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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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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.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Cogwheel train ride
Aerial cable car Eiger Express
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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”.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
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:  
Interlaken
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
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Grindelwald
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
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lauterbrunnen
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Zurich
The coach takes you back to Zurich, where your tour will end.
  • 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
  • Warm clothing and sturdy shoes recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.

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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." See review
  • "This is an all day trip, so be prepared, but well worth it." See review

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star-5
Amazing!
Glorianna_A
, Sep 2021
Had an amazing trip. Jorge our tour guide was very nice, knowledgeable and very helpful. He answered any questions or concerns any one had
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Memorable Mountains
Jennifer_B
, Sep 2021
This was an amazing trip. Every part of the travel was amazing views. The guides were also amazing! Definitely recommended
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When in Zurich it’s a must see tour!
Robert_S
, Sep 2021
Great tour guide! Trip was 12 hours long but time seemed to fly by. Really enjoyed the stop over in Interlachen but nothing can compare to the sights and views from Jongfraujoch!
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Not a relaxing experience
Courtney_H
, Sep 2021
Really nice tour and I got some of the most amazing pictures. However, your on a bus with 20+ people and the tour guide translates everything in multiple languages which means you don’t experience real time information. There are also Multiple tours within your bus, which means you need to drop off and pick up people not going to the same seat as you. There are multiple bus changes which means you never really get to relax. There’s no WiFi or bathrooms and one of the legs is 2 hours long. I thought my tour guide was average. She didn’t seem to have a deep knowledge of Switzerland’s culture or historical facts. The tour company also does a poor job of communicating relevant information for the tour. Wear a warm jacket, it will be below freezing at the top.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Courtney, Thank you very much for participating in our tour to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in general and got to take beautiful pictures to take home with you. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions, we are still facing much lower guest numbers than before the pandemic. The merging of groups and languages not only allows us to guarantee our departures, but it also gives guests the chance to visit smaller but not less interesting destinations than the world-famous Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Since a visit to Europe's highest railway station involves different modes of transport, changing several times between bus, cable car and train is unavoidable. However, the journey itself is an unforgettable experience and as a plus, every change also offers the opportunity to use the bathroom. The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is located at 3’463 meters (approx. 11’000 ft) above sea level and covered in snow and ice all year round and therefore it is certainly recommended to bring a warm jacket or several layers of clothing. We are sorry to hear that the guidance provided by your tour guide did not live up to your expectations. While she has been working with us for several years, it was one of her first tours after nearly two years and we will make sure to share your feedback with her. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Switzerland and look forward to welcoming you back on our tours on your next visit! Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
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star-5
highly recommend this tour
Remy_R
, Aug 2021
Even though it's a 12-hour day trip, the time flew by. Our guide was excellent and we were very fortunate that the day was clear and not too cold. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone who is thinking about it. Jungfraujoch was amazing!!
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Good
Omer_B
, Aug 2021
Whole tour is good specially our guide fermando sorry if I spell wrong very sweet n kind hard working guy . Just if possible put some coffee or snack I. Your tour I don’t think that cost a lot . Rest all fine .
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star-5
Do not hezitate! (Worth every penny)
MD92
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour and the tourguide was awesome!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Calm & funny and explaining everything on the way and even stoped at some nice locations along the way for some picture taking.
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Worth Visit to Jungfraujoch
Hiya_S
, Dec 2020
Awesome trip. Total worth of every singlr penny. Our guide Konrad Peter makes our tour more beautiful. Planning to visit the place again sometime in summer. Also last but not the least the Best of Switzerland tour is maining a very good hygiene. Every time we were stepping into the bus, the santizer spray was mandatory to use. Keeping th mask on and keeping distance in bus was strictly followed.
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star-5
Wonderful time in Jungfraujoch
Jayson
, Mar 2020
I really enjoyed the Trip. Our guide Maude was very helpful. She gave a commentary from the time we pulled out of the bus parking lot until we got to each activity. I personally enjoy learning about the towns and sites we are just passing by as well as the destination. Dan was also another guide on the trip who was very helpful hearing the group. The stops were wonderful, I only wish we had more time at each one. Jungfraujoch was magnificent. I loved the Ice tunnels.
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Top of the World (Europe) Mom
James_F
, Feb 2020
Had a magnificent time. Long bus and train rides from Zurich, but the experience was well worth it. Our guides were very informative and easy to understand. And the bus driver was very skilled along the mountainous terrain. Simply put, Awesome.
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