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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

ANeil C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour lived up to all the reviews. The bus ride to the cogwheel train was filled with panoramic views of Switzerland including Luzern, Interlaken, and too many more to list. The train rides to the top offered fantastic views of the Alps. Great views at the stops on the way at Eigerwand and Eismeer. Once at the top, enough time was provided to enjoy the Sphinx Terrace, Alpine Sensation, Ice Palace, the Lindt Chocolate shop, souvenir shop, and get a bite to eat. We even mailed postcards. All around a great day. The return ride on the coach offered more panoramic views. Our guide Peter and driver Andy were outstanding. Definitely recommend this tour. Light jackets and sturdy walking shoes are a must. I saw people of all ages enjoying this tour.

Woody A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

WOW WOW WOW A must do trip!

Nicola S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What an amazing day! Every corner we turned was another Wow!. An absolute must!

Janice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was great. Our tour guide Kid was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Let us know when to get our cameras ready. He was funny and entertaining. Kid took care of the group and that is not an easy job.

Stephanie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If I could rate this 6 stars I would! This trip was absolutely amazing, especially if you do not have enough time to spend longer in the Jungfrau region. Our tour guide Kid went above and beyond his duties and is honestly the best tour guide I've had. He is fantastic. Loved this trip!

Taiyaba G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A must do! It was amazing.. very well organised.. very easy boarding on the trains and cable car..
The views are just out of the world!!

Arturo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Perfect tour, the Guide Kid made all the tour very informative and funny. he always told us where was the best picture spot, it worth every penny that i payed.

Jyotika M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide Peter was very informative and helpful. The tour itself is worth every penny, this tour was the highlight of our trip to Zurich.

dolin_ong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My family and I enjoyed the Tour so much! Its the best choice we made , and our pleasure to be served by a damn awesome tourguide , Kid. He has made this trip such an enjoyable one with so much fun laughter and humour, awesome attitude, loads of picture takings and good advices and introduction.

mandspena

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Going to the Top of Europe was the most awesome experience for us being our first time in Europe! Switzerland was on my Bucket List so needless to say, it was awesome! Highly recommend taking this tour, highlight of my European experience!

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