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

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

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.

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

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

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and enjoy a scenic drive through Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake and the Alps. You'll 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. You'll 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: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Public City Segway Tour

5. Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

Explore the city of Zurich on an exciting Segway tour. Ride the modern electric scooter comfortably from one fascinating sight to the next. After a short introduction and training, you will have the Segway effortlessly under control and can set off on your fantastic city tour. See the magnificent grounds of Belvoirpark and Rieterpark with its fountain and flowerbeds. Admire the beautiful Tonhalle at the Kongresshaus and ride along Bahnhofstrasse, the most expensive shopping street in the world. See the famous Paradeplatz, the symbol of Swiss prosperity. In the old town you can admire the Stadthausquai with the fascinating town house. Cross over the Limmatquai, ride past Münsterbrücke, and see the Bauschänzli on the artificial island in the Limmat River.

Zurich: Chocolate Tasting and Traditions Walking Tour

6. Zurich: Chocolate Tasting and Traditions Walking Tour

Explore Zurich's chocolate production traditions and techniques on this private tour with a local guide and discover the secret to creating velvety-smooth Swiss chocolate. Join your chocolate-loving local guide for a journey of discovery of Zurich's best artisan chocolate-makers. Visit the best chocolate shops in the city and sample some of your guide's favorite varieties, including a delicious hot drink, as you learn all about the art of Swiss chocolate-making. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the chocolate shops are a treat for both the taste buds and the eye. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide and find out the best shops, attractions, and restaurants to visit during your time in Zurich in order to make the most of your visit.

Zürich: City Center Private Walking Tour

7. Zürich: City Center Private Walking Tour

After meeting your guide, you'll head for the Opera house using public transit. Then, continue on foot along lake Zürich to Bürkliplatz, the best place to capture the city, lake, and mountains in one photograph. Next take a short tram ride to Paradeplatz in the heart of the financial district before heading to Bahnhofstrasse for some window-shopping at some of the world's most exclusive brand stores. Footsteps away from Bahnhofstrasse, you'll arrive at the 17th century old town and walk to St. Peter's church. Then, your guide will take you to Lindenhof with its great view over the Limmat River and the Großmünster (church). You'll continue your tour to the Fraumünster (church), where Mark Chagall designed the windows, and then across the bridge to see the Großmünster, where the Protestant reformation took place in Switzerland.  Next, catch a small cable car uphill to the University of Zurich. From the terraces of the main university building you'll have a fantastic view out over the city of Zurich. Finally your guide will take you to the river boat station where you'll board a boat for a ride on the Limmat River. At the end of the 25-minutes-ride, your guide will take you back to your hotel or other location within the city..

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What people are saying about Limmatquai

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,319 reviews

Really clear meeting point, friendly staff both in the meeting kiosk and the tour guide. Informative trip including photo stops, a sightseeing trip on the coach, and also a walking tour, and then a 12 minute ferry across the lake (with the coach) and then up to a spectacular viewpoint via a cable car, with time for a light bite. Make sure you tell the waitress you are part of a tour as you have a different menu and order inside (rather than table service) Then you take the coach back to the original meeting point, taking in some more of what Zurich has to offer. Good value for money, and suitable for all ages

This tour was fabulous. The description doesn’t do it justice. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. In just a few hours you will get a great overview of Zürich and it surrounds. You will have some good ideas of what to spend more time on when you venture forth on your own. I’ve taken many tours and this is one of the best.

Great trip, very informative guide with a few jokes to keep it light. We especially enjoyed the boat trip and the Lindt factory visit. We would definitely recommend this trip.

Nice views from the high place that we visited. We were lucky because the weather was perfect.

It was very informative and the guide was very courteous