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Parade Square, Zurich

Parade Square, Zurich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

1. Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Discover the highlights of Zurich on a city tour in a tuk-tuk, while listening to the eTuk driver's stories about the sights, the inhabitants and life in the city. The city tour starts at Europaallee 8 and takes you through Zurich. Passing the Landesmuseum, you will travel to Zurich's university quarter, where Albert Einstein studied, and continue to the beautiful old town: the Niederdorf.  Later, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Next, explore Zurich's business and shopping district on the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible anytime, but the tour might be shortened or extended. In the end, get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

2. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

Experience Zurich from a whole new perspective, by gliding along the streets on a fun segway. Embark on a panoramic city tour and come across the main local landmarks. Learn how to ride a segway and head out for a scenic and relaxing sightseeing adventure. Meet your guide and receive a thorough introduction to segway-riding, with all the necessary safety instructions. Once you're feeling comfortable on your vehicle, head out to explore the city. See locations such as Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich West district including Viadukt, Letten, Bauschänzli, Nationalmuseum, Limmatquai, Quaibridge, Stadthausquai, Münstersquare, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse, Gessner- and Europaallee, and Langstrasse.

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

3. Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

Discover Zurich’s fascinating Old Town and travel back through more than 2,000 years of history. Explore the winding alleys and hear legends of the city's foundation. Walk by the remains of the Roman baths, churches with monumental towers, and medieval guild houses on this 2-hour guided walk into the past. This tour through the Old Town is a rewarding journey of discovery for both visitors and locals. Come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of amazing buildings, stories, and anecdotes. You will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city.

Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

4. Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

Zurich has plenty of activities that attract visitors from all over the world! Experience a stroll through the city, uncovering the secrets of Zurich through the pedestrian zone Bahnhofstrasse, which is the best area for shopping. Bahnhofstrasse is charming in itself, but during the Christmas season it becomes even more attractive with an illuminated Christmas tree surrounded by glamorous Christmas markets. Fraumunster Church is your next destination in the Old Town of Zurich, which is famous for the stained-glass windows. Then, wander through Niederdorf, the best part of the Old Town, where culture meets history, with car-free old alleys, ancient bookstores and art galleries. Whenever the walking tour ends, you can enjoy lots of internationally known museums, with over 50 museums situated in Zurich, such as the Kunsthaus museum - a must-see with a rich collection of art.

Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

5. Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

Explore the city of Zurich on an exciting Segway tour (minimum age 16 years, max weight 120kg). Ride the modern electric scooter comfortably from one fascinating sight to the next. After a short introduction and training, you will have the Segway effortlessly under control and can set off on your fantastic city tour. See the magnificent new districts like Zurich west with Viadukt, Freitagtower, Letten. Ride along Bahnhofstrasse, the most expensive shopping street in the world. See the famous Paradeplatz, the symbol of Swiss prosperity. In the old town you can admire the Stadthausquai with the fascinating town house. Cross over the Limmatquai, ride past Münsterbrücke, and see the Bauschänzli on the artificial island in the Limmat River.

Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

6. Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

After meeting your guide, you'll head for the Opera house using public transit. Then, continue on foot along lake Zürich to Bürkliplatz, the best place to capture the city, lake, and mountains in one photograph. Next take a short tram ride to Paradeplatz in the heart of the financial district before heading to Bahnhofstrasse for some window-shopping at some of the world's most exclusive brand stores. Footsteps away from Bahnhofstrasse, you'll arrive at the 17th century old town and walk to St. Peter's church. Then, your guide will take you to Lindenhof with its great view over the Limmat River and the Großmünster (church). You'll continue your tour to the Fraumünster (church), where Mark Chagall designed the windows, and then across the bridge to see the Großmünster, where the Protestant reformation took place in Switzerland.  Next, catch a small cable car uphill to the University of Zurich. From the terraces of the main university building you'll have a fantastic view out over the city of Zurich. Finally your guide will take you to the river boat station where you'll board a boat for a ride on the Limmat River. At the end of the 25-minutes-ride, your guide will take you back to your hotel or other location within the city..

My Scenic Switzerland I 6-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

7. My Scenic Switzerland I 6-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through our guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings and so on. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape. It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks. Day 6: Zurich city - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight home. Switzerland Tour will look forward to seeing you again shortly to discover other parts of this heavenly country together.

Zurich: Exclusive Swiss Banking Tour with a Local

8. Zurich: Exclusive Swiss Banking Tour with a Local

This is a private and exclusive walking experience. During the experience, a local Swiss from Zurich will tell you all about how and why Switzerland become the world’s banking powerhouse. Starting in the early morning or evening, you will get a glimpse into the professional banking life of Switzerland, while walking through the city. Discover the beautiful and historic city of Zurich while your local tells you insider stories and anecdotes about the evolution of Zurich’s banking scene. Did you know that many of the current high-end boutiques used to be prestigious banks, on this tour you will see which ones. Join a tour that is informative, interesting and eye-opening. Everyone with an interest in Switzerland’s financial world will love this experience.  

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What people are saying about Parade Square, Zurich

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 516 reviews

Great tour. Very informative and helpful to understand the history and culture of Zurich. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended.

Very nice tour to get to know the city. We really enjoyed spending time with Sonia, our guide and learning really fun facts about Zurich.

Small group and on a rainy day the guide made sure we get best value for money. Good plan of the tour.

Great tour, very informative and entertaining. Even my 11 and 9 year olds enjoyed it.

A greatly informative tour with a passionate guide.