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Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive

4.7 stars(9 reviews)
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Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps

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9 days From £2,695 per person

2021 Tour code: GIS21

About the tour

Explore the highlights of the Swiss Alps from our charming base in the village of Grindelwald. Ascend to Europe's highest railway station, Jungfraujoch, see the tranquil waters of Lake Brienz, and enjoy classic Swiss luxury in your all inclusive hotel.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - London to Colmar

Our journey to Switzerland begins at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office. Here we board the Eurostar service to Paris, before continuing on to the beautiful Alsatian town of Colmar, where we overnight. We enjoy dinner in the hotel in the evening.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 - Exploring Grindelwald

We board the Grindelwald First cable-car system, which takes us up the nearby mountain that shares its name with the resort. Ascending to Grindelwald First in the sky gondola is a delight, affording some wonderful panoramas of the magnificent Alpine mountainscape. Admire views across the sharp, snowy peaks, swathes of forests, and minuscule resort villages. We enjoy free time to breathe in the fresh mountain air at the summit and soak up the spectacular scenery before returning to Grindelwald.

On Day 4, you are free in Grindelwald, a village filled with quintessential Swiss charm; traditional wooden chalets, bars which play live music on an evening, and a host of excellent cafés to relax in.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - The Jungfrau Railway

We enjoy a highlight of our holiday today, as we travel on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest station. We join the train in Grindelwald, where we're met by our expert guide for the day, travelling to Kleine Scheidegg to join the remarkable Jungfrau Express. Climbing from Kleine Scheidegg, we travel in distinctive red and yellow carriages through a tunnel carved out of the Eiger Mountain. We pause at the halfway station where our guide gives a fascinating talk about the history and construction of the line. Finally, we arrive at the 'Top of Europe', Jungfraujoch, over 11,000 feet above sea level. With free time, you could explore the Ice Palace with its many ice sculptures, or simply soak up the views. From the Sphinx Observatory terrace, you can enjoy 360 degree views of the eternal winter wonderland, made up of endless frosty peaks and the vast, ancient Aletsch Glacier.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - The Schynige Platte Railway

We travel by cog railway (Standard Class) through pretty Alpine meadows on the way to Schynige Platte. We travel to the peak in restored 19th-century carriages hauled by a vintage electric locomotive, hugging the mountain as we cross bridges and wind through tunnels. At the summit, you have time to explore the Alpine Botanical Garden, an explosion of colour home to around 600 plant species. Or, simply relax and drink in scenery of snow-capped peaks framed by a blue sky, from the café terrace.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Interlaken and Brienz

Our first destination today is picturesque Interlaken, a charming town on the shores of two crystalline lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The town is surrounded by stunning landscapes combining towering mountains, and endless forests. A historic town at heart, highlights here include a medieval monastery and castle, and a beautiful old town hall square, the Stadthausplatz. Leaving Interlaken, we continue past Lake Brienz to the small town that shares it name with the body of water. The cosy village is our starting point for our ascent of the Brienz Rothorn mountain by rail* (Standard Class), climbing over 5,000 feet to the summit of the mountain, offering fabulous views over the deep-blue lakes below.

*On May departures, we ascend halfway up the mountain to Planalp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9 - Grindelwald and London

Enjoy another free day in Grindelwald and explore using your Swiss Travel Card. You could travel to the historical city of Bern, with its wealth of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including the Old Town's 'Ogre Fountain'. On Day 9 we travel via Basel to Paris, joining the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Eurostar Meal

Additional information

Please Note

Please note: 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 that any holiday you book is right for you.

Departure times

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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.


Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Grindelwald

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Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Jungfrau Railway
Schynige Platte Railway

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4.7 stars4.7 / 5 · 9 reviews

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Mrs A Abel

5 stars

Submitted 11 Oct 2019

An absolutely brilliant holiday and I would do it all over again, a fantastic time from start to finish

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Mrs P Bound

5 stars

Submitted 01 Nov 2018

Was over and above any preconseptions we had

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Mr F Alexandre

4 stars

Submitted 29 Oct 2018

I would have given top rating except for the inclusion of Jungfrau excursion which could be replaced and left as a free day option

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Mr D Coles

5 stars

Submitted 08 Jul 2018

Excellent hotels and itinerary. Organisation from Head Office very good (coping with French strike necessitating changes) and first class tour manager.

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Mr T Hanson

4 stars

Submitted 13 Oct 2017

Nice holiday, great tour guide and hotel. We've already completed a full feedback form on the train home so don't want to repeat it thanks.

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Mr J Levett

4 stars

Submitted 13 Oct 2017

The time in Grindelwald was 5 star, the accommodation overnight in Mulhouse was not as good. The included trips were excellent although the Cheese making was not well described, if it had been described as a visit to the Swiss Heritage Museum at Ballenburg where rural crafts could be seen it would have been more meaningful.

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