Scenic Switzerland

Tour highlights

  • Giessbach Falls
  • Schynige Platte Alpine Gardens
  • Gruyères – Guided tour of town and château
  • Guided tour of Gruyère cheese factory
  • Train ride on the Brienz-Rothorn mountain steam-railway
  • Excursion to Bern – Guided tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1 – 6: Giessbach Falls and Gruyères

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Day 1 – Arrival at Camping Aaregg (S02)

Settle in at the campsite then meet your fellow tourers and tour hosts for a welcome drink and meal at the site restaurant.

Day 2 – Visite Giessbach Falls

Take the boat across the lake and visit this stunning waterfall which flows over 14 different levels and over a distance of more than 500 metres down to Lake Brienz. We recommend treating yourself to a tea at the Grand Hotel and take in the unforgettable sight of the thundering falls from the hotel terrace.

Day 3 – Free day to explore more of the area at your leisure

There really is so much to do. If you like, you could visit the Ballenburg open-air museum for a truly authentic taste of rural Switzerland. Learn about its culture and history and enjoy some of the many handcraft demonstrations they do throughout the day.

Day 4 – Guided tour of the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden

Discover some local flora and fauna at this high-altitude garden where you can admire over 650 species of native plants as well as take in some breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountain peaks. Then, spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful region at your own pace.

Day 5 - Day at leisure

Today is free to do as you choose. One option available to you is to make the most of your Regional Pass and take the train to the lakeside city of Lucerne for the day.

Day 6 – Day trip to Gruyères

Enjoy this coach excursion to Gruyères, where you will embark on a guided tour of the town and its 13th Century castle which has been home to a long succession of Counts of Gruyères!  In the afternoon, you will have a guided visit of the Maison du Gruyère factory where this famous cheese is produced.  You will then get the chance to taste some of this wonderful cheese with an aperitif to finish off the day.

Day 7 – 12: Brienz Rothorn Bahnhof and Bern

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Day 7 – Day at leisure

Using your Regional Pass, you might like to take the train to Lauterbrunnen and visit the Trümmelbach Falls –another awe-inspiring spectacle of nature.  Or maybe visit the fascinating St Beatus caves - explore this 1km network of caves with its lakes and waterfalls, stalagmites and stalactites.

Day 8 Train ride on the Brienz Rothorn Bahnhof

Take an exciting journey on this 125 year old steam train up through woodlands and mountainous terrain to stunning views at the top. At the top of the railway, enjoy lunch at the restaurant while you admire the panoramic view of over 100 mountain peaks from the terrace.

Day 9 – Day at leisure

What you do today is up to you. You could explore the local town of Interlaken and take a Swiss chocolate-making workshop in the town. Or perhaps just relax at the campsite and enjoy its idyllic location.

Day 10 – Train excursion to Bern

With your Regional Pass take the train to Bern, the de facto capital of Switzerland.  Take a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and then in the afternoon, explore this medieval city’s many shopping promenades, its fountains, parks and cathedral at your own pace.

(Walking tour 2hrs)

Day 11 – Day at leisure

Why not relax on your final day with a leisurely boat trip on Lake Thun? Go sightseeing around the small but beautifully picturesque city of Thun and visit Oberhofen Castle.

Day 12 – Depart from campsite before midday

Please note this itinerary may be subject to change and minimum numbers may apply.

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