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Old Town (Altstadt)

The historic heart of Zurich, the Altstadt, or Old Town, remains the most atmospheric part of the city, with its striking 19th century buildings and winding cobblestone lanes hosting an array of modern cafes, shops and galleries. For visitors to the city, the Old Town makes the ideal starting point for a sightseeing tour of Zurich, sprawling along both sides of the River Limmat  and home to many of the city’s principal tourist attractions.

Zurich’s two landmark cathedrals – the medieval Fraumuenster (Church of Our Lady) and the Gothic style Grossmuenster – make navigating the Old Town easy, perched on opposite sides of the river and linked by the monumental Munster bridge. From here it’s an easy stroll to the charming Niederdorf district, crammed with quirky boutiques and hip coffee shops; the famous Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe’s glitziest shopping streets; and many of Zurich’s top museums like the Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.  The Old Town is also the center of Zurich’s nightlife, with dozens of bars, restaurants and nightclubs dotted around Niederdorfstrasse and Limmatquai.

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Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Bring your sweet tooth and get ready for a tantalizing array of delicious treats on this decadent walking tour of Zurich. Your expert guide will help you ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.68

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Get to know Zurich on a 2-hour or 4-hour private tour by minivan. This comprehensive sightseeing tour offers a flexible itinerary that’s tailored to your ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

From USD $76.58

Zurich Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

See the highlights of the business and cultural hub of Switzerland on this sightseeing coach tour of Zurich. Admire top attractions like the medieval Old Town ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.87

Zurich Super Saver 1: Best of Zurich City Tour including the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 29 Reviews

This Zurich Super Saver combines two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Enjoy a comprehensive afternoon coach tour of Zurich and see the top ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.72
$77.97 Save $12.25

The Zurich Trolley Experience

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 69 Reviews

Discover the sights of Zurich aboard the unique Classic Trolley. This trolley, the first of its kind in Switzerland, is styled on those of yesteryear, but with ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.87

Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Zurich with a knowledgeable guide during this private 2-hour walking tour of Switzerland’s largest city. See top attractions such as Bahnhofstrasse, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.68

The Great Tour of Zurich

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 50 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.03

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