7-Day Switzerland City Break in Bern

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Embark on a memorable 7-day city break in Bern, Switzerland!

Experience the ultimate Bern city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 6 nights in Bern at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bern or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 7-day holiday in Bern will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Bern, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Bern offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Bern, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Bear pit, UNESCO - Bern Old Town, and Bern Minster are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Bern by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Switzerland's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Bern promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Bern is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Bern's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Switzerland.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Bern. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Switzerland.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Bern reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Bern.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Bern fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Bern as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Bern, Switzerland!

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Bern, Switzerland. View of the old city center and Nydeggbrucke bridge over river Aare.Bern / 6 nights
photo of an aerial view of the castle in the municipality of Köniz in snowy winter in Canton Bern, Switzerland.Köniz



Photo of a Bear is walking along edge of pool in Bern Bear Pit (Barengraben) in Bern Bear Park, Berne, Switzerland.Bear pit
photo of aerial view of scenic Bern old town cityscape with old buildings Bern Minster cathedral tower and Aare River view in Bern SwitzerlandBern Minster
UNESCO- Von Bern, Grünes Quartier, Stadtteil I, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandUNESCO - Bern Old Town
photo of a beautiful sky with green trees and beautiful roses in Rose Garden Bern in Switzerland.Rose Garden Bern
photo of astronomical clock on the medieval Zytglogge clock tower in Kramgasse street in old city center of Bern, Switzerland.Zytglogge
photo of Bundesplatz the Swiss Capital Building in Bern, Switzerland.Bundesplatz
photo of a restaurant on top of Gurten hill near Bern, Switzerland.Gurten
Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum, Kirchenfeld, Stadtteil IV, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandBernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum
photo of Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.Zentrum Paul Klee
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication
photo of Natural History Museum of Bern in Switzerland.Natural History Museum of Bern
photo of elevator to Munster Platform in Bern, Switzerland.Münster platform
photo of The Federal Palace of Switzerland, the parliament building of Switzerland in Bern, the Capital of Switzerland.Federal Palace of Switzerland
Universität Bern Botanical Garden, Altenberg, Stadtteil V, Bern, Bern-Mittelland administrative district, Bernese Mittelland administrative region, SwitzerlandUniversität Bern Botanical Garden
photo of Kunstmuseum Bern in Bern ,Switzerland.Kunstmuseum Bern
photo of the famous medieval tower called the Kafigturm in Bern, Switzerland and part of the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site of the Old City of Bern.Käfigturm
photo of Fountain of Justice (Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen) is a 16th-century fountain with blue sky background in the Old City of Bern, Switzerland.Fountain of justice
photo of beautiful morning at Kornhausbrücke in Bern, Switzerland.Kornhausbrücke


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Day 1

Day 1 – Bern - arrival day

  • Bern - Arrival day
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  • Rose Garden Bern
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Bern. You’ll stay in Bern for 6 nights.

Make Bern Rose Garden your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this architectural structure an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,381 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Bern. Check-in at hotels in Switzerland normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Bern offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Bern. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

Make sure to book a table at ZOE, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining venue in Bern. This local gem’s delectable vegetarian and modern cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. ZOE is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Steinhalle, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 1 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible creative and international cuisine at Steinhalle has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Wein & Sein. This celebrated dining spot in Bern is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Turnhalle. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,298 customers.

Celebrate the start of your 7-day city break in Bern with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bern

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  • Zentrum Paul Klee
  • Bear pit
  • Nydeggbrücke
  • Nydeggkirche
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As day 2 dawns in Bern, embark on another day of exploration and adventure. Discover the city's vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and captivating sights at your own pace. With 5 nights left, the possibilities for discovery are endless.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Zentrum Paul Klee. This art museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,145 visitors. Attracting more than 148,610 yearly visitors, it’s a top sight you don’t want to miss.

