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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Excursion from Zermatt

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Flexible Duration
  • Transport yourself to the mountain peak and enjoy spectacular panoramic views as you take a ride on the highest 3S cable car.
  • Reach the summit in a journey time of around 40 minutes and admire the 38 alpine giants as well as 14 glaciers.
  • Discover the world’s highest ice palace and be awestruck by the beautiful handmade sculptures created in the eternal ice.
  • Enjoy movies about ice, snow, flora, fauna, mountaineering, and more at the famous cinema lounge.
  • With a return trip included, get access to the viewing platform, cinema lounge, and admission into the 3S InfoCube.
  • Transport yourself to the mountain peak and enjoy spectacular panoramic views as you take a ride on the highest 3S cable car.
  • Reach the summit in a journey time of around 40 minutes and admire the 38 alpine giants as well as 14 glaciers.
  • Discover the world’s highest ice palace and be awestruck by the beautiful handmade sculptures created in the eternal ice.
  • Enjoy movies about ice, snow, flora, fauna, mountaineering, and more at the famous cinema lounge.
  • With a return trip included, get access to the viewing platform, cinema lounge, and admission into the 3S InfoCube.

Inclusions

  • Round trip gondola ride from Zermatt to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (option of getting on or off at stations en route)
  • Access to the viewing platform and the Cinema Lounge
  • Admission to the 3S InfoCube
  • Admission to the Glacier Palace
  • Bike Transport to Trockener Steg
  • Local Bus facility

Exclusions

  • Crystal Ride
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Swiss Continuous Travel Pass with Access to Train, Bus & Boat

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Flexible Duration
  • Benefit from access to tickets for regular and premium trains, buses, and boats with the cost-effective Swiss Travel Pass.
  • Enjoy 3, 4, 6, 8, or 15 consecutive days of access to Switzerland's public transit in more than 90 cities and towns.
  • Opt for 2nd tickets or exclusive 1st class tickets on panoramic trains & Swiss boat trips.
  • Get unlimited travel on premium panorama trains such as the Glacier Express, Luzern Interlaken Express, and more.
  • Your pass includes mountain excursions to Brunni, Stanserhorn, and Stoos along with discounted tickets on mountain railways and cable cars like Jungfraujoch!
  • Benefit from access to tickets for regular and premium trains, buses, and boats with the cost-effective Swiss Travel Pass.
  • Enjoy 3, 4, 6, 8, or 15 consecutive days of access to Switzerland's public transit in more than 90 cities and towns.
  • Opt for 2nd tickets or exclusive 1st class tickets on panoramic trains & Swiss boat trips.
  • Get unlimited travel on premium panorama trains such as the Glacier Express, Luzern Interlaken Express, and more.
  • Your pass includes mountain excursions to Brunni, Stanserhorn, and Stoos along with discounted tickets on mountain railways and cable cars like Jungfraujoch!

Inclusions

  • Swiss Travel Pass in Switzerland (route map here)
  • 1st or 2nd class seats (optional)
  • Unlimited access to train, bus, boat, and mountain railway tickets
  • Unlimited travel on premium panorama trains: Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Golden Pass MOB, Gothard Panorama Express, and Luzern Interlaken Express
  • Unlimited use of public transit in more than 90 towns & cities within Switzerland
  • Free admission to 500+ museums - click here to know more.
  • Mountain excursions to Brunni, Klewenalp, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos
  • Discounts available for mountain railways and cable cars
  • Tip: Always carry your pass with you, as ticket inspectors may request to see it on trains and at attractions.
  • Staff is available for guests requiring disability assistance.
  • This pass is valid only for residents outside of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • Cards are pre-validated at the time of purchase and can be purchased 6 months in advance.
  • Children under 16 travel free when accompanied by a parent.
  • This is a public transportation service, seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Travel for free on a few designated routes by simply presenting your pass and passport/proof of residence to the conductor on the train. No need to buy a separate ticket beforehand!
  • While seat reservation is not necessary for most of the routes, please confirm before you travel as the seat reservation fee is not included in the pass.
  • An electronic voucher will be sent to your email instantly after booking confirmation.
  • Your pass will be activated on the day selected during booking.
  • For example, if you picked the 3-day pass, your pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. It ends at 5am on the day following the last day.
  • Note : Unused and unactivated passes are refundable up to 1 day prior to the 1st date of validity. Thereafter, fees are applied on the 1st day of validity or later, if evidence of non-use is supplied. For this, Rail Europe needs to be contacted. The claim for a refund will be refused if no proof of partial non-use is presented.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Top things to do in Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Ice palace & Europe's highest cable car station

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a gorgeous mountain retreat located in the Swiss Alps on the Klein Matterhorn peak. With an elevation of 3,883 meters, the place offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and a variety of activities for visitors, including skiing, snowboarding, and sightseeing. Accessible by cable car from the town of Zermatt, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and majesty of the Alps.

