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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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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
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
1,155 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
star-5
Unreal, once in a lifetime experience
Timasha_U
, Apr 2022
I've booked many tours through Viator in different parts of the world. This was one of the best. The tour operator Hans Meier Tourist was fantastic. The coach bus was clean, comfortable and had free WiFi at a decently good speed. Raymond was the tour guide, he was very thorough and proactive. He would offer to take pictures of you at all the right spots and adapted to the audience. The sights and scenes of this tour was unreal, felt like I was in a National Geographic Documentary and not real life. Totally worth the price!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you. We are very pleased to read that the excursion wiht us to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe has left a unforgettable impression and hope to welcome you again on one of our other great tours. Hope to welcome you back soon.
star-5
Well worth the time and money!
Merideth_C
, Apr 2022
This was a fantastic tour! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and the rides on the railway and gondola were super cool. The whole day was well-paced and really packed a lot. What really made it great was the tour guide, Ramon -- seriously knowledgeable about everything we saw, personable, friendly and professional, and more than happy to take holiday photos for you (which, as a solo traveler, I really appreciate! It's nice that not everything's a selfie). The man could be a professional photographer. He and Armando (the driver) had a great rapport, and they both did a great job. Thanks!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your praise, we are glad that you made the trip with us to the Jungfraujoch and were very satisfied with the services of our team. We will gladly pass on your praise. We hope to welcome you also to our other great excursions.
star-5
An Unforgettable Experience
kimberlyannrussell
, Mar 2022
This was an experience of a lifetime, and we highly recommend it! My husband and I visited Zurich for our anniversary and the tour to Jungfraujoch was the pinnacle of our trip. The adventure through the beautiful towns and mountains and trip to the top of the Alps had us awestruck the entire time. We were blessed with amazing weather, and this occurred at the end of March for reference. Raymond (our tour guide) was super knowledgeable, friendly and fun - he took most of the photos of my husband and I together. Armondo (our driver) was something else, winding through the roads would normally make me sick, but it was such an easy and enjoyable ride. We took an excessive amount of photos and videos (many of them from the bus, trains and gondola, and all from our iPhones) and we can't stop looking through them all. While the photos don't do it justice, the experience is well worth the time and money!
star-5
Top of Europe-Wow!
Suzanne_R
, Mar 2022
Excellent tour!!! Our tour guide Ramon was amazing, and Armando our driver as well. The tour was organized and well paced-considering we were at 13k above sea level. Ramon took his time and never rushed us at that high altitude. Highly recommend the tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience on our excursion to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. We are most pleased about your rating and your praising words about our staff. We shall be pleased to forward your prais to them. Many thanks and we hope to welcome you again to one of our great excursions.
star-4
Beautiful view of mountains
Neeta_B
, Feb 2022
Really great view and beautiful weather 😄.We loved the trip and the guide was good too. Explained everything very nicely.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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