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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 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.

Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

2. Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

Experience Zurich’s highlights and natural scenery in just half a day on this guided city tour. See the university quarter, Zürichberg area, and Limmatquai in the Old Town. Cross Lake Zurich by ferry, and ride a cable car to Felsenegg with scenic views of the snow-capped Alps. Begin by visiting the major attractions of Zurich such as 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 Zurich, 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 Zurich, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps.

Zürich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Chocolate Tasting and Traditions Tour with a Local

5. Zurich: Chocolate Tasting and Traditions Tour with a Local

Explore Zurich's chocolate production traditions and techniques on this private tour with a local guide and discover the secret to creating velvety-smooth Swiss chocolate. Join your chocolate-loving local guide for a journey of discovery of Zurich's best artisan chocolate-makers. Visit the best chocolate shops in the city and sample some of your guide's favorite varieties, including a delicious hot drink, as you learn all about the art of Swiss chocolate-making. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the chocolate shops are a treat for both the taste buds and the eye. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide and find out the best shops, attractions, and restaurants to visit during your time in Zurich in order to make the most of your visit.

Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

6. Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

Explore the city of Zurich on an exciting Segway tour (minimum age 16 years, max weight 120kg). 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 new districts like Zurich west with Viadukt, Freitagtower, Letten. 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.

Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

7. 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..

Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

8. Zurich: 6-Day Guided Tour of Switzerland with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through a guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm, which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape( optional). It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks (optional) Day 6: Zurich - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight.

Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

9. Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1 From your arrival, we will be at your disposal to take care of all your transfers. Your local driver will greet you in the arrivals hall of Zurich Airport and lead you to your vehicle to transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Your driver will meet you in the lobby, the first stop is at the center of Zurich. You will meet your local guide to see the Old Town, the Grossmunster, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. In the city of Lucerne, you will see the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Old City. After exploring Zurich and Lucerne, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Interlaken. Day 3 The day is customized to start in the Swiss Capital of Bern, to explore the Old City via a walking tour, Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse Street, and Barenplatz, the Clock Tower. At your next stop - the town of Gruyères - the homeland of Swiss cheese and chocolate, where you can see how Swiss cheese and chocolate are made and even have a taste for yourself. Also, you can see the town of Gruyères with it its castle, dating right back to the 13th century. With the taste of real Swiss cheese and chocolate still on your tongue, you will return to your Interlaken hotel. Day 4 Be ready at 09:00 and leave to discover Lauterbrunnen. You will see the spectacular Trummelbach Falls and Staubbach Falls, among the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. The entire village is characterized by its Swiss chalet-style buildings. After enjoying the beauty of Lauterbrunnen, your private departure to Zermatt will be ready and waiting. Day 5 The day begins in Zermatt: fantastic view of the Matterhorn, alpine purity, and wilderness! Zermatt is a place to enjoy to the fullest. The Zermatt skiing area. Day 6 Your day will begin with a panoramic train ride through the Alps by Glacier Express. You will pass through hundreds of tunnels and bridges to reach the Olympic village St. Moritz. When you reach St. Moritz, your local driver will greet you and take you to your comfortable hotel. Day 7 You will have plenty of free time in the village and the whole day to take advantage of the SPA thermal baths in Ovaverva, to regain lots of positive energy. Day 8 Your private ride will depart from St. Moritz at 09:00 to visit Heidi village. You will next discover Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein,  and the home of the royal family. You may enjoy the walking tour with its medieval Baroque and Gothic buildings and the beauty of Vaduz Castle, where the Prince of Liechtenstein resides.  After your day of discovery, you will return to Zurich.  Day 9 Your private transfer will pick you up and smoothly take you to the airport. Your holiday is over, but you’re returning home with amazing memories and a relaxed mind. We hope to see you in Switzerland again soon!

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What people are saying about Limmatquai

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,628 reviews

This was a very well-organized tour of the major cultural and historical highlights of the city of Zürich. The bus was easy to find and we departed promptly into the city traffic. Our guide gave excellent commentary over the course of several hours in English and Spanish. The vehicle ferry across Lake Zurich was a nice touch, as was the cablecar ascent in Adliswil. The peak boasted great views of the region complemented by a nice treat at the Felsenegg restaurant—though it was an overcast day for us. We concluded with a brief walking tour of the Altstadt.

This tour was a good opportunity to see parts of Zurich we would not have experienced on our own. Some very pretty views and it was nice to be able to get off the bus several times and walk around a bit and take photos.

My family and I were only in Zurich for a short amount of time, this bus tour was a great way to see the sights of the city in a short time span.

Francisca was an amazing guide. She managed the tour really well.

The places is beautiful. The service was exceptional!