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Grindelwald Holidays

The classic Eiger village for walkers and sightseers alike

Set at the foot of the impressive ‘North Face’ of the Eiger, with its dramatic glaciers in full view, Grindelwald is a friendly mountain village with chalet-style houses, cafés, restaurants and a good variety of shops. This is fantastic walking country, and Grindelwald has easy access by rail, cable-car and gondola, to both sides of the valley, encompassing a lion’s share of the Jungfrau region’s best paths. Take the ‘First’ gondola from the village for fabulous, scenic walks, or the ‘Männlichen’ gondola to meet the cable-car down to Wengen. The highlight of the region is to travel on one of the world’s most famous railway journeys through the Eiger to the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station’, at 3,454m. Our hotels in Grindelwald give you a great choice of accommodation.

 

Added value

Discount Travel Card Included - worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday

Free travel on the Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15yrs incl.

Free packed lunches at selected hotels

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels. Discount included in the prices shown

Useful Information

Resort Code: CHGR

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£508pp
  • 9 rooms
Eiger Self-Catering Apartments, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - Exterior.jpg

These comfortable and spacious self-catering apartments are ideal for guests looking for the freedom of choosing whether to dine out or self-cater but with the added benefit of the hotel’s spa and wellness facilities

  • from£639pp
  • 69 rooms
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With an unbeatable location in the heart of Grindelwald and all it has to offer, including easy access to the numerous walking trails.

  • from£789pp
  • 56 rooms
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This comfortable deluxe hotel is family-run and enjoys superb panoramic views of the surrounding Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. A favourite with Inghams guests, the hotel offers a high standard of service and cuisine. Hotel Belvedere has won the travellers' choice award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

  • from£644pp
  • 20 rooms
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This lovely chalet-style hotel is situated amidst the walking trails on a terrace above the village, and offers excellent standards of cuisine and accommodation.

  • from£639pp
  • 50 rooms
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With an ideal position in the village centre, close to the shops, the Eiger is a super, family-run hotel with an excellent reputation for its cuisine and a very friendly atmosphere.

  • from£499pp
  • 49 rooms
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Guests can look forward to a warm welcome at this small, traditional hotel, offering good value, simple accommodation and a friendly atmosphere. Inghams’ allocated rooms are south-facing with balcony and views of the Eiger and are located in the main building whilst in the opposite ‘Crystal’ annex, rooms are on request with lift access.

  • from£722pp
  • 217 rooms
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Conveniently situated in the heart of the village, and only 2 minutes’ walk from the ‘First’ gondola, this hotel is attractively furnished and offers comfortable accommodation with an excellent range of facilities within its spa area, included for all Inghams guests.

  • from£916pp
  • 48 rooms
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Situated in the heart of Grindelwald, just 2 minutes’ walk from the railway station, the delightful 5 star Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof is a fantastic base to explore the region from and goes that little bit further to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14
Zurich

Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 3hrs by rail.

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14
Geneva Gatwick
Heathrow, 
Luton, 
London City, 
Manchester,
Bristol,
Liverpool,
Edinburgh,

Transfer Approx. 3hrs 30mins by rail. Your journey involves a change of trains.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights midweek/weekend departures. Other UK regional airports are available on indirect flights.

Luggage Services

‘Fly-rail Luggage’ - send your luggage directly from your UK airport to your hotel for only £18 per item per way. See our Transfers page for details.

‘Bagsahead’ - If you would like to have your luggage collected directly from your home, we recommend Bagsahead.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Things To Do

The Grindelwald Mannlichen gondola use to be the longest in the world. A fast service will be available from 2020.

For the 2019 season, you will be able to use a bus service to access this area instead. Grindelwalds extensive bus routes from the 22 June onwards; or take the panoramic hike across the Kleine Scheidegg which you will access by mountain train from Grindelwald. 

Aside from Gondolas, cables cars and mountain railways, the Grindelwald bus routes extends to the mountain sides giving you great access to the regions popular hiking routes including Busalp or Waldspitz and Grosse Scheidegg. Enjoy the splendid views, the lovely mountain restaurants and even an Alpine cheese festival that takes place in September. 

Buses go from the bus station opposite the train station so getting around Switzerlands public transport is easy. You can also hop on the bus route nearby and if necessary change at the bus station.

Free Resort Card

The Free 'Grindelwald Guest Card' is provided by your hotel on arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of in resort buses
  • Free* use of resort swimming pool
  • Reduced entrance to local attractions including Grindelwald Museum, Glacier Gorge and Pfingstegg cable-car.

Subject to change.

*only applies to Hotel Bodmi, Hotel Jungfrau Lodge, Hotel Eiger and Eiger Apartments

 

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Our half-price card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and is sent to you before departure with your rail tickets.

 

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

 

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:

(Prices shown include Travel Card discount)

Jungfrau Travel Pass (pre-bookable) - from £97 3 days, from £141 6 days, from £161 7 days, from £180 8 days

Enjoy consecutive days Free travel on trains, cable-cars, gondolas and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

 

  • Free train travel to Wengen, Mürren (selected routes only), Interlaken, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen
  • Free travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen cable-car from Wengen, Buses to Männlichen Summer 2019
  • Harder Kulm funicular from Interlaken
  • Free travel on Schynige Platte cog railway for alpine garden
  • Passes from 5 days validity onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Interlaken West. As well as Interlaken Ost & Breinz (spelling Brienz) allowing for round trips by boat and train on Lake Brienz.

