Tour Duration: 12 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Gornergrat’s Railway and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Tour

Indulge in amazing local Swiss history and experience an awe-inspiring summit adventure with us. Guided by a member of our friendly team, the journey will begin with a scenic ascension to Gornergrat via a cozy train ride. Witness remarkable views of surrounding landscapes from the summit of Gornergrat, before learning about the historic open-air railway that occupies this rocky ridge.

The tour will continue with a beautiful journey to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter the world’s highest glacier palace, which has an astonishing altitude of 3’883 meters. Here, your guide will share an insight into the area’s compelling heritage. To ensure a truly memorable adventure, a thrilling gondola experience is offered, granting you access to hop aboard the brand-new Crystal Ride cabins. During this magical trip, you can breathe in the refreshing mountain air and absorb bird’s-eye views of 14 surrounding glaciers.

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Gornergrat's Railway and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Gornegrat Railway Priority Passes
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Priority Passes
  • Half-Fare Swiss Travel Pass – Valid for 1 Month
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Gornergrat's Railway and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Tour Info:

  • Explore Europe’s highest mountain station
  • Discover the first fully electrified Gornegrat cog railway
  • Encounter a 360º panoramic view of 38 Alpine giants from the Gornegrat and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Stroll inside the Matterhorn’s glacier

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

Email: booking@tours-of-switzerland.com
Phone (Toll-Free): +1 888 719 5557

Gornergrat's Railway and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Tour Info

This riveting Alpine adventure will begin with a picturesque train ride up Gornergrat, a rocky ridge in the Pennine Alps that’s surrounded by 29 mountain peaks. During this moment, stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes can be enjoyed, including the idyllic Swiss town of Zermatt and the grand face of Matterhorn (subject to weather conditions).

During this part of the tour, the guide will illuminate you with historical information about the construction and cultural significance of the Gornergrat Bahn, the first electric rack railway in Switzerland. Upon reaching the top of Gornergrat, you’ll reach a vantage point where multiple peaks of the exquisite Monta-Rosa region will be visible, as well as the Dufourspitze mountain, which is Switzerland’s highest peak and the Matterhorn. While soaking up the refreshing mountain air and delightful Alpine surroundings, the guide will provide insight into the region’s history and natural landscapes.

The tour will continue to the wondrous Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest mountain station in Europe. As the tour proceeds up this phenomenal summit, sights of the rolling hills of Zermatt Valley and the Monte Rosa region can be admired (subject to weather conditions). Our guide will then lead you to several mountainous viewpoints before reaching the Glacier Palace, where they will share intriguing facts about the region’s heritage and history. Elevated at 3,883 meters, you’ll reach the mountain station before ascending further via the summit lift.

Here, you’ll have an opportunity to capture 360º views of 38 Alpine peaks, including views of Matterhorn, an exceptionally unique mountain renowned for its pyramidal shape, will be offered. There will be a chance to jump on the Crystal Cabin rides, an unforgettable gondola experience that delivers unbelievable panoramic views. This tour also presents the option to discover the world’s highest cinema lounge and Europe’s highest mountain restaurant, which are proudly situated among the Swiss mountain peaks.

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RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

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Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

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Private Day Trip, Small Group Day Trip, or Packed Multi-Day Trip is confirmed and reserved once both parties agree in writing or over the telephone and is subject to the booking and cancellation policy. When full payment is received the final confirmation document will be sent.

Important

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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