Things to know before buying Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tickets

  • Not recommended for travelers with specific health conditions like recent surgeries, chronic back or neck pain, or pregnant women due to high altitudes and potential weather extremes. Also, minimum age requirement is 3 years for participation in certain activities.
  • Experiencing Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is free for children under 9 years and a 50% discount for kids under 16 years.
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities and transportation available on-site. Surfaces and transportation are suitable for strollers and service animals.
  • Daily operation based on a schedule, except during maintenance in May and November. Note that operations run in almost all weather conditions, except during strong winds.
  • Crystal Ride, one of the major Matterhorn Glacier attractions, is only available in the summer season. Advance reservation is required in winter season and that too only for a group of 10 or more.
  • Except for viewing platform, hiking, and skiing, all the other activities are indoors, so regardless of the weather, there's plenty to explore and do.
  • Do note that the Swiss Travel Pass is valid only for residents outside of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Why visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Unrivaled altitude experience: Visit Europe's highest cable car station, the retreat is located on the Klein Matterhorn peak in the Pennine Alps, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Year-round snow adventure: Enjoy snow activities like skiing, snowboarding, and sledding even in summer, thanks to the perpetual snow and ice.
  • Magical Ice Palace: Tour the mesmerizing ice palace carved into the glacier, featuring intricate ice sculptures and tunnels for a unique, immersive experience.
  • Relax in the retreat: The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise has a variety of amenities for visitors, including restaurants, bars, and shopping.
  • Convenient access: The retreat is easily accessible by cable car from the town of Zermatt.

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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Excursion

If you're seeking convenient exploration

Go for: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Excursion
Duration: Flexible
Guided access: No

  • The ticket offers a comprehensive experience, including a return trip to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, access to major highlights like viewing platforms, the Cinema Lounge, 3S InfoCube, bike transport to Trockener Steg, and local bus facilities.
  • Ideal for those seeking a hassle-free adventure with diverse attractions in one package.

Recommended tickets:
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Excursion for all-inclusive access

If you're looking to explore beyond

Go for: Swiss Continuous Travel Pass
Duration:
Flexible
Guided Access: No

  • The pass ensures unlimited travel convenience throughout Switzerland, including access to trains, buses, boats, and premium panorama trains like Glacier Express and Bernina Express.
  • It also offers free admission to numerous museums and discounts on mountain excursions, catering to travelers seeking extended exploration beyond Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Recommended tickets:
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Top things to do at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Glacier

Visit the Glacier Palace

The Matterhorn Glacier Palace is a stunning architectural feat located on the slopes of the iconic Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps. Constructed entirely of ice and snow, this imposing edifice stands as a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of mankind.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Viewing Platform

Highest viewing deck

The Klein Matterhorn cable car station's 360-degree viewing platform offer stunning scenery of 38 peaks surpassing 4,000 meters, along with 14 glaciers spanning across France, Italy, and Switzerland. Views include the iconic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks northward, the rugged Breithorn's north face to the west, and Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, in the east.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Restaurant

Unique dining experience

Located at the top of the Klein Matterhorn cable car station, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise restaurant offers a range of delicious dishes, including traditional Swiss specialties and international cuisine, as well as a selection of beverages. Savor delightful Swiss cuisine amid panoramic alpine views at the scenic restaurants here.

Matterhorn Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge

The Cinema Lounge at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a movie theater located inside the Breithorn Tunnel at the highest cable car station in Europe. It offers visitors the opportunity to sit back and relax in comfortable shell seats while watching a documentary film about the history and beauty of the Matterhorn and the surrounding mountains.

Crystal Ride

The Crystal Ride is an exclusive experience within the cable car system to Klein Matterhorn. Carefully studded with Swarovski crystals, four cabins offer luxurious seating and breathtaking views, providing a glamorous and unforgettable journey at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Skiing at Zermatt Snow Park

Skiing at Zermatt Snow Park, nestled within Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, offers thrilling slopes for all skill levels. With reliable snow cover even in summer, this high-altitude park provides varied terrain, from groomed runs to freestyle areas. Enjoy panoramic views of the Swiss Alps while skiing or snowboarding.

