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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.

Zurich Highlights Exploration Game: Local Gems

4. Zurich Highlights Exploration Game: Local Gems

Discover the beautiful city of Zurich as if you were one of its residents! There is no better way to discover the old town, the historical monuments, the Limmat River, the lake, and some hidden gems only a real Zürcher know! The app offers precise directions through the city. Play at your own pace. Feel free to pause and explore your surroundings whenever you wish. After you book the game, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to play. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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 - Old Town Private Walking Tour

6. Zurich - Old Town Private Walking Tour

Start your tour by visiting the Grossmünster and hearing its tales. It is one of the most important Churches in Zurich and amongst the most famous landmarks of Zurich located in the Old Town. Built around 1100, it portrays romanesque-style. Here, you will admire the twin-towers of this magnificent Church. As we continue, you will see the picturesque Rathaus (the Town Hall). Built alongside the river Limmat, it is a historic building built towards the end of the 17th century. You will notice that the building has a blend of baroque and renaissance styles. Walk on the pedestrian street known as Niederdorf which is made of cobblestone. It has winding alleys, coffee shops, fast food restaurants and book stores along its way. It runs parallel to the Limmat river and the Limmatquai street. You will sense a medieval feel while you are here. Located in between the Limmat river and the Bahnhofstrasse street, you will walk across the Lindenhof, a public square in the historic center of Zurich. It is the site where a Roman Castle existed and is one of the places which had the earliest settlements in Zurich. From here, you will see views of the Grossmünster, the Town hall along with other buildings. Explore one of the oldest areas of Zurich, you will walk along Rennweg, the medieval road of Zurich which is now a pedestrian zone free from traffic. It is very close to the Zürich Main Station and is amongst the exclusive shopping areas of the city alongside the Bahnhofstrasse. Visit the St. Peter’s Church, located next to the site of Lindenhof hill, the site of the Roman castle. A church already existed here between the 8th and 9th century. Here, you will see one of the largest Church clock faces in Europe which spans 8.7 meters in diameter. Connecting the Zurich main railway station to the Zurich lake, you will visit the Bahnhofstrasse which is the topmost shopping street in the city and is home to more than 200 banks from all across the world. It is also known as the Swiss Wall Street, is home to the world's largest gold market and is also referred to as the most expensive shopping strip in the world. Finally, you will visit the Fraumünster, which is built on the site of an Abbey dating back to 853. Here, you will see stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall.

Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

7. 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

8. 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..

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What people are saying about Limmatquai

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,673 reviews

Zurich is absolutely amazing, no doubt about that but out guide was the highlight of the trip. The weather was not at its best as it was raining but out guide, Daniel made the day so much brighter with his sense of humor.

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.

It was wonderful trip around Zurich. Best value for money. The guide was awesome and very entertaining and helpful. Full 5*

Very satisfactory, and the tour guide skilled and professional

The places is beautiful. The service was exceptional!