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Lindenhof Tours

Lindenhof
Lindenhof is both a district in Zürich and a square of the same name and looks back on an eventful history. The district is the oldest part of the city and once, a Roman fort stood in its place on the hill. At Lindenhof Square, a Roman tombstone was found containing the oldest mention of the city, back then a customs post with the name Turicum. Even after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Lindenhof kept playing an important role in the city’s history. In the 13th century for example, Zürich was in a war against Winterthur and ran out of warriors. It was then that the women of the city dressed up as soldiers and stood on the raised Lindenhof, giving the impression that a strong army had come to the city’s rescue and thus, breaking the siege. A fountain in the center of the square still pays homage to this heroic deed, showing Hedwig, the leader of these women. In the following centuries, the square kept serving as a place of assembly and in 1798 it was here, that the citizens of Zürich swore their oath to the Helvetic Constitution.

Today, the Lindenhof is a green oasis in the heart of Zürich, from where one can enjoy a wonderful view over the old town, the Minster, the River Limmat and the University. But not only tourists come here to enjoy the perfect overview over historic Zürich. It is also a popular place with the locals, who often can be seen sitting on the many benches beneath the linden trees and taking a break from everyday life. Passionate chess players meet here to play long matches against each other amidst the tranquility of the trees and old buildings and regular theatre productions are held under the open sky.

Practical Info

The Lindenhof district is located on the western side of the Limmat, right before the river empties into the Lake Zürich. Lindenhof Square, which can be found close to Rennweg, can only be accessed on foot through the narrow streets of the medieval old town. 
Address: Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

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Delve into Switzerland’s colorful past and discover top Zurich attractions on this Zurich walking tour. Follow your guide along the beautiful Bahnhofstrasse, where locals mingle in bustling boutiques, art galleries, and cafes. Head towards Lindenhof, and discover local landmarks including the City Hall and St. Peter's Church. Stroll the winding alleys of Niederdorf in the Old Town, home to the attractive churches of Fraumünster and Grossmünster.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.35
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US$28.35

Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

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Take a chocolate walking tour of Zurich, and let your sweet tooth lead the way around the city’s artisan confectioners and chocolate producers. With a guide at your side, you’ll sample the signature Zurich sweet of Luxemburgerli, along with pralines and Champagne truffles. Learn about Swiss chocolate in the city, and check out some of the city’s landmarks such as the Grossmünster Church and Lindenhof.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.01
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US$34.01

2-hour Private Guided Zurich Downtown Tour

2-hour Private Guided Zurich Downtown Tour

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Stroll around Zurich with your own private guide who shares informative commentary during your 2-hour walking tour. Discover the many sides of Switzerland's cultural and financial capital on your customizable tour, with stops at Paradeplatz, Fraumünster Church, Thermengasse, St Peter’s Church, Grossmünster and historical guild houses. Soak in the beauty of Lindenhof and pass the house where Lenin once lived, among other highlights in this dynamic Swiss city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$215.37
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US$215.37
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Zürich Historic District Tour

Zürich Historic District Tour

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Experience the development of Zurich, from the Roman customs station to Lenin's living room. Visit mysterious vaults and hidden underground. Experience at first hand, the beginnings of bathing culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.70
Price varies by group size
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US$28.70
Price varies by group size

Historical Walk of Zurich - Discover the city with a Local

Historical Walk of Zurich - Discover the city with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Zurich with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Zurich. Our excursion starts at the Grossmünster (the cathedral). Learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and learn everything about how the city has changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the "Roman past of Zurich" or even getting to know why the locals love Lindenhof so much! Discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you. We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.04
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US$137.04

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$410.90
Price varies by group size
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US$410.90
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The Secret Doors of Zurich

The Secret Doors of Zurich

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This experience is provided by a private local. You will get to see the hidden gems of Zurich, over the course of this 2-hour long walk. The first destination is a secret tunnel from the Middle Ages, which lies behind an almost invisible and locked door. It’s so inconspicuous that most people who have been living in Zurich for years don't even notice or know about it. You will be visiting the only remnants of the city wall from the 13th Century with the city’s first water pipes, which are hidden and locked in the basement of a modern building. Your adventure will continue through a hidden door on the ground of a famous park area, where thousands of people pass by every day without knowing about this door. You will climb down to find the historical walls of a Roman Fort and of the Royal Palace from the Middle Ages!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.41
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US$109.41

1 Hour Private Walk of Zurich

1 Hour Private Walk of Zurich

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This experience is offered by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Zurich? Challenge accepted! Discover Zurich during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet at the city hall and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Zurich special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.15
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US$54.15

Best of Zurich in 60min - a discovery Walk with a Local

Best of Zurich in 60min - a discovery Walk with a Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Zurich? Challenge accepted! Discover Zurich during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at city hall and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Zurich special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.15
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US$54.15

City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

This experience is offered by a private local. Want to get to know the city with a local and be able to know it like the back of your hand in only one afternoon? That is possible! You will get to see the city and you will be able to discover it through the eyes of a local. By taking the tram, boat and cable car you will know how to get from A to B and even get some insider tips on how to be even faster than the Zürcher! It is not only going to be a practical experience, you will get to know more about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich. This Experience will help you make the best out of your stay in Zurich! This experience will be a public one in a group size that does not exceed 8 people so that you can really ask all your questions and get the best out of this Experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88.41
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US$88.41

