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Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

1. Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to see the highlights of Zürich, such as the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and the famous financial district. Stop at the picturesque harbor of Enge and enjoy the beautiful vistas of the crystal-clear Lake Zürich. Continue past the Zürich Opera House and go into the Zürichberg district. Admire numerous mansions that reflect the glorious past, and take in the panoramas of the lake and the snow-covered Alps before going to the university quarter. See buildings such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZürich) and the Zürich Museum of Art. Enter the Old Town to learn Zürich's history during an entertaining stroll through the medieval streets. See the patriarchal guild houses, Zürich Town Hall, and Europe's largest clock face on the Romanesque church of St. Peter. See the imposing cathedral of Grossmünster, and look at the Fraumünster church, whose stained-glass windows are by Marc Chagall. Take a 30-minute boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Zürich, then stroll along the shore to the newly-opened Lindt Home of Chocolate. See the world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain and join an audio-guided tour of the museum, followed by an unlimited chocolate tasting. Browse the gift shop before returning to Zurich Main Station by trolleybus and tramway. While your tour ends here, your 24-hour ticket allows you to continue exploring the town like a local and make use of Zurich’s excellent public transport system.

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Zurich: E-Bike City Tour

2. Zurich: E-Bike City Tour

On hardly any other city tour can visitors discover Zurich from so many different perspectives than on this 135-minute guided e-bike tour. With your stylish e-bike, you will be able to explore much of urban Zurich without wearing yourself down. The tour travels along bike paths through the lively and high-contrast Zürich West Quarter, with its former industrial halls that now house restaurants, cafés, and galleries. A short – and thanks to the electrically generated power – effortless climb takes you up to the Rigiblick funicular, where you can enjoy a breathtaking vista over downtown Zurich. Following, the route heads back down the hill through pretty residential quarters to the lake, passing many of Zurich's main sights – including the University and the Grossmünster church – on the way. Back on level ground, continue along the picturesque shores of Lake Zurich to the landing stage at Enge Harbor. Finally, the route leads along safe bike paths through the Kasernenareal and back to the starting point at Europaallee.

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Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

3. Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

Tour the efficient commercial and cultural heart of Switzerland on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich’s major attractions. See all the main sights and neighborhoods and discover hidden secrets. A personable guide will lead you through streets lined with unique stores and handsome houses. Soak up the lovely atmosphere of the Altstadt, and wander along the banks of the Limmat River and Lake Zurich. Admire stunning views of the mountains and forests in the distance, and uncover hidden city gardens and terraces. Your guide can organize the itinerary to suit, with flexible starting times and places. Should you wish, a guided tour of Zurich’s 2 cathedrals can be arranged as a highlight of the tour. Admire the Chagall stained glass windows in the Fraumünster, and learn about the Reformation in Switzerland at the large Romanesque-style Grossmünster, one of Zurich's most recognized landmarks.

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Zurich: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

4. Zurich: 2-Hour Historical Walking Tour

Discover Zurich's vibrant history with a passionate local tour guide on a walking tour. Begin your tour at the iconic Grossmünster Cathedral and embark on a journey through various time periods and their corresponding architectural styles as you discover some of the city's most important buildings. Learn more about how Zurich has changed over time and get off the beaten track as you visit churches and learn about the city's Roman past and why the locals love the Lindenhoff so much, encountering sites that a normal tour group would not visit. During the tour, benefit from the knowledge and experience of an insider local guide who will share with you insider tips and the city's best-kept secrets. Feel free to inform your guide of any particular interests or desires you may have as they will be happy to adjust the itinerary to your requirements.

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What people are saying about Grossmünster

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Excellent City tour of Zurich Monica was our Tour guide; she had a thorough knowledge of the historical aspects of the places we visited: she was an absolutely wonderful Tour Guide ! Kept us regularly informed during the entire tour Visit to Lind Home was fantastic Very pleased overall

Very nice tour! Martin was a very friendly and personable guide. On this tour you saw a lot and it was very varied. You could also nibble on a lot of chocolate in the Lindt Museum. The boat tour was a bit short, but still really nice!

We can only recommend this excursion, Andreas had a wonderful attentive guide and the time flew by. Everything was as described and thanks to Andreas everything was still like a private excursion with friends

Checklist for an enjoyable tour ; content mix, time frame, punctuality, organization, knowledgeable tour guide among others were present. A must for visitors in Zurich!

With information from this guide, I think I’ll come back to Zurich to experience a more in depth understanding of this beautiful city.