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From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

1. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

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From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

2. From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Explore the idyllic Bernese Oberland and magnificent Jungfrau mountain region on a full-day tour from Zurich. The day includes free time to explore the famous mountain resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken, located between 2 lakes. Journey through the countryside to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. After orientation, continue to Grindelwald, also known as “Glacier Village.” Numerous lookout points provide stunning views of the impressive mountainscape, including the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Take the cable car to the sunny terrace of Mt. First, where you can rent unique and fun Trottibikes to whizz down to town (optional, not included). In the early afternoon, return by train to Interlaken, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the region’s shopping paradise. Choices on offer include regional produce, precious jewelry, and Swiss watches. If you don’t want to shop, you can visit Interlaken’s Harder Kulm mountain. A funicular will take you to the top for breathtaking views (optional, not included). Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide for the return journey to Zurich and the end of the tour.

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From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

3. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

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From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

4. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken

Depart Lucerne and journey to the magnificent mountains of the Bernese Oberland by coach. Marvel at the splendid countryside as you drive to the beautiful resort town of Interlaken in the Jungfrau region.  After an orientation stop in Interlaken, continue to the village of Grindelwald, more than 1,000 meters above sea level. Get stunning views of the surroundings, including the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. Use your leisure time to ride the cable car to the terrace of Grindelwald First (optional, not included). Go for a walk or rent a trottibike (a scooter-like bike without a seat) and experience the dramatic scenery from a different perspective. Then, take a scenic - unescorted - train ride back to Interlaken, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Browse the shops or go to the Harder Kulm viewpoint by cable car for stunning views of the surrounding area (optional, not included). Breathe in the fresh mountain air before meeting your guide again for the return journey to Lucerne and the end of the tour.

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Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

5. Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (food not included). Nearby, you'll find one of Switzerland's most thrilling activities: the First Flyer, a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. Then, continue by mountain cart on an exceptional ride to Bort, from where you complete your adventure by Trottibike scooter. Curve down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Zurich.

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From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

6. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Bern. Board an intercity train for 1 hour to Interlaken, where you will change onto a local train. After 20 minutes, arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. Ride the cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS Worldcup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg, change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you to the top of the mountain. During the ride, the train will make a scenic stop in the middle of the tunnel, where you will have the opportunity to get off the train for 5 minutes. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch at 11333 ft above sea level, take a 1-hour walking tour through the tunnel system. If the weather conditions are good, you may be able to see the Black Forest in Germany from the terrace. Continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely outdoor spot covered in snow. Finish the walking tour by passing through a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. Stop for lunch at 1 of the 3 restaurants in Jungfraujoch - your guide will be happy to assist you or join you for lunch. After lunch, take in the views and enjoy the mountain air, before you head back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. Make an optional stop in Grindelwald if desired, before returning back to Bern via the same route where you will be dropped at your hotel. 

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Grindelwald: Cliff Walk and Bachalpsee Trail

7. Grindelwald: Cliff Walk and Bachalpsee Trail

Enjoy a morning drive to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes. After a short stop for a lake view picture, you will be taken to the charming mountain resort of Grindelwald. Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction “First Cliff Walk by Tissot.”.The trail with a 40 meter long one-rope suspension bridge at a dizzying height promises an extraordinary adrenalin kick. Just a few steps aside, you will find some of Switzerland’s most thrilling activities: the First Flyer and the First Glider, a gigantic zip line, that will give you the feeling of flying down the hill over 800 meters with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers/ hour. After take a leisurely hike to Lake Bachalp, this will be a must in the First area. From the mountain station, visitors will arrive at the beautiful picture postcard view of the lake and mountains within an hour. Go back to the station and continue by Mountain Cart (optional), a new fun sport vehicle with a comfortable seat, good tires and effective brakes. An exceptional ride on the rough track will take you to Bort, from where you will complete your adventure by Trottibike Scooter (optional). Curve down to Grindelwald through the lovely Alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  This tour is intended for amateur as well as serious photography enthusiasts with an interest to visit and photograph the beauty of the Swiss Alps together with its many traditions and culture . No prior expertise or experience in photography will be necessary, as your photographer/ guide will be there to assist you at every level. You may carry any camera – a simple aim-and-shoot or a DSLR. Travel enthusiasts who are not photographers but keen to experience the multiple facets of Switzerland will also benefit from the tour.

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From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch

8. From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch

Travel to Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps with this group tour from Zürich. Enter a world of glaciers, snow, and peaks at Europe's highest railway station at an altitude of 3,466 meters (11,371 feet) above sea level. Begin by taking a train to from Zürich to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where the Jungfrau railway line starts. Enjoy the view as you go through constantly changing landscapes on your way to the UNESCO world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. Follow your guide to the the Sphinx terrace which is the second highest observation deck in Switzerland. Tour the viewing platform, the miner memorial at the Alpine Sensation exhibition, and the sparkling Ice cave.

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From Interlaken: 4-Hour Rafting on Lütschine River

9. From Interlaken: 4-Hour Rafting on Lütschine River

Visit the picturesque Lütschine River and embark on a unique rafting adventure. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll get individual support from professional guides, making this trip a one-of-a-kind experience. Discover the wild rivers of the Swiss Alps and master the raging currents with a great team, excellent equipment, and professional guides. Take in the scenery as you pass through the gorgeous surrounding landscape. Feel the adrenaline rush as you rush down the river, steering the boat as a team. Relish the fresh water spraying your face and look back on the day with a smile.

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Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

10. Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

Meet your instructor for an induction and ground practice lesson at the drop zone office in Interlaken. Get geared up with a jumpsuit, harness, and goggles. After a short ride to the helicopter base, tape an interview for your video and board the chopper. A scenic helicopter ride will take you up along ski resorts Lauberhorn and Kleine Scheidegg to the peak of the famous Eiger mountain. Marvel at Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, and feel as though you can almost touch the peaks and glaciers. After surrounding the peaks, weather permitting, open the door of the helicopter, take a deep breath, and jump out! The speed will rapidly increase and soon, find yourself falling free at 120 miles per hour along the Eiger North Face. Guide the parachute to a safe landing in Grindelwald with the help of your Tandem Master, who will film your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,305 reviews

Jorge was great! He ensured that his instructions were clear and well followed to ensure smooth journey. He not only shared about the tour, he also shared about Switzerland cultures and lifestyles which gave us an overview how the locals live. Very interesting tour indeed!

All arrangements were smooth. The views and experiences were spectacular. Time allocated was sufficient to complete all activities

Angelica was an awesome tour guide. I had a great time, and I highly recommend this trip to everyone

Very nice experience. Nice staff and well organized. Highly recommended!

An amazing day of views and adventure! Totally recommend!