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Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

1. Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and enjoy a scenic drive through the Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake, and the Alps. See the highlights of Zürich, such as the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and the famous financial district. Stop at the picturesque harbor of Enge and enjoy the beautiful vistas of the crystal-clear Lake Zürich. Continue past the Zürich Opera House and go into the Zürichberg district. Admire numerous mansions that reflect the glorious past, and take in the panoramas of the lake and the snow-covered Alps before going to the university quarter. See buildings such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZürich) and the Zürich Museum of Art. Enter the Old Town to learn Zürich's history during an entertaining stroll through the medieval streets. See the patriarchal guild houses, Zürich Town Hall, and Europe's largest clock face on the Romanesque church of St. Peter. See the imposing cathedral of Grossmünster, and look at the Fraumünster church, whose stained-glass windows are by Marc Chagall. Take a 30-minute boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Zürich, then stroll along the shore to the newly-opened Lindt Home of Chocolate. See the world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain and join an audio-guided tour of the museum, followed by an unlimited chocolate tasting. Browse the gift shop before returning to Zurich Main Station. Ride the trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zurich's public transportation system. While your tour ends here, your 24-hour ticket allows you to continue exploring the town like a local and make use of public transportation.

Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

2. Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

Explore Zurich's Old Town and see the highlights of this unique town in the morning. Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue, Zurich's famous financial district and the renowned Zurich Opera House. Enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich before continuing uphill into the "Zurichberg" district with its many impressive mansions of glorious times past. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city, lake and snow-covered Alps. Cruising by the university quarter, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. Stop to take a picture with a view of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the "Grossmünster" cathedral and the "Fraumünster" church with its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. After an introduction to the Old Town, take a scenic drive back to Limmatquai to the Sihlquai coach park. After the city tour, you have around 1 hour of free time to enjoy lunch (not included) or relax. In the afternoon, a bus will drive you through a picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval Laufen Castle. Enjoy your time at the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall and one of Switzerland's major attractions. Experience unique views from the panoramic lift and see an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunge into the basin below, across a width of 150 meters. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you can feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Those seeking the ultimate adventure might take the optional boat ride into the fizzy waters below the falls (available in Summer only). Continue via Schaffhausen with its renowned Munot Fortress to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. Learn about the well-preserved old town and see the many distinctive medieval buildings such as the church, St. George's Abbey, the townhouses and the gates and towers, as well as the town hall and armory. Most of these half-timbered frame houses are made of stone with delicate wooden window frames and impress visitors with their exceptional frescoes. 

Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

3. Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

Zip between the sights on an e-tuk tuk, then tuck into a delicious barbecue on this unique 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Zurich. Hop aboard a private electric-powered tuk tuk and drive past Zurich landmarks like the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, wind through the atmospheric Niederdorf district and admire the glamorous window displays along Bahnhofstrasse. As you glide around the city, share a tasty barbecue lunch or dinner, accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Each tuk tuk sits up to four people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. Dine on locally-sourced ingredients and wine of a selected Swiss variety.

Zurich: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Zurich: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Zurich at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Grossmünster", "Sechseläutenplatz" and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Rathaus” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Bürkliplatz”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Zurich: Self-guided Dark Side of the City Audio Tour

5. Zurich: Self-guided Dark Side of the City Audio Tour

Go to Paradeplatz and plug in your headphones. Take out your smartphone and listen to the audio guide. See the picture of the executioner and place where he lived. Find out the salary he received. Discover the place where those accused of witchcraft were tortured. Hear about a woman who was tortured 15 times during 26 days.  Go to the Fraumünster church, and gaze at its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, which depict the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Visit a monument to Hans Waldmann, executed in 1489, and learn about his life, and death in Zurich. Walk to the Water Church to learn about the brother and sister who were beheaded for their faith. See the Grossmünster, a Romanesque church, which is considered to be one of the most famous landmarks in Zurich. Discover the place where guidance on how to recognize and torture a witch was available. Continue to the house of a wealthy Zurich woman who was executed for witchcraft to learn her story. Visit the former place of the pillory. Ramble to the house of a judge who worked during the peak time of the witch-hunt, and learn the story of his revenge. Learn about medieval prosecutions. Enter the square where the announcement of death sentences took place and witness a memorial plate at the site where people were executed by drowning. Walk to the house where the baker who gave people their last glass of wine lived. Discover the place where those going to executions exited the city, and understand where they were burned and hanged.

Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

6. Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

Tour the efficient commercial and cultural heart of Switzerland on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich’s major attractions. See all the main sights and neighborhoods and discover hidden secrets. A personable guide will lead you through streets lined with unique stores and handsome houses. Soak up the lovely atmosphere of the Altstadt, and wander along the banks of the Limmat River and Lake Zurich. Admire stunning views of the mountains and forests in the distance, and uncover hidden city gardens and terraces. Your guide can organize the itinerary to suit, with flexible starting times and places. Should you wish, a guided tour of Zurich’s 2 cathedrals can be arranged as a highlight of the tour. Admire the Chagall stained glass windows in the Fraumünster, and learn about the Reformation in Switzerland at the large Romanesque-style Grossmünster, one of Zurich's most recognized landmarks.

Zurich: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

7. Zurich: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour of the Landesmuseum with unique exhibits about Swiss culture and civilization! Visit Bahnhofplatz with its magnificent statue and learn about Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, a man to whom we probably owe what we are today. Photograph Lindenhof with its unique aesthetic and admire the St. Peter church, the oldest church in Zurich. Then the Zurich Town Hall awaits you with its unique mix of styles. Lake Zurich will continue your beautiful journey into the heart of the city. Admire the unique Zurich Opera House with excellent acoustics! The Grossmünster will amaze you, while the old town of Zurich with its unique alleys will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

8. Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through a guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm, which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape( optional). It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks (optional) Day 6: Zurich - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.

Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

9. Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1 From your arrival, we will be at your disposal to take care of all your transfers. Your local driver will greet you in the arrivals hall of Zurich Airport and lead you to your vehicle to transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Your driver will meet you in the lobby, the first stop is at the center of Zurich. You will meet your local guide to see the Old Town, the Grossmunster, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. In the city of Lucerne, you will see the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Old City. After exploring Zurich and Lucerne, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Interlaken. Day 3 The day is customized to start in the Swiss Capital of Bern, to explore the Old City via a walking tour, Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse Street, and Barenplatz, the Clock Tower. At your next stop - the town of Gruyères - the homeland of Swiss cheese and chocolate, where you can see how Swiss cheese and chocolate are made and even have a taste for yourself. Also, you can see the town of Gruyères with it its castle, dating right back to the 13th century. With the taste of real Swiss cheese and chocolate still on your tongue, you will return to your Interlaken hotel. Day 4 Be ready at 09:00 and leave to discover Lauterbrunnen. You will see the spectacular Trummelbach Falls and Staubbach Falls, among the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. The entire village is characterized by its Swiss chalet-style buildings. After enjoying the beauty of Lauterbrunnen, your private departure to Zermatt will be ready and waiting. Day 5 The day begins in Zermatt: fantastic view of the Matterhorn, alpine purity, and wilderness! Zermatt is a place to enjoy to the fullest. The Zermatt skiing area. Day 6 Your day will begin with a panoramic train ride through the Alps by Glacier Express. You will pass through hundreds of tunnels and bridges to reach the Olympic village St. Moritz. When you reach St. Moritz, your local driver will greet you and take you to your comfortable hotel. Day 7 You will have plenty of free time in the village and the whole day to take advantage of the SPA thermal baths in Ovaverva, to regain lots of positive energy. Day 8 Your private ride will depart from St. Moritz at 09:00 to visit Heidi village. You will next discover Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein,  and the home of the royal family. You may enjoy the walking tour with its medieval Baroque and Gothic buildings and the beauty of Vaduz Castle, where the Prince of Liechtenstein resides.  After your day of discovery, you will return to Zurich.  Day 9 Your private transfer will pick you up and smoothly take you to the airport. Your holiday is over, but you’re returning home with amazing memories and a relaxed mind. We hope to see you in Switzerland again soon!

From Zurich: Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery Tour w/ Breakfast

10. From Zurich: Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery Tour w/ Breakfast

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver to take you to your comfortable hotel to rest after your flight. You will enjoy your ride to the hotel in a business-grade car or a minivan ready to check in for a little rest and relaxation. Day 2: Zurich city and lake tour - Rheinfall waterfall – Zurich The second day starts with exploring Zurich city during a walking tour, we also will take the direction to the Swiss-German border to discover Rhein fall – the biggest waterfall in Europe: enjoy the freshness of the alpine water and take the most amazing photos! Day 3: Zurich – Bern – Gruyere– Montreux The day is starting from Bern, then take a trip to the historic town of Gruyères and Montreux. You will enjoy a straight ride to Bern city, where the local guide will be waiting for you. Continuing the tour head to Gruyeres – here you will have a Gruyere cheese tasting in the local cheese factory and have the opportunity to sample the Swiss fondue. Day 4: Montreux – Lavaux– Lausanne – Geneva – Montreux We start the day by discovering the famous Lavaux region, a natural world heritage since 2007. While discovering the region, a local winemaker will organize a wine tasting where you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the wine types and try several of them. We will finalize our tour in Geneva, the world-renowned destination for watches and jewelry making. Day 5: Montreux – Interlaken We start the day to reach the train: the Golden Pass Express from Montreux to Interlaken. Enjoy your day on the train, discovering the beautiful views of the alpine landscape. Arriving at Interlaken train station, afterward, the suggested activity is Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh – mountain train to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the Alpine lakes and peaks. Day 6: Interlaken – Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch – Lauterbrunnen – Interlaken The day begins in magical Grindelwald, just a 30-minute ride from Interlaken. Stroll through this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air and laid-back atmosphere. Take the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station. This will take you to the Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. While journeying back you will take the train passing by the car-free village, Wengen, to reach Lauterbrunnen. Here is another small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. Day 7: Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich We leave Interlaken to take the Brünig pass – a mountain scenic route. At the top, you will enjoy the view of Lungern lake and the surrounding Alps, a pure wonder in Central Switzerland. Reaching Lucerne city, your local guide will welcome you to the beautiful old city and help you to explore its wonder. Your day will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Zurich. Day 8: Zurich departure It's time to get back to reality. Enjoy your transfer to Zurich Airport. We hope to see you in Switzerland again.

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What people are saying about Grossmünster

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Great. Take a city tour explaining geopolitical issues, particular things about the city, curiosities. And then stops at a few points QUICKLY for photos. Then we stopped to catch the boat and then Lindt. I highly recommend it, especially if you, like us, are going to stay in the city for a short time.

Well organized and the guide Peter very friendly, personable and pro-active even in making suggestions. experience to do especially if you have little time like us who only had 1 full day available.

The guide was excellent and helpful. This was our first tour during our trip, he helped us to understand how to get around for the rest of our trip.

Francisca was an amazing guide. She managed the tour really well.

Great experience. Do not miss this if you have time