Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe), and Interlaken Chocolate Tour Highlights
This tour will take you to “The Top of Europe”, as you scale the highest railway station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch. This epic viewing platform offers unrivaled views of the Swiss Alps and access to world-class hiking trails. On the way you will discover the thundering Staubbach Falls, the pretty town of Wengen, and learn about the history and culture which define the Jungfrau region. Last but not least you will have the chance to explore bustling Interlaken, which was nicknamed “the pearl of the Alps” for its elegant architecture and stunning mountain views.
Itinerary and What to Expect?
Your guide will greet you at your hotel and accompany you to the train station as you journey to the Jungfrau region and the “Top of Europe”.
As we head along the Jungfrau line through Zweilütschinen, Grindelwald Terminal, and Eigergletscher, your guide will share stories about the people, cultures, and history of each town and city you pass. Your train will climb steadily through the Alps, passing glacial lakes and staggering rock faces. The view from the train is one of the best in the world, offering a birds-eye view of this epic area. The journey to “the top of Europe” will include the opportunity to take in the stunning view from Eismeer Station, the second-highest railway station in the world after the Jungfraujoch. Back on the train the sights only get better, as you reach an elevation of 3,466 meters approaching Jungfraujoch.
The station is perched on a glacier saddle on the upper snows of the Aletsch Glacier and is a must-visit for anyone interested in the Alps. The icy air will provide welcome refreshment as you explore the viewing platform, discovering the many ice sculptures and frosty vistas dotted around the area.
Next, you will head to Interlaken, weaving your way through Kleine Scheidegg and the small town of Wengen, whose views are as mesmerizing as they are legendary. Watch as rocky climbs give way to lush Alpine valleys, and the skyline rises and falls along with the surrounding peaks. Your ride will pause at Lauterbrunnen, a valley town set within dramatic rock faces and epic waterfalls. Here we will take a walk to the iconic Staubbach Falls, whose water drops a whopping 297 meters from the overhanging cliffs to the pool below. The sight of the water dissolving to spray as it falls is striking. Our guide will share the stories behind the falls, and you will have the opportunity to take photos of the stunning surroundings.
Set between twin glacier-fed lakes, the bustling town of Interlaken is a hub of activity, surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. As you tour the city you will learn about how it became the gateway to the Swiss Alps, and enjoy the pretty timber houses, sidewalk cafes, and live buskers which line the historic streets. In the summer, the clear waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz provide a perfect retreat from the midday sun, and you can enjoy the azure waters from the shore as you walk the promenade.
In between your chocolate tasting, you will also have the chance to explore the numerous gift and souvenir shops here, selling traditional Swiss wares, artisan food and drink, and adventure equipment.
Your guide will escort you back to your hotel or residence once the tour finishes.
Private english speaking local guide
Standard rail ticket
1st class ticket provided upon request
Priority "Top of Europe" pass
Chocolate tasting in Interlaken
Lunch at the Jungfraujoch