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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

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 Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

2. From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Depart Zürich and journey towards the Swiss/German border of northern Switzerland. Travel through a beautiful wine-growing region of charming farming villages and picturesque landscapes en route to Laufen. See the splendid medieval castle of Schloss Laufen and the mighty Rhine Falls and experience Europe's biggest waterfall. Get unique views from the panoramic lift and discover what it looks like when an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunges into the basin below. Next, take the Belvedere Trail to a viewing platform right above the falls. Feel the rumbling waters beneath you. If you are feeling adventurous, take the optional boat ride and experience the falls from below. Continue via Schaffhausen with its famous Munot Fortress. Soak up the views of the gently rolling vineyards and farming villages en route to Stein am Rhein. Upon arrival, learn about the well-preserved old town during a stroll. See distinctive medieval buildings such as the church and former monastery of St. George's Abbey. Look at the half-timber frame townhouses, along with the city gates and towers, the Town Hall, and the Armory. Admire the delicate wooden window frames of many of the buildings and marvel at their exceptional frescoes.

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: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

5. Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Discover the highlights of Zurich on a city tour in a tuk-tuk, while listening to the eTuk driver's stories about the sights, the inhabitants and life in the city. The city tour starts at the Europaallee 8 and takes you on a journey through Zurich. Passing the Landesmuseum, you will travel to Zurich's university quarter, where Albert Einstein studied, and continue to the beautiful old town: the Niederdorf. Afterwards, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Afterwards, explore Zurich's business and shopping district with the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible at any time, but the tour would have to be shortened or extended. At the end, you will get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Zurich: Private Tour with a Local Guide

6. Zurich: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Zurich with a friendly local guide who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your visit. Choose from 2 to 6-hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

7. Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

Discover Zurich's highlights on this city round trip with a TukTuk. Listen to the commentary about the sights, the locals and life in the city. Start at the main station and enjoy a journey through the unique city of Zurich. Pass the Swiss National Museum, drive through Zurich's university district where Albert Einstein studied and eventually reach the stunning old town. Let your driver take you past the Kunsthaus with its incredible collection of the artworks of Augusto Giacometti before reaching the Seefeld Quartier with the opera and the Sechseläutenplatz. Explore the business and shopping district and dive into the nightlife of Zurich in the vibrant district 5.

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

8. Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

As you travel towards the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland on this coach trip, you’ll pass through the charming farming village of Marthalen, with its traditional frame houses. You’ll also see the 16th-century Munot Fortress and the area’s renowned vineyards. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the sight of the Rhine Falls. This natural feature is located on the Upper Rhine River and has been around since the Ice Age. During the summer you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the falls, at the heart of the cascading waters, and enjoy the magnificent spectacle from the viewing platforms. Alternatively, you can enjoy a leisurely hour on the banks of the river. The return journey takes you over the border to southern Germany for a short stretch. Back in Zurich, you’ll be dropped off in the city center. A multi-lingual guide leads the excursion. The tour is a great way to start or end your vacation.

Zurich Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

9. Zurich Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Zurich. Download the app onto your phone and explore Zurich at your own pace. Use the app and integrated maps to find your way to some of the top attractions of the city. Solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time. Learn interesting information about the city and the attractions and you can start playing any time. Visit the Landesmuseum, Bahnhofstrasse, Lindenhof Hill, St. Peter Kirche, Town Hall, Burkliplatz, Zurich Lake, Operahouse, Grossmünster, Old town, and more.

From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

10. From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich or Lucerne. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley. See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like. Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare. Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping. Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese. Stop at the Emmentaler show dairy for the highlight of the day. Tour the show dairy on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting only an arm's length away from the master cheesemaker's workplace. Take a picture stop with amazing views over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After, drive back with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.

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What people are saying about Zurich

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 543 reviews

I enjoyed every moment of this trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The driver drove us safely to and from the place. The coach was air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable. I had a great time at the Rhine Falls and recommend taking the boat ride (costs 10CHF). We went through Germany on the way back to the meeting point. Though we were told to bring our passports, we didn't need to present/show them. All in all, it was an awesome tour. Here's a short video of my time at Rhine Falls. https://youtube.com/shorts/_S7n59CHe5c?feature=share

A very knowledgeable guide and the tour was very informative. Was able to Annie’ achieve a historical perspective as well as a location perspective.

Very Nice experience! Must see place and tour/ tour guide were helpful in starting the switzerland experience

Both my Husband and I had. A great experience. We would highly recommend this tour.

Ideal opportunities to get an overview of the beautiful city center!