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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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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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English, German


  • 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
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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.

  • 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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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 129 reviews

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I really enjoyed the tour. Starting with the ease of the meeting point, right next to the Zurich HB train station. There is a counter at the place where we can inform our name and get a tour identification sticker. We went by bus to the historic center, visited some points with the guide and then took the boat to the point near Lindt. The guide took us to the Museum reception, gave us the entrance tickets and also a public transport ticket that is valid for 24 hours, explained how to return by boat or bus and made us feel free to visit the museum. I got to know the stages of chocolate manufacturing, I did several tastings showing the manufacturing processes, all at ease. And in the end, on site, there is the biggest store, with good prices. I don't know if it's always, but the guide warned that she would stay at the reception until a certain time, if anyone was afraid to return alone, they could return with her by public transport. She was very helpful and friendly!

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June 30, 2022

We did our tour with Peter! He was so helpful! It was slightly an odd tour, we started with two different groups together, on a comfy bus and drove around the city while Peter pointed things out. We stopped twice for pictures, quick stops, then got out and walked for about 15 minutes. Then some of the group left us. Then we walked to the city boat where more people left us. The boat ride was about 30 minutes and was beautiful! Then we walked a little to the chocolate tour! It was absolutely amazing! (We all felt a light sick from all the free chocolate samples). It was very interesting and a fun experience! At the end we took a bus, and Peter helped us all get to our final destination! He recommended a delicious traditional restaurant, gave us directions there and then to our hotel! He really went above and beyond for everyone!

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June 17, 2022

I would recommend this tour. Peter did a wonderful job. The time went by quickly and it was a very good intro to Zurich. We only had one day in the city so this was a good way to see a lot in half a day. Ways to perhaps improve the tour would be to to have tours at times that offer one language. For example if the tour was all done in just “English” it would give the tour guide more time to talk about the sights and perhaps give a little bit more history and interesting facts most people do not know about.

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June 14, 2022

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