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Gornergrat Bahn Tours

Gornergrat Bahn
Riding Europe‘s highest open-air cog railway is a popular pastime for visitors to Zermatt and the dramatic Gornergrat railway serves up jaw-dropping views as it winds its way to the summit of Gornergrat Mountain. 

The 45-minute journey might be impressive, but the real highlight is the destination and the Gornergrat Bahn boasts the title of Switzerland’s second-highest train station (after Jungfrau), located at a dizzying 3,089 meters. On arrival, make your way to the dedicated viewing platform, where the views span 29 of Switzerland’s highest peaks, including the mighty Matterhorn and one of the longest glaciers in the Alps.

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The Gornergrat Bahn railway runs from Zermatt to the summit of Gornergrat Mountain in the Pennine Alps.
Address: Bahnhofplatz 7, Brig, Switzerland
Admission: Varies
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4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt. Titlis Cable Car

Hop between the mountain towns of the Swiss Alps on a 4-day sightseeing trip from Zurich. With hotel accommodations and transport included, the experience allows you to visit the alps’ must-see towns with ease. Interlaken, Lucerne, Gruyère, Geneva, Bern and Zermatt — home of the Matterhorn — are on the itinerary, as well as a cable car ride to the tip of Mt Titlis. Bring your camera and enjoy ample free time to complement the guided tours.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from Basel

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Basel at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel train to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from Bern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Bern at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (1 hour) and from there by the coghwheel railway to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Zermatt & Gornergrat (Matterhorn)-day tour with private tourguide - from Basel

Visit the mountain resort village of Zermatt and the Alps mountain, Mount Matterhorn, on this private, 8-hour sightseeing tour. Enjoy a walk around and through the village and ride to Mount Gornergrat to enjoy stunning views of Matterhorn. Relax on the summit terrace before beginning the return journey. Descend towards Zermatt and visit the museum, which explains the story about the tragedy of the first summit climb of Mount Matterhorn.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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4-Day Switzerland Tour from Lucerne to Zurich Including Mt Titlis Cable Car

Fall in love with the Swiss Alps during a 4-day experience from Lucerne to Zurich. With a guide, you’ll visit the postcard-perfect ski resorts of Zermatt and Interlaken; sightsee in the cities of Bern and Geneva; sample Gruyère cheese in its namesake town; and admire views of the Matterhorn, the peak that inspired a Disneyland rollercoaster. Ride a cable car up Mt Titlis, and enjoy ample free time plus 3- to 4-star hotel accommodations and transport.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from Zurich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel railway to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich.
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area private one day tour from Zurich

Swap the sights of Zurich for the mountains of Zermatt, and spend a day exploring with your own personal guide. Cutting out any hassle with train timetables and logistics, you’ll travel with a guide at your side, learning about the Swiss Alps as you go. Hear tales of the first Matterhorn ascent, then head up the Gornergrat cogwheel railway to discover sweeping high-altitude views. Entry to the Zermatt Matterhorn Museum is also included.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - with private tourguide - starts from Bern

Spend a day in the charming alpine village of Zermatt with your own private guide, and learn about the iconic Matterhorn. After traveling by train from Bern, you’ll take a stroll through the traditional Swiss ski village while hearing tales of its mighty, yet formidable, mountain. Learn about the first ever Matterhorn ascent, then take a ride on the cogwheel train to Mt. Gornergrat. Soak up the views, then visit the Zermatt museum to discover more of the town’s mountaineering history.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Zermatt & Gornergrat - full day tour with private tourguide - starts in Lucerne

Head high into the mountains on a day trip from Lucerne to Zermatt, and hear tales of the mighty Matterhorn from a private guide. After traveling by train, you’ll explore the charming alpine village and ski resort on foot, learning about intrepid explorers who first scaled the Matterhorn's treacherous peak. Ride on the cogwheel railway to Mt. Gornergrat, then delve into mountaineering history with a visit to the Zermatt museum.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Zermatt & Gornergrat - day tour with private tourguide - starts in Zermatt

See the Matterhorn from the summit of the Gornergrat on a 6-hour, private from Zermatt that includes entrance fees and tickets for the Gornergrat railway. Explore the Alpine village of Zermatt, learn about local mountaineering history, and visit the Matternhorn Museum, where you’ll find exhibits on Valaisian traditions and mountain expeditions, as well as footage of the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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