The Great Tour of Zurich

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The Great Tour of Zurich
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See all the main sights of Switzerland's cultural capital as your motor coach takes you for a drive around Zurich. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alps on your way to visit the rose gardens, deer park and castle in the village of Rapperswil, before enjoying a boat cruise on Lake Zurich.
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
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This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center, a section of the Old Town, Fraumuenster Church from the outside, historical Limmatquai and the university district. Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps, we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'. The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.

After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Lake of Zurich (unescorted). There is a restaurant on board for your convenience. First possible boat back is scheduled to arrive at 3:25pm at Zurich Buerkliplatz Pier.

Between November and March there are no boats operating, so you return to Zurich by modern train 'Gold Coast Express' along the romantic road that follows the lake-shore.

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Departure Point

Bus Station, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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 4.88 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great tour. Guide has a wealth of knowledge and was interested with his job.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
great tour/bus driver.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2017
Nice bus ride through Zurich seeing the highlights of the city. Really enjoyed the return boat ride on the lake.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
Very good experience.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2017
Nice tour around town and then going to the small town outside of Zurich was very nice. Good guide who made the trip interesting and educational. Loved the slow boat trip back. Time to just relax and enjoy the Swiss countryside.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
This was a great way to see Zurich on day one of our trip. it gave us great ideas on where to return for the following days. The boat ride was very nice as well. Well worth it!!
• Submitted 15 Jun 2016
Our guide Peter was fun and knowledgeable, and this was a nice introduction to the city and lake area as our first day after the long overnight flight from the US. The boat ride back from Rapperswil was relaxing and scenic. Very nice and worth doing. Incidentally, we saw Peter again the next day as he was running a Jungfrau tour that was slightly different from the one we were on, and he remembered us.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2014
Great trip with a knowledgeable guide!
• Submitted 20 May 2014
A very nice tour including the boat ride back to Zurich. A pleasant, knowledgeable and even funny tour guide made the trip well worth the money. Highly recommended, especially for first time visitors to Zurich
• Submitted 21 Oct 2013
great whistle stop tour seeing parts of the old town before a short motorway drive to a beautiful town by the lake where you can stop for lunch, ice cream or a coffee. we took the boat back to zurich rather than going on to heidiland. a lovely boat ride back taking in the beautiful views.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2013
Excellent tour guide and it was a fun day. i upgraded my tour to include Heidi land and L/stein. Climbing was tough on weak kness but I enjoyed it. Good cheesecake in Rapperwill. our group was made up of people from all parts of the world. Great!
• Submitted 16 Apr 2013
What made this tour was the scenery! Zurich is sooooo beautiful! Be mindful of the boat trip back across the lake though. 2 hours is quite a long time.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2012
This tour was excellent. 100% worth the time and money.
• Submitted 29 May 2012
Great small taste of Zurich- but it was limited, as is expected from a bus cannot do Zurich truly without a walking tour. The trip to Rapperswil and the boat ride back in itself was worth it. Rapperswil was absolutely stunning though- beautiful town and rose gardens.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2011
Tour was timely . It was great except tour guid was rushing lot. Tour was well worth. Everybody should take this.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2010
Our guide was very knowledgable and made sure everyone was taken care of.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2010
My family and I were able to see a lot of "must see sights" in a short time. It was worth the long travel. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2009
This was a wonderful tour with excellent guide. It gave us a good snapshot of Zurich to encourage our own further exploring.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
It was good, both driver and tourist guide were polite, knowledgeable and courteous. We enjoyed it.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
This is an excellent tour. My wife and I have been on it twice.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2007
We decided once on the tour to upgrade to Heidiland tour. We found we would be 6 1/2 hours and dropped off at an entire location on the great tour. The brochure said it was a four hour tour. The Heideland tour was 1/2 hour longer and dropped us off about where we started. The tour was very good just we were on a time frame that got messed up because the information was not correct.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
The great tour of Zurich is very comprehensive tour, I have been to major part of the city and had 2 hours cruise on the lake Zurich, it is Si beautiful and by the end of the trip, I also had a bit time to walk to train station through the centre of the Zurich, and discovered a bit more of it.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
Totally enjoyed the tour
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily

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