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.
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
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Spend a relaxing couple hours atop Jungfraujoch, and explore both its Sphinx Observatory and Ice Palace.
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I can't put into words just have incredible this trip was! Our tour consisted of maybe 6-8 people and I was surprised we continued on the tour, we had an entire couch bus to ourselves! Barbara was an amazing tour guide and our bus driver Emil was great as well. This trip was seriously a dream come true for me and I am so so happy the weather was incredible the day we went up. If you are wondering if it is worth it, it is. If you tried to book transportation and admission to these places on your own it would turn our to be even more expensive (viator gets group discounts). Don't spare the money and go on this trip!! You will remember it forever.
It was an amazing trip guide, ride, location everything was really good. organized and professional guide was so knowledgeable and friendly and it’s a must do trip breathtaking views are just amazing, I could’ve never imagine that I can go on the mountain but they made it possible it was really smooth ride with very less physical activities and it’s wasnt really cold at all so I had a great time.
Clouds, drizzle, and snow showers (on the mountain) made for a dismal day. Hopes had been high for my husband and me, along with the $500 price tag for travel for two. Received a small book describing the site, provided by the tour, but only at the end of the trip. Having the book up front would've helped to prepare for the site (there are things to see indoors) and to pass some of the time in transit.We also missed having a hand-out that included an agenda/time table plus a map.The day (combining bus and train travel) was extra long because we had to collect and drop off two passengers in Lucerne. No music or videos were offered to enliven the bus ride.Our guide's English was hard to understand. My husband and I often travel abroad, and I used to teach ESL to adults in NYC. Never heard the guide's version of English before. (He's from Thailand.) The guide also had a flippant, joking attitude that wasn't always funny.In fairness, the guide did suggest various spots for photo ops. He also made time to take guests' pictures using our cameras. Several photos he took of me/us were very good. Rather than spend a day like ours, take a chance and buy tix at the last minute. You'll then have a better idea of what weather to expect. Unless you have zero time flexibility, resist the online hype urging you to "book early as these trips may sell out." Our bus had at least four empty seats.Wish I'd read Yelp reviews in advance. I would then have looked for a different tour company.
The tour guide forgot his name was hilarious. At first he seemed like this quiet, grouchy tour guide, and then as the tour went on his personality started to show and I was laughing the whole time.
Overall this tour was worth my money and scenery was amazing.
I recommend taking caffeine with you if you get sleepy on a bus as I always do so you don't want to fall asleep and miss all the amazing views!
The stop off points were amazing and not too short, nor too long. The main restaurant in Jungfrau is very, very expensive and not good so make sure you eat at the cafeteria.
My tour guide name is called Kid. He was awesome and hilarious! I came on this tour as a solo female and Kid made me feel safe and also had me sit with other solo females which I made friends with. The tour is a must I highly recommend especially if you have Kid as your tour guide no one does it better then him! The drive is long yes but it's all worth it once you are on top of Europe with the views.
Raymond, the tour guide and Luis, the driver, both of them were extremely professional, courteous and caring. I was travelling with a disabled guest and they went above and beyond what was expected to ensure we got the same experience as other guests. Raymond even stepped up in places where other guides would have liked to rest with the guests. I really want to thank Hans Meier for a great experience. I think the competitor also offers the same tour and just based on the customer service of the tour guides and drivers, I would recommend Hans Meier more than the competitor, since I took some tours with both companies.
Although most of the trip is accessible, the first cogwheel train and some of the doors at the peak are not friendly towards folks on wheels. The Ice palace needs shoes with grooves as it is somewhat slippery. All the other attractions up top were great. I would definitely recommend having some good snacks going up, as you can expect the prices to be a bit on the higher side. And walking around gives a good workout.
This was one of the longest and most outstanding tours I had from Zurich. Definitely worth it and recommend it to anyone!