fee to many museums.

Our staff will be happy to assist you in setting up those special moments that you will always remember. Whether it be a day hike, a special restaurant request, or perhaps a little something more adventurous. 

Let us help you plan or book your day trips.

Jungfrau - Top of Europe

This is the high point of any Swiss holiday. 

The experience of reaching Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet is worth the trip, but there is also the panoramic view down Europe's longest glacier. 

Don't miss visiting the Sphinx Observatory which has an observation hall where you have a 360 degree view.

The Ice Palace has sculptures of wildlife and other exhibits.

Time: All Day
Travel: Only by rail (2.5 hour each direction)
Weather: Open every day, but best in good weather
Cost: Depending upon package

Gimmelwald - Mürren - Schilthorn

Lauterbrunnen Valley Hike

Trümmelbach Falls

The Trümmelbach Falls are a series of ten glacier waterfalls that are accessible by elevator, tunnels, paths and platforms. They are part of the 72 waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Time: 1 to 2 hours
Travel: By rail or car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: sFr. 11 (save sFr. 1 with Interlaken Guest Card)

Harder Kulm

Schynige Platte Flower Trail Hike

Lake Cruise to Brienz Woodcarving Mueseum

Aareschlucht Gorge Hike

The Aare Gorge, 1400 meters long and 200 meters deep, is quite a miracle of nature. Along a foot path and through tunnels, walkers can easily and safely walk next to the gorge in about 45 minutes. 

Time: 1 to 2 hours
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: Sfr. 7.50
TIP: Combine with Reichenbach Falls for only Sfr. 13

Ballenberg Open Air Museum

This very large open air museum displays 100 traditional buildings and architecture from all over Switzerland. Watch potters, cheese makers, wood carvers, farmers, etc. at work. All of Switzerland's native farm animals are around the grounds.  Enjoy many special events.

Time: All day
Travel: By Rail and Bus or Car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: Free with Swiss Pass or Sfr. 22


Meiringen - Sherlock Holmes Museum - Reichenbach Falls

The Sherlock Holmes Museum opened in the old English Church in the center of the village of Meiringen one hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes. The parlor of the Victorian home located at 221b Baker Street in London, where Holmes lived with his assistant Dr. Watson, is authentically recreated.

A short distance way from the museum are the falls. This was where Sherlock Holmes staged his own death on the observation platform above the highest of the seven tiers of the waterfall.

The village of Meiringen is also known for its claim to be the place where meringues were first made. Enjoy a meringue with ice cream, fruit and cream at one of the local tea rooms.

Time: 2 to 3 hours
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: Sfr. 4 for Museum, Sfr. 11.50 for Reichenbach Falls
TIP: Combine with Aareschlucht for Sfr. 13

Brienzer Rothorn

The Brienzer Rothorn is an 800 mm gauge (2 ft. 71/2 in.) gauge rack railway which climbs from Brienz (1857 feet) at the eastern edge of Lake Brienz to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain (7362 feet). Although other Swiss mountain railways offer special "steam" trips, this is the only line which offers a full steam service.

Time: 4 to 5 hours
Travel: By Rail or Car to Brienz. Steam train to Rothorn
Weather: Sunny day is preferable for views
Cost: Many packages available, but half-price for Swiss Pass


Lake Cruise to Thun Castles and City Tour

Beatushöhlen

St. Beatus supposedly slayed a dragon in the caves before choosing to live there himself. His grave can be found between the monastery and the cave entrance. 
Today, the caves are celebrated for their stalactites and stalagmites.

Time: 1 to 2 hours
Travel: By Bus, Car or Hike
Weather: Sunny day preferable
Cost: Sfr. 18 (Sfr. 16 with Interlaken Guest Card)


Männlichen Hike

Grindelwald First Hike

Bern City Tour

The Swiss capital always enchants its visitors with its charm, attractions and many events.  Walk all the arcade streets and explore the many fountains and museums. A visit to Bern should include visits to The Clock Tower(Zytglogge), the Bear Park, The House of Parliament, The Cathedral of Bern, the Rose Garden, Einstein's House and The Prison Tower. 

Time: 4 hours to all day
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: Free except for Einstein's House and House of Parliament


Luzern City Tour

There are many sights to see in Luzern.

The Kapellbrucke, Chapel Bridge: paintings under the roof depict scenes of Swiss and local history.

  • The Water Tower: at 111.5 feet, it was built as part of the city wall
  • Spreuerbrucke, Chaffe Bridge: 67 paintings under the roof depict the "Dance of Death"
  • Jesuitenkirche, Jesuit Church and the Hofkirche, Court Church
  • Löwendenkmal, Lion Monument. "The dying Lion of Lucerne" is carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792.

Historical fresco painted buildings border the old city.

Time: 4 hours to all day
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Preferable without rain (could be cloudy or light rain)
Cost: Free


Zermatt - Matterhorn

Zermatt lies below Switzerland's most iconic mountain, the Matterhorn.  Transport within the village is by horse drawn carriage or electric taxi only - cars not permitted. 

