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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 3 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
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
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.
  • 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
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
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
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
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.

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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
Unexplainable trip
Gurjit_B
, Jan 2022
This trip was a dream come true. It’s unexplainable experience that one has to experience it to understand the depth of nature’s beauty. Though it was freezing cold and I am not a fond of cold but I would do it again on a heartbeat. The items at Gift shop are really good. Food is delicious there specially the soup from self serving restaurant on 2nd floor. Cogwheel trains was a unique experience. Best part of the trip was that Eduardo our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Ernesto our driver was the best, I was admiring how he drives so smoothly in the mountains. All together was a trip worth of every penny spent.
star-4
The ice castle was pretty...
JosephCaleb_A
, Jan 2022
The ice castle was pretty fantastic. One comment would be for the guide to perhaps let the tourists enjoy the scenery a bit more on the way up to the mountains (less narration).
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Worth the trip
Susan_Y
, Dec 2021
Even thought the weather was bad and we can’t have the view and some activities were closed, we still have good experience going up the mountain. Our guide Mr Pedro is an experience guide with sense of humour.
star-5
Burnese Oberland : It’s a Wonderful World
Sandeep_J
, Dec 2021
Tour guide on Christmas Day was amazing. A Swiss local; spoke good English and had tons of information, and took on most questions about the area easily. She covered a wide range of topics from local sightseeing, to sports, to history about William Tell, Swiss ‘sumo’ wrestling and politics. The tour provided ample time at the peak and lots of freedom to self-explore. I usually like doing things on my own, but there were quite a few transportation changes involved that the logistics would have taken up valuable vacation time. My fellow tourists were also a fun lot.
star-5
Amazing life time experience
Yesi
, Dec 2021
The guide was awesome and a life time experience trip!! I would highly suggest this one. It’s taking the whole day- and you are quite tired afterwards
star-5
Amazing!!
Mario_B
, Nov 2021
Amazing experience! Tour guide and his assistance were also very helpful and friendly! Definitely definitely recommend to anyone
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Outstanding!!!
Carrie_H
, Nov 2021
It is amazing at the top of the mountain!! The ice caves and being at the top of the mountain was just a beautiful once in a lifetime experience, would highly recommend!
star-5
Ice caves, train ,cable...
Syed_A
, Nov 2021
Ice caves, train ,cable car and mountain top sites were amazing. Tour guide was good as well and it was easy to book
star-5
Unforgettable trip - I...
Tu_L
, Oct 2021
Unforgettable trip - I loved it and worth it, I highly recommend it - the weather was great , tour guide was on time .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Time and money well spent
Rhonda_J
, Oct 2021
We had a great day on the Swiss Alps tour! Rebecca was a terrific guide, and our driver was also excellent. I believe his name was Ernesto. The views were stunning, and we were blessed with a clear day. The tour left on time and ended exactly twelve hours later. Super from beginning to end! We’ll always remember it. So glad we went!

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