Zurich to Swiss Alps Day Tour with Aare Gorge, Rhone Glacier

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Tour description

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.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: SihlquaiStarting your journey from ZürichPass By: BrünigpassstrasseSet 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, Meiringen, Bernese Oberland, Canton of BernStop 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 minutesStop At: Grimsel Pass, Oberwald, Canton of Valais, Swiss AlpsAfter 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 minutesStop At: Rhone Glacier, Gletsch, Canton of Valais, Swiss AlpsContinue 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 minutesStop At: Furka Pass, Canton of Valais, Swiss AlpsWarm back up with a hot coffee (optional) then follow your guide through the Furka Pass for stunning views over the Gotthard Massif.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Schöllenen-Schlucht Andermatt/Gotthard 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 minutesStop At: SihlquaiAfter 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

What's included

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

What's not included

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


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city