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Matterhorn: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

1. Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

Start your journey at the Zermatt-Matterhorn valley station. Within 45 minutes, reach Europe’s highest mountain station at 12,740 ft (3,883 meters) above sea level - the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. First, travel in comfort in an 8-seat gondola of the Matterhorn Express on your way to Trockerner Steg. Pass lush green meadows, old Valais hamlets, and enchanting forests before the landscape changes to one with impressive moraines and stones polished by ice and glaciers.  At Trockener Steg, hop into the highest 3S cable car transporting you up to the peak. Take in spectacular views through the panoramic windows and enjoy the heated seats while crossing the Theodul Glacier. Once you reach the summit, visit the viewing platform and marvel at 38 alpine giants of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps as well as 14 glaciers. At the cinema lounge, enjoy short movies about mountaineering, the local fauna and flora, the lift facilities, and ice and snow. Or explore the highest ice palace in the world and admire handmade sculptures in the eternal ice. Before you leave the magical fairytale behind, try regional specialties at the restaurant or purchase Matterhorn souvenirs.

Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

2. Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

Cross stunning bridges, ride through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes as your climb the Gornergrat on the cogwheel train with the Matterhorn continually in view. At the summit, explore the picturesque alpine world of the Swiss Alps. With a sunny observation deck that remains accessible throughout the year, the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres above sea level provides spectacular views. The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 four-thousand metre peaks including the highest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze, which has an altitude of 4,634 metres, and the third-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gorner glacier. The mountainscape panorama you'll experience is completely unique.

Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

3. Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

Zermatt in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is one of the most popular mountain resorts renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. The town lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Here, you have the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - a tandem paragliding flight at a 3000-4000-meter altitude. At the meeting point, you’ll be introduced to your instructor, who will give you a presentation on the activity and safety protocols. You’ll take the cable car to the take-off point, as your pilot shares as much as of their knowledge, stories, and anecdotes about Zermatt as you want. Once you’re on the mountain, walk to the take-off point, and hear a short briefing and equipment check. Then, it’s time for the ultimate adventure, as you take a few steps into the air. Now just sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular 360° views over Switzerland, Italy, and France. The pilot will take care of everything, all you have to do is enjoy this magical moment to its fullest. Once you’ve landed, the pilot will download the pictures and videos onto a memory card, ready for you to take home and show off.

Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat: Small Group Tour from Zürich

4. Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat: Small Group Tour from Zürich

To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveler. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with its typical chalet-style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in the face all the time. Experience the changing landscape and discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you'll have all these "postcard" views of the Matterhorn. Be accompanied by a guide along the way who'll answer your questions about the country and its people, and explore a few places away from the tourist flow.

From Basel: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour

5. From Basel: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour

See the Matterhorn in person on your trip to Switzerland. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with its typical chalet-style homes, surrounded by high alpine peaks and a constant view of the Matterhorn. Follow alongside your tour guide as you discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Matterhorn. Your expert local guide will be with you all the way from the beginning of the tour, and will show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people. Your guide knows the way and will show you a few places away off the beaten path.

From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

6. From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

Ride up the Monte Bianco Skyway cable car to discover spectacular panoramic views of the Valle d’Aosta and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Make your first stop at Mont-Frety Pavillion, where you can visit the Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden, one of the highest in Europe which offers a rich variety of incredible, rare, and beautiful alpine plants from worldwide mountain areas. Get the opportunity to enjoy a typical lunch (not included) at the restaurant Bellevue, the local dishes retrace the Aosta Valley tradition with polenta and meat. In the afternoon, take the last leg of the skyway to reach the Helbronner peak. Enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views, and from its height of 3,466 meters, the terraces of the Helbronner peak offer a 360° view of all the Italian, Swiss, and French Alps.

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What people are saying about Matterhorn

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 151 reviews

The highlight of our holiday (and we were away for 15 weeks) The scenery just takes your breath away on the ride up. The view at the panoramic viewing station is equally awe inspiring and then the ice sculptures inside the ice palace are just beautiful

Fantastic experience Right up to the glaciers. Lots of hiking trails and bike routes. A view you will never forget. Small cozy places where you can buy food and drink.

What a wonderful way to see the mountains and glaciers.The trip was smooth and the sites were fantastic well worth the price of the ticket

Ticket only that you exchange at the ticket office. Ideally you need clear weather to make the trip worth it as it’s expensive.

Amazing flight, and amazing pilots, and amazing service.