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Introducing Interlaken

Flanked by the lakes Thun and Brienz, lies a town that is considered as the door to the Swiss Alps. Interlaken is a universal place for the travel industry, amid the late spring and the winter. Its excellent snow capped surroundings are a safe house to the individuals who look for sentimental and serene escapes. A standout amongst the most available mountain towns in Europe, Interlaken and the encompassing area has a wide range of exercises for all explorers. The individuals, who look for an adrenaline surge, can go for cannoning and boating on the mountain floods of the town. The mountain vistas coax those eager to partake in paragliding and helicopter skydiving or you can also go for astounding climbing trails and bicycle visits in the lap of the Alps. For the more customary vacationers, beautiful touring visits via train are exceptionally prevalent as this locale is home to Europe's most amazing railways. One can enjoy an exceptionally Swiss culinary experience, with cheddar and chocolate testing visits that start at Interlaken town. Wonder about the old Interlaken Abbey, a 900-year-old Swiss legacy jewel, or absorb the magnificence of the encompassing pinnacles and serene lake waters.

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

As a late spring goal, the area is unparalleled. Subsequently the midyear months fill in as the best time to visit the city. The vast majority of the contemporary and conventional celebrations are held in the late spring a long time of May to September. It is additionally the perfect time to appreciate the Mountain View, from the solace of a train or as a feature of a trek. 
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History & Culture

The prior history of Interlaken is spun around the historical backdrop of Aarmuhle town and the Interlaken Abbey. Formally, Aarmuhle embraced Interlaken as another name in 1891. The nineteenth century saw this area develop as a vacationer goal for rich Europeans, its spas and clean mountain air giving break from the stopped up debauchery of the mainland's urban focuses. This notoriety grabbed at the turn of the nineteenth century and throughout the following couple of decades, the opening of water and rail courses expanded the area's footfall. Interlaken's economy was shocked seriously by the two incredible wars of the twentieth century, for regardless of Switzerland's lack of bias, it's reliance on remote guests implied the travel industry was influenced gravely. The district recuperated and re-evaluated itself for a more extensive group of onlookers in late history and the travel industry flourishes today.

Interlaken is a cutting edge, the travel industry driven town with a solid Swiss social character. The social logbook of the district is dabbed with celebrations everything being equal. There are melodic occasions amid all seasons including Snowpenair, a show at the foot of the triple pinnacles of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The well known Unspunnen Festival is a noteworthy fascination and an extraordinary method to learn and encounter Swiss culture. There are different celebrations themed around road specialists and conventional livelihoods. The sustenance culture of Interlaken enables individuals to observe and test the two most adored Swiss fares, cheddar and chocolate, among numerous different things.

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Geography

Interlaken is situated in the core of Switzerland, with lake Brienz toward the east and Lake Thun toward the west. The waterway Aare runs parallel to the settlement. Interlaken is situated at a height of 570 m (1870 ft.) above ocean level and is spread over 4.4 square kilometers. The town is overshadowed by the three pinnacles of Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch which are a characterizing portrayal of the acclaimed Swiss Alps.
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Things to Do in Interlaken

