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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
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From US$ 74.34 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 12 times yesterday

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

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • 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 164 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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1. Very well organized and on-time to scheduled events. 2. Leader was well-versed in information, on-the-fly as well. 3. Leader took responsibility to help everyone take the correct bus home, after providing the bus passes. 4. On the walking tours, leader picked stopping stops in the shade, which was much appreciated for those of us who are afflicted with skin issues. It was also hot outside!

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August 8, 2022

Our tour guide Elisabeth was a very approachable, polite and attentive travel companion. The city tour was described very interestingly, and a short photo stop was also planned. We had explored a small part of the old town on foot with her. Afterwards we went to the jetty, where there was still some time for a currywurst at the snack bar. We took the boat to the Lindt Choco Museum. It was a 10 minute walk from the pier. At the museum we received audio guides, Elisabeth said goodbye but offered to take the bus back to the city with her. Normally it went back with the boat. She advertised another excursion for the following day, which we decided on immediately, since it was also to take place with Elisabeth's company. Elisabeth alone was a decision for us for the tour the next day. Because once Elisabeth, always Elisabeth ;-)

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July 19, 2022

Great value. Learn a bit of history by bus, then a short waking tour of older part of city. The cruise was beautiful but our guide really put a damper on it that aspect. (Minutes after embarking, she insisted we go down below and wait for despite our stop being 2 stops & 20 minutes away. Why have a cruise as part of a tour if you won’t let your guests enjoy it?!?). The self-guided chocolate tour was excellent and we ate so many samples. Despite rude and unhelpful guide, was still a great day and value.

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July 9, 2022

Product ID: 75865