On this day trip from Zurich, venture through the scenic Bernese Oberland Alps to Kleine Scheidegg, halfway up the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass. Travel by coach to Interlaken and then take the cogwheel train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg, where you’ll have time to explore independently and soak up amazing Alpine panoramas. This tour gives you a fantastic view of the iconic Eiger North Face!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: SihlquaiHead to the Sihlquai Bus Terminal near the Zurich train station in the morning to meet your guide — who speaks English and Spanish — and board your luxury coach. Stop At: InterlakenRelax on the scenic drive through the Bernese Oberland, touted as one of the most idyllic regions in Switzerland.After a 2-hour drive, arrive in Interlaken in the heart of the Jungfraujoch region. Break here for a quick stop in this famous town, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Duration: 50 minutesPass By: Grund Railway StationThen, continue driving to the nearby village of Grindelwald. Board the cogwheel train here for a jaw-dropping ride to Kleine Scheidegg, a mountain pass located at the foot of Switzerland’s most impressive Alpine panorama.Stop At: Kleine Scheidegg, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Canton of BernEnjoy amazing views of the famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as you ride halfway up the mountain.The top of the mountain reaches an astounding 11,750 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. Ideal for those who are afraid of heights, this tour only takes you halfway up, to 6,762 feet (2,061 meters). But don’t worry, this won’t compromise the scenery; from Kleine Scheidegg, you’ll be treated to sweeping vistas of the Bernese Alps and unbeatable views of the famous Eiger North Face, featured in films such as The Eiger Sanction starring Clint Eastwood.You’ll have several hours of free time here to explore and take in the sensational Alpine environment. This area offers something for everyone: take a self-guided hike along the easily accessible Jungfrau Eiger Walk (several seasonal trails of moderate difficulty open late June to October); snap photos of the rock and ice masses of Eiger Glacier; or head to one of several local restaurants to enjoy some regional cuisine (own expense).In the afternoon, meet your guide and board the train for the descent to Lauterbrunnen.Duration: 4 hoursPass By: SihlquaiPass the holiday resort town of Wengen, known for events such as the Lauberhorn Races and Jungfrau Marathon. Then board the coach and return to Zurich in the evening.