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Activities in Zurich

Jungfraujoch Day Trip

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US$ 280.50
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Discover the magic of Jungfraujoch, one of Switzerland's most spectacular natural sights. Climb up to 3,466 metres above sea level on the famous rack railway and find yourself at the Top of Europe!

Discover the magic of Jungfraujoch, one of Switzerland's most spectacular natural sights. Climb up to 3,466 metres above sea level on the famous rack railway and find yourself at the Top of Europe!

Jungfraujoch Day Trip Itinerary

Your excursion to the "Top of Europe" will begin from the Sihlquai bus terminal in Zurich. Driving through the beautiful countryside of the Bernese Oberland, you'll make a stop in the idyllic town of Interlaken, so named for its location nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz. After admiring picturesque Interlaken, you'll head to the nearby village of Grindelwald.

In Grindelwald, we'll take the Eiger Express tot he Eiger Glacier where you'll climb on board the rack railway, or cogwheel train, which will take you up to Europe's highest train station!

Here, at over 3,400 metres above sea level (11,371 ft), you'll find yourself on Jungfraujoch mountain. The "Top of Europe", as it is also known, offers spectacular views over the surrounding peaks: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau itself. You'll be left speechless by the stunning natural landscapes, which have been declared a World Heritage Site.

At the peak of Jungfraujoch, you'll have approximately two and a half hours of free time to enjoy the activities on offer here and recharge your batteries with lunch in the restaurant. After making the most of the mountain, you'll meet back up with the guide to catch the rack railway back down to Lauterbrunnen, before making the return journey to Zurich by bus, arriving at about 8 pm.

What is there to do at Jungfraujoch?

Once at the top of Jungfraujoch, there are lots of different activities allowing you to make the most of being at the Top of Europe:

  • Sphinx Observation Terrace: visit one of the highest observatories in the world, for spectacular views over the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss mountains and the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in Europe.
  • Ice Palace: walk to the heart of a glacier in a tunnel carved out of the ice.
  • Alpine Sensation: a fascinating exhibition about the history of Jungfraujoch, with a memorial to the miners who dug the railway, and a giant snow globe.

Access to all of these activities is included in your tour price, however please bear in mind their availability is subject to weather conditions

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 15 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 280.50
US$ 140.20
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 280.50
  • Children between 6 and 15 years old

    US$ 140.20
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish, German and Chinese.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, Spanish, German and Chinese.

Included

English speaking guide.

Transfer by bus between Zurich and Grindelwald.

Transfer by bus between Lauterbrunnen and Zurich.

Tickets for the rack railway and the Eiger Express cable car.

Access to Alpine Sensation, The Sphinx Observatory, The Plateau viewpoint and The Ice Palace (weather permitting).

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Accessible only for folding chairs. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 280.50
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Sihlquai bus terminal.