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Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

1. Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

Enjoy a full-day tour to a spectacular winter wonderland. Discover the unique landscapes of eternal snow and varying glaciers, and experience an unforgettable adventure. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of the magnificent Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Once there, take a short tour of the city's most important sights, including a photo stop at the famous Lion Monument or Vierwaldstätter Lake, depending on traffic. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. From Lucerne, you continue on the tour by driving to Engelberg. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to the mountain, you'll get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Take your chance to enjoy fantastic views over the Swiss Alps from the Panorama Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis. Visit the Ice Grotto, or take the Ice Flyer chairlift to get up close to the spectacular glaciers at an altitude of over 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Adventure seekers can slide through the snow and down the mountainside on a snow tube. The choice is yours!

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Mount Titlis: Admission Ticket

2. Mount Titlis: Admission Ticket

Discover the impressive glacier around Mount Titlis. Engelberg is easy to reach by train from Lucerne: take the 8-seater gondola lift comfortably from the Titlis Valley Station in Engelberg up to 2450 m above sea level and then reach the summit station at 3020 m above sea level with a rotating gondola.   Enjoy different activities that are lots of fun in a stunning atmosphere. For example, brave the Titlis Cliff Walk with the spectacular suspension bridge high above the summit. Explore the frosty heart of Mount Titlis in the glacier cave. On the way back to the valley discover Trübsee Station at 1800 meters altitude and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Swiss mountains. Take a boat on the Trübsee, before before you rejuvenate in one of the local pubs.

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Self-Guided Tour: Mt. Titlis Glacier Excursion and Ice Flyer

3. Self-Guided Tour: Mt. Titlis Glacier Excursion and Ice Flyer

Experience the unique day tour to the Titlis glacier world and an all-year-place of snow in the Alps. Travel according to individual preferences on this self-guided tour, with the option to travel to the Engelberg Valley and Mount Titlis Glacier World. Use detailed travel instructions to travel according to individual preferences, stop wherever desired and enjoy the views at a specific point for any amount of time.

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From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

4. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

A scenic coach journey from Zürich takes you through a beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons to the charming town of Lucerne. On an introductory city tour, your guide points out the most eminent landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Concert & Congress Hall. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the Old Town, before you continue to Engelberg. A breath-taking journey with the aerial cable car takes you to the middle-station “Trübsee” where your snow adventure starts. Slide down the hill on snow tubes and try skiing on the beginner slopes – definitely a once-in-a-lifetime-experience you shouldn't miss. A Titlis Snow Park staff member provides the equipment and supervises the activities. Finish your adventure by taking the Rotair revolving cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis, located at 3'000 meters above sea level. From the sun terrace, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and take some photos as a souvenir for those back home. In the late afternoon, descent with the aerial cable car and drive back to Zürich by coach.

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From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

5. From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

Enjoy the panoramic views from Zurich to Lucerne along Lake Lucerne. You'll also get to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne. After 1 hour of free time to explore, the trip continues on to Engelberg. Check out Engelberg's stunning Baroque monastery. Built by Benedictine monks in 1120, there are still over 30 monks living and working in the monastery which dominates the town. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and visit the Swiss cheese factory to experience first-hand how the famous cheese is made.  Alternatively, you can hike on the breathtaking trails around the village and enjoy views of the magnificent landscape.

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From Lucerne: Cheese and Chocolate Tour with Private Guide

6. From Lucerne: Cheese and Chocolate Tour with Private Guide

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and make your way to the train station. Board a local train for 40 minutes to Engelberg. Pass through lovely scenery on the way. After a short 10-minute walk, reach Switzerland's only cheese factory in a monastery. Watch an introduction on stage explaining how the cheese is produced. Sit down in the bistro and watch the cheese being made as you enjoy a cheese fondue or raclette for lunch. After lunch, head back to the train station in Engelberg and travel back to Lucerne. Board another local train for 15 minutes to the industrial area of Root. Footsteps from the train station, arrive at the Aeschbach chocolate factory. Explore the exhibition and discover the fine art of chocolate production. Keep your eyes open for hidden chocolate tasters.  Then, learn how to create your own chocolate bar. Decorate your chocolate with different ingredients. Travel back to Lucerne, where the guide will either drop you at the train station or your hotel. 

