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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.

  • Private Guided,
  • 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!


See our Self-guided version

  • 7 days, 6 nights
  • May 20 – Sep 30, 2024
  • $4190 8+ people
  • $4490 6 to 7 people
  • $4990 4 to 5 people
  • $6590 2 to 3 people
  • $650 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


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


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.


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.

Train travel to and from the region is not included. You can buy tickets when you arrive, or ask about adding a rail pass to your tour.

Full Itinerary

Day 1


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.

Arrival: Zürich or Geneva. Plan to arrive by the day your tour starts. There is a train station in both the Zürich and Geneva airports, with hourly departures for this region. Travel time, 3:45 hrs (Zürich) or 4:30 hrs (Geneva).

The last bus to the inn departs Meiringen for Schwarzwaldalp at 16:20. Your flight should arrive by 12:00 (Zürich) or 10:30 (Geneva) to expect to make it on time.  Otherwise, plan to come a day early.

Schwarzwaldalp Inn
  • Dinner

Day 2


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: 6-8 hours, 11 miles; Elevation: 3060 ft up, 2720 ft down

Hotel Gletschergarten or Derby
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3


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, 12 miles; Elevation: 2960 ft up, 4100 ft down

Hotel Schonegg or Alpine
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4


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, 10 miles; Elevation: 3230 ft up, 1600 ft down

Obersteinberg Inn
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5


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. Stay in a comfortable 3-star hotel.

HIKE: 4-6 hours, 5 miles; Elevation: 2100 ft up, 2580 ft down

Hotel Drei Berge or Edelweiss
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6


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 its 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, 8.5 miles; Elevation: 2040 ft up, 2040 ft down

Hotel Drei Berge or Edelweiss
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7


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

Departure: Zürich or Geneva. It is 3 hrs from Mürren to Zürich airport, or 4 hrs Geneva.  Trains start at 6 am if you need an early start, and leave frequently throughout the day.

  • Breakfast

Tour Options

Private Guided Best of the Bernese Oberland


  • 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
  • $41908+ people
  • $44906 to 7 people
  • $49904 to 5 people
  • $65902 to 3 people
  • $650Single Room

Private Guided Classic Bernese Oberland Traverse


  • 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
  • $52908+ people
  • $56906 to 7 people
  • $65904 to 5 people
  • $89902 to 3 people
  • $850Single Room

Private Guided Deluxe Bernese Oberland Traverse


  • Great options for easier days, plus 2 big passes
  • A moderate inn-to-inn with 4 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
  • $64908+ People
  • $67906-7 People
  • $75904-5 People
  • $93902-3 People
  • $1250Single Room

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