Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of the Swiss Alps on an invigorating 2-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Jugfraujoch region from Zurich. Capture photographs of sweeping Alpine vistas from one of Europe’s highest peaks; explore an Ice Palace in the heart of a frozen glacier; and enjoy a range of rejuvenating outdoor activities during free time spent in either Grindelwald or Interlaken.
Included on the tour is the following; one nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel in either Grindelwald or Interlaken; meals indicated by the itinerary; round-trip transportation from Zurich; and a professional guide.
Day 1: Zurich — Interlaken or Grindelwald
After pickup from central Zurich from a central location, sit back and savor the excitement as you travel through the splendid countryside to one of Switzerland's most attractive Alpine regions, the Bernese Oberland. Along the way, enjoy live commentary about the region from your professional guide.
Arrive in Interlaken or Grindelwald (depending on option selected) and spend the rest of the day as you please. Your guide will equip you with detailed written information about the sights, attractions and activities available in the town of your choice.
Interlaken: Uniquely located between two lakes, this popular resort town offers great shopping, attractions and outdoor activities. You can cruise on one of the lakes, take the cable car to Harder Kulm mountain or visit the JungfrauPark theme park.
Grindelwald: Nestled in an impressive Alpine landscape, Grindelwald is a paradise for nature lovers. Go hiking to enjoy stunning views of the famous triple peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, take the cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt First or rent a trottibike for a fun ride through town.
For dinner, each town offers a range of restaurants, from authentic local ski lodges to more trendy, modern establishments.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Interlaken or Grindelwald
Day 2: Interlaken or Grindelwald — Jungfraujoch — Zurich (B)
Enjoy buffet breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a day trip to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe. Meet your guide for a scenic drive through the Jungfrau region to Grindelwald (or meet your guide directly in Grindelwald if option selected), where you’ll hop on a cogwheel train for a ride up the Alps via the Kleine Schneidegg mountain pass.
When you arrive at Jungfraujoch, you’re officially at the highest train station in Europe! The Top of Europe immerses you in a high-Alpine wonderland of snow-capped peaks. Soak up the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking Aletsch Glacier — Europe's longest glacier — and the snow-capped peaks of neighboring countries. Then visit the Ice Palace to walk through the heart of a glacier!
Stop for lunch at a restaurant (own expense) before reconvening with your guide for the train ride back to Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits you for the return trip to Zurich.