Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

From USD 308.26

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ascend to one of Europe’s highest peaks on a full-day trip to the magnificent mountain region of Jungfrau from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region to the charming village of Grindelwald. Board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway and ascend the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass. Absorb sweeping vistas of a sprawling Alpine wonderland from the vertiginous vantage point of the Sphinx Observatory. Explore the enchanting depths of an Ice Palace and capture fabulous photographs of the breath-taking landscape during your tour.
  • Travel through the Bernese Oberland and stop in the famous town of Interlaken
  • Ride the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier Station, and then on by cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points in Europe
  • Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as you enjoy views from the Sphinx Observatory and explore the Ice Palace
  • Learn all about the region from your multilingual guide

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Ascend to the “top of Europe,” and enjoy unparalleled views, when you take the train up to Jungfraujoch.

What's Included

  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Seat reservation and preferred boarding (Eiger Express, cogwheel train)
  • Alpine Sensation, Sphinx Observation Terrace, Plateau, Ice Palace (weather permitting)
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Eiger Express cable car, cogwheel train
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Coach Terminal, close to Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Greet your guide in a central Zurich location and climb aboard a comfortable coach destined for Grindelwald. Receive a fascinating introduction to the Bernese Oberland region as you travel through the beautiful countryside and then refresh with a hot beverage (own expense) during a brief interlude in Interlaken.

Travel onward to Grindelwald to board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway for a ride to the Eiger Glacier station, where you change for the cogwheel train headed to one of Europe’s highest points. Marvel at dramatic mountain scenery during the ride up the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass, and scour the horizon for the jagged peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.

On arrival at the 11,332-foot (3,454-meter) summit, gaze at mind blowing views of the Alpine wonderland below, and then ascend to the Sphinx Observatory for even more magnificent panoramas. Try to spot the craggy peak of the Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s longest glacier, and then explore the frozen tunnels of the Ice Palace during an enchanting guided tour.

Opt to enjoy a fulfilling meal at one of the many rustic restaurants at the summit (own expense) and then re-board the train for the journey to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach awaits. Relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.

Zurich (Pass By)


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grindelwald Terminal (Pass By)


2 hours 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lauterbrunnen (Pass By)

Zurich (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • 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
  • As the Jungfraujoch is covered in snow all year round, we recommend bringing a warm jacket, shoes with a solid rubber sole and sun glasses to experience all indoor and outdoor attractions. Please note that there is no possibility to rent clothes or shoes on top of the Jungfraujoch.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Routing and means of transport may have to be amended during maintenance work and depending on seasonal schedules without prior notice. A minimum stay of 2 hours on the top of Jungfraujoch is always guaranteed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
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.


