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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ascend to one of Europe’s highest peaks on a full-day trip to the magnificent mountain region of Jungfrau from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region to the charming village of Grindelwald. Board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway and ascend the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass. Absorb sweeping vistas of a sprawling Alpine wonderland from the vertiginous vantage point of the Sphinx Observatory. Explore the enchanting depths of an Ice Palace and capture fabulous photographs of the breath-taking landscape during your tour.
  • Travel through the Bernese Oberland and stop in the famous town of Interlaken
  • Ride the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier Station, and then on by cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe
  • Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as you enjoy views from the Sphinx Observatory and explore the Ice Palace
  • Learn all about the region from your multilingual guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Ascend to the “top of Europe,” and enjoy unparalleled views, when you take the train up to Jungfraujoch.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Aerial cable car Eiger Express from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier
  • Train from Eiger Glacier to Jungfraujoch
  • Train from Jungfraujoch to Lauterbrunnen
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Greet your guide in a central Zurich location and climb aboard a comfortable coach destined for Grindelwald. Receive a fascinating introduction to the Bernese Oberland region as you travel through the beautiful countryside and then refresh with a hot beverage (own expense) during a brief interlude in Interlaken.

Travel onward to Grindelwald to board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway for a ride to the Eiger Glacier station, where you change for the cogwheel train headed to one of Europe’s highest points. Marvel at dramatic mountain scenery during the ride up the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass, and scour the horizon for the jagged peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.

On arrival at the 11,332-foot (3,454-meter) summit, gaze at mind blowing views of the Alpine wonderland below, and then ascend to the Sphinx Observatory for even more magnificent panoramas. Try to spot the craggy peak of the Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s longest glacier, and then explore the frozen tunnels of the Ice Palace during an enchanting guided tour.

Opt to enjoy a fulfilling meal at one of the many rustic restaurants at the summit (own expense) and then re-board the train for the journey to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach awaits. Relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.

Zurich (Pass By)

Head to Sihlquai Bus Terminal near Zurich train station in the morning to meet your multilingual guide and board your comfortable coach. Then, relax on the scenic drive through the Bernese Oberland countryside.

Interlaken

A scenic coach journey through splendid countryside takes you to the Bernese Oberland. After a short break in Interlaken, a picturesque village nestled idyllically between Lakes Brienz and Thun, you continue to Grindelwald.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As the Jungfraujoch is covered in snow all year round, we recommend bringing a warm jacket, shoes with a solid rubber sole and sun glasses to experience all indoor and outdoor attractions. Please note that there is no possibility to rent clothes or shoes on top of the Jungfraujoch.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Routing and means of transport may have to be amended during maintenance work and depending on seasonal schedules without prior notice. A minimum stay of 2 hours on the top of Jungfraujoch is always guaranteed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


