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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

Zürich, Switzerland
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the best of Switzerland's business and cultural hub on a half-day tour of Zurich. Follow your guide to the city's top attractions, including the shopping haven of Bahnhofstrasse, the Opera House, National Museum, and charming Old Town. Tour the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views and then take a 30-minute cruise on Lake Zurich. Top off the trip with a stop at the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate, where you can marvel at the world's highest free standing chocolate fountain. After an audio-guided tour through the museum, taste as much chocolate as your heart desires before returning by coach to Sihlquai Coach Parking.
  • Half-day Zurich tour by coach and on foot, led by a guide
  • Explore Zurich by coach, passing the National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, and Opera House
  • See the sights from the water on a short cruise across Lake Zurich
  • Visit the new Lindt Home of Chocolate and enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting
  • Discover the noble Zürichberg district with spectacular views

What's Included

  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation by comfortable coach, boat and public transport
  • Guided walk of Zürich's Old Town
  • 30-minute public boat cruise on Lake Zürich, followed by 15-minute walk to Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate incl. chocolate tasting
  • 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich (fare zones 110+150)
  • Carbon offset through myclimate
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Zürich Sihlquai Bus Station, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

End point

  • Zurich HB
    Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

    The Tour ends at the Zurich Main Train Station (Zürich HB) which is located very centrally in the City.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in central Zurich, and hop aboard your coach for a highlights tour of the city.

Pass the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and Zürich's famous financial district, learning about the history of the area from your guide as you go. Enjoy views of Lake Zürich before traveling past the renowned Opera House to the Zürichberg district.

Visit noble quarters with magnificent villas from past times. Take in panoramic views of the city and the Alps before heading to the university quarter.

There, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and Zürich's Museum of Art, arriving in the charming Old Town. Learn about Zürich's history as you walk through the medieval streets and admire the town hall, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the Grossmünster cathedral, and the Fraumünster church, which showcases stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall.

Continue to the banks of Lake Zurich and climb aboard a boat for a sightseeing cruise. After taking in the surrounding scenery from the water, enjoy a leisurely walk along the shores to the Lindt Chocolate shop in Kilchberg to sample some of the specialties of the world-famous chocolate factory. Your tour concludes with a coach ride and drop-off back at your original departure point.

Zurich (Pass By)

Meet your guide at Zurich Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Limmatstrasse 4), and hop aboard your coach to begin your tour.

Bahnhofstrasse (Pass By)