Zürich City Center Private Tour

Zürich City Center Private Tour

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Discover top Zurich attractions and hidden gems off the beaten track on this private 4-hour Zurich city tour. Follow a private guide through the bustling streets of Zurich and enjoy the freedom to customize your tour to hit the highlights you most want to see. Perhaps take in landmarks such as the Zurich Opera House, the churches of Grossmünster or Fraumünster, or the Swiss National Museum. Wander along the pretty Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy fine views over the Limmat River. Along the way, travel by bus, cable car, riverboat or tram.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174.62
Price varies by group size
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US$174.62
Price varies by group size
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Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour

Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Switzerland? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Zürich? What about visiting the Highlights of Zürich Old Town? Zürich Old Town offers you the chance to discover an interesting collection of sights: iconic architecture, stunning views, parks and gardens, and churches. Wha’s included in the Highlights of Zürich Old Town Walking Tour? You will have the chance to discover the main Zürich’s sights: Paradeplatz, Bürkliplatz Market, Fraumünster Church, and the Town Hall are included stops on the tour. Get ready to experience Switzerland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Zürich.
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  • 3 hours
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US$607.48
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US$607.48
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Zurich & Rhine Falls: Private Day Experience with a Local

Zurich & Rhine Falls: Private Day Experience with a Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. Do you want to discover Zurich and the stunning Rhine Falls without being amid a herd of tourists? Then look no more and join a Local for an exclusive Experience around Zurich! To get you jump started, we will start the day with an orientation walk around Zurich which will offer you the chance to get to see and learn about some of the most famous places of the town, but also the Local’s favourite places. As the stroll will probably have gotten you hungry, we will have an exquisite typical culinary Experience before heading to the Rhine Falls where you will have the opportunity to sail around the dazzling waterfalls! Upon arrival back in Zurich you will have the opportunity to either enjoy a cup of tea & a snack or go for a drink in a bar frequented by Zurich locals to top off this discovery day. Make sure you have your camera ready for some worthy pictures and come curious, I will give my best to answer all of your questions!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$440.96
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US$440.96
Price varies by group size

Zurich Christmas Holiday Tour on Bahnhofstrasse and Christmas Markets

Zurich Christmas Holiday Tour on Bahnhofstrasse and Christmas Markets

Experience Zurich at the most magical time of year on a guided tour of the festive lights and Christmas decorations of the holiday season. Look at the amazing shop window displays when strolling through the Bahnhofstrasse. Try a hot punch or a mulled wine. Maybe you eat also a raclette or a fondue during your visit to one of the Christmas Markets. Your guide will take you around and tell you also some history of Zurich.
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  • 2 hours
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US$340.06
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US$340.06

Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Zurich

Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Zurich

Our city tour is unique because we provide a self guided tour through playing an outdoor escape game. The players use the app , so the only thing they need is a smartphone. Also mood for playing, walking and solving riddles! The tour supports English, Deutsch
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.48
per group
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US$47.48
per group
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Zurich, Einsiedeln and Rapperswil by private vehicle and boat (Private Tour)!

Zurich, Einsiedeln and Rapperswil by private vehicle and boat (Private Tour)!

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Do you want to learn about one of Europe`s most important monasteries on the pilgrims route to Santiago de Compostela? Do you want to visit the beautiful town of Rapperswil with its medieval city walls and stunning views over the lake of Zurich? Do you want to relax on a boattrip on the lake, enjoying the views over the golden and silver coast, while tasting a nice glass of wine? And last but not least, do you want to know why Giaccomo Casanova never left Zurich while visiting the area? Then this is the right tour for you!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$607.84
Price varies by group size
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US$607.84
Price varies by group size

Walking tour of Zurich - your first overview of the city (Private Tour)

Walking tour of Zurich - your first overview of the city (Private Tour)

Are you in Zurich just for a short time, on a lay over or just for a few days, and you want to see the most of it? Then book this two hours orientation tour of Zurich City. Together with your private guide, you will walk through the old part of town, and we will show you the highlights and absolute must-sees while you are in Zurich. Learn about the history and today`s life in Zurich City, ask recommendations and insider tips for food and activities to you private guide, and discover why Giaccomo Casanova never left the area while he was visiting Zurich! Adjust this tour on the spot together with your guide, as per your wishes and interests!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$359.18
per group
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US$359.18
per group

GAILY TOUR in ZURICH - Gay & Lesbian Tour

GAILY TOUR in ZURICH - Gay & Lesbian Tour

This action-packed tour is the perfect choice for LGBTQ travelers. A gay or lesbian tour guide takes you to the top sights in West Zurich and reveals the area’s hidden secrets. Save hours of research time and enjoy entertaining guide commentary and a glass of wine along the way. See the Prime Tower, the trendy Schiffbau theater, Technopark, Toni-Areal, the Freitag Tower, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$178.04
Price varies by group size
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US$178.04
Price varies by group size
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