Looking for the best Lauterbrunnen Tours?
When staying in Lauterbrunnen, there are so many sights and experiences to take in. From the gorgeous valleys, the glacial waterfalls and the beautiful mountain ranges, it can be hard to decide where to start.
Guided Lauterbrunnen tours can be a perfect way to see the local area and have the on-hand experience from a knowledgeable guide to make your experience one to remember.
I have put together this complete guide of the 5 Best Lauterbrunnen Tours and Day Trips to be had.
Also, at the bottom of this post, I have included some useful information on how to get to Lauterbrunnen, where to stay, the best time to visit and more.
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LAUTERBRUNNEN TOURS OVERVIEW
See below for a quick overview of the 5 Best Lauterbrunnen Tours that you will find in this post:
1. Mount Schilthorn Tour
2. Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls Tour
3. Paragliding Tour
4. Scenic Flight
5. Jungfraujoch Day Trip
#1 MOUNT SCHILTHORN TOUR
This full-day trip is by far one of the best Lauterbrunnen tours!
With pick up points in Lauterbrunnen Valley, Interlaken, Stechelberg Murren and Grindelwald, this Lauterbrunnen tour takes you up into the Bernese Alps to experience the world-famous thrill walk that leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock.
The steel structure clings to the rock and then swings under the observation platform and the cable car to end below the cable car station for the ultimate adrenaline walk.
You will proceed up to Mt. Schiltorn with its revolving Piz Gloria and iconic buildings made famous by the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.’ There is a James Bond museum as well as gift shops and outside you can experience panoramic views to Mount Eiger.
The full-day Lauterbrunnen tour costs around $300 with all cable car and entry prices included and can be booked online before your trip.
Mt. Schilthorn Thrill Walk
Mt. Schilthorn – Lauterbrunnen Tour
#2 LAUTERBRUNNEN WATERFALLS & PHOTO TOUR
On this Lauterbrunnen Tour, capture the iconic Lauterbrunnen Waterfalls from their most flattering angles on an 8-hour small-group photography tour.
The start of this Lauterbrunnen tour runs from Lucerne but can also be met in Lauterbrunnen.
This glacial valley is home to 72 postcard-worthy waterfalls, and the charming village of Mürren and you will be guided around all the picture-perfect stops in this area.
Whether you need the perfect shot to share on social media or want to round-out your photography portfolio, your professional guide is on hand to provide personalized advice and take you to the best viewing points and picturesque spots.
This Lauterbrunnen tour is for any level of photographer and no prior experience is necessary and you are also welcome to join the tour just for the sightseeing if you have no interest in photography.
The group sizes are up to six people making this a perfect personalised tour of the area.
Prices are around $630 for a group of up to six and can be pre-booked online with no upfront costs.
Staubbach Falls – Lauterbrunnen Tours
#3 PARAGLIDING TOUR OF THE VALLEY
If you are a thrill seeker looking for the ultimate experience and the best views of the valley then this activity is one of the best Lauterbrunnen tours.
Flying over the Lauterbrunnen U-Valley, you can book an all-inclusive tandem paragliding experience. Flying tandem with an instructor allows you to focus purely on the flight, the experience takes care of all other logistics offering pick up from your Lauterbrunnen hotel to the launch site and even a post-flight drink included.
Full safety equipment and an experienced pilot are part of this must-do Lauterbrunnen tour.
The experience will cost you around $180 and can be booked online. The experience lasts for around 1 hour and 30 minutes where you can expect to take in all of the aerial views of breath taking Lauterbrunnen.
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Paragliding – Lauterbrunnen Tours
Paragliding through the vallley
#4 SCENIC FLIGHT WITH GLACIER LANDING TOUR
This Lauterbrunnen helicopter tour offers an experience like no other. Taking off from Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen, you will fly out over the Alps, passing over the Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory and around Mount Eiger, Mount Monch and Mount Jungfrau.
The highlight of your trip will be a landing on the glacier to enjoy the views and take photos before embarking on your return flight to Hotel Silberhorn.
