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  • Location:Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

See top Zurich attractions such as the Swiss National Museum, Old Town (Alstadt) and the Zurich Opera House and tour the surrounding areas by ferry and cable car on this action-packed afternoon tour. Capture photos of the Chinese Garden, Bahnhofstrasse and the Fraumünster Church during your coach tour of Zurich. Enjoy a ferry ride on the lake before traveling into the Alps and taking a cable car ride up to the Felsenegg vista point for spectacular views of the small towns on Lake Zurich.


  • Half-day tour of Zurich highlights and the surrounding areas
  • See Zurich sights including the Swiss National Museum, Bahnofstrasse and Fraumunster Church
  • Take a cable car up to Felsenegg and delight in phenomenal views of the Alps and mountain towns
  • Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride on Lake Zurich
  • Admire the affluent Goldcoast area on the eastern shore of Lake Zurich on a coach tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A short introduction to Zurich that shows you the city from different perspectives -- bus, cable car and boat. I recommend taking it early in your stay in Zurich to help you decide where you want to spend more time later.

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What You Can Expect

Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

Lake Zurich

Board a comfortable coach in central Zurich to begin your city tour. Your guide will talk about the city's history and point out landmarks including the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the financial district, and the Zurich Opera House. Enjoy a brief stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich, then move on to the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum.

Take a stroll around Old Town (Altstadt) with your guide and see the houses of the guilds that once dominated the city's political and cultural life. Have your camera ready to take photos of the largest clock face in Europe -- located on St Peter's Church -- and the gorgeous stained-glass windows of Fraumünster Church designed by artist Marc Chagall.

Travel along the 'Gold Coast' to Meilen, where you will board the ferry to cross Lake Zurich to Horgen. Continue your tour by traveling to Adliswil, where you'll take a cable car up 2,630 feet (800 meters) to Felsenegg, a popular vista point. Take in awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Alps and the quaint towns along Lake Zurich.

Your compact yet comprehensive tour of the highlights of Zurich and the surrounding countryside ends in central Zurich in the early evening.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a wonderful tour. It was the amount of time to get to see Zurich. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour exposed us to much of Zurich and the surrounding area. Guide was excellent and having lived in Switzerland in the late 70's it was nice to see that much remained the same. Would recommend this as introduction to orient oneself for later exploration.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour of the surrounding neighborhoods of Zurich, as well as information about old town. Friendly, courteous and helpful guides. Enjoyed the ferry ride across Lake Zurich and cable car to Felsenegg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really enjoyed day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely just enough! Would have liked more time at the end to eat though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good and informative introduction to Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide, good choice of sites visited. Going across lake to mountains was much appreciated. Great views and enough time to actually enjoy the place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour and sights. Just loved it.

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