If you have young children, which may take longer for breakfast, and if you are not staying near the Bus Station area, it will be a rush getting there before 8am.
This is an all day trip, so be prepared, but well worth it.
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Fabulous tour guide
Michael_M, Dec 2022
The tour guide was absolutely fabulous. She was knowledgeable and informative. She looked after us, and made sure that we have all the opportunities that this particular tour had to offer.
Absolutely amazing trip...
Alicia_K, Dec 2022
Absolutely amazing trip and I highly recommend! Our tour guides were fabulous. Such a great experience and you spend time with your group and time by yourself to enjoy Jungfrau.
Worth the price and cold
T_R, Dec 2022
I'll give you a full run- through on what to expect. Bus terminal is easy to find but eat beforehand and have your coffee. You can't eat or drink on the bus. At our first stop, I left my water on the bus and it got thrown away. So if you do bring water or snacks, hide them in your back pack or jacket. I actually knew you couldn't bring stuff on the bus but thought it was open Food and drinks outside of water. Was disappointed to see my water be thrown away. No Bathroom on bus. Plan accordingly. Takes about 2 hours for the first stop (Interlaken) which was OK. We had an hour to walk around. The bathroom in the town was coins only. You get told not to really eat here since the next place will have sandwiches you can buy. Interlaken was OK. The actual mountain/ Destination was awesome! You do go on a snow platform where it is cold and I saw a lot of people slip but you'll be fine in running shoes. I wore my Chelsea boots and was fine. COLD though. Wear layers and bring gloves. The food when you get to mountain wasn't great and they were crappy sandwiches which were expensive. So plan on being hungry unless you sneak some food through. At the end, (around 4) we got to go through the Cafe line for more food. Expensive and didn't look good. When it was my turn in line, all the food was done. So plan ahead. Bus trip back is like 2 hours. Going there is 90 minutes to Interlaken then 30 minutes. The gondola ride, the views atop the mountain and all were awesome. Worth the price for that alone. The logistics were not fun as it relates to food, drinks, bathroom, etc
Great location nightmare guide
emily_c, Dec 2022
The destination is fantastic- if you want a nice ride to the mountain, and to experience the alps I say this is a great way to go. That being said, this was my second tour with this company and it was the second time I dealt with horrible guides. - not all of the guides are bad in fact let me say the nice young male guide with the small group there at the same time- name??!- was so kind and professional! I was sick from the altitude because I wasn’t able to eat all morning and he basically saw I was in trouble and carried me to the cafe where I could rest and eat. My guides of course were no where to be found. The mountain was amazing and I would do it again. The warning- eat before you go. I brought my breakfast to eat on the king ride there. But no food or drink on the bus. And then we only stopped for 15 min and it is barely enough time to go to the bathroom and get back to the bus. Make sure to have the right coin for the toilet. Otherwise you will have to run desperate through the town to a store to buy something and get some. Everyone was rude about it too. Awful. And I was late getting back. Along with everyone else. It was truly miserable. And annoying because rather than help us with import issues like food and bathroom- the guides are busy handing out coupons for shopping- as if there is time to shop. Insane. The head guide on my trip was rude and wouldn’t let me on the bus without putting on their sticker. I needed to sit to do so- but she didn’t care. And the other guide intervened and let me on, but then the witchy one screamed at her to follow me and see that I put it on. Seriously. She did, and then hugged me to make nice. But so stupid and unnecessary. Besides which, the stickers don’t stay on very well so be prepared to be pressing on it and checking it all day- well at least at first. They don’t care once you are on the way back. Because mine fell off somewhere between passing out in the cafe and running through the ice palace. I met some cool people and managed to have a good time- thanks to the wonderful male guide and the other single ladies on my tour. So yeah, sticker, have change, eat first, and try to get the guy. The tour company has an easy to find location, and nice buses. I would fire a few of the guides… but people seemed pretty rude in Zurich in general so maybe that’s normal and to be expected. ? Idk.
Amazing!
Tristan_P, Nov 2022
Amazing day, would highly recommend this tour!!! The tour guides were friendly, bubbly and always happy to take a photo for you or help out. The day was full but there was always plenty of time to explore and we didn't feel rushed. We were lucky to have such clear weather for our trip. The bus was comfortable and the guides very knowledgeable.
Fantastic day trip. Our...
Kevin_M, Nov 2022
Fantastic day trip. Our guide Monica, was very friendly and entertaining. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Zurich.
Ice house was so 😎 . The...
Mary_J, Nov 2022
Ice house was so 😎 . The tour guide was knowledgeable. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommend
Great experience
Mina_A, Nov 2022
Sweet funny guide tour! Beautiful scenery! And everything about the experience worth the money %100!
Day in the snow with views
Christine_M, Nov 2022
Guides are friendly and told us a lot of fun information. Gondola is new and quiet with great Mountain Views
Worth the money
Austin_D, Nov 2022
Great single day experience. The tour really covers a ton of ground in the 12 hour span. Highly recommend
Very well done tour. ...
Richard_H, Nov 2022
Very well done tour. Nice adventure for anyone to enjoy. Restaurant was very good. Once in a lifetime views from the top of the mountain. Gondola ride goes over the mountains with amazing views of the mountains.
Go for the gold if you are going to take a day trip. Well worth the time and money.
CRAIG_S, Nov 2022
