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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) Tours and Tickets

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Fed by clear glacial waters that flow down the Swiss Alps, the crescent-shaped Lake Zurich (Zurichsee) forms the scenic backdrop to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, which spreads along the western tip of the lake. Measuring 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length and 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) in width, this alpine lake offers an easily accessible escape to nature for those based in the city, with plenty of swimming spots, hiking routes, tranquil islands, and picturesque mountain scenery.

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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.39
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$63.39

Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate
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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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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.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.96
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$73.96

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

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Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey during the summer, 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.56
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$87.56
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Self-Guided Tour: Glacier Express Panoramic Train round Trip one Day
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Self-Guided Tour: Glacier Express Panoramic Train round Trip one Day

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Book a seat on the Glacier Express and experience one of the world’s most spectacular mountain train journeys, minus the stress. This self-guided option includes your round-trip ticket between Chur and Brig or Bern, plus a travel booklet to help you reach the start point. With less time spent on logistics, you can turn your attention to the sights; Oberalp Pass and Andermatt are two of the highlights.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.59
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$293.59

Zurich City Tour Experience

Zurich City Tour Experience

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If you want to experience all of the outstanding things Zurich has to offer in a single sightseeing outing, this is the tour package for you. Experience the town on this unique city tour with detailed commentaries in one of eleven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi.  The air-conditioned Panorama bus takes you on a 100-minute round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s largest city. The route leads across the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center of the lake with a view of the snow-capped mountains, part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. You’ll see the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. At the two most scenic viewpoints we will make a short photo stop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.93
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$35.93

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

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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.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.56
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$87.56
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Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

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Let your senses lead you through the tantalizing world of Swiss chocolate, with our all-inclusive adventure to a master chocolatier's kitchen in Kilchberg. Begin your journey with a whistle-stop tour of the city and local chocolate tasting, organized by your expert local guide, before heading to the headquarters of the most iconic chocolate crafter in Zurich. Discover how cocoa conquered Europe, evolving from a little-known bean into Europe’s favorite sweet treat. Watch molten chocolate being poured and molded into delicate truffles, then create your own chocolate masterpieces, guided by a chocolatier.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$242.08
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$242.08
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Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

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Enjoy a personalized experience in Switzerland and go off the beaten track when you book this private tour from Zurich, Bern, or Lucerne. Discover hidden places you wouldn't find on your own; enjoy the knowledge of your expertly qualified environmental science guide and enjoy the views in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,626.58
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$1,626.58
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Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

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Welcome to the Zurich City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide. Our tour offers a glimpse the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps famous Bahnhofstrasse and financial district, as well as the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein. We will also explore the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views, and the Old Town on a guided walk-through medieval alley. Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbour. Continue along the lake, passing the grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. Optional: Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on Lake Zurich with audio guide on crystal-clear Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.82
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$44.82

Zurich Highlights Tour

Zurich Highlights Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.93
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$35.93

Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

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If you’re short on time in Zurich, get more out of a city tour and book your own personal driver-guide. You’ll go straight to the highlights of the medieval old town, find impressive vantage points over Zurich Lake, and hear historical curiosities aplenty. Ample time is included for questions and local tips for places to go, and you’ll have the flexibility to customize the itinerary, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$283.29
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$283.29
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Are you willing to avoid the "tourist bubbles" and to discover the charm of the tiny cobblestone streets in the Old Town, to walk through the parks and pedestrian zones, to feel the smells, to hear the bells, to fill your bottle with fresh water at one of the 1200' fountains that Zurich has to offer, to enjoy the nearby nature oases and to relax on a ferry cruise? Then you're on the right page. This is the tour that offers you a good introduction to Zurich and great photo opportunities.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.96
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$66.96

The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour
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The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the best that Zurich has to offer during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as Paradeplatz, Lindenhof, St. Peter’s Church, the Roman baths, and much more. Learn about the rich history of Zurich and Switzerland from your tour guide and enjoy the panoramic views of the Old Town from the Grossmunster Church.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$51.51
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$51.51
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The Great Tour of Zurich

