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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
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Overview

Ascend to Europe’s highest point on an exhilarating full-day excursion to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. With a professional guide, travel by luxury coach through the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland region to Interlaken. After a short visit of Interlaken, ascend the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping mountain vistas on arrival at the ‘Top of Europe’. Explore the frozen witchery of an Ice Palace at the summit and marvel at incredible panoramas of the alpine wonderland from the Sphinx Observatory.
  • Day trip from Lucerne to the top of the breathtaking Swiss Alps
  • Enjoy a spectacular cogwheel train ride from Eiger Glacier Station to Jungfraujoch, one of Europe's highest peaks
  • Soak up winter wonderland views from the Sphinx Observatory and walk through the heart of a glacier in the Ice Palace
  • Your expert multilingual guide will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience
  • Ride the new state-of-the-art gondola Eiger Express from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier Station
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Cogwheel train ride
Aerial cable car Eiger Express
Alpine Sensation, Sphinx Observation Terrace, Plateau and Ice Palace (weather permitting)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from a central Lucerne location in a comfortable coach and receive a fascinating introduction the Bernese Oberland’s rich history from your knowledgeable guide. Admire scenic vistas of the Swiss countryside, and then refresh with a hot beverage (own expense) during a brief interlude in Interlaken. 

Travel onward to Grindelwald to climb aboard the new state-of-the-art gondola Eiger Express for a ride to Eiger Glacier Station. Continue your breath-taking journey to Europe’s highest point in a cogwheel train. Scour the scenery for the dramatic peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you approach the 11,332-foot (3,454-meter) summit of the Jungfraujoch. 

Marvel at the splintering peaks of the Aletsch Glacier and then ride the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory for incredible panoramas of the frozen Alpine wonderland below. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Ice Palace, following your guide through the heart of the glacier, and opt to enjoy a fulfilling meal at one of the many restaurants on the mountaintop (own expense). 

Capture final photographs of the incredible views and then descend the mountain on the awaiting train. Re-board your coach in Lauterbrunnen and relax during the drive back to Lucerne.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lucerne
Head to Lucerne in the morning to board your luxury coach. Your multilingual guide will accompany you throughout your entire full-day journey. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive through Swiss countryside and the Bernese Oberland, a fairy-tale wonderland of white jagged Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly captivating, and it only gets better from here!
Stop At:  
Interlaken
After a 1-hour drive, stop for a short break in the famous town of Interlaken, situated between two lakes to form the main gateway to the region's mountains and lakes.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Grindelwald
Continue to the nearby village of Grindelwald to board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier station, where you change to the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch. Stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau accompany you on the way and the imposing Eiger North Face seems to be within one’s grasp.
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch
Once on the top, immerse yourself in the fascinating high alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow and rock. Experience the discovery tour “Alpine Sensation” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory
Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau with the most breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, the neighbouring countries and the longest glacier of the Alps, the Aletsch Glacier.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch
Don't forget to stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace located in the heart of the glacier – a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lauterbrunnen Village
After your Top of Europe adventure, board the cogwheel train for your descent down the mountains. Pass the holiday resort town of Wengen before arriving in Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits you for the return trip to Lucerne.
Pass By:  
Lucerne
Drop off at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne at the end of the day.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Warm clothing and sturdy shoes recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Routing and means of transport may have to be amended during maintenance work and depending on seasonal schedules without prior notice. A minimum stay of 2 hours on the top of Jungfraujoch is always guaranteed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland.

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  • "The only downside to the whole day is the shuttle bus ride there and back, if you get car sick easily this will be rough, as the trip goes over the alps and is very winding at higher speeds." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Best tour so far!
Tommy_H
, Oct 2021
Our coach was very comfortable and made it very enjoyable viewing the countryside! Manual, our driver was great and very polite. Our guide, Yolanda, was very personable and knowledgeable. Great trip and certainly recommend to do while in Switzerland!
star-5
To of the list as well as Europe
Dave_H
, Oct 2021
Superb from start to finish. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly without being pushy. Highly recommended for all travellers to the region
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Can't top this......in Europe
William_S
, Sep 2020
This trip has so much to it. The cog wheel train ride, the views from the Sphinx observatory, viewing and walking onto a glacier, the ice tunnel, and food and drink at 11,333 feet. It was an incredible experience. Our guide was very informative along the way and added to the trip. The only downside to the whole day is the shuttle bus ride there and back, if you get car sick easily this will be rough, as the trip goes over the alps and is very winding at higher speeds. However, even with that the trip is worth the time and money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Breathtaking!
Ranuca H
, Jan 2020
This is a must-do tour. Every aspect of the tour was exceptional from pick up, to the sights, to return. The mountain top was breathtaking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a view
J6350XBpeterd
, Oct 2019
Edwardo, our guide to Jungfraujoch, was superb. Lots of knowledge, friendly and easy to understand. He handled the large group speaking several languages with ease. But the Jungfraujoch was truly the star of the trip. We had a perfect day, clear blue skies, temperatures in the 1-3C range and a light breeze. For a mid-October day, we could not have wished for more, the views were stunning. Left us overwhelmed. The walk to the snow side was fun as was the Ice Palace walk. The only suggestion is to announce that people can sit anywhere they want on coach on the return trip. Because we got the bus in Lucerne, we rode in the top of the double-decker bus but on the way back found seats on the lower level, easier on our old bodies. But this upset one couple who expected the same seats.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip
Patrick_C
, May 2019
The whole family enjoyed the trip. The guide was very informative giving us alot of information on the way there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Yohan_G
, Mar 2019
This was an amazing tour! We were fortunate to have sunny and clear skies which made the experience even better. The views from the Sphinx observatory and the cogwheel trains were spectacular, the tour guide was very informative and helpful, the stop and Interlaken was great and we had plenty of time to see everything we wanted to see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome trip!! the Highlight of our...
Steve S
, Sep 2018
Awesome trip!! the Highlight of our vacation.
star-5
This day trip was amazing and the staff...
Deborah B
, Aug 2018
This day trip was amazing and the staff exceptional! My husband lost his phone out the window on the way down and the staff went above and beyond to find it, which they did. Highly recommend using them.
star-1
Scenery was beautiful but the tour...
VickiRisinger_W
, Jul 2018
Scenery was beautiful but the tour guide was awful. I would not book a future tour that is handled by Best of Switzerland. Find another company. Unfortunately, Best of Switzerland did not deliver a professional tour experience. The guide had a very thick accent making it near impossible to understand. Bad enough that we missed details of what we were seeing but worse when she was giving directions. I advised Best of Switzerland but they didnt see an issue. To me that tells you all you need to know about their concerns with quality control.

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