5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location:Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich

Enjoy high-altitude adventure beneath soaring mountain peaks on this Swiss Alps small-group day trip from Zurich. Travel through the Brünig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland with your guide. Cross the Aare Gorge footbridge for spectacular valley views, and admire the majestic Lake Toten. Take the ice tunnel though the Rhône Glacier and traverse Furka Pass to behold the mighty Gotthard Massif. Explore the Schöllenen Gorge, Devil's Bridge and the St Gotthard Pass, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.


  • 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

Set off from Zurich’s Sihlquai Bus Terminal by motor coach with your guide in the morning and head out over the Brünig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland — the heart of the magnificent Swiss Alps.

Stop first at the impressive Aare Gorge and take a walk along the secure footbridge to enjoy spectacular views out over the valleys and peaks beyond. After a little free time for lunch, hop back aboard your coach and descend through wild Alpine terrain to the Grimsel Pass. From your vantage point at a lofty 7,103 feet (2,165 meters) above sea level, admire the serene Lake Toten.

Continue on to the Rhône Glacier at 7,545 feet (2,300 meters) and explore the fascinating blue-ice tunnel leading to the Ice Room. Warm back up with a hot coffee (optional) then follow your guide through the Furka Pass for stunning views over the Gotthard Massif.

Travel deep into the Urseren Valley to the Alpine resort of Andermatt — where the Schöllenen Gorge, the legendary Devil's Bridge and the mighty peaks of the St Gotthard Pass await. There, pause a while and appreciate the majesty of the Swiss Alps to the full.

After a full day exploring the peaks and valleys of the Swiss Alps, travel back to Zurich where your small-group day trip will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing! ! Best part of our trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Gorge was great. Ice cave was great.

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

It was an excellent trip from any point of view. Sun, snow, low visibility in fog and wonderful Alps view - all in one day. Thanks to the man who made it possible - Ernest. We learned and enjoyed a lot.

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