See the city's financial district, the National Museum, and the shopping mecca of the Bahnhofstrasse.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • During the 30 minutes cruise it's possible to have a drink or a snack (not included)
  • This tour includes a 15 minutes leisurely stroll along the lake to reach the Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Ride with public trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zürich’s excellent public transport system and get a 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Way too high price, it's very easy they can reduce the tour prices, for this amount I feel not worth.
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Fun, enjoyable and a good day
Wayne_F, Aug 2022
I enjoyed the tour as it was good fun. 1. The Zurich tour gave a couple of nice spots to take pictures. 2. The cruise was short but it is required to get to the chocolate factory. I would suggest going back for a longer one afterwards to see the full lake. 3. The chocolate was very good and informative. This is the highlight of the tour, so enjoy. 4. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful.
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Natalia_F, Jun 2022
I went on my first solo trip to Zurich so I decided to book a guided tour that would take me through the city and help me learn the history, as well as Take me to the Lindt museum and it was fantastic. The tour guide was amazing, very punctual and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the city in one day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lindt chocolate tour
MarieCecile_A, Nov 2022
Francesca was excellent & very helpful, took us to the bus station. She knew her stuff around the city of Zurich vacation.
Worth it
William_L, Nov 2022
Nice introduction tour of Zurich and the cruise on the lake is enjoyable. Save space for loads of chocolate tasting. Our tour guide gave us a nice tip about the "seconds" section in the store at the end. These are the same high quality chocolate with slight imperfections on packaging.
Tuk tuk in Zurich
Daniel_M, Oct 2022
We had a great one today taking the tuk tuk thru Zurich. The guy was friendly and full of fun facts. I can recommend this tour!
Chocolate and city
Elisa_S, Sep 2022
Our guide Elizabeth was friendly, knowledgeable and considerate of all the needs of members in the group. She offered suggestions for those unable to do the walking part of the tour to join us again later. Excellent tour in both English and Spanish. Wonderful addition of transportation explanation and 24 hour ticket.
Great value for a tour
Tiffany_H, Aug 2022
This is a great way to see the city, the lake and experience the great Lindt chocolate factory. Be prepared for a large group.
Well worth it!
Steven_Z, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so much of Zurich even before the wonderful boat cruise and Lindt Chocolate Factory.
Tour worth undertaking
Erika_V, Jul 2022
Guide,Daniel, was excellent. Tour was at a nice pace. Very informative. Free travel card good idea-trip on Lake Zurich very nice
Excellent Zurich tour.
Carol_P, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Enjoyed seeing the sights of Zurich and loved the chocolate tour. Our guide, Christina, was super. She made sure everyone was given options and helped them know where to go.
Good way to see the sights with one day
Mary_B, Jun 2022
Sights of Zurich with a good guide. Chocolate factory was fun and lots of samples! But it was crowded in afternoon. Boat ride was lovely.
Chocolate
JosephJohn_H, May 2022
Love that chocolate!! Great tour with all the different Lindt chocolate balls for the taking. I would recommend making this one of your many stops while in Zurich.
Good way to spend an afternoon
Azizah_S, Sep 2021
A memorable tour . It was a wonderful way of getting to know some history of Zurich . The trip is on bus and takes u around Zurich city , followed by a small half hour trip on a ferry in lake Zurich . One tip don’t order drinks on the ferry they are ridiculously priced The tour ends with a visit to the Lindt factory which is lovely. You don’t have to do the special Lindt factory tour which has too much unnecessary info . Whereas with this tour u enter the premises and can do the tour yourself which is good enough This tour includes the ferry ticket and the entering to the Lindt factory
The tour starts with the west side...
Pabasari_W, May 2016
The tour starts with the west side of Zurich which is the industrial side of Zurich and its not that great but the visit to the Lindt chocolate factory outlet and the Zurich lake cruise was just out of this world! The Lindt outlet was like stepping in to a dream world of chocolates wrapped in beautiful wrappings. There are discounted items as well which are of slight manufacturing errors but are of very good taste. There is sort of a photobooth where people can take pictures in a set background and get it emailed, which was fun. The 1 hour Zurich lake cruise was so so beautiful with the view of Alps in a distance. Our tour guide was Annete and she spoke good English and was very kind and helpful.
It was very interesting trip. I...
Indrakanthie P, Aug 2012
It was very interesting trip. I enjoyed lot. The tour guide is very good and she explained every single thing in english and it was very good thing for us as foriners. The boat trip was fantastic. Only thing disturb us was bad weather in Zurich that day. Otherwise the trip was very good.
Tour was great and interesting...
alice, Jan 2012
Tour was great and interesting especially if you want do discover the modern design and ingenious architecture work of Zurich! The Hot Chocolate break was very appreciated in this winter time! Thanks to our guide who gave us lot of information and anecdotes.
Well done tour
Inspire23646194387, Jun 2019
The information given was just right not to much and the tour was kept moving at a good steady pace. To bus trip was good then onto the walking tour of old Zurich. Then we loaded the boat had a nice ride around the lake to depart at the chocolate shop. Prices were great
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Denise H, Sep 2018
This tour was excellent when we took it in 2017. We had a great guide and a small group that continued on the cruise and to the chocolate factory. I'm not sure why Viator and the tour company had us on the list for the same day a year later. The tour company called to see why we were not at the meeting point. Can you make sure there is no cost implications to this mix up?We visited in September 2017 but that is not one of the choices below.
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Sujoco2, Sep 2018
Had a wonderful time on the Zurich tour. It was a beautiful day and really enjoyed the lake cruise.there was a .lot more walking then I expected and was not told there would be. But other than thatthe guide was great.
Valerie explained all the details about...
Gangadhar_J, Aug 2015
Valerie explained all the details about Zurich in detail and the trip was excellent
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