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From Lucerne: Titlis Glacier Day Tour with Private Guide

7. From Lucerne: Titlis Glacier Day Tour with Private Guide

Meet your guide at the hotel and make your way together to the train station in Luzerne. Take a 45-minute train to Engelberg, a small village at the end of the valley, known for its winter tourism industry. Take a 10-minute walk to the gondola station and board a 6-seat gondola. Enjoy a 20-minute scenic gondola ride as you glide above meadows, trees, and the silent landscape. Stop at the middle station called 'Stand' from where you will change onto a rotating gondola which will take you to the final destination in 5 minutes. During the journey, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure you get fantastic aerial views.  Once you've arrived at the top of Mount Titlis, begin the sightseeing tour by visiting the terraces, where there is snow all year round at 9980 ft above sea level. Enjoy the fantast panoramas of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After exploring the terraces, visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Cross the 100-meter long bridge, which is 1640 ft off the ground. On the other side, the entrance to the glacier cave awaits you. Spend some time exploring the incredible tunnel system on a 150-meter-long walkway which descends below the surface of the glacier.  Return to the main building and take the opportunity to have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes, while you're admiring views of the surrounding mountains. After lunch, the rest of the day is up to you. Take the chance to enjoy the silence on the terraces or ride a chair lift to the snow park for some wintry action. When you have finished discovering Mount Titlis, your guide will escort you back to Lucerne via the same route. There is the opportunity to stop in Engelberg for a short walk on the way back if you would like. 

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From Zurich: Private Titlis Glacier World Day Tour

8. From Zurich: Private Titlis Glacier World Day Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel, and make your way together to the train station in Zürich. An intercity train will take you in 50 minutes to Lucerne, where you will change to a local train.  After 45 minutes of travel time, you will arrive at Engelberg, a small village at the end of the valley known for its winter tourism industry. Your guide will then lead you to the gondola station, which is 10 mins away from the train station.  To climb uphill, you will first board a 6-seat gondola, which takes you on a beautiful 20 minute ride to the middle station "Stand". You will glide above meadows, trees, and rocks that make up this silent and beautiful landscape. At "Stand" you will change onto the rotating gondola, which takes you on a quick 5 minute journey to your final destination. During the ride, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure a fantastic aerial view.  Once at the top, your tour guide will take you to visit the terraces, 9,980 feet above sea level, where all year there is snow. Enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After the terraces, you will visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe, 100 meters long and 1640 feet off the ground. On the other side, the entrance to the ice cave awaits you, an intricate tunnel system in the middle of the glacier.  When you return to the main building, have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes while taking in views of the surrounding mountains. After lunch it's up to you: enjoy the silence on the terraces, or have same action in the snow, taking a seated chair lift to the snow park. When you have seen all the attractions, your guide will lead you back to Zürich via Engelberg, where the tour will end. 

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From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

9. From Basel: Titlis Glacier World Day Tour with Private Guide

Be collected from your accommodation by your tour guide and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you in 50 minutes to Lucern, where you will board a local train. After 45 minutes you will arrive at Engelberg, which is a small village at the end of the valley, known for the winter tourism industry. Your tour guide will lead you to the gondola station, which is 10 minutes away from the train. To get up the hill, you will board a 6 seat gondola, which will take you through 2 sections to the middle station, Stand. You will glide above meadows, trees, and rocks in a peaceful and beautiful landscape. At Stand, you will change to the rotating gondola, which takes you to your final destination in 5 minutes. During the journey, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure a fantastic aerial view.  Once you arrive at the top, your tour guide will suggest beginning your sightseeing tour at the terraces, where there is always snow at 9980 foot above sea level. Enjoy the fantastical aerial view to the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After the terraces, you will visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Cross the 100-meter long bridge, which is 1640 foot high. On the other side is the entrance to the ice vace, a tunnel system in the middle of the glacier.  Return to the main building and take the opportunity to have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes while looking at the surrounding mountains. After lunch you can choose to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on the terraces or take a seated chair lift to the snow park, where you will have different options to enjoy the snow. Once you have seen all of the attractions, your tour guide will lead you via Engelberg back to Basel, where your tour will end. 

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From Lucerne: Cheesemaking Class and Tasting

10. From Lucerne: Cheesemaking Class and Tasting

Travel solo by train from Lucerne to Engelberg and attend the only cheese factory located in a monastery. Meet with a bonafide Sommelier and make your own cheese out of raw milk from the Swiss cows of the Engelberg Valley. Learn the techniques and taste different cheeses. Extend your time in Engelberg and venture on a scenic trip to Mount Titlis, or find your way back to Lucerne.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 978 reviews

Super easy to exchange voucher for a ticket and buying from GYG is much cheaper than the official website. I recommend to do max 3 hours tour here, quite over hyped but for the price I paid, it’s ok.

The guide from Italy was amazing and fun, he explain with detail and our journey was amazing with the good view

Good to consider for Ski experience and other snow activities for beginners within a day

It was managed very well and they were on time on schedule

Good weather with nice snow. Guide was entertaining,