Zurich Opera House

Zurich Opera House: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

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.

Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. 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 Europaallee 8 and takes you 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.  Later, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Next, explore Zurich's business and shopping district on the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible anytime, but the tour might be shortened or extended. In the end, get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

3. Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

Explore Zurich's Old Town and see the highlights of this unique town in the morning. Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue, Zurich's famous financial district and the renowned Zurich Opera House. Enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich before continuing uphill into the "Zurichberg" district with its many impressive mansions of glorious times past. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city, lake and snow-covered Alps. Cruising by the university quarter, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. Stop to take a picture with a view of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the "Grossmünster" cathedral and the "Fraumünster" church with its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. After an introduction to the Old Town, take a scenic drive back to Limmatquai to the Sihlquai coach park. After the city tour, you have around 1 hour of free time to enjoy lunch (not included) or relax. In the afternoon, a bus will drive you through a picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval Laufen Castle. Enjoy your time at the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall and one of Switzerland's major attractions. Experience unique views from the panoramic lift and see an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunge into the basin below, across a width of 150 meters. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you can feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Those seeking the ultimate adventure might take the optional boat ride into the fizzy waters below the falls (available in Summer only). Continue via Schaffhausen with its renowned Munot Fortress to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. Learn about the well-preserved old town and see the many distinctive medieval buildings such as the church, St. George's Abbey, the townhouses and the gates and towers, as well as the town hall and armory. Most of these half-timbered frame houses are made of stone with delicate wooden window frames and impress visitors with their exceptional frescoes. 

Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. 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.

Zurich: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Zurich: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour of the Landesmuseum with unique exhibits about Swiss culture and civilization! Visit Bahnhofplatz with its magnificent statue and learn about Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, a man to whom we probably owe what we are today. Photograph Lindenhof with its unique aesthetic and admire the St. Peter church, the oldest church in Zurich. Then the Zurich Town Hall awaits you with its unique mix of styles. Lake Zurich will continue your beautiful journey into the heart of the city. Admire the unique Zurich Opera House with excellent acoustics! The Grossmünster will amaze you, while the old town of Zurich with its unique alleys will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

6. Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

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 uphill to the University of Zurich. From the terraces of the main university building you'll have a fantastic view out over the city of Zurich. Finally your guide will take you to the river boat station where you'll board a boat for a ride on the Limmat River. At the end of the 25-minutes-ride, your guide will take you back to your hotel or other location within the city..

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What people are saying about Zurich Opera House

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 444 reviews

We loved our tour! We booked it the day before which was lucky on our part. The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable on the spontaneous questions we asked. We learned so much about history and present Swiss culture. The google maps directions worked perfectly and the tuktuk was easy to locate. Well worth it

A wonderful ride through Zurich together with our parents, who are 87 years old after all. Really interesting and entertaining for all ages. Thanks to our driver, who increased our love for the city of Zurich with a lot of wit and knowledge. We will be back definitely . Thank you GetYourGuide!

Our tour guide, Monique, was very jolly, accommodating. This packaged tour was excellent especially for first time tourists in Zurich!

The guide, Christina, was very knowledgeable about Zurich, and made sure that everyone stayed together during the tour of the city.

Amazing! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Zurich!