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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Luzern, Switzerland

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Ascend to Europe’s highest point on an exhilarating full-day excursion to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. With a professional guide, travel by luxury coach through the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland region and board a cogwheel train at Interlaken. Ascend the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping mountain vistas on arrival at the ‘Top of Europe’. Explore the frozen witchery of an Ice Palace at the summit and marvel at incredible panoramas of the alpine wonderland from the Sphinx Observatory.
  • Day trip from Lucerne to the top of the breathtaking Swiss Alps
  • Enjoy a spectacular cogwheel train ride from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, one of Europe's highest peaks
  • Soak up winter wonderland views from the Sphinx Observatory and walk through the heart of a glacier in the Ice Palace
  • Your expert multilingual guide will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Round-trip cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from a central Lucerne location in a comfortable minivan and receive a fascinating introduction the Bernese Oberland’s rich history from your knowledgeable guide. Admire scenic vistas of the Swiss countryside, and then refresh with a hot beverage (own expense) during a brief interlude in Interlaken. 

Travel onward to Grindelwald to climb aboard a cogwheel train for a breath-taking journey to Europe’s highest point. Scour the scenery for the dramatic peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you approach the 11,332-foot (3,454-meter) summit of the Jungfraujoch. 

Marvel at the splintering peaks of the Aletsch Glacier and then ride the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory for incredible panoramas of the frozen Alpine wonderland below. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Ice Palace, following your guide through the heart of the glacier, and opt to enjoy a fulfilling meal at one of the many restaurants on the mountaintop (own expense). 

Capture final photographs of the incredible views and then descend the mountain on the awaiting train. Re-board your coach in Lauterbrunnen and relax during the drive back to Lucerne.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lucerne
Head to Lucerne in the morning to board your luxury coach. Your multilingual guide — who speaks English and Spanish — will accompany you throughout your entire full-day journey. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive through Swiss countryside and the Bernese Oberland, a fairy-tale wonderland of white jagged Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly captivating, and it only gets better from here!
Stop At:  
Interlaken
After a 1-hour drive, stop for a break in the famous town of Interlaken, situated between two lakes to form the main gateway to the region's mountains and lakes.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Grindelwald
Then head to the nearby village of Grindelwald to board your cogwheel train for an incredible 1.5-hour ride to Jungfraujoch. Travel through the high mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg between the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch
When you arrive at Jungfraujoch at an elevation of 11,332 feet (3,454 meters), you’ve reached one of Europe's highest railway stations! Jungfraujoch immerses you in a breathtaking Alpine wonderland. Take the underground tunnel to the Top of Europe building and stand on the lookout point to gaze down on the snowy peaks of Aletsch Glacier. Ride the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory's terrace for more amazing panoramas, and then enter the Ice Palace to walk through the heart of a glacier; it's an unforgettable experience! Enjoy a meal or some refreshments at one of the several restaurants at the Top of Europe (own expense). Savor your last views before boarding the train and heading back down to mountains, passing the ski resort of Wengen.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
Enjoy an amazing view
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lauterbrunnen Village
Disembark in Lauterbrunnen, reboard your coach and relax on the drive back to Lucerne.
Pass By:  
Lucerne
Drop off at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne at the end of the day.
  • 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 78 travelers

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 Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: 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 Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: 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 Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers.

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is about a 9-10 hour day, so be prepared, but well worth it!" See review
  • "The only downside to the whole day is the shuttle bus ride there and back, if you get car sick easily this will be rough, as the trip goes over the alps and is very winding at higher speeds." See review
  • "I think if you were going to do this trip, don't go later than early November because with the sun setting so early, the drive back will be pitch black." See review

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Can't top this......in Europe
Bill-Brenda
, Sep 2020
This trip has so much to it. The cog wheel train ride, the views from the Sphinx observatory, viewing and walking onto a glacier, the ice tunnel, and food and drink at 11,333 feet. It was an incredible experience. Our guide was very informative along the way and added to the trip. The only downside to the whole day is the shuttle bus ride there and back, if you get car sick easily this will be rough, as the trip goes over the alps and is very winding at higher speeds. However, even with that the trip is worth the time and money.
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Breathtaking!
Ranuca H
, Jan 2020
This is a must-do tour. Every aspect of the tour was exceptional from pick up, to the sights, to return. The mountain top was breathtaking.
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What a view
J6350XBpeterd
, Oct 2019
Edwardo, our guide to Jungfraujoch, was superb. Lots of knowledge, friendly and easy to understand. He handled the large group speaking several languages with ease. But the Jungfraujoch was truly the star of the trip. We had a perfect day, clear blue skies, temperatures in the 1-3C range and a light breeze. For a mid-October day, we could not have wished for more, the views were stunning. Left us overwhelmed. The walk to the snow side was fun as was the Ice Palace walk. The only suggestion is to announce that people can sit anywhere they want on coach on the return trip. Because we got the bus in Lucerne, we rode in the top of the double-decker bus but on the way back found seats on the lower level, easier on our old bodies. But this upset one couple who expected the same seats.
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Great trip
PatrickC2380
, May 2019
The whole family enjoyed the trip. The guide was very informative giving us alot of information on the way there.
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Great Experience
Sunshine27458595358
, Mar 2019
This was an amazing tour! We were fortunate to have sunny and clear skies which made the experience even better. The views from the Sphinx observatory and the cogwheel trains were spectacular, the tour guide was very informative and helpful, the stop and Interlaken was great and we had plenty of time to see everything we wanted to see.
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Awesome trip!! the Highlight of our...
Steve S
, Sep 2018
Awesome trip!! the Highlight of our vacation.
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This day trip was amazing and the staff...
Deborah B
, Aug 2018
This day trip was amazing and the staff exceptional! My husband lost his phone out the window on the way down and the staff went above and beyond to find it, which they did. Highly recommend using them.
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Scenery was beautiful but the tour...
Vicki W
, Jul 2018
Scenery was beautiful but the tour guide was awful. I would not book a future tour that is handled by Best of Switzerland. Find another company. Unfortunately, Best of Switzerland did not deliver a professional tour experience. The guide had a very thick accent making it near impossible to understand. Bad enough that we missed details of what we were seeing but worse when she was giving directions. I advised Best of Switzerland but they didnt see an issue. To me that tells you all you need to know about their concerns with quality control.
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This was the highlight of our Swiss...
Rizwanur Rahman
, May 2018
This was the highlight of our Swiss tour. Our guide Minu was awesome. She was quite informative as well as hilarious as she talked about Swiss culture, people and the various locations of the Bernese Oberland. Though the trip was mostly about travelling through various locations, we enjoyed every scene. Grindlewald and Kleine Scheidegg had awesome views and wish we could have spent more time there. In all it was a tour that one must take when visiting Switzerland.
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Jungfraujoch is super beautiful. You...
Ping Chim C
, Apr 2018
Jungfraujoch is super beautiful. You can touch the snow with your barehands.

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