Guided tour

Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 64.64 per person

Discover Zurich and its surroundings on an extended city tour. Visit the Old Town with its churches and ride on the aerial cable car for a breathtaking view over Lake Zurich and the Alps.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


3.5 hours
  • Zurich Main Station

  • Zurich (walk, bus tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Lake Zurich (ferry ride)

  • 15 minutes
  • Felsenegg

  • 20 minutes
  • Zurich Main Station

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Cross the lake with a ferry and drive along the "Gold Coast"
  • Take an aerial cable car ride to Felsenegg
  • Marvel at the view over the lake and the Alps
  • Go through Zürich's Old Town and into the nature beyond
Full description

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.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Spanish

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach, cable car, ferry

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich HB (main train station). Follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • From March 6 - April 6 2023/March 3-31 2024, the Felsenegg cable car is replaced by the Dolder cogwheel train due to maintenance work
  • Routing may have to be amended due to construction work or public events without prior notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 989 reviews

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This was a very well-organized tour of the major cultural and historical highlights of the city of Zürich. The bus was easy to find and we departed promptly into the city traffic. Our guide gave excellent commentary over the course of several hours in English and Spanish. The vehicle ferry across Lake Zurich was a nice touch, as was the cablecar ascent in Adliswil. The peak boasted great views of the region complemented by a nice treat at the Felsenegg restaurant—though it was an overcast day for us. We concluded with a brief walking tour of the Altstadt.

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January 3, 2023

The ferry ride is nothing to write home about. I'm surprised they put it as a feature. They should stop at Christmas markets in season instead of the same old places. When there is fog or snow or haze, the cable car ride is essentially pointless. Luckily on our trip the trees were blanketed in snow.

December 19, 2022

I had been to Zurich before, but only for 1 day. This tour gave me the highlights of the city that I would have missed on my own. Well worth it! Not tons of walking but enough to get you off the bus (coach) and up close to buildings and views for great pictures. The drive along Lake Zurich and seeing the “Gold Coast” and the “Silver Coast” was great! That was news to me. And the short ferry ride going from one coast to another was fun. The bus took us to catch a tram or cable car to Felsenegg. Gorgeous view from up there and a must for taking great pictures. Don’t forget to grab some hot chocolate or some gluhwein at the restaurant at Felsenegg. Once off the cable car, you do have to walk to get to the restaurant.

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December 12, 2022

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