Bernese Oberland
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From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

1. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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 coach 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. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” 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, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

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Glacier 3000 Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

2. Glacier 3000 Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

Directly between Gstaad and Les Diablerets lies this well-known and accessible glacier in Switzerland. It's only a 15-minute cable car ride up to almost 3000 meters. Nowhere else can you get up to any Swiss glacier so fast. The panoramic cable car ride alone is itself an adventure. At the top, the view opens up and guests can enjoy no less than 24 peaks over 4000 meters, inclunding the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc. This fantastic view can also be enjoyed from the restaurants Botta and Refuge de l'Espace. The best part is this place is open all year-round and it is a unique paradise for excursions. Crossing the Peak Walk by Tissot - a 107-meter long suspension bridge, which is by the way, the only one in the world to connect two peaks - is an adventure within itself. Guaranteed to raise your adrenaline level even higher is a wild glacier ride on the hightest situated toboggan run in the world - the Alpine Coaster. Other top attractions include the dogsled ride, a stroll over the Glacier Walk, or the Snowbus tour. Those who are hungry can enjoy regional specialities and international dishes at Restaurant Botta.

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From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch

3. From Zürich: Small Group Tour of Jungfraujoch

Travel to Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps with this group tour from Zürich. Enter a world of glaciers, snow, and peaks at Europe's highest railway station at an altitude of 3,466 meters (11,371 feet) above sea level. Begin by taking a train to from Zürich to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where the Jungfrau railway line starts. Enjoy the view as you go through constantly changing landscapes on your way to the UNESCO world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. Follow your guide to the the Sphinx terrace which is the second highest observation deck in Switzerland. Tour the viewing platform, the miner memorial at the Alpine Sensation exhibition, and the sparkling Ice cave.

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Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

4. Jungfraujoch Small Group Tour From Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes.  While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approx. 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and on good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany! The continuation of the sightseeing will take you through the "Alpine sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely place outside in the middle of snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaruants at Jungfraujoch.  Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tourguide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end. 

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From Lucerne: Private Jungfraujoch Day Tour

5. From Lucerne: Private Jungfraujoch Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Luzern. With the panoramic train over the Brünig pass, you arrive in Interlaken within 2 hours, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen,  a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level,  you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approx. 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and on good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany! The continuation of the sightseeing will take you through the "Alpine sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a lovely place outside in the middle of snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Enjoy the view, the feeling of mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Luzern, where the tour guide will lead you back to the hotel and the tour will end. 

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Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

6. Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Lucerne to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (not included). Nearby, find one of Switzerland's most thrilling activities: the First Flyer, a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. Then, continue by mountain cart on an exceptional ride to Bort, from where you complete your adventure by Trottibike scooter. Curve down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you will meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Lucerne.

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From Zürich: Schilthorn, Piz Gloria, and Bond World

7. From Zürich: Schilthorn, Piz Gloria, and Bond World

See the towering mountains of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau in the Swiss skyline on this tour from Zürich. Head to the Piz Gloria rotating restaurant and see props from the Bond franchise at Bond world. Stroll along the side of Birg mountain. Meet your guide at the Zürich Central station and ride to Schilthorn in the Bernese Alps. Marvel at views of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountain. Head to Piz Gloria where the dramatic Bond film "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" was shot. Feel the exhilaration of walking on a glass floored sightseeing path on the side of Birg mountain. Watch as your tour guide shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people.

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From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World & Piz Gloria Full-Day Tour

8. From Bern: Schilthorn, Bond World & Piz Gloria Full-Day Tour

Explore the Swiss Alps on a group tour from Bern. Board a series of cable cars to get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor. Take in panoramic views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains from the top viewing platform. Discover Piz Gloria, the revolving restaurant featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Visit the Bond World exhibition and relive different movie moments. Then, from the terrace at Birg, start the Thrill Walk down to the vertical drops of the breathtaking rock massif. As you walk, learn all about the landscape, the country, and its people from your tour guide.

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From Basel: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

9. From Basel: Private Schilthorn and James Bond World Tour

Your tour begins as you meet your tour guide in your hotel lobby. You will then make the journey from the Lauterbrunnen valley to the top of the Birg– 2100m above sea level. First, take a 2-hour ride on the intercity train to Interlaken East. From there, take a local train to the Lauterbrunnen. Then ride a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg. As you ride, you’ll pass the “Staubach” waterfall, the helicopter base, and the steep mountain walls. After arriving at Stechelberg, you’ll begin your ascent up the mountain via cable car. Ascend 2100-meters above sea level up the Birg. Once there, walk the “thrill walk,” a steel walk that hugs the side of the mountain. The “thrill walk” has netting that you can climb through that will almost give you the feeling that your floating hundreds of meters above the ground. Take a second cable car and ascend to 2970-meters above sea level, into a majestic world surrounded by mountains. After your cable car ride, head to the James Bond exhibition where you will see memorabilia from the 007 films. Enjoy lunch at the 360-degree rotating restaurant. The restaurant was partly financed by the James Bond production team and served as the setting for the 1969 Bond film “Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”  Take in fantastic views of famous peaks of “Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau,” in what was once a James Bond villain’s secret lair. In clear weather, you may even be able to see Mont Blanc. Afterward, your tour guide will lead you to the intercity train back to Basel, and then finally, back to your hotel.

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From Interlaken: Schilthorn, Piz Gloria, and Bond World

10. From Interlaken: Schilthorn, Piz Gloria, and Bond World

See the towering mountains of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau in the Swiss skyline on this tour from Interlaken. Go to the Piz Gloria rotating restaurant and see props from the Bond franchise at Bond world. Walk along the side of Birg mountain. Meet your guide at Interlaken Ost station and ride to Schilthorn in the Bernese Alps. Marvel at views of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountain. Head to Piz Gloria where the dramatic Bond film "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" was shot. Feel the exhilaration of walking on a glass floored sightseeing path on the side of Birg mountain. Watch as your tour guide shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people.

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What people are saying about Bernese Oberland

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Absolutely fantastic. The scenery was breathtaking and the tour coordinated well with a mix of cable car and train rides up/down the mountain. At the top there is plenty of activities to see with the ice palace and loads of great photo opportunities The tour guides Katrin & Ping kept everyone well informed Only slight put off was that we spent 1 hour in Interlakken on the way there when a 15min break would have done which would have given more time on the mountain and maybe given time have to do some walking

Jorge was great! He ensured that his instructions were clear and well followed to ensure smooth journey. He not only shared about the tour, he also shared about Switzerland cultures and lifestyles which gave us an overview how the locals live. Very interesting tour indeed!

Our tour guide, Katherine, was excellent. I’ve learned a lot about Switzerland because of her. Thanks, Katherine.

Angelica was an awesome tour guide. I had a great time, and I highly recommend this trip to everyone

The guide was very nice and knowledgeable, and the whole trip was very organized