Zurich Highlights Tour

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Zurich Highlights Tour
from £29.99
See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old Town and the Bahnhofstrasse, and pass by famous sights like St Peter's Church and Lake Zurich. Plus, ride the Dolderbahn railway to the hilly Zurichberg district! Choose either a morning or afternoon departure time to best fit your schedule.

Upgrade your tour at the 1pm option and add an 1-hour cruise and a visit to the Chocolate Lindt Shop!
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In Brief

Zürich, Switzerland
2 hours 15 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Landesmuseum, Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

Pass by the castle-like National Museum.

Pass By: Bahnhofstrasse, Runs North-South West of Limmat River, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

From the coach you'll be able to see the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets in the world.

Pass By: Opernhaus Zurich, Falkenstrasse 1 Nearest station: Zürich Stadelhofen, Zurich 8008 Switzerland

You'll see the Zurich Opera House, home to the opera since the late 1800s.

Stop At: Lake Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

Make a brief stop by picturesque Lake Zurich before boarding the Dolderbahn (cog-wheel railway) to the lovely Zurichberg district with its noble five-star hotel and many superb mansions.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Dolderbahn, Romerhof, Zurich 8032 Switzerland

Enjoy the breathtaking views to the city, the lake and the Alps, before moving on to the university quarter. Look out for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, whose most famous student and professor was Albert Einstein, and Zurich's art museum.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Town, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

Next, take a picture stop in Zurich's Old Town (Altstadt), which dates back to medieval time. Marvel at the patriarchal guild houses, see the famous St. Peter church with Europe's largest clock-face and admire the impressive Chagall windows on the Fraumünster, another of Zurich's popular churches. Take a scenic drive back on Limmatquai to Sihlquai, where the tour ends.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Lake Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

If you want more, upgrade your tour at the 1pm option to have a lovely 1-hour cruise on the waters of Lake Zurich and a visit to the world-famous Chocolate Lindt Shop!

Please note: During winter season (November-April) the tour may end in the Old Town.


  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ride in cogwheel railway
  • Audio guide in Russian, Chinese, Japanese or Spanish
  • 1-hour lake cruise (only at 1pm and only if upgraded option selected)
  • Chocolate Lindt Shop Visit (only at 1pm and only if upgraded tour option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Dolderbahn


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The local company was a pleasure to deal with. Wonderful brief introduction to the city. Boat tour doesn't operate in winter, so they substituted the ferry; cable car was out of order, so they substituted the cog railway. All done smoothly, efficiently and in good spirit. A relaxed, pleasurable afternoon.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
Excellent tour. Very informative guide. Very well organised. Thank you.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Great tour of Zurich!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
Evelyn is a jewel as a tour guide. One could tell that the insights she has is through many years of experience. Thank you Evelyn for making me learn about Zurich.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
The tour gave us the opportunity to get an overview of the entire town in a short amount of time. Our guide gave us great commentary during the ride of many important sites with great photo ops . We were also able to stop and get out a few times during the tour. Once we stopped at the shores of Lake Geneva, another included a funicular ride to a vantage point overlooking the town, and the last stop was a walking tour of the Old Town. We would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
There was do much I learned in such a short period of time. Zurich is such a quaint and charming city. The two and and half hour tour was all I need to get a feel for Zurich and to find my way by foot once the tour was over. The tour guide was extremely knowledge and courteous.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
Excellent guide with clear and amusing anecdotes. Good balance of coach tour and walking in this 2-3 hr tour.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
Very thorough and educational! I recommend this adventure. It was very hot the day we went last week and on that day, having Air conditionaing on the bus would have been beneficial. But VERY GOOD TOUR and great guide. Took his recommendation for a local restaurant for dinner and it was also terrific!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Informative and right length.
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
Great tour. Enjoyed it immensely.
• Submitted 27 May 2017
Tour was well worth it.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2017
This is a nice tour to familiarize yourself and get your bearings of Zurich. Recommend to book this tour as one of your first tours as it will provide you with additional tips and help with your stay in Zurich. The tour guide Marcel was pleasant and very informative.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2017
Lovely scenery, very experienced tour guide. A must, in all that matters.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 07 May 2016
good tour...a bit better than the Trolley Experience.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2016
Great tour and great guide! We loved it!
• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
Absolutely super...
• Submitted 12 Jul 2015
A great way to see zurich if you have only a short time in the city. We saw sites we would not have seen otherwise...
• Submitted 04 Sep 2014
Loved it! We only had one day in Zurich and we booked a half day tour which was perfect. It took us into the Beverly Hills of Zurich which we wouldn't have seen if we didn't do this tour. Conveniently located to our hotel (across the street).
• Submitted 31 Jan 2014
It was great , short, well organized tour and the lady guide were amazing
• Submitted 28 Oct 2013
We like to get to know the area soon after we arrived Zurich and it's a wonderful way of doing this.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2013
This was an excellent way to see Zurich,and the Guide was very knowledgable. We went on the afternoon trip,but with hindsight as it stops at the old quarter,the morning would be best so you can walk around the old town better.They do take you back to the starting point if you want.Very good value for money.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2013
We enjoyed the trip on Zurich sightseeing and old industrial warehouses.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2013

In Brief

Zürich, Switzerland
2 hours 15 minutes

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