Swiss Alps Small Group Day Tour From Zurich

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy high-altitude adventure beneath soaring mountain peaks on this Swiss Alps small-group day trip from Zurich. Travel through the Brunig Pass to the highlands of the Bernese Oberland with your expert guide. Cross the Aare Gorge footbridge for spectacular valley views, and admire the majestic Lake Toten. Take the ice tunnel though the Rhne Glacier and traverse Furka Pass to behold the mighty Gotthard Massif. Explore the Schllenen 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.


Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Small group ensures personal service

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Itinerary -

This is a typical itinerary for your guided Swiss Alps Small-Group Day Tour From Zurich -

Pass By: Sihlquai

Starting your journey from Zurich

Pass By: Brnigpassstrasse

Set off from Zurich's Sihlquai Bus Terminal by motorcoach with your guide in the morning and head out over the Brunig Pass to the highlands of Bernese Oberland the heart of the magnificent Swiss Alps.

Stop At: Aare Gorge, Meiringen, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

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, Oberwald, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

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, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

Continue on to the Rhne 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, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

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: Schllenen-Schlucht Andermatt/Gotthard

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sihlquai

After an entire day of 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


English speaking guide

Return transportation by motor coach

Entry/Admission - Aare Gorge

Entry/Admission - Rhone Glacier



Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it is canceled because the minimum isn't met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Sep-2018

    Wonderful tour. Enjoyed seeing the countryside outside of Zurich and our guide was great.

  • 12-Oct-2017

    What a delightful way of spending a day in Switzerland! There were only 4 of us on the trip and our guide was well-organized, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. It was a long drive to The Alps but the scenery was spectacular allowing us to take great pictures. With such a small group, we were able to ask questions about Switzerland very easily. We spent an hour on the way to the glacier walking through an amazing gorge carved out by the glaciers. Tt was fascinating. When we arrived at the glacier in the Alps, we walked into an ice tunnel at the beginning of the glacier. This was a little disappointing as we hoped to actually walk on to the snowy glacier. On the trip, we had ample time to eat lunch and shop for souvenirs.

  • 06-Oct-2017

    The first portion up to and including the Gorge was fantastic. Unfortunately, there was an avalanche and the visit to the glacier and everything with it was eliminated. When I asked for some consideration, the message was that we had been to the glacier as tickets were issued - bad answer as we clearly did not finish the trip. Just a long drive around the lake back to Lucerne. Great countryside terrible customer service.

  • 14-Jul-2017

    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.

  • 02-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!

  • 02-Oct-2016

    This tour was amazing! I can not explain how highly I would rate this tour. The guide ,Ernest and #34;Ernie and #34;, 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.

  • 08-Aug-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

  • 05-Aug-2016

    Fantastic day out. Our guide Monika was great and the scenery was amazing.

  • 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.

  • 11-Jul-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

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