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Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

1. Swiss Travel Pass: Unlimited Travel on Train, Bus & Boat

The Swiss Travel Pass is a must-have for any traveler to Switzerland. You can enjoy unlimited access by public train, bus, and boat to over 90 cities and towns and benefit from free entrance to 500+ museums, discounted city tours, and access to private and scenic trains with a pre-requisite seat reservation. There are two broad types of Swiss Travel Pass: Continuous and Flexi, with an option to choose from 3, 4, 8, and 15 days. Apart from it being an ‘all-in-one’ pass which allows a traveler to access all modes of public transportation within the country, it also offers numerous other benefits on the mountain excursions. Trips up to Stoos, Brunni, Klewenalp, Stanserhorn and Rigi are included in the Pass. A 50% reduction is offered on most other mountain and cableways (Gornergrat, Titlis, etc). Enjoy free entrance to museums like the the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, the National History Museum of Bern, the Paul Klee Center in Bern, and the Natural history museum in Geneva. Explore with access to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Château de Chillon, and the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum. So be it the adventurous, the avid or the leisure traveler, you will have the chance to make the most of your Switzerland Travel Pass.

Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

2. Zermatt: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car Ticket

Secure your ticket to take a trip on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable Car. Ascend to Europe's highest mountain station and travel to Trockener Steg to ride by heated cable car across the Theodul Glacier. Start your journey at the Zermatt-Matterhorn valley station. Within 45 minutes, reach Europe’s highest mountain station at 12,740 ft (3,883 meters) above sea level - the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. First, travel in comfort in an 8-seat gondola of the Matterhorn Express on your way to Trockerner Steg. Pass lush green meadows, old Valais hamlets, and enchanting forests before the landscape changes to one with impressive moraines and stones polished by ice and glaciers.  At Trockener Steg, hop into the highest 3S cable car transporting you up to the peak. Take in spectacular views through the panoramic windows and enjoy the heated seats while crossing the Theodul Glacier. Once you reach the summit, visit the viewing platform and marvel at 38 alpine giants of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps as well as 14 glaciers. At the cinema lounge, enjoy short movies about mountaineering, the local fauna and flora, the lift facilities, and ice and snow. Or explore the highest ice palace in the world and admire handmade sculptures in the eternal ice. Before you leave the magical fairytale behind, try regional specialties at the restaurant or purchase Matterhorn souvenirs.

Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

3. Zermatt: Gornergrat Bahn Cogwheel Train Ticket

Cross stunning bridges, ride through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests, past gorges and mountain lakes as your climb the Gornergrat on the cogwheel train with the Matterhorn continually in view. At the summit, explore the picturesque alpine world of the Swiss Alps. With a sunny observation deck that remains accessible throughout the year, the Gornergrat at 3,089 metres above sea level provides spectacular views. The Gornergrat is surrounded by 29 four-thousand metre peaks including the highest Swiss mountain, the Dufourspitze, which has an altitude of 4,634 metres, and the third-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gorner glacier. The mountainscape panorama you'll experience is completely unique.

Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

4. Swiss Travel Pass Flex:All-in-One travel pass-train,bus,boat

Explore the beauty of Switzerland with a Swiss Travel Pass Flex available for 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15 flexible days within 1 month. The freely selectable travel days can be activated and changed on www.activateyourpass.com at any time. You will receive the login information by e-mail after your purchase. The pass offers hassle-free and unlimited travel throughout Switzerland on the Swiss Travel System, buses, and public boats as well as unlimited public transport in cities, discounts on many mountain excursions and free entrance to over 500 museums across the country on the validated days. You can use the pass on the panoramic routes however, seat reservations are mandatory. Children under 6 years old travel free. Children aged 6 and under 16 years when accompanied by at least one parent (holding Swiss Travel Pass) travel for free with the Swiss Family card.

