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Day Trip to Kleine Scheidegg: Center of the Alps

Product ID: 49788
Spend the day at the beautiful mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg, and get breathtaking views of the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch mountain and Jungfrau. Ride the cogwheel train to Kleine Scheidegg and discover some of its stunning hikes.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Spanish, Chinese, English
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Spanish, Chinese, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get breathtaking views of the glacier at Kleine Scheidegg
  • Discover the idyllic Bernese Oberland
  • See the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch mountain and Jungfrau
  • Go to the famous mountain resort of Grindelwald to ride the cogwheel train to Kleine Scheidegg
  • Descend the mountain by train to Lauterbrunnen and pass the car-free resort of Wengen
Full description
Climb aboard a coach in Zürich and journey to the center of the Alps. Relax on the trip through a splendid alpine landscape en route to the lake resort of Interlaken. Upon arrival in the heart of the magnificent Jungfrau region, break to take in the stunning views of the 2 lakes and their surroundings.

Continue to the famous mountain resort of Grindelwald and board the cogwheel train up to Kleine Scheidegg. Marvel at the north face of the Eiger as it appears to be within your grasp. Enjoy the sensational alpine environment to the full during your independent stay at the mountain pass. Kleine Scheidegg offers something for everyone and is the starting point for many beautiful hikes, including the Jungfrau Eiger Walk (open late June to October) with views of the rock and ice masses of the Eiger glacier.

Find a restaurant serving regional alpine dishes (optional). Then, meet your guide in the afternoon to descend the mountain by train. Journey to Lauterbrunnen, passing the car-free holiday resort of Wengen, known for its top events such as the Lauberhorn Races.

Full of mountain-fresh air and fond alpine memories, travel back to Zurich in the evening.
Includes
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Cogwheel train Grindelwald - Kleine Scheidegg - Lauterbrunnen
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Sihlquai parking lot near Zürich Hauptbahnhof, the main train station of Zurich (stop "Sihlquai"). Directions: Go to track 18 (the last track on the ground floor) and follow it, with the street to your right, until the street turns right. Make a right with the street and walk for 20 meters. You will see "Starbucks Coffee" in front of the large square of Sihlquai Coach Parking. If you go by tram, take numbers 4, 13 or 17 to the "Sihlquai" stop and you will see "Sihlquai Coach Parking" opposite "Starbucks Coffee."

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please note that the trip is with a multilingual guide (English, Spanish and German) except during your individual stay at the mountain pass of Kleine Scheidegg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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A fantastic trip - early start but well worth the effort - scenery from the coach is amazing - beautiful stop in Interlaken the on to the beautiful Grindelwald. A short train ride to Kleine Scheidegg and you are in a winter wonderland. At Kleine Scheidegg we hiked down to WengenAlp to join the train back to Lauterbrunnen where we met the party again who went to the “top of Europe “ for our trip back to Zurich - yes it’s a long day but in my opinion it’s the best tour ( having done a few different trips over the years ) Vest of Switzerland has to offer Massive shout out to our guide Eduardo ( a fellow Fr Ted fan ) so knowledgable and caring of the customers he is a 100% legend and a total credit to the Best of Switzerland business

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February 15, 2020

Great day trip out but could’ve been better explained

Once we got onto the coach it was unclear of our specific schedule - as we had multiple people doing different things. It would’ve been better if we had a CLEAR timetable given to us before we got on the bus so we were more aware of when we were getting off the bus. Despite this, it’s a great excursion and we highly recommend it.

August 3, 2019

Well organized and enjoyable experience

Tour guide gave great insights into Swiss culture and the whole trip was well organized. Definitely worth it. The Kleine Sheidegg tour stops at the base of Junfrau mountain. Those who want to continue would have to pay more for the Junfrau tour, but Kleine Sheidegg is nice if you just want to hike and see the alps. It was cloudy when I was there, but if it were a clear day the views would have been even better!

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June 2, 2016

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Product ID: 49788