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Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich

Meiringen, Switzerland
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9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Full-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

Why Travellers Choose 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!
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.

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, Sep 2018

Wonderful tour. Enjoyed seeing the countryside outside of Zurich and our guide was great.

Sandra N
, Oct 2017

What a delightful way of spending a day in Switzerland! There were only 4 of us on the trip and our guide was well-organized, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. It was a long drive to The Alps but the scenery was spectacular allowing us to take great pictures. With such a small group, we were able to ask questions about Switzerland very easily. We spent an hour on the way to the glacier walking through an amazing gorge carved out by the glaciers. Tt was fascinating. When we arrived at the glacier in the Alps, we walked into an ice tunnel at the beginning of the glacier. This was a little disappointing as we hoped to actually walk on to the snowy glacier. On the trip, we had ample time to eat lunch and shop for souvenirs.

Gloria Dixon
, Oct 2017

The first portion up to and including the Gorge was fantastic. Unfortunately, there was an avalanche and the visit to the glacier and everything with it was eliminated. When I asked for some consideration, the message was that we had been to the glacier as tickets were issued - bad answer as we clearly did not finish the trip. Just a long drive around the lake back to Lucerne. Great countryside terrible customer service.

Shawn D
, Jul 2017

Amazing!! Aare gorge.. 90 mins to hike down(simple walk) and eat lunch(bring your lunch, food's expensive). Ice caves were cool wish we had more time there. Devil's bridge was beautiful beneath(do the scenic walk down). I will say that for the price, lunch should be provided or at least one water.

Wai Chong L
, Jul 2017

This was a wonderful day tour to visiting Aare Gorge, exploring Rhone Glacier and the Alps. We had our guide Karen who's a very experienced guide and she got excellent driving skills too -- very impressing! The whole tour was really enjoyable and unforgettable. No one should miss this amazing experience!

, Oct 2016

This tour was amazing! I can not explain how highly I would rate this tour. The guide ,Ernest "Ernie", was phenomenal. He was full of interesting facts and kept the tour lively. The adventure itself was one I will never forget. Switzerland is beautiful and this tour leaves no doubt.

Daniel H. F
, Aug 2016

Amazing tour with Bert.
Packed with breathtaking views along the way. You won't be disappointed. This tour takes you to the most beautiful places in Switzerland. A MUST

, Aug 2016

Fantastic day out. Our guide Monika was great and the scenery was amazing.

Rayna D
, Jul 2016

Tour was OUTSTANDING!! The small group was the perfect size. Smaller bus with no bathroom but they make plenty of bathroom stops along the way. Saw everything and then some!! Would do it again and again. I highly recommend. Worth every penny.

Nicole B
, Jul 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing!! Karin was a fantastic tour guide. She was so helpful and knowledgable. I loved the stops that we made and all the beautiful sights we got to see. Will recommend this trip to anyone I know that goes to Zirich

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