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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. It is also Europe's highest train station. The scenic coach journey takes you 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. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Once at the top of Jungfraujoch, immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and visit the Sphinx Obser...

    It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

  • From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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

    This 7-hour excursion begins with a short coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Once there board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, exchange 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 you’ll pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for y...

    I took the tour starting in Interlaken, but it actually started in Zurich, which would make it a very very long day. I think there was a stop in Interlaken for the Zurich people, and several of them didn't get back to the bus in time, so that delayed our departure by at least 20 minutes. The tour itself in JungFrau, including the new fast cable ride up to the Eiger was excellent. The cogwheel train up to the summit is uneventful, as it is mostly inside the mountain. The facilities at the "Top of Europe" are superb. Must better than at the top of Mont Blac, or the Matterhorn.

  • From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe

    3. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe

    Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, 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. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of 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 views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a on...

    Tour provided by Best of Switzerland. Everything from start to finish was faultless. Excellent communications before the tour commenced. A very friendly, knowledgeable tour guide and a friendly group - what more could you want? Attention to hygiene and safety precautions were good and implemented well without detracting from the experience. Konrad our guide was informative, humourous and readily available to take pictures upon request! In fact the your wouldn't have been as good without him! An excellent, highly recommended tour - well worth the money !

  • From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

    4. From Zürich: Round-Trip Private Guided Glacier Express Tour

    Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Zürich, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train will stop in An...

    This tour is good enough to follow self guide. Just get the tickets online and follow the schedule. Make sure you know which glacier express route you wanted to see. I made a mistake thinking that the tour will go all the way to Zermatt but the route I purchased stopped at Bern. So, it was quite a disappointment. Our apple pie was not served in the train but was packed up because the cafe forgot to serve us on time.

  • Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

    5. Swiss Ski Experience in the Jungfrau Region

    Enjoy an early morning drive through the beautiful countryside while listening to interesting explanations by your multilingual guide. Grab a bite to eat during a picture stop at the famous mountain resort Interlaken before reaching the ski area of Grindelwald. You will be fitted with the necessary equipment and meet your professional instructor for an exciting afternoon on the gentle slopes at Bodmi arena - a perfect learning environment for ski beginners. During your class, see how your instructor demonstrates the correct techniques and then give it a try yourself and slide across the white snow. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the north face of the Eiger Mountain while skiing the well-prepared slopes. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture these thrilling moments of a once in a lifetime experience. Before starting the return journey, have some leisure time to explore the Alpine...

    My son and I really enjoyed our guide Nina. She was extremely accommodating since we signed up for the wrong class (beginner’s class).The equipment was first class, only wished we had more time/days there. I would definitely use your company in future trips. Thank you Randie and Ben

  • One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

    6. One Day Glacier Express Train Tour from Bern

    Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Bern, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45 AM. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a village 1400m above sea level. The train wi...

  • Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

    7. Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

    Begin with a 30-minute ride up to the Gornergrat Summit Station on the legendary cogwheel train. Throughout your steep climb, travel over bridges, through tunnels, and past thundering waterfalls. Observe the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic mountain peak, which lingers in the background for the rest of the your journey. Take a slow climb up to an open air 360-degree viewing platform to enjoy views over the highest peaks in the Alps. These include the Monte Rosa peaks and glaciers, which are the highest places in Switzerland. Relax at the sun-filled terrace of the Kulm Hotel, before hiking on posted trails through a nature reserve area. As you travel, admire the amazing geology and a variety of alpine wild flowers, and stop at an alpine lake to admire its beauty and crystal clear water. Take a break for refreshments on the sun terrace of the historic Restaurant Riffelberg, where Mark Tw...

  • From Basel: Glacier Express Day-trip with Private Guide

    8. From Basel: Glacier Express Day-trip with Private Guide

    Meet your tour guide at a pre-arranged time in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will transfer you to the train station in Basel, where you will board an intercity train. This will take you via Zürich and along Lake Zürich to the south east of Switzerland. When you arrive in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, you will have the opportunity for a short walk around, schedule times depending. Back at the train station, you will take your seat in the panoramic train. The train departs at approximately 11:45am, at which time the lunch service will start. Pass through the famous Rhine gorge heading to Disentis, listening to audio comments on a headset. Simply ask your guide about availability. In Disentis, the train will start to climb to 2033m above sea level into a rough alpine landscape. After passing a lighthouse, the train will begin its descent on a steep track down to Andermatt, a...

  • From Zürich: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

    9. From Zürich: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

    Start your day of adventure by meeting your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. After a short meet and greet, you will make your way to the train station in Zürich. After you have boarded your inter-city train you will arrive at Interlaken East in 2-hours. From there, the small local train will take you within 20-minutes to Lauterbrunnen. With your tour guide, you will travel 15-minutes to the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, passing the "Staubbach" waterfall, the helicopter base and the steep walls of the mountains. At Stechelberg, you board a cable car for a totally unique combination of transport and scenery.  Once you have enjoyed a couple of cable car rides you will be lead to the "thrill walk" in Berg. From the terrace in Berg, the "thrill walk" leads you down to the vertical drops of the breath-taking rock massif. Afterward, board the last section of the cable car as you ascen...

    We had the best guide anyone could ask for! Eric was extremely informative, attentive to all our questions, and very witty. He willingly assisted us in not only making the most of this spectacular tour, but also helped us with our immediate and future transportation needs. Just fabulous in every way!

  • Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

    10. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

    Capture the perfect postcard images in the best Swiss alps photography adventure. Bring your camera and you will be assisted to take unforgettable pictures. There is also the possibility to be photographed with professional equipment,  so you will not miss any detail of this life-enriching journey!  Leave from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lucerne, from where a guided tour, in a modern cogwheel train, will take you up to “Kleine Scheidegg”, situated right at the foot of the world-famous Eiger North Face. Continue to the Jungfraujoch – the highest train station in Europe at 11,300 feet (3,454 meters). Admire the amazing kingdom of eternal snow and ice, visit the ice palace, and experience the breathtaking panorama of the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest ice river), and the soaring peaks of the neighboring countries. Afterwards, take the trip back to Lauterbrunnen through typical mountain ...

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I took the tour starting in Interlaken, but it actually started in Zurich, which would make it a very very long day. I think there was a stop in Interlaken for the Zurich people, and several of them didn't get back to the bus in time, so that delayed our departure by at least 20 minutes. The tour itself in JungFrau, including the new fast cable ride up to the Eiger was excellent. The cogwheel train up to the summit is uneventful, as it is mostly inside the mountain. The facilities at the "Top of Europe" are superb. Must better than at the top of Mont Blac, or the Matterhorn.

It was a great experience. The scenery was amazing, our guide was wonderful(nice, proffessional, responsible and very clever- gave us a wide perspective about the tour and swiss history, culture and economy in general) and the driver was nice and responsible as well.

It was a fun and wonderful experience, the guide was very nice, accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to go on the trip again.

Great tour guide, he was really friendly and knowledgeable. The trip is well worth your time.

Well organized, great tour guide. Achieved the goal at every point. thanks