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is supposed to be Europe's highest altitude aerial cableway that takes you directly up to 3,883 meters above sea level. The panorama view of 38 peaks over 4,000 meters high is breathtaking!

Time: All day
Travel: By Rail or Car (to Täsch and Rail to Zermatt)
Weather: Sunny day is preferable
Cost: Free except for Cable Cars and Glacier Experience

Zürich City Tour

Pick up a city map and go exploring. Those is so much to see and do.

Explore some of Zürich's famous streets:

  • Augustinergasse: a beautiful old narrow street with many colorfully painted oriel windows
  • Bahnhofstrasse: the world famous shopping district is 1.4 km in length and it connects the main train station to Lake Zürich. Stop along the way at Sprüngli and enjoy their delicious chocolates, the truffle of the day, the famous luxemburgerli (macaroons) or a pastry.

Some other places not to be missed are the:

  • Fraumünster with the famous Marc Chagall stained glass windows
  • Grossmünster, where Charlemagne discovered the graves of the city martyrs
  • Lindenhof where you get a glorious view of the Grossmünster
  • the Old Town
  • City Hall
  • Limmat River
  • University high on the hill.

Time: 4 hours to all day
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Sunny day is preferable
Cost: Free


Basel City Tour

Basel is located on both sides of the Rhine River in the three country corner of Switzerland, Germany and France.

You can follow any one of five signposted walking tours through one of the best preserved and beautiful Old Town districts. Check the blue destination boards throughout the city.

A must see is the red sandstone Münster and the Rathaus (Town Hall).
Enjoy any of the 30 museums. Do you need to try a sweet delicacy? Try a Läckerli, a hard spice biscuit.

Time: 4 hours to all day
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Sunny day is preferable
Cost: Free


Murten Medieval Town

Murten is a medieval walled town. Walk the ramparts along one side of the town and look over the rooftops and chimneys toward the Lac de Morat. Enjoy a lunch of perch from the lake or try a piece of their famous Nidelkuchen at a tea shop.

Time: 2 to 3 hours
Travel: By Rail or Car
Weather: Rain or Shine
Cost: Free


Solothurn City Tour

Is 11 your lucky number? If it is, then you must visit Solothurn. Solothurn was the 11th canton to join the Swiss Confederation; the medieval walls have 11 towers; there are 11 painted fountains and 11 churches and chapels. The Cathedral of St. Ursus  even has 11 bells, 11 clocks and 11 altars and the stairs in front of the cathedral have levels between every 11 steps. Even the local brewery has named itself Öufi which is Swiss German for 11. Other sights to see are the Jesuit Church, the Clock Tower and the Museum of the Old Arsenal which houses the most ancient collection of armor in Europe.

St. Gallen City Tour

Geneva - United Nation Tour

Montreux - Chateau de Chillon

Take the Golden Pass Train all the way to Montreux.

First take the Golden Pass Train from Interlaken to Zweisimmen across the Simmental region where the valley gets narrower and the forests darker along the river. Then take the Golden Pass Train from Zweisimmen to Montreux. You ride through alpine forests, bubbling mountains streams and picturesque mountain villages. You pass through a tunnel and finally end in Montreux home to the Montreux Jazz Festival held in July.

The Château de Chillon is 3 km away from Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Either walk the 45 minutes from the train station along the lake or you can get on a bus that drops you off right there. See what inspired such writers as Lord Byron and Victor Hugo.

Schaffhausen - Rhine Falls

Fribourg

This isn't a city on the main tourist trail but the old town section represents a fine example of medieval architecture. The city is situated on a peninsula of the Saane River. Those living on the west side are mostly French speaking while those living on the east of the river are German speaking.

Suggest you obtain a street map at the tourist office by the train station. Explore the Altstadt on foot. The town is well preserved with around 1.25 miles of its defensive wall and 14 watchtowers still pretty much intact. Visit the Cathedral of St. Nicolas or view the 40 sculptures along the Sculpture Trail through the city center. You must ride the Fribourg Funicular which is one of the city's curiosities. It was built in 1899 to link the upper and lower parts of town. It is the last of its kind in Europe to run solely on waste water. It operates daily with departures every 6 minutes.

Chocolate Factory Tour

A place where all your senses can be immersed in the wonderful world of chocolate. Learn about how chocolate is made using the best cocoa, milk from the region and other delicious ingredients. Finally, taste all the different varieties of chocolate.

For a unique experience, you can also sign up for a class on how to make truffles or other chocolate creations. Advance reservations must be made directly with the factory. To learn about this experience, please visit the Atelier du Chocolat.

Time: All day
Travel: by rail or car
Weather: rain or sun
Cost: sFr. 8 to 10

Gruyeres Cheese Making Tour

Learn the secrets of making Gruyere cheese. Experience the smell, touch, sight, and taste of this Gruyere cheese.

Time: All day
Travel: by rail or car  
Weather: rain or sun
Cost: Free with Swiss Pass or sFr. 7 per person

Kambly Cookie Factory

Bell Making Experience

This class requires a firm appointment and a minimum non-refundable deposit of sFr. 500.--.