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From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

1. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic bus journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Learn more about the history of the Jungfrau Railways on the "Alpine Sensation” discovery tour, marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

Zurich: Day Trip to Interlaken and Jungfrau

2. Zurich: Day Trip to Interlaken and Jungfrau

Venture to the top of the highest glacier in Europe and behold panoramic views of the terrain that surrounds you. Enjoy an outing in the village of Interlaken, visit the Sphinx observatory, and ride a train that will elevate you 3454 meters to the zenith of Jungfrau. Start your adventure at the Zurich Central bus station and hop aboard your air-conditioned bus. Enjoy a short and scenic drive to your first destination, Interlaken. After a quick stop in Interlaken, board the Jungfrau rack train from Lauterbrunnen. Take in gorgeous views and ascend 3454 meters. Arrive at the top and depart from the highest altitude railway station in Europe. Take in views of the surrounding terrain from the zenith of the highest glacier in Europe. Visit the Sphinx observatory which provides you with some of the best views you can get of the two most famous peaks, Eiger and Mönch. Wander into the heart of the glacier and walk through the ice tunnel to experience the “Alpine Sensation” that traces the history of the Jungfrau. Once you get back from the top of the glacier, enjoy free time in Interlaken before taking a pleasant bus ride back to your starting point.

From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

3. From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich or Lucerne. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley. See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like. Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare. Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping. Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese. Stop at the Emmentaler show dairy for the highlight of the day. Tour the show dairy on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting only an arm's length away from the master cheesemaker's workplace. Take a picture stop with amazing views over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After, drive back with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.

Private Tour from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe

4. Private Tour from Zurich to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe

During this excursion, witness the tallest point in Europe with your own eyes – the fascinating Jungfraujoch Mountain, which has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The private journey will begin right from your hotel or any desired location in Zurich. Upon arrival at Grindelwald and after having a short break, ride the cogwheel train through the Swiss mountains to the Jungfraujoch train station, also known as Europe‘s highest station, which lies 3,500 meters above sea level. From this point on, dive into a Swiss snowy wonderland. Admire Aletsch - the longest glacier of the Alps, breathe in the fresh cool air and take some photographs of the captivating scenery. You can occasionally drink warm beverages or dine at one of the panoramic restaurants.  On the descending journey, admire the charming Alpine village of Lauterbrunnen, where 72 mesmerizing waterfalls and colorful Alpine meadows are located. Finally, enjoy your private return transfer to the initial meeting point in Zurich.

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

5. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

Embark on a private day tour to the top of Europe in the Bernese Alps and visit Jungfraujoch. Ride by train and take in the glacier views before arriving at the highest train station in Europe. Tour through the Sphinx terrace, viewing platform, the Alpine sensation exhibition, and the Ice Cave. Meet your guide and travel on the train toward Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Transfer to the Jungfrau railway line, and take in the changing and snowy landscapes as you ride to Jungfraujoch. Considered a must-visit in Switzerland, Jungfraujoch is considered the Top of Europe, and connects the peaks of Jungfrau and Monch, at an elevation 11,371 feet above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, belonging to the UNESCO world heritage site. An aerial cableway and a cogwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. Once at the top, tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace. Look out over the glacier wonderland at the viewing platform, discover the Alpine sensation exhibition, and explore the Ice cave.

Schilthorn Piz Gloria Private Tour from Zürich

6. Schilthorn Piz Gloria Private Tour from Zürich

Make an unforgettable visit to Schilthorn and witness the Swiss skyline, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, plus the film location of the James Bond movie. Discover the film's locale, known as Piz Gloria. Visit her majesty's secret service, with its revolving restaurant on top, the Thrill Walk at Birg, and the exhibition about the movie. As one of the most diverse areas of the Bernese Alps, Schilthorn is for everyone. Admire the changing landscapes with your guide and ask all your questions about the country and its people. Get off-the-beaten tourist track and enjoy a cable car ride with stunning mountain views.

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What people are saying about Zurich

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! Words cannot describe how insane this trip was. Minu was our guide and she was simply the best. So knowledgeable and helpful. We were lucky to have a clear day where we could see all the mountains so clearly! The view up was breathtakingly beautiful! The whole day was planned out well and we throroughly loved this excursion so much. It is definitely worth the money as you see and do so much during the day. The highlight was definitely riding a Swiss train through the mountains with the most stunningly breathtaking views. 100% recommend to anyone wanting to see the amazing beauty of Switzerland !!!

Eduardo was a great guide. The trip was well-planned, and we had a great experience. One should bear in mind that we will be hitting high altitude in a short time without much acclimatisation.

The timing of the excursion was very good. It was divided very well. We did not stay for long hours in the coach. The tour guide was very helpful.

Organized tour. Happy with Minu as our tour guide. Very informative and helpful.

good transportation to and from the Jungfraujoch. saved a lot hussles.