Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Basel

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Zermatt and Matterhorn area small group tour starts from Basel
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From USD 653.17

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Swap the bustling city for an Alpine adventure on this full-day tour to Zermatt from Basel. See traditional Swiss chalets as you explore the mountaintop town, then ascend to the Gornergrat Ridge by cog railway for views of the iconic Matterhorn and beyond. Benefit from your local guide’s insider knowledge and avoid hidden costs with your train pass included in the price.
  • Make the most of limited time on a full-day tour to see the Matterhorn
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide
  • Ride on Europe’s second highest railway, with your ticket included
  • Enjoy views of Switzerland’s famous Alpine landscape

What's Included

  • all taxes, fees and handling charges
  • local guide operated by Swiss Travel Guide
  • all transportation fees
  • priority boarding pass for Matterhorn railway
  • all entrance fees
  • travel to starting point in Basel SBB
  • food and drinks during the tour
  • personal expenses during the tour
  • gratuities welcome for the tourguide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Centralbahnstrasse 10
    Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

    Basel SBB train station, your tourguide awaits you in the departure hall: in front of the ticket office and the official meeting point.

Start time

08:15 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Basel SBB Station (Pass By)

Bern (Pass By)

Thunersee (Pass By)

Lötschberg Basistunnel (Pass By)

Visp (Pass By)

St. Niklaus (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mountaineer's Cemetery

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monte Rosa Hotel (Pass By)

Zermatt GGB

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Zermatt (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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18 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Overall a terrific and beautiful trip - well worth it!
Gayle_A, Sept 2023
Our guide, Michael was terrific. We had a lovely day. The weather did choose to cooperate but it would have been great either way - good weather just made it spectacular. The restaurant he chose for lunch was exceptional and since it was a gorgeous day we got to enjoy a leisurely and delicious lunch out on the patio. We had a really nice walk through town. We then went up the Gornegrut cog railway to the top to see the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa and spent about 1.5 hours wandering around and enjoying the views at the top of the mountain. We were so lucky we had made no other plans and that Michael was our guide because evidently not everyone gets this much time and it would have been a travesty to have less time from our personal perspective. The only disappointment is that we were crammed in 2nd class on the trains to and from Zermatt as they were so crowded and it would have been much better at the price we paid (plus tips, etc.) if Viator had sprung for 1st class seats which weren't that much more expensive but were definitely less crowded. Especially, since you are paying for your own lunch. Assuming based on our research on train fares that most of the fee you pay goes to the tour guide and Viator.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you very much for the review.
Best tour EVER.
Lynn_R, Aug 2023
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would definitely give Michael 10. He is a knowledgeable and interesting guide who goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is the best ever! All facts about Basel, Zermatt, The Matterhorn and the train system are at the ready. Michael is a consummate professional!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you Lynn for the 10 stars :-)
Swiss Alp
Robin_D, July 2023
Very glad we did this trip but wish we had been given more time in Zermatt itself. Guide kind of insisted we all eat lunch at this one place that was very nice but not what I wanted to do with what little time we had. The Matterhorn did not disappoint. Guide (Michael) was very knowledgeable and a sweet heart to carry my shopping bags.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback, we'll forward it to our guide.
was not as advertised,...
Garry_A, May 2023
was not as advertised, lucky the guide on his own extended the times. There is no way to get back to Basil in 2 hours as you stated
Response from Host, May 2023
Please describe what was not as advertised and be more specific.
Incredible views
Kalmac56, May 2023
The itinerary provided was not followed making it confusing and stressful. The guide was obviously given a different itinerary than us said there was no way it could be completed in the allotted time. He did end up showing us most of what we were expecting but again not as indicated. Would recommend doing this through another site or on your own because it is worth seeing but not through this company.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your feedback. You followed exactly the itinerary which is described on Viator. We don´t know you expectations as you are not really precisious in your review.
Zina_B, May 2023
Amazing day and guides were wonderful. Only negative would be more time to shop in Zermatt. Only had 30 minutes.
Beautiful matahorn
Debra_R, Apr 2023
Our trip was easy and beautiful. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. There was altercations with the tour guide and train conductor and it involved the police. It all worked out and we had a great time. But that is the reason for the three stars.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
the conductor of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn took a personal dispute with our tour guide as an opportunity to call in the police for a check of the tour guide data. This way is not tolerable for us as a tour operator and does not reflect Swiss hospitality. As a tour operator, we will investigate this unconditional action by the employee with obvious naming of false facts and we demand a statement from the train company. I would like to mention that the behavior of the conductor or the police was aimed at our tour guide and never to you as our guests.
Fantastic journey
Douglas_K, Dec 2022
Nature's awe inspiring beauty. And a fantastic tour guide. Totally enjoyed our whole day from the train rode to the Matterhorn and then Zermatt village.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the review, happy you enjoyed the tour
Beautiful countryside and view of the Matterhorn
Lynn_S, Nov 2022
Train ride through beautiful Swiss countryside … do it ! Seeing the Matterhorn is worth the trip, especially if you are on time constraints of a quick vacation .
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the review
Once in a lifetime view
Terry_N, June 2022
The train ride from Basel was fun and the scenery fantastic. The Matterhorn was everything and more than I thought it would be. Our guide, Fehsal, was the best guide we have ever had. I would not hesitate doing this excursion again; it was the best ever.
Response from Host, June 2022
Hi Terry Thank you for the feedback and I'm lucky you enjoyed this day. Kind regards from Switzerland
We loved it all. Seeing...
Richard_M, Dec 2021
We loved it all. Seeing the Matterhorn was amazing. Our guide Peter was very nice and informative. A great day
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you sharing your experience. The Matterhorn fascinates us on every tour.
Guidance but no entertainment
Lynn_P, Aug 2021
Our guide was efficient and kind, but not very informative. There was no ongoing patter about history or interesting things we saw. He did point out some highlights, but was far from chatty as most guides we’ve had elsewhere.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Lynn Meeting of people is sometimes a bit tricky and sometimes it fits, or it doesn't. Sympathy is a big factor, guests' expectations and personal mood are sometimes difficult to find out. However, thank you for the feedback. Is there anything else that you can write about the tour ?(a review is to rate the tour overall - not just the guide) Thank you.
Jan_T, Sept 2020
Amazing experience on the top of the world. Eric (the Guide) did a fantastic logistics job which meant that we could do a return trip from Basel to Zermatt and spend quality time at the viewing point - all in the same day. The return journey went like clockwork.
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Thank you for your feedback, I hope you have seen the Matterhorn. Hope to welcome you again. Mike /
Zermatt small group tour
Elizabeth_C, Oct 2019
We had such a wonderful time on our full day in Zermatt & the Matterhorn area! As an added bonus, there was a fun group of Swiss singers with their accordion on the train ride, and we got a authentic concert! Genie, our guide, was friendly & fun with lots of interesting information. She knew her stuff! I would recommend this tour - well worth the time & money!
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you for your review and your comments. I'll forward this info to the tourguide. Hope to see you again in Switzerland Mike

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