Wengen and the Jungfrau Express

From St Pancras International to St Pancras International

Visiting: Switzerland


Tour Operator: Great Rail Journeys


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Tour Overview

The spectacular mountain landscapes and lush meadows of the majestic Alps await us in Switzerland's famous Bernese Oberland. Ride the Jungfrau Express to the 'top of Europe', ascend the Schilthorn and experience the tremendous Trümmelbach waterfalls as you explore this region.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy a visit to the impressive Trummelbach Falls
  • iconExplore the summit of the Shilthorn after climbing into the mountains by cable car
  • iconRide the Wengen-Männlichen Aerial Cableway and visit Grindelwald
  • iconJourney on the Jungfrau Express to the 'top of Europe', home to breathtaking Alpine views
  • iconExperience true Swiss hospitality at our family-run hotel in the charming mountain resort of Wengen
  • iconExplore the summit of the Schilthorn after climbing into the mountains by cable car

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icon Day 1 - London, Strasbourg or Colmar

Departing London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris, we continue by high-speed train to Strasbourg or Colmar, where we spend the night.

icon Day 2 : Days 2-3 - Wengen

After a relaxed morning, we board the train to Basel, continuing to Interlaken where we join the Bernese Oberland Railway and start climbing into the majestic Swiss mountains. We arrive in peaceful Wengen this evening, a traffic-free mountain resort with breathtaking views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley, where we stay for six nights.

Day 3 is free in Wengen and the surrounding area. A paradise for hikers, Wengen is the perfect base from which to discover the Swiss Alps on foot. The early 19th century saw an influx of wealthy tourists flocking to the timber chalets and Belle Epoque charm of this peaceful village, and ever since, visitors have come to enjoy its unique location amongst the rugged mountains.

icon Day 4 - The Wengen-Männlichen Aerial Cableway

Our excursion takes us on this innovative cableway, originally built in 1954 to connect Wengen with the mountains. Within five minutes, the difference in altitude reaches 9,744 feet and we arrive in Männlichen, where sensational views can be admired from the café. After some 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 one of the cafés.

icon Day 5 - The Jungfrau Express

Today includes the highlight of our holiday as we travel on the famous Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch - the highest railway station in Europe. Our journey starts as we climb from Kleine Scheidegg, the distinctive string of red and yellow carriages disappearing into a tunnel cut right through the Eiger. The train pauses at two separate observation stops along the way; windows hewn out of solid Alpine rock boasting spectacular views down the valley below. Finally, the train arrives at Jungfraujoch, the 'top of Europe', located more than 11,000 feet above sea level. With free time at the summit station, there's plenty of time to explore the Ice Palace and its incredible ice sculptures. You can also spend time at the Sphinx Terrace, enjoying superb views across the Aletsch Glacier, the longest ice stream in the Alps. After time to explore and enjoy lunch, we return to Wengen, passing picturesque villages and idyllic farming cabins as we go.

icon Day 5 : Days 6-7 - The Schilthorn and Trümmelbach Falls

An excursion by cable car takes us to the summit of the Schilthorn. After catching the train to delightful Mürren, we board the cable car for our ascent to the summit, home to a revolving restaurant that features 360 degree views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Named Piz Gloria in honour of the James Bond film, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' filmed here, there are many 007 references to spot in the building and out on the mountain. Following some free time, we visit the Trümmelbach Falls. Nestled deep in the canyon, the falls have carved a path for themselves through the hillside, making them Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls and the only glacial waterfalls accessible by its underground lift, galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.

Day 7 is free, so why not use your included Swiss Travel Card to explore the area? Perhaps journey up to Schynige Platte, travelling in restored 19th-century carriages hauled by a vintage electric locomotive or take a ride on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, one of the steepest in Switzerland and powered almost entirely by steam.

icon 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.

icon Day 7 : 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.

What's Included

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    Inclusive luggage transfers throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room (size and weight may vary)

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    Heritage Rail Excursion

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    To arrange for a second suitcase up to 25kg (size and weight may vary) - prices start from £65 per bag. Just let us know at time of booking.

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    Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras

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    1 outbound overnight stay in Strasbourg and 6 nights at the Hotel Belvedere in Wengen

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    Standard Class Rail

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    UK Tour Manager from start to finish

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    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

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    7 nights' 3-Star hotel accommodation

Accommodation

  • Hotel Belvedere, Wengen
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