Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore some of Switzerland's most magnificent Alpine regions on a day trip from Lucerne to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way you'll visit the lovely town of Interlaken and have the option of taking a cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First.

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Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

A guided coach tour takes you on a scenic drive from Lucerne to Interlaken, at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland.

Stop At: Interlaken, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

Enjoy some free time for shopping, strolling around or drinking a coffee. After your time at leisure in Interlaken, you'll journey to the well-known holiday resort of Grindelwald, nicknamed the "Glacier Village". You will have time to explore the resort on your own.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grindelwald, Grindelwald, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

Maybe you wish to take an optional cable car ride to the sunny terrace of Mt. First at 7,113 feet (2,168 meters). It is highly recommended for a breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps.
In the late afternoon you'll meet your coach and guide to make the return journey to Lucerne.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

Your tour will come to an end in the city center of Lucerne in the evening.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board

  • Food & Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Requirements and measures can continuously be adjusted.
Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Harold H

12 Dec, 2017

The pickup was very punctual and our guide Barbara was clear and concise i her instructions and offered the Jungfrau upgrade to us on the bus which we declined as we had bee to Jungfrau before. The weather was bitterly cold that day bu we were just able to walk the 2 hours at Interlaken and met up with the drive Emile punctually. We found out that the group going to Jungfrau could not make the journey as the winds were way too high and the entire group proceeded to Grindelwald where due to the low season, many of the shops were still shut. The minus degree cold and snow meant we hid out in the warm restaurants waiting for the pick up. I am of the opinion that it was just bad weather and Barbara and Emile did their best despite the weather challenges placed before them. I would recommend this trip if weather was more forgiving and less harsh but do bear in mind that this is more a transfer to attractions with little guided component which was what i wanted and expected and not to be expected to be run as a full guided tour.


13 May, 2022

Awful. Guide was horrible. Contact number they gave us didn’t work. Contacted guide office and they didn’t care. The bus left us in Interlaken and we were at the bus stop 5 minutes early. Cost me an extra 115 francs to get Grindewald to catch up with tour. Better to take train from Zurich to Interlaken and grindewald. Do it on your own.


18 Sep, 2019

Our tour bus came from Zurich, so we got a later start (9:30). It was combined with the Jungfrau tour so some of us stayed in Interlaken and Grindelwald, and some went to the mountain-top. Our tour guide was with them, so he didn't really add any value. We had one short hour in Interlaken and four hours in Grindelwald - it's beautiful, a must-see. The train runs to both cities from Lucerne, so if you are comfortable with that, I recommend doing your own self-guided tour and being able to adjust your times in each place and leave when you want.

Irving A

01 Feb, 2018

The tour guide was rude, pushy, and treated everyone very rude. Me and my wife enjoyed it because we selected a different tour than most of the group and were alone most of the day to wandering Grindelwald and Interlaken, i couldnt imagine spend the entire day with the guide!! Great places, bad guide.

Andrew W

05 Nov, 2017

By far the worst trip of our European adventure. We've used La Vacanza Travel before and we've enjoyed their selection in tour companies however this was a big mistake. We were picked up next to McDonald's in Lucerne only to realise that the bus was completely full of passengers picked up from Zurich. Passengers who were in groups choosing to sit in individual seats rather than together. We were informed by the 'tour guide' we needed to make some decisions around our trip. We were taken aback by how dismissive the tour guide was around us having to figure out our own itinerary. Fundamentally, we were dropped off in Interlaken for 1.5 hours - no local tour or itinerary. We strolled around a town - which to be fair in lovely, but was underwhelming for the experience. As we had previously organised with the bus driver we then were picked up by the driver and dropped off at Grindelwald for 4.5 hours. Again, extremely underwhelming. The town was dead and we were there on a Saturday. We literally had to sit in a coffee shot for over 2 hours. No tour guide in Grindelwald. My advise, do not book this tour. The reviews you read here are not for the interlaken and grindelwald tour, you're reading reviews about going up to the mountain which is an extra 135 swiss franc. What we got? An over priced and somewhat glorified bus trip with a tour guide telling passengers when to take pictures. Bus driver was lovely though the tour guide was polarising and you could see this on the faces of the passengers. Was it worth it? No. Save some money and the headache of trying to understand the tour guide and book a train to Interlaken and Grindelwald. Little did we know that there's also another train that will take you to the top of the mountain from Grindelwald and cable cars post November.

User's Picture Gallery



Road from Lucerne to Interlaken













This Village is so beautiful, If I have time I'll be back again, may be at the winter


hi.. I am at Grindelwald, is so beautiful

My wife enjoying the landscape..the hill, the mountain, the house, the snow..etc


Coach tour to interlaken from Lucerne

on the way to interlaken



Jungfrau from Grindelwald






Interlaken city center


View from the top of First

I highly recommend First if you do end up in Grindelwald for a decent amount of time


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