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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.

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: CHGR

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£569pp
  • 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£669pp
  • 69 rooms
Hotel Derby, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

With an unbeatable location in the heart of Grindelwald and all it has to offer, including easy access to the numerous walking trails.

  • from£829pp
  • 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.

  • from£679pp
  • 20 rooms
Hotel Bodmi, Grindelwald, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

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£679pp
  • 50 rooms
Hotel Eiger, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - Exterior.jpg

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£549pp
  • 29 rooms
Hotel Jungfrau Lodge, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - Exterior.jpg

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£778pp
  • 217 rooms
Hotel Sunstar, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

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£989pp
  • 48 rooms
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - Exterior summer.jpg

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.

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 £14 per item per way. See our transfers page for details.

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card Included - worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • Free entrance to the ‘Glacier Gorge'- while stocks last (for stays 7 nights or more)
  • Inghams Saver Plus Summer 2019 Save £50 PER COUPLE - whilst stocks last
  • 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

Special Offers

Things To Do

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Excursions by rail

Like most of Switzerland, this is fantastic walking country and Grindelwald hotels give you 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 for fabulous, scenic walks, or the Männlichen gondola to meet the cable-car down to Wengen. Alternatively, travel on one of the world's most famous railway journeys through tunnels and past glaciers to the Jungfraujoch at 3,454m. Holidays in Grindelwald give good access for excursions to Wilderswil, Interlaken and the lakes of Thun and Brienz.

Activity Information

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

Save up to 50% with your half-price card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

Travel card 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) - £97 3 days, £141 6 days, £161 7 days, £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, Interlaken, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen
  • Free travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable-cars and Harder Kulm funicular
  • Free travel on Schynige Platte cog railway for alpine garden
  • 6 days onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between
    Interlaken Ost & Breinz

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 locally (Sfr 30 per child)

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

Recommended Trips

Pre-Bookable

Jungfraujoch - ‘Top of Europe’ £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 £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 Sfr64


Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

 

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

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 postbuses, 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 nortorious Eiger north face, and continuing past fascinating rock formations and glimpses of the ice fields. Or head to the top of ‘First’ via 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).

 

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Grindelwald with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Lake Lucerne or Zermatt. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Or try our recommended escorted four-centre rail holiday that also features Grindelwald: ‘Swiss Classic Tour’.