Mt. Titlis day trip from Zurich
There is nothing more convenient than a day trip to Mt. Titlis when you have limited time in Zurich. Best of Switzerland tours have a variety of tours and I decided to go with Mt. Titlis to see Europe’s highest suspension bridge – the daring cliff walk. The scenic journey on the bus takes you into the beautiful countryside with a stop in Lucerne. It is the perfect mix and match for the old town and the glaciers in Mt. Titlis. The spectacular sights of the glaciers and panoramic views. Join me for a breathtaking tour to the glaciers.
The meeting point is very convenient as it is just a couple of blocks away from the central train station in Zurich. You’ll find it across the street from a Starbucks and you won’t miss their kiosk or the multiple tour buses lined up. After a scenic 1 hour drive, we make our way to Lucerne, a cute and charming town.
We first went to the Lion Monument in Lucerne which was really impressive. It is a lot larger than you might imagine and something to behold when given the history behind the monument. The painstaking detail in that slab of rock on the hill and that went into giving the dying lion the emotion it evokes is really something else.
Next we got to spend time shopping in the open air farmer’s marketplace that runs through the heart of Lucerne. There were so many great food items that we couldn’t help but purchase a few. Some highlights included the beautiful and delicious Swiss pastries we bought.
It was also neat to be able to travel across the river Reuss on the wood bridges. I thought we had a good amount of time to spend here but the market has everything from fruits and veggies to meats and dairy and even spices and fresh pasta. Something is sure to pique your interests.
Next we were headed to Mt. Titlis. Before taking the lift up to the mountain we were given clear instructions on where and when to meet so that the bus wouldn’t leave without us. They also provided the tickets for the lift up as well as for the activities while at the top of the mountain including the ski lift, the Glacier Caves, and the Cliff Walk which is Europe’s highest suspension bridge. I’d recommend the Cliff Walk on any day whether hazy or clear because it is the biggest adrenaline rush.
Tip: look out for the Selfie-Gondola it is bright red and has a camera inside that doubles as a photobooth to take the some memorable pics.
After the cable ride, we enjoyed a spectacular sight of the glaciers in the revolving cable car ROTAIR. The rotating lifts offer a 360 degree view of the mountains and offers some of the most majestic panoramic views of the top of the Swiss Alps.
Unfortunately, the weather that day was a hazy and cold day. Everything was in white and snow!
It was a hazy day but that didn’t diminish the breathtaking experience of being at the top of Mt. Titlis. They gave us plenty of time to explore and the whole process of procuring tickets and traveling up by gondola lift was all very streamlined and efficient and explained completely.
In a sea of bright white.
We managed to make our way towards the cliff walk.
Since there wasn’t much visibility, it made the experience a lot less scarier. I secretly wished I could see the bottom for a more adventurous view! 😉
We could see in some areas looking down just how high up we were.
Next, we took a ride with the Ice Flyer which brings us close to the crevasses and the Glacier Park. It was a short and quick ride back up and down because it was really cold and all we could see was white! Still quite the adventure.
Next, we explored the cool ice caves.
A heart for Switzerland and just how white as snow outside was!
Best of Switzerland Tours
Despite not seeing the great views Mt. Titlis offers, it was still a really memorable experience. The bus was a comfortable double decker with reclining seats. I found myself napping a few times which meant the ride was smooth and easy. The Tour guide spoke several languages including if I remember correctly Spanish, German, English, French, and Swiss German just to name a few. This helps everyone in the bus traveling from different countries to understand and it helped to make the tour personal to everyone. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a very pleasant voice. She knew when to be more verbose in areas that required more explanation but also knew when to dial it back so the passengers could rest on the long bus rides. Their process was very efficient where they managed to combine 3 tours together in one mode of transportation to drop people off at their appropriate stop. I’d definitely book with Best of Switzerland Tours again especially because there are so many places that you can reach by their bus.