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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

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

KablammoNick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great day out. Fantastic scenery, and well worth the expense to tick off the bucket list!

Lothax

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

While you could probably make this journey to Jungfraujoch on your own, it is nice to have a package that gets you up there and provides easy access. The trip is certainly worth it for the views alone along the way, much less for the access to the interesting activities at the top of the mountain, such as an ice cave and ziplining across snow fields.

sanvid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

sanvid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Mtaylor5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My friend and I toured across Europe and booked dozens of tours... this was the best! Truly great experience!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A fantastic, well organised day. Barbara, our host, was amazing, knowledgeable and fun. I suggest you take an extra layer or two to step out on to the Plateau as it was -17 out there when we visited early February, but we did not let this hamper our day or spoil the view. A great day in every way.

skykey888

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide, Raymond, was very good. He was enthusiastic and took the time to tell us about the landmarks and towns as we passed them. He helped us take pictures and gave us many good recommendations. The Top of Europe was very neat. The view above the clouds was incredible. We would highly recommend this trip!

JJM United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

the best and highlight is the the top of Jungfraujoch , panoramic view specially when we at the top sun was shinning ... 101 recommended

Maxine v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great way to see the area. Views spectacular with all the snow and skiers out and about. The different train travel was interesting and all transport easy to access, A tour worth doing

Corbin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Barbara was an amazing tour guide. She made sure you got all the pictures you wanted and even climbed on things to take photos for you! The tour was stunning and Barbara provided a lot of great insight! Very beautiful and worth it all!

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