When you’re finished at Zentrum Paul Klee, head to Bear Pit. This one-of-a-kind architectural structure is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 13,960 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Nydegg Bridge. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 504 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Nydeggkirche. This church is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 226 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

Exploring the most popular attractions in Switzerland can make you lose track of time. Be sure to grab something to eat at one of the best restaurants in Bern.

Don't miss out on experiencing Restaurant Rosengarten, a renowned dining spot in Bern. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,281 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at tibits, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Tibits boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,518 customers.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Bern by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bern

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  • Fountain of justice
  • Münster platform
  • Bern Minster
  • UNESCO - Bern Old Town
  • Zytglogge
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Get ready for another exciting day in Bern on day 3 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 4 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Bern.

Make Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen one of your first sightseeing stops in Bern. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 279 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Münsterplattform is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This observation deck is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,450 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by The Cathedral of Bern. This church building has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,813 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to UNESCO - Bern Old Town. A trip to this popular sightseeing destination is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.8 out of 5-star rating as given by 4,755 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Zytglogge. This astronomical clock enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,374 local and international travelers.

You can learn more about Bern today by going on a tour. Bern offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Bern.

Reserve your spot at Kornhauskeller, a popular local restaurant in Bern. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,436 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Lötschberg, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Lötschberg has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,268 customers.

Reflect on the adventures of the day as you unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Bern. Tomorrow holds new possibilities and discoveries!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bern

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  • Gurten
  • Museum of Communication
  • Natural History Museum of Bern
  • Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum
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On day 4 of your fun city break in Bern, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 3 nights left in Bern.

Drop by the renowned Gurten Park im Grünen. This popular mountain has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,836 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Museum of Communication. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,923 visitors, this museum deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Naturhistorisches Museum Bern. This natural history museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,814 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum. This museum and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,889 local and international travelers.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Bern has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Bern offers and add your favorites to your Switzerland travel package below.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Bern. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Luce, a distinguished dining establishment in Bern. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,541 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Mr. Pickwick Pub Bern has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,069 happy guests.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Bern to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bern

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  • Federal Palace of Switzerland
  • Bundesplatz
  • Käfigturm
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Wake up to day 5 of your vacation in Bern. With 2 nights left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Bern has to offer.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to The Parliament Building. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,882 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Bundesplatz. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,059 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Käfigturm. This city gate has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 855 visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bern on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

When you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the city.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Casino Bern. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Bern boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 1,429 visitors.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bern. At Adrianos Bar & Café, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 865 customers.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Bern, Switzerland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bern

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  • Kunstmuseum Bern
  • Universität Bern Botanical Garden
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Wake up to day 6 of your exciting city break in Bern. You still have 1 night left in Bern, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

Kick off the day at Museum of Fine Arts Bern, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This memory institution is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,136 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Universität Bern Botanical Garden. Universität Bern Botanical Garden is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,190 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Bern, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Bern below.

After a full day of exploring, we recommend you try one of the best places to eat in Bern. Enjoy the local flavors, unwind, and reflect on the day's adventures.

Make sure to reserve a table at Entrecôte Fédérale, an iconic dining spot in Bern. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,171 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Einstein – café & bel étage –. This famous bar in Bern has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 837 customers.

This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance.

Wind down and recharge for tomorrow's escapades in Bern, Switzerland. With each day comes new experiences to cherish and enjoy.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Bern - departure day

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  • Kornhausbrücke
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Your city break in Bern is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Switzerland.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Bern offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Bern.

If you can catch a later flight today, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you discover more iconic landmarks and hidden gems in Bern.

Kornhausbrücke is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Bern. This arch bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 183 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Bern, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

If you look forward to a delicious meal, consider a top-rated restaurant like Ristorante Azzurro Terra e Mare. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,032 customers.

As your city break in Bern draws to a close, cherish the memories you've made. With your travel plans in place, you're all set for a safe journey home. Until next time, take care and safe travels!

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