The Great Tour of Zurich

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Switzerland’s cultural capital on a half-day tour of Zurich and the quaint neighboring village of Rapperswil. With a knowledgeable guide, discover blooming rose gardens; see sweeping vistas of the snow-capped Alps; and stroll amid the verdant splendor of a deer park to see the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Marvel at the ancient castle that reigns over the village of Rapperswil and then conclude your tour with a tranquil boat ride on Lake Zurich.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.28
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$61.28

City e-bike tour
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City e-bike tour

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The best way to discover the most beautiful corners of the city is by e-bike: long distances and unknown spots can be reached in no time. Probably on no other city tour, guests will discover as many different perspectives of Zurich as on the guided e-bike tour. Additional Information • Participation from 16 years • No driver's license required • Feasible for anyone who can ride a bicycle • At the beginning there is a short instruction to use the e-bike • Execution in any weather. If the tour is not feasible due to bad weather conditions, you will be informed by phone. • Insurance and food is the responsibility of the participants
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.66
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$40.66

Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

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Join us on an exciting sightseeing tour of Zurich with its beautiful surroundings and explore all the city has to offer! Our local guide will take you by bus to some of the most famous landmarks and attractions, such as Bahnhofstrasse and the financial district, the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein, and the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views. You will also enjoy a guided walk through the medieval alleys of the Old Town. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and continue with a scenic drive along the Gold Coast to Meilen and cross Lake Zurich by ferry. You'll also ride the aerial cable car to the Felsenegg viewpoint, where you'll take in breath-taking views of the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps. This is a perfect tour for anyone who wants to see the very best of Zurich!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.03
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$80.03

Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise
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Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise

Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbor. Continue along the lake, passing the Grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. Tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area. After a short glimpse of the city, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps, you drive past the Kunsthaus art museum down to the charming Old Town. After saying good-by to your tour guide, embark at Bürkliplatz on an independent scenic one-hour cruise on Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.38
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$44.38

Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

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Enjoy the best walk of the city playing and learning. 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, French, Italian, Spanish
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34
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Lucerne and Mount Rigi - Queen of the Mountains - Private Trip from Zurich

Lucerne and Mount Rigi - Queen of the Mountains - Private Trip from Zurich

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,101.21
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$1,101.21
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Full-Day Private Zurich Sightseeing Tour and Chocolate Tasting

Full-Day Private Zurich Sightseeing Tour and Chocolate Tasting

Guided by a local expert - this is probably the most unique Zurich Tour you will find. A mixture between enjoying culinary delights like a Chocolate Degustation and a Swiss Picnic and to discover the known & hidden places of Zurich will make this day in Zurich unforgettable. Read our great reviews of the other Myswisspanorama tours. Highlights of the day: ✓Üetliberg trip – The Zurich Mountain with the perfect view for the best pictures ✓The contrasts of Zurich - City Tour (Old town, Langstrasse, Europaallee) with a ship cruise & a legendary Swiss Picnic ✓Easy walk to the most beautiful viewpoint of Zurich and enjoy a Premium Swiss Chocolate Degustation with a view. You can always customize this tour e.g. with more hiking, shopping, etc. Just let us know your dreams that we can create the best and most unique day for you in Zurich.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$607.78
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$607.78
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Breathtaking Private Hike with an Environmental Expert (1 day trip)

Breathtaking Private Hike with an Environmental Expert (1 day trip)

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Skip the tourist traps, go off the beaten path, and discover places in Switzerland that you'd never find on your own. This private and personalized tour from Zurich is led by an environmental-science qualified guide and takes you hiking through some of Switzerland's most majestic landscapes, from mountains to lakes and waterfalls.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$810.71
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$810.71
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From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

