Day Tour of Zermatt & Matterhorn

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Guided Tour of Zermatt Town & Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps

Welcome to our full-day private guided tour through the alpine wonderland of Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn.

Hand-crafted by our tour planning specialists to provide the perfect blend of culture, exploration, and awe-inspiring views. Ride the legendary Gornergrat Railway for unparalleled views, delve into the rich history at the Matterhorn Museum, and meander through the charming streets of Zermatt.

Join us for a day of discovery and delight in Zermatt’s timeless beauty.

Highlights of our Zermatt & Matterhorn Mountain Tour

Gornergrat Railway Ride

Gornergrat Viewing Platform on Matterhorn Mountain

Matterhorn Museum Guided Tour

Village of Zermatt Walking Tour

Riffelsee Lake Experience

VIP Optional Activities

Zermatt & the Matterhorn Itinerary

Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

This day trip allows guests to fully appreciate the beauty of Zermatt and the Matterhorn without strenuous mountain trekking.

Gornergrat Railway: A Scenic Journey Through the Alps

Gornergrat Train Station, Zermatt, Switzerland

Your guide will meet you at the station or from your accommodation to begin our day trip, starting with a memorable journey aboard the iconic Gornergrat Mountain Railway, an engineering marvel renowned as one of the highest cogwheel trains in Europe. 

Relax in comfortable cabins as the train ascends through picturesque alpine landscapes, offering unrivaled views of the towering Matterhorn and surrounding peaks. As you traverse the winding tracks, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps, with cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and snow-capped summits unfolding before your eyes. 

Listen to the gentle chug of the train and feel the cool mountain breeze as you climb higher toward the Gornergrat summit.

We were so delighted to use Private Tours Switzerland for our vacation to Switzerland. Private Tours Switzerland provided a wonderful customized 5 day tour of Switzerland, including trips to Appenzell, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, and tremendous hiking trips in the Swiss Alps. Marc and his team arranged great hotels, transportation, shared hidden gems of Switzerland, and authentic Swiss picnics. If you would like a fantastic tour which lets you have a genuine experience of the culture, the beautiful scenery of the Swiss Aps, waterfalls and glacier lakes, this tour is for you. They went out of their way to customize the tour to meet our interests, abilities, special preferences and were flexible and eager to provide outstanding information and customer service. We highly recommend Private Tours Switzerland for an unforgettable vacation and you should feel confident in booking them for your Switzerland adventure.
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Gornergrat Viewing Platform: Spectacular Panoramas of the Alps

Arrive at the Gornergrat viewing platform and prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring vistas that stretch before you. 

Perched at an elevation of over 3,100 meters, this panoramic vantage point offers uninterrupted views of the majestic Matterhorn, the imposing Monte Rosa massif, and the sprawling Gorner Glacier. 

Along with your guide, take leisurely walks along the platform’s promenades, allowing ample time to soak in the beauty of the surrounding alpine scenery. Capture stunning photographs of the snow-capped peaks, vibrant wildflowers, and dramatic valleys that unfold beneath you. 

Whether you’re an avid photographer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking serenity amidst the mountains, the Gornergrat viewing platform promises an unforgettable experience. It provides a privileged perspective on the breathtaking beauty of Zermatt and the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Museum Tour

Matterhorn Museum, Switzerland

Next, your guide will lead you through the storied past of Zermatt and its iconic mountain, the Matterhorn, through immersive exhibits that offer insights into the region’s development and evolution over the centuries.

Learn about the triumphs and tragedies of mountaineering expeditions, from the first ascent of the Matterhorn to modern-day adventures in the Swiss Alps. Discover the unique traditions and customs of the local communities, from traditional festivals to culinary delights that reflect the alpine lifestyle.

As you wander through the museum’s galleries, you’ll encounter artifacts, photographs, and interactive displays that bring the stories of Zermatt and the Matterhorn to life. 

Our tour with Mark was unforgettable and I am grateful he was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of switzerland and showed us hidden gems untouched by tourism. Overall, I will never forget the sights we saw and the natural beauty we discovered. It was simply unforgetable and was the highlight of my summer.
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Village of Zermatt: A Walk Through Alpine Charm

Old Hinterdorf Quarter, Zermatt Village, Switzerland

Step into the picturesque streets of Zermatt as your guide leads you through the narrow cobblestone lanes, past traditional Swiss chalets adorned with colorful flower boxes and historic landmarks that tell the story of Zermatt’s rich heritage. 

Discover charming shops offering local handicrafts, souvenirs, and delicious Swiss treats. These are perfect for taking home a piece of Zermatt’s alpine magic.

Riffelsee Lake: A Mirror to the Matterhorn’s Majesty

Riffelsee Lake, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Discover the enchanting beauty of Riffelsee Lake, where the iconic Matterhorn casts its reflection upon the crystal-clear waters, creating a breathtaking spectacle. 

You can choose a private boating experience with your Captain for the afternoon, or your guide can take you on the scenic walking routes along the tranquil shores, allowing ample time to absorb the serene ambiance and capture memorable photographs of the awe-inspiring mountain scenery mirrored in the pristine waters.

Memorable! We could not ask for anything more. With so much to see we decided to leave it to Mark to show us the hidden gems of Switzerland. We were not disappointed. The tours pace was comfortable and Mark's knowledge of the area and it's history added to the simple and sureal beauty of Switzerland. Great experience and highly recommended.
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Optional Exclusive Activities: Elevate Your Alpine Adventure

Helicopter Trip, Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Enhance your Zermatt experience with our selection of optional exclusive activities designed to offer unparalleled perspectives of the Matterhorn and its surrounding splendor. 

Take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight, soaring above the majestic peaks and glaciers for a bird’s-eye view of the iconic mountain landscape. Alternatively, journey to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where panoramic vistas and a chance to experience snow even in the height of summer await. 

Whether you choose to soar high above the Alps or explore the wonders of the glacier paradise, these optional activities promise to elevate your alpine adventure and create lasting memories of your time in Zermatt. Simply contact our team, and we will be happy to offer a free consultation to determine your tastes and preferences so that we can offer just the right experience for you!

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