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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a private tour of the cultural Swiss city. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments like the Bahnhofstrasse and the charming Old Town while enriching your knowledge of the region’s rich history. See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the place Albert Einstein imparted his wisdom; browse the exhibits within the Swiss National Museum; and take a tranquil cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. Customize the itinerary of this private tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your personal guide.
  • Customizable private tour of Zurich's highlights by minivan
  • Visit Old Town (Altstadt), Bahnhofstrasse, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and more
  • Admire the renowned Chagall Windows in Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster)
  • Enjoy amazing views on an aerial cable car, take a Lake Zurich ferry ride, and drive along the Gold Coast
  • Learn about the sights you see from your bilingual guide
  • Choose a two tour lengths, with a morning or afternoon departure
Depart from your Zurich hotel at a time that suits your schedule and climb aboard a luxury minivan for your private sightseeing tour. Receive a fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Zurich before adapting the day’s itinerary to suit your interests. Make known to your guide the attractions you wish to see and then set off to enjoy the spectacular sights of Zurich. Listen to illuminating commentary throughout your tour and enjoy an immersive experience and intimate atmosphere. 
Please see the Itinerary section below for suggested plans for each tour.

Itinerary

2-Hour Tour:Start with a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Then, make your way to the Limmatquai, a vibrant, historical shopping, dining and hotel area with many interesting buildings dating from the days of the rich Guilds that governed Zurich until 1789.
In Old Town (Altstadt), view the Lindenhof, the historical site of a Roman castle situated on a hillside, from where you can get great views of Old Town during own exploration later. Head to St Peter, one of the four main churches in Old Town whose clock face is the largest in all of Europe. Admire the castle-like Swiss National Museum, visit the Zünfte guilded houses and the Zurich Opera House, and stop at Lake Zurich for photo ops.
The 2-hour tour includes a ride on the cogwheel railway (Dolderbahn). Travel uphill to the Zurichberg district, where you’ll marvel at superb mansions and the renovated five-star Grand Hotel Dolder.
See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, whose most famous former student and professor is Albert Einstein. Finally, stop at Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster) to admire and learn about the world-famous Chagall Windows, created by famous artist Marc Chagall. These beautiful stained-glass windows bathe the chapel in a rainbow of light.
4-Hour TourThis tour combines Zurich’s culture and natural beauty. Similar to the 2-hour tour, you'll see major attractions including Old Town, St Peter church, the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the Zünfte guilded houses. Make a photo stop at Enge Harbor to enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Zurich, the city and the surrounding hills, and then visit Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster) to admire and learn about the famous Chagall Windows.
Your journey continues to Adliswil for a ride on an aerial cable car, affording incredible panoramic vistas of the city, Lake Zurich and the snow-covered Alps. Disembark at Felsenegg, a vantage point offering sweeping city views.This experience is highly recommended!
Finally, take a 10-minute ferry ride across Lake Zurich. When you reach the shore, you’ll take a drive back to Zurich along the stunning Gold Coast, a prosperous region on the northeastern shore of the lake that’s graced by the warm yellow light of the evening sun.

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One day in Zurich
Navigate36371679391
, Jun 2019
Monika was a great guide who showed me a lot of Zurich on the one day I had in the city. She was very knowledgeable and really flexible in quickly understanding what I was interested in and tailoring the day to that
Private tour of Zurich
ilenegrant2
, Jul 2018
We really enjoyed the tour. We were able to see a lot of Zurich and the beautiful surrounding area and really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job of relaying the information.
Tour of Zurich
Grace S
, Jul 2018
Even when the Spring Festival was ongoing our good guide Beàt was able to tour us around Zurich and see the churches and outskirts, took a ferry across Lake Zurich and we were able to ride the cable car to see the panoramic view of Zurich. We saw the Dolder Grand hotel where royalty and presidents stay, the Opera house, Universities and stopped to see the ongoing parade. Zurich is a lovely city and trams make it easy to go around. Having a hotel in the Old Town makes it easy to see the attractions because theyre nearby
we really enoy the guide, he explain...
MARCELINO
, Sep 2017
we really enoy the guide, he explain every thing really well!!
Great and Excellent. City tour...
Mongia
, Jul 2017
Great and Excellent. City tour guide was very nice person .
Frank was an excellent guide...
Wendy C
, Jul 2016
Frank was an excellent guide. Punctual and very informative. The van was also very nice. I would recommend highly!!
The tour was fantastic and very...
Rachel H
, Sep 2015
The tour was fantastic and very informative! Our guide was extremely patient, spoke very good English and did a great job!
Heintz our tour guide was truly...
susan c
, Apr 2015
Heintz our tour guide was truly amazing, best tour we have ever been on Worth every Aussie dollar we spent If you go to Zurich you should do the tour Excellent! Thanks Susan and Lex.
Excellent tour just the 4 on a private...
BARRY C
, Jun 2014
Excellent tour just the 4 on a private tour and the guide was excellent
This was a fantastic private tour...
Jean H
, Apr 2014
This was a fantastic private tour definitely the best way to do a tour! My friends and I had a wonderful tour guide, Heinz, a perfect gentleman who was very polite and had plenty of patience as he showed three senior ladies around his lovely city. He even was willing to wait whilst we did a little souvenir shopping. We were unable to do the cable car ride due circumstances beyond his control but the cog wheel train ride was a unique experience and thoroughly enjoyable'. Jean one of three happy customers. Rate 10 out 10

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