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

The Zurich Trolley Experience

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Zurich on a 2-hour trolley tour aboard a vintage replica of an old-style streetcar. Listen to entertaining audio commentary as you amble along the quaint cobbles of the city streets to see impressive monuments steeped in history. Admire the vertiginous spire of the Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster); marvel at opulent villas backed by soaring Alpine peaks; and relish the pretty architecture of the Limmatquai district as you discover the city hailed as Switzerland's cultural capital. 

Highlights

  • 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

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Select a start time to suit your schedule and then climb aboard your traditional trolley at the centrally located Sihlquai Bus Terminal in Zurich. Admire the vibrant exterior of your old-style streetcar and then begin listening to the entertaining audio commentary. 

Cruise past popular attractions like the sophisticated shopping district of Bahnhofstrasse, a place considered one of the world’s best shopping areas, and the architecturally rich university district. See the prismatic stained glass windows of the Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster); enjoy the pretty buildings of Limmatquai; and admire the exterior of some of the world’s finest museums. 

Capture photographs of the charming Old Town as you travel towards opulent hillside villas backed by the sky-piercing summits of the Alpine mountains. Enjoy a moment of tranquility beside the glittering Lake Zurich and then return to your original departure point, where the tour concludes.  

Customer Reviews

Tiffani B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Katerina B

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

Vikram

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.

Maurice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great excursion...loved Zurich!

Patricia Mary N

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.

Ruth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Howie

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.

Cherie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

a good way to see zurich

Tracey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

pftl Bahrain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best!

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