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

The Zurich Trolley Experience

Put a twist on traditional sightseeing in Zurich, and discover the city aboard the Zurich trolley! A vintage replica of an old-style streetcar, the trolley benefits from an open-air rear design that allows you to clearly see the sights. Sit back, listen to audio commentary, and admire the Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster), Limmatquai district, Bahnhofstrasse, hillside villas and soaring Alpine peaks. It’s an experience ideal for those short on time, who want to see the city in a unique way.


  • Tour of Zurich on the Zürich Trolley Experience
  • Ride around town aboard a vintage trolley and enjoy audio commentary
  • Discover top Zurich attractions such as Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster), Limmatquai and the Bahnhofstrasse
  • Travel through parts of pretty Zurich Old Town to see Munster Square
  • Sit at the rear of the trolley for open-air, photo-friendly views
  • Admire hillside villas on the Zurichberg and stunning Alpine peaks from the lakeside

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A whimsical alternative to the typical coach tour! Listen to audio commentary as you see Zurich sights around the Old Town, Limmatquai and the Alps. I recommend doing this when you first arrive so you can get your bearings.

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What You Can Expect

The Zurich Trolley Experience

See Lake Zurich from a vintage trolley!

Choose a start time to suit your schedule, and hop aboard Zurich’s old-fashioned trolley at the Sihlquai Bus Terminal in central Zurich to begin your tour. The trolley is designed and built like a streetcar from a bygone era, but with all the comforts that today's discerning traveler would expect. Take a window seat, or perhaps sit at the rear to enjoy open-air views. The rear windows can also be closed with a plastic cover in case of rain or cold weather.

While listening to fun facts and entertaining commentary from your audio guide, take in top city attractions including Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster) with its beautiful stained-glass windows, pretty Limmatquai, the university district, Bahnhofstrasse — widely considered one of the world’s most exciting shopping districts — and many of Zurich’s finest museums.

Travel through Munster Square in Zurich Old Town and admire the traditional architecture you find there. Marvel at beautiful hillside villas on the Zurichberg and take in panoramic views of soaring Alpine peaks from your vantage point by the lakeside.

After roughly 1.5-2 hours exploring Zurich by classic trolley, your tour will come to an end at the start point in central Zurich.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Appreciated the sights, kinda crammed on the Trolley, still a great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Trolley trip was just perfect for 1 day visit, not too much not too little. Plently of time after to walk around

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you want to witness all the highlights and history of Zurich getting a flavour of the city as well as the essence of its culture than this tour suits the requirement best.This tour is ideal for a family especially kids as the look of the trolley and its interiors makes you fall in love with the whole experience of taking a ride in it and it feels as you have gone back in the 60s.Both me and my wife wanted to explore Zurich city but were tired of the same coach or walking style tours,so we went for this unique adventure and thoroughly enjoyed it.It has a multilingual commentary on board,it covers all the major highlights of the city,gives you photo opportunities with some stops on the way and free time at each stop.I definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great excursion...loved Zurich!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is the perfect tour to take to learn about Zurich when you have just gotten off a nine-hour flight and you want to stay awake for a few more hours befor you crash.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Good 2hr drive with good commentary . Forgot to make notes on my map!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Was a great introduction to Zurich. We only had an afternoon there so opted for the 2 hour tour which was great. We even got off a bit early (at the harbour) and then did a 2 hour boat cruise (which was free with our Eurail ticket). Lovely day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

a good way to see zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

its a one stop tour to maximise sightseeing in a short time


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014


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