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Private Guided Best of the Bernese Oberland

This private guided tour explores the sublime heart of the Eiger-Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland.

Private Guided Best of the Bernese Oberland

This private guided tour explores the sublime heart of the Eiger-Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland.

    Support
  • Private Guided,
    Style
  • Inn-To-Inn,
    Activity Level
  • Moderate to Challenging,

The Bernese Oberland is our favorite hike in the Alps! And what better way to see it than with a private guide?

Stay in car-free villages clinging to the clifftops while you walk among the clouds, with a memorable detour to remote Obersteinberg. Hike all day, stop for a midday hot chocolate at a high mountain hut, and then hike some more. Your cozy alpine chalet will welcome you in the evening. Clean air. Pure mountain streams.

The Bernese Oberland is the Switzerland you dream of… with cascading waterfalls, soaring mountains and fields of wildflowers. Your private guide will take care of all the details so all you need to do is show up and enjoy. This tour is short and sweet, but still has it all… jaw-dropping alpine scenery, remote inns, quaint villages, and quiet trails. You won’t want to stop!

 

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    Length
  • 7 days, 6 nights
    Departures
  • May 20 – Sep 30, 2023
    Cost
  • $3690 8+ people
  • $3890 6 to 7 people
  • $4390 4 to 5 people
  • $5890 2 to 3 people
  • $350 Single Room

Itinerary At a Glance

Days 1-3

Schwarzwaldalp to Wengen

We start out in the heart of the Alps, at a cozy mountain inn surrounded by mountains and wildflowers and the sound of cowbells. Hike to the Eiger-filled views of Grindelwald, then under the North Face of the Eiger to car-free Wengen. Mountains don’t get more stunning than this.

Day 4

Obersteinberg

Our favorite stop might be yours too. Obersteinberg is a rustic inn and working farm tucked at the far end of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Time forgot about this place, but you definitely won’t. This is really getting away from it all.

Days 5-7

Murren

Next it’s on to Murren, our home away from home in the Alps, a hiker’s paradise. Quiet trails into forgotten valleys, a car-free village with stunning views. It’s the perfect finish to a great tour.

Included

Your private tour will be led by an experienced Alpinehikers guide, with guided hikes daily. All transfers to and from trailheads are included. You’ll stay 4 nights in 3-star village hotels and 2 nights in cozy mountain inns. All breakfasts, picnic lunches, and dinners are included. Luggage transfers to all village hotels are also part of your tour, 5 of 6 nights, as well as a 2nd class 3 day Swiss rail pass for arrival and departure.

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Schwarzwaldalp

Arrive in Switzerland, and transfer by train to the quiet town of Meiringen to start the Bernese Oberland tour.

We’ll meet in the afternoon and take a bus ride up to our remote inn to start the tour. Waterfalls and imposing mountains watch over us in this relaxing corner of the Alps.

Schwarzwaldalp Inn
  • Dinner

Day 2

Grindelwald

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll hike over the Grosse Scheidegg pass and enjoy our first views of the Eiger and of the Grindelwald valley.

With 10,000 vertical feet separating valley from peak, Grindelwald sits at the base of one of the most impressive vertical mountain walls in the world. Perhaps we’ll detour via the postcard-perfect Bachsee lake before winding down to the glacier village of Grindelwald and our lovely 3-star hotel.

HIKE: hike: 6-8 hours, 10 miles; Elevation: 2750 ft up, 2390 ft down.

Hotel Gletschergarten or Derby
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Wengen

Today we’ll explore the Grindelwald valley and hike to the famous Kleine Scheidegg pass.

The entire day is dominated by great close-up views of the Eiger North Face – perhaps the most notorious climb in the Swiss Alps. We’ll descend to the quiet village Wengen for a restful night.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 10 miles; Elevation: 1720 ft up, 2840 ft down

Hotel Schonegg or Sunstar
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Obersteinberg

We’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Jungfrau and surrounding mountains on the way down from Wengen. Our trail winds through flowery meadows and dense woods to the lush Lauterbrunnen valley floor.

After a break for lunch, we’ll hike to a wild and isolated corner of the Lauterbrunnen valley for a memorable night in a remote mountain inn in one of the most spectacular corners of the Bernese Oberland.

HIKE: 6-8 hours, 11 miles; Elevation: 3230 ft up, 1580 ft down

Obersteinberg Inn
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Mürren

We have a couple of trail options today – the first, a panoramic climb over a high ridge with breathtaking views in every direction, the second, a beautiful wooded hike filled with waterfalls.

Both lead through sleepy Gimmelwald to the car-free village of Mürren, with its unparalleled cliffside views of the surrounding mountains. This marks the end of Part A of the tour. Stay in a comfortable 3-star hotel.

HIKE: 5-7 hours, 9 miles; Elevation: 2880 ft up, 3350 ft down

Hotel Bellevue or Edelweiss
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Mürren

There are numerous dayhike possibilities around Mürren. The Lobhorn hut is a favorite dayhike, with beautiful views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains across the valley. Another beautiful trail leads up to the local peak, Birg, for superb all-around views, and past a small glacial tarn.

Some people use this day to take the cable car above Mürren to the Schilthorn, with it’s James Bond-themed revolving restaurant and 360 degree views. Or you can take the train across the valley to Jungfraujoch, an amazing trip that tunnels through the Eiger, and brings you to a massive glacier viewpoint at 11,388 ft. Feel free also to just unwind in one of the most scenic and relaxing villages in the Alps.

HIKE: 5-7 hours, 8-10 miles; Elevation: 1850 ft up, 1850 ft down

Hotel Bellevue or Edelweiss
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

depart

Today we say good-bye to the Bernese Oberland and depart for our post-tour destinations.

  • Breakfast

Tour Options

Private Guided Best of the Bernese Oberland

Inn-To-Inn

  • Your own private guide, your group, your trip
  • Great options for easier days – our most flexible tour
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 5 stops in 6 nights
  • Private rooms all nights and luggage 5 of the 6 nights
  • Enchanting stops like Obersteinberg and epic mountains daily
  • Everything… this is fairytale Alps
  • $36908+ people
  • $38906 to 7 people
  • $43904 to 5 people
  • $58902 to 3 people
  • $350Single Room

Private Guided Classic Bernese Oberland Traverse

Inn-To-Inn

  • Your own private guide, your group, your trip
  • Great options for both harder and easier days
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 8 stops in 10 nights
  • Private rooms all nights and luggage 8 of the 10 nights
  • Hidden valleys, wildflowers, mountains, waterfalls!
  • Our top choice for a first trip to the Alps
  • $48908+ people
  • $52906 to 7 people
  • $60904 to 5 people
  • $85902 to 3 people
  • $550Single Room

Private Guided Deluxe Bernese Oberland Traverse

Inn-To-Inn

  • Great options for easier days, plus 2 big passes
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 5 stops in 8 nights
  • Your own private guide, your group, your trip
  • Waterfalls, flowers, epic mountains, fairytale Alps
  • 4-star hotels, 1st class rail, luggage every night
  • The most luxurious tour to our favorite region
  • $53908+ People
  • $56906-7 People
  • $61904-5 People
  • $77902-3 People
  • $700Single Room

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