Zurich to Zermatt and Gornergrat day tour

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel or Apartment in Zurich. Start your day without any worries.

Between 7 and 8 AM, we start our train journey to Zermatt. Instead of taking the fast train that travels through a lot of tunnels, we change trains in Bern and take the regional train which takes the mountain route, our first, out of many beautiful train journeys today.

In Brig, we change to another regional train that will bring us all the way up to Zermatt. We arrive around noon.

In Zermatt, we take you on a small walk through this beautiful car-free town.

Soon after, we board the Gornergrat train. We make a stop at the station Riffelalp. An easy 15-minute hike will bring us to a lake. At the back of the lake awaits the gorgeous Matterhorn. A tranquil place to be and to take wonderful pictures. We can take a little bit of a further hike there or just relax, as you wish before we return to the Gornergratbahn for the rest of the journey to the very top.
The Gornergrat. The railway station is located on 3,090 m/ 10,140 ft.
(Riffelalp stop & hike to the lake is only possible during summer months.)

The view from here is truly spectacular, right in front of us is the Monte Rosa massif. You will have enough time to relax enjoy the panorama and have some lunch if you like. Between 5 and 6 PM, we start our way back to Zermatt and take from there the most direct train back to Zurich.

Matterhorn view from the Gornergrat train

Matterhorn view from the Gornergrat train

Zermatt in the evening with the Matterhorn in the background

Zermatt in the evening with the Matterhorn in the background

Gornergrat mountain observatory

Gornergrat mountain observatory

Lake with the Matterhorn in the background

Lake with the Matterhorn in the background