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Zürich: 4-Hour City Tour by Ferry, Cable Car and Coach

Product ID: 1307
Get to know Zürich and its surroundings on a 4-hour extended city tour. Visit the Old Town with its churches, walk along the beautiful River Limmat, then ride on the aerial cable car for a breathtaking view over Lake Zürich and the snow-covered Alps!
About this activity
Duration: 4.15 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Go on an extended city tour through Zürich's Old Town and into the nature surrounding the city
  • Visit the Fraumünster Church
  • Take an aerial cable car ride to Felsenegg and marvel at the view over the lake and the Alps
  • Cross the lake with a ferry and drive along the "Gold Coast"
Full description
Spend some time seeing the beautiful and historical combination of culture and nature in Zürich on a 4-hour extended city tour.

You will begin by visiting the major attractions of Zurich: the Old Town, St. Peters Church – known to have the largest clock face of all the European churches, the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai, and the Guild Houses.

Stop off at the harbor for a photo opportunity, where you enjoy a beautiful view of the Lake of Zürich, and the city and surrounding hills.

Drive along the "Gold Coast" to Meilen, where you will then cross the lake on a ferryboat.

The journey continues to Adliswil for a ride by aerial cable car to Felsenegg, where you will enjoy an incredible view overlooking Zürich, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps.
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Live tour guide in English and Spanish
  • Ferry ride across Lake Zurich
  • Cable car up to Felseneggvantage point (except 24 February to 30 April 2020)
  • Dolderbahn cogwheel train (24 February to 30 April 2020)
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Buses only depart from Sihlquai parking lot. The bus parking lot is located on Limmatstraße on the corner of Sihlquai, north of Zürich Central Station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• A seasonal program change will occur between 24 February and 30 April 2020, with the Dolderbahn cogwheel train being used instead of the aerial cable car
• Routing may have to be amended due to construction work or events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 625 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Zürich and answered any question I threw at him. Very impressive, including the fact he was fluent in five languages. This tour is best taken on a first day to the city to help orient yourself and decide where you want to lend more time on any subsequent days. I can’t speak to the quality of the very end of the tour, as the weather was to inclement to ascend up the cable car. We headed to a store to purchase chocolate instead, which was the only part I’d have changed...if I could change the weather.

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February 5, 2020

This is an excellent tour! I highly recommend it. It is full of activities and information (in 4 hours) and its such great value. The tour is well organized and the guide keeps things moving along to ensure we see everything (but I did not feel the tour was rushed at all.) Was easy to find the tour bus.

January 23, 2020

Having never been to Zürich before, this was the perfect tour to get the lay of the land so to speak. Our guide, Anje, told us where we should explore on our own. That is exactly what we did based on her suggestions. She suggested a restaurant, Zeughauskeller, and was that place ever so good. Suggest making reservations.

January 17, 2020

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