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OFFICIAL SWITZERLAND TOURISM MEMBER | Discover the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland with Myswisspanorama - privately with an environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). HIGHLIGHTS: ● Discover beautiful hidden places and landscapes on a private day trip in Switzerland. ● Get the unique chance to be guided by a local Swiss & environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). ● Enjoy a delicious Swiss picnic in a breathtaking landscape. ● Buy Swiss chocolate in the factory shop of the Swiss premium chocolate producer Läderach If you have any wishes or needs, let us know. We try everything to make your day unforgettable.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$748.91
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$748.91
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Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

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Receive the undivided attention of a private guide as you discover the spectacular city of Zurich on a 2-hour private walking tour. Admire popular attractions like Frauminster Church, with its prismatic stained glass windows, and gaze at the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. See, too, the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and explore the charming Old Town while listening to captivating commentary from your insightful guide. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour and customize the itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 2 hours
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$422.35
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$422.35
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Zurich with Cruise and Chocolate (Private Tour)

Zurich with Cruise and Chocolate (Private Tour)

Discover Zürich, Switzerland's business and cultural hub, on this versatile city tour! Listen to your multilingual guide pointing out the highlights of this unique city. Admire the Old Town on an entertaining stroll and relax during a one-hour cruise on Lake Zürich. Sweet finish of the day - the visit of the famous Lindt Chocolate Shop.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.75
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What people are saying about Lake-Zurich-Zurichsee tours and tickets

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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride
"You're tour guide was very nice, eleborat everything very good. We will recommend other people in our country"..."
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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate
"Rolf was very knowledgeable & polite. He would give us random facts as we were driving and even as we walked along the harbor."..."
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Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!
"An outstanding tour, led by Greg-an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who brought the city to life for us! Highly recommend for active people who are in good physical shape due to the pace."..."
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Self-Guided Tour: Glacier Express Panoramic Train round Trip one Day
"The views, the service, and the food. Excellent train connections. Wonderful experience overall. An experience that all adults of all ages would enjoy."..."
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Zurich City Tour Experience
"Excellent They were happy to serve us even with 2 of us in the bus Hope tourism picks up soon Difficult for lot of businesses after last 2 years of Covid"..."
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg
"The guides extensive knowledge of the area, and his ability to change the order to give the best experience considering the weather."..."
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Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour
"Lena did a great job getting us to the Lindt chocolate factory, doing the chocolate workshop and then showing us a different local chocolate shop as well as a great little bratwurst shop. Would highly recommend!"..."
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Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)
"Marc was so enjoyable and adaptable!! Met some wonderful people along the way and had some private moments too Best tour I have ever been on - period !!!!"..."
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Zurich Highlights Tour
"Everything was great. The guide who was the driver as well was professional. The van was comfortable and the tour well chosen"..."
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise
"Very informative... great experience of the city. Enjoyed ourselves. Thanks David for the tour of Zurich."..."
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The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour
"An incredible in depth walk of all of the key must see areas of Zurich. As an avid traveler I can tell you that David is the best of the best in this business. Very knowledgeable and accommodating."..."
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The Great Tour of Zurich
"Nice bus ride through Zurich seeing the highlights of the city. Really enjoyed the return boat ride on the lake."..."
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Breathtaking Private Hike with an Environmental Expert (1 day trip)
"My guide, Marc Gottwald, was the best hiking guide ever. Took me to the most beautiful blue lake. Felt like I was on top of the world. He was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. He explained to me about glaciers, flowers, weather, people, food, etc. Marc made this hike a 10+++."..."
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From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)
"I had the pleasure of spending the day with Marc. His knowledge of some of the best spots in the area combined with his understanding of composition was very helpful and made for a very productive day of capturing the essence of Switzerland. On a side note his off the hook customer service and personable style made fora memorable day."..."
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Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour
"Monica, our guide was terrific. You can feel her passsion for Zurich and it’s rich history back to Roman times. We enjoyed the time spent with her."..."
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