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Interlaken Holidays

Gateway to the Jungfrau region

Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming the perfect backdrop. The main promenade, the ‘Höheweg’, is lined with flowers and fronted by a huge open meadow from where you can enjoy one of the most famous views in the world. The FREE use of local buses, included for all guests, allows quick and easy travel to surrounding villages including Bönigen and Iseltwald (see below). Excursions are plentiful, with lake steamers calling in regularly to take you to other villages along the shores. Top of everyone’s list should be a trip on the historic Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’. Our hotels in Interlaken offer you a great choice of accommodation. There are many attractive shops, boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh - a great place to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!

Useful Information

Resort Code: CHIN

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£669pp
  • 42 rooms
Seehotel Bonigen, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - hotel exterior.jpg

The Seehotel Bönigen is a family-run, chalet-style hotel offering comfortable accommodation in a quiet waterside location on Lake Brienz and enjoying wonderful views.

  • from£909pp
  • 92 rooms
Hotel Royal St. Georges, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

This elegant hotel, reminiscent of Edwardian style, has lots of character and is situated on the fashionable main promenade only 5 minutes' walk from the town centre.

  • from£739pp
  • 96 rooms
Hotel Metropole, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior in summer.jpg

The Hotel Metropole enjoys unrivalled views over Interlaken and of the surrounding mountains and is in a prime location on Interlaken's main promenade.

  • from£572pp
  • 38 rooms
Hotel Alpina, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

The Alpina is a simple, family-run hotel which offers a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with excellent cuisine for its category. Many guests return year after year.

  • from£709pp
  • 45 rooms
Hotel Beausite, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

Surpassing it's three star rating this hotel goes 'that little bit further' to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

  • from£629pp
  • 86 rooms
Hotel Carlton-Europe, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - hotel exterior.jpg

In an excellent position close to Interlaken Ost station, the traditional-style hotel is under the friendly management of Stephan Maeder. On a Bed & Breakfast basis, this hotel welcomes guests from 16 years and has a relaxed atmosphere.

  • from£689pp
  • 30 rooms
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Enjoying a wonderful location on the banks of the River Aare, this traditional, family-run hotel provides excellent service and comfortable accommodation for an enjoyable stay in this vibrant town.

  • from£649pp
  • 192 rooms
exteiror City Hotel Oberland Interlaken Switzerland

This informal hotel enjoys a superb central location on the main promenade and within easy reach of the shops, cafés and transport links.

  • from£739pp
  • 30 rooms
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This popular family-run hotel receives excellent feedback for its very high standard of cuisine and service and enjoys a quiet location a few minutes' walk from Interlaken centre.

  • from£869pp
  • 101 rooms
Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland EXTERIOR

This superior hotel is set in it's own grounds by the River Aare, just a few minutes' walk from the resort centre and Interlaken Ost.

  • from£719pp
  • 42 rooms
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Set on the edge of Lake Brienz in front of the boat landing stage and bus stop to nearby Interlaken, this traditional hotel offers a fanstastic base from which to explore the Bernese Oberland.

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. 2hrs 30min 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 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 £18 per item per way. See our transfers page for details.

‘Direct Luggage Service’ - If you would like to have your luggage collected direct from your home, we recommend the Direct Luggage Service. To get a quote or book visit www.directluggageservices.com/inghams/get-a-quote or call them on 03300 243 330.

 

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services: <p>Free use of local buses with resort card</p>

Nearest Rail Station:

Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card - worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • Free 'Interlaken Guest Card' with unlimited use of local buses and trains
  • Free travel on the Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15yrs incl.
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels. Discount included in the prices shown
  • Free excursions at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Schynige Platte, plus Alpine garden*

From £28, daily

Take the charming cogwheel railway up to Schynige Platte at 2000m, and visit the wonderful Alpine garden with some 600 different Swiss alpine plants including Edelweiss, Enzian.

'James Bond's' Schilthorn*

From £55, daily

A fantastic cable-car journey up to the famous Schilthorn, set for the film ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service), for stunning views.

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe*

From £85, 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’.

Day on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz*

From £23 (2nd class), £35 (1st class), daily

Spend a day cruising with this ticket, valid for 1 day on your choice of either of the lakes. Upgrade to 1st class for seats on the top deck!

Harder Kulm funicular*

From £11, daily

15-minute funicular to new viewing platform for views of Interlaken and its lakes.

All pre-bookable train excursions commence from Interlaken Ost. Guests of Merligen must pay locally for bus or boat to Interlaken, where applicable.

GREAT VALUE TRAVEL PASSES

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

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Jungfraubahn Pass*

From £97 3 days, £141 6 days, £161 7 days, £180 8 days

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

  • Train travel to Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen
  • Travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable-cars and Harder Kulm funicular
  • 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.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass*

From £144 4 days or £183 6 days 

For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4 or 6 days consecutive days 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

BOOK LOCALLY

Many more options available locally through your Representative including:

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

Swiss Food and Culture Tour - from only Sfr20 per person - Exclusive to Inghams

*Prices shown include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Things To Do

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Museum
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Swimming
  • Golf

Lake steamers call in regularly to offer leisurely trips to other lovely villages along the shores, such as Merligen and Hilterfingen. In July and August there are open-air performances of Schiller's William Tell, with horses, cows and goats among the cast! Numerous excursions are available to those on holidays in Interlaken, and the top of everyone's list should be a trip on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch. There are many attractive shops and boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh are a great place in which to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!

Activity Information

Free Resort Card

The free ‘Interlaken Resort Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free Use of local buses in Interlaken, Wilderswil and to surrounding villages such as Iseltwald and Beatenbucht
  • Free Entrance to resort casino
  • Free Travel on some nearby trains. See map for valid routes
  • Free Entrance to village museum and guided weekly walk in Bönigen

Subject to change.

Other things to do in Interlaken

  • Excellent shopping in Interlaken, Thun and Berne
  • Regular markets selling local produce and crafts
  • Horse-carriage rides, casino, golf course and public lido in resort
  • Boat rides on Lake Thun to visit the various castles, or the St. Beatus caves
  • Cog railway from Wilderswil for Schynige Platte alpine garden
  • Ballenberg open-air museum near Brienz
  • Excellent transport links to Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren
  • Cruises on Lake Brienz to see the Giessbach waterfalls and Brienz, capital of wood-carving
  • Heimwehfluh vintage funicular with toboggan run and model railway exhibition at summit

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 is sent to you before departure with your rail transfer 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, £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) - From £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 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 15yrs must purchase a 'Bernese Oberland Junior Card' locally (approx. Sfr30 per child).

*Prices shown include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Walking

 

There is an excellent selection of walking for all abilities in and around Interlaken and its lakes.

 

Easy Take a stroll along the river past the Weissenau ruins to the Neuhaus nature reserve. Walking along the river in the opposite direction will bring you to Bönigen on the shores of Lake Brieznz, where you can then pick up the path along the Lutschinen river along to Wilderswil.

Moderate From Brienz, you can also hike to the Giessbach waterfalls in the just over an hour, and up to the Grand Hotel giessbach for some refreshment. Or try the themed trail at the summit of the Harder Kulm funicular, accessible from Interlaken centre, which explains the history, flora, fauna and geology of the Harder mountain.

Slightly Challenging With the Jungfrau resorts or Grindelwald, Mürren and Wengen a short train journey away, a multitude of more adventurous walks are also within easy reach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resort Combinations

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Interlaken with any one or more resort (s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Lucerne or Montreux. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Interlaken is also featured on our recommended independent rail holiday: ‘Glacier Express

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