Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich
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  • 12 hours
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe, travel by coach with a multilingual guide through the Bernese Oberland region, and enjoy a stop in the famous town of Interlaken along the way. Board the gondola in Grindelwald and change to the cogwheel train at the Eiger Glacier for a ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass, where an Alpine wonderland of spectacular mountains and glaciers awaits.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

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.

Stop At: Bahnhofstrasse 25/5 3800, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

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

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Grindelwald, Grindelwald, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

In Grindelwald you board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier station, where you change to the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch. Stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau accompany you on the way and the imposing Eiger North Face seems to be within one’s grasp.

Stop At: Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland Interlaken, 3800 Switzerland

Once on the top, immerse yourself in the fascinating high alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow and rock. Experience the discovery tour “Alpine Sensation” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway.

Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Stop At: Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory, Jungfraujoch, Jungfraujoch 3801 Switzerland

Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau with the most breath-taking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, the neighbouring countries and the longest glacier of the Alps, the Aletsch Glacier.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch, Jungfraujoch Switzerland

Don't forget to stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace located in the heart of the glacier – a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

The descent by cogwheel train passes car-free holiday destination Wengen and takes you to Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits you for the return trip.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

The coach takes you back to Zurich, where your tour will end.

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • Aerial cable car Eiger Express
  • Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch
  • Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
  • Entry/Admission - Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

08:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ewa_P

15 Sep, 2022

This tour was wonderful!!! Monica was a great guide - lots of facts, very helpful, and on time. We loved each part of this trip. Thanks for a wonderful time!

patriciarE3686VR

15 Sep, 2022

Met the bus in Zurich – then to Luzern (to pick up a few people) and on to Grindelwald where we took a gondola to Eiger Gletscher. From there we took a cogwheel train to Eismeer and then onto Jungfraujoch (Top of the World - highest train station in Europe). We were at the top for a couple of hours… so amazing. Then we took the train to Kleine Scheidegg and changed to the Lauterbrunnen train. We met the bus there and headed back to Zurich. So many picture-postcard memories!

Terri_E

15 Sep, 2022

Getting to the top of Europe and seeing the view of the alps from 11,000 feet was breath taking. The ice palace experience was just spectacular. The experience of a lifetime will never forget it. The cable car ride,the cog wheel trains everything was just life changing thrill.

KACCJD

13 Sep, 2022

I want to start by saying I was extremely disappointed in this tour for one reason. They are misleading on the itinerary on trip advisor and other sites and that is not okay. I’m sure most of you rely heavily on the itinerary the companies leave to build your vacation. As much as my partner and I wanted to see the top of Europe we truly booked this tour because we saw it stopped in two cities. For us we were very excited to read that it stopped in Laterbrunnen for 60 minutes. While we DID stop there it was for literally 3 minutes and that was to board the bus.It did not let us tour. This tour is strictly for the top of Europe & a 6 hour bus commute. This is the real itinerary. Not sure if it’s worth $570 a couple Leave Zurich - large tour about 30+ peopel 1 hour ride on the double decker bus with no bathrooms to Lucerne Other guests board the bus at Lucerne Drive another 1 hour to grindlewald Observe beautiful views on the bus Don’t get off the bus still Drop the other guests off Drive to IN Stop in IN for 40 minutes Get back on the bus and drive a half hour to the gondala station and start going to the top of Europe You have 10 mins there to grab a snack by this time it’s 1 pm and the whole morning was spent commuting Take the gondola up (absolutely awesome views) then the cogwheel train (no views) Get to hang at the top of Europe station for 1.5 hours exploring the views ice palace and get an expensive lunch. Can’t imagine the crowds going to this place during high peak season. Leave top of Europe by cogwheel (no views) Then hop on a local train that is nice with views to lauterbruuen. You get off can use the bathrooms and literally get on the bus back. We were told it’s a two hour drive with traffic. We hit no traffic but we had to drop eeeyine off again in Lucerne. We left lauterbruuen where you are not allowed to go anywhere else except onto the bus at 530 pm !! We returned in Zurich at 8 pm. This tour would have been better if it only left from Zurich and included time in the two cities as it said. Interlakin for 40 minutes and lauterbruuen for 0 minutes is not ok. Beware if you get car sick this is a bus tour and you’re easily sitting on the bus for 6 hours. When we asked the guide why we couldn’t stay in lauterbruuen being we were there he said this tour does not include that despite me showing the itinerary that clearly states it did. He offered me to purchase another tour through the company for $200 for the next day to go back. Not even a discount. Very disappointed and frustrated because I relied so heavily on this tour to experience the Bernese Oberland. You definitely do not experience it. You’ll only experience the top of europe station on top of Jungfraujoch.

worldtravel_314

12 Sep, 2022

An incredible breath taking experience, expensive but worth it as its an engineering miracle. No need a full day. Shops and Restaurant at the top, but it can get crowded. Beware of high winds and strong ultra violet sun at over 4000 meters altitude.

User's Picture Gallery

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A view of Hagia Sophia from Hippodrome

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We are in front of Topkapi Palace

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A view from Hagia Sophia

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At Dolmabahce Palace

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Briefing of Naci at Süleymaniye Mosque

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Junfraujoch Top Of Europe

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Junfraujoch Top Of Europe

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Junfraujoch Top Of Europe

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Junfraujoch Top Of Europe

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looking over jungfrau

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Ice Age Squirrel!

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It's not very slippery but I wouldn't recommend running either

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It not actually as cold as it looks

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Inside the ice palace

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Cogwheel was a cozy ride

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