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From Zurich: Small Group Tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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

7. 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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From Bern: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

8. From Bern: Zermatt and Mt. Gornergrat Group Tour

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 Gornergrat

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

We had one day in Basel to visit the Matterhorn and Abraham made sure we saw and did everything on our list. He picked us up at the hotel, negotiated the trains, gondolas from Zermatt to the Matterhorn Glacier Palace, enjoyed spectacular views at lunch, teenagers were able to walk in the snow, and still have time to shop in Zermatt before train back to Basel. Thank you Abraham for sharing your knowledge and making this a memorable day

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!

It's very easy because they arrange everything.