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  • Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, & Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

    1. Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, & Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

    Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to 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 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 then ride uphill by cogwheel train (Dolderbahn) to a viewpoint by the 5-star Grand Dolder hotel. Take in the panoramas of the lake and snow-covered Alps before going to the university quarter. Admire 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 Eur...

    Excellent City tour of Zurich Monica was our Tour guide; she had a thorough knowledge of the historical aspects of the places we visited: she was an absolutely wonderful Tour Guide ! Kept us regularly informed during the entire tour Visit to Lind Home was fantastic Very pleased overall

  • 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, and soak up the views of the gently rolling vineyards and farming villages en route to Stein am Rhein. Upon arrival, learn about the well-preserv...

    It was amazing from the start till the end, the tour guide was so nice, he welcomed me at the meeting point, explained all required rules for Corona, drove us safely to the waterfalls and during the trip he was always giving us info about Switzerland in general and in details, we explored everything also gave us some time for ourselves to explore.. helped me taking photos and drove us back to Zurich.. it was a really nice trip and would definitely plan another one with u.. thxx

  • Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

    3. Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

    Begin your exciting journey by being greeted by your English-speaking driver-guide at the lobby of your hotel in Zurich. From there, sit back and relax in your modern vehicle whilst taking advantage of the WiFi on the board. You soon reach Interlaken – a famous tourist destination boastfully settled city in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Widely known for its beautiful critical location, this town lies between the two lakes of Thun and Brienz. For this reason, it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful mountains all around the central region of Switzerland. After spending some leisure time in the town of Interlaken, your adventure starts as you use your combined tickets for Brienzer Rothorn. Departing from Interlaken Ost, travel by boat to admire the pearls of Lake Brienz in the east side of Interlaken. As you travel, look deeply into the surrounding beauties of the authentic Swiss A...

  • Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

    4. Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

    Visit the charming old town of Lucerne on this day-long excursion. Your tour will take you over the Albispass and along Lake Lucerne, the Lake of the Four Cantons, to the town itself. There you will take a small guided tour of the most important sights in the city such as the Kapellbrücke, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the concert and congress centers. After this, you will have 6 hours to yourself, in order to explore this town, its culture and traditions, on your own. Visit the Verkehrshaus, the museum of transport and communication, or the Rosengart Museum, housing works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Lucerne, or ride on the City-Train, a road train taking you around the city in 40 minutes (April to October). The picturesque back-streets and alleyways of the old town would entice anyone into strolling down them, to explore their hidden charms. Do...

    Un tour precioso del principio al fin. Aconsejo guiarse con Google Maps para ir adonde quieran!!

  • Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

    5. Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

    Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat. Traveling through the Albispass, your tour will reach the Vierwaldstättersee, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes. The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. You'll have plenty of time to take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make you...

    excellent trip, we had perfect weather. It was a beautiful calm environment just perfect to enjoy the beauty of Rigi. A truly majical end by boat across the lake to Lucerne. a fantastic guide who took care to ensure we were comfortable with our journey and kept in touch with us while we were on our own, brilliant!

  • Zürich: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    6. Zürich: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    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 up...

  • From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

    7. From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

    Starting from Zurich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons, making your way to the charming town of Lucerne. Enjoy a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument where you can capture the beautiful views on camera. On the way into the Old Town of Lucerne, your guide will point out the most famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert & Congress Hall on a brief introductory tour. Once you have arrived in the Old Town, use your free time to wander around the city and explore its sights. In the afternoon, the newly designed Bürgenstock shuttle boat takes you on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten, before you board the legendary Bürgenstock funicular railway. Then, get a glimpse of the world of luxury at the Bürgenstock resort, which first opened its doors to th...

  • Lake Zurich 1-Hour Private Guided Boat Tour

    8. Lake Zurich 1-Hour Private Guided Boat Tour

    Explore Zurich City and the surrounding hills from the lake. On-board the classic wooden Bootsmansloep 27, relax and enjoy the beauty of Zurich. Your private boat hosts up to 9 passengers. From the boat, see all major points of view worth seeing. First, explore the Limmat, the river starting at Zurich and ending at the Rhine River. Here, see the largest Biergarten in Zurich, Bauschänzli, the Town hall, the three main churches named Fraumünster, Grossmünster and St. Peter, also the old town of Niederdorf and Oberdorf. Afterwards, the boat will pass the public boat pier at Burklipatz heading to the Marina Enge. From there, get a great view of the Zurichberg with highlights at Dolder Grand, Fifa and more. Following the shoreline until the Seerose Marina Wollishofen and famous Fischersfritz, cross the lake to Zollikon. Have a closer look at the Tinguely Sculpture and Lakeside Casino Zurich...

  • From Zurich to The Rhine Falls

    9. From Zurich to The Rhine Falls

    Your driver will meet you at a location convenient to you in Zurich. This tour will give you an opportunity to discover more of the region's sights, history and culture. First of all, you will stop at the medieval Laufen Castle (Schloss Laufen) located on a mountaintop, which overlooks the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. When you are already at the Rhine Falls, you will have the chance to take photos of the fantastic scenery from the viewing platforms and have the possibility of a summertime boat ride to the middle of Rhine Falls (from June to August only; payable direct). Already returning back to Zurich, pass through Schaffhausen, where you will have an opportunity to see the unique circular Munot Fortress. Afterwards, the group will return to Zurich, to the initial meeting point.

    Visited in winter so boats weren’t an option. Also water flow not as spectacular but was still impressive!

  • From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

    10. From Zurich: Full-Day Discover Basel & Colmar Private Tour

    On this unique journey, you will be able to visit two neighboring countries, Switzerland and France and compare them. Your driver will pick you up from any convenient location for you in Zurich and you will start your private tour to Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland. Have a walking tour to Congress Hall and the old city. Then, your driver will take you to one of your preferred museums such as Tinguely Museum, Ethnology Museum, Basel Zoological Garden or another museum according to your preferences. If you would like to have a boat trip instead, then you will be assisted in this case as well. Basel is famous for its fine chocolates and sweets, thus, you will taste some specialties before proceeding to Colmar in France. This small city showcases the lifestyle of the whole Alsace region. Surely you will be amazed by half-timbered houses dating back to 16th-century. Namely, you w...

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What people are saying about Zurich

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Excellent City tour of Zurich Monica was our Tour guide; she had a thorough knowledge of the historical aspects of the places we visited: she was an absolutely wonderful Tour Guide ! Kept us regularly informed during the entire tour Visit to Lind Home was fantastic Very pleased overall

Very nice tour! Martin was a very friendly and personable guide. On this tour you saw a lot and it was very varied. You could also nibble on a lot of chocolate in the Lindt Museum. The boat tour was a bit short, but still really nice!

We can only recommend this excursion, Andreas had a wonderful attentive guide and the time flew by. Everything was as described and thanks to Andreas everything was still like a private excursion with friends

With information from this guide, I think I’ll come back to Zurich to experience a more in depth understanding of this beautiful city.

All was G R E A T, strongly reccomend to go to top of Pilatus!!!