Personalized City Walking Tour of Interlaken
- Private and personalized tour: Hear fascinating stories from past and present, set your own pace, ask all the questions you like, and choose the sights you want to see.
- Key sights: Your guide will make sure to take you by all the hot spots, including Interlaken's former monastery, castle, and castle church, Kursall Gardens, and the Hoheweg (the main street), where you'll find terrific souvenir shops.
- Natural beauty: While you wander the cobblestone streets of Interlaken,look around and enjoy the breathtaking lake and mountain views that surround this charming town on the Aare River.
About this Interlaken Tour
It's easy to see why Interlaken is one of Switzerland's most beloved resort towns: location, location, location. Setbetween two sparkling lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz), this Alpine jewel boasts three impressive "rocks," the mighty Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains. Here's your chance to explore Interlaken's hidden gems on a walk crafted to your whims.
A good place to start is with a stroll down the Hoheweg, Interlaken's main street. Be sure to ask your guide for recommendations on the best spots for Swiss chocolate, cheese, and local beer for later sorties. You might also take a turn around Interlaken Castle, formerly an Augustinian monastery, or Kursall Gardens, where you can check your watch's accuracy against its much-admired flower clock. Even flowers bow to Swiss precision!
Wherever you go, know that you're following in the footsteps of some very illustrious guests. The most famous 18th-century visitor was the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and in the 19th century, Lord Byron and Felix Mendelssohn each visited often. Commenting on the scenery around Interlaken, Mendelssohn once wrote that it was "the finest of all in this unbelievably beautiful country."
And it's true. While Interlaken features the charming gingerbread architecture of a traditional Swiss village, its breathtakingAlpine beautyis the real attraction. Even in the middle of town, you'll find Hohematte Park, a meadow lush with flowers. Stop here to soak up the views of the surrounding peaks. But, look out, it's also a favorite landing spot for paragliders.
Apple of my (bulls) eye?
Thanks to The Lone Ranger, we can all hum the galloping "DUM dada DUM da da DUM DUMDUM" finale to Rossini's William Tell Overture, called "The March of the Swiss Soldiers." But let's unmask the Swiss folk hero who inspired the music.No one really knows if Tell shot an apple off his son's head (or even existed!), but one thing's for sure: the legend has enduring appeal. Every summer at Interlaken's William Tell Open-Air Theater, 170+ amateur actors (plus horses, cows, and goats) retell the Tell tall tale. It's a tradition that's being going strong since 1912. Now that's a hit!
Please meet in the lobby of your downtown-area hotel or a nearby central location. Let us know the name of your hotel/preferred meeting location when you reserve this tour so we know where to meet you. Look for the GoBe sign with your name.
Bring small local coins for the bathroom. Don't miss out on tasting the famous Swiss chocolate. No need to purchased bottled water as water from the local fountains are pure and safe for drinking (when no sign is posted to state otherwise). Tour duration or route can be changed to suit the physical condition or needs of the travelers. Please contact customer service for assistance.
Travelers must be able to walk approximately 1.6 miles (roughly 2 hours) over paved surfaces, steps and inclines with several photo stops along the route.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Private Tour, Walking Tour
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all travelers.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you. Not all venues may be accessible.
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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