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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Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe, travel by coach with a multilingual guide through the Bernese Oberland region, and enjoy a stop in the famous town of Interlaken along the way. Board a cogwheel train in Grindelwald for a ride to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass, where an Alpine wonderland of spectacular mountains and glaciers awaits.
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Daily, all year round
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Itinerary
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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.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch
  • Entry/Admission - Jungfraujoch

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a good trip and just as it was described it was done hence it was well executed. Of course, you can't predict weather. So choose a time when chances of good weather will be in your luck!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
This is a beautiful breathtaking place to visit and something you can’t see in other places in the world. It was one of our favorite places we visited during our 3wk vacation. The views are unbelievable!
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
The bus ride from Zurich was good. Driver was very careful. The tour guide was very good as well and was very informative. The description in the brochure was accurate.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This excursion was phenomenal. Long but worth every minute. Our guide was super and did a "great " job of making the trip smooth. Views are breathtaking! Checking in was a bit unclear, but could be easily remedied by improving the check in process. Since a number of tours leave from this spot, tour bus and guide should be more easily identifiable. Thanks again Viator for making this excursion into the Swiss Alps an unforgettable experience. Two thumbs up!!!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
This was worth every penny and the long day. The views are incredible. It was organized perfectly. Highly Highly recommend.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
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.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This is a long day trip but well worth it if the weather is clear. The Alps, the cog wheel train journeys and the idyllic scenery made the day well worth it. Peter was our guide andvery helpful and capable.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
What a great tour! We had a very nice tour guide as we climbed the mountains through the various cities. Tour is well organized and the mountain is breathtaking. It's a bit pricey, but when you investigate doing it on your own the train tickets aren't cheap. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2019
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!!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
We had an amazing day.; the weather was perfect for our trip up the mountain. Marcel was very knowledgeable and fun. He kept things moving and was easy to approach. The bus was extremely nice; the trains were great; and the ice castle was spectacular.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
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!!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2019
We had an amazing trip. The scenery was beautiful! Everything was well planned out. Our guide, Minu, was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
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
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The views were amazing and our tour guide Marcel was witty, informative and helpful. The downside is that this is a 12 hour trip and the tour company did not allow food to be consumed on the bus. With scant time to eat along the way (you could eat at some of the stops but doing so left you without time to tour) this was an issue by the end of the day. Despite that issue, I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 16 Apr 2019
I had limited time in Switzerland and this was the perfect tour. Long day, but eirth the time and money.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
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.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
What a Great tour, Guide was Excellent, very knowledgeable of the area and attractions along the way. Everything about the 12 Hr. tour was No Stress, No Hassel, No Issues, even whey I move the date up by 1 day to enjoy better tour weather, BOOM Done ! That never happens with other tour companies. Well worth every $ spent.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2018
The tour guide Trudy was excellent very knowledgeable, the trip to the alps was excellent no complaints.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2018
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!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
I strongly recommend this trip. It was amazing, my kids enjoyed going inside the ice palace, tubing, walking on snow, and the beautiful views. Don't miss it!
• Submitted 26 Jul 2018
If you want to have the experience of the Alps this is your tour, I really enjoyed the tour.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2018
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.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The guide was excellent with a warm smile and also very knowledgeable
• Submitted 04 Jul 2018

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Daily, all year round
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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