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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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What you can expect during your visit
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy.
  • Full-day trip from Zurich to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Switzerland's magnificent Bernese Oberland
  • Ride a cogwheel railway through the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch
  • Take in a jaw-dropping Alpine panorama from Europe's highest railway station
  • Walk through the heart of a glacier at the Ice Palace

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Spend a relaxing couple hours atop Jungfraujoch, and explore both its Sphinx Observatory and Ice Palace.
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Cogwheel train ride
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your day trip from the bus terminal in central Zurich and depart by coach for the scenic journey south. Travel among the towering peaks of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen, where a cogwheel train carries you up to Europe’s highest-altitude train station, situated in a UNESCO-listed Alpine wilderness.

The 50-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass in the Burnese Alps. Upon arrival at Jungfraujoch, situated at an elevation of 11,333 feet, disembark at the Top of Europe and head to the Alpine Sensation—a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway. 

Head to the Ice Palace for a glacier walk and stop at the Sphinx Observatory for sweeping views of Europe's longest glacier: Aletsch Glacier. From viewing platforms, enjoy a 360-degree panorama of this winter wonderland draped in a breathtaking display of ice and snow. On a clear day, look beyond to the mountain peaks of neighboring Italy and France. 

If you wish, purchase a snack or warm drink at the on-site restaurant (own expense) before the return cogwheel train ride down to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach awaits. Relax on the drive back to Zurich, arriving at the bus terminal in the evening.
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Board a coach at the central Zurich bus terminal and savor the scenery as you drive approx. 90 minutes south through Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland to Interlaken.
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Arrive in Interlaken and enjoy some limited time before boarding the bus again. Continue with a short drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Kleine Scheidegg
In Lauterbrunnen you'll hop on a cogwheel Train for a ride up the Alps via the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.
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Climb up, up, up, savoring views of the towering mountains around you, until you reach Jungfraujoch. You're officially at the highest train station in Europe, at an elevation of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters)! At the Top of Europe, experience a breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps enveloped in eternal snow and ice.
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Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
Overlook the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) from the sweeping Sphinx Observatory and spot the snow-capped peaks of neighboring France and Italy beyond. Grab a drink or a bite to eat at the panoramic restaurant if you wish.
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Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
Walk through the heart of a glacier in the Ice Palace.
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After your time at Jungfraujoch, ride the cogwheel train down to Grindelwald Grund, where your coach awaits for the drive back to Zurich.
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Arrive at the bus terminal Sihlquai en the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hans Meier Tourist

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.
What is the policy on sanitization during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
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 Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.
What is the maximum group size during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The mountain gets cold so make sure you bring a ski jacket, beanie and gloves (some people did not and looked very cold)." See review
  • "The Ice palace needs shoes with grooves as it is somewhat slippery." See review
  • "Do not take sealed food on top as it blows up in your bag due to the pressure." See review


1,122 Reviews

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Best trip worth the value.
, Feb 2020
Amazing experience. My group had the best tour guide with Raymond. He made the experience unforgettable and made it as personalized as possible. I couldn’t have enjoyed the trip more and recommend it for anyone to go on.
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Raymond and driver Armand were excellent to meet all of our needs.It is well organized
Excellent day tour from Zurich to Jungfraujoch
, Jan 2020
Excellent Tour, Well guided(Tour guide Raymond was excellent and knowledgeable of the area, He stayed with the group the whole time and even took lot of family pictures as well). Jungfraujoch tour is one of a kind experience that everyone will enjoy(just bring warm clothes, gloves etc on your tour) Highly recommend Raymond as he is one of a kind(takes personal care of everyone on the tour)
Excellent Tour
, Jan 2020
This was a great day that i'll never forget. The guide was great, I liked how we had our places reserved on the trains. Well worth the money
It is not worthy for one day
, Dec 2019
First is very far away from Zúrich to make it in one day tour with kids. It was horrible the Schedule they give us only 3 minutes to get out of the bus and walk to the train station and with kids this is imposible misión, we miss the train, so we have to wait 1 more hour to take the next train to the top. Over there seems to be gorgeous but its no to be done un 1 hour walk, To our bad luck that day was a storm so everything was close and we could no see nothing It was to much money to be just on a bus and on a train
Great Guide
, Dec 2019
Due to weather across the Alps, we were not able to go to Jungfraujoch, but our guide Raymond was quick to come up with an awesome plan. We were able to see 3 towns that would have been hard to get to without a guide. Thanks Raymond for an awesome tour and bringing great energy!
Overall good experience
, Dec 2019
I echo comments from others. Overall it is a good and pleasant experience. The tour guide is very helpful and attend to details with a tight schedule. The bus is nice and mountain view is excellent! The only pity is that, not a fault due to the tour itself, is that we spend 9-10 hrs round trip just on the road with only 2.5 hrs on Jungfraujoch, which is basically enough for Nov. If you look for more extensive exploration or hiking in the mountain, leaving from Zurich is too far.
Highly recommended!
, Dec 2019
Kid D. is an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, funny and helpful. The sceneries are breathtaking. An amazing tour!
Best tour guide in my 14 days
, Nov 2019
This tour guide was the best!! He was very knowledgable , do much fun, he took our pictures made us laugh and enjoy the tour. I had many guides in my 14 day trip, but he was the best!! I highly recommend him!!!
Most amazing trip ever!
, Nov 2019
It was amazing all the way! Also our tour guide who was knowledgeable an very very funny..Loved it! I would certainly recommend your services anytime!

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