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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Face masks provided for travelers
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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
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

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.
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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:  
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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
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 Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
What is the policy on sanitization during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
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.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
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.
What is the maximum group size during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
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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  • "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


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Worth Visit to Jungfraujoch
, 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.
Wonderful time in Jungfraujoch
, 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.
Top of the World (Europe) Mom
, 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.
Must do!
, Feb 2020
I cannot recommend this enough. A breathtaking train journey with stunning views, and that's before you get to the top!
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Great trip
, Feb 2020
Great trip. Our guide Minu was fantastic. She was thorough in her explanations. It is a very long day, 12 hours, but it is worth it. We had a great time.
A Disappointment
, Feb 2020
The trip was overall disappointing. They mislead me about how long we would have in Interlaken. We had less than 10 minutes to explore and the options they gave us were a Hooters, and 2 touristy stores. We weren’t even in the historic part of town. They did not guide us really at all. I at least hoped to learn something from them but I learned more from a stranger on the train in 5 minutes than from them. The only benefit is that it was easy to follow them so I could get to and from Zurich. When I expressed my concerns with the trip, they blamed it on me for ruining the trip. So be cautious when reading reviews from them. They have proven themselves liars on multiple occasions. I would not take this trip or anything from this company.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Eliza, Thank you again for sharing your experience of our tour to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. In the hope of being able to finally solve this matter, we would like to give you, as well as other travelers, an explanation from our side and thus view the problem from a more holistic perspective. Generally, we include a stop of approx. 45 minutes in Interlaken, which gives our guests a break from the 2 ½-hour journey from Zürich already behind them and a chance to grab a snack, to do some shopping or to go sightseeing before proceeding to Grindelwald. From the drop off location in the city center, historic landmarks such as the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa can easily be reached within 3-5 minutes' walking distance. When following up your original review with your tour guide Marcel, we took the time to check our records and the bus recording system that tracks bus stops and journey times to ensure that drivers' rest periods are respected. As the bus was missing guests in Zürich and Lucerne and was faced with unfavorable traffic conditions, the time in Interlaken was limited to 25 instead of 45 minutes Unfortunately, your name was marked on the list of missing guests that held up the bus, which we thought was only fair to mention. If the guest list has been checked incorrectly and your name has been wrongly noted down, we would sincerely like to apologize on his behalf and on behalf of Best of Switzerland Tours for the misunderstanding. We have answered your review to the best of our knowledge and belief without any intention of blaming you or misleading future guests, but with the intention of giving a possible explanation for the bad review from our point of view. We apologize for having made you feel accused by our answer, which we can assure you has never been our slightest intention. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Switzerland despite this unfortunate incident and will do everything possible to avoid similar incidents in the future. Sincerely, Best of Switzerland Tours
Trip of a lifetime
, Feb 2020
Trip, views, guides call were fantastic. A day that will be remembered for a lifetime. If you have a limited time in Switzerland and want to see beautiful scenery this is a great trip
A wonderful experience
, Feb 2020
I took the trip with my parents (both are I over 65). The trip lasts for about 12 hours. We had two tour guides , Larse and Liwei, both are very friendly and helpful. They introduced the history and background of the cities/towns that we drove by making the whole trip very interesting. More importantly , the price includes all tickets (coach, several trains). It is a stress free. The view on top of the mountain is amazing.
Wonderful Day Excursion
, Feb 2020
The tour was very well organized, with Swiss precision! From Zurich, there were a few stops, in Lucerne and Interlaken for additional pickups. We spent 40 minutes in Interlaken to walk around main street, and 2+ hours at the main attraction, atop of Jungfraujoch, it was stunningly beautiful.
Mt. Titlis vs Jungfraujoch
, Jan 2020
Unfortunately due to weather we weren’t able to go on the Jungfraujoch tour that we originally booked. We ended up going to Mt. Titlis which was very unfortunate. We ended up not even being able to go to the top point at Mt. Titlis because of weather and wind as well. While it’s beautiful, we had 4 hours to site-see at Mt. Titlis which could have easily been accomplished in an hour. My husband and I sat for 3 hours and waited until we could get back onto the bus. We then made an additional stop in Lucerne for an hour and a half which was a waste of time. The most frustrating part of the tour was the guide. He was fairly rude — telling us that we would be left in Lucerne if we weren’t back on the bus by x time which felt a bit aggressive. We would not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Colin Ray, Thank you very much for joining our tour to Mt. Titlis, which was offered as an alternative to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. We are truly sorry to hear that your experience was hindered by such unfortunate weather conditions. All our excursions take place as planned regardless of the weather. Only the exceptional case that partners (such as cable car companies) must close lifts and railways for safety reasons, the programme will be amended and an alternative attraction will be visited. Unfortunately, the TITLIS cableways had only communicated the partial closure of Mt. Titlis when we were already on our way. As many of our guests only have limited time to discover Switzerland, we wanted to offer you a similar experience rather than abandon the tour and return to Zurich. As we can totally understand that the tour did not meet your expectations, we have authorized a partial refund of CHF 125.- per person through your agency. Instead of extending your stay at the middle station called “Trübsee” to more than 4 hours, our tour guide decided to give you the chance to further explore Lucerne instead. As one of the most charming cities in Switzerland, Lucerne offers the perfect opportunity to have a late lunch or early dinner, to do some shopping or to go sightseeing before returning to Zürich. Unfortunately, we are faced with late arrivals day in and out, which is why our tour guides emphasized that it is essential for the success of the tour that all guests are back on time. However, we are sorry to hear that the message came across as aggressive and would like to apologize on behalf of our tour guide and Best of Switzerland Tours. We hope that you were still able to enjoy a wonderful stay in Switzerland and look forward to welcoming you back on one of our tours on your next trip to Zürich. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
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