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Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, 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
  • Walk through the heart of a glacier at the Ice Palace

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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. 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 a UNESCO-listed Alpine wilderness.

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 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

rdnm18 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent guide (thanks Raymond!), fantastic day. Nature put it on for us with a wonderfully clear day all the way to the top, and with a great sunset behind the alps topping the day off. Inside and out at the top were memorable, especially the Spinx and Ice Palace. 3 hours at the top perhaps?

Kiel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Highly recommend this trip!! Everything is well planned, fantastic tour guide, and the views from the 'Top of Europe' are breathtaking. It's a full day tour and the best day we had in Switzerland!

betty.ho86

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic tour and beautiful scenery. Our tour guide, Kid was wonderful and took care of everyone in the tours

Beth N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was an awesome trip. The scenery was spectacular. We had the most fantastic tour guide, KID. Kid was informative and very helpful. He took the best pictures for us, and we proudly show everyone and brag about this fantastic trip. Jungfraujoch is a must see destination!

Dario M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour is great and we our tour guide was fantastic- he helped us taking great pictures of the Jungfraujoch, making this experience a 5 stars The full day has been perfect, having fun and enjoying the breath-taking views from the mountain. A must do during your stay in Zurich!!

abdullah.ash.rashdi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I like this tour as it shows different landscapes of Switzerland. The tour guide was very knowledgable and helpful. The pictures I took in this tour was really magical.

Fazailani I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing tour and unforgettable moment

frances.brandenburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Kid was awesome, very informative, funny and took control of a fairly large group but you didn't feel just one of the crowd, he offered personal attention to everyone. This was the most expensive of the 8 tours I booked but worth every penny and Kid made it so. I highly recommend this tour, the scenery was spectacular and although the tour was 12 hours we enjoyed every minute.

Jason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is the secound time on this tour and that is because it is an absolutely beautiful part of Switzerland. Also the tour guide named Kid was a big influence in my decision to take this trip again with Viator. Kid goes that extra mile to ensure everyone has a great time and is well informed about the areas visited. Will be back.

Georgia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Strange experience - very busy with lots of tourists. But the tour was fun, we had a great time seeing the sites of Switzerland and being at the highest train station in Europe!

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