Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich

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Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour from Zurich
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Enjoy high-altitude adventure beneath soaring mountain peaks on this Swiss Alps small-group day trip from Zurich. Travel through the Brünig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland with your guide. Cross the Aare Gorge footbridge for spectacular valley views, and admire the majestic Lake Toten. Take the ice tunnel though the Rhône Glacier and traverse Furka Pass to behold the mighty Gotthard Massif. Explore the Schöllenen Gorge, Devil's Bridge and the St Gotthard Pass, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
June 1 - September 30
Thursday and  Sunday
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Starting your journey from Zürich

Pass By: Brünigpassstrasse, 3860 Meiringen, Switzerland

Set off from Zurich’s Sihlquai Bus Terminal by motor coach with your guide in the morning and head out over the Brünig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland — the heart of the magnificent Swiss Alps.

Stop At: Aare Gorge, Aareschlucht, Meiringen 3860 Switzerland

Stop first at the impressive Aare Gorge and take a walk along the secure footbridge to enjoy spectacular views out over the valleys and peaks beyond.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Grimsel Pass, Grimselpass, Oberwald 3999 Switzerland

After a little free time for lunch, hop back aboard your coach and descend through wild Alpine terrain to the Grimsel Pass. From your vantage point at a lofty 7,103 feet (2,165 meters) above sea level, admire the serene Lake Toten.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rhone Glacier, Gletsch 3999 Switzerland

Continue on to the Rhône Glacier at 7,545 feet (2,300 meters) and explore the fascinating blue-ice tunnel leading to the Ice Room.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Furka Pass, Switzerland

Warm back up with a hot coffee (optional) then follow your guide through the Furka Pass for stunning views over the Gotthard Massif.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Schöllenen-Schlucht Andermatt/Gotthard, 6490 Andermatt, Switzerland

Travel deep into the Urseren Valley to the Alpine resort of Andermatt — where the Schöllenen Gorge, the legendary Devil's Bridge and the mighty peaks of the St Gotthard Pass await. There, pause a while and appreciate the majesty of the Swiss Alps to the full.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

After a full day exploring the peaks and valleys of the Swiss Alps, travel back to Zurich where your small-group day trip will come to an end.

Duration: 1 minute

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Return transportation by motor coach
  • Entry/Admission - Aare Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Rhone Glacier

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended for Aare Gorge and Rhone Glacier
  • Infants and children aged 5 years and under are free of charge but must be registered on the booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Wonderful tour. Enjoyed seeing the countryside outside of Zurich and our guide was great.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
Amazing!! Aare gorge.. 90 mins to hike down(simple walk) and eat lunch(bring your lunch, food's expensive). Ice caves were cool wish we had more time there. Devil's bridge was beautiful beneath(do the scenic walk down). I will say that for the price, lunch should be provided or at least one water.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
This was a wonderful day tour to visiting Aare Gorge, exploring Rhone Glacier and the Alps. We had our guide Karen who's a very experienced guide and she got excellent driving skills too -- very impressing! The whole tour was really enjoyable and unforgettable. No one should miss this amazing experience!
• Submitted 02 Jul 2017
This tour was amazing! I can not explain how highly I would rate this tour. The guide ,Ernest "Ernie", was phenomenal. He was full of interesting facts and kept the tour lively. The adventure itself was one I will never forget. Switzerland is beautiful and this tour leaves no doubt.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
Amazing tour with Bert. Packed with breathtaking views along the way. You won't be disappointed. This tour takes you to the most beautiful places in Switzerland. A MUST
• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
Fantastic day out. Our guide Monika was great and the scenery was amazing.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2016
This tour was absolutely amazing!! Karin was a fantastic tour guide. She was so helpful and knowledgable. I loved the stops that we made and all the beautiful sights we got to see. Will recommend this trip to anyone I know that goes to Zirich
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Tour was OUTSTANDING!! The small group was the perfect size. Smaller bus with no bathroom but they make plenty of bathroom stops along the way. Saw everything and then some!! Would do it again and again. I highly recommend. Worth every penny.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Nice trip. Well worth the money.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2015
Amazing! ! Best part of our trip!!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2014
Gorge was great. Ice cave was great.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2014
This tour was extremely informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Richard, had lots of local and historical information for us and a quiet sense of humour, very professional. The glacier cave was a highlight of the tour and we were taken through countryside that we would not have been comfortable driiving ourselves as the mountain passes take some skill to negotiate.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2014
Absolutely must see! The alps is so beautiful, words and pictures can't describe. If possible try to book your tour on a day with good weather.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
Awesome tour - must do! Beautiful views, great narration, awesome stops at the gorge, glacier and other points. Definitely worth the money.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2014
The tour was simply amazing !!!!!!!! 10/10 =D
• Submitted 13 Jun 2014
Wonderful tour! Amazing views along the way, with stops along the way for photos and such. Our tour guide - Ernest - was great. Very knowledgeable, gave us a lot of info on everything, and yet very accommodating to the group. Switzerland and the Aps are amazing, and this tour is highly recommended.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2014
Konrad, the guide, was great. Amazing views and comfortable vehicle. Good mix of activities.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2013
I have been on a couple tours from Zurich. This by far was the best. A long day, but you get to see a lot of different landscapes. The gorge was very beautiful and the walk was nice and refreshing. The Glacier was pretty amazing - you get to walk in the glacier. Definitely wear or bring sneakers or walking shoes for that part - its a little slippery. Our tour guide was Richard - very professional! He made a lot of stops for photos (5 minutes at some great overlooks) - I find most tours don't build that time in. I would recommend this for anyone traveling to Zurich who wants to get a taste of Switzerland in a day.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2013
It was an excellent trip from any point of view. Sun, snow, low visibility in fog and wonderful Alps view - all in one day. Thanks to the man who made it possible - Ernest. We learned and enjoyed a lot.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2012
Just amazing! No words can describe what the Alps are truely like! This tour is great. We got to stop a few times along the way to get off the bus and look around. The bus also stops to let you walk through Aare Gorge, which is a must! You get to see alot of the Alps, and leaves you wanting to see more. Towards the end of the day, you are taken to the Rhone glacier and the ice cave. You can walk through the ice cave which is just a beautiful experience! Hopefully you are lucky enough to have your guide. He provides great information on not only the Alps. But Switzerland and Zurich in general. It is a good idea to take your own food, however you can buy food there. The food at the lunch stop is expensive, but the price is really no different to the rest of Switzerland (everything is expensive), and it tasted fine. This tour was one of the highlights of my trip.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2012
Konrad was our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic. This tour is definitely worth doing. The alps are amazing. We loved the gorge and wish we could have spent more time there to complete the walk around (even just an extra 15 or 20 minutes). The glacier was amazing - I recommend good walking shoes with grip, as the walk to it is a little slippery on the thin strip of snow. For those who love waterfalls like me, you will definitely enjoy this tour as there are waterfalls everywhere!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2012
Absolutely worth it. My sister and I had an amazing time in Zurich. Our guide was fantastic and I highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Zurich :)
• Submitted 19 Jun 2012
Excellent tour! Definitely go with the small group tour. Our guide was Heinz; he was informative, on time and very personable. We had a great day visiting the Alps and definitely recommend this tour as the way to do it.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2011
This tour was OUTSTANDING! It is a MUST SEE and DO, when visiting Zurich, Switzerland, and the Swiss Alps. Personal attention, small group, very informative and fun and the gorge and glacier stops were tremendous....DON'T MISS IT!!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2011

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
June 1 - September 30
Thursday and  Sunday
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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