Zurich Highlights Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old town and the Bahnhofstrasse, and pass by famous sights like St Peter's Church and Lake Zurich. Plus, ride the Dolderbahn railway to the hilly Zurichberg district! Choose either a morning or afternoon departure time to best fit your schedule. You can also upgrade your tour at the 1 pm option and add a 1-hour cruise and a visit to the Chocolate Lindt Shop!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

In just two hours, sit back and relax on a comfortable coach as your guide points out Zurich's highlights and must-see attractions.

Pass by the castle-like National Museum; the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets in the world; Zurich's famous financial district; and the Zurich opera house, home to the Zurich Opera since the late 1800s.

Make a brief stop by picturesque Lake Zurich before boarding the Dolderbahn (cog-wheel railway) to the lovely Zurichberg district with its noble five-star hotel and many superb mansions. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city, the lake, and the Alps, before moving on to the university quarter.

Look out for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, whose most famous student and the professor was Albert Einstein, and Zurich's art museum.

Next, take a picture stop in Zurich's Old town (Altstadt), which dates back to medieval times. Marvel at the patriarchal guild houses, see the famous St. Peter church with Europe's largest clock-face and admire the impressive Chagall windows on the Fraumnster, another of Zurich's popular churches. Take a scenic drive back on Limmatquai to Sihlquai, where the tour ends.

If you want more, upgrade your tour at the 1 pm option to have a lovely 1-hour cruise on the waters of Lake Zurich and a visit to the world-famous Chocolate Lindt Shop!

Please note: During the winter season (November-April) the tour may end in the Old town depending on the weather condirions. 

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Ride in cogwheel railway

Audio guide in Russian, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish

1-hour lake cruise (only at 1 pm and only if upgraded option selected)

Chocolate Lindt Shop Visit (only at 1 pm and only if upgraded tour option selected)

Entry/Admission - Dolderbahn

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability. 

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Dec-2019

    The tour could have been so much more. As the bus is going through the city the guide points out the business buildings. Banks, insurance companies, etc. There is plenty of time to tell the story of the city. They could have given some history of the city, what makes it unique compared to other European cities. The buildings shown are all "relatively" new (18th Century) though the city is more than 2000 years old. So much more story to tell.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    The local company was a pleasure to deal with. Wonderful brief introduction to the city. Boat tour doesn't operate in winter, so they substituted the ferry; cable car was out of order, so they substituted the cog railway. All done smoothly, efficiently and in good spirit. A relaxed, pleasurable afternoon.

  • 26-Nov-2019

    We showed up 15 mins late to the main station for a 1pm trip and nobody was there to assist us. Nobody called or sent an email so we took the trip time. This was a boring drive trough of the city on a bus with headphones. We spent most tome on the bus sleeping cause there was no interaction and when they did let us out, we had 5 mins at each stop and we did t even get to get out to most stops.
    I should’ve done my own tour.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    I plan this trip for my group of friends (16) and wasn’t disappointed. The bus was comfortable with a guide and it gave us a chance to quickly see Zurich enabling us to plan our remaining days and what we wanted to see. All my friends felt the same.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    I enjoyed the short tour as I only had a couple hours to do some site seeing. Daniel I thought could have done a little more talking during the tour. All and all I was happy with it.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    The guide gave minimal details.saying”this build is called...” and nothing more. The bus was packed and people were fighting over seating.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    The tour was OK. We did a lot more walking than expected (it's a bus tour) and my wife stayed on the bus because of her bad knee. If you don't stand near the tour guide during these walks, you won't hear the details of what he says.

  • 02-May-2018

    This was the worse city tour that I have gone on and I've been on many city tours including Barcelona, Madrid, Auckland, Sidney, Melbourne, Nice, Prague,...First off we started late and ended early so the tour was less than 2 hours. It was supposed to be 2 1/4 hour long. We were supposed to have a picture stop and short introduction walk in Old Town. I don't why, but the guide decided to go back to the bus station early and we did not see St Peter church with Europe's largest clock face, the Grossmunster church and the Framunster church with the famous stained glass windows by Marc Chagal. In addition the tour was in German and English. There were only 4 Germans on the bus and over 30 English speaking passengers. Half of the time we were blocks past the sight that was being discussed because the discussion was in German first. Also, our guide was more interested in talking about the rules such as getting back to the bus on time after a photo stop and asking for a tip at the end of the tour. The middle door of the bus was not opened at the end of the tour forcing everyone to exit out the front door. Neither the guide or driver assisted anyone out of the bus, but both had their hands out for tips!
    There are other companies that offer city tours in Zurich. I would not recommend this company if you are interested in a city tour of Zurich.

  • 10-Apr-2018

    The trip time is short compared to the traffic jam and the distance traveled. The time spent at Lake Zurich need to be increased.
    However the trip gives a very good overview of Zurich for one to plan separate visits later for the areas covered.
    I recommend to take this trip at the earliest possibility of your arrival to Zurich so you can plan accordingly your individual visits.

  • 20-Nov-2017

    Excellent tour. Very informative guide. Very well organised. Thank you.

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