Zurich in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
Per group up to 15
Within the span of an hour and a half, Monica was able to weave an enchanting tale about the history of Zurich. As we climbed a hill to view the city center from above and crossed bridges above a glittering, azure lake, I learned so much not only about the city's history, but also its people. Because I also mentioned that I wanted to take pictures, Monica made sure to point out some really picturesque spots and even helped take photos of me. At the end of the tour, she advised me on which Swiss chocolates were best to take home as gifts and also helped me find the right tram number to take back to my hotel. This was truly one of the best walking tours I've joined with a considerate and knowledgeable guide. P.S. Thank you for the Swiss tea! It was lovely. <3
So to start off, the food was great! I was very surprised, because the other steak I had in Geneva was not nearly as good as I was expecting. So when I had my first bite of steak it was such a pleasant surprise. The wine was also very good, I’m not a big fan of red wine, but I thoroughly enjoyed then Pinot Noir they served. The experience literally made our time in Zürich! Our driver was a blast, very friendly and knowledgeable. Took us to things catered more to what he thought we might enjoy after a little bit of conversation, and even made a quick stop so we could buy some more wine. We were very very happy with the experience and it was worth every penny!
We were a group of 11, and Monica did a great job of giving us an overview of the foundations of the city and how it developed. Hearing about important revolutions, learning about the different guilds, and seeing the model of old Zürich gave us an interesting perspective on the old ways of life compared to the commercial, financial city of today. Monica was great at answering our questions, and you could feel her passion about the city, its history, and its architecture.
These are basically two half day tours clubbed together with an hour wait between the two. The first part is the city tour of Zurich and is boring and entirely avoidable. The second part which includes the Rhine falls is amazing and a must do.
The tour of the city & the river cruise were very good. However the Lindt chocolate factory was disappointing. It was a long time to spend for one sample chocolate & the opportunity to buy chocolates you can buy anywhere in the world