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Top Zurich Day Trips & Excursions

Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Zurich is in a prime location for exploration of some of Switzerland's most beautiful scenery. From city streets to lush countryside vistas, here are a few of the top day trip destinations from Zurich.

Lucerne
With medieval architecture, sun-soaked squares, mountain vistas, and waterside strolls, the peaceful town of Lucerne is the perfect day trip from bustling Zurich, just 30 miles (52 km) away. Take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne for panoramic views over the Albis Pass mountain range, discover top attractions such as Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument, and experience Alpine adventure on a cable car trip up mighty Mt. Rigi.

Swiss Alps 
Whether for summer hiking, winter skiing, or all-year-round outdoor adventure, Zurich is a great base from which to explore the spectacular Swiss Alps. Delve deep into the Bernese Oberland or take the cogwheel train to the UNESCO–listed Jungfraujoch. And for those with a head for heights, take the cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus—where breathtaking Alpine vistas await.

Swiss Countryside 
Away from the soaring spires and cobbled streets, Zurich is surrounded by lakes, forests, lush pastureland, and vine-coated hills—it's an outdoor lover’s haven. Travel through traditional villages where time ticks by slowly, discover the secrets of Appenzeller cheese, admire medieval landmarks in Stein am Rhein, or discover a world of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, and cascading waterfalls in Heidiland. And if you're a foodie looking to sample the sweet flavors of Switzerland, no trip is complete without a visit to the famous Lindt chocolate factory.
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from ZurichDay Trips

Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

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Experience Mount Titlis’ dramatic summit on a full-day excursion from Zurich. First, explore Old Town Lucerne on a short orientation drive through the city and then explore independently. Travel to Engelberg, a resort cradled by the Swiss Alps, and ascend to the summit of Mount Titlis for breathtaking Alpine vistas. Take a chairlift to get up close to frozen crevices, and cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge. During winter, upgrade to include a skiing option.
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese OberlandDay Trips

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Ascend to one of Europe’s highest peaks on a full-day trip to the magnificent mountain region of Jungfrau from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region, and then board a cogwheel train in the charming village of Grindelwald. Ascend the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping vistas of a sprawling Alpine wonderland from the vertiginous vantage point of the Sphinx Observatory. Explore the enchanting depths of an Ice Palace and capture fabulous photographs of the breath-taking landscape during your tour.
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Glacier Express one day round trip with private tourguide - starts in ZurichDay Trips

Glacier Express one day round trip with private tourguide - starts in Zurich

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Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by train on this private 1-day Glacier Express tour from Zurich. Explore the Old Town of Chur — Graubünden’s ancient capital — with a private guide, then board the Glacier Express. Travel through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland to Disentis in the Rhine valley, and onward through Andermatt and Brig. Along the way, take in spectacular views over Switzerland’s soaring peaks and stop off to sightsee with a private guide. Then, travel along Lake Thun’s beautiful shoreline back to Zurich.
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Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One DayDay Trips

Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

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Experience the natural splendor and cultural richness of two countries on a full-day tour of the Zurich region and the Liechtenstein Principality. With a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in a wonderland of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, plunging waterfalls and scenic reserves as you explore Heidiland by coach. See the spectacular sights of Zurich on a guided city tour and marvel at the ancient majesty of Rapperswil and its medieval castle. Discover Vaduz, the capital of Leichtenstein, and its charming beauty and then return to Zurich after a comprehensive and captivating experience.
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from ZurichDay Trips

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy.
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Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from ZurichDay Trips

Zermatt & Matterhorn area - small group tour - starts from Zurich

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Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the Matterhorn area, the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Visp (2 hours) and from there by the coghwheel railway to Zermatt. At Zermatt you will walk through the historical part of this alpine village and get many information about the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Your tourguide will lead you after that to the « Matterhorn railway », the coghwheel train that will take you to Mount Gornergrat, the best place for stunning views to the Matterhorn. Enjoy your time at your disposal (approx. 2 hours), where you can have lunch with a 360-degrees-panorama. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Zermatt, where the return travel via Visp to Bern will take place. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich.
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch PanoramaDay Trips

Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama

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Delve into the scenic splendor of the beautiful Bernese Oberland Alps on a full-day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass from Zurich. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel through the verdant beauty of Interlaken and then climb the steep side of the Kleine Scheidegg on a cogwheel train. Absorb the astounding Alpine environment from the vertiginous vantage point and enjoy fantastic views of iconic peaks like the Eiger North Face.
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from ZurichDay Trips

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of Mount Pilatus on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Ascend to vertiginous vantage points on a gondola, aerial cable car and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway before taking a short cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from ZurichDay Trips

Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

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Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. Cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you visit the locally renowned Drubba watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
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Private trip from Zurich to discover 4 neighbouring countries in 1 dayDay Trips

Private trip from Zurich to discover 4 neighbouring countries in 1 day

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Discover 4 countries in 1 day. Starting the private journey from Zurich, sit back and relax in the comfortable vehicle, as we drive along Lake Zurich, Obersee and Walensee, accompanied by green hills and valleys. Cross the border to Vaduz - Liechtenstein. The emblem of the city – hilltop Vaduz Castle, which is the residence of the royal family, and the famous post-office with its high-in-demand stamps. Next, continue the way to Bregenz, Western Austria that is hugging the shores of Lake Constance – named by locals as Bodensee. Martins Tower, Lake Promenade and the famous Kunsthaus Kub. Proceed to the main-sightseeing location in Southern Germany – Lindau a lovely Iceland well-known for its old townhouses and the spectacular view. The next destination will be Meersburg, from where you will drive through the bridge over the lake Bodensee to Constance city to reach Stein am Rhein, where you can stroll around the charming city. Return to your hotel in Zurich after a long but exciting day!
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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich Day Trips

Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

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Discover Lucerne and its charming Old Town on a full-day tour from Zurich. With a guide, embark on a short sightseeing tour of Lucerne and then spend some free time exploring independently. Admire popular attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, and browse the artistic exhibits within the Picasso Museum.
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from ZurichDay Cruises

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Delight in the frozen enchantment of Mount Rigi on a full-day tour of the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ from Zurich. Enjoy a balanced combination of independent and guided exploration and experience an aerial cable car ride to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark. Take Europe’s first cogwheel train down the steep mountainside and soak up sweeping alpine vistas from a charming terrace above Lake Lucerne.
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from ZurichDay Trips

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

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Discover the mountainous majesty of Lucerne and Engelberg on a full-day trip from Zurich. Pass the picturesque Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich as you travel by luxury coach, and then arrive in Lucerne, a charming Swiss town famed for impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Town Hall. Head next to the renowned mountain resort of Engelberg to explore the enticing area independently; visit a Swiss cheese factory; see a magnificent Baroque monastery; or invigorate with a rewarding hike on one of the verdant valley trails. Enjoy illuminating commentary from an expert guide on this enchanting excursion.
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Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from ZurichDay Trips

Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Delve into the winter wonderland of Mount Pilatus on a full-day tour of the majestic Alpine landscape from Zurich. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury coach and receive a fascinating introduction to the history and geology of the region from your erudite guide. Discover the impressive sights of Lucerne on a guided walking tour; ascend to the summit of Mount Pilatus on an aerial cable car gondola; and enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch in a rustic restaurant.
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Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from ZurichDay Trips

Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

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Head to the heart of Switzerland’s Alpine wonderland on a full-day tour of Interlaken and Grindelwald from Zurich. Travel by luxury coach and soak up the mountainous scenery as you travel. Explore the resort of Interlaken independently on arrival, and then venture to Grindelwald, known as Glacier Village, due to its array of snow-capped mountain spires. Opt to take a cable car ride up Mt. First during the summer months in order to enjoy unrivaled panoramic views.
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3-Day Glacier Express Tour from Zurich