The tour costs around $400 and can be booked online, or through the hotel.
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Helicopter Lauterbrunnen Tour
#5 JUNGFRAUJOCH TOP OF EUROPE DAY TRIP
This day trip from Lauterbrunnen takes you on the cogwheel train to the highest train station in Europe in Jungfraujoch. It’s definitely not to be missed on your list of things to do in Lauterbrunnen.
The tour starts at 7:50 am and returns to Lauterbrunnen at 1:20 pm. Included in the tour is a round-trip transfer from Lauterbrunnen train station to Jungfraujoch, where you’ll complete your Alpine ascent by cogwheel train.
Once at the top, you will be able to view the UNESCO listed landscape and explore summit attractions such as the Ice Palace, Sphinx Vantage Terrace, 360° Cinematic Experience, Alpine sensation and the Snow Fun Park with a knowledgeable guide.
You can even grab a bite to eat at the Crystal Restaurant, Aletsch Self Service or visit the Lindt Chocolate Heaven!
This day tour costs around $170 and it’s best to book online with Klook before your trip.
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Train to Jungfraujoch – Lauterbrunnen Tour
Top of Europe – Lauterbrunnen Tours
Unreal scenery at Jungfraujoch
WHERE TO STAY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN
The majority of people visiting Lauterbrunnen choose to stay in Interlaken, a small city located just twenty minutes drive or twenty minutes on the train from Lauterbrunnen, Valley Of 72 Waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Lauterbrunnen to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations in Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken that I personally recommend:
This 5-star hotel is centrally located in between two beautiful lakes in the picturesque town of Interlaken. Victoria Jungfrau Hotel features a spa, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The spacious rooms have elegant interiors and marble bathrooms, boasting views of the snowcapped mountains in the Jungfrau region. Wifi is free and breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Hotel Interlaken
Hotel Interlaken is where I based myself for one-night because it is conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from Interlaken East Train Station and a twenty-minute train ride to Lauterbrunnen Valley. Hotel Interlaken is the perfect accommodation for couples, families, solo travelers and friends. Featuring large rooms, mountain views and a delicious buffet breakfast.
Budget: Lauterbrunnen Valley Hostel
If you are travelling solo the Valley Hostel is your best option for cheap accommodation. Located in the heart of Lauterbrunnen Valley. This hostel is walking distance to nearby waterfalls, retail shops, restaurants and the main train station. Valley Hostel offers dorms and private rooms for every sort of traveller!
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HOW TO GET TO LAUTERBRUNNEN
There are many transportation options available when searching for how to get to Lauterbrunnen and it all depends on where you are traveling from within Switzerland.
I have gone into further detail in a separate blog post on How To Get To Lauterbrunnen which you might like to take a look at. It includes all the transport options for getting to Lauterbrunnen from 7 major cities within Switzerland.
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When planning a trip to Switzerland, one of the best and most popular ways to get around the country is by using the all-in-one Swiss Travel Pass which includes the majority of trains, buses and boats throughout the whole of Switzerland.
Once you have purchased the Swiss Travel Pass online, you’ll receive an email with your tickets that you will have to print and keep with you at all times.
I also recommend downloading the SBB Mobile app from the App Store. You can use this app to check all train, bus and boat timetables in Switzerland when you’re on the move.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LAUTERBRUNNEN
The best time to visit Lauterbrunnen depends on what you plan to do. If you are planning on cycling or hiking in Lauterbrunnen, then you’ll want to time your visit during summer.
I personally prefer the spring and summer months in Switzerland which is April through to September when temperatures are warm and the landscapes are vividly green.
If you don’t mind the cold, visiting Lauterbrunnen in winter between December and March is absolutely magical because the mountains are completely covered in glistening white snow. Visiting Lauterbrunnen in winter also means you can go skiing in the Swiss Alps.
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Another option for accommodation in Lauterbrunnen is to stay at an Airbnb which generally has some great deals!
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MORE SWITZERLAND TRAVEL GUIDES
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WHAT TO PACK FOR LAUTERBRUNNEN
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphones.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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