Swiss Half Fare Card

5. Swiss Half Fare Card

The Swiss Half fare card is the best for short trips & excursions. It allows visitors to travel by train, bus & boat & most of the mountain railways. The passenger must buy a reduced ticket apart from holding a half fare card. Easily commute between Swiss airports or border railway stations and your selected holiday destination using the Swiss Transfer Ticket. It's the ideal and cost-effective choice for international travelers intending to stay in a single location throughout their Swiss vacation. Effortlessly travel from any Swiss airport or border station to your preferred destination within the country. Benefit from flexible travel dates using round-trip tickets that remain valid within a one-month period. The Swiss Half fare card has a validity of 1 month. It allows up to 50% discount on use of public transportation in most of the Swiss towns & cities. To access public transport, an extra ticket is necessary. The passenger must acquire a locally available reduced ticket to travel on the specific desired route. Free admissions to museums are not included. Children under 16 yrs years enjoy free travel with the complimentary Swiss family card. They must be accompanied by at least one parent possessing a Swiss Half Fare Card along with a valid ticket. Children below 6 years of age travel free of charge. There is no discount for senior citizens for the Swiss Half Fare Card. The half fare card is pre-validated at the time of purchase and can be purchased 6 months in advance. Please ensure that you accurately fill in your country of residence and passport number during the checkout process, as this information will be printed on the pass. This card can only be available for persons with residence outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Swiss Half Fare Card is accepted across all regions within Switzerland. The Swiss Half Fare Card remains valid for a duration of one month from the chosen commencement date and is not tied to the calendar month. For instance, if the card was acquired with a starting date of July 15, its validity extends until the conclusion of August 14. Once booked the client will get a confirmation on email and your ticket will be delivered to you within 48 hours. If you haven't received an email from us, kindly check your Spam folder. Should you not find our email there, please reach out to us via email to notify us of the issue.

Zermatt: Paragliding Tandem Tour with Matterhorn View

6. Zermatt: Paragliding Tandem Tour with Matterhorn View

FLYBYPARA “Touristic & Training customer experience„™️ Since 1990, it has been a renowned company specialising in providing exceptional touristic and training customer experiences in paragliding. Since its establishment in 1990, FLYBYPARA has been at the forefront of adventure tourism, offering thrilling paragliding opportunities combined with professional training programs. One of the standout highlights of FLYBYPARA's offerings is the FLYMATTERHORN experience. This unique adventure takes participants on an unforgettable paragliding journey around the iconic MATTERHORN mountain in the Swiss Alps. With its breathtaking views and challenging flying conditions, FLYMATTERHORN has become a signature experience associated with FLYBYPARA. FLYBYPARA prides itself on delivering exceptional customer experiences, blending the excitement of paragliding with top-notch training. Their team of experienced and certified instructors ensures that beginners and experienced flyers receive comprehensive training to enhance their skills and ensure their safety. Focusing on customer satisfaction, FLYBYPARA aims to create memorable and personalised experiences for every participant. The company's commitment to safety, professionalism, and customer service has garnered them a solid reputation in the paragliding industry. FLYBYPARA has been a leader in the paragliding tourism and training sector since its inception in 1990. With the FLYMATTERHORN experience as a standout highlight, the company continues to provide thrilling adventures and expert instruction, ensuring an unforgettable and safe paragliding journey for all participants. FLYBYPARA Zermatt, located in Switzerland's Valais canton, is widely recognized as one of the top mountain resorts, celebrated for its exceptional skiing, climbing, and hiking opportunities. The town is nestled beneath the iconic Matterhorn peak, known for its distinctive pyramid shape. Here, an extraordinary and unforgettable experience awaits you - a tandem paragliding flight at an impressive altitude ranging between 3000 and 4000 meters. Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, your instructor will warmly welcome you and provide a comprehensive briefing on the activity, emphasizing the utmost importance of adhering to safety protocols. To reach the take-off point, you will embark on a cable car journey while your pilot shares their extensive knowledge, captivating stories, and intriguing anecdotes about the enchanting destination of Zermatt. Once you have arrived at the mountain, a short briefing and equipment check will prepare you for the imminent adventure. As you step into the air. Rest assured, the experienced pilot will handle all aspects of the flight, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in this magical moment. Upon landing, the pilot will provide you with a transfer file to your mobile device containing a collection of captivating pictures and videos, ready for you to cherish and proudly share with others. Sky&life

