Experience the natural splendor of the Swiss Alps during a full-day high-altitude adventure from Zurich. With an experienced guide and small group, marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Bernese Oberland and cross the lofty Aare Gorge footbridge for sweeping vistas of the dramatic natural landmark. See the shimmering Lake Toten; take the frozen ice tunnel through the Rhône Glacier; and gaze at the colossal Gotthard Massif. Discover the fascinating legends surrounding the Devil’s Bridge on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people. 

Highlights

  • 9-hour day trip into the Swiss Alps from Zurich
  • Travel by coach over the Brünig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland
  • Take the footbridge over Aare Gorge and explore the Rhône Glacier’s blue-ice tunnel
  • Enjoy panoramic views over Lake Toten from the Grimsel Pass
  • Explore the Gotthard Massif and Schöllenen Gorge with your guide
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Zurich
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures personalized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This ultra-scenic tour takes you to parts of the Swiss Alps where the big coaches usually don't go. As if walking along the deep Aare Gorge isn't amazing enough, you also get to walk onto a glacier. Watch your step as you try to capture it all with your camera!

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What You Can Expect

Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich

See the best of the Swiss Alps on your day trip from Zurich

Depart from a central Zurich location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire picturesque scenery as you travel through the highlands of the Bernese Oberland. Make your first stop at Aare Gorge, a dramatic landmark straddled by a lofty footbridge, and stroll across the suspended structure to enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding valleys. 

Revitalize with a fulfilling lunch, and then re-join your coach for the journey to the vertiginous vantage point at Grimsel Pass. Capture photographs of the tranquil Lake Toten from 7,103 feet (2,165 meters) above sea level, and then continue to the Rhône Glacier to conquer the beguiling blue tunnel that leads to the Ice Room.

Opt to refresh with a steaming coffee (own expense), and then weave your way over Furka Pass for incredible views over the Gotthard Massif. Descend into the idyllic Alpine resort of Andermatt to uncover the mysteries behind legendary natural landmarks like the Devil’s Bridge and the Schöllenen Gorge, and then return to your vehicle for the relaxing ride back to Zurich, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice trip. Well worth the money.

Alexei G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing! ! Best part of our trip!!

harlan h USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Gorge was great. Ice cave was great.

Deborah V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was extremely informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Richard, had lots of local and historical information for us and a quiet sense of humour, very professional. The glacier cave was a highlight of the tour and we were taken through countryside that we would not have been comfortable driiving ourselves as the mountain passes take some skill to negotiate.

Erica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Absolutely must see! The alps is so beautiful, words and pictures can't describe. If possible try to book your tour on a day with good weather.

Jeffrey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Awesome tour - must do! Beautiful views, great narration, awesome stops at the gorge, glacier and other points. Definitely worth the money.

Luiz Felipe N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour was simply amazing !!!!!!!! 10/10 =D

Tami R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wonderful tour! Amazing views along the way, with stops along the way for photos and such.
Our tour guide - Ernest - was great. Very knowledgeable, gave us a lot of info on everything, and yet very accommodating to the group. Switzerland and the Aps are amazing, and this tour is highly recommended.

Colleen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Konrad, the guide, was great. Amazing views and comfortable vehicle. Good mix of activities.

Rebecca M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

I have been on a couple tours from Zurich. This by far was the best. A long day, but you get to see a lot of different landscapes. The gorge was very beautiful and the walk was nice and refreshing. The Glacier was pretty amazing - you get to walk in the glacier. Definitely wear or bring sneakers or walking shoes for that part - its a little slippery. Our tour guide was Richard - very professional! He made a lot of stops for photos (5 minutes at some great overlooks) - I find most tours don't build that time in. I would recommend this for anyone traveling to Zurich who wants to get a taste of Switzerland in a day.

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