5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 Reviews

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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

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Book and travel before October 31, 2015 and receive a free 2-hour Zurich Highlights Tour (daily, 10am departure only)

Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe, travel by coach with a multilingual guide through the Bernese Oberland region, and enjoy a stop in the famous town of Interlaken along the way. Board a cogwheel train in Grindelwald for a ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass, where an Alpine wonderland of spectacular mountains and glaciers awaits.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Zurich to the top of the breathtaking Swiss Alps
  • Travel through the Bernese Oberland and stop in the famous town of Interlaken
  • Ride the cogwheel train from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe
  • Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as you enjoy views from the Sphinx Observatory and explore the Ice Palace
  • Learn all about the region from your multilingual guide

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What You Can Expect

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Take the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch

Head to Sihlquai Bus Terminal near Zurich train station in the morning to meet your multilingual guide — who speaks English, Spanish and German — and board your luxury coach. Then, relax on the scenic drive through the Bernese Oberland countryside.

You’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairy tale as you stare at the sheer beauty of the white jagged mountains above Bern, a range known as the Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly mesmerizing, and it only gets better!

Arrive about two hours later in Interlaken for a quick break. This famous town is situated between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and serves as the main transport gateway to the region's mountains and lakes.

Continue to the nearby village of Grindelwald, where you’ll board the cogwheel train for a spectacular 1.5-hour ride via the Kleine Scheidegg high mountain pass to Jungfraujoch, a famous mountain pass between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. You’ll be treated to stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau along the way.

After your journey, disembark at Jungfraujoch, one of Europe's highest railway stations! Standing at an elevation of approximately 11,332 feet (3,454 meters), Jungfrauoch immerses you in an Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock.

Follow your guide to the Top of Europe building, adjacent to the station accessible by an underground tunnel. At the lookout point, gaze down on the snowy peaks of Aletsch Glacier, spread out in front of you. Then, take the elevator to Sphinx Observatory for more incredible vistas from the terrace. Don't forget to walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace, located in the heart of the glacier; it's an unforgettable experience!

The Top of Europe has several restaurants where you can enjoy a meal or some refreshments (own expense). After your time here, board the train and descend down the mountains. Pass the ski resort of Wengen and disembark in Lauterbrunnen. Finally, reboard your coach for the return drive to Zurich.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It's a lifetime exprience! Fortunately weather conditions were excellent and we really enjoyed the tour.

Tour operator very well organized this tour. The information provided by the guide en route was very good. The overall arrangement including tickets for all Cogwheel trains was excellent and absolutely hasslefree. I highly recommend to take this tour instead of going at your own.

I don't have words to describe the exprience on top of Europe! It was mindblowing and one of the destination one should visit before die!

We got free Zurich city tour with this tour, which was bonus!

Only problem we faced was with Air Conditioning in Bus while way back. It was bit hot and humid inside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

satisfy and happy with the trip, show us the best spot for photo taking and the scenery is breath-taking.

Vick S
Finland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Anet was a great tour guide! The day trip was awesome and truly mesmerizing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

One of the most amazing trips

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour is Superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Your was well organized. Peter, our guide, spoke very well and gave us lots of interesting facts and some jokes. It is a lot cheaper and easier going with the tour than on our own. We would highly recommend this company and the tour. This tour also gave us a free 2.5 hr city tour which was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

AMAZING views of the alps and you can even step outside and take it all in from the peak! Surreal! Fernando, our guide, was nice and knowledgeable. Make sure to pack warm clothes even in the summer, bring snacks and drinks for the long trip and shopping bag for Lindt chocolates as it is cheaper from the store up in the peak than in the city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Definitely a must do if you visit Switzerland. Jungfraujoch was magnificent but so was Interlaken and the journey to the top. Very scenic! The tour was very organized and the trains operated at clockwork. Our tour guide, Peter, was very, very good. He was very knowledgeable and tireless, giving helpful comments even when we were on the way back to Zurich. He even told us when to prepare our cameras for the good photos. He seemed to really enjoy what he is doing. Kudos to Peter! Would love to do it again maybe during winter time.

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