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From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

1. 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.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

2. 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.

Jungfrau: Round-Trip Rail Ticket with Ice Palace Entry

3. Jungfrau: Round-Trip Rail Ticket with Ice Palace Entry

Jungfraujoch is a must-see destination when traveling to Switzerland. Admire views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau as you travel by rail to Europe's highest train station. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Ice Palace, Alpine Sensation, and Sphinx Observatory. Take either the traditional route or the new Eiger Express. The new Eiger Express tricable gondola will take you from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes. Jungfraujoch has some of the coldest weather in Switzerland and the mountains are covered in snow year-round. Whether you plan to visit in February, June, or December, Jungfrau’s snowy scenes will not disappoint. There are more than just majestic views on offer. Check out attractions and activities including the Ice Palace, Alpine Sensation, and Sphinx Observatory.

From Interlaken: Jungfraujoch Self-Guided Tour

4. From Interlaken: Jungfraujoch Self-Guided Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour as you travel the classic "round trip" from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe, Lauterbrunnen, and returning via Grindelwald. With detailed instructions, you'll travel according to your own preferences, stopping wherever you want (Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch) and enjoying the views at a specific point for as long as you prefer. You'll get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking.

From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch with Guide

5. From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch with Guide

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.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

6. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.   Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11,333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany.  Walk through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland.  According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg.  From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end.. 

From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

7. From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train takes you within 2 hours to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level, you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approximately 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx Terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the Black Forest in Germany. Visit the "Alpine Sensation" exhibition, a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a charming place outside in the middle of the snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Admire the views of mountain peaks all around you. Then hop back on the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Basel, and finally back to your hotel.

From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

8. From Bern: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour

Explore the mountain of Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe" in the Bernese Alps, connecting the two four-thousand peaks Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level. 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. 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. Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, 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. 

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

9. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

Embark on a private day tour to the top of Europe in the Bernese Alps and visit Jungfraujoch. Ride by train and take in the glacier views before arriving at the highest train station in Europe. Tour through the Sphinx terrace, viewing platform, the Alpine sensation exhibition, and the Ice Cave. Meet your guide and travel on the train toward Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Transfer to the Jungfrau railway line, and take in the changing and snowy landscapes as you ride to Jungfraujoch. Considered a must-visit in Switzerland, Jungfraujoch is considered the Top of Europe, and connects the peaks of Jungfrau and Monch, at an elevation 11,371 feet above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, belonging to the UNESCO world heritage site. An aerial cableway and a cogwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. Once at the top, tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace. Look out over the glacier wonderland at the viewing platform, discover the Alpine sensation exhibition, and explore the Ice cave.

From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

10. From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

Discover Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps — a must-see during any trip to Switzerland. These mountains connect Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 metres (11,371 ft) above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area and a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. An aerial cableway and a coghwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. The tour begins by traveling from your starting point by train to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where the Jungfrau railway line starts. It is a varied tour with a constantly changing landscape up to Jungfraujoch which has the highest train station in Europe. While you are at the top of the mountain, your guide will take you on a tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace, the viewing platform, the Alpine Sensation Exhibition, and the Ice cave. The building includes several restaurants and shops with panoramic views.

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They cover a number of places in this trip. Starts from zurich city , goes to Interlaken. For Indians - There is a small garden in interlaken where a statue of Great Indian film director “Yash Chopra” is located. There are many souvenir shops available there. Fully guided tour by a professional multilingual guide Transportation in a comfortable coach Cable car ride from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier Train from Eiger Glacier to Jungfraujoch Train from Jungfraujoch to Lauterbrunnen Seat reservation and preferred boarding

Awesome place to visit, one should visit this place if he or she is in Switzerland. The company is very professional and run it smoothly. Whole tour went well except the extra time to collect and drop few traveller's from different area which need almost 5 hours during to and fro

Absolutely stunning. Great trip. Great tour guide. Great views. Visibility perfect on the day we went so exceptionally lucky. Very well organised.

Spectacular the tour is incredible and the assistance of the spectacular guide, super recommended

Excellent attraction, completely worth it, highly recommended