Self-Guided Tour: Zermatt (Matterhorn Area) plus Mt. Gornergrat from Zürich

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From $390.70

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Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent to the alpine village Zermatt and to Mt. Gornergrat.

To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveller. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in face all the time.  On this self-guided tour you discover the car-free alpine village of Zermatt and the Mount Gornergrat, from where you will have all this "postcard" views to the Matterhorn. 

What's Included

all necessary tickets for your tour (train to Zermatt, coghwheel train Gornergrat)

all taxes, fees and handling charges

emergency contact from SwissTravelGuide

travel booklet with all schedules and alternates for your flexibility

travel booklet with detailed description of your self-guided tour (step-by-step)

What's Not Included

food or drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Your tour starts with the train ride from Zürich to Visp (two hours). The intercity train takes you in one hour to Bern.

• Admission Ticket Free

Berne is called the "Federal City" and functions as the capital of Switzerland. As the seat of the city and large parts of the cantonal and federal administration, it is the largest center of public administration in the country

• Admission Ticket Free

Lake Thun is a fjord lake in the Bernese Oberland on the northern edge of the Alps.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.6-kilometre-long railway tunnel that crosses under the northern Alpine chain at the Lötschberg between Frutigen in the Bernese Oberland (Canton of Bern, Switzerland) and Raron (Canton of Valais, Switzerland) and was put into operation in 2007. This base tunnel is part of the Lötschberg-Simplon axis of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA), which runs from Basel via Bern-Thun-Spiez to the Lötschberg and on via Brig-Simplon-Domodossola to Milan and Novara-Genoa, and next to the one running parallel Gotthard axis forms a second route for the transalpine rail freight traffic of the European Corridor (Rotterdam-Genoa).

• Admission Ticket Free

Visp is a municipality in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is located at the entrance to the Vispertal at the mouth of the Vispa in the Rotten. The small town is the capital and largest municipality in the district of Visp.

Here you get off the intercity train and change direct onto the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Railway. The cogwheel train takes you within 55 minutes to Zermatt

• Admission Ticket Free

Walk through the old part of the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical wooden houses.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge
Visit the viewpoint for the typical Zermatt village picture to the Mt. Matterhorn

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Gornergrat is a mountain ridge at an altitude of 3135 m above sea level. M. It is located about three kilometers east of Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Gornergrat is located between the Gorner Glacier and the Findel Glacier and offers views of more than 20 four-thousanders, including Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn and the Liskamm.

The Gornergratbahn runs from Zermatt (1620 m above sea level) to the Gornergrat, overcoming an altitude difference of almost 1500 metres. At the terminus (3089 m above sea level) on the southwestern tip of the ridge is the Kulmhotel, which is the highest mountain hotel in Switzerland.
Visit the scenic viewpoint with the all year snow or have a look at the multi-media experience world, which shows the Matterhorn and its surrounding alpine world in all dimensions, will fascinate both young and old and is even a great place to visit on the Gornergrat when the weather is not so good.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


The Perfect Tour For The Independent Traveler
Dustin_V, 19-11-2022
The trip was great! Easy to navigate with the self-guided paperwork and plenty of time to explore. We even managed to pick a day where the weather cooperated and the Matterhorn was visible!
737c_linea, 21-08-2021
Superbe séjour grand merci pour la traduction express du guide en français !
J ai passé une journée parfaite les glaciers sont incroyables

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