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From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

1. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

2. 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. 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, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

3. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, 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. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

4. Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

Zermatt in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is one of the most popular mountain resorts renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. The town lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Here, you have the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - a tandem paragliding flight at a 3000-4000-meter altitude. At the meeting point, you’ll be introduced to your instructor, who will give you a presentation on the activity and safety protocols. You’ll take the cable car to the take-off point, as your pilot shares as much as of their knowledge, stories, and anecdotes about Zermatt as you want. Once you’re on the mountain, walk to the take-off point, and hear a short briefing and equipment check. Then, it’s time for the ultimate adventure, as you take a few steps into the air. Now just sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular 360° views over Switzerland, Italy, and France. The pilot will take care of everything, all you have to do is enjoy this magical moment to its fullest. Once you’ve landed, the pilot will download the pictures and videos onto a memory card, ready for you to take home and show off.

Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

5. Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

Begin with a 30-minute ride up to the Gornergrat Summit Station on the legendary cogwheel train. Throughout your steep climb, travel over bridges, through tunnels, and past thundering waterfalls. Observe the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic mountain peak, which lingers in the background for the rest of the your journey. Take a slow climb up to an open air 360-degree viewing platform to enjoy views over the highest peaks in the Alps. These include the Monte Rosa peaks and glaciers, which are the highest places in Switzerland. Relax at the sun-filled terrace of the Kulm Hotel, before hiking on posted trails through a nature reserve area. As you travel, admire the amazing geology and a variety of alpine wild flowers, and stop at an alpine lake to admire its beauty and crystal clear water. Take a break for refreshments on the sun terrace of the historic Restaurant Riffelberg, where Mark Twain stayed on his travels to Zermatt. This location also offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Depending on your hiking enthusiasm and energy level, you can then determine with your guide how much more hiking you want to do before eventually taking the Gornergrat train for the final return to Zermatt Village, where your tour concludes.

Hiking Trip and Push Scooter Adventure in Adelboden

6. Hiking Trip and Push Scooter Adventure in Adelboden

Discover the beautiful Adelboden and its surrounding areas on an iconic Swiss push scooter. You‘ll hike along streets, past rustic farms, and up into the mountain encampments. The well-known Vogellisi Way starts here. The hiking trip will take you past sculptures, mountain streams, fields of flowers, and you'll be able to stop and marvel at gorgeous scenic viewpoints. Once over the Gilbachegge, you'll be at Sillerenbühl. By prior arrangement, well-deserved refreshments will await your arrival at the top. Refreshments will comprise a Vogellisi plate with delicious regional specialties like Hobel cheese, bacon, sausage, and Bündnerfleisch (dried meat). Optionally, you could take part in the Älpler Olympics and get stuck in with funny activities like cow milking. If the farming lifestyle doesn't tickle your fancy, you can also continue on your walkabouts, taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Later, you'll board your push scooter and navigate your way back through the 45km of unique scenery to Adelboden. The scooters are easy to operate and will offer you sublime scenic views on your journey back.

Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass

7. Switzerland: Berner Oberland Regional Pass

The Berner Oberland Regional Pass (discounted price for Swiss Travel Pass & Swiss Half Fare Card holders) allows travellers around the world travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during Summer (Apr-Oct). Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and Brienzer Rothorn. There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Regional Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details.

Switzerland: Berner Oberland Multi-Day Regional Pass

8. Switzerland: Berner Oberland Multi-Day Regional Pass

The Berner Oberland Regional Pass allows travellers around the world travel freely between Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Saanen and Brig for three, four, six, eight or ten consecutive days by train, bus and boat during Summer (Apr-Oct). Steamboats and more than 25 mountain cable cars are included in the pass that the infamous Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn and Brienzer Rothorn. There are also 10-100% discounts or additional benefits from about 40 bonus partners. Let's explore Switzerland beautiful landscapes by various travel experiences and biggest flexibility that provided by the Berner Oberland Regional Pass. Remarks: Supplement may apply to certain mountain excursion. Please refer to the area of validity for more details.

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What people are saying about Valais

Overall, an excellent trip, and can't imagine our trip without the journey to Jungfraujoch! The mountain itself was incredible. Lots of snow despite being the middle of summer, the glacier trains were amazing. Particularly enjoyed the ice sculptures (but do hold onto the railings as I did slip and fall). Also enjoyed seeing so much of the country during the various travels. As the itinerary shows, there is a lot of traveling (by coach, train and cable car) which was all comfortable but did mean 2 1/2 hours at the mountain, a brief stop at Interlaken (which was amazing), and a couple of short stops here and there (usually to pick up passengers or for bathroom breaks). If you want to tick off lots of places at once, this is the tour for you but also note that you won't get much time at any apart from Jungfraujoch. Driver was friendly and tour guide brilliant.

Overall tour was excellent. Tour guide kept us informed all through the start point till end point. Tour was not at all hectic (as I was worried for such a long tour). Itinerary was very well planned/designed where we get ample time to eat, take loads of photos, go to toilets, buy souvenirs etc. Highly recommend this tour operators

Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the development of Zermatt. We enjoyed going up Gornegrat and hiking the paths and then had lunch at a traditional Swiss restaurant. Great day.

It was a great experience even though the weather was not so good. Our tour guide Monika was really good.

Excellent service, amazing guides and lots of fun! Highly recommend