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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 Lake 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. Once there, take a short tour of the city's most important sights, including a photo stop at the Lion Monument or Vierwaldstätter Lake, 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.

Mount Titlis: Admission Ticket

2. Mount Titlis: Admission Ticket

Discover the impressive glacier around Mount Titlis. Engelberg is easy to reach by train from Lucerne: take the 8-seater gondola lift comfortably from the Titlis Valley Station in Engelberg up to 2450 m above sea level and then reach the summit station at 3020 m above sea level with a rotating gondola.   Enjoy different activities that are lots of fun in a stunning atmosphere. For example, brave the Titlis Cliff Walk with the spectacular suspension bridge high above the summit. Explore the frosty heart of Mount Titlis in the glacier cave. On the way back to the valley discover Trübsee Station at 1800 meters altitude and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Swiss mountains. Take a boat on the Trübsee, before before you rejuvenate in one of the local pubs.

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

3. 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.

Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Titlis through Lucerne

4. Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Titlis through Lucerne

Get picked up at any location convenient to you in Zurich. Start your journey to the south while traveling along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the city of Lucerne. When you are already in the city take a walking tour and see popular landmarks like Lion Monument, Rathaus, and Kapellbruecke. Afterwards continue your ride to Engelberg, a mountain resort nestled by the Swiss Alps. Climb aboard a Rotair, a rotating cable car, which will take you to an amazing height of 3000 m. You will have a marvelous opportunity to enjoy 360° degree views of the mountains and then disembark at Mt Titlis’ snowy summits. Here you will be suggested a number of attractions to spend your time as per your preferences: you can visit the magical Ice Palace, ride the Ice Flyer, with a possibility of a scary walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the Titlis Cliff Walk. Afterwards, you may warm up with beverages and have your return transfer to Zurich to the initial meeting point.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

5. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

A scenic coach journey from Zürich takes you through a beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons to the charming town of Lucerne. On an introductory city tour, your guide points out the most eminent landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Concert & Congress Hall. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the Old Town, before you continue to Engelberg. A breath-taking 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. A Titlis Snow Park staff member provides the equipment and supervises the activities. Finish your adventure by taking 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. In the late afternoon, descent with the aerial cable car and drive back to Zürich by coach.

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Luzern

6. 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. 

Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

7. Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the dramatic landscapes of central Switzerland on a 2-day tour of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis from Zurich. Day 1: Mt. Pilatus Relax on the scenic bus journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Take a short city tour on arrival to marvel at landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge before enjoying some time to explore the Old Town on your own. Continue to Kriens to ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne await. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a 3-course seasonal dinner at one of the resort's restaurants. Day 2: Mt. Titlis Descend Mt. Pilatus by cable car after breakfast, and catch the public bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Meet your guide on arrival for the scenic bus drive to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis. Gaze in awe at the deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders of the glacier on board the revolving cable car. Soak up the panoramic vistas at the top of Mt. Titlis as you enjoy lunch on the sun terrace of one of the restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Ice Grotto or ride the Ice Flyer close to the crevasses, discover Europe’s highest suspension bridge in the Glacier Park and more. Return to Lucerne to continue to Zurich, where your adventure ends.

Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

8. Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

At 3,238 metres (10,623 ft), Mount Titlis is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak with a spectacular view. This journey in Switzerland is even more camera-compulsory because you’ll be riding in the revolving Rotair, an aerial cable car that delivers awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland.  Walk across the Titlis Cliff Walk, this spectacular suspension bridge sits over 1,600 feet off the ground. You will discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland. Prepare to be amazed at unbelievable vistas, rugged mountain peaks and dramatic skies. Mount Titlis is a dreamer’s destination for adventurers, it will capture your senses and amaze you. At times, you will put down your camera and just take the drama in. You will most definitely cover all the iconic locations for photography at the right times of day with the best light, but also enjoy the culture of the region. Learn more about its history and idiosyncrasies, as well as its great food, and enjoy the finest local meals. This adventure is designed so you can mentally visualize a scene before capturing the decisive moment. The aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion and Private Tour

9. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion and Private Tour

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. 

From Basel: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Day Tour

10. From Basel: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Day Tour

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.

Insider tips: Planning a trip to Mount Titlis

Jurga Rubinovaite is an avid traveler, photographer, and chief adventure planner behind the popular family travel blog Full Suitcase. On her blog, you can find more information and all the details for planning a trip to Mount Titlis.

What should I do on my first trip to Mount Titlis?

Mt Titlis is one of the most unique mountain peaks that you can visit in Switzerland. In addition to the sweeping panoramas, don't miss TITLIS Cliff Walk, Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Another highlight is Titlis Glacier Cave, an ice tunnel deep under the glacier.

What are some nice things to do nearby?

After you visit Mt Titlis, be sure to stop at Trübsee as well. Trübsee is one of the cable car stations that you'll pass on your way between Engelberg and Mt Titlis. In summer, here you'll find a picturesque mountain lake with rowing boats, kids' playgrounds, and fun outdoor activities. And in winter, you can go sledding and snowtubing here and it's included in your Mt Titlis ticket. Snowmobiling is usually available as well, but at extra cost.

How much time should I spend in Mount Titlis?

You can see the best that Mt Titlis had to offer in just an hour or two. However, take advantage of your day ticket and explore the Trübsee area as well. We recommend planning at least half a day for your visit, but you can easily spend the whole day here.

What are the best months to visit Mount Titlis?

Mt Titlis is a year round destination and at 3,239 meters above sea level, there is almost always snow at the top. The experience at Mt Titlis itself is quite similar in summer as in winter, but you'll find totally different things to do at the lower elevations depending on when you visit. Our personal favorite time to visit Titlis is on a cold sunny winter day.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Mount Titlis?

Most people visit Mt Titlis as a day trip from Lucerne, so you don't absolutely have to stay in the area. However, if you have a bit more time, stay in Engelberg or at Trübsee, so that you can enjoy seasonal activities such as hiking or skiing.

What are the best areas for outdoor activities around Mount Titlis?

The area around Mt Titlis offers a big variety of outdoor activities, both in summer, as well as in winter. In winter, Titlis ski area is one of the best places for skiing in Engelberg, and you can also ski on the glacier at Mt Titlis itself. For other activities, the Trübsee area half-way between Engelberg and Titlis is the best place to be, with a big variety of fun things to do in all seasons.

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What people are saying about Titlis

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,247 reviews

It was awesome experience. Plus point was the excellency of our guide and Bus Driver, they were too good and very helpful. Location was very beautiful.

The trip was excellent. Loved every bit of it. The coach was well spaced and the guide was knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time.

Absolutely the best experience! Breathtaking views and so much fun! make sure you hit the tubing earlier in the day. it closes early

The views all day were breathtaking! The tubing on the mountain was an absolute blast. Highly recommend!

The experience was great, if I return to Zurich I will do it again