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

Zurich Highlights Tour

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 and the Bahnhofstrasse, and pass by famous sights like St Peter's Church and Lake Zurich. Plus, ride the Dolderbahn railway to the hilly Zurichberg district! Choose either a morning or afternoon departure time to best fit your schedule.


  • Zurich sightseeing tour by coach
  • See Zurich's top attractions like the National Museum and St Peter's Church
  • Admire the Chagall windows on the Fraumünster
  • Take the Dolderbahn railway to the Zurichberg district
  • Visit the medieval Old Town
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon tour and include airport pickup if you wish (afternoon tour only)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a quick roundup of Zurich's best attractions perfect for those just passing through. The airport pickup option makes it easy to check out the city while on a layover.

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What You Can Expect

Zurich Highlights Tour

Dolderbahn railway

In just two hours, sit back and relax on a comfortable coach as your guide points out Zurich's highlights and must-see attractions.

Pass by the castle-like National Museum; the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive and exclusive shopping streets in the world; Zurich's famous financial district; and the Zurich Opera House, home to the Zurich Opera since the late 1800s,

Make a brief stop by picturesque Lake Zurich before boarding the Dolderbahn (cog-wheel railway) to the lovely Zurichberg district with its noble five-star hotel and many superb mansions. Enjoy the breathtaking views to the city, the lake and the Alps, before moving on to the university quarter. Look out for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, whose most famous student and professor was Albert Einstein, and Zurich's art museum.

Next, take a picture stop in Zurich's Old Town (Altstadt), which dates back to medieval time. Marvel at the patriarchal guild houses, see the famous St. Peter church with Europe's largest clock-face and admire the impressive Chagall windows on the Fraumünster, another of Zurich's popular churches. Take a scenic drive back on Limmatquai to Sihlquai, where the tour ends.

Please note: During winter season (November-April) the tour may end in the Old Town.

Customer Reviews

Mary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour and great guide! We loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely super...

Roni M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

A great way to see zurich if you have only a short time in the city. We saw sites we would not have seen otherwise...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Loved it! We only had one day in Zurich and we booked a half day tour which was perfect. It took us into the Beverly Hills of Zurich which we wouldn't have seen if we didn't do this tour. Conveniently located to our hotel (across the street).

Sharif A Qatar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

It was great , short, well organized tour and the lady guide were amazing

Sharon T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We like to get to know the area soon after we arrived Zurich and it's a wonderful way of doing this.

Raymond H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was an excellent way to see Zurich,and the Guide was very knowledgable.
We went on the afternoon trip,but with hindsight as it stops at the old quarter,the morning would be best so you can walk around the old town better.They do take you back to the starting point if you want.Very good value for money.

Noura A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We enjoyed the trip on Zurich sightseeing and old industrial warehouses.

Lesley J United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

I booked this tour online on a whim, as we had a 5 hour wait between flights and I thought we could see the City in that time. Yep we did, and it was great! Our guide was impressive in not only her knowledge and attention to the detail of the city but in her caring attitude and her ability to swap from English to Spanish and make sure she treated each group with a fairness of time and attention. She took photos of us for us and she made sure everyone was present when she got us all round the pretty Old City. The cog train ride was great and the usual passengers didn't seem to mind that our group took over the train and never stopped clicking and pushing to get the best place to get the next picture. The only problem was nothing to do with the tour and its content. It was the fact there was not enough signage from the railway station to get to the bus station, and no one seemed to know or care - if they spoke English that is. So get a map from the the airport to the train tracks and then from the station to the bus station, and use the station toilet, as the one at the bus station is one of those automated ones that was not pleasant! We loved the tour and as we have so many Swiss Francs left we're going to have to find another trip to go on in Switzerland and we'll certainly use Viator again!

Beata N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2009

Good tour and just enough time to get to know the main parts of the city.
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