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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive

4.5 stars(54 reviews)

Alpine beauty, village charm and mountain railways

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8 days From £1,499 per person
No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2021 Tour code: 21SIS

About the tour

Spend a relaxing week in the Bernese Oberland. Soak up dramatic Swiss scenery with an unforgettable trip on the Jungfrau Railway, a visit to stunning Interlaken, and a cruise across Lake Brienz.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Strasbourg or Mulhouse

Your holiday starts at London St Pancras International, where you meet your Tour Manager at our Departure Office. Travel to Paris, before continuing by high-speed train to Strasbourg or Mulhouse for the night. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 - Wilderswil

On Day 2, make the most of a free morning before boarding your train for the journey to Wilderswil, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. This beautiful village boasts staggering views over the valley and the mountains beyond, making it a great base to explore the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Enjoy a sixnight, all-inclusive stay at the family-run Hotel Alpenblick.

  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Interlaken

Today's excursion is to nearby Interlaken, an attractive town and arguably the hub of the region. Set between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun and surrounded by the crisp peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, this scenic town is a delight to explore. The town's history can be traced back to a monastery which was established here in the 12th century. If you want to stretch your legs, there are plenty of Alpine walks that start here. Otherwise, join the Harder Funicular Railway to the top of Harder Kulm, 4,337 feet above sea level (payable locally). Crowned by its castle-like restaurant, admire the magnificent landscape of the beautiful Bernese Oberland. There is even a glazed bridge to maximise views of the lakes below.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Schynige Platte

You take the Schynige Platte Railway to the summit of Schynige Platte, travelling in restored 19th-century carriages, hauled by a vintage electric locomotive, to the summit, 6,463 feet above sea level. The railway is noted for using historic locomotives and carriages, creating a nostalgic feel. Enjoy amazing panoramas from your seat; along this stretch of line there is a sweeping view of Lake Thun and the towns and villages clustered around it, with mountains rising away from the water's edge. Eventually, the train reaches the peak of the Schynige Platte, characterised by its superb vistas. With free time here, visit the Botanical Alpine Garden, where brightly coloured plants fill the air with their sweet scents. Otherwise, you may prefer to relax on the panoramic terrace, drinking in views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Please note: the Schynige Platte Railway does not start operating until late May. Customers booked on departures before this date will instead travel to Lucerne.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Free time in Wilderswil

Spend a relaxed day in Wilderswil. Enjoy the surrounding scenery and snowdusted mountains, unwind in a café, or use your Swiss Travel Card to visit the surrounding towns and villages. Perhaps visit Mürren or make the scenic journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne, whose 13th-century Chapel Bridge and frescoadorned Old Town are a pleasure to explore.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - The Jungfrau Express

Travel on the Bernese Oberland Railway today, via Lauterbrunnen, to Kleine Scheidegg. Here, join the Jungfrau Railway for the sensational journey to Europe's highest railway station. Tunnelling through the North Face of the Eiger, the tracks emerge on the slopes of the Mönch, below dramatic glaciers, before climbing to just below the summit of the Jungfrau, at 11,333 feet. Admire the dramatic snowcovered mountain peaks and take in the fascinating ice carvings and sculptures on display inside the glacier's caves.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Lake Brienz

After taking the train to Interlaken, enjoy a cruise on Lake Brienz. The remarkable colour of the pure Alpine waters are the perfect contrast to the green slopes of the mountains which border this enormous lake. From the boat, enjoy a different view of the quaint towns and villages that dot the shores.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - London

On Day 8, take the train to Geneva and board the high-speed service to Paris, where you join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour 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 Alpenblick, Wilderswil

Hotel Alpenblick, Wilderswil

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Harder Kulm Funicular Railway
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Jungfrau Express
Schynige Platte Railway

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4.5 stars4.5 / 5 · 54 reviews

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Mr S Humphreys

5 stars

Submitted 14 Nov 2019

we found the hotel, tour manager, fellow tourists, trips, etc all excellent ( also the weather). We like staying in one centre and going on trips from that location.

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Mrs J McIntosh

4 stars

Submitted 06 Nov 2019

The only reason it is 4 not 5 is the journey. Quite stressful with all the changes, and coming back would have been worse as there was no break. I in fact paid and flew home on the Sat. as iI had been slightly unwell mid week, and the thought of the journey filled me with horror. In fact I was fine. Would have been nice to know journey details before we booked.

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Mr E Aldridge

4 stars

Submitted 05 Nov 2019

Tim White was our Tour Manager and was brilliant especially managing 38 peopie. The trip was well organised and we were fortunate with the weather. The biggest disappointment was the vegetarian food at the. alpenblick Hotel, a Michelin star restaurant.

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leslie wright

5 stars

Submitted 18 Oct 2019

from meeting our rep Deborah at St Pancreas at the beginning of our holiday to saying goodby at St Pancreas we had an amazing holiday. Never been on this kind of holiday and it exceeded our expectations in all respects. Everything was so smooth, reserved railway carriages we did not have to worry about anything. We loved it so much going in December on the christmas markets journey.

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Mrs B Watts

5 stars

Submitted 11 Jul 2019

Well planned no more to say

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Mr R MacKenzie-Wintle

4 stars

Submitted 30 Sep 2018

Whilst the holiday itself was extremely enjoyable, the travelling to and from the final destination was very tiring, particularly in view of the large number of changes with heavy luggage in tow. I think in hindsight it would have been preferable to have flown to Basel and start the journey from there rather than use the Eurostar.

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