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Holidays in Thun - Switzerland Famed for its picturesque lakeside castles

Lake Thun is without doubt one of the loveliest sights in Switzerland and it is a real pleasure to stay in Thun itself - a small, beautiful town rising from the lake with views over the snow-covered high Alps and an impressive castle towering above the medieval streets. The Old Town arose in the 12th century, including the Castle and the Hauptgasse with its high pavements (worth a visit for their unique architecture alone). Take a guided tour to find out more about this historical town. Along the Aare River, Schadau Park has a great view of the lake and Schloss Schadau, Thun's second castle, which is built in the style of the Loire châteaux. 

Shoppers can stroll around the quaint boutiques and upmarket stores, or try the huge weekly market. The town has plenty of inviting cafés and restaurants in which to relax and an absolute must while you are here is a lake cruise on the sparkling waters

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Thun holiday. 

Lake Thun PanoramaCard - use public transport FREE of charge

The PanoramaCard gives free bus and PostBus travel in the region (as far as Spiez and Interlaken) as well as a free city walking tour. Also included are discounts for lake cruises, the Thun & Spiez castles and mountain transport for the Stockhorn, Niesen and Niederhorn.

The PanoramaCard is given to each guest staying overnight and is issued by the hotel on your arrival. It is valid for the duration of your stay, including the arrival and departure days. 

Your time in Thun - things to see and do

Stockhorn will not fail to impress you, with its fantastic panoramic views over 200 alpine peaks, the Jura, the Emmental Valley and Lake Thun. The Stockhorn is reached by rail to Erlenbach and up the mountain by cable car for wonderful walking. Further round the lake, you'll easily spot Niesen - the iconic pyramid-shaped mountain, which has some great walking trails and a mountain lodge at the summit where you can relax with a drink.

The Niederhorn makes for a lovely day out, with its views over the Bernese Oberland. Here you can have a go on the Trotti scooter bikes or visit the St. Beatus caves for a memorable experience. Why not cruise along the lake to Interlaken, from where you can visit the local mountains of Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh for drinks with a panoramic view. You can even head up to the high Alps to experience the Jungfraujoch at 3,454m or travel via Spiez to the magnificent Schilthorn with its revolving restaurant and 360º views.  Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.  

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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 Bernese Oberland Regional 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 rail journeys across the region (and as far afield as Bern, Lucerne and Brig), plus lake cruises and mountain travel such as Brienzer Rothorn, Kleine Scheidegg and the Niederhorn. It also offers a 50% discount for the highest mountains including the Jungfraujoch and the Schilthorn.  


Other Passes such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass are available - please click for more information. 

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.


Thun is on the route of the Lötschberg Regio Express and has easy connections via Interlaken to the GoldenPass Line and Luzern-Interlaken Express.


If you prefer to be based solely in Thun, there are many beautiful mountain journeys to be enjoyed locally on the Jungfrau Railways.


We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.

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