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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

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
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bus Station , 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Sihlquai Bus Terminal is located 200 meters behind Zurich-HB (central Station) just opposite street Starbucks Coffee Shop you will find on the first parking lot our little blue/wooden Trailer which serves as our Sales Kiosk. There you please meet our supervisor and register for the tour.

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 50-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass in the Burnese Alps. 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 return cogwheel train ride down to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach awaits. Relax on the drive back to Zurich, arriving at the bus terminal in the evening.
Itinerary
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Sihlquai
Board a coach at the central Zurich bus terminal and savor the scenery as you drive approx. 90 minutes south through Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland to Interlaken.
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Interlaken
Arrive in Interlaken and enjoy some limited time before boarding the bus again. Continue with a short drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Kleine Scheidegg
In Lauterbrunnen you'll hop on a cogwheel Train for a ride up the Alps via the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.
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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.
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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.
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Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
Walk through the heart of a glacier in the Ice Palace.
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Grindelwald
After your time at Jungfraujoch, ride the cogwheel train down to Grindelwald Grund, where your coach awaits for the drive back to Zurich.
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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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
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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

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1,134 Reviews

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star-5
AMAZING! Well worth the money!
MandyP
, Oct 2021
What an amazing trip. Barbara was an incredible tour guide, offering to take the best pictures of us, telling very unique and interesting facts wherever we went, etc. I HIGHLY recommend this trip for solo travelers who want to see a ton of beautiful sites within a short period of time. She even made an exception for us and let us stop for a few minutes to take pictures by a beautiful lake when we asked. Amazing and so worth the money
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind words and your rating. We are most pleased to learn that your excursion with us to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe was a great experience which hopefully you will keep in good memory. We will gladly pass on the words of praise for the tour guide. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again on one of our great tours. best regards / Madeleine
star-5
The most memorable...
Michael_G
, Sep 2021
The most memorable moments were standing in the snowfall at -6C at 3000+ meters above sea level, as well as the beautiful views of houses, alpine forrests and lakes from the cable car. Wonderful action packed trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind words and your rating. We are most pleased to learn that your excursion with us to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe was a great experience which hopefull you will keep in good memory. Hope to welcome you again on one of our great tours.
star-5
Great Experience, exceed all the expectations
Vitor
, Sep 2021
Everything was nice, Raimond (guide) and Mark (driver) were awesome, so I just need to thank them and recommend the trip :) As an advice: Check the weather, in our cause we were lucky because there was basically no clouds and we've enjoyed the view.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to send us this nice review with a 5-star rating. Of course you are right, the world is even more beautiful when the sun is shining and this is also true for a viewpoint offering breathtaking views into snow peaks.
star-5
Jungfrau
Taylor_b
, Aug 2021
Amazing trip and the tour guide went the extra mile felt it was excellent value for money. Weather was luckily great also
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback we very much appreciate your 5-star rating and your kind words. We are dellighted to hear that you full enjoyed the trip and hope we will be able to welcome you again to one of our other great tours. Many thanks.
star-5
Amazing Trip! Highly Recommend
Nick_M
, Aug 2021
Raymond made the trip very enjoyable by giving us history and sights along the way to view. He knew all the great picture spots for us. It was very well organized from beginning to end. Well worth the money for all you get!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the 5star rating and your words of praise, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Jungfraujoch and are pleased to learn that your tour guide made your trip even more memorable. Of course, with pleasure we will forward your kind words to Raymundo. Many thanks and best regards
star-5
Zurich MUST DO!
Laura
, Jul 2021
This was an extraordinary day! Barbara was one of the best tour guides I have ever had! She was personable, knowledgeable and accessible. The trip itself is a MUST DO in Zurich. You’ll see sights unlike most! This was a well run tour and worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Many thanks for the 5star rating and your words of praise, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe and we are even more pleased about your saying that your tour guide made the trip a most positive experience. We will be happy to forward your feedback to Barbara I am sure it will motivate her a lot. Many thanks and best regards
star-5
Incredible Journey made even better by Raymond
sunilcmsn
, Jul 2021
Incredible sights ! The journey is quite a experience with bus , train, cogwheel train and to top it off, a gondola ride down. This memorable experience was made enjoyable by our guide, Raymond. He is Funtastic!! Ask for him. He is very friendly, extremly knowledgeable and fun. Armando our driver was great as well. Defnitely Four ThumbsUp
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Many thanks for the 5star rating and your words of praise, we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe and we are even more pleased about your saying that your tour guide made the trip a most positive experience. We will be happy to forward your feedback to Raymundo, I am sure he will like it and it will motivate him even more to serve our clients. Many thanks and best regards
star-5
Great fun w the family!
Douglas_K
, Jul 2021
Great experience in the alps. Beautiful mountains and valleys. Great taking the train up the mountain and the gondola back down.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Douglas Thank you for your 5-star ranking. We are most pleased taht you enjoyed the excrusion to Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. Many thanks and best regards / Madeleine
star-5
Best trip worth the value.
qalange
, Feb 2020
Amazing experience. My group had the best tour guide with Raymond. He made the experience unforgettable and made it as personalized as possible. I couldn’t have enjoyed the trip more and recommend it for anyone to go on.
star-5
Excellent
guptaanjli
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Raymond and driver Armand were excellent to meet all of our needs.It is well organized

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