 

Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. Family Card not valid with Jungfrau Travel Pass, children up to 15yrs must purchase a Jungfrau Junior Travel Card  (Sfr 30 per child for any duration)

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass* (pre-bookable): from £144 4 days, from £183 6 days

For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4 or 6 consecutive days FREE travel on regional trains, buses and boats, including:

  • Trains to Gstaad, Thun, Meiringen and Adelboden
  • Brienzer Rothorn and Niesen mountain railways
  • Unlimited cruising on Lakes Thun and Brienz
  • Mountain transport within the Jungfrau Region

*Family Card not valid with Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. Children up to 16yrs must purchase a 'Bernese Oberland Junior Card' locally (approx. Sfr30 per child).

The Bernese Oberland Regional Pass also entitles you to discount and in some cases free excursions out of the following list: (prices may vary) 

Grosse Scheidegg and Lake Brienz

Experience Switzerland by Bus Train and Boat. Explore all of its nature including powerful waterfalls, romantic grottos, and beautiful cliff formations: for thousands of years the glacial waters have been sculpting a fantastic work of rock.

 Aareschlucht

Four separate glorious train journeys sandwiched around a cinematic hike. Expect stunning mountain formations, waterfalls and views.

Toboggan run Heimwehfluh and Dinner Harder Kulm

Experience the vast network of public transport including 3 separate train routes and 2 funicular journeys. All sandwiched around the famous Heimwehfluh toboggan run.

Shopping and Thun Castle

Train journey that takes you to Thun and back. Featuring shopping, a guided tour of Thun and a magical visit to Thun castle.

Giessbach Falls on Lake Brienz

Experience Switzerland by Bus Train and Boat. In addition to an hour and half hike giving you the opportunity to experience the impressive Glessbach waterfall, tranquil shore of Lake Brienz and the charming village of Iselwald set in a shady forest. 

 Schynige Platte

For steam train and train lovers. Explore the stunning mountain backdrop and picturesque meadows. Including trains to Wilderswill and Schynige Platte.

Swiss open-air museum Ballenberg

Travel by train, bus and boat. Visit Ballenberg open- air museum. Check the itinerary. It can be anything ranging from pottery to chocolate making to beekeeping.

 

Other things to do in and around Grindelwald

  • ‘Pfingstegg’ viewing platform with unique view of whole valley
  • Grindelwald museum displaying history of the village
  • ‘First Flyer’ zip wire cable-way
  • Sports centre with indoor swimming pool
  • Bowling alley and mini-golf
  • Excellent train connections across the local area to Interlaken, Lakes Thun and Brienz, Wilderswil, Wengen and Berne
  • Weekly Swiss folklore evenings throughout July and August
  • Regular folk and music concerts
  • 'Land Art' festival takes place in June

Recommended Trips

Pre-Bookable

  • Jungfraujoch - ‘Top of Europe’ from £76, daily
    A ‘must-see’ for all visitors is the ultimate rail journey through the Eiger, and up to Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m, for breathtaking views including the 14km-long Aletsch glacier and the ‘Ice Palace’.
  • ‘James Bond’s’ Schilthorn from £49, daily
    A trip up the famous Schilthorn, set of film ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, for fantastic views of the surrounding snow-clad peaks.

Many more options available locally through your Representative including:

Fun Package: First Flyer / Glider & Trottibike / Mountain Cart from Sfr64

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Car hire is available 

Walking

In the Jungfrau region, you have the choice of over 500km of well-marked paths, many of them panoramic with spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Being based in
Grindelwald gives you easy access to this enormous walking area with plenty on offer for all levels from easy walks through Alpine moorlands, to the more challenging hikes at the lower and upper glaciers. Use the post buses, trains, cable-cars and gondolas for easy access to high viewpoints. Take the train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and try the ‘Eigertrail’ (approx. 2 hrs), getting up close to the notorious Eiger north face, and continuing past fascinating rock formations and glimpses of the ice fields. Or head to the top of the ‘First’ by gondola from the village centre, for an easier walk through alpine meadows to the beautiful lake of Bachalp, before continuing to Waldspitz (approx. 2¼ hrs).

Summer 2020 Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola will be fully operational.

Chamonix centre

Explore two or three famous resorts in awe-inspiring settings linked by one of the most spectacular rail journeys across the Alps. Start your stay in the infamous resort of Chamonix, moving on to Zermatt, via the picturesque Mont Blanc Express railway journey. For an extended stay, continue on to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland.

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Escorted by an experienced Inghams guide, this 9 night tour is an excellent overview of Switzerland's special highlights, designed for those seeking a true taste of this stunning country, including unforgettable experiences on two of the most spectacular panoramic journeys in the world, the ‘Bernina’ and ‘Glacier Express’.

Good to know

  • "Jungfrau" Travel Pass gives you unlimited free use of many mountain railways, cable cars, gondolas, buses and boats
  • The 800m first flyer zip line is a great way to take in the mountain views 
  • Visit the indoor rope centre or scenic mini golf course 
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