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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter

7 days From £1,795 per person
4.4 stars(32 reviews)
Small Group

Discover the majestic Swiss Alps in winter and discover spectacular views from the ‘top of Europe’

Mobility Rating 2

2024 Tour code: LNW24

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 or Mannheim for the night (departure dependent).

  • 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, 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 of this fairytale setting, with a stunning backdrop of the dramatic mountains.

  • 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 enchanting Aletsch Glacier from one of the viewing platforms.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Interlaken and London

As our wonderful winter holiday draws to a close, we bid farewell to Interlaken on our way to Basel, before transferring to the onward service to Paris. On the Eurostar to London St Pancras we can take time to recall the breathtaking views and unforgettable memories on this incredible trip to remarkable and dramatic Switzerland.

  • 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

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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 32 reviews

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Chris W

4 stars

Submitted 8/Mar

Very little snow this year. Still enjoyed the trip even though I was unable to do all on offer due to unexpected health probs. Team leader Ros excellent in looking after all our needs. Hotels very good.

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S Biddlecombe

5 stars

Submitted 6/Mar

Spectacular scenery as expected, Hotel in Interlaken rooms were a little tired. Some difficulties in our train journeys but dealt with by our excellent tour manager. Overall a really good break and all three of us really enjoyed the experience.

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4 stars

Submitted 4/Mar

The organised trips via train and cable car were great. Unfortunately there was not much snow on the lower attractions.

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Michael B

5 stars

Submitted 4/Mar

It was everything that I had hoped for in a Swiss winter holiday.

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Recent Customer

5 stars

Submitted 26/Feb

A great way to travel. I saw much more than I would have done on my own, thanks to our excellent Tour Manager, who travelled everywhere with us. Having seats reserved on the several trains we took each day was brilliant. Our friendly group of 14 had a mix of singles and couples, ranging in age from 40s to 60+. We mostly stayed together when travelling and for evening dinner, but we also had time to do our own thing.

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Mr Powell

5 stars

Submitted 25/Feb

Fabulous week away with a fabulous tour guide - Caroline Bryan and great company. Really pleasant area to visit and good choice of excursions and trips. Good balance of free time as well - would recommend trip to Bern and Thun and bus trip down the lake to watch the sunset. Well done @ Great Rail Journeys - would recommend

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