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  • Location:Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:11.5 hours

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

Board a cogwheel train to UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, aka the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, you’ll ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy!

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Zurich to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Switzerland's magnificent Bernese Oberland
  • Ride a cogwheel railway through the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch
  • Take in a jaw-dropping Alpine panorama from Europe's highest railway station
  • Immerse yourself in a world of eternal snow and ice
  • Walk through the heart of a glacier at the Ice Palace

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Switzerland at its best! Riding the cogwheel train up to Europe's highest railway station is an unforgettable experience, and once you get there, the views of the Alps and the glaciers will take your breath away.

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What You Can Expect

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Start your 11.5-hour day trip from the bus terminal in central Zurich and depart by coach for the scenic 2-hour journey south. You’ll travel among the towering peaks of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen, where a cogwheel train carries you up to Europe’s highest-altitude train station, situated in an Alpine wilderness that takes pride of place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

The 50-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass in the Burnese Alps. Upon arrival at Jungfraujoch, situated at an elevation of 11,333 feet, disembark at the Top of Europe and head to the Alpine Sensation — a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway. Head to the Ice Palace for a glacier walk and stop at the Sphinx Observatory for sweeping views of Europe's longest glacier: Aletsch Glacier. From viewing platforms, enjoy a 360-degree panorama of this winter wonderland draped in a breathtaking display of ice and snow. On a clear day, look beyond to the mountain peaks of neighboring Italy and France. 

If you wish, purchase a snack or a warm drink at the on-site restaurant (own expense) before the return cogwheel train ride down to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach awaits. Relax on the 1-hour drive back to Zurich, arriving at the bus terminal in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Mikhail G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fine, but at the top it is not enough oxygen. Some people feel bad. It should be considered when planning this trip.

Shashank R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Trip was excellent and also the Guide!!!!

Leonie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I have been wanting to visit Jungfraujoch for several years and finally had an opportunity this year. The tour was well organised and Raymond was a great guide. The bus ride was scenic and provided me with an opportunity to see a fair bit of the lovely countryside.

I had been wanting to visit Jungfraujoch for several years and had the opportunity just before Xmas. Raymond our guide was fabulous and everything was well organised. The bus ride gave me an opportunity to see the lovely countryside and it was a spectacular ride in the trains up to the summit. Raymond provided expert commentary on the way up and down. We had two hours on Jungfraujoch before catching the train down to Grindewald. It was a lovely tour and I enjoyed it very much.

Claudia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent Trip! Raymond, our guide, was wonderful, very attentive, and very knowledgeable. The weather was perfect, though I understand this doesn't always happen.

jralbosky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole experience from start to finish was just incredible. What wonderful sights!

William

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Jungfraujoch is magnificent! The tour guide was awesome....we were given priority seats, best camera spot and tour to the Top of Europe :

gleeglee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What an amazing day,blessed by fantastic weather very cold but very
Sunny , spending around 2 hours on the top is perfect to do everything that is available,
If one time in your life you visit Zurich this tour is simply a must do event

Spacy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

we had an amazing time. tour guide was a joy to listen to.

Ahmed Salah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing Tour!

Nasim F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was beautiful, not too long and not too short. It is definitely worth it.

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