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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.

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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 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 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 by trolleybus and tramway. While your tour ends here, your 24-hour ticket allows you to continue exploring the town like a local and make use of Zurich’s excellent public transport system.

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Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

3. 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.

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Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

4. Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

Explore Zurich with a ticket for day visitors who want to include a visit to a museum or an excursion to a local recreation area (Uetliberg-Felsenegg or Lake Zurich) on their trip. The ticket is also valid between the airport and the city center. Enjoy Zurich to the fullest and save at the same time. The principle is very simple. When you purchase a Zürich Card you save on transportation, admissions, dining, souvenirs, and more. The Zürich Card is valid for either 24 or 72 hours, and is available at a discount for children between the ages of 6 and 16. When you explore the sights of beautiful Zurich with your Zürich Card you receive great benefits and savings. Enjoy free rides on trams, buses, trains, and boats. Your card is also valid on the cableways in Zurich and the surrounding area. You get free admission to most museums in the city and delicious surprises at special restaurants in Zurich. You will reap the rewards of a 10% discount at 16 traditional and urban shops in the city, and save on souvenirs and tours offered by Zürich Tourism. When you use the Zürich Card you save as you stay and play. Don’t miss out on the unbeatable savings and perks that the Zürich Card offers.

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Zürich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. 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.

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Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

6. Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover Zurich on this culinary tour with your personal, electric Tuk-Tuk. Start at the central station and experience a journey through the unique city of Zurich. After a short stop at a gastronomic partner, the fondue "valaisanne" will be loaded onto the eTuk and your culinary journey can begin. The ride leads you through the Old Town and to the most beautiful parts of the city, where you can discover the life in Zurich with the driver through the eyes of a local. Enjoy the delicious food and get a unique insight into Zurich. The gastronomic partners attach great value on regional products. As an alcoholic beverage you are offered wine from Switzerland.

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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.

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Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

8. Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

Zip between the sights on an e-tuk tuk, then tuck into a delicious barbecue on this unique 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Zurich. Hop aboard a private electric-powered tuk tuk and drive past Zurich landmarks like the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, wind through the atmospheric Niederdorf district and admire the glamorous window displays along Bahnhofstrasse. As you glide around the city, share a tasty barbecue lunch or dinner, accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Each tuk tuk sits up to four people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. Dine on locally-sourced ingredients and wine of a selected Swiss variety.

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Zurich: Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue

9. 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.

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Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Lake Zurich

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,802 reviews

My husband and I enjoyed the tour so much. Konrad, our guide is very engaging, funny and gave us Zurich in a nutshell. We went on the 3rd week of December and was delighted to see snow/ice at the sight where we took a cable car.

The guide was patient and very thoughtful. He took very good care of me and my son. The cheese fondue was awesome and the staff in the restaurant were very warm and kind.

A very interesting tour and you get an excellent value for your money. I gladly recommend if you're visiting for the first time.

Zurich is a magnificent city with lots of things to discover

informative, beautiful views, and worth the time and money