Hiking at Klein Matterhorn

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise boasts hiking trails and excursions like the Breithorn Ascent for adventurous hikers. Hikers need proper equipment and knowledge of glacier travel for this full-day excursion, ensuring a rewarding experience with panoramic vistas of the Swiss and Italian Alps upon reaching the summit.

Plan your visit to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Timings
Location
Facilities
Tips
Dine
Stay
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - TImings

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Cable-Car: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (It may vary during poor weather conditions)
The Matterhorn Glacier Palace: 9 AM - 16:15 PM
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Restaurant: 9:15 AM - 15:45 PM

Duration: Plan for at least 4 hours to experience Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, including the 45-minute cable car journey from and back to Zermatt.

Best time to visit

If you enjoy outdoor activities and mild weather, the summer months may be the best choice for you. If you prefer skiing and other winter sports, the winter months may be more appealing. It is always a good idea to check the weather forecast and the operating hours of the cable car and other attractions before planning your visit.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Getting There
  • Audio system on the ride to the summit
  • Observation platform with summit cross and photo point
  • Inside mountain observation window overlooking Breithorn
  • Meeting room
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Direct access to ski pistes (365 days a year)
  • Ski pistes linked to Italy (winter and summer)
  • Photo subjects: Matterhorn, Breithorn, Weisshorn, etc.
  • InfoCube - 3S Bahn (Information Center)
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Tips
Matterhorn Paradise - Eat
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Restaurant: Located at the top of the cable car station, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. The menu features Swiss and international dishes, with a selection of local specialties.
  • La Bricole: Indulge in a fusion of Italian, Seafood, and European flavors, offering Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Options.
  • Igloo Restaurant: Delight in Italian, Barbecue, and European cuisine with Northern-Italian influences, providing Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Options.
  • Restaurant Julen: Experience a blend of local Swiss and European cuisine with a contemporary twist, perfect for special occasions, romantic dinners, or business meetings.

Beyond Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

The Matterhorn Museum

Explore the Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt for insights into the Swiss Alps' history and culture. Discover exhibits highlighting the mountain's climbing heritage and cultural importance.

Klein Matterhorn

The Klein Matterhorn is a peak located near the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Frequently asked questions about Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

How much is a ticket to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Ticket prices vary based on age, season, and selected activities. It's advisable to check the particular ticket details for updated pricing information. The standard Matterhorn Glacier excursion starts from CHF 109.

How to book tickets to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Tickets can be booked online through the authorized ticket platforms. Select your preferred date, ticket type, and any additional activities for a seamless booking experience.

Why should I book Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tickets online?

Online bookings offer convenience, secure transactions, and the possibility of availing discounts or special offers. Additionally, it allows for planning ahead and ensures availability on preferred dates.

What do Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tickets include?

Tickets usually cover the cable car ride to the summit station, return transfers and access to the viewing platform. Some tickets might include extras like entry to sub-attractions or additional activities. Check your ticket information for detailed inclusions.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Yes, some online ticket options offer skip-the-line access, allowing visitors to bypass queues and access the cable car more swiftly.

Is Matterhorn Glacier Palace wheelchair accessible?

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise viewing platforms are wheelchair accessible for visitors. Those with disabilities can also take the cable car to the Rothorn. Once you reach the Rothorn station, however, there are no wheelchair-accessible paths, but you can still take in the views from the station.

How much time do I need to visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

You would need 4-5 hours to visit and explore Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

What are the activities one can do at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Experience the 360-degree viewing platform, stroll through the Glacier Ice Palace, visit the Peak shop and the Cinema Lounge, and dine with a breathtaking view.

What does my Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ticket include?

Your Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tickets include round transfers from Zermatt to Matterhorn

What is the cancellation policy for Matterhorn Glacier Paradise tickets?

The cancellation policy can vary based on the ticket type. Typically, tickets are refundable or modifiable within a specific timeframe before the scheduled visit. It's advisable to review the terms and conditions during the booking process.

How long does it take to complete a tour of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The duration varies based on individual preferences and activities. Exploring the summit station, taking in the views, and participating in additional activities can range from a few hours to half a day or more.

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