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Zermatt Holidays

Superb walking at the foot of the magnificent Matterhorn

Surrounded by some of Europe's highest mountains, the Matterhorn, Dom and Monte Rosa and their dazzling glaciers, Zermatt, Switzerland, is a charming traffic-free village with some amazing walking opportunities, and a network of mountain trains and cable cars that makes access to the higher trails easy. Our hotels in Zermatt offer a great choice of accommodation.

Added value

Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday

Free guided history tour of Hotel Monte Rosa

Free travel on Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15 years incl.

Free daily packed lunches at selected hotels

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

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Useful Information

Resort Code: CHZE

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£819pp
  • 85 rooms
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Receiving excellent feedback in all areas year after year, the Parkhotel Beau Site is deservedly a firm favourite within our programme.

  • from£729pp
  • 78 rooms
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One of Zermatt’s leading hotels, this beautifully furnished family-run hotel enjoys a superb central location, just off the main street, and is only a few minutes’ walk from the village centre and Gornergrat railway for access to the walking area.

  • 60 rooms
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Situated in a quiet position just 2 minutes' walk from Zermatt's main street, this 4-star superior hotel is luxuriously-furnished and offers excellent facilities.

  • 30 rooms
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This cosy, welcoming hotel with good facilities enjoys an enviable position just above Zermatt and has wonderful Matterhorn views.

  • from£679pp
  • 60 rooms
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Receiving consistently good feedback, this popular 3-star hotel enjoys a lovely quiet position, very convenient for both the village centre and the Gornergrat mountain railway giving access to superb walking country.

  • from£739pp
  • 61 rooms
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Furnished in a modern alpine-style throughout, the Mirabeau is a popular hotel, well known for it's fine cuisine and good facilities, including a lovely indoor pool, spa and lovely gardens.

  • from£649pp
  • 70 rooms
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A relaxed family-run hotel with a friendly atmosphere, offering attentive service in comfortable and quiet surroundings.

  • 38 rooms
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A very comfortable bed and breakfast hotel with excellent facilities, including pool, well-equipped spa area and lovely garden, the Rex enjoys an excellent location just 2 minutes' walk from Zermatt's main street.

  • from£739pp
  • 48 rooms

Beautifully furnished in a chalet-style throughout, the Schönegg enjoys wonderful panoramic views of the Matterhorn from its elevated position.

  • Maximum Group Size: 26
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Combining stays in three contrasting areas of Switzerland, this 3 centre independent rail holiday gives you a fantastic overview of Switzerland’s varied scenery and also includes a journey on one of the most famous train lines in the world – the dramatic ‘Glacier Express’.

  • Maximum Group Size: 26
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Escorted by an experienced Inghams guide, this 9-11 night tour is an excellent overview of Switzerland's special highlights, designed for those seeking a true taste of this stunning country, including unforgettable experiences on two of the most spectacular panoramic journeys in the world, the ‘Bernina’ and ‘Glacier Express’.

Chamonix centre

Explore two or three famous resorts in awe-inspiring settings linked by one of the most spectacular rail journeys across the Alps. Start your stay in the infamous resort of Chamonix, moving on to Zermatt, via the picturesque Mont Blanc Express railway journey. For an extended stay, continue on to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Zurich Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 3hrs 45mins by rail/Postbus. Your journey may involve a change of trains.

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from

Monday 

Wednesday 

Friday

Saturday

3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 Geneva Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,
Bristol
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 3hrs 45mins by rail/Postbus. Your journey may involve a change of trains.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights midweek/weekend departures. Other UK regional airports are available on indirect flights.

Luggage Services

‘Fly-rail Luggage’ - send your luggage directly from your UK airport to your hotel for only £18 per item per way. See our Transfers page for details.

‘Bagsahead’ - If you would like to have your luggage collected direct from your home, we recommend Bagsahead.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips. Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Peak Pass

From £110 (3 days), from £155 (6 days)

The ideal pass for sightseers, walkers and nature lovers, the Peak Pass give you unlimited FREE trips on the local cable-cars, gondolas and mountains of Zermatt, including:

  • Gornergrat (beg May-end Sep)
  • Furi (mid May - end Sep)
  • Schwarzsee & Sunnegga (mid-Jun - end Sep)
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (mid-Jun - end Sep)
  • Also includes entrance to the Glacier Palace

Available for 3 or 6 consecutive days. Other durations are available locally. Applies to walkers’ lifts only (ski lifts extra). Lift opening times subject to change. The Lift Blauherd – Rothorn will be closed during summer 2019.

 

Gornergrat Rack Railway

Enjoy a scenic train transfer up the Gornergrat on the famous Gornergrat Rack Railway – the highest open-track railway in Europe. At the top, incredible 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains await, including the most amazing views of the Matterhorn.

From £34, daily

 

Saas Fee Glacier Village

Visit the pretty, traffic free mountain village of Saas Fee on this popular excursion. Explore the charming winding streets or discover the superb walking opportunities the region has to offer.

