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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great way to see Zurich!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for the excellent directions and maps. Highly recommend it for someone with just a 10-12 hours layover.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It's was very good very informative about Zurich city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This tour was good overview of Zurich so you could go back and see the areas you wished to explore further which is what we did. The commentary was great and we had a couple of stops to explore the surroundings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This is a wonderful two hour tour that shows you the highlight landmarks and areas of Zurich city. It is a great way to become familiar with the different parts of the city. After the tour, you can go to the parts of Zurich that interested you. I enjoy taking this kind of Viator tour in each city that I visit. This way, I can make educated decisions about where and what I want to see.

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