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Cable Car Roundtrip to Schilthorn: Piz Gloria & Bond World

1. Cable Car Roundtrip to Schilthorn: Piz Gloria & Bond World

Glide past thundering waterfalls and craggy cliffs to the village of Gimmelwald, while admiring the mountain meadow landscapes and the valley floor far below. From Mürren, you’ll first go to the station Birg, which lies on an imposing rock head, and then to the Schilthorn. From the summit, enjoy a unique panoramic view of a high alpine world and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in your line of sight. The Schilthorn was the shooting location for the legendary James Bond film "In Her Majesty's Secret Service." Learn details about the shoot, see the original script, and try out your James Bond skills. In the 360-degree restaurant, Piz Gloria, you can enjoy a rich James Bond brunch or lunch, while the breathtaking mountain spectacle glides silently past you as the restaurant rotates over 45 minutes around its own axis. At the middle station take the Thrill Walk, which leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock formations. Back in Mürren, don’t miss the opportunity to take a walk through the car-free and charming mountain village With its old chalets, it has retained its old world charm.

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

2. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

3. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

4. From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

Take the traditional cogwheel train with open windows up to Schynige Platte, almost 2000 meters in altitude. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the impressive mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau during the 50-minute ride. Enjoy the sounds of the alpenhorn, the Swiss traditional instrument, with a free live concert daily from 11 AM-2 PM. See the famous edelweiss flowers at close range at the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden where they grow along with the black lobelia, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible environment. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant and take in the amazing views. Enjoy a short stroll or try a 6-hour mountain tour. For children, the wooden cow Lily and her friends invite the little ones to play at the new playground right next to the mountain hotel. Parents can make themselves comfortable at the playground and be enchanted by the stunning mountain panorama.

Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk, and Bond World

5. Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk, and Bond World

An unforgettable journey through the Alps and walk in the footsteps of James Bond at the top of Schilthorn! At an altitude of 2970 m, enjoy the spectacular view, over 200 peaks and the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond with the interactive exhibition! Relive the mythical scenes of the movie "At His Majesty's Secret Service". The Skyline Walk is a gateway that offers you thrills! It overlooks a vertical wall and offers a panoramic view under your feet! Continue your visit with the thrill walk and walk 200 cliffs on suspended footbridge an adventure full of sensation in the middle of a unique landscape waiting for you! Take a break at the restaurant Piz Gloria which turns on itself to offer you a spectacular 360 * view. Then enjoy a free time in Interlaken before your return.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

6. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.   Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11,333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany.  Walk through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland.  According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg.  From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end.. 

From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

7. From Basel: Jungfraujoch Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Basel. An intercity train takes you within 2 hours to Interlaken, where you change to the local train. After 20 minutes, you will arrive at Lauterbrunnen, a small village at the end of the valley. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 35 minutes, passing Wengen, a small alpine town known for winter sports and the annual FIS world cup downhill race. At Keine Scheidegg at 6600 ft above sea level, you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 40 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.  Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The walking tour will take approximately 1 hour inside the tunnel system. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx Terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the Black Forest in Germany. Visit the "Alpine Sensation" exhibition, a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. You will continue through the ice cave to the plateau, a charming place outside in the middle of the snow. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland. According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you and to join you for lunch. Admire the views of mountain peaks all around you. Then hop back on the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg. From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald, where the tour guide can make an optional stop. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken with a connection to the intercity train to Basel, and finally back to your hotel.

Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

8. Geneva: Day Trip to Interlaken

Explore Interlaken Interlaken is an ideal starting point for countless excursions. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. Excursion ships, including historic paddle steamers, ply the waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.  Take the Schilthorn Cable Car & Mountain View  If you’re a fan of “ James Bond,” then you’ll be a huge fan of Schilthorn in Switzerland. This is where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed, and is, of course, home to the world’s longest aerial cable-car system. Here, marvel at the most stirring, panoramic views in Switzerland with over 200 mountain peaks and endless glaciers and lakes.  Visit Lake Thun  The small town of Thun at the western end of the lake with the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. It boasts a medieval Old Town, a mighty castle and an attractive pedestrian zone. Lake boats sail Lake Thun all year round. In summer a magnificently restored historic paddle steamer plies the lake. 

From Lausanne: Spectacular Schilthorn with 007 Experience

9. From Lausanne: Spectacular Schilthorn with 007 Experience

Departing from Lausanne by bus, go on an unforgettable journey through the Alps and walk in the footsteps of James Bond at the top of Schilthorn. At an altitude of 2970 meters, enjoy the spectacular views of over 200 summits, including the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the interactive 007 exhibition, you can relive scenes from the famous James Bond movie 'At His Majesty's Secret Service'. Next, test your nerves on the Skyline Walk overlooking a vertical wall and see stunning views right under your feet. Continue your visit with the Thrill Walk and walk along a 200-metre cliff pathway for a spine-tingling sensation in the middle of a unique landscape. Take a break at the restaurant Piz Gloria which turns on itself to offer you a spectacular 360 degree view. Lastly, enjoy some free time in Interlaken before your return to Lausanne by bus.

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

10. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

Embark on a private day tour to the top of Europe in the Bernese Alps and visit Jungfraujoch. Ride by train and take in the glacier views before arriving at the highest train station in Europe. Tour through the Sphinx terrace, viewing platform, the Alpine sensation exhibition, and the Ice Cave. Meet your guide and travel on the train toward Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Transfer to the Jungfrau railway line, and take in the changing and snowy landscapes as you ride to Jungfraujoch. Considered a must-visit in Switzerland, Jungfraujoch is considered the Top of Europe, and connects the peaks of Jungfrau and Monch, at an elevation 11,371 feet above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, belonging to the UNESCO world heritage site. An aerial cableway and a cogwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. Once at the top, tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace. Look out over the glacier wonderland at the viewing platform, discover the Alpine sensation exhibition, and explore the Ice cave.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

For those of you reading this, know that I am an introvert who is also scared of new experiences and meeting people. This was my first solo trip ever and I am so proud of myself for doing it. I met really wonderful, kind and helpful people of this trip. Our tour guide Franz Husmann, Pink and driver Josie were amazing. Swiss people are very punctual and organised, no kidding! I had no trouble in the entire trip. Everything was smooth and very well planned. Thank you Team. Hope to plan many more trips with you.

It's a good experience specially for those interested in 007 otherwise it's just a nice top. Thrill walk in Birg is really a thrilling experience (although it's safe but it's not for people fearing from heights). Cable cars are very good and views on the way are stunning. You get to see small beautiful town of Murren and Stechelberg, the most beautiful and calm area of the valley.

Everything was well planned and well timed. The guide was friendly and enthusiastic to share details about the places we visited, and the Jungfraujoch itself is of course beautiful and very much worth visiting if you're visiting Switzerland. The transportation was comfortable as well. Would definitely recommend the tour.

A fantastic 12 hours. Scenery was fantastic during the whole trip. Our tour guide, Annette, was great. The bus driver was very skilled on the narrow roads.

Mr Hussman was a great guide. Very enjoyable trip.