Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks in picturesque Lauterbrunnen, board the cogwheel train with your guide and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful trip up to Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face.
Soak up spectacular valley views, then travel onward to majestic Jungfraujoch at an impressive altitude of 11,333 feet (3454 meters) above sea level. This high-altitude Alpine wilderness sits in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps and takes pride of place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Visit the Alpine Sensation — a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway. Wander through the Ice Palace and take in panoramic views over the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) from your vantage point on the Sphinx Observation Terrace. On a clear day, you can see as far as the snow-capped peaks of neighboring countries!
Travel back down the mountainside to the Alpine town of Grindelwald, then hop aboard your coach for the return journey to central Lucerne where your tour will come to an end.
- Cogwheel train
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Jungfrau
- Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch
- Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
- Entry/Admission - Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Make sure the weather is clear otherwise you won't be able to see much. Most other tours going to the top were cancelled due to high winds and snow but our tour guide was determined to go up. Once we got to the top most of the observation deck was closed and you could not see anything due to white out conditions.
guide was good ,after paying that much for tour ,when water is not free that leave bad taste,overall ok
My husband and I had a great time on this trip and would recommend it! The weather was great, the views were unbelievable not only on top but traveling to and from the summit! Kid was a wonderful tour guide and made the day memorable!!!
My wife and I were glad to have chosen this tour for our honeymoon. The trip was made wonderful by the wonderful sights and the company of our guide Raymond and the driver.
I have only one thing to say, thank you Kid. Only being in the alps surpassed your being your tour guide. I will never forget the beauty of this experience.
This tour was amazing. It is worth every penny. Our tour guide KID was the best. I highly recommend him. The views, the place, the entire thing was amazing.
The tour itself and the scenery you see is just incredible. We had Kid as our guide and he was exceptional at making sure he got pictures for everyone and knew the best spots/times to get them. This is an expensive trip, just like everything else in switzerland, but it is well worth it. Unless you live in the alps, you just can't see this. My only gripe is that for how expense the tour is, you are not even provided a bottle of water. Even though it is stressed once onboard how important it is to have water. the guide was selling water for 2 francs a bottle, cash only but it just seems silly a bottle of water isn't provided at the seat. We've been on numerous trips like this through viator and a bottle of water is the bare minimum provided. Not a huge deal, we had water with us, but it just feels like nickel and diming you considering how expensive the tour is. Other than that though, fantastic tour, Kid did a great job of keeping a large group together and on time and making sure we all had great pictures to remember!
It was about 3 hours from Lucerne. One thing to be wary of is the weather if you book the tour ahead of time. You may want to wait until the last minute to book, as there isn't much to see when there are clouds engulfing the top. While the cost of the tour is pricey, it is worth having someone who knows the train schedules, has a reserved car for you on the train especially important in busier months and can lead you around. Our tour guide didn't provide much in the way of 'touring' during the ride back and forth nor while at the top. She was friendly and educated on the things asked, just not proactive in providing information. Bus ride was very bumpy and side to side - I don't know if that was due to the drivers driving capabilities or the intense switchbacks up the mountain!!!! Even in early May, it is BUSY!!!! Having a guide to keep us straight was such a relief. Grab yourself some Swiss Alps whisky to enjoy at home. One of the staff recommended a whisky liqueur as well. And apparently this is the mountain where Bollywood movies film if there are any mountain or snow scenes!!!