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Switzerland’s Glacier Express train route is one of the world’s leading rail journeys. It crosses 291 bridges and passes through 91 tunnels on its thrilling climb through the Alps. Along the way, listen to commentary via complimentary headphones explaining the engineering feat of building a rail line at high altitude. The 3-day tour includes discounted rail tickets and daily breakfast, overnight stays in Zermatt and St. Moritz, and two-for-one dining deals.
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Mt. Rigi - Day Pass incl. Mineral Baths Rigi Kaltbad & Boat Ride from/to LucerneDay Trips

Mt. Rigi - Day Pass incl. Mineral Baths Rigi Kaltbad & Boat Ride from/to Lucerne

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Save time researching Swiss Alps highlights, and get access to an itinerary of spectacular sights to visit in a day, such as Mt. Rigi, and the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Rather than rushing to keep up with a group, a benefit of this tour is that it’s self-guided. Enjoy the freedom of exploring on your own, but the perk of having transport included, such as a round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise, a ride on a mountain railway, and a cable car ride included.
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Schilthorn - 007-James Bond world - with private tourguide - starts from ZurichDay Trips

Schilthorn - 007-James Bond world - with private tourguide - starts from Zurich

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Schilthorn is a popular tourist destination, but it can be a bit intimidating to navigate the journey from Zurich. Relax and let a local show you the way on this full day tour with a private guide. Experience the “thrill walk,” dine at the revolving restaurant built for the 1969 James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” and visit the on-site Bond World 007 Center. You’ll also spend some time in the ski village of Murren.
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from ZurichDay Trips

Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

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Save time and money with this tour package that combines two tours, so you can visit Zurich’s popular highlights, as well as the town of Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls. Take the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg, explore Old Town (Altstadt) Zurich, travel to Laufen Castle to catch sight of Rhine Falls, and go on a walking tour of Stein am Rhein—all in one day.
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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from ZurichDay Trips

Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

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Journey from Zurich to see the Rhine Falls and historical Stein am Rhein on this half-day sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel northward through vine-coated hills to the Swiss-German border. Visit Laufen Castle to see the falls, and if you’re here in summer, take an optional boat ride for an up-close look at the cascades. Continue to Stein am Rhein and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town, passing the fresco-covered houses and other medieval landmarks.
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Glacier Paradise Mount Titlis from ZurichDay Trips

Glacier Paradise Mount Titlis from Zurich

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Towering over the Alpine resort of Engelberg, Mt. Titlis ranks among central Switzerland’s top natural attractions—a haven of outdoor adventure all year round. On this tour from Zurich, reach the peak with ease by deluxe vehicle and rotating cable-car, and enjoy unrivalled views over the Alpine scenery. Enjoy unlimited access to the rides and attractions at the peak, and embrace outdoor adventure in the Swiss countryside.
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from ZurichDay Trips

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

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Visit the mountain towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken on a day trip from Zurich. As you travel to the mountains, learn about the Swiss Alps from an onboard, multilingual guide. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore the small town of Grindelwald at your own pace, and then hop on a train to Interlaken — the adventure capital of the Bernese Oberland.
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Bern Small-Group Day Trip from Zurich Including Cheese TastingDay Trips

Bern Small-Group Day Trip from Zurich Including Cheese Tasting

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Delve into the cultural and architectural delights of Bern during a full-day trip from Zurich. Accompanied by a guide, discover the rural charm of the Swiss landscape as you travel by luxury coach. Learn the secrets behind fine Swiss biscuits at the Kambly Experience; explore Bern’s UNESCO-listed Old Town on a comprehensive tour; and visit a traditional dairy to sample Emmental cheese. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to nine people.
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WOW Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!Day Trips

WOW Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!

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Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey during the summer, and a tour of the Old Town. Visit landmarks including Lindenhof and Grossmünster, gaining insight into the city’s history and culture from your local guide.
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