Holidays in Grindelwald - Switzerland
Nestling beneath the mighty Eiger
Dramatic scenery, a friendly village atmosphere and four different routes into the mountains make Grindelwald a great destination for a summer stay. Situated at just over 1,000m, Grindelwald is sheltered by the mighty Eiger and boasts great access to the mountain paradises of Kleine Scheidegg, First, Männlichen and Pfingstegg. This is perhaps the ideal resort for visitors looking for outstanding views and wonderful walks.
Although Grindelwald is not strictly traffic-free, it does lie at the ‘end of the road’ so there’s no through traffic. Perched at the top of the valley, there are stunning views to enjoy from the resort itself. You can sit amongst the alpine chalets, relax and breathe the pure mountain air.
Click here for a recommended walk from Grindelwald, with a mountain restaurant en route.
Please click here for an 'Explore the lakes and mountains of Grindelwald' holiday itinerary suggestion or a short break option. You can call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service.
Your choice of Grindelwald hotels
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Your time in Grindelwald - things to see and do
A great destination to enjoy stunning views with wonderful walks, Grindelwald is one of the starting points for the train to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe - one of the most famous scenic journeys in Switzerland.
In addition, Grindelwald has a delightful cable car to Pfingstegg where you can walk to the famous glaciers and the First gondola cableway to discover the Grosse Scheidegg-First-Bussalp region high above the village. Here you will also discover the amazing First cliff walk with unforgettable views. The Männlichen gondola takes you up to another beautiful area and the station has a sun terrace perfect for sipping a cool drink as you admire the scenery. From Männlichen, you can also take a cable car down to pretty Wengen. This makes a great day out, with your return by rail over Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald.
The village is well located for a scenic train ride down the valley to Interlaken to enjoy a lake cruise, or you may prefer to sit by the quieter shores of Bachalpsee. This crystal clear lake is a gentle 45 minute walk from the First mountain station and offers Swiss lakes-and-mountains perfection. Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Grindelwald: The Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier
Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Jungfrau Travel Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid May-October, it includes all your mountain rail, bus and cable car journeys, including Kleine Scheidegg, Männlichen and Schynige Platte. Travel to Interlaken and lake cruises are also included and there is a 50% discount for the final part of the journey to the Jungfraujoch.
Other Passes such as the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass are available if you wish to travel further afield. We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.
*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.
Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
Grindelwald is on the route of the Jungfrau Railways and has easy connections via Interlaken to the GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express.
If you prefer to be based solely in Grindelwald, you may be interested in our suggested 8 day 'Explore the lakes and mountains of Grindelwald' holiday.
We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.
Luggage-free walking holidays on the Bernese Oberland's Bear Trail
Enjoy two of Switzerland's most beautiful passes as you hike at your own pace from Wengen to Grindelwald and on to Meiringen.
This independent hiking tour on the legendary Bärentrek (Bear Trail) has incredible views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. You can choose which stretches to walk and when to use the cable cars. Your luggage is transported for you from one hotel to the next.
2017 departures 2 June - 7 October:
4 nights Wednesday or Friday. Prices from £840
7 nights Saturday. Prices from £1230
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- Decide which resorts you would like to visit
- Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
- 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
- Choose the number of nights in each resort
- 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation
- Choose which sights to visit with your Half Fare Card