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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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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.

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From Zurich: Small Group Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

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

4. 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

5. 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 Bern: Zermatt, Matterhorn, and Gornergrat Private Tour

6. From Bern: Zermatt, Matterhorn, and Gornergrat Private Tour

Start the tour by meeting your tour guide at your hotel then make your way together to the train station in Bern. From there, board an intercity train for 2 hours to south-Switzerland and change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. After 50 minutes traveling through the valley, arrive in Zermatt and make your way to the historical part of the village. Stroll through the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses. Stop at the best photo point as your tour guide tells you the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. See the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According to your preferences, stop for lunch in Zermatt or board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Ride the train up to 2800 m above sea level and admire the fantastical aerial views. Follow your guide to the scenic platform, where you will have a 360 degrees panoramas of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. Enjoy time at the top to sit on the terraces and take in the views. According to your preferences, head back to Zermatt by train and discover the local museum. Gain an insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th-century. See exhibition objects from the first ascent to Mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. After the 45-minute visit, board the train back to Bern.

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From Basel: Zermatt, Gornergrat, and Matterhorn Private Trip

7. From Basel: Zermatt, Gornergrat, and Matterhorn Private Trip

Start the tour by meeting your tour guide at your hotel then make your way together to the train station in Basel. From there, board an intercity train for 2 hours to south-Switzerland and change onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. After 50 minutes traveling through the valley, arrive in Zermatt and make your way to the historical part of the village. Stroll through the small streets and get information about the architecture of the wooden houses. Stop at the best photo point as your tour guide tells you the story of the climbers at Mount Matterhorn. See the cemetery for climbers and missing mountaineers. According to your preferences, stop for lunch in Zermatt or board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Ride the train up to 2800 m above sea level and admire the fantastical aerial views. Follow your guide to the scenic platform, where you will have a 360 degrees panoramas of Mount Matterhorn, the glacier Monte Rosa, and the surrounding summits. Enjoy time at the top to sit on the terraces and take in the views. According to your preferences, head back to Zermatt by train and discover the local museum. Gain an insight into life in Zermatt in the 19th-century. See exhibition objects from the first ascent to Mount Matterhorn, local houses, and stories about life in the mountain area. After the 45-minute visit, board the train back to Basel.

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From Zürich: Zermatt, the Matterhorn and Gornergrat

8. From Zürich: Zermatt, the Matterhorn and Gornergrat

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel and travel to the train station in Zürich. Take an intercity train to within two hours of south-Switzerland, where you will change to the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and arrive in Zermatt. Visit the historical village and walk along the small streets, where you will learn about the history of the Monte Rosa Hotel. Choose whether to have lunch in Zermatt or to board the cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Experience breathtaking aerial views as the train climbs to up to 2800 meters above sea level. Arrive at a viewing point, where you will enjoy panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the glaciers. Relax and enjoy your surroundings as you sit on the terrace. Return to Zermatt by train and explore the local museum. Board the train to Visp and change to the intercity train, which will take you back to Zürich where the tour will end. 

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Zermatt: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

9. 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.

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From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

10. From Basel: Zermatt/Matterhorn and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

See the Matterhorn in person, a must for every traveller in Switzerland. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, and be able to see the Matterhorn from the village. Discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain with an expert guide, and see "postcard" views of the Matterhorn. Be accompanied from the starting point by a guide, who will point out the changing landscape and answer questions about the country and its people. Experience places away from the tourist flow as the guide leads the group to less popular locations.

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What people are saying about Zermatt

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

My parents and I took the first train at 7am and saw the sunrise over the Matterhorn, so beautiful! Unbelievable views. Just a note to other travelers: if you do take the 7am train, know that you will not be able to enter the Zoom experience until 10:30, the cafe does not open until 9am, and if you want to shop at the top, it also does not open until 9am! So if you go for sunrise, prepare to be at the top until the next train, with limited access to other things.

Spectacular View of the Matterhorn on an (almost) cloudless day - 09-03-21. You'll be disappointed if it is overcast and the mountains are not visible. My day was almost perfect and I could see and capture pictures and memories of all the 3,000m + peaks. Be caseful of the lack of oxygen at that height. Walk slowly, breath deeply.

"Unearthly" even attraction. Several different cable cars. Possibility of a change at each station to take photos or a little trekking. Beautiful views, the majestic Matterhorn almost at your fingertips and that adrenaline rush at the entrance to the top. Personally, I advise against people with fear of heights

Great experience and definitely worth the price in good weather. Since the booking can only be made shortly before the start, you can plan the weather well. It was a bit cumbersome at the ticket counter because we had to send our voucher by email and they would print it out. But it worked out well.

Mike was an awesome tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed walking around and learning about the history of Zermatt as well as the breathtaking views of the Matterhorn from Gornergrat. Would definitely recommend this tours to others!