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From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

1. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Zurich to the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis with a guide. Discover the beauty of Lake Lucerne, enjoy a scenic drive to Engelberg, experience an unforgettable adventure on the Ice Flyer chairlift, and cross the Titlis Cliff Walk bridge suspended over the Swiss Alps. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Once there, take a short tour of the city's most important sights, including a photo stop at the Lion Monument or Vierwaldstätter Lake, depending on traffic. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Lucerne on your own. From there, continue the journey to Engelberg. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to the mountain, get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Enjoy incredible views over the Swiss Alps from the Panorama Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis. Visit the Ice Grotto, or take the Ice Flyer chairlift to get up close to the glaciers at an altitude of over 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Adventure seekers can slide through the snow and down the mountainside on a snow tube  – the choice is yours.

From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

2. From Zurich: Guided Day Trip to Jungfraujoch with Train Ride

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic bus journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, from where the bus takes you back to Zurich.

From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

3. From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

Discover the beauty of Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a day trip from Zurich. Reach the summit via bus, cable car, boat, and cogwheel train. For the return journey, hop on a boat cruise across Lake Lucerne. Leave from Zurich Main Station in the morning and enjoy the bus ride through the countryside along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. Make a stop at the Lion Monument of Lake Lucerne (traffic permitting).  Continue to Kriens and take a panoramic gondola and cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus (2128 m above sea level). Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Swiss Alpine landscape and the surrounding lakes. Then, ride on one of the steepest funiculars down to Alpnachstad. Afterward, relax on a tranquil boat trip across Lake Lucerne back to Lucerne. From there, get on a bus to Zurich.

From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

4. From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty of the Alps on this day trip by bus from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg. See the shimmering waters of Lake Luceren and have free time to explore Lucerne. Visit a monastery in Engelberg and have time to soak up the charm of this village.  Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus with plenty of space at the centrally-located meeting point in Zurich. Take in the countryside as you pass by Lake Lucerne. Stop to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne with an hour of free time.  Continue to to Engelberg to check out the stunning Baroque monastery which was built by Benedictine monks in 1120 and still functions to this day. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and visiting a Swiss cheese factory to see how cheese is made.  Alternatively, you can hike through the Alpine landscape on breathtaking trails around the village and enjoy views. Return to your meeting point in Zurich at the end of your tour. 

Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

5. Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

Discover Zurich's highlights on this city round trip with a TukTuk. Listen to the commentary about the sights, the locals and life in the city. Start at the main station and enjoy a journey through the unique city of Zurich. Pass the Swiss National Museum, drive through Zurich's university district where Albert Einstein studied and eventually reach the stunning old town. Let your driver take you past the Kunsthaus with its incredible collection of the artworks of Augusto Giacometti before reaching the Seefeld Quartier with the opera and the Sechseläutenplatz. Explore the business and shopping district and dive into the nightlife of Zurich in the vibrant district 5.

Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

6. Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat. Traveling through the Albispass, your tour will reach the Vierwaldstättersee, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes. The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. You'll have plenty of time to take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make your leisurely ascent into the mountains. In the summer you can explore the Rigi on foot; in winter there is a chance to uncover its secrets by sleigh. Enjoy a unique journey on the oldest funicular in the world, built in 1871, to Vitznau. Travel onwards in picturesque style, by boat over the waters, back to Lucerne. There you can view the Rigi from a whole new angle, while resting in the charming old town, after a day full of excitement, before taking the bus back to Zürich.

Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

7. Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover Zurich on this culinary tour with your personal, electric Tuk-Tuk. Start at the central station and experience a journey through the unique city of Zurich. After a short stop at a gastronomic partner, the fondue "valaisanne" will be loaded onto the eTuk and your culinary journey can begin. The ride leads you through the Old Town and to the most beautiful parts of the city, where you can discover the life in Zurich with the driver through the eyes of a local. Enjoy the delicious food and get a unique insight into Zurich. The gastronomic partners attach great value on regional products. As an alcoholic beverage you are offered wine from Switzerland.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

8. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Snow Adventure Day Trip

A scenic coach journey from Zürich takes you through a beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons to the charming town of Lucerne. On an introductory city tour, your guide points out the most eminent landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Concert & Congress Hall. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the Old Town, before you continue to Engelberg. A breath-taking journey with the aerial cable car takes you to the middle-station “Trübsee” where your snow adventure starts. Slide down the hill on snow tubes and try skiing on the beginner slopes – definitely a once-in-a-lifetime-experience you shouldn't miss. A Titlis Snow Park staff member provides the equipment and supervises the activities. Finish your adventure by taking the Rotair revolving cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis, located at 3'000 meters above sea level. From the sun terrace, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Swiss Alps and take some photos as a souvenir for those back home. In the late afternoon, descent with the aerial cable car and drive back to Zürich by coach.

Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

9. Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Zurich to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (food not included). Nearby, you'll find one of Switzerland's most thrilling activities: the First Flyer, a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. Then, continue by mountain cart on an exceptional ride to Bort, from where you complete your adventure by Trottibike scooter. Curve down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Zurich.

From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

10. From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

Starting from Zurich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons, making your way to the charming town of Lucerne. Enjoy a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument where you can capture the beautiful views on camera. On the way into the Old Town of Lucerne, your guide will point out the most famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert & Congress Hall on a brief introductory tour. Once you have arrived in the Old Town, use your free time to wander around the city and explore its sights. In the afternoon, the newly designed Bürgenstock shuttle boat takes you on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten, before you board the legendary Bürgenstock funicular railway. Then, get a glimpse of the world of luxury at the Bürgenstock resort, which first opened its doors to the public back in 1827. Stroll along the paths where the rich and famous resided back in the day. Not only shopping or restaurant opportunities at the resort will await you at 500 meters above the lake, but also hiking paths and astonishing views over Lucerne and its surrounding landscapes. All active or thrill-seekers can take an alpine hike to the Hammetschwand Lift, the world’s highest exterior elevator (optional).

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What people are saying about Canton Zurich

We are global travelers and this was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Bus, gondolas, funicular, boat — all excellent modes of transportation in such beautiful places. The only major downside of this excursion for me — and one that will render this tour unforgettable for me in a negative way — was that another member of our tour group (a complete stranger to me) vomited all over me as the second, 40-passenger gondola was reaching the station at the top of Mount Pilatus (which we consequently renamed Mount Pukatus). The tour guides, who were otherwise great at their jobs, did zero to help me in these circumstances. I had to purchase expensive new clothes in the Mount Pilatus gift shop to get through the remaining 5-1/2 hours of the tour.

There are some Sihquai. Pls make sure you find the correct Sihquai coach packing. You make call them in advance to make sure about the meeting point.

It was a great experience even though the weather was not so good. Our tour guide Monika was really good.

Great day out. Would definitely recommend this tour. Guide was good and on time. Bus driver good

Absolutely marvellous. Just maintain the standard and facilities.