Parade Square, Zurich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

1. 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: Private eTuk-Tuk City Tour

2. Zurich: Private eTuk-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 Europaallee 8 and takes you 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.  Later, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Next, explore Zurich's business and shopping district on the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible anytime, but the tour might be shortened or extended. In the end, get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Zurich: Self-guided Dark Side of the City Audio Tour

3. Zurich: Self-guided Dark Side of the City Audio Tour

Go to Paradeplatz and plug in your headphones. Take out your smartphone and listen to the audio guide. See places, where Zurich executioners lived, and find out the salary they received. Discover the place where those accused of witchcraft were tortured, and hear about a woman who was tortured 15 times during 26 days. Go to the Fraumünster church, and listen about its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall, which depict the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Visit a monument to Hans Waldmann, executed in 1489, and learn about his life, and death in Zurich. Walk to the Water Church to learn about the brother and sister who were beheaded for their faith. See the Grossmünster, a church, which is considered to be one of the most famous landmarks in Zurich. Discover the place where guidance on how to recognize and torture a witch was available. Continue to the house of a wealthy Zurich woman who was executed for witchcraft to learn her story. Visit the former place of the pillory. Ramble to the house of a judge who worked during the peak time of the witch-hunt, and learn the story of his revenge. Learn about medieval prosecutions. See the square where the announcement of death sentences took place. Witness a memorial plate at the site where people were executed by drowning. Walk to the house where the baker who gave people their last glass of wine lived. Discover the place where those going to executions exited the city, and understand where they were burned and hanged.

Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

4. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

Experience Zurich from a whole new perspective, by gliding along the streets on a fun segway. Embark on a panoramic city tour and come across the main local landmarks. Learn how to ride a segway and head out for a scenic and relaxing sightseeing adventure. Meet your guide and receive a thorough introduction to segway-riding, with all the necessary safety instructions. Once you're feeling comfortable on your vehicle, head out to explore the city. See locations such as Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich West district including Viadukt, Letten, Bauschänzli, Nationalmuseum, Limmatquai, Quaibridge, Stadthausquai, Münstersquare, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse, Gessner- and Europaallee, and Langstrasse.

Private Zurich Tour

5. Private Zurich Tour

We will meet at a centre point in Zurich or your place of choise. During this tour, we will visit the most famous monuments and sites of the city. We will walk from the Central Railway Station to the Bahnhofstrasse street, Zurich’s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Then we continue to the Uranian Observatory, the Paradeplatz, the Fraumünster and St. Peterskirche, the oldest parish church in Zurich. From there we will go to Zurich’s Town Hall, The Grossmünster, the Wasserkirche or Water Church and one of the most important museums in Europe, the Kunsthaus. At the end of the tour, your private official tour guide will drop you off in a central place.

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 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.

Zurich: Exclusive Swiss Banking Tour with a Local

9. Zurich: Exclusive Swiss Banking Tour with a Local

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.  

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4.6 / 5

based on 528 reviews

Great tour. Very informative and helpful to understand the history and culture of Zurich. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended.

Very nice tour to get to know the city. We really enjoyed spending time with Sonia, our guide and learning really fun facts about Zurich.

Small group and on a rainy day the guide made sure we get best value for money. Good plan of the tour.

Great tour, very informative and entertaining. Even my 11 and 9 year olds enjoyed it.

A greatly informative tour with a passionate guide.