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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.

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

3. From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Visit the incredible alpine world of Heidi on this bus day trip from Zurich. Take a walk in the Old Town in Rapperswil, have free time in the capital of Liechtenstein, and explore Maienfeld and in the summer months, Heidi’s village. Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Rapperswil. Follow your guide to the picturesque Old Town and its Medieval Castle, before having some free time explore. Continue on your journey through Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the snow-peaked Alps. Reach the pretty hills and valley scenery of the Toggenburg region. Arrive in Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. Spend some free time visiting the iconic post office to purchase some prized stamps or stop at a café to buy some coffee and snack. Travel on to Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. Head up to Heidi’s village in the summer months on a short walk that leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and a heard of goats. In the winter months, head to see the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg, which is famous for its beautiful castle. Finally, make the bus trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, which is guarded by the majestic Churfirsten mountain range.

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: E-Bike City Tour

5. Zurich: E-Bike City Tour

On hardly any other city tour can visitors discover Zurich from so many different perspectives than on this 135-minute guided e-bike tour. With your stylish e-bike, you will be able to explore much of urban Zurich without wearing yourself down. The tour travels along bike paths through the lively and high-contrast Zürich West Quarter, with its former industrial halls that now house restaurants, cafés, and galleries. A short – and thanks to the electrically generated power – effortless climb takes you up to the Rigiblick funicular, where you can enjoy a breathtaking vista over downtown Zurich. Following, the route heads back down the hill through pretty residential quarters to the lake, passing many of Zurich's main sights – including the University and the Grossmünster church – on the way. Back on level ground, continue along the picturesque shores of Lake Zurich to the landing stage at Enge Harbor. Finally, the route leads along safe bike paths through the Kasernenareal and back to the starting point at Europaallee.

Zurich: 1-Hour Must-See Express Tour

6. 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: Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue

7. Zurich: Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue

See the sights of Zürich and its surrounds on an exclusive evening coach tour, traveling in groups of no more than 16 people for a more personalized experience. Savor the flavors of Switzerland along the way, including the country’s famous chocolates and fondue. Start with a short introductory drive through the city center, getting a glimpse of the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping boulevard. Continue along the shores of Lake Zürich to the small town of Kilchberg. Visit the new Lindt Home of Chocolate, home to the world's largest free-standing chocolate fountain, and buy some souvenirs for friends and family back home. Continue to Adliswil in Zürich's rural suburbs, and take the cable car to the Felsenegg station in the Albis mountains. Enjoy panoramic views of greater Zürich, before hiking through the forest to a beautiful restaurant overlooking Lake Zürich. Enjoy sweeping views from the terrace as you are served a choice of appetizers and a typical drink. Seated at tables that are traditionally decorated, tuck into an assortment of salad bowls, followed by an outstanding, all-you-can-eat Swiss cheese fondue. Complete your gourmet experience with a homemade chocolate cake, before the drive back to central Zürich.

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

8. 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: Private Guided Segway Tour

9. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

This tour allows you to experience Zurich from a whole new perspective. From the Segway, you will observe the many facets of the city. Route highlights: Belvoir Park, Rieter Park, Bürgli Hill, Hürlimann site, Tonhalle / Congress House, National Bank, Stadthausquai, Bahnhofstrasse, Parade, Cathedral Square, Munster bridge, Limmat Quay, Bellevue, Quai-bridge, General Guisan Quai Individual requests during the tour are welcome You will also receive an extensive introduction to the use of Segways.

Zurich: 2-Hour City E-Scooter Tour

10. Zurich: 2-Hour City E-Scooter Tour

Discover Zurich and Switzerland on an e-scooter. With the Swiss-developed e-scooter, the fantastic electric-powered scooter on 3 wheels, you can explore cities and landscapes in an environmentally friendly way with minimal effort and noise. With tiltable footboard due to the special chassis technology, the e-scooter is characterized by its stability and the stabile cornering system that helps you glide easily over the ground. The e-scooter is safe to drive for everyone from 14 years and up; teenagers merely require a moped driving license (Class M). Furthermore, the S500 e-scooter can be ridden on bike paths. You can choose between a variety of attractive routes in and around Zurich. Individual group tours are offered for groups of 4 to 20 people. Zurich city and lake A perfect combination of nature and the city. See the center of Zurich and ride the e-scooter along the waterfront to Lake Zurich. Zurich West Discover the new trendy neighborhood with the e-scooter. Art, design, gastronomy, dance, culture, shopping, and architecture now stand at the forefront of the former industrial district. There haven’t been any factories for a long time but the area retains their names and lots of space to use creatively. Greifensee Explore the delightful and unspoilt gem on the outskirts of Zurich. Located by the lake of the same name, Greifensee has a lot to offer. Discover the historic center of the town, whose medieval castle is of national importance. Other e-scooter tours in and around Zurich include: - Zurich Dolder - Pfannenstiel - Zurich Airport

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 83 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.