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Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express in Winter

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7 days From $2,495 per person

Set beneath the snow-clad peaks of the Swiss Alps, the Bernese Oberland is your base for adventure on this week-long exploration of iconic mountains and charming Alpine locales. 

Travel among a group of like-minded travelers led by a professional tour manager

Mobility Rating 2

2025 Tour code: LNW25

About the tour

Interlaken, tucked between Lakes Thun and Brienz and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau, makes the ideal base for a holiday - especially under the cloak of winter. High-end hotel accommodations join with memorable excursions to create a journey filled with excitement. Climb to the summits of two iconic mountains, the Schilthorn and the Jungfrau, by train. Blanketed under a layer of fluffy white snow, the rolling landscapes presented during these excursions are a postcard-perfect representation of a winter wonderland. Enjoy visits to pretty alpine villages, including the resort town of Grindelwald, and plenty of free time to partake in the cold-weather activities that make the scenic Bernese Oberland such a treasure.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Cologne

Arrive at London St. Pancras and make your way to our dedicated Departure Office to meet your fellow travelers and Tour Manager. Our  Eurostar train departs from London bound for Brussels. On arrival, switch trains to continue the journey to Cologne, where we stay for the night. Overnight Cologne.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Cologne to Interlaken

Departing Cologne after breakfast, we journey into Switzerland, traveling by train along the scenic Rhine Gorge. This superb stretch of Germany features dramatic valleys and the gentle Rhine River, which winds its way between fairytale castles, steep cliffs and deep forests. Our destination is Interlaken in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, known to be one of the most beautiful regions in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable town is situated on a stretch of land between Lakes Thun and Brienz and lies in a beautiful valley watched over by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.  

As the train arrives at the station in this scenic town, the remainder of the day is yours to experience the region's glory. You may wish to take a boat ride across one of the two lakes, a serene and tranquil journey that allows you to make the most of Interlaken's unique position under the Alps, or to set out in search of the charming old timber houses that enhance the charm of Interlaken. Overnight Interlaken.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Across the Brünig Pass to charming Lucerne

A spellbinding train journey awaits today as we travel by rail to Lucerne, known as the 'City of Lights'. Riding along the banks of beautiful Lake Brienz, we travel to Meiringen, in the shadow of the famous Reichenbach Falls. From here, we climb the Brünig Pass through a winter wonderland of snowbound scenery to an elevation of 3,287 feet. On the descent, we pass shimmering lakes before arriving in charming Lucerne. With free time to wander its pretty old town, you can discover cobbled streets embodying tradition and culture with their well-preserved medieval architecture. There are also plenty of interesting attractions, from ornate churches to frescoed historic houses and the 14th-century covered Kapellbrücke. Set on the crystal-clear lake, lively and vibrant Lucerne is a great place to explore and find somewhere to eat at one of the many cosy cafés and restaurants. This evening, we retrace our gorgeous journey back to our hotel in Interlaken.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Interlaken at Leisure

Your day is at leisure to enjoy the immense beauty of the winter wonderland that is Interlaken. There are endless ways to occupy your day, whether you choose to stay in the town or venture to neighboring destinations. For a dose of retail therapy, hit the main street downtown, Höheweg. Local boutiques sit aside souvenir shops and sporting equipment stores. Taste authentic Swiss chocolate at the local chocolatier or shop for a traditional Swiss timepiece. For thrill-seekers, paragliding is a popular past-time in Interlaken, as is kayaking on Lake Thun. Both of these experiences are even more incredible in the winter when a layer of snow and ice blankets the vistas. Overnight Interlaken. 

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Grindelwald and cable car ride to Grindelwald First

We make our way by rail to the snow-bound alpine village of Grindelwald, a delightful town nestled at the foot of the imposing north face of the Eiger. We enjoy an incredible cable car journey to the summit of the Grindelwald First mountain for breathtaking panoramas of the twinkling valley below - and the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau opposite. Returning to Grindelwald, there is free time to admire the attractive wooden chalets and town squares of this fairytale setting, with a stunning backdrop of the dramatic mountains.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - The Jungfrau Railway

We travel on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch. Known as the "Top of Europe," it is Europe's highest railway station at over 11,000 feet above sea level. Our ascent follows a spectacular route up Jungfrau Mountain on an increasingly complex series of spirals and over a range of impressive bridges. The views are simply breathtaking; a showcase of rugged mountain peaks showered in snow and billowing misty clouds.  

As our train arrives at the Jungfraujoch, you have plenty of free time. Sample local fare in the restaurant or visit the Ice Palace that has stood proud since the 1930s. Soak in vistas of the Aletsch Glacier from one of the viewing platforms. This impressive 12-mile river of ice, with its labyrinth of ice caves and sculptures carved inside, winds its way down from the Jungfrau region to the Massa Gorge, covering around 2,500 meters in height. Snow Fun Park is also open at this time of the year and offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and sledding.  

We return to Interlaken later today via the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Overnight Interlaken. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Tour Conclusion

We leave Interlaken by train this morning, traveling west toward Basel, where we switch trains and continue onward to Paris. We join the Eurostar in Paris to complete our journey to London St. Pancras, where this winter expedition concludes. 

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

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 vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

Hotel Metropole, Interlaken

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