Canton Zurich
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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 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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From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

2. From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

Journey to Mount Pilatus – a mystical, white-winter paradise – and enjoy lunch at a cosy restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Swiss Alps and the city of Lucerne. From Zürich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. See the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the old town before continuing to Kriens. Take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to the summit of Mt. Pilatus (7000ft / 2132m). At the peak, a mystical, white-winter paradise awaits you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes! Warm up in the self-service restaurant Bellevue on top of Mt. Pilatus with a lunch voucher (worth CHF 20) of your choice. According to the legend, kind dragons used to inhabit this mountain! Discover the Dragon Path and enjoy the spectacular alpine panorama.

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Zurich: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour incl. Boat and Funicular Ride

3. Zurich: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour incl. Boat and Funicular Ride

Meet your private local guide in front of the Rathaus, then set out on a 1.5-hour walking tour that will leave you feeling like a local resident! In just one afternoon, get to know the city with and like a local, and feel confident in your ability to get from A to B all by yourself. During the tour, walk through old, narrow, and cobblestone streets to discover the city’s beautiful blend of contemporary and historical architecture. Learn about the history, culture, and lifestyles of the city from your local guide who loves his city and wants you to love it too. Included in the tour is a tram and boat ride, as well as a funicular ride up to the terrace of the ETH, Zurich’s famous university. From here, admire magnificent views across the city and learn about the iconic landmarks that decorate the skyline. By the end of the tour, you’ll know the city like the back of your hand, armed with plenty of tips and recommendations to enhance your stay in the Swiss capital.

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Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

4. Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the dramatic landscapes of central Switzerland on a 2-day tour of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis from Zurich. Day 1: Mt. Pilatus Relax on the scenic bus journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Take a short city tour on arrival to marvel at landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge before enjoying some time to explore the Old Town on your own. Continue to Kriens to ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne await. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a 3-course seasonal dinner at one of the resort's restaurants. Day 2: Mt. Titlis Descend Mt. Pilatus by cable car after breakfast, and catch the public bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Meet your guide on arrival for the scenic bus drive to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis. Gaze in awe at the deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders of the glacier on board the revolving cable car. Soak up the panoramic vistas at the top of Mt. Titlis as you enjoy lunch on the sun terrace of one of the restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Ice Grotto or ride the Ice Flyer close to the crevasses, discover Europe’s highest suspension bridge in the Glacier Park and more. Return to Lucerne to continue to Zurich, where your adventure ends.

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What people are saying about Canton Zurich

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 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

Wonderful! Well paced, organized and informative. Peter was easy to follow, thoughtful and funny. Even better than I expected. And of course the mountain was AMAZING!!!

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