Exclusive Zermatt and Matterhorn: Small Group Tour from Zürich | La Vacanza Travel

Exclusive Zermatt and Matterhorn: Small Group Tour from Zürich

Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Embark on an unique small-group tour from Zürich to Zermatt, traversing the scenic landscapes of half of Switzerland by train. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the alpine charm with a village walk in Zermatt, accompanied by awe-inspiring Matterhorn views. The adventure reaches new heights with an ascent on the cogwheel train to the summit of Mount Gornergrat with views to an incredible glacier world and Matterhorn Mountain. Limited to a select few, this personalized journey ensures an intimate and unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending picturesque train travel, cultural exploration, and breathtaking mountain vistas in the heart of Zermatt.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hauptbahnhof, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

Your tour starts with the train ride from Zürich to Visp (two hours).

Pass By: Bern, Bern, Bern Mittelland District, Canton of Bern

On your train journey you'll pass by Bern. It is called the "Federal City" and functions as the capital of Switzerland. As the seat of the city and large parts of the cantonal and federal administration, it is the largest center of public administration in the country

Pass By: Thunersee, Thun Im Berner Oberland Bernese Oberland, Thun 3600 Switzerland

You'll pass by Lake Thun, a fjord lake in the Bernese Oberland on the northern edge of the Alps.

Pass By: Lötschberg Basistunnel, 3940 Steg-Hohtenn, Switzerland

Your train journey continues through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel, a 34.6-kilometre-long railway tunnel that crosses under the northern Alpine chain at the Lötschberg between Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland (Canton of Bern, Switzerland) and Raron (Canton of Valais, Switzerland) and was put into operation in 2007. This base tunnel is part of the Lötschberg-Simplon axis of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), which runs from Basel via Bern-Thun-Spiez to the Lötschberg and on via Brig-Simplon-Domodossola to Milan and Novara-Genoa, and next to the one running parallel Gotthard axis forms a second route for the transalpine rail freight traffic of the European Corridor (Rotterdam-Genoa).

Pass By: Visp, Visp, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Visp is a municipality in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is located at the entrance to the Vispertal at the mouth of the Vispa in the Rotten. The small town is the capital and largest municipality in the district of Visp.

Here you get off the intercity train and change direct onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. The cogwheel train takes you within 55 minutes to Zermatt

Stop At: Zermatt, Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Walk through the old part of the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical wooden houses.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, Kirchbrucke -, Zermatt 3920 Switzerland

Visit the viewpoint for the typical Zermatt village picture to the Mt. Matterhorn

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mountaineer's Cemetery, Kirchstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

The graveyard shows you, how closed the success to climb Mt. Matterhorn and the risks are. It's part of the history of Zermatt, that accidents on high alpine climbing happens.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Monte Rosa Hotel, Bahnhofstrasse 80, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

The hotel Monte Rosa is where the first ascent to Mt. Matterhorn startet. Several information about the first ascent and it's historical tragedy are available here.

Stop At: Zermatt GGB, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

On a 30 minutes cogwheel train ride you get up to 10000ft altitude. In this high alpine area, beautiful views to Mt. Matterhorn and the glaciers await you. Mt. Gornergrat is in all year snow.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gornergrat, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

The Gornergrat is a mountain ridge at an altitude of 3135 m above sea level. M. It is located about three kilometers east of Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Gornergrat is located between the Gorner Glacier and the Findel Glacier and offers views of more than 20 four-thousanders, including Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn and the Liskamm.

The Gornergratbahn runs from Zermatt (1620 m above sea level) to the Gornergrat, overcoming an altitude difference of almost 1500 metres. At the terminus (3089 m above sea level) on the southwestern tip of the ridge is the Kulmhotel, which is the highest mountain hotel in Switzerland.
Visit the scenic viewpoint with the all year snow or have a look at the multi-media experience world, which shows the Matterhorn and its surrounding alpine world in all dimensions, will fascinate both young and old and is even a great place to visit on the Gornergrat when the weather is not so good.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Zermatt, Zermatt, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

After returning from Gornergrat, your travel back to Zürich will take place (3 hours). You trave on the same way back as you arrived in the morning.

  • Local Guide
  • all transportation fees
  • priority boarding pass for Matterhorn railway
  • Entry/Admission - Zermatt GGB
  • Entry/Admission - Gornergrat

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Zürich Tourist Information, Hauptbahnhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

08:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 to 12 hours

User's Reviews


09 Apr, 2024

We enjoyed our day but didn’t feel the small group experience justified the very high price tag. The area is lovely and fun to explore. Our guide was very nice.


15 Mar, 2024

DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY!! I booked this excursion through chase travel for March 15 @8:15am. It was our last day in Zurich and they completely no-showed and did not send or provide any notice of cancellation!! Now it’s too late to book another trip and we are left with no excursion on our last day in Switzerland. I read another review which stated the same experience that we just had. I called Chase and informed them to remove this company from their website and not to do business with a company that doesn’t give the courtesy of letting the customer know they aren’t going to show up!! I tried calling them multiple times and they won’t even answer the phone number provided. Just a terrible disorganized company.


14 Jan, 2024

Had a beautiful day with our guide Ani. Such a pleasure being around and very knowledgeable about the area. Was better being in a small group as it takes time to get there and becomes more personal. Ani looks after her guests like family doesn’t leave anyone behind. Amazing day!!!!!!


28 Dec, 2023

Zermatt has become a rip off. A simple meal.gncchi, 62 franks. Especially the cost of the season pass is ridiculous.. The price/fun ratio is not here anymore. Still a beautiful place, if you don´care about money, but crowded. I would suggets, go to Cervinia and have a look at Zermatt.


14 Dec, 2023

We had an excellent day with Uli. He met us on time and promptly got us on our way. Uli helped us navigate the train changes and shared information with us on some of the sites along the way. Once we got up to the Matterhorn viewing area is was patient and encouraging as we waited for the stubborn clouds to clear to get the best view. When we returned to Zermatt he guided us to some of the best shops and shared some of the history of Zermatt with us. It was a great tour and a great way to see truly breathtaking views!

User's Picture Gallery


Magnificent Matterhorn, awesome cogwheel train ride, definitely a sight to behold, just not with this tour


Terrific day trip for a short stay in Switzerland


Matterhorn Day Trip


Zermatt - a fairytale villlage.


Matterhorn is a must


Great Trip


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