Be transported to medieval times when you visit the ancient Swiss capital, Berne. Built in the 1100s, the city offers a variety of scenic delights, like four miles of arcade shops and museums. Fine dining is also a pleasure in Berne, home to several famous food companies.

Things to do and see:

  • Visit the Bernese Bear Pits, home of the animals for whom the city was named.
  • Tour the Tobler Chocolate Company or the famous Gruyères cheese region.
  • See the extensive Paul Klee collection at the exceptional Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Discover the Einstein House where the Theory of Relativity was developed.
  • Take in the lovely medieval architecture.

Visiting surrounding areas:

Switzerland's capital is an ideal destination that provides access to the entire country. From Berne take excursions to the Alps, Lake Geneva, Interlaken or anywhere in Switzerland, Germany, France or Italy by train or air.

Optional Excursions:

  • Tour Switzerland's Capital: Meet Berne in a coach tour that includes the Bernese Bear Pits, a 13th century Clock Tower, a lovely cathedral, exquisite fountains and more.
  • Schynige Platte: Travel by cozy cogwheel train from Wilderswil to the top of the Schynige Platte - a panoramic vantage point for viewing the towering trio of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Visit the unique alpine garden with more than 500 plant species.
  • Golden Pass: By Panoramic Express through picturesque villages of the Saanenland to the resort of Gstaad. Then on to Montreux and historic Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva. Return by train or ship past rolling vineyards along the lake and by train via Lausanne.