Zermatt: Ticket for Zermatt Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

7. Zermatt: Ticket for Zermatt Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Experience an adventure to Europe's highest mountain station, reaching an impressive 3883 meters. Indulge in a panoramic view revealing the Alps' largest glaciers and 38 majestic peaks in the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. Your cable car ride from Zermatt offers a scenic journey through the beautiful Alps. As you reach the pinnacle, enjoy proximity to Italian territory, providing a spectacular view of the iconic Matterhorn's “endearing rear.” Below, witness Europe’s largest ski region, open 365 days a year. Apart from the breathtaking panorama, partake in various activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountaineering.

Exclusive Zermatt & Matterhorn: Small Group Tour from Zürich

8. Exclusive Zermatt & Matterhorn: Small Group Tour from Zürich

Embark on an unique small-group tour from Zürich to Zermatt, traversing the scenic landscapes of half of Switzerland by train. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the alpine charm with a village walk in Zermatt, accompanied by awe-inspiring Matterhorn views. The adventure reaches new heights with an ascent on the cogwheel train to the summit of Mount Gornergrat with views to an incredible glacier world and Matterhorn Mountain. Limited to a select few, this personalized journey ensures an intimate and unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending picturesque train travel, cultural exploration, and breathtaking mountain vistas in the heart of Zermatt.

Switzerland: Private Skiing Day Tour for any level

9. Switzerland: Private Skiing Day Tour for any level

Enjoy an unforgettable private skiing trip in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. You have never skied before? No worries, your ski teacher will take care of you and teach you the basics of skiing. The day starts with private car pick-up anywhere in Switzerland. Your guide will drive you to a ski resort that is suitable for your skiing skills. Here you will enjoy an unforgettable winter experience in the fairytale-like landscape of the Swiss Alps. Our all-round service includes the following: - private car pick-up and drop-off between your accommodation and the ski resort - advice on which ski resort to visit - help with equipment rental - teaching you the basics of skiing as long as the ski resort is open (4:30pm or 5pm in any ski resort) - help with organising alternative activities in the ski resort such as sledging and snowshoe hiking. This case is relevant if you are a group and not all of you want to ski.

From Zermatt: Train Ticket to the Mount Gornergrat Summit

10. From Zermatt: Train Ticket to the Mount Gornergrat Summit

Embark on a self-guided alpine expedition from Zermatt to Gornergrat, where breathtaking Matterhorn views await. The ticket for this unique experience includes access to the captivating ZooM exhibition, offering insights into the surrounding alpine environment. Customize your journey, revel in the panoramic views, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Matterhorn at your own pace. This self-guided tour ensures flexibility and a personalized exploration of Gornergrat's spectacular landscapes.

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What people are saying about Zermatt

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4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

A view deck at 12,750 feet with a view that stretched as far as Mont Blanc was, for me, the highlight. Great activity for those who might not be skiing to get a view of the mountain from the top—dress warmly for the view deck and the Glacier Paradise which carves its way thru the glacier. This is not a tourist ride as u will be going on the lifts with the skiers—Advice: stay away during peak lift hours. Suggest leaving like 10:30am.

We loved the cable car! The views were wonderful and getting to the top of the peaks at Glacier Paradise was quite seamless. A must do for those visiting Zermatt!

The gondola ride was great. The view at the top was incredible! The food at the restaurant was really good. Every thing exceeded my expectations

Great. The restaurant at the top is excellent and has better prices than the restaurants in Zermatt

Amazing! It just kept taking us higher it was crazy views and a lot of fun.