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From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

1. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Zurich to the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis with a guide. Discover the beauty of Lucerne, enjoy a scenic drive to Engelberg, experience an unforgettable adventure on the Ice Flyer chairlift, and cross the Titlis Cliff Walk bridge suspended over the Swiss Alps. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Along the way, your tour guide will point out the city's most important sights and include a photo stop at the Lion Monument or the lakeside, depending on traffic. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Lucerne on your own. From there, continue the journey 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, get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Enjoy incredible 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 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.

From Lucerne: Titlis Half-Day Tour – Eternal Snow & Glacier

2. From Lucerne: Titlis Half-Day Tour – Eternal Snow & Glacier

Enjoy the unique scenery of expansive snowy landscapes and various glaciers on this tour of Mount Titlis. Ride a revolving cable car at 3,000 meters above sea level and glide across glaciers in a chair lift. Board your coach in Lucerne and meet your professional guide. Enjoy a scenic drive from Engelberg up into the high-alpine glacier world of Titlis Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the glacier's steep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car Rotair. The sun terrace on top of Titlis Mountain offers unforgettable views of the alpine panorama of the Swiss Alps. Visit the Glacier Cave and take a ride with the Ice Flyer chair lift to Glacier Park. Pass over Europe's highest suspension bridge and look forward to going snow tubing. Drive back to Lucerne in the late afternoon after an unforgettable winter experience.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

3. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

Take a scenic coach journey from Zürich through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the charming town of Lucerne. Learn from your guide the landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert and Congress Hall. Explore the Old Town before seeing Engelberg. First, a breathtaking 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. Then, take 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. Finally, in the late afternoon, descent with the aerial cable car and drive back to Zürich by coach.

From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

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

Discover the beauty of the Alps on this day trip by bus from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg. See the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne and have free time to explore Lucerne. Visit a monastery in Engelberg and have time to soak up the charm of this village.  Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus with plenty of space at the centrally-located meeting point in Zurich. Take in the countryside as you pass by Lake Lucerne. Stop to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne with an hour of free time.  Continue to Engelberg to check out the stunning Baroque church of the monastery which was built by Benedictine monks in 1120 and still functions to this day. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and shopping for souvenirs at a local cheese shop.  Alternatively, you can hike through the Alpine landscape on breathtaking trails around the village or take an optional scooter (summer) or toboggan ride (winter). Return to your meeting point in Zurich at the end of your tour. 

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Luzern

5. Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Luzern

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 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 that 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. 

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour form Zürich

6. Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour form Zürich

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. 

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Basel

7. Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Basel

Take a day to explore Mount Titlis, by taking a train from Basel. Arrive at the base of the mountain, and ride a cable car that leads up and above the glacier. Make a visit to an illuminated glacier cave, and walk the Titlis Cliff Walk, with views across the Alps. Meet your guide and board the train from Basel, admiring the changing landscape and hearing about the country and its people along the way. Once at the base of Mount Titlis, get into the cable car and make your first stop at the illuminated cave. Next, discover the highest summit of the Northern range of Susten Pass, which lies between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. Now above the glacier, take the Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe that offers views across the Alps.

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What people are saying about Engelberg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,636 reviews

This was the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. We would have been remiss had we not visited one of two peaks reputed to be indispensable to any Swiss Alps vacation—the other being Jungfraujoch. The journey through the countryside was beautiful and complemented by insightful bilingual commentary from our guide. Once we arrived in Engelberg, we had a series of three cable car rides to the summit. We were given ample time to explore and photograph. The tickets were inclusive of all activities—though only one Ice Flyer ride is allowed. The all-day option allows time for skiing, which was tantalizing given the fresh powder we saw beneath us. All in all, this was an exceptional and seamless experience.

Really enjoyed this day! Rolfe was our guide and he was so lovely and had a great sense of humour. It was a pretty chilly and snowy day when we decided to do this excursion but we still enjoyed our time up on Titlis! You have plenty of time to explore and do the activities on the mountain. We didn’t get to do the snowboarding as there was not enough snow when we went. The ice flyer and suspension bridge were really fun to do as well in a snow storm! Just be prepared that the weather can change very quickly so dress warm and enjoy your time whilst you are there!

It was a nice experience, We depart from Zurich and firstly we went to Lucerne where we had time to explore the city and then we went to our final destination at Titlis mountains. It was a so nice adventure to be at one of the most beautiful spots in Europe and see the amazing view when you are on the cable tram.

This is An excellent Tour and very well organised with great information by tourguide about what we're passing. The tour shows you scenic views especially of Mount Titlis I'll leave you to find out. So happy and glad I went on this and will stay in the memory for sometime .

Es war eine wunderschöne Reise. Ich war beeindruckt von alles, was wir besucht haben.