From £36, daily (full day) Fridays from 21 June

 

 *Prices shown for guidance only and include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

 

 

BOOK LOCALLY

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise*

From Sfr50, daily
The highest cable-car station in Switzerland - on a clear day views stretch as far as the Jungfrau and Mont Blanc. Go up for lunch at the summit restaurant, or visit the famous Glacier Ice Palace! (Entrance extra)

Many more options available locally through your Representative.

*Prices shown for guidance only and include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Things To Do

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Cable cars
  • Cycling
  • Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Museums
  • Paragliding
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Helicopter flights
  • Cinema
  • Go Karting

The Gornergrat mountain train slowly takes visitors up the mountain, giving wonderful views of the Matterhorn and a breathtaking circular panorama of all the nearby peaks. For a close encounter with the Matterhorn while on Zermatt holidays, take the gondola to Schwarzsee, where there is an inviting restaurant with a sun terrace and a tiny chapel 'Mary of the Snow'- from here you will feel you could almost reach out and touch the mountain! In the village itself, the quaint little streets are full of excellent Zermatt hotels, shops, boutiques, and mouthwatering pastry and chocolate shops.

Other things to do in and around Zermatt

  • Zermatt’s daily parade of blackneck goats through the village (Jul-mid Aug)
  • Visit one of the many churches and chapels in Zermatt and the surrounding area, including the Anglican Church of St. Peter, its past closely linked to the mountaineering history of Zermatt ‘Matterhorn Museum’ in village centre - get an insight into Zermatt’s history, in which mountaineers played such an important role
  • Visit ‘Air Zermatt’ heliport - they perform both rescue and tourist flights
  • Zermatt Folklore Festival takes place 11 Aug with FREE folklore entertainment including jodling, dancing, live music and a parade through the village
  • Fireworks and traditional music on Swiss National Day, 1 Aug
  • Biking and forest fun park for children
  • Various folklore evenings and concerts take place in Zermatt and Taesch throughout the summer
  • 20km of summer skiing at top of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (ski lift pass approx. Sfr85 per day)

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your travel card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

Travelcard sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steamboats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips. Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Peak Pass (pre-bookable) from £110 3 days, £155 6 days
The ideal pass for sightseers, walkers and nature lovers, the Peak Pass gives you unlimited FREE trips on the local cable-cars, gondolas and mountains of Zermatt, including:

  • Gornergrat (beg May - end Sep)
  • Furi (mid May - end Sep)
  • Schwarzsee (end Jun - mid Oct)
  • Riffelberg (end Jun - mid Aug)
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (mid Jun - end Sep)
  • Also includes entrance to the Glacier Palace

Available for 3 or 6 consecutive days. Other durations are available locally. Applies to walkers’ lifts only (ski lifts extra). Lift opening times subject to change. The Lift Blauherd – Rothorn will be closed during summer 2019.

Car hire is available 

Walking

Zermatt has over 400km of well-maintained and marked paths suitable for all grades of walker. Take advantage of the wonderful network of cable-cars, gondolas and funiculars from the villages for gentle strolls or full day hikes.

Easy The ‘Blumenweg’ (‘Flower-trail’, approx. 1½ hrs) runs close to the village and introduces you to a variety of alpine flowers and their characteristics There are other themed walking trails for those wanting to learn more about the area, such as the ‘Peak Collection’ path (approx. ½ hr) lined with boards and sculptures informing you about the surrounding peaks and the attempts to climb them.

Moderate Another popular walk is the 5-lakes hike, best suited to intermediates, which takes you from Blauherd to Sunnegga past 5 mountain lakes reflecting the Matterhorn. Admire the wide range of alpine flowers along the way, or stop for a swim in either the Leisee or Grünsee lakes!

Slightly Challenging For the more advanced, the ‘Matterhorn Trail’ (approx. 2 ¾ hrs) takes you from Schwarzsee back to Zermatt via Stafelalp and Furi, with spectacular views of the north face of the Matterhorn and the idyllic Schwarzsee lake on the way. Stafel is also home to the famous black-nosed sheep. ON the way back from Furi to Zermatt, you pass idyllic hamlets such as Blatten. There are also various high-altitude ridge walks to choose from nearby.

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Zermatt with any one or more resort (s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Montreux or Lucerne. Also combinable with selected resorts in France. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss (& French) transport networks are included.

Or try our recommended independent rail holiday that also features Zermatt: Glacier Express, Swiss Classic Tour or the Iconic Mountains Tour.

Good to know

  • Save up to 50% on local railways, cable cars, steam boats, and buses with a discount travel card included in the price of your holiday  
  • Helicopter sightseeing is a great way to take in the alps 
  • Just outside Zermatt is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world - the "Charles Kuonen" bridge
  • Zermatt is home to the adorable and famous black nosed sheep 
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