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Jungfraujoch: The Europe’s Highest Railway Station – Tour from Zurich

US$ 222.33 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Take a scenic train ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in the Europe
  • When you reach the top you can visit the Sphinx Observatory and the Ice Palace
  • The whole day is full of stunning Alpine scenery
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

Travel to the Top of Europe on a full-day trip to Jungfraujoch, the Europe's highest railway station!

Once you reach the top you can take in breath-taking panoramas of the surrounding mountains from the Sphinx Observatory, and venture through the Ice Palace to see beautiful ice sculptures.

On the way to Jungfraujoch, you can explore scenic Swiss towns of Interlaken.

The train ride up to the station is a great photo opportunity, offering diverse views of the Alps and Switzerland's rolling green hills.

Itinerary

Your tour to Jungfraujoch starts from Zurich's Sihlquai bus terminal. A multilingual guide who speaks English, German and Spanish will accompany you throughout your trip.

The journey through the Bernese Oberland to Jungfraujoch begins with a scenic coach ride to Interlaken, a Swiss town best known for its resorts and winter sports, you will arrive in Interlaken at around 10:15am.

After 30 minutes to explore Interlaken at 10:45am, you'll board a cog-wheel train in Grindelwald, a small town nestled in amongst the Alps. The train travels up through the mountains, offering breath-taking views of the landscape perfect for photographs. You'll need to change trains again at Kleine Scheidegg; this might be a good time to take a break, get a warm drink and take in the scenery around you! After changing trains, the rest of the trip to the Top of Europe takes place underground.

At around 1:30pm and 3500 metres up you'll reach Jungfraujoch, the highest-altitude railway station in the Europe. Once there, you will have around 2 hours spare time, you can visit the Sphinx Observatory, which offers beautiful panoramic views of the famous Swiss mountains. You can see for miles from the observation deck; it seems as though you're floating amongst the clouds.

The Aletsch Glacier - Europe's longest - and the Ice Palace are also located at Jungfraujoch. Make sure to visit the sparkling Ice Palace, a series of rooms and corridors carved into the glacier itself! The Ice Palace is home to various ice sculptures, with more added every year. Restaurants are located on the mountain for optional meals, snacks and drinks.

Begin you descent at 3:30pm. The train ride down the mountain will still take you back to Kleine Scheidegg, where instead of getting on the train going to Grindelwald, you'll take the train through Lauterbrunnen. The coach will meet you at Lauterbrunnen to take you safely back to Zurich, returning around 8:00pm.

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Reviews

Really good tour,the tour guide was helpful and patient.Booking was easy and straightforward.... MR DANIEL CREAN

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 30 Apr: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
01 May - 30 Sep: Daily
01 Oct - 31 Oct: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Saturday & Sudnay

Duration

Approximately 12 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: Approximately 12 hours

Meeting point

Hotel pick up is offered from the following hotels: Mövenpick Airport, Swissôtel Oerlikon, Ramada Zurich, Crowne Plaza Zurich.
If you are not staying at one of these hotels the tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station). This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 17.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).

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Inclusions

  • Transportation by air-conditioned, comfortable coach
  • Professional multilingual guide (German, English, Spanish)
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only: Mövenpick Airport, Swissôtel Oerlikon, Ramada Zurich, Crowne Plaza Zurich)
  • Cogwheel train

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

No need to print! If you are traveling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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