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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.

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 and Mt. Gornergrat: Small Group Tour from Zürich

3. 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: Tandem Paragliding with Matterhorn View

4. 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.

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.

Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

6. Zermatt: Full-Day Guided Hike

Begin with a 30-minute ride up to the Gornergrat Summit Station on the legendary cogwheel train. Throughout your steep climb, travel over bridges, through tunnels, and past thundering waterfalls. Observe the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic mountain peak, which lingers in the background for the rest of the your journey. Take a slow climb up to an open air 360-degree viewing platform to enjoy views over the highest peaks in the Alps. These include the Monte Rosa peaks and glaciers, which are the highest places in Switzerland. Relax at the sun-filled terrace of the Kulm Hotel, before hiking on posted trails through a nature reserve area. As you travel, admire the amazing geology and a variety of alpine wild flowers, and stop at an alpine lake to admire its beauty and crystal clear water. Take a break for refreshments on the sun terrace of the historic Restaurant Riffelberg, where Mark Twain stayed on his travels to Zermatt. This location also offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Depending on your hiking enthusiasm and energy level, you can then determine with your guide how much more hiking you want to do before eventually taking the Gornergrat train for the final return to Zermatt Village, where your tour concludes.

Zermatt Village: Private Tour with Gornergrat Mountain

7. Zermatt Village: Private Tour with Gornergrat Mountain

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.

Switzerland: Swiss Travel Pass Flex Tickets

8. Switzerland: Swiss Travel Pass Flex Tickets

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.

From Zürich: Zermatt, the Matterhorn and Gornergrat

9. 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. 

Zermatt and Mt.Gornergrat Private Tour from Bern

10. Zermatt and Mt.Gornergrat Private Tour from Bern

Discover the alpine village of Zermatt with its typical chalet-style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in the face all the time. With a guide, discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you'll have scenic views of the Matterhorn. 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 of 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'll 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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What people are saying about Zermatt

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Everything went so smoothly!! Enzo was an amazing tour guide!! He was very approachable and he knew so much about the location. Plus he definitely catered to the private tour as we took our time by the Matterhorn. Thank you for making our dream come true!!

We loved it, there were 3 amazing panoramic cable cars climbs! Up there is everything to see and live! The panoramic views even in spring have lots of snow falling and people skiing!!!

Must do this if u are coming to Switzerland . I have done Titlis & Zungfrau . But by far Matterhorn beats them all

Worth every penny to view the Matterhorn, Breithorn, Gorner glacier, and a simply inspirational view.

Incredible experience! We are amazed … just missing the glass of wine at the Majestic Cervin ice bar