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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express at New Year

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The journey to Europe's highest railway station

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2020 Tour code: LNN21

About the tour

Celebrate an unforgettable New Year with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - London and Interlaken

We meet our group in London St Pancras at our dedicated Departure Office, before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing to Cologne, where we stay overnight. We journey into Switzerland on Day 2, travelling by rail to Interlaken.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 - Mürren and The Schilthorn

We travel by rail to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren today. After arriving in the traffic-free village, we continue further into the mountains by cable car, to the peak of the Schilthorn. Once at the summit, you can take in the superb views of the surrounding mountains and enjoy a drink at the rotating Piz Gloria restaurant, made famous by James Bond when he was on Her Majesty's Secret Service. You have free time back in Mürren this afternoon. Day 4 is free in Interlaken.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Murren Fairway
Day 5 - New Year's Eve in Grindelwald

On New Year's Eve we travel to the pretty Alpine village of Grindelwald, a delightful winter resort nestled at the foot of the imposing north face of the Eiger. You have time to explore Grindelwald at your own pace before we return to Interlaken. Back at our hotel this evening, we sit down to a celebratory New Year's Eve buffet.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - New Year's Day on the Jungfrau Express and London

On New Year's Day we enjoy what is undoubtedly the highlight of our stay in the Bernese Oberland - an excursion to the summit of the Jungfrau. We begin on the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen. Here, we change trains to reach Kleine Scheidegg, joining the Jungfrau Railway itself. Rising higher from Kleine Scheidegg, the distinctive string of red and yellow carriages disappear into the tunnel through the Eiger mountain, making stops at the observation windows hewn out of solid rock, before emerging at Jungfraujoch. Here, you have time to explore before the return journey. On Day 7 we travel to Basel before continuing to Paris, where we connect with the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
Jungfrau Railway

Additional information

Please note

We want to make sure any holiday you book is right for you. One of the excursions on this tour is at high altitude. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you seek medical advice and talk to us.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

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Mr C Verney

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Submitted 19 Jan 2020

The holiday was great but the hotel let us down badly. We had a mcu smaller room than others in the Group even though we paid extra for an upgraded room with an even smaller bathroom with just a a shower .We specifically requested a bath as my wife has osteoporosis and needs to soak.

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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express at New Year

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