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Zermatt Village Matterhorn area and Mt. Gornergrat Small-Group Tour from Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland
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  • 11 to 12 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Discover a quintessential Swiss landscape on this full-day tour to Zermatt and Gornergrat from Zurich. Learn more about the region’s cultural heritage from your local guide as you explore the Alpine village of Zermatt, then ride to the Gornergrat summit for panoramic views of the Monte Rosa massif, Gorner Glacier, and iconic Matterhorn. Return train transfer, including the Gornergrat Bahn, is included.
  • Experience Switzerland’s most iconic mountainscape
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
  • See the Matterhorn, Gorner Glacier, and more
  • Visit the car-free village of Zermatt
  • All transportation costs covered

What's Included

  • Local Guide
  • all transportation fees
  • priority boarding pass for Matterhorn railway
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Zürich Tourist Information
    Hauptbahnhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

    Meeting point in front of the Zurich tourist information office in the main hall of Zurich HB

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Of course because it’s a day trip you will have limited time in the area but that’s the nature of the day trip.
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Matterhorn is a must
Stephanie_S, Mar 2023
Beautiful train ride up to the Matterhorn. Great views, great pictures. Excellent tour guide to make sure we don’t get lost and give us some history about the area!
A “summit” experience!!!
Leah_E, Feb 2023
We were blessed with perfect weather and the perfect guide! Rolf was patient, kind, flexible, adaptive, knowledgeable, relatable, and provided just enough info to make it a great learning experience but not too much for it to be overwhelming. The train had a hiccup and Rolf dealt with it like a professional - providing updates and options. We loved how relational he was and did everything in his power to make the trip enjoyable. The weather was the cherry on top! We would highly recommend this trip. Although a long day, worth every minute (and penny). Ask for Rolf - he’s the BEST!!!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the feedback, already forwarded to our tourguide.
Great one day trip
Arunee_S, Jan 2023
If you’re looking for a day trip from Zurich to Zermatt, I really recommend this trip! Our local guide was super nice, friendly, calm, and kind. We got to ride on the train and cogwheel to get to the top of the mountain. It was super beautiful once we started riding the cogwheel to get to the top. The village was super cute too. It’s a perfect one day trip indeed!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review.
Really nice tour
Mercedes_D, Dec 2022
Gorgeous scenery - Lovely and personable tour guide - Definitely worth visiting - Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Happy you enjoyed it - even it is a long journey in such a small country.
It was a blast!
Jyoti_B, May 2022
Our group had a lot of fun and binding while traveling to see Matterhorn. And the Matterhorn itself was majestic. We even saw some kite-surfers in the valley. Exhilarating day all in all!
Response from Host, May 2022
:-) Thx for the review.
Mike was an amazing...
Deon_P, May 2022
Mike was an amazing travel guide . He was very knowledgeable and personable. The views were amazing and it was such an easy day trip from Zurich
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for the flowers :-) It has been a great day with all of you!!!
Spectacular views!
Chitra_V, May 2022
It was fantastic that we could see the Matterhorn up close in T-shirt weather!! Although the journey was long, the sights were spectacular!
Response from Host, May 2022
I'm happy that you could see the Matterhorn live!
Breathtaking & Easy
JoEllen_D, May 2022
Beautiful tour, all the logistics are planned out for you by the guide, so you don't have to worry about all the various trains to catch (there are MANY!). Guide that was training with my guide had inaccurate information regarding The Matterhorn vs. Everest as the deadliest climbing mountain, but that's no biggie.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you about the feedback. For us as Swiss citizien, Mt. Matterhorn is the most deadliest mountain all over the world ;-) Kind regards
A very worthwhile trip even if it is a long day
Jasper_Z, Mar 2022
Our tour guide Enzo made the trip very memorable. He was very hospitable and accomplished. We learned a lot from him and we enjoyed his company also.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for the feedback! Even if Switzerland is a small country, it takes time to get to one of the southernmost points in the alpine mountains.
Prina_P, Jul 2021
Wonderful trip and tour guide. Of course because it’s a day trip you will have limited time in the area but that’s the nature of the day trip. We were the only three on the tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We know, that the time is short, as you cross the whole country North to South in one day and Zermatt is at the far end of the valley. But lucky that you had the impression of it and the chance to see so many things during one day. Kind regards from Switzerland
An amazing trip of a lifetime
Elizabeth_W, Jan 2020
The meeting point needs some sort of signage etc. I ran around for over 25 mins trying to find the group meeting place. I had to ask so many people and received no help. One gentleman was finally able to point me in the right direction. Once on the train and the sweat being wiped away from trying to find the meeting spot all was spectacular the rest of the day. What a fantastic experience!! Getting the first glimpse of the Matterhorn on the train, I got so excited I could hardly wait to see it up close. Back down to Zermatt I was super excited to see this charming town. We didn't have much time there which was a bumber as I could have easily spent a few hours there eating and doing some shopping and going in some of the magnificent hotels. Would love to return one day....
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A journey to Dale and the Lonely Mountain
DIEGO_F, Dec 2019
This was a fantastic place to visit while travelling in Switzerland. But for the high price paid, 300€, I think there was so little time in Gornergrat (30 minutes) and Zermatt (1 hour) so it was impossible to visit the lake in the pictures which announce the tour and no city tour in Zermatt, only a visit to a lookout close to the train station to make spectacular pics of the city, but first plan was not to visit outside the train station. Also the guide was tired and sleepy in train, without much explanations. It was a very long day in train (4 h to go and 4 h back) for only 1,5 h at destination, which is unbelievable. Though, we were lucky with weather as 50% of probability to see the Matterhorn and other 50% rainy and clouds avoiding to see the mountain. To conclude, a stunning travel to Dale and Erebor (Zermatt and Matterhorn, so similar to that locations in The Hobbit film) but with a few time in destination for so much high price
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Good morning Thank you for your feedback. Please be reminded, the costs are basically high for the train ticket from Zurich to Zermatt (on a regular ticket, you would pay CHF 320.-) and the Gornergrat railway (which is another CHF 100.-). That means, without our special tickets, the tour would be impossible. We know, it's a heavy schedule for a one day tour, as you cross the whole country. If you imagine, that the tourguide needs to wake up at 5am for this tour and you get up to 10000ft altitude, this makes you tired, especially in the age above 50yrs old. This information is just as a background-info.Not to rate your feedback. Kind regards
Great trip!
Edwin_C, Dec 2019
This was a great trip to Zermatt and Matterhorn area. It was indeed a small group tour. Only my family sign up for this tour on that day. It is almost like a private tour. Our guide, Eric was superb and friendly. He kept us entertained and comfortable throughout the whole trip. He is an experience and knowledgeable guide. The schedule for this tour was very flexible. Eric adjusted the itineraries according to our needs and interest. We enjoyed this trip a lot!
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Good evening Thank you for your feedback. We'll share it with the tourguide. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Swisstravelguide.ch
Einer der schönsten Tage meines Lebens: Freitag, der 29.04.2022
AuraCalina_F, Apr 2022
Zermatt / Matterhorn: ein tolles Erlebnis Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt! Auch die Reiseleiter waren sehr freundlich und professionell. Das Gebiet ist einfach wunderschön! Ich komme sicher mal wieder :)
Response from Host, May 2022
Herzlichen Dank für ihre Rückmeldung. Wir freuen uns, wenn wir ihnen in Zukunft wieder einen schönen Tag bescheren können.


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