Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights
from AUD $602.09
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Get to know Zurich on a 2-hour or 4-hour private tour by minivan. This comprehensive sightseeing tour offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your interests. With your expert local guide, discover the city’s history while seeing top Zurich attractions including Old Town (Altstadt), the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where Albert Einstein taught. Explore vibrant cultural centers, view impressive landmarks such as the Lindenhof and Swiss National Museum, and, depending on which tour you choose, ride a cogwheel railway or soak up views of the snow-covered Alps on an aerial cable car, take a ferry ride on Lake Zurich, and drive along the Gold Coast.
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In Brief

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Overview
Important InfoInfo
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You’ll be picked up from your Zurich hotel at your selected departure time for your choice of a 2-hour or 4-hour private sightseeing tour by minivan. Before your tour begins, your expert local guide will give an overview of what you'll see, giving you the chance to amend the itinerary according to your preferences. Below is a sample itinerary.

Throughout your tour, your guide will offer interesting commentary about the sights you see, making for a more meaningful, immersive experience. By the time your tour ends back at your hotel, you’ll discover why Zurich is ranked one of the world’s top 25 cities with the highest quality of life!

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Ride on the cogwheel railway (2-hour tour)
  • Ride on the aerial cable car (4-hour tour)
  • Ferry ride on Lake Zurich (4-hour tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Zurich
  • Entry/Admission - Dolderbahn

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

2-Hour Tour:Start with a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Then, make your way to the Limmatquai, a vibrant, historical shopping, dining and hotel area with many interesting buildings dating from the days of the rich Guilds that governed Zurich until 1789.

In Old Town (Altstadt), view the Lindenhof, the historical site of a Roman castle situated on a hillside, from where you can get great views of Old Town during own exploration later. Head to St Peter, one of the four main churches in Old Town whose clock face is the largest in all of Europe. Admire the castle-like Swiss National Museum, visit the Zünfte guilded houses and the Zurich Opera House, and stop at Lake Zurich for photo ops.

The 2-hour tour includes a ride on the cogwheel railway (Dolderbahn). Travel uphill to the Zurichberg district, where you’ll marvel at superb mansions and the renovated five-star Grand Hotel Dolder.

See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, whose most famous former student and professor is Albert Einstein. Finally, stop at Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster) to admire and learn about the world-famous Chagall Windows, created by famous artist Marc Chagall. These beautiful stained-glass windows bathe the chapel in a rainbow of light.

4-Hour TourThis tour combines Zurich’s culture and natural beauty. Similar to the 2-hour tour, you'll see major attractions including Old Town, St Peter church, the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the Zünfte guilded houses. Make a photo stop at Enge Harbor to enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Zurich, the city and the surrounding hills, and then visit Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster) to admire and learn about the famous Chagall Windows.

Your journey continues to Adliswil for a ride on an aerial cable car, affording incredible panoramic vistas of the city, Lake Zurich and the snow-covered Alps. Disembark at Felsenegg, a vantage point offering sweeping city views.This experience is highly recommended!

Finally, take a 10-minute ferry ride across Lake Zurich. When you reach the shore, you’ll take a drive back to Zurich along the stunning Gold Coast, a prosperous region on the northeastern shore of the lake that’s graced by the warm yellow light of the evening sun.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 21 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The tour can be tailored to your wishes. Please list any special interests in the 'special requirements' field on booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.33 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Monika was a great guide who showed me a lot of Zurich on the one day I had in the city. She was very knowledgeable and really flexible in quickly understanding what I was interested in and tailoring the day to that
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Even when the Spring Festival was ongoing our good guide Beàt was able to tour us around Zurich and see the churches and outskirts, took a ferry across Lake Zurich and we were able to ride the cable car to see the panoramic view of Zurich. We saw the Dolder Grand hotel where royalty and presidents stay, the Opera house, Universities and stopped to see the ongoing parade. Zurich is a lovely city and trams make it easy to go around. Having a hotel in the Old Town makes it easy to see the attractions because theyre nearby
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
I LOVED THE VIEW IT WAS FANTASTIC AND AWESOME.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2017
Frank was an excellent guide. Punctual and very informative. The van was also very nice. I would recommend highly!!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
The tour was fantastic and very informative! Our guide was extremely patient, spoke very good English and did a great job!
• Submitted 29 Sep 2015
Heintz our tour guide was truly amazing, best tour we have ever been on Worth every Aussie dollar we spent If you go to Zurich you should do the tour Excellent! Thanks Susan and Lex.
• Submitted 08 May 2015
It was perfect, Keller was a joy to be with, very knowledgeable and wanted us to understand the history of Zurich and Switzerland.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2013
We really enjoyed the tour. We were able to see a lot of Zurich and the beautiful surrounding area and really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job of relaying the information.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
we really enoy the guide, he explain every thing really well!!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Excellent tour just the 4 on a private tour and the guide was excellent
• Submitted 27 Jun 2014
This was a fantastic private tour definitely the best way to do a tour! My friends and I had a wonderful tour guide, Heinz, a perfect gentleman who was very polite and had plenty of patience as he showed three senior ladies around his lovely city. He even was willing to wait whilst we did a little souvenir shopping. We were unable to do the cable car ride due circumstances beyond his control but the cog wheel train ride was a unique experience and thoroughly enjoyable'. Jean one of three happy customers. Rate 10 out 10
• Submitted 18 Apr 2014
Seriously over priced....would not recommend it
• Submitted 24 Aug 2015

In Brief

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

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