Parade Square, Zurich

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Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

1. 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 the Europaallee 8 and takes you on a journey 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. Afterwards, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Afterwards, explore Zurich's business and shopping district with the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible at any time, but the tour would have to be shortened or extended. At the end, you will get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

2. Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

Discover Zurich’s fascinating Old Town and travel back through more than 2,000 years of history. Explore the winding alleys and hear legends of the city's foundation. Walk by the remains of the Roman baths, churches with monumental towers, and medieval guild houses on this 2-hour guided walk into the past. This tour through the Old Town is a rewarding journey of discovery for both visitors and locals. Come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of amazing buildings, stories, and anecdotes. You will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city.

Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

3. Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

Explore the city of Zurich on an exciting Segway tour. 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 grounds of Belvoirpark and Rieterpark with its fountain and flowerbeds. Admire the beautiful Tonhalle at the Kongresshaus and 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.

Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

4. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

This tour allows you to experience Zurich from a whole new perspective. From the Segway, you will observe the many facets of the city. Route highlights: Belvoir Park, Rieter Park, Bürgli Hill, Hürlimann site, Tonhalle / Congress House, National Bank, Stadthausquai, Bahnhofstrasse, Parade, Cathedral Square, Munster bridge, Limmat Quay, Bellevue, Quai-bridge, General Guisan Quai Individual requests during the tour are welcome You will also receive an extensive introduction to the use of Segways.

Zurich: Exclusive 90-Minute Swiss Banking Tour

5. Zurich: Exclusive 90-Minute Swiss Banking Tour

This is a private and exclusive walking experience. During the experience, a local Swiss from Zurich will tell you all about how and why Switzerland become the world’s banking powerhouse. Starting in the early morning or evening, you will get a glimpse into the professional banking life of Switzerland, while walking through the city. Discover the beautiful and historic city of Zurich while your local tells you insider stories and anecdotes about the evolution of Zurich’s banking scene. Did you know that many of the current high-end boutiques used to be prestigious banks, on this tour you will see which ones. Join a tour that is informative, interesting and eye-opening. Everyone with an interest in Switzerland’s financial world will love this experience.  

Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

6. Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

This tour takes you on a walk through the charming medieval city center. Enjoy the view from Lindenhof hill, where the Romans and medieval kings had their castles. Discover hidden corners and quiet squares in the small alleys of the well-preserved old town. See the impressive houses of the crafts guilds that once ruled the city. Zurich's Reformer Huldrych Zwingli was one of the big three of the Protestant movement, next to Calvin and Luther. Explore the transformation of the two ancient churches from catholic to protestant belief and learn more about radical Protestants who lay the foundations of the Baptist denomination but paid a high price for their revolution within the revolution. See massive Romanesque Grossmünster with its beautiful contemporary church windows and its ancient crypt, that hosts a 15th century statue of Carl the Great. Treat your eyes with the colorful painted windows of Fraumünster church, created by famous artist Marc Chagall. Take a close look at the baroque council house and discover symbols of a proud republic of commoners within a mostly aristocratic Europe. Return to the modern-day international banking metropolis at Bahnhofstrasse - one of the most expensive shopping boulevards in the world. Mingle with the people of Zurich on a short streetcar ride and find relaxation at the shores of lake Zurich.

Zürich: City Center Private Walking Tour

7. Zürich: City Center Private Walking Tour

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 Discovery Walking Tour

8. Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

Zurich has plenty of activities that attract visitors from all over the world! Experience a stroll through the city, uncovering the secrets of Zurich through the pedestrian zone Bahnhofstrasse, which is the best area for shopping. Bahnhofstrasse is charming in itself, but during the Christmas season it becomes even more attractive with an illuminated Christmas tree surrounded by glamorous Christmas markets. Fraumunster Church is your next destination in the Old Town of Zurich, which is famous for the stained-glass windows. Then, wander through Niederdorf, the best part of the Old Town, where culture meets history, with car-free old alleys, ancient bookstores and art galleries. Whenever the walking tour ends, you can enjoy lots of internationally known museums, with over 50 museums situated in Zurich, such as the Kunsthaus museum - a must-see with a rich collection of art.

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What people are saying about Parade Square, Zurich

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 420 reviews

It started very punctually, the guide spoke very clearly and clearly. Can only be recommended to get to know Zurich from a different perspective.

This was a great tour, our driver was excellent. He explained everything as he took us around the city. Would highly recommend this tour.

Our experience was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us great tips for the city. Would recommend this to everybody.

Olivia english explanation is clear and pretty interesting.

Excellent Tour and the Guide was very informative.