Great tour, especially if its good weather. Our guide Annete and her assistant did a wonderful job. We had a double decker bus with a great driver Ritchie who navigated the Swiss roads perfectly. I soaked up all the commentary by the guide. Really informative. We stopped to pick up a few more people in Lucerne and Interlaken. In Interlaken we had a nice 1 hour stop to walk around a bit. I chose this tour because this had the Gondola ride before the train ride. Others did not. Price is not that much more than if you do this on your own. Once you get to the top just go on your own and follow the tour signs and it will guide you through the stops in an easy to navigate order. You are given plenty of time to explore on your own. Group had a reserved train departure time and plenty of explanation on when to return to leave. Reversed direction on train and Gondola to bus. Definitely bundle up no matter what time of the year. It's better to take more clothes than needed than not enough. Expect to feel some effects from the altitude but it's manageable
Great tour guides, loved the experience!
Zeba_H, Nov 2022
Katrin and Sophia did a phenomenal job in keeping all the guests safe, secure, and entertained. Everything moved in a very organized manner, and our family thoroughly enjoyed ourselves during our first trip to Switzerland. The views were amazing, and given the process in getting to the top, I don't think we could have done this on our own. Weather was poor the day we decided to take this tour unfortunately, but still a great experience. I'd recommend going on a clearer/sunnier day when you can actually see all the great views the top has to offer.
Great journey to the highest railway station of the world
Monojit_M, Nov 2022
Very good tour - the guide was informative and supportive and the driver, very skilled - tour was overall enjoyable, pity that the ice bar was closed
Amazing experience
Lisa_R, Nov 2022
The whole day was incredible! A great experience going to the top of Europe. Great tour guides! Wonderful stops along the way and plenty of time to experience JungfrauJoch
Best tour.
Anita_B, Nov 2022
Great tour guides Enrique and Lee. Very knowledgeable and informative. Personal and friendly. Driver was amazing in the wet rainy roads.
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Amazing views
Horacio_F, Nov 2022
This tour is a feast for your eyes, we have a great weather the entire tour. In every stop you will have great views from the alps. In October you can see the different colors of autumn. Our guide Eduardo gave us great information and was very close to the group.
A perfect way to experience the Swiss alps and learn about Switzerland
jennifer_a, Nov 2022
This trip was an absolute highlight of a six week European adventure. It was extremely well organised and I was particularly pleased we had a great amount of time at Jungfrauroch (3hrs) to explore and wait for the cloud to clear. Gallus was our guide and from the moment we left Zurich he provided such comprehensive information about not only what we were passing (even though we could not see because of low clouds) but also life in general in Switzerland. I could not recommend this more highly!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highlight of our trip
Ken_E, Nov 2022
The highlight of our trip so far . The guides were great! The view and experience was amazing! I would highly recommend!
Efficient Trip to Top of Europe
Abdulrahman_A, Nov 2022
If you have limited time in Switzerland, and you’re staying in Zurich, then this trip is for you. Below is the breakdown of the trip details. Basically, we took the bus from Zürich to Lucern, we picked up some people who are booking the same trip and on we went to Interlaken. In Interlaken, we stayed for around 30 minutes only. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION. If you want more time in Interlaken, this trip IS NOT for you. The same operator offers a different trip where you can have up to 5 hours free time in Grindelwald and Interlaken, but you cannot go to Jungfraujoch in this other trip. Anyway, after spending 30 min going up and down the street in Interlaken, we hopped on the bus and drove to Grindelwald, which is around 20 min drive. In Grindelwald we got off the bus and took the Eiger Express to top of the mountin to the train station (IT WAS THRILLING). Then, from the train station we took the train to Jungfraujoch. There we got off and started taking the Jungfraujoch Tour. I personally first had lunch in one of the restaurant because I was starving. Then started the tour. We had around 3 hours there, and it was more than enough to complete all the tour destinations (a total of 6 destinations plus the souvenir shop). First, you take the elevator up to the observatory and see THE TOP OF EUROPE. Then, you visit the tunnel that they built and it’s truly a journey through history. Then at the end of the tunnel, you arrive to the 3rd destination which is the ICE PALACE. Really cool place. Then you arrive at the PLATEAU, which is an open space to play in the snow. The 5th destination, is the SNOW FUN, where you can play in the snow, sliding and skating. HOWEVER, the SNOW FUN was closed actually (25-OCT to END OF MARCH), but there was a cool coffee/drink spot there. The 6th destination was also closed, which is I believe a restaurant that you have to walk to for 45 min in the snow, kind of cool, but there wouldn’t have been enough time to do it anyway. This marks the end of the journy. As I mentioned above, it is a very good trip if you’d like to visit the top of Europe with limited amount of time. WORTH TO MENTION: - The trip is long, so make sure you get a good breakfast and pack some snacks and water, and get a good night sleep the night before. - Again, don’t expect to spend much free time in Interlaken, we had around 30 min minus the time to get from/to the bus. - You only visit Grindelwald to hop on the Eiger Express and go up the mountin. THERE’S NO FREE TIME IN GRINDELWALD. - No need to buy snow boots, I wore my Yeezy’s and it was fine, in the snow and in the ice palace. ONE LITTLE ISSUE I FACED: - After we got off the bus in Interlaken, I had some coffee, and when I brought the coffee back with me to the Bus, the driver said: “It’s not allowed to bring coffee to the bus”!!! They did not mention this anywhere, and THEY LITERALLY SAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY THAT DRINKS ARE ALLOWED. Anyway, I satyed outside the bus and drank my coffee, then got in. TO MY SURPRISE, when I was walking to my seat, many people had their coffee with them in the bus, and no one said nothing!!! So please, THIS IS FOR THE OPERATOR OF THE TRIP, MAKE SURE YOU CONVEY CLEAR MESSAGE REGARDING THE DRINKING AND EATING BEFOREHAND, AND ENSURE THAT THE RULES ARE APPLIED FOR EVERYONE EQUALLY. ENJOY 🌹
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