Zermatt Village Matterhorn area and Mt. Gornergrat Small-Group Tour from Zürich

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

Overview

To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveller. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in face all the time.  With your tourguide you discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you will have all this "postcard" views to the Matterhorn. 

Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.

Itinerary
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 close to the Hotel La Couronne, 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.

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

Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 12 travelers
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.

Duration

11 to 12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Arunee_S

19 Jan, 2023

If you’re looking for a day trip from Zurich to Zermatt, I really recommend this trip! Our local guide was super nice, friendly, calm, and kind. We got to ride on the train and cogwheel to get to the top of the mountain. It was super beautiful once we started riding the cogwheel to get to the top. The village was super cute too. It’s a perfect one day trip indeed!

Mercedes_D

01 Dec, 2022

Gorgeous scenery - Lovely and personable tour guide - Definitely worth visiting - Thoroughly enjoyed it.

BDRD2022

22 Aug, 2022

This was an amazing experience. Our Tour guide was Abraham who was the best we had in any tour so far. He is kind , compassionate and made sure that we were safe but enjoyed our visit.This is a long day and there is a fair amount of train ride . I recommend this to everyone . The best part is the small group size so easy to keep track of everyone .Thank you Abraham ..we were well looked after in this once in a life time experience.

trexbav325

16 Jul, 2022

Abraham was a great guide! He made it fun and interesting! Very prompt and kept us on track! Great day! Zurmatt town was AWESOME! Great shopping and restaurants! The Matterhorn was beautiful!!!

ROSEMARY C

18 Jun, 2022

This was the kind of “tour” that I like (plenty of help with transportation but lots of solo time - you don’t feel like you are trailing around after a guide). Travel was 4-5 hours EACH WAY, but we made some tight connections my family couldn’t have navigated without help. It was a gorgeous day despite a cloudy forecast and we loved seeing the mountains!

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