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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter

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7 days From £1,795 per person
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Discover the majestic Swiss Alps in winter and discover spectacular views from the ‘top of Europe’

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2025 Tour code: LNW25

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 Grindelwald First mountains.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Cologne

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

*For departure 12/01/2025 we will overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn Mannheim, in Mannheim.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Interlaken

We journey into Switzerland after breakfast at our hotel, passing through the Rhine-side city of Mannheim and Freiburg in the Black Forest on our way to Basel. Here, we change for a beautifully scenic journey past sparkling lakes and snowy peaks to Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland - one of the most gorgeous regions in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable town is uniquely nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, sitting peacefully in a picturesque valley that's watched over by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. On arrival, we check into our hotel for five nights.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Across the Brünig Pass to charming Lucerne

A spellbinding train journey awaits today as we travel by rail to Lucerne, known as the 'City of Lights'. Riding along the banks of beautiful Lake Brienz, we travel to Meiringen, in the shadow of the famous Reichenbach Falls. From here, we climb the Brünig Pass through a winter wonderland of snowbound scenery to an elevation of 3,287 feet. On the descent, we pass shimmering lakes before arriving in charming Lucerne. With free time to wander its pretty old town, you can discover cobbled streets embodying tradition and culture with their well-preserved medieval architecture. There are also plenty of interesting attractions, from ornate churches to frescoed historic houses and the 14th-century covered Kapellbrücke. Set on the crystal-clear lake, lively and vibrant Lucerne is a great place to explore and find somewhere to eat at one of the many cosy cafés and restaurants. This evening, we retrace our gorgeous journey back to our hotel in Interlaken.

Includes
  • 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 for 50% off fares.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Grindelwald and cable car ride to Grindelwald First

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. We enjoy an incredible cable car journey to the summit of the Grindelwald First mountain for breathtaking panoramas of the twinkling valley below - and the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau opposite. Returning to Grindelwald, there is free time to admire the attractive wooden chalets and town squares of this fairytale setting, with a stunning backdrop of the dramatic mountains.

Includes
  • 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, often frozen in winter. 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 can admire the enchanting snow-globe views of the Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observatory or head to Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven for an insight into the history and making of Swiss chocolate.

Includes
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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.

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

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

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole Interlaken, Interlaken

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Reviews

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Cook

4 stars

Submitted 22/Mar

5tttttyyyy

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NEWALL

5 stars

Submitted 16/Mar

superb holiday. The tour leader Yasmyn ( not sure how to spell it) was very good. Dealt with all train problems well. Hotel was good. The group of people were also very companionable. Overall fantastic. It would have been nice to have had another day, there was more to do. Picture is view from hotel room, lovely.

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Blavins

5 stars

Submitted 16/Mar

Great experience. Good bunch of people. And our guide was wonderful.

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Louise Keeling

4 stars

Submitted 16/Mar

Very good holiday but return journey too long, should take two days.

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D Simons

5 stars

Submitted 15/Feb

The trip was outstanding with a great tour guide and a great group of people. The area was stunning, all transfers with the trains went well, hotel and food were wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend this as an area to visit.

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Julia

5 stars

Submitted 11/Feb

Fantastic holiday. Hotels were very good, our guide was very good; we could not have been looked after better. And the train journeys up the mountains were spectacular. Would do the same holiday again it was so enjoyable.

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