Tour Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Zermatt Village and Gornergrat’s Scenic Railway Tour

Combining captivating Alpine landscapes with wondrous Swiss history and charming culture, this adventure-filled, guided tour delves into the very best aspects of Switzerland, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience.

Starting in the rural village of Zermatt, your friendly tour guide will unpack the area’s rich history, including its establishment and significant past events that have shaped it into a sought-after tourist destination. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks and verdant rolling hills, the visit to Zermatt Village offers an in-depth exploration into the town’s heritage and enchanting natural backdrop. The adventure will continue with a scenic train ride up to Gornergrat, where breathtaking panoramic views of Zermatt and the majestic Matterhorn mountain can be enjoyed (subject to weather conditions). As you ascend toward the summit, the guide will share insightful knowledge about the historic Gornergrat railway, including facts about its extensive engineering. Arriving at the top of Gornergrat, a moment can be taken to absorb the dramatic backdrop of the Monta-Rosa region and Matterhorn.

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Zermatt Village and Gornergrat's Scenic Railway Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Gornegrat Railway Priority Pass
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Zermatt Village and Gornergrat's Scenic Railway Tour Info:

  • Ride the world’s first electrified cog railway
  • Discover a panoramic view of 38 Alpine giants and face the Matterhorn
  • Explore the origins of Zermatt, a gem of the Alps
  • Journey through Swiss culture and Alpine heritage

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

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Zermatt Village and Gornergrat's Scenic Railway Tour Info

Beginning with an enriching trip to Zermatt Village, your friendly tour guide will explain the town’s heritage, including the unique story behind its foundation and an insightful discussion of the monumental events that shaped Zermatt over the centuries. Formerly an agricultural community, Zermatt Village now stands as a bustling tourist attraction that’s adorned with lush Alpine greenery and mountainous backdrops.

The charmingly agrestic destination is tucked in between the grand peaks of the Pennine Alps, where Monte Rosa and the iconic Matterhorn mountain can be admired. Upon wandering through Zermatt Village, you’ll be fully immersed in Swiss culture, where boutique shops, local restaurants, and a thriving après-ski scene await exploration. Featuring a compact layout with just three major streets across the banks of the Matter Vispa, it’s easy to comfortably explore most of the town during your visit, ensuring you experience the best sights Zermatt has to offer!

Continuing the tour, a scenic train journey will transport you up to the historic Gornergrat Bahn, the first electric rack railway to be built in Switzerland, dating back to 1898. The railway stretches between the resort village of Zermatt and the summit of the Gornergrat, where the station sits at an altitude of 3,089 m (10,135 ft).

As the train proceeds up the mountain, you’ll be able to gaze upon gorgeous Alpine views of the Monta-Rosa region, surrounding glaciers, the Matterhorn mountain, and Switzerland’s highest peak, the Dufourspitze mountain. Upon reaching the summit, views of the 29 surrounding mountain peaks and several glaciers, including the Gorner Glacier (which is the second longest glacier in the Alps!), can be observed.

Our guide will provide exclusive context to the railway’s historical significance, including insights into the complex engineering and construction that established its foundation on the mountain. Aside from its railway, the Gornergrat is also a favored starting point for hikes because of its glorious views of the surrounding glaciers and peaks — making this visit an excellent opportunity to wander around, take stunning photos, and make lasting memories!

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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.

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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

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  • 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)
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