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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
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 September 2014

Well organized and comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I agree with all the other reviews. This is a well run tour with plenty of gorgeous scenery. Our guide, Valerie, was knowledgeable and kept the group on schedule which is important. As others have said, there is not much time in Interlaken, but that is OK because Interlaken is just a tourist trap for Swiss watch shoppers. We had plenty of time on the Jungfrau to explore and get lunch. There is no dinner stop on the trip back to Zurich, but we gad some snacks with us. Be sure to participate in the trip to the top because the views, if the weather is nice, are priceless.

For those who like Clint Eastwood movies, I will say that I felt like Dr. Jonathan Hemliock while standing at the base of the Eiger in Kleine Scheidegg. I could recall in my head the line by George Kennedy, "I knew there'd be death on that mountain", especially as we rode past the ice fields.

Well worth the money and time.

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