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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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Head to Sihlquai Bus Terminal near Zurich train station in the morning to meet your multilingual guide — who speaks English and Spanish — and board your luxury coach. Then, relax on the scenic drive through the Bernese Oberland countryside.

Stop At: Bahnhofstrasse 25/5 3800, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

You’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairy tale as you stare at the sheer beauty of the white jagged mountains above Bern, a range known as the Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly mesmerizing, and it only gets better!

Arrive about two hours later in Interlaken for a quick break. This famous town is situated between two lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and serves as the main transport gateway to the region's mountains and lakes.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Restaurant Pizzeria Grund, Grundstrasse 63, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland

Continue to the nearby village of Grindelwald, where you’ll board the cogwheel train for a spectacular 1.5-hour ride via the Kleine Scheidegg high mountain pass to Jungfraujoch, a famous mountain pass between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.

Pass By: Kleine Scheidegg, Berner Oberland Switzerland

You’ll be treated to stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau along the way.

Stop At: Jungfraujoch, Bernese Oberland Interlaken, 3800 Switzerland

After your journey, disembark at Jungfraujoch, one of Europe's highest railway stations! Standing at an elevation of approximately 11,332 feet (3,454 meters), Jungfrauoch immerses you in an Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock.

Follow your guide to the Top of Europe building, adjacent to the station accessible by an underground tunnel. At the lookout point, gaze down on the snowy peaks of Aletsch Glacier, spread out in front of you. Then, take the elevator to Sphinx Observatory for more incredible vistas from the terrace. Don't forget to walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace, located in the heart of the glacier; it's an unforgettable experience!

Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

After the Jungfraujoch, the guide will take you back to Zürich.

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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch
  • Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch
Not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
5 | 2019-09-30

Lots of fun riding trains and buses to get to the Top of Europe. The tour is extremely regimented for time so the tour guide went a bit overboard on telling us MANY times that we had only 10 minutes at a stop etc. Once there, it is beautiful and well worth your day.

5 | 2019-08-19

The trip was well planned and worth a visit with the team. The lady who anchored the trip on 11th Aug was very prompt and supportive to the full team of travellers All the best!!

5 | 2019-07-23

I feel so ashamed in myself that I can't remember our tour guide's name but she was amazing! She was so helpful in so many ways. She was very sweet and spoke many languages which was very useful. She made us feel very welcome and her energy was great. The trip to the Alps was breathtaking! Words can't describe. Thank you for the experience!!

5 | 2019-07-15

We had an amazing trip. The scenery was beautiful! Everything was well planned out. Our guide, Minu, was very knowledgeable.

Sivabalan s
4 | 2019-07-15

Guide was superb and i have enjoyed. The bus is really good. whole day trip was pure impressive. well done guys

5 | 2019-07-03

What a great opportunity to experience the alps in person, even if staying in the city. Just a fantastic tour all around, from strolling through Interlaken to the cog wheel trains up the mountain, and standing outside on top of the Jungfrau- tremendous Swiss experience. Note that it is an ALL day tour, but well worth it

5 | 2019-04-16

It is expensive and a full day, but can you really say you've been to Switzerland if you haven't been to the Alps? I spent an extra day in Zurich after a conference and decided this was my daytrip of choice. Our guide, Maude, gave us such great insights throughout the trip and we drove through some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen before taking two trains to reach the top of Jungfraujoch. The mountain was incredible and the chance to walk out onto the snow or walk through the caves carved into the glacier ice were once in a lifetime experiences. The restaurants aren't great, but you aren't really there for the food anyway. I highly recommend the experience and the tour was flawlessly executed.

5 | 2019-03-04

I had limited time in Switzerland and this was the perfect tour. Long day, but eirth the time and money.

5 | 2018-10-17

This is an all day trip, so be prepared, but well worth it. You get to see all the best of Switzerland on this trip. Guide was good and knowledgeable.

Cindy M
4 | 2018-09-20

Great day trip. I only had 2 days in Switzerland and this was the perfect way to see the Swiss Alps. The views and the inventiveness to get to them were amazing.

5 | 2018-08-23

The tour guide Trudy was excellent very knowledgeable, the trip to the alps was excellent no complaints.

5 | 2018-08-19

This was exactly as the tour overview said that it would be. Our guide was excellent 65 years old and told stories like a fairy tale! The sights were breathtaking. We would HIGHLY recommend this tour. Don't allow the price to scare you off. It IS worth every penny!

Rachel I
5 | 2018-07-10

This tour is long, but TOTALLY worth it. Anna Leisa was our guide, and she was phenomenal!! As we were driving, she gave us remarkable insight to the Swedish lifestyle, history and culture. You go to Interlachen first, and it was great, but the these part was the Top of Europe. If it’s cloudy, just give it a few minutes and it should clear up. The view is amazing! But it’s COLD! We went in July and it was 75 in Zurich and 35 there. So, bring a coat! Do this tour. The countryside is amazing and so is the train-ride scenery.

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