5 star rating: Highly Recommended 91 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

Best 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 August 2015

Definantly the highlight of our holiday so far. Highly recommended tour. The photos don't do this tour justice, the views are once in a lifetime. Our guide Fernando was outstanding, he spoke different languages, has a great knowledge of the area as well as switzerland in general, answered many questions about the country in depth which entertained the whole tour. Book it in!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

AWESOME TOUR. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highlight of my trip to Europe. Very scenic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was our first tour in Switzerland and it was just wow!!
Organised by Best of swizerland tours, the bus was nice, the tour guide was really nice friendly, knew all the detils of the complete journey, shared lots of information along the complete trip. Overall it was the best experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Valerie was excellent and we had a great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a wonderful experience and enjoyed it immensely. However, there was very little time to eat or shop with having to squeeze in all the sightseeing in one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a wonderful way to see the country. Getting up to Jungfraujoch was a wonderful journey!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a great trip. We would recommend this trip as it is beautiful. Be sure to bring water and a sandwich as it is a long day.

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.

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