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Experience an outstanding escape in Switzerland by staying in the picturesque resort of Wengen and riding by train to the breathtaking Jungfraujoch, "The Top of Europe."

8 days From £1,895 £1,795 per person
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About the tour

An alpine paradise awaits on this wonderful holiday in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Slow down the pace and soak up the spectacular Bernese Oberland scenery as we climb to the "Top of Europe" on board the mighty Jungfrau Express. At the summit, we're greeted by the breathtaking panorama of the Mönch and Eiger's towering snow-capped peaks and spectacular vertical glacial valleys - a sight that must be witnessed to truly appreciate.

Free time to explore combines with a selection of authentic experiences - from taking a cable car up the Schilthorn, famous for its stunning 360 views of surrounding mountains, to staying in the picturesque, car-free resort of Wengen where you'll be enchanted by its traditional Swiss chalet architecture and surrounded by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains - a haven for nature lovers.

Unforgettable experiences

Wengen
Wengen
Indulge in the warmth and generosity of traditional Swiss hospitality at a picturesque family-run hotel nestled in the idyllic mountain village of Wengen.
Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch
Journey on the mighty Jungfrau Express and be awestruck as you reach the “Top of Europe” to soak up stunning panoramic views of the majestic Alpine landscape.
Schilthorn
Schilthorn
Ride by cable car to the magnificent summit of Schilthorn, where you can dine with a view at the revolving restaurant.
Grindelwald
Grindelwald
Visit Grindelwald, a stunning village with a backdrop of towering Swiss mountains, glistening glaciers, and pristine alpine lakes.
Trümmelbach Falls
Trümmelbach Falls
Witness the power of nature at Trümmelbach Falls, where 10 glacial waterfalls thunder through the mountain, leaving you in awe and feeling exhilarated.
Gimmelwald
Gimmelwald
Experience the magic of a working Alpine farm in Gimmelwald with the sound of cowbells, incredible mountain surroundings, and the taste of homemade cheese.

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Strasbourg

We depart from London St Pancras on the Eurostar, bound for Paris. From here, we continue onto picturesque Strasbourg for the first unforgettable night of our holiday. We stay amongst the towns twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses, the perfect start to our charming escape.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 – Wengen

After a relaxed morning in Strasbourg, we board the train to Basel, climbing into the majestic Swiss mountains for six nights in peaceful Wengen, a traffic-free mountain resort. Perched on a mountain ledge with breathtaking views, Wengen can only be reached by train, adding to its romantic charm and its stunning surroundings are the picturesque Staubbach Falls, the Lauterbrunnen Valley, and the majestic Jungfrau massif, all of which can be viewed from the village.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Gimmelwald

After some free time to get to know your surroundings, we transfer to nearby Gimmelwald, where we visit a working farm of cows, calves goats and pigs. We meet the farmers and learn about how they produce organic meat and dairy products, before trying these local specialties for ourselves. Back in Wengen, you may like to pick up one of the many mountain trails that begin in the village. This idyllic destination has long been a haven for nature lovers and hikers.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – The Wengen-Männlichen Cableway

We travel on this innovative cableway, built in 1954 to connect Wengen with the mountains. Within five minutes, the altitude reaches 9,744 feet and we arrive in Männlichen, where there are sensational views from the café. After time to look around, we continue to Grindelwald aboard Europe's longest gondola cableway. This pretty Alpine village is one of Europe's oldest mountain resorts. Surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, there are many popular walking paths in the area or you may just like to explore the town, visit some shops and relax in a café.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - The Jungfrau Railway

We enjoy a highlight of our holiday today, a journey along the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch. We climb from Kleine Scheidegg into a tunnel cut through the Eiger, pausing at observation stops along the way for spectacular views of the valley below. Trundling past iconic mountains and beside glacial lakes we travel to places no other form of transport can reach. At the top, the scenery is nothing short of staggering. The azure blue of a crisp Swiss sky contrasts with brilliant white snow and lush green hills. With free time at the summit station, the highest in Europe, you could explore the Ice Palace or visit the Sphinx Terrace for superb views across the Aletsch Glacier.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - The Schilthorn and Trümmelbach Falls

An excursion by cable car takes us to the summit of the Schilthorn, home to a revolving restaurant that features 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Named Piz Gloria in honour of the James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', there are many 007 references to spot. After some free time, we visit the Trümmelbach Falls. Nestled deep in a canyon, these ten waterfalls have carved a path through the hillside, making them Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Wengen

Today is free to explore, possibly with your included Swiss Travel Card. You could journey up to Schynige Platte, travelling in restored 19th-century carriages, or ride on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, powered almost entirely by steam. Beginning in the lakeside town of Brienz, the rack-and-pinion line traverses a number of bridges and steep, stony mountain trails as it continues to climb. For much of the route, the glittering waters of Lake Brienz can be seen and, before long, we reach the first of three passing loops for oncoming locomotives. The end of the line is the summit of Rothorn, 7,362 feet above sea level.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Wengen and London

After breakfast, we leave Wengen, taking the train to Paris via Interlaken and Basel. Here, we connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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

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

Alpine Hotel, Wengen

Alpine Hotel, Wengen

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Trains

Brienz-Rothorn Mountain Railway
Eurostar
Jungfrau Railway
TGV

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Reviews

4.5 stars4.5 / 5 · 73 reviews

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James McGill

5 stars

Submitted 13 Nov 2022

My wife says it is the best holiday she has ever been on. I loved it as well. It was well organised and Philip Ellson was an excellent tour guide. The scenery was stunning. Thank you so much. We loved Wengen and all the surrounding area.

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DavidBevan

5 stars

Submitted 21 Oct 2022

A memorable week in the beautiful Swiss mountains. A great hotel, friendly companions and an excellent Tour Manager.

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C Thomson

3 stars

Submitted 20 Oct 2022

It was a wonderful trip and it was so good to have our tour guide making all the arrangements when the return travel plans had to be changed.

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Richard Nowacki

4 stars

Submitted 20 Oct 2022

Great views, decent food if a little on the small side. Quiet hotel in a quiet town - ideal. Great excursions especially the top of Jungfrau and Schiltborn

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A Rockley

4 stars

Submitted 15 Oct 2022

Holiday was fantastic and should have been 5 star but Great Rail journeys shortened it due to the rail strike in England.

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Timothy Birse

4 stars

Submitted 14 Oct 2022

A well organised week in Switzerland

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