Climb to the top of Europe on this holiday to Jungfraujoch, the
highest railway station on the continent. Ride the trains of the
Jungfrau Railway, visit Interlaken, and discover your
inner secret agent on the Schilthorn Cable Car, as featured in the
James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Service. Visits to St.
Beatus’ Cave and Schynige Platte complete this truly memorable
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London to Interlaken
Your journey begins in St Pancras Station with the
Eurostar train to Paris. From there, you’ll continue to
Basel before travelling through the spectacular Bernese Oberland
region and on to Interlaken.
Lakes Cruises and 007
A great way to start the day is with a cruise across the
glacier-fed lakes, Thun and Brienz. Choose motor power or opt for a
restored paddle-wheel steamboat for an extra sense of adventure.
Alternatively, if mountains are what you are here for, why not
follow the trail of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s
Service, on the Schilthorn Cable Car.
The Top of Europe
A visit to the Bernese Oberland wouldn’t be complete without a
trip on Switzerland’s most popular mountain railway, the
Jungfrau Express. Tourists have been boarding its
distinctive red and yellow carriages for over a hundred years,
drinking in the breathtaking vistas as the train coils its way to
Jungfraujoch – the ‘Top of Europe’.
St Beatus Cave and Schynige Platte
According to local folklore, a fierce dragon once lived deep in
the interior of the immense Niederhorn Massif. Today the treasures
of St Beatus’ caves are there for all to explore and although
there’s no dragon, there are plenty of thrills including roaring
subterranean waterfalls, limestone gorges and stunning grottos.
A Day of Mystery
Today you could choose to travel to the quaint town of
Meiringen. It was here that Conan Doyle’s famous detective
‘Sherlock Holmes’ met a watery end at the hands of the ‘Napoleon of
Crime’, Moriarty. Once you’ve visited the fateful Reichenbach
Falls, you can continue to the fascinating Sherlock Holmes
Depart Interlaken, changing at Basel for the high speed train to
Paris and then Eurostar on to London St Pancras.
The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to
make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904
734 358 to speak to one of our Tour Advisors about tailoring your
holiday with GRJ independent.