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Matterhorn Tours

Nicknamed the “Mountain of Mountains,” the Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in Europe, reaching a mighty 14,692 feet (4,478 meters). Known for its jagged triangular shape, it’s one of Switzerland’s most famous peaks—not only for its views, but also for its appearance in the logo for Toblerone, the iconic Swiss chocolate brand.

The Basics
Zermatt is the easiest starting point for a Matterhorn tour, but it’s also possible to explore the mountain on a day trip from Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva, Montreux, or from Stresa, Italy, across the border. Ride the cable car to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where views span the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps; take the cogwheel railway to the peak of neighboring Mount Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the Matterhorn; or visit the Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You can purchase combination tickets for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the Gornergrat railway.
  • Hiking or climbing around the Matterhorn is only recommended for experienced mountaineers, and with assistance from and a certified mountain guide.
  • The alpine village of Zermatt (the gateway to the Matterhorn) is car-free, and can only be reached by train or electric shuttle buses.

How to Get to There
The Matterhorn is located in the Swiss Alps, close to the border of Italy and just southwest of Zermatt. From Zermatt, trains and cable cars run to the surrounding peaks—to reach the Matterhorn, take the cable car from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Valley Base Station, a 45-minute journey via Furi, Trockener Steg, and Schwarzsee.

When to Get There
The Matterhorn is impressive sight any time of year—it’s possible to visit the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise all year round. The most popular times to visit Zermatt and the surrounding peaks are either in July and August, a popular time for hiking and outdoor activities, or from December to March, when the ski season is in full swing. 

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 
At a dizzying 12,740 feet (3,883 meters), the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is Europe’s highest summit station. After the thrilling ride on Europe’s highest aerial cableway, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of famous peaks (including Jungfrau and Mont Blanc), explore the icy sculptures of the Glacier Palace, or have lunch at the mountaintop restaurant. Additional activities include year-round skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing excursions, snow tubing, and hikes to the summit of The Breithorn mountain range.

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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa, Lake Maggiore, null
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Zermatt and Matterhorn Day Trip from Stresa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

A full day guided tour from Stresa to see the splendors of the Ossola Valley, the Simplon Pass and the Alps. Arriving in Zermatt on the rack and pinion ...  Read more

Location: Stresa, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $97.82
Full-Day Private Mount Matterhorn Area Tour from Lucerne, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Mount Matterhorn Area Tour from Lucerne

Visit the mountain resort village of Zermatt with your private tourguide and spend a day in Zermatt and on mount Gornergrat. Enjoy the perfect view to ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $605.19
Private Guided Tour to Mount Matterhorn Area and Mount Gornergrat from Zurich, Zermatt, Private ... 
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Private Guided Tour to Mount Matterhorn Area and Mount Gornergrat from Zurich

Visit the mountain resort village of Zermatt and the Alps mountain, Mount Matterhorn, on this private, 6-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy a walk around and through ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $607.25
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Entrance Ticket, Zermatt, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Entrance Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Matterhorn glacier paradise on 12,739 ft The Zermatt Bergbahnen takes the visitors comfortably from Zermatt up to the highest mountain station in Europe on ...  Read more

Location: Zermatt, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.70
Full-Day Swiss Alps Glacier Adventure Tour from Montreux, Montreux, Attraction Tickets
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Full-Day Swiss Alps Glacier Adventure Tour from Montreux

Just an hour's drive from Montreux is the village of les Diablerets, meaning the 'Little Devils', an authentic mountain village located at the foot of ...  Read more

Location: Montreux, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.66
Day Trip to a Bollywood Filming Location From Geneva, Geneva, Ski & Snow
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Day Trip to a Bollywood Filming Location From Geneva

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the set of the Bollywood film Dilwale on this 10-hour, guided tour that includes a drive through the Swiss countryside. You will be transported in the ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.07
Private Guided Tour to Mount Matterhorn Area and Mount Gornergrat from Zermatt, Zermatt, Day Trips
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Private Guided Tour to Mount Matterhorn Area and Mount Gornergrat from Zermatt

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Visit the mountain resort village of Zermatt with your private tourguide and spend a day in Zermatt and on mount Gornergrat. Enjoy the perfect view to mount ...  Read more

Location: Zermatt, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $449.51

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