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Must See in Switzerland
Stephanie_C, Oct 2023
Vladimir was an amazing tour guide, and this was a must-see trip to the Top of Europe. There is nothing else like it. Highly recommend booking this tour and any others offered by Best of Switzerland!
A trip to the Top of Europe!
Lori_S, Oct 2023
Incredible views and we very much enjoyed the Ice Palace. The ride back down the mountain on the train could be skipped and just use the Gondola. There was no bathroom or water or food facilities available after the first train stop on the way back down. Lastly, the train back down the mountain did not have enough seats for our group and at the stops there was other passengers embarking.
Sharmi_C, Sept 2023
Annett the guide was excellent… beautiful tour … gorgeous place… I will go back here over and over again.
Don’t miss this tour
Carol_P, Sept 2023
This tour is amazing. You can’t beat the views. Our tour guide Eduardo had so much information at each of our stops.
Simply amazing
LuisAlfredo_G, Sept 2023
It was an amazing experience from start to finish, appreciating the swiss scenery, as well as visiting Jungfraujoch and its ice palace. It is one of the best experiences I've ever had.
You Cannot Miss this Trip
Herbert_N, Sept 2023
Santiago was a superb guide and took great care of the tour. The scenery is simply breathtaking. Very interesting Ice castle. Expensive food and water cost up top so bring water to hydrate. Be prepared for a long day with possibility of traffic. It’s a popular sight. We were very lucky to have full sunshine. Dress in layers.
Well worth the time and money
Joseph_B, Sept 2023
Was very lucky to go on a extremely clear day, got to see countless breathtaking views throughout the entire journey, highly recommend if you want a great appetizer of what central Switzerland has to offer.
Very nice trip with a lot of memories
SveinArild_S, Sept 2023
Good and helpfull guides. Top of Europe was very nice and memorable , but it was a very cold place to.
10/10 Recommend!
Christine_S, Sept 2023
It was a beautiful warm day for September but definitely bring a jacket or sweater for when you get to the mountain - it gets real cold. Fernando was very informative and transitioned gracefully between English and Spanish. Sasha was a safe driver. Lastly, I’m not used to the altitude so I did get dizzy but just stay calm and pace yourself if you feel the same. I would do this tour all over again!
A very long day, but so worth it.
David_R, Sept 2023
The Jungfraujoch tour was spectacular and would highly recommend it. I rated this low, because 2 other tours were included in the bus ride and were dropped off and picked up from Interlaken. We also picked up additional tourists and dropped them off in Lucerne. This added about 2 hours to an already very long tour which lasted about 13 hours door to door. As for the tour itself, the gondola ride up, the views from the top, the glacier, the ice works, and the train ride back down was outstanding and well worth the long day and extra travel. The tour guides gave clear directions and provided great options on how to enjoy the activities.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear David, Thank you very much for joining our Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe tour and taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that the logistics of our tour impacted your experience on the day of your tour. It is important to note that our tours are meticulously planned with a fixed schedule that takes into account the necessary time for picking up and dropping off guests. In our tour to Jungfraujoch, both Lucerne and Interlaken are strategically located on the route, and the pickup time in Lucerne is factored into our schedule, taking approximately 20 minutes. Regarding the stop in Interlaken, we include a 45-minute break there as part of the itinerary. This break is designed to allow our guests to stretch their legs and take a brief rest from the long bus journey, without affecting the overall tour duration. The return journey to the meeting point can be influenced by the traffic situation, and under normal conditions, the tour lasts 12 hours. We understand that the tour itself can be quite lengthy and we aim to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible within this timeframe. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the destination itself and the services provided by your tour guides. The Jungfraujoch region is truly a breathtaking place, and we're thrilled that you were able to experience its beauty. If you ever decide to embark on another adventure with us in the future, we hope to have the opportunity to exceed your expectations. Best regards, Ambika from Best of Switzerland Tours
Great views...guide not so...
Paul_E, Sept 2023
Views were amazing and tour is good. We didn't stop at Lauterbrunnen as described so they shouldn't list that. Also, our guide, although very nice, was very disorganized and all over the place. She messed up our train time to the top by 1 hour leaving several behind at the transfer station and didn't do a very good job explaining things. She would tell us there are toilets on a certain stop, but never explain where etc. The guides from same company on other tours had to help us.
Magical views
Melody_H, Sept 2023
The Oberlands The small villages with ski chalets Jungfraujoch Picturesque views Cows were coming down the mountain for winter
The sun came out
Douglas_C, Sept 2023
The sun came out in the afternoon after a snowy morning. So...we had a great view! Good food available in the cafeteria.
Unforgettable moments
Sharmin_A, Sept 2023
It was my bucket list so finally I made it. Must do once in a lifetime.No words to explain it , simply gorgeous.
Tracie_R, Sept 2023
Loved the whole experience. The views were spectacular. Glad we had a great guide - Bruno who took us through the day. Couldn’t have done without him
Condition of bus.
Joanne_C, Sept 2023
I appreciate the staff's effort to make the trip enjoyable. Especially to Su, to ensure that we stay in the group. Eduardo did well with his stories and was clear. However, the the bus is dirty. Some seats do not have accompanying trays.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Joanne, Thank you very much for participating in our Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe tour and taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to hear that our guides made your experience enjoyable. Both of them take pride in sharing their insightful knowledge about each destination and the history and culture of our country as a whole. We will share your kind words with them as a motivation to keep up the great work. As for the bus, we find it surprising that it wasn’t kept in a clean condition. Every day, our drivers diligently inspect and ensure the cleanliness of our buses every day before the tour starts. Additionally, while our group enjoys their time in the mountain, our drivers take the chance to perform additional cleaning, ensuring the bus is clean and prepared for the return journey. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement and we will gladly share your comments with our bus partner to avoid similar incidents in the future. We hope that you still enjoyed the visit to the highest train station in Europe and the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and Aletsch Glacier. Best regards, Ambika from Best of Switzerland Tours
Well organised & well worth the price
Alison_C, Sept 2023
The trip was very well organised & the guide very knowledge & entertaining. The various transport methods were all scheduled & worked well.
Really worth the time....
DANIEL_B, Sept 2023
Really worth the time. The provides majestic views from Interlaken, Grindelwald, Jungfrau and then back down through the Lauterbrunnen valley. Guides (Ambi) were great, the bus was comfortable, and the drive was scenic.
Royce_r, Sept 2023
This trip is exactly as described. It is well planned. You have enough time at each stop for ample photos and to relax. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Be prepared for the cold. An extra coat and maybe even hat and gloves would be a great idea.
Great tour. Watch the weather.
Marcel_M, Aug 2023
Adela and the driver Tossey were fantastic. Weather was not what I was hoping for at the top of the Sphinx Observatory. But that is the way it goes with weather. I mentioned I could rebook in September. Didn’t feel like that was an option.

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