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Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

1. Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

Secure your ticket to take a trip on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car. Ascend to Europe's highest mountain station and travel to Trockener Steg to ride by heated cable car across the Theodul Glacier. 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.

Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

2. Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

The Swiss Travel Pass is a must-have for any traveler to Switzerland. You can enjoy unlimited access by public train, bus, and boat to over 90 cities and towns and benefit from free entrance to 500+ museums, discounted city tours, and access to private and scenic trains with a pre-requisite seat reservation. There are two broad types of Swiss Travel Pass: Continuous and Flexi, with an option to choose from 3, 4, 8, and 15 days. Apart from it being an ‘all-in-one’ pass which allows a traveler to access all modes of public transportation within the country, it also offers numerous other benefits on the mountain excursions. So be it the adventurous, the avid or the leisure traveler, you will have the chance to make the most of your Switzerland Travel Pass.

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.

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.

Zermatt: Paragliding Tandem Tour with Matterhorn View

5. Zermatt: Paragliding Tandem Tour 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.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

6. Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

Experience Switzerland fully and travel flexibly with a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, valid on the train network, buses, and public boats all over the country. Choose between a 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 flexible day pass. Journey on the renowned Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, and Bernina Express to see Switzerland's epic mountains and sprawling views up close. Traveling at your leisure, visit over 500 museums across the country as part of the pass to learn more about Switzerland. Activate and deactivate your pass easily online as per your individual travel needs within its month-long validity. Enjoy unlimited and hassle-free movement throughout the country within the valid month of travel.

Zermatt Village walk and Mt. Gornergrat Private Tour

7. Zermatt Village walk and Mt. Gornergrat Private Tour

Discover the alpine village of Zermatt and its typical chalet-style architecture with a guide. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of the area and the Matterhorn from Gornergrat Mountain. Seeing the Matterhorn in person is a must for every visitor to Switzerland. Spend a day surrounded by high Alpine peaks, with the Matterhorn in view at all times. With your tour guide, discover the old part of Zermatt. Head to Gornergrat Mountain and prepare to be amazed by some picture-perfect views of the Matterhorn and other mountain ranges. Your knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you on the tour from the starting point, showing you the changing landscapes, and answering any questions about the country and its people. Pick up interesting insights and see some hidden gems of the area.

From Basel: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour

8. 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.

Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

9. Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1 From your arrival, we will be at your disposal to take care of all your transfers. Your local driver will greet you in the arrivals hall of Zurich Airport and lead you to your vehicle to transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Your driver will meet you in the lobby, the first stop is at the center of Zurich. You will meet your local guide to see the Old Town, the Grossmunster, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. In the city of Lucerne, you will see the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Old City. After exploring Zurich and Lucerne, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Interlaken. Day 3 The day is customized to start in the Swiss Capital of Bern, to explore the Old City via a walking tour, Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse Street, and Barenplatz, the Clock Tower. At your next stop - the town of Gruyères - the homeland of Swiss cheese and chocolate, where you can see how Swiss cheese and chocolate are made and even have a taste for yourself. Also, you can see the town of Gruyères with it its castle, dating right back to the 13th century. With the taste of real Swiss cheese and chocolate still on your tongue, you will return to your Interlaken hotel. Day 4 Be ready at 09:00 and leave to discover Lauterbrunnen. You will see the spectacular Trummelbach Falls and Staubbach Falls, among the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. The entire village is characterized by its Swiss chalet-style buildings. After enjoying the beauty of Lauterbrunnen, your private departure to Zermatt will be ready and waiting. Day 5 The day begins in Zermatt: fantastic view of the Matterhorn, alpine purity, and wilderness! Zermatt is a place to enjoy to the fullest. The Zermatt skiing area. Day 6 Your day will begin with a panoramic train ride through the Alps by Glacier Express. You will pass through hundreds of tunnels and bridges to reach the Olympic village St. Moritz. When you reach St. Moritz, your local driver will greet you and take you to your comfortable hotel. Day 7 You will have plenty of free time in the village and the whole day to take advantage of the SPA thermal baths in Ovaverva, to regain lots of positive energy. Day 8 Your private ride will depart from St. Moritz at 09:00 to visit Heidi village. You will next discover Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein,  and the home of the royal family. You may enjoy the walking tour with its medieval Baroque and Gothic buildings and the beauty of Vaduz Castle, where the Prince of Liechtenstein resides.  After your day of discovery, you will return to Zurich.  Day 9 Your private transfer will pick you up and smoothly take you to the airport. Your holiday is over, but you’re returning home with amazing memories and a relaxed mind. We hope to see you in Switzerland again soon!

From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

10. 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 Zermatt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 345 reviews

Bought the ticket online, exchanged the voucher with Tickets from Zermatter shop, and had a great time going up to the mountains.. there was a line but moved very quickly.. what a majestic view and experience .. it’s a must do for everyone..

We made use of the Swiss Travel Pass. It was amazing. The ticket arrived right and fast. And great value. I recommend

Worth a 2-week journey as we used the trains a lot. Also it works as a museum pass as well.

Honestly, I wouldn't doubt living this experience. It's something out of this world!

Amazing views and overall pretty good infrastructure