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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) Tours and Tickets

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Fed by clear glacial waters that flow down the Swiss Alps, the crescent-shaped Lake Zurich (Zurichsee) forms the scenic backdrop to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, which spreads along the western tip of the lake. Measuring 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length and 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) in width, this alpine lake offers an easily accessible escape to nature for those based in the city, with plenty of swimming spots, hiking routes, tranquil islands, and picturesque mountain scenery.

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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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Explore Zurich on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Climb aboard a luxury coach for a panoramic tour of top sights like the Swiss National Museum, the Zurich Opera House and the Old Town, and then take to the water for a scenic ferry crossing of Lake Zurich. Marvel at the grand architecture of Fraumünster Church and the Bahnhofstrasse and then gaze at sweeping Alpine vistas as you ride a cable car to the vertiginous Felsenegg vantage point.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.97
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$65.97

Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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See the best of Switzerland's business and cultural hub on a half-day tour of Zurich. Follow your guide to the city's top attractions, including the shopping haven of Bahnhofstrasse, the Opera House, National Museum, and charming Old Town. Tour the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views and then take a 30-minute cruise on Lake Zurich. Top off the trip with a stop at the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate, where you can marvel at the world's highest free standing chocolate fountain. After an audio-guided tour through the museum, taste as much chocolate as your heart desires before returning by coach to Sihlquai Coach Parking.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.97
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$76.97

Zurich City Tour Experience

Zurich City Tour Experience

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If you want to experience all of the outstanding things Zurich has to offer in a single sightseeing outing, this is the tour package for you. Experience the town on this unique city tour with detailed commentaries in one of eleven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi.  The air-conditioned Panorama bus takes you on a 100-minute round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s largest city. The route leads across the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center of the lake with a view of the snow-capped mountains, part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. You’ll see the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. At the two most scenic viewpoints we will make a short photo stop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.39
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$37.39

Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!
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Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!

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Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey during the summer, and a tour of the Old Town. Visit landmarks including Lindenhof and Grossmünster, gaining insight into the city’s history and culture from your local guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.19
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$92.19
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Zurich Highlights Tour

Zurich Highlights Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$37.39
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg

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Tick off three top experiences at a reduced price with a 3-in-1 Zurich package. Discover the city’s major landmarks on a walking tour, then relax your feet on a lake cruise, before riding a cable car to Felsenegg’s summit for views that reach as far as the Alps. Along the way, benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized insights.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$91.12
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Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

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Be immersed in the world of Swiss chocolatiering on this private tour in Zurich. Begin with a tour of the city’s top chocolate spots, with tasters included, then embark on a lake cruise with insights provided by your local guide. Round off your adventure with a visit to the Lindt Chocolateria to learn more about the art of chocolate making and get hands-on experience crafting your own creations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$251.92
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$251.92
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The Great Tour of Zurich

The Great Tour of Zurich

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Switzerland’s cultural capital on a half-day tour of Zurich and the quaint neighboring village of Rapperswil. With a knowledgeable guide, discover blooming rose gardens; see sweeping vistas of the snow-capped Alps; and stroll amid the verdant splendor of a deer park to see the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Marvel at the ancient castle that reigns over the village of Rapperswil and then conclude your tour with a tranquil boat ride on Lake Zurich.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.77
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The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour
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The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the best that Zurich has to offer during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as Paradeplatz, Lindenhof, St. Peter’s Church, the Roman baths, and much more. Learn about the rich history of Zurich and Switzerland from your tour guide and enjoy the panoramic views of the Old Town from the Grossmunster Church.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$53.60
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$53.60
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Are you willing to avoid the "tourist bubbles" and to discover the charm of the tiny cobblestone streets in the Old Town, to walk through the parks and pedestrian zones, to feel the smells, to hear the bells, to fill your bottle with fresh water at one of the 1200' fountains that Zurich has to offer, to enjoy the nearby nature oases and to relax on a ferry cruise? Then you're on the right page. This is the tour that offers you a good introduction to Zurich and great photo opportunities.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.68
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From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

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OFFICIAL SWITZERLAND TOURISM MEMBER | Discover the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland with Myswisspanorama - privately with an environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). HIGHLIGHTS: ● Discover beautiful hidden places and landscapes on a private day trip in Switzerland. ● Get the unique chance to be guided by a local Swiss & environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). ● Enjoy a delicious Swiss picnic in a breathtaking landscape. ● Buy Swiss chocolate in the factory shop of the Swiss premium chocolate producer Läderach If you have any wishes or needs, let us know. We try everything to make your day unforgettable.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$843.67
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Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

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Enjoy a personalized experience in Switzerland and go off the beaten track when you book this private tour from Zurich, Bern, or Lucerne. Discover hidden places you wouldn't find on your own; enjoy the knowledge of your expertly qualified environmental science guide and enjoy the views in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,821.34
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Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

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Explore Zurich at your own pace on this private scavenger tour. Simply download the app and set off through the streets in search of clues and riddles, discovering city landmarks and hidden spots as you go. Ideal for small groups of family or friends, the team-building tasks can be completed at a pace that suits you, with plenty of time for breaks and shopping stops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.37
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City e-bike tour

