Donna Anna boat tours
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Experience a touch of Venice on Lake Brienz
Enjoy a boat tour on the timeless, stylish “Donna Anna” and discover the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. The panorama, the wonders of nature and pure enjoyment form the focus of the tour. The “Donna Anna” first went into service in Venice in 1974 and has carried many guests in her eventful history. This elegant taxi boat spent many years plying her trade on the canals of Venice and was thereafter briefly stationed period in Basel, before arriving in Lake Brienz, where she now glides majestically over its waters. The “Donna Anna” can accommodate 10 guests, in addition to the captain, and operates from the Interlaken Ost BLS jetty. Tours on the “Donna Anna” can be booked all year round; the passenger cabin is dry and heated.
“Donna Anna” – the pleasure boat
A variety of tours allows you to choose your perfect experience on the water, nestled amid the imposing mountains of the Bernese Oberland. On the Castle Tour, which lasts around one hour, the captain skilfully steers the Venetian water taxi from the BLS boat station in Interlaken Ost across the waters of the lake to the picturesque fishing village of Iseltwald and back. The Waterfall Tour, which lasts around one-and-a-half hours, continues via Iseltwald to the thundering Giessbach Falls. In the winter months, both tours can be rounded off with a leisurely fondue. The Farmer’s Brunch Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy a brief guided tour through the historic village of Iseltwald before visiting the “Schiltenhof” farm, where you can sample local delicacies from the region. the owners, a local family, will serve up their home-made mountain cheese, dry sausage and snacks. After the culinary stopover, the “Donna Anna” will take you to visit the thundering Giessbach Falls, after which you will cruise back to the jetty in Interlaken Ost around two-and-a-half hours later.
Unique live escape game with a boatExperience what it’s like to be a captain. In collaboration with the Mystery Rooms Interlaken, we bring you another escape game, the “Captain’s Mystery Tour”. On this Live Escape adventure – the only one of its kind in the world – the trip on the wooden Venetian boat “Donna Anna” and nautical training are integrated into an escape-themed game. Immerse yourself in the adventure and show the captain the right way to solve the mystery.
Charter trips for one-of-a-kind experiencesYou can arrange a charter trip on the Italian wooden boat that corresponds to your own specific wishes, allowing you and your group to enjoy the beauty of the Holiday Region Interlaken by water in a leisurely atmosphere. Book a tour of your choice to celebrate a birthday, a hen or stag night or a wedding, or take an enjoyable evening tour with a glass of Prosecco. The “Donna Anna” is also the perfect venue for meetings and adds a very special touch to your gathering. You can obtain further information about the various options directly from the provider.
Your highlights at a glance
- Experience Lake Brienz in a truly unique manner on a Venetian taxi boat
- Captain’s Mystery Boat Tour, the world’s first live escape game on a boat
- Book the Farmer’s Brunch Tour including a village tour and sampling of local specialities
- A wide variety of group offers for lunch and dinner cruises
- Individual charter trips for different occasions
To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note
- Bookings can be made all year round
- Dry, heated passenger cabin
- Capacity: 10 people plus the captain
- The taxi boat is skilfully steered across the waters of the lake by an experienced captain.
"The trip on the “old lady” remains etched in my memory. I can still feel the gentle wind in my hair and the evening sun shining on my face. The melting snow ensures that the turquoise colour of Lake Brienz really comes into its own in the spring."
Operating hours Daily at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00 h
Closed in winter
- Suitable for any weather
- for Groups
- Suitable for the Elderly
- for Children of all Ages
Accessibility / Arrival
- Parking available