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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter

4.4 stars(22 reviews)

Discover the Alps at wintertime

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2023 Tour code: LNW23

About the tour

Stay in the heart of the Bernese Oberland in picturesque Interlaken, nestled between two lakes and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau. Explore the majestic peaks of this region by train, with spectacular trips to the summit of the Jungfrau and Schilthorn Mountains.


What’s included


Day 1 - London and Cologne

We meet out Tour Manager at London St Pancras before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change trains and continue to Cologne for the night.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Interlaken

We journey into Switzerland along the scenic Rhine Gorge. This wonderful stretch of German railway line runs through frosty valleys and alongside the gentle Rhine River as it winds its way between fairytale castles, steep cliffs and deep, wintry forests. Our destination is Interlaken, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland - one of the most beautiful regions in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable town is uniquely nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, sitting peacefully in a beautiful valley that's watched over by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. On arrival, we check into our hotel for five nights.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Mürren and Schilthorn

Travelling by train to the picturesque mountain village of Mürren, we continue into the mountains by cable car, ascending to the peak of the mighty Schilthorn. Once at the summit, soak in the superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains as we enjoy a complimentary drink, then perhaps visit Piz Gloria, an impressive rotating restaurant built made famous by the 1969 James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. We return to Mürren and enjoy some free time to wander through the charming streets or perhaps spend some time at the outdoor ice rink, before returning to Interlaken.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Interlaken

Enjoy a free day to explore Interlaken. You could take a boat ride across one of the lakes before warming up at one of the cosy cafés or perhaps wrap up and head out on one of the many nature trails that start in the town. Interlaken's history can be traced back to a monastery built here in the 12th century, while the surrounding landscapes provide a gateway to the Bernese Oberland, a region home to over 45 mountain railways and aerial gondolas that you can discover using your Swiss Travel Card.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Grindelwald

We make our way by rail to the snow-bound Alpine village of Grindelwald, a delightful town nestled at the foot of the imposing north face of the Eiger. Take some time here to admire the attractive wooden chalets and town squares which combine the old comforts of classic Alpine architecture with more contemporary winter sports facilities.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - The Jungfrau Railway

The highlight of our holiday, a journey along the Jungfrau Railway, is enjoyed today as we start by joining the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen. On arrival, the Wengernalp Railway takes us to Kleine Scheidegg. Due to the steep area through which it runs, the views are outstanding, with highlights including the White Lütschine River Valley and Staubbach Falls. The Jungfrau Railway itself begins at Kleine Scheidegg and runs the remaining six miles to just below the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain.

With a viewing stop along the way to maximise the fantastic panoramas, we emerge from the tunnel at Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. With plenty of free time here, you may wish to sample the food in the restaurant or visit the Ice Palace, which has stood on this site since the 1930s and boasts a labyrinth of ice caves with hand-carved sculptures featured inside. You could also admire the Aletsch Glacier from one of the viewing platforms.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Interlaken and London

Departing Interlaken, we take the train to Basel before boarding the onward service to Paris. Here, we join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 22 reviews

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John Jago

5 stars

Submitted 29 Mar 2022

We done the same tour in the summer however the Winter version is like a different holiday.Amazing scenery.

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C Spenceley

3 stars

Submitted 28 Mar 2022

It was a lovely area to be in in the snow - beautiful scenery. A very nice hotel - rather quiet because of Covid - so lacked atmosphere. We found it a bit full-on because of the early starts and the walk to the station in order to undertake any of the trips. (Some of the group were less mobile than us and really struggled especially when we arrived at Interlaken and had to carry our hand luggage on the 15 minute walk to the hotel). Wouldn’t recommend this holiday for anyone who is not sure-footed.

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Mr M Coleman

5 stars

Submitted 27 Mar 2022

Well organised in difficult (Covid) circumstances, with a caring and efficient tour manager. Really enjoyed the whole trip and thoroughly recommend it for a scenic holiday.

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3 stars

Submitted 27 Mar 2022

Our tour manager was very friendly and managed all the train travelling very well. However she had never been to Interlaken and had no knowledge of the area and places we could visit.

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Ian Seller

5 stars

Submitted 26 Mar 2022

A really great trip with fantastic views and well organised Highly recommended

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Mary Elliott

5 stars

Submitted 07 Mar 2022

This holiday was everything you could wish for. The views were spectacular and the accomplishment of the railway engineers incredible. This holiday is not suitable for those who suffer from altitude sickness. The summit of the Jungfraujoch is 10,500 ft.

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