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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: Full-Day Guided Hike

4. 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

5. 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.

From Basel: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour

6. 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.

From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

7. 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.

Zermatt & Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Bern

8. Zermatt & Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Bern

Go on an alpine adventure from Bern with this group trip to the charming village of Zermatt and Mount Gornergrat. Marvel at views of Matterhorn and ride a cogwheel train to Gornergrat. Meet your guide at the Bern station and admire the Swiss Alps as you travel to the chalet-style village of Zermatt. Walk through the streets of Zermatt with your knowledgeable guide. Discover the old town in Zermatt. Take a cogwheel train up to Gornergrat Mountain to see panoramic views of Matterhorn. Snap pictures of this impressive peak. Let your tour guide show you the changing landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people. 

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What people are saying about Zermatt

The highlight of our holiday (and we were away for 15 weeks) The scenery just takes your breath away on the ride up. The view at the panoramic viewing station is equally awe inspiring and then the ice sculptures inside the ice palace are just beautiful

Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the development of Zermatt. We enjoyed going up Gornegrat and hiking the paths and then had lunch at a traditional Swiss restaurant. Great day.

Fantastic experience Right up to the glaciers. Lots of hiking trails and bike routes. A view you will never forget. Small cozy places where you can buy food and drink.

What a wonderful way to see the mountains and glaciers.The trip was smooth and the sites were fantastic well worth the price of the ticket

Ticket only that you exchange at the ticket office. Ideally you need clear weather to make the trip worth it as it’s expensive.