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Half-day Tours

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

Explore Zurich on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Climb aboard a luxury coach for a panoramic tour of top sights like the Swiss National Museum, the Zurich Opera House and the Old Town, and then take to the water for a scenic ferry crossing of Lake Zurich. Marvel at the grand architecture of Fraumünster Church and the Bahnhofstrasse and then gaze at sweeping Alpine vistas as you ride a cable car to the vertiginous Felsenegg vantage point.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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Day Trips

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Experience an Alpine adventure on an exhilarating full-day tour of Lucerne and Mount Rigi from Zurich. Enjoy an abundance of leisurely free time to explore charismatic cities and dramatic mountain scenery; see the historical highlights of Lucerne; ride an aerial cable car up the steep mountainside to absorb sweeping Alpine vistas; and take a tranquil cruise over the surface of Lake Lucerne. Climb aboard a cogwheel train to a vertiginous mountain vantage point and relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Central Zurich.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

Discover the picturesque beauty of Lucerne on a full-day trip from Zurich. Cruise the shimmering surface of Lake Lucerne during a tranquil boat ride; absorb gorgeous panoramas of the Albis Pass mountain range; and explore the historically rich city independently during some leisurely free time. Delve into Lucerne’s fascinating past on a guided sightseeing tour and listen to illuminating commentary from an expert guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this magical excursion.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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Private trip from Zurich to the Black Forest in Germany & Swiss Rhine Falls

Experience the dramatic beauty of the Black Forest in Germany on a private day trip from your hotel in Zurich. Get a magnificent view over Lake Titisee and Drubba Clock Shop. Continue to marvel at the stunning waterfall of the Rhine Falls - Europe's largest waterfalls.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Pilatus golden tour - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Zurich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Lucerne (1 hour). From there you start with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Alpnachstad. Board the world’s steepest coghwheel railway and arrive after 35 minutes at Pilatus. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the dragon gallery, the scenic view point and the terrace. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by aerial gondola to Kriens. After a short walk, your tourguide leads you to the local bus and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge. After this visit, your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Overnight Tours

2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise

Combine the natural splendor of Mt Rigi with the soothing serenity of Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa on an enriching 2-day tour from Zurich. Board a luxury coach and travel through the scenic Swiss countryside to Mount Rigi, one of the country’s most magnificent natural landmarks. Take an aerial cable car ride to the mountain’s summit to absorb panoramic Alpine vistas, and then submerge yourself in the thermal waters of hot springs for a truly rejuvenating experience. Explore the striking city of Lucerne and enjoy a tranquil river cruise. Luxuriate in comfortable overnight accommodation and enjoy two meals on this tour.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Day Trips

Private trip from Zurich to Lucerne City & Mount Rigi - Queen of the mountains

 Explore Lucerne and Mount Rigi with this guided day trip from Zurich. During the course of your day, you'll see sights such as the famous Lion Monument and the 14th-century all-wood Chapel Bridge, with plenty of time to lounge in local cafes. You’ll then take a boat to Vitznau and a cable car to Mount Rigi, with beautiful Bernese Alp views.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Gondola Cruises

Stanserhorn cabrio gondola & lake Lucerne cruise - private tour - from Zürich

Spend the day exploring the Swiss Alps and discover the beauty of Mount Stanserhorn on a full-day tour from Zurich. Skip the hassle of navigating train schedules and cable cars on your own by booking a private tour. With a guide, you’ll make your way to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn via the steepest cog train in the world and a memorable open-roof, double decker cable car where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Luzern city - small group tour with local guide - starts in Zürich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to city of Luzern. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Luzern (1 hour) and you will make your way first to the world known wooden chapel bridge. Continue through the old town, passing along the « Kornmarkt », the « Spreuer bridge » to the « Schwanenplatz ». Walk along the lake shore to arrive at the «Lion monument». Your tourguide will tell you the story of this sculpture, before you continue to the St. Leodgar church. A short bus ride to the train station will take place, a stop at the concert hall will take place before, you will board one of the lake Lucerne boats for a cruise. The cruise will take approx. 1 hour. Enjoy the view to the Lucerne bay, the surrounding mountains and the scenery. You will arrive back in central Lucerne by boat. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train to Zurich.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Lake of Zurich Day Boat Private Tour

Feel like a VIP as you set sail across Lake Zurich on a private full-day boat tour and enjoy an action-packed itinerary including water sports like wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. Cruise around the lakeside towns, jump off to swim at the lakeside beaches, then tuck into a delicious lunch at a waterfront restaurant (not included).
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Cruises

Lake Zurich Sunset Boat Tour

Lake Zurich is at its most magical in the evening hours and this sunset boat tour from Zurich is the ideal way to soak up the scenery. Set sail on a private ship and devise your own itinerary as you cruise past the elegant lake houses and sandy beaches. Finally, sip champagne and nibble on fresh fruit as you watch the dreamy sunset over the Zurich skyline.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Rail Tours

Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour from Zürich

Experience in a Private Tour, from May to November, five different modes of transport and one amazing mountain experience all in one day. This is a day excursion taking first a boat trip, then a cogwheel railway, aerial cableway and last but not least a panorama gondola. At 2132 meters altitude (7000 feet’s) enjoy stunning views over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Designed by a local professional photographer and alpine guide, It is guaranteed you will have a lot of amazing photography opportunities during this journey. We will take you to some of the best locations in Mount Pilatus with possibilities of easy hikes and gorgeous photo opportunities. Wether you are an enthusiast photographer, a nature lover or an adventurous traveler, this alpine experience shouldn't be missed! All Camera skill levels are welcome (smart phones, compact cameras or professional DSLR)
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Lake of Zurich Boat Tour

Cool off from the summer heat as you set sail across Lake Zurich on a private speedboat cruise, including swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Choose from three equally exciting options: an action-packed full-day adventure, a romantic 4-hour sunset cruise or a short but adrenaline-fuelled 1-hour wakeboard or water-ski excursion. Champagne (half- and full-day cruises) or Red Bull (1-hour water sport cruises) is included!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mount Rigi - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Zurich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Zurich at the train station. Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train to Lucerne (1 hour). From there you start with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Vitznau. Board the scenic coghwheel railway and arrive after 30 minutes at Mount Rigi. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the peak with the scenic view point. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by coghwheel train to Arth-Goldau. From there you will get to the train and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge. After this visit, your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich. Our local tour guide is happy to answer all your questions during the day.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Mount Titlis - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Zurich

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to 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 Luzern (1 hour) and from there by the Engelberg-Express to Engelberg. After a 5 mins. walk, you will board the gondola to Mount Titlis. The first section takes you to the middle station « Stand », from where you board the revolving cable car. At the peak, you enjoy a guided tour to the terrace and through the ice cave, where you arrive to the cliff walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe. After crossing this on 11000ft altitude, you will take a seat on the « Ice flyer », the seating chair lift which hovers over the glacier. The tour takes approx. 1 hour, before you have some free time at your disposal. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Lucerne. Your tourguide will lead you to your train back to Zurich.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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