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Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 71.47 per person

Discover Zürich on a combined city tour and cruise and see why it has been consecutively named the "city with the world's best quality of life." Marvel at imposing churches, guild houses and more.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German


5 hours
  • Zurich Main Station

  • Zurich (guided tour, bus tour)

  • Lake Zurich (boat cruise)

  • Lindt Home of Chocolate (visit)

  • 20 minutes
  • Zurich Main Station

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • See the sights of Zürich aboard a comfortable bus
  • Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Zürich
  • Visit the Lindt Home of Chocolate and enjoy delicious tastings
  • Tour the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views
Full description

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and enjoy a scenic drive through the Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake, and the Alps. 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. Ride the trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zurich's public transportation system. While your tour ends here, your 24-hour ticket allows you to continue exploring the town like a local and make use of public transportation.

  • Transportation by comfortable coach
  • Fully-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Guided walk of Zürich's Old Town
  • 30-minute public boat cruise on Lake Zürich, followed by 15-minute walk to Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich (fare zones 110+150)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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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. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure with valid ID.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note the route may be amended due to construction work
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

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Good guide. Interesting information. River cruise was fine. No information, just a boat ride. Chocolate factory was fun. Our guide never established a leaving time. Several people found themselves at the chocolate factory not knowing how to get back to the start. It was odd. Make sure if you do this that you know when to meet.

September 22, 2022

We hired a tour in English and they ended up giving it in English and German, which makes the explanation longer and takes time away from your tour, since it does not allow you to move forward. Our guide gave us a tour and let us take the best photos as he took us to places with incredible views, the walking tour seemed boring but the boat tour is super relaxing and the views were the best. Arriving at the chocolate museum I ate more chocolate than I would have imagined, definitely delicious, at the end there is a shop where you can buy chocolates that you will not find in your country or limited editions.

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September 20, 2022

The tour guide is excellent and gives a nice overview of all the places we visited, he even helped us to come back via train/ tram. The tour itself is quite thorough and almost takes up entire day. The boat ride followed by the Lindt chocolate museum is the highlight of the tour and the cherry on the cake is the unlimited chocolate tasting.

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September 17, 2022

Product ID: 75865