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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.

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

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

Experience Zurich’s highlights and natural scenery in just half a day on this guided city tour. See the university quarter, Zürichberg area, and Limmatquai in the Old Town. Cross Lake Zurich by ferry, and ride a cable car to Felsenegg with scenic views of the snow-capped Alps. Begin by visiting the major attractions of Zurich such as 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 Zurich, 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 Zurich, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps.

Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

3. Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

See Zurich's top attractions on a three-in-one city highlights tour. Explore the city by bus to get an overview of the various districts. Embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Discover the city and its beautiful surroundings from the water during an audio-guided boat trip on Lake Zurich. Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse, and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbor. Continue along the lake, passing the Opera House and the university district with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zurich. Tour distinguished neighborhoods with stately mansions from glorious times past. Picture living by the popular Zürichberg recreational area. After enjoying a short glimpse of the city, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps, drive past the Kunsthaus art museum down to the charming Old Town for your walking tour. Take in guild houses, churches, historic squares, and hidden gems as you listen to your guide's numerous anecdotes about Zurich. Then, say goodbye to your tour guide and take a short stroll along the picturesque Limmat to nearby Bürkliplatz. Embark on a scenic one-hour cruise on Lake Zurich, past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos. Enjoy stunning views of the Swiss city and the Alps from the water. Sit back and relax as you listen to compelling stories about the history of the city, the lake, and the surrounding mountains via an audio guide app on your own device before ending the tour back at Bürkliplatz.

Zürich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. Zürich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

Experience the unique city of Zürich on this exciting bus tour. See landmarks, such as the gorgeous Old Town and the Swiss National Museum, built in the style of a Renaissance chateau. Visit the Münsterhof square and adjacent guild houses on a short walk through the old town with your guide. See St. Peter's Church, which boasts the largest clock face in Europe, and learn something about the Fraumünster church's exciting history and architecture. Tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from another time and admire the popular Zürichberg recreational area. A further tour highlight is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world. Its most famous student was none other than Albert Einstein.

Zurich: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

5. Zurich: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

Discover Zurich in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city of Zurich, during this 60-minute walking experience. During your walk in the beautiful city of Zurich you will learn all about the local lifestyle and trends as well as get insider tips about cafes, restaurants and bars to visit, plus how to make the most of the city’s nightlife. Walking through the old, narrow, cobblestone streets, discover the city’s perfect blend of contemporary and historical architecture. Learn about the history and culture of the city from a local who loves their city and wants you to love it too! Your journey will start in front of the “Rathaus” town hall building, Limmatquai 55, Zürich.

Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

6. Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

Zurich has plenty of activities that attract visitors from all over the world! Experience a stroll through the city, uncovering the secrets of Zurich through the pedestrian zone Bahnhofstrasse, which is the best area for shopping. Bahnhofstrasse is charming in itself, but during the Christmas season it becomes even more attractive with an illuminated Christmas tree surrounded by glamorous Christmas markets. Fraumunster Church is your next destination in the Old Town of Zurich, which is famous for the stained-glass windows. Then, wander through Niederdorf, the best part of the Old Town, where culture meets history, with car-free old alleys, ancient bookstores and art galleries. Whenever the walking tour ends, you can enjoy lots of internationally known museums, with over 50 museums situated in Zurich, such as the Kunsthaus museum - a must-see with a rich collection of art.

Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

7. Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

This tour takes you on a walk through the charming medieval city center. Enjoy the view from Lindenhof hill, where the Romans and medieval kings had their castles. Discover hidden corners and quiet squares in the small alleys of the well-preserved old town. See the impressive houses of the crafts guilds that once ruled the city. Zurich's Reformer Huldrych Zwingli was one of the big three of the Protestant movement, next to Calvin and Luther. Explore the transformation of the two ancient churches from catholic to protestant belief and learn more about radical Protestants who lay the foundations of the Baptist denomination but paid a high price for their revolution within the revolution. See massive Romanesque Grossmünster with its beautiful contemporary church windows and its ancient crypt, that hosts a 15th century statue of Carl the Great. Treat your eyes with the colorful painted windows of Fraumünster church, created by famous artist Marc Chagall. Take a close look at the baroque council house and discover symbols of a proud republic of commoners within a mostly aristocratic Europe. Return to the modern-day international banking metropolis at Bahnhofstrasse - one of the most expensive shopping boulevards in the world. Mingle with the people of Zurich on a short streetcar ride and find relaxation at the shores of lake Zurich.

Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Lake Zurich

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The experience was amazing, definitely a worth while way to spend the day. Verena is an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and welcoming, would definitely recommend this experience to anyone.

It was so fun that I forgot my bag on the bus! Our hosts were super accommodating and waited for me to come back, about 5 minutes later. Thank you!!!

Our Guide was great, informative, and flexible. The tour was a great way to see a lot of Zurich in a short period of time.

Highly recommend. If you are limited on time this tour will give you a good overview of the city.

Great tour. Worth the money. Me and my wife enjoyed very much.