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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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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  • 12 hours
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

Experience Mount Titlis’ dramatic summit on a full-day excursion from Zurich. First, explore the cultural and historical sites of Lucerne on a short orientation drive through the city and then absorb the city’s charm independently during some relaxed free time. Travel onward to Engelberg, a resort cradled by the Swiss Alps, and then 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.In winter, from December to March choose the Snow Experience option. Slide down the hill on snow tubes and try skiing once in a lifetime on the beginner slopes – definitely a memorable experience you shouldn't miss. A Titlis Snow Park staff member will provide the equipment and supervise the activities.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

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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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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 the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and take a tranquil cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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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 Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

Ascend to the dizzying summit of Mt Stanserhorn on a full-day coach tour of the Swiss Alps from Zurich. Travel through stunning Swiss countryside to the picturesque city of Lucerne and explore its charming Old Town on a guided tour. Take a traditional funicular railway car in Stans and summon your courage for an open-air gondola ride to the highest point of Mt Stanserhorn. Absorb incredible Alpine panoramas and opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in a rotating restaurant (own expense).
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. You’ll cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you’ll visit the locally renowned Drubb 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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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

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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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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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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Historical & Heritage Tours

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

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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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Private trip from Zurich to Lucerne & Mount Pilatus

Take your time and discover the beauty of Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus by going on a private day trip. Enjoy the luxury of having a door-to-door private transport and a driver-guide to entertain you with commentary along the way. Get the aerial cableway to Mt. Pilatus, see views of Lake Lucerne, and stop off at quaint local cafes en route.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

Marvel at the Rhine Falls of northern Switzerland on a tour from Zurich by coach. In addition to free time to explore Europe's largest waterfall at your leisure, enjoy a photo stop outside the medieval Laufen Castle. On the return drive you’ll pass through Schaffhausen for a glimpse of Munot Fortress, built in the 16th century. During summer months (June to August), you have the option of a boat ride that brings you up close to Rhine Falls.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

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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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

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

Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey, 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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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours

Rail Tours

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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg

Tick off three top experiences at a reduced price with a 3-in-1 Zurich package. Discover the city’s major landmarks on a walking tour, then relax your feet on a lake cruise, before riding a cable car to Felsenegg’s summit for views that reach as far as the Alps. Along the way, benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized insights and receive a complimentary 24-hour pass for the city’s transport system.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Cultural Tours

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

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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  • 12 hours
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Glacier Paradise Mount Titlis from Zurich

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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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Bern Day Trip from Zurich

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 16 people.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Swiss Cheese, Chocolates and Mountains Small-Group Tour from Zurich

Enhance your experience of eastern Switzerland on a full-day tour of the country’s scenic countryside from Zurich. Delve into rich cultural traditions with an expert guide as you explore picturesque towns and cultural institutions; sample fine Swiss cheese at a traditional cheese factory; discover the impressive sights of Appenzell; and ride an aerial cable car over the magnificent Swiss Alps. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 explorers.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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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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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

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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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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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 Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

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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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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