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The mighty Lütschine offers some of the best white water rafting in the Swiss Alps. Here you will find everything from fast flowing Alpine river to thrilling water actions. Interlaken is internationally renowned for its variety of rivers and also for its white water river rafting tours. It is all in one an exhilarating rush from start to finish. You will be amazed and stunned by the beauty and uniqueness of your experience. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience the same and cherish it all your life. 
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Grindelwald first
The Grindelwald First is the area which is full of fun and fantastic views. As when you will reach at the top you will find first cable cart and there’s a short, safe and slightly scary cliff walk in the sky bridge which will surely draw your attention. After this you can head towards lovely Lake Bachalp which is perfect place for picnic. You will also find a great playground and breathtaking views which will surely leave you awe-strucked. 
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Aare Gorge
Switzerland’s longest river, which flows from Alps via lakes, has carved its way through the mountains in Gorge. Tunnels and wooden walkways allow all the visitors to experience the natural wonders with little real effort. Here the water is around 3 meter deep while the limestone rock walls reach nearly 200 meter high and the speed of the water flow ranges from 4-13 km per hour.  This will be an exceptional experience for you which you will cherish all your life. 
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Jungfrau
Standing on the Jungfrau at 3,454 meters above sea level, you will definitely feel it with your first step that altogether this is a different world. And surely without any doubt this will be a once in a lifetime kind of an experience. Gentle icy winds across your face, snow crunches under your feet and the stubbing view will take your breath away. Just breathe and feel all the senses and good vibes that reside within you at this exceptionally beautiful place. 
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Harder Kulm
If Interlaken had king or queen then they would surely reside at Harder Kulm. Reason being from the viewing platform at 1,322 meters above sea level he could graciously look at the beautiful and stunning landscapes without any exceptions. But you don’t need to be a king or queen in order to visit it, just take a seat in cable car and ascend Interlaken’s own mountain. 
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Trummelbach Waterfall
 The Trummelbach Waterfalls are the world’s only glacier waterfalls that are accessible undergrounds by lift, galleries, tunnels, path, and platforms. This waterfall is a part of Lauterbrunnen Valley’s 72 waterfalls. It also facilitates which includes a small souvenir shop and a self service restaurant with a scenic terrace also which throws amazing views. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, and leisurely cruises which will surely leave you awe-strucked. 
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Lake Thun near Interlaken and Bern is one of the best lakes for enjoying cruise boat excursions in Switzerland. Pleasure cruises on Lake Thun easily unite with excursions. Cruising the full length of Lake Thun and i.e. from Thun to Interlaken West just takes over two hours. This could be experienced year around destination.
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Lake Boat cruise on the Brinzersee between Interlaken and Bern with marvelous views of Alps and easy access to many sights.  Cruising here is possible on Lake Brienz from early April to late October. The beauty of this area is magical; enjoy premier vistas to the surrounding mountains, forested hills and waterfalls.
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Lucerne (2N), Interlaken (3N), Zurich (1N), Munich (2N), Stuttgart (2N), Frankfurt (1N),
... Lucerne (2N), Interlaken (3N), Zurich (1N), Munich (2N), Stuttgart (2N), Frankfurt (1N), Cologne (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 2,040
Onwards
Trip Type
Europe By Rail,Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Interlaken (3N), Lucerne (3N), Zurich (1N)
... Interlaken (3N), Lucerne (3N), Zurich (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,490
Onwards
Trip Type
Europe By Rail
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Interlaken (3N), Lucerne (3N), Zurich (1N)
... Interlaken (3N), Lucerne (3N), Zurich (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 2,570
Onwards
Best of Switzerland by Van
7 Nights / 8 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Zurich (1N), Lucerne (2N), Interlaken (2N), Zermatt (1N), Geneva (1N)
... Zurich (1N), Lucerne (2N), Interlaken (2N), Zermatt (1N), Geneva (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,890
Onwards
Trip Type
Europe By Rail,Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Interlaken (6N), Zurich (1N)
... Interlaken (6N), Zurich (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,200
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Happy Travellers

We Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Vacation!
We Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Vacation!

We Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Vacation!

We have arrived back in QATAR last week from the fantastic 19days trip in UK and Europe which you and your Company organized for us. We would like to congratulate you all as everything went so well, a meticulous effort from Flamingo side. 
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation; the people, the food, the hotels and sites visited were all excellent.
Barring the Apartciti at Rome, we would also like to say you’re choice of Hotels was excellent at all cities and we had a comfortable stay. A special mention to all the hotels chosen for one night stay was excellent!
Visits to the Disney Land, Eiffel tower and Madame tussauds in UK were a great experience to my children whereas visits to Swarovski, the glass factory and in particular, all the time spent of the street shopping were delightful experiences to my wife. We did enjoy the pedaling boat ride at Edinburg and Gondola ride in Venice. And of course the highlight was Mt Titlis and Jungfrau which are truly amazing.     
It was so interesting to learn about the countries and their history, the guides were good, helpful and they were so punctual as well.
All and all it was a very composed and well-designed itinerary.
The quality of food in the restaurants visited and the selection of items are quite impressive and the Service offered by restaurants staff other representatives of your company both in UK and Europe was impeccable. 
Last but not least, we would like to thank and wish to Mr. Michel and his wife Natasha (the Bus captains) for their great service. We wish all the best to them.
A special thanks to the tour Manager Mr. Darshan for his dedication, knowledge, good spirit and humour. He is the perfect guide and Tour Manager. All the credit of this tour goes to him for his excellent implantation. We have enjoyed his Masala Tea breaks and thankful to him for making the breakfast interesting by giving occasional hand otherwise was so boring breakfast.
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Thanks Flamingo Team To Make Our Dream Come True
Thanks Flamingo Team To Make Our Dream Come True

Thanks Flamingo Team To Make Our Dream Come True

Exploring Europe with our two teenage kids was our dream for a long time. Thanks to the Flamingo team to make that dream come true and giving us the memories of a lifetime!!! We really enjoyed the places, sightseeing, food and hotels. We were impressed by our tour leader, Kushal Shah, with his time management, attention to detail, leadership and communication style. His knowledge about European history and culture was excellent. We had an amazing time and we are looking forward to having many more memorable trips with Flamingo Tour.    
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