City e-bike tour

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The best way to discover the most beautiful corners of the city is by e-bike: long distances and unknown spots can be reached in no time. Probably on no other city tour, guests will discover as many different perspectives of Zurich as on the guided e-bike tour. Additional Information • Participation from 16 years • No driver's license required • Feasible for anyone who can ride a bicycle • At the beginning there is a short instruction to use the e-bike • Execution in any weather. If the tour is not feasible due to bad weather conditions, you will be informed by phone. • Insurance and food is the responsibility of the participants
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$42.31
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Breathtaking Private Hike with an Environmental Expert (1 day trip)

Breathtaking Private Hike with an Environmental Expert (1 day trip)

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Skip the tourist traps, go off the beaten path, and discover places in Switzerland that you'd never find on your own. This private and personalized tour from Zurich is led by an environmental-science qualified guide and takes you hiking through some of Switzerland's most majestic landscapes, from mountains to lakes and waterfalls.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$843.67
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Let's Mix Culture With Nature! Zurich Sightseeing and Hiking Tour!
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Let's Mix Culture With Nature! Zurich Sightseeing and Hiking Tour!

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Discover the best of Zurich and its surroundings during this half-day small-group excursion. Learn about Zurich’s rich history on a sightseeing tour through the city proper and see key landmarks such as Lindenhof, the Grossmunster Church, and Paradeplatz. Then escape the busy city for a hiking tour to Uetliberg Mountain where you can admire the beautiful scenery and views of Zurich.
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  • 7 hours
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$90.17
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$90.17

Alternative Detour of Zürich Old Town

Alternative Detour of Zürich Old Town

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Join our alternative walking tour through Zürich Old Town! We will discover what contrasts our city hides and discuss topics that go beyond the image of wealthy, cheese and chocolate eating Zürich. You can look forward to learning about rich medieval history as well as about current topics that influence our local community. We will introduce you to a local organisation that provides support structures to people in need. We will meet those who dedicate their time to help others, and hear eye-opening stories that enable us to see Zürich through a new lens. This is a social impact experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.53
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Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

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If you’re short on time in Zurich, get more out of a city tour and book your own personal driver-guide. You’ll go straight to the highlights of the medieval old town, find impressive vantage points over Zurich Lake, and hear historical curiosities aplenty. Ample time is included for questions and local tips for places to go, and you’ll have the flexibility to customize the itinerary, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
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$294.80
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Zurich, Einsiedeln and Rapperswil by private vehicle and boat (Private Tour)!

Zurich, Einsiedeln and Rapperswil by private vehicle and boat (Private Tour)!

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Gain a comprehensive overview of Swiss history and culture on this full-day private tour from Zurich. Benefit from your local guide’s insider knowledge as you explore Switzerland’s largest city on foot and by cruise vessel, then widen your perspective with a visit to Rapperswil and the historic Einsiedeln Abbey. Avoid hidden costs with transfers and entrance fees included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$589.60
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Visit a traditional chocolate factory in a TaxiBike: Zürich

Visit a traditional chocolate factory in a TaxiBike: Zürich

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Discover small artisan chocolate stores in the heart of Zurich, followed by a Sensory Tasting in a handcrafted chocolate factory. Only first-class cocoa beans from small producers are processed in this factory. Let yourself be surprised by local artisans with an incredible knowledge of chocolate, they will be happy to pass on their knowledge and show you how to eat chocolate in such a way that allows you to enjoy to the fullest. All aboard a TaxiBike!!!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.72
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Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise
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Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise

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Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbor. Continue along the lake, passing the Grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. Tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area. After a short glimpse of the city, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps, you drive past the Kunsthaus art museum down to the charming Old Town. After saying good-by to your tour guide, embark at Bürkliplatz on an independent scenic one-hour cruise on Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.18
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Zurich City Walk and Funicular Ride

Zurich City Walk and Funicular Ride

This experience is offered by a private local. Want to get to know the city with a local and be able to know it like the back of your hand in only one afternoon? That is possible! You will get to see the city and you will be able to discover it through the eyes of a local. By taking the tram, boat and cable car you will know how to get from A to B and even get some insider tips on how to be even faster than the Zürcher! It is not only going to be a practical experience, you will get to know more about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich. This Experience will help you make the best out of your stay in Zurich! This experience will be a public one in a group size that does not exceed 6 people so that you can really ask all your questions and get the best out of this Experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.84
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$101.84

Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

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Welcome to the Zurich City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide. Our tour offers a glimpse the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps famous Bahnhofstrasse and financial district, as well as the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein. We will also explore the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views, and the Old Town on a guided walk-through medieval alley. Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbour. Continue along the lake, passing the grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. Optional: Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on Lake Zurich with audio guide on crystal-clear Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.04
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Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

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Join us on an exciting sightseeing tour of Zurich with its beautiful surroundings and explore all the city has to offer! Our local guide will take you by bus to some of the most famous landmarks and attractions, such as Bahnhofstrasse and the financial district, the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein, and the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views. You will also enjoy a guided walk through the medieval alleys of the Old Town. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and continue with a scenic drive along the Gold Coast to Meilen and cross Lake Zurich by ferry. You'll also ride the aerial cable car to the Felsenegg viewpoint, where you'll take in breath-taking views of the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps. This is a perfect tour for anyone who wants to see the very best of Zurich!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.86
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