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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
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Overview

Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy.
  • Full-day trip from Zurich to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Switzerland's magnificent Bernese Oberland
  • Ride a cogwheel railway through the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch
  • Take in a jaw-dropping Alpine panorama from Europe's highest railway station
  • Walk through the heart of a glacier at the Ice Palace
  • Ride the V-Cableway Eiger Express

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Spend a relaxing couple hours atop Jungfraujoch, and explore both its Sphinx Observatory and Ice Palace.
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Cogwheel train ride
V-Cableway Eiger Express
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bus Station , 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Start your day trip from the bus terminal in central Zurich and depart by coach for the scenic journey south. Travel among the towering peaks of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen, where a cogwheel train carries you up to Europe’s highest-altitude train station, situated in a UNESCO-listed Alpine wilderness.

The 100-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass in the Bernese Oberland. Upon arrival at Jungfraujoch, situated at an elevation of 11,333 feet, disembark at the Top of Europe and head to the Alpine Sensation—a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway. 

Head to the Ice Palace for a glacier walk and stop at the Sphinx Observatory for sweeping views of Europe's longest glacier: Aletsch Glacier. From viewing platforms, enjoy a 360-degree panorama of this winter wonderland draped in a breathtaking display of ice and snow. On a clear day, look beyond to the mountain peaks of neighboring Italy and France. 

If you wish, purchase a snack or warm drink at the on-site restaurant (own expense) before the cogwheel train ride to ‘Eigergletscher’, where you will change to the V-Cableway Eiger Express. After approx. 15 minutes you will reach Grindelwald Terminal, where your coach awaits. Relax on the drive back to Zurich, arriving at the bus terminal in the evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Sihlquai
Board a coach at the central Zurich bus terminal and savor the scenery as you drive approx. 100 minutes south through Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland to Interlaken.
Stop At:  
Interlaken
Arrive in Interlaken and enjoy some limited time before boarding the bus again. Continue with a short drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kleine Scheidegg
In Lauterbrunnen you'll hop on a cogwheel Train for a ride up the Alps via the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch
Climb up, up, up, savoring views of the towering mountains around you, until you reach Jungfraujoch. You're officially at the highest train station in Europe, at an elevation of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters)! At the Top of Europe, experience a breathtaking panorama of the Swiss Alps enveloped in eternal snow and ice for approximately 3 hours.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
Overlook the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) from the sweeping Sphinx Observatory and spot the snow-capped peaks of neighboring France and Italy beyond. Grab a drink or a bite to eat at the panoramic restaurant if you wish.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
Walk through the heart of a glacier in the Ice Palace.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eigergletscher
After your time at Jungfraujoch, ride the cogwheel train down to Eigergletscher, where you will change to the V-Cableway Eiger Express. After approx. 15 minutes you will reach Grindelwald Terminal, where the coach awaits for the drive back to Zurich.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sihlquai
Arrive at the bus terminal Sihlquai en the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hans Meier Tourist AG - Gray Line Zurich
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich.

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  • "The mountain gets cold so make sure you bring a ski jacket, beanie and gloves (some people did not and looked very cold)." See review
  • "The Ice palace needs shoes with grooves as it is somewhat slippery." See review
  • "Do not take sealed food on top as it blows up in your bag due to the pressure." See review

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star-5
Wonderful...
Rahat_H
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience.walked through the clouds.Our guide Mr kid was very good.The kids loved the tour.The Ice palace was nice too.
star-5
Absolutely stunning!!
Andrew_R
, Jun 2022
An amazing trip with great tour guides. The scenery and atmosphere was unbelievably gorgeous. Highly recommend!
star-5
Worth every penny
Ana_C
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was amazing! I can tell he is very passionate about what he does and cares about making his tourists happy!
star-4
The entire experience was...
Irma_R
, Jun 2022
The entire experience was great! Loved the scenic bus and train rides, the ice palace, and the gondola ride.
star-5
Nature as is beauty
Rodolfo_S
, Jun 2022
See the heights and snow falling. The ice figures are amazing. The transports variety well coordinated, clean and provider of magnificent views.
star-5
This tour couldn't have been more exciting.
Kirby_T
, Jun 2022
The extraordinary beauty of Jungfraujoch is not to be missed. Our guide, kai, was truly incredible--he goes way beyond the call of duty to make a fun, memorable day.
star-5
Excellent experience
Dr_M
, Jun 2022
An excellent experience From pick up to drop off. There was a lot to see and do in the 12 hours of the trip. Wow there was a lot to see we never felt too rushed at any particular stop. Dress warmly!
star-5
Nice weather nice experience
Herry_S
, Jun 2022
The weather was nice. I can see the mountains. The guide is knowledgeable and entertaining. I only wish we have more time on the mountains. Too many things to enjoy but time was limited.
star-5
Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish
Graham_H
, Jun 2022
The brilliant tour guide The scenery and the variety of modes of transport- bus, trains of various types and cable car
star-5
Well organized. Unforgettable.
Milani_S
, Jun 2022
Incredible tour and well worth the price. My friend and signed up the day before for the 830am tour. Easy to find meeting spot. Be prepared for a long day, but the views from each point are spectacular.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Well worth it!
tobias_n
, Jun 2022
Very well organised, great tour guide - amazing scenery! Shame it was raining but regardless…it was amazing.
star-5
Ramon’s was an EXCELLENT...
MaryLynnMoffitt_W
, Jun 2022
Ramon’s was an EXCELLENT guide! Lots of facts and fun! He went over and above to make the experience memorable for us. Danke Raymond
star-5
Jungfraujock
Ronny_b
, May 2022
Kid was an exellent guide. The top was amazing and the Weather was good. Kid made our day very special, we highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Top of Europe
Angela_M
, May 2022
Does Tour was absolutely amazing and as described if you have the opportunity to travel to Switzerland
star-5
Fun times at Top of Europe Day Trip.
Karen_S
, May 2022
We loved Jungfrau and our guide Ked. He gave us lots of information during our ride up. A good guide makes or breaks your experience.
star-5
Fantastic day
Rahul_N
, May 2022
We had Kid as our tour guide & he was very enthusiastic and eager to help as well as entertain to everyone on board! Great with info and pics too!
star-5
High on the heights...
Cinthiya_L
, May 2022
Traveled with tour guide "Kid" from H Meier tours. He is one of the most lively guide.. overall the journey was perfectly managed..
star-5
Perfect day!
Virginia_F
, May 2022
We actually did the Mt Titlis/Lucerne tour instead and it was awesome! My husband and I had the BEST day. Peter was an excellent guide. The whole day was perfect.
star-5
We made it to the top of Europe!
Mary_M
, May 2022
Amazing! Thank you Kib! He made this a great experience! So knowledgeable with taking us all through this one of a life time experience!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your detailled review and top rating. We are glad that you call your day trip a 'live time experience' which is true as Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe really puts you in a world of snow and ice. Thanks to your guide Kid you even got to know all the important informations from an expert.
star-5
Great trip
Rohan_C
, Apr 2022
Going to the top of Europe. Train ride up. The views from there, the cable car back. The guide was very helpful.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your great rating we are pleased that you liked the tour and the service provided by our staff.

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