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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
Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai , Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 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
Awesome Excursion!
Steve_W
, Aug 2022
This was a once in a lifetime experience. You take a coach bus to Lauterbrunnen, then a cog wheel train clear up to jungfraujoch, spend 2 hours admiring the amazing views, taking pictures, eating good food and then you take an amazing gondola down to Grindelwald and then the coach bus back to Zurich. 830am until 730pm. The tour guide, Kid, was so great. He made sure everyone had a great time and has such a great sense of humor. He’ll randomly grab your phone and take awesome pictures for you. The tour is expensive, but the overall experience was well worth it! You won’t regret it!!
star-5
Excellent value, great service
ameway1
, Aug 2022
The tour guide Kid made the experience amazing. He explained everything we needed to know from the start and his commentary regarding the places during the trip was outstanding. He told you when to take the best photos. I don't think the tour would have been as good without Kid and he was so organised it was great day. Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.
star-5
Phenomenal Tour
NOEL_B
, Aug 2022
Kit D is phenomenal….he’ll put his client above every one else no matter what. Very punctual. I hope he will be my Tour Guide again. God bless!!!
star-5
Great trip
HiuLunHelen_T
, Jul 2022
Kid is an amazing tour guide. My parents and I had a great time. The tour is a bit pricy but it’s probably one of the best guided tours we had ever. The tour guide is experienced and knew all the nice places to take pictures. We were well taken care of. Most of my friends spent 2-3 days to visit the places in this trip, but if you wanted to hit all the spots in a one day, you should join this trip
star-5
Good tour! As advertised.
Amorette_K
, Jul 2022
The visit to Jungfrau was as described, first the bus ride, quick visit to Interlaken, then the mountain trains, the Mountain top views, the ice palace, a train and cable car down the mountain and the bus ride back to Zurich. Our guide, Kid, was really good! He told us what to expect where to meet when we couldn’t stay as a group because of the crowds. He took pictures for every person/family in our group in multiple locations, I really appreciate this! You do a lot and it was a full day, check-in by 8:30 am, back about 7:30 pm. Only at the beginning trying to check-in at the right place in the bus station I felt a bit lost, but maybe I didn’t read the directions closely enough- luckily our tour guide saw me looking lost and pointed me in the right direction to show my ticket and get the stickers for my family to board the bus. I would recommend this tour and our guide, Kid :)
star-5
Great time, great guide!
Heidi_L
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Kid, was fantastic! He worked so hard to ensure that each person had the ultimate experience. He helped us get the best photos too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Breathtaking views
Stacy_W
, Jul 2022
The whole experience was breathtaking. Me and my family will never forget this trip. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Jungfrau A Must For Swiss Tourists
Safiyya_A
, Jul 2022
This tour was a once in a life time opportunity. It is a must for anyone traveling to Switzerland. This Tour Operator went above and beyond, our Tour Guide Mr. Kid from Hans Meier Tourist AG is a Tour Guide extraordinaire.
star-5
Spectacular
James_S
, Jul 2022
Awesome adventure and friendly tour guide. The weather was superb and there were a lot of tourists there. I would recommend this one for sure.
star-5
Perfect
Raffi_A
, Jul 2022
Kid , the tour guide was SUPER FANTASTIC, Helped us with all information needed,, showed us Best spots to take pictures, and helpfyll with everything . He made the tour more fun . Jungfraujoch is a MUST see , amazing place ,amazing view ,amazing unique experience
star-5
Don’t miss this tour!
Michael_R
, Jul 2022
The entire trip was spectacular - our guide Kid was amazing and really made an already tremendous trip even better!
star-5
Value for Money with exceptional value - fun filled guided trip
Sunil_S
, Jul 2022
The tour is very well organised with lot of attention to detail and star is really the guide KID - he is really fantastic, he made the tour more enjoyable and took care of our small group with guided all the way and was generous enough to take our pictures at great locations. Highly recommend this tour - worth the money.
star-5
Top of Jungfrau is amazing!
Tina_M
, Jul 2022
The top of Jungfrau was an amazing tour. Kid was a great guide! The ice caves were beautiful and playing in the snow in shorts was fun. Jungfrau is a must visit!
star-5
Thailand Kid the Tour Guide
DerekD
, Jul 2022
Amazing day with the tour guide “Thailand Kid”, I’ve had some amazing tours around the world but Kid (his name) did 12/10 as a tour guide. Took photos 1 on 1 with our camera for the whole group and then with his own camera. Never left anyone out.
star-5
Excellent
Arlita_M
, Jul 2022
Everything was perfect. Raymund and Armando are both excellent tour guide and driver. The tour was everything and more than what I expected. Highly recommended!
star-5
An amazing tour to the summit!
Charles_V
, Jul 2022
The views of the Swiss countryside and views from the mountain were incredible. We enjoyed the bus ride from Zurich, and the train ride to the summit. The ice palace was amazing and beautiful. And the experience of the summit with the snow and wind was breath taking. A train ride half way back down to the cable car that ended our tour with incredible views. Throughout the tour our guide provided an interesting narrative and assisted all of us with taking terrific photos. He gave our family special attention and was greatly appreciated.
star-5
Awesome tour
Puspendu_T
, Jul 2022
It was a great experience. Our guide Kid was very nice. He guided us through every step of the tour. We enjoyed the entire tour.
star-5
Spectacular sights. Guide...
Carey_R
, Jul 2022
Spectacular sights. Guide Kid is awesome. He will take good care of you. He should probably warn guests that he turns into a raw savage upon arrival at the top… keeping group at front of line and commanding efficiency… which all pays off but intense at times.
star-4
Breathtaking
Rima_B
, Jul 2022
The trip was great, Kid was an amazing guide and funny. Though we could not see anything very clear at the summit because of thunder storm and snowfall(another experience), but the experience from the cogwheel to the summit was something else. The mesmerism scenic beauty through the whole journey was breathtaking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.

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