Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zürich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. 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: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

2. 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 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: eTukTuk City Tour

3. Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

Discover Zurich's highlights on this city round trip with a TukTuk. Listen to the commentary about the sights, the locals and life in the city. Start at the main station and enjoy a journey through the unique city of Zurich. Pass the Swiss National Museum, drive through Zurich's university district where Albert Einstein studied and eventually reach the stunning old town. Let your driver take you past the Kunsthaus with its incredible collection of the artworks of Augusto Giacometti before reaching the Seefeld Quartier with the opera and the Sechseläutenplatz. Explore the business and shopping district and dive into the nightlife of Zurich in the vibrant district 5.

Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover Zurich on this culinary tour with your personal, electric Tuk-Tuk. Start at the central station and experience a journey through the unique city of Zurich. After a short stop at a gastronomic partner, the fondue "valaisanne" will be loaded onto the eTuk and your culinary journey can begin. The ride leads you through the Old Town and to the most beautiful parts of the city, where you can discover the life in Zurich with the driver through the eyes of a local. Enjoy the delicious food and get a unique insight into Zurich. The gastronomic partners attach great value on regional products. As an alcoholic beverage you are offered wine from Switzerland.

Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

5. Zurich: Rhine Falls and Best of Zurich City Full-Day Tour

Marvel at Europe’s largest waterfall on a combined scenic and city tour of Zurich and the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland. Start your tour in the farming village of Marthalen. Admire its old houses, the 16th-century Munot Fortress, and pass vineyards. Visit the Rhine Falls at Laufen Castle and marvel at the landscape that dates back to the Ice Age. In summer, take an optional boat ride to the heart of the Rhine Falls and enjoy the sights from viewing platforms. Return to Zurich for a guided tour of the Old Town. See Europe’s largest clock face at St. Peter’s Church and the Swiss National Museum. Admire the Grossmünster church and the Fraumünster church with its impressive stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. After a stop at Lake Zurich, continue to the Zürichberg district to see the stately mansions of the old aristocracy. Continue to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein.

Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

6. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

This tour (minimum age 16 years on, max 120 kg) allows you to experience Zurich from a whole new perspective. From the Segway, you will observe the many facets of the city. Route highlights: Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich West district including Viadukt, Letten, Bauschänzli, Nationalmuseum, Limmatquai, Quaibridge, Stadthausquai, Münstersquare, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse, Gessner- and Europaallee, Langstrasse and much more You will also receive an extensive introduction to the use of Segways. We do not recommend this tour when same day arrival from a overseas flight (Jet-lag!)

Zurich: 2-Hour City E-Scooter Tour

7. Zurich: 2-Hour City E-Scooter Tour

Discover Zurich and Switzerland on an e-scooter. With the Swiss-developed e-scooter, the fantastic electric-powered scooter on 3 wheels, you can explore cities and landscapes in an environmentally friendly way with minimal effort and noise. With tiltable footboard due to the special chassis technology, the e-scooter is characterized by its stability and the stabile cornering system that helps you glide easily over the ground. The e-scooter is safe to drive for everyone from 14 years and up; teenagers merely require a moped driving license (Class M). Furthermore, the S500 e-scooter can be ridden on bike paths. You can choose between a variety of attractive routes in and around Zurich. Individual group tours are offered for groups of 4 to 20 people. Zurich city and lake A perfect combination of nature and the city. See the center of Zurich and ride the e-scooter along the waterfront to Lake Zurich. Zurich West Discover the new trendy neighborhood with the e-scooter. Art, design, gastronomy, dance, culture, shopping, and architecture now stand at the forefront of the former industrial district. There haven’t been any factories for a long time but the area retains their names and lots of space to use creatively. Greifensee Explore the delightful and unspoilt gem on the outskirts of Zurich. Located by the lake of the same name, Greifensee has a lot to offer. Discover the historic center of the town, whose medieval castle is of national importance. Other e-scooter tours in and around Zurich include: - Zurich Dolder - Pfannenstiel - Zurich Airport

Zürich Private Small Group Walking Tour

8. Zürich Private Small Group Walking Tour

Zürich has a cosmopolitan face with a fascinating history. You can learn about both, or whatever else interests you, on this private guided walking tour for groups of 20 or less. Whether you want a traditional stroll through the Old Town or an introduction to the up-and-coming City West district, a tour focused on architecture or a walk highlighting art, music and theater, we know the most interesting spots and would love to take you there. Day or evening. There is so much to see and do, and some sites have multi-faceted appeal like Fraumünster, a historic church that combines Gothic architecture with stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall. Let us design the perfect Zürich walk for you!

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What people are saying about Swiss National Museum

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 881 reviews

We loved our tour! We booked it the day before which was lucky on our part. The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable on the spontaneous questions we asked. We learned so much about history and present Swiss culture. The google maps directions worked perfectly and the tuktuk was easy to locate. Well worth it

A wonderful ride through Zurich together with our parents, who are 87 years old after all. Really interesting and entertaining for all ages. Thanks to our driver, who increased our love for the city of Zurich with a lot of wit and knowledge. We will be back definitely . Thank you GetYourGuide!

We did this on a long layover when our time was limited. The 2 hours was perfect and left us feeling like we got to see a lot wnd have a bit of an understanding of the city. Good tour even if you are short on time. Our tour guide was amazing, sharing so much information.

Excellent tour. Very convenient way to see the city and surroundings if you do not want to walk much. The tour guide Peter was very nice.

Amazing! Highly recommend for anyone visiting Zurich!