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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.

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From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

2. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

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Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

3. 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.

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From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

4. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

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From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

5. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

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From Zurich: Small Group Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

6. From Zurich: Small Group Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

Experience a unique small group day tour to the Matterhorn area, the glacier and year-round place of snow in the Alps. Meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station and travel for 2 hours together in a typically Swiss-style train to Visp. From there, travel by the cogwheel railway to Zermatt. Upon arrival, walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get lots of information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. After that, your guide will lead you to the Matterhorn railway to the cogwheel train that will take you to the peak at Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your free time for approximately 2 hours, during which you can have lunch with a 360-degree panorama view. Afterwards, travel back with the tour guide to Zermatt for the return travel to Bern via Visp will take place. Your guide will then lead you to your train back to Zurich.

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Aletsch Glacier: Round-trip Cable Car Ticket to Eggishorn

7. Aletsch Glacier: Round-trip Cable Car Ticket to Eggishorn

Take a 20-minute cable car journey from Fiesch towards Eggishorn. Make a quick change at Fiescheralp which is easy and suitable for those with limited mobility; the Eggishorn is suitable for wheelchairs and prams. When you reach the top of Eggishorn, head over to the impressive viewpoint at an altitude of 2869 meters. Admire the full length and vastness of the Great Aletsch Glacier in all its glory from the viewing platform. Turn around and get a view of the higher peaks and most famous mountains of Switzerland. Observe the Mönch, the Eiger, the Jungfrau, the Wannenhorn, and the Finsteraarhorn. To the west of the area, admire the Weisshorn, the Mischabel group with the Dom, and the Matterhorn itself form a breathtaking 360° panorama. While you are there, write your wishes, worries or happy moments on a lucky stone at the viewpoint so you can return to the valley with a lighter step and a lighter heart. Use your round-trip cable car ticket to return back to Fiesch where you tour ends.

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From Zurich: Self-Guided Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

8. From Zurich: Self-Guided Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

Flex your travel muscles and take off a self-guided tour of the Swiss village Zermatt, standing in the shadow of the famous Matterhorn. Enjoy a train visit to Mt. Gornergrat with its celebrated views. Start your tour at Zurich's main train station and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Zermatt. Track your movements the using convenient traveler's booklet provided after your booking. Look up for must-see views of the Matterhorn, one of the many joys of Switzerland. Be enchanted by cozy, car-free Zermatt with its typical chalet style. Switch to a cogwheel train for a visit to Mount Gornergrat, where you can play spot-the-glacier.

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Zermatt and Gornergrat Private Day Tour

9. Zermatt and Gornergrat Private Day Tour

You will start the tour by meeting your guide at your hotel in Zermatt. Together, you will make your way to the historical part of the village to visit the small streets and to learn more about the architecture of the traditional wooden houses. While stopping at the best photo point, your tour guide will explain the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. You will pass by the hotel "Monte Rosa" and the memorial to the first climbers in Zermatt. Your guide will show you the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According your preferences, you will have lunch in Zermatt, or board the coghwheel train to Gornergrat. In a 40 minute journey, the train climbs to 2800 meters above sea level, giving you a fantastic areal view of the surrounding region. Your tour guide will lead you to the scenic platform, where you have a 360 degree panorama that includes views of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. You'll have time at the top to sit on the terraces and just enjoy the views. According your preferences, your tour guide will lead you back to Zermatt by train, where you'll make your way to the local museum to develop some insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th century. You will see exhibition objects from the first ascent to mount Matterhorn, as well as local houses and stories about the life in the mountain area. The visit will take approximately 45 minute, after which time the guide will lead you back to your hotel, where the tour ends. 

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From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

10. From Interlaken: Schilthorn James Bond World Private Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and together, make your way to the train station at Interlaken East. From there, board a small local train for 20 minutes to Lauterbrunnen, where you will change onto a local bus. Travel for 15 minutes to the end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, passing the Staubbach Waterfall, a helicopter base, and steep mountain walls. When you arrive in Stechelberg, change onto a cable car which runs through Grimmelwald and Mürren to Birg, which is 2100m above sea level. At Birg, your guide will lead you to the Thrill Walk, a steel structure, about 200 meters in length which hugs the face of the mountain and passes underneath the observation deck to the next cable car station. When you've reached the end, board the last section of the cable car. The gondola takes you up to 2970m above sea level, to a majestic world surrounded by mountains.  Explore the James Bond exhibition with your guide and marvel at the fascinating objects on display. Stop for lunch at the revolving restaurant which rotates 360 degrees within 45 minutes. Admire fantastic views to 'Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau', to the lakes, and (if the weather is good) to Mont Blanc.  After this, head to Mürren, a traditional mountain village at an elevation of 1,638 m above sea level which cannot be reached by public road. This is one of the popular tourist spots in Switzerland Follow your guide from the cable car station through the village on a 15-minute walk to the train station, where the narrow gauge train will take you back to Lauterbrunnen. Travel back with your guide on the local train to Interlaken, where the tour will end at your place preferred or your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Valais

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Jorge was great! He ensured that his instructions were clear and well followed to ensure smooth journey. He not only shared about the tour, he also shared about Switzerland cultures and lifestyles which gave us an overview how the locals live. Very interesting tour indeed!

All arrangements were smooth. The views and experiences were spectacular. Time allocated was sufficient to complete all activities

Angelica was an awesome tour guide. I had a great time, and I highly recommend this trip to everyone

The guide was very nice and knowledgeable, and the whole trip was very organized

Very nice experience. Nice staff and well organized. Highly recommended!