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Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 44.83 per person

Combine a sightseeing tour of Switzerland's largest city with a cruise on Lake Zurich. Get an overview of the city by bus, explore the Old Town on foot, and discover the city's highlights by boat.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide included
English, German


  • Catch a glimpse of the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the financial district
  • Follow in the footsteps of alumni Albert Einstein in the university district
  • Visit the hilltop Zurichberg district and marvel at its unparalleled views
  • Explore medieval alleys in the historic heart of the city on a guided walk
  • Learn more about the city on a peaceful cruise on crystal-clear Lake Zurich
Full description

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.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Bus tour of Zurich with a multilingual guide
  • Guided walking tour of the Old Town
  • Audio-guided cruise on Lake Zurich (via app)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meet your driver and board the bus at Best of Switzerland Tours AG in Sihlquai Coach Parking From the main train station, follow platform 18 (the last platform on street level) until the road turns to the right. Follow the road for 50 meters to the Sihlquai Coach Parking just opposite Starbucks By public transport take tram 4/6/13 to the stop called “Sihlquai/HB”

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The route may have to be amended due to construction work or public events without prior notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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It was very badly organized at the beginning. Therefore, the departure was delayed by about 15 minutes, which had to be compensated for. Always pointed out that we had to hurry and that there was no time. end disorganized. You were on your own and had to find your own way. The value for money wasn't right. Too expensive!

September 18, 2022

Bus tour was very good. Our guide was funny and informative. The walking tour was quick and I think it could have been longer. The cruise was not a cruise. More of a floating bus making stops. It picks up and drops off passengers around the lake. There wasn’t any explanation of what we were seeing.

July 29, 2022

September 10, 2022

Product ID: 408971