City Guide


  • Switzerland map



Zurich Guided Tours

A tour of Zurich is the most comprehensive way to experience the city. Featured tour attractions include the Opera House, China Garden and the National Museum, as well as Limmatquai and its medieval Old Town. Take a cable car to Felsenegg or a ferry ride on Lake Zurich, and visit St Peter's Church to see Europe's largest clock face. Out of Zurich city, ride the ice flyer on Mount Titlis and visit Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station, or ride a sledge on Mount Rigi. A boat trip on Lake Lucerne is spectacular, as is the Picasso Museum in town. A tour to Rapperswil's medieval castle includes stops at local cheese and chocolate factories.

Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (from Zurich)

Venture aboard an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch - Towering at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) you're officically at the top of Europe! Your guided full day coach tour from Zurich takes you to the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. Ride the cogwheel train from Lauterbrunnen via Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station.Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe's longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries. The down hill mountain trip takes us to Grindelwald where our coach awaits us. Arrival in Zurich at approximately 8:00pm. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

Spend a full day at Mount Titlis on this guided coach tour from Zurich. Appreciate the Alps and their unmatched views from such great heights, including a cable car ride to the summit, a ride on the ice flyer and free time in Lucerne.Travel over Albis Pass along the shores of the Lake of Four Cantons before arriving in the quaint town of Lucerne. Stretch your legs and see the major sites as your English speaking guide takes you on a brief city tour. Afterwards, enjoy approximately one hour of free time where you can choose to take a closer look at the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Town Hall, or the new Concert and Congress Hall. Your coach tour continues to the mountain resort town of Engelberg where the breath taking journey skywards begins. Board Rotair, the rotating cable car for panoramic views of alpine glaciers and ice boulders as you ascend 10,000 feet (3020 meters). With approximately an hour and a half to enjoy the scenic Mount Titlis, bask on the sun terrace or dine in one of the numerous restaurants. Before your tour concludes, be sure to visit the Ice Grotto, ride the IceFlyer and the FunLift  for an up close viewing of the ice crevasses.Please note: You must advise upon booking if you require free use of a warm jacket or boots whilst on the tour. Please enter your gender, jacket and boot information (UK or US size) into the special requirement box at the time of booking. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

For a full day of summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride, descending the world's steepest cog-wheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne.Travel by coach over Albis Pass and along the Lake of the Four Cantons until arriving in Lucerne. Disembark for a highlight tour, including sightings of the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and Jesuit Church. Afterwards take approximately one hour at your leisure to stroll the car-free Old Town. There's an optional Toboggan ride down Switzerland's longest run at Frakmuntegg. (4500 feet / 1.4km) if you dare! You'll then continue to Kriens and board a panoramic gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mount Pilates. At 7000 feet (2132 meters), it was considered the forbidden mountain during the middle ages. Enjoy an hour and a half at your leisure admiring breathtaking views over surrounding mountains and lakes. Venture down the Dragon's Path and make the short hike to the summit before descending Mount Pilatus to Alpnachstad by Cogwheel railway. At a gradient of 48% it s the world's steepest! Your summer alpine adventures conclude with a picturesque boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne.This tour operates between May and October, however If you are traveling in late October,  the aerial cable car could be canceled due to poor or unsafe weather conditions. If this is the case, you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train. If traveling when boat is no longer in operation (approximately October 19),  you will return to Lucerne by train. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

Immerse yourself in a world of mountains and valleys, alpine lakes and meadows, waterfalls, gorges, caves and fascinating scenic reserves on a guided coach tour to Heidiland. Your full day tour includes a city tour of Zurich, Rapperswil's Old Town, the Toggenberg region and Liechtenstein Principality.After first doing a city tour of Zurich we follow Lake Zurich to Rapperswil, the city of roses. We visit the picturesque Old Town and its medieval castle; you will also have some time at leisure here. Then after crossing the Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the Alps we reach the lovely Toggenberg region whose pretty hill and valley scenery is perfect chocolate box material! In Vaduz, the capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein you will have more time at leisure. A visit to the Post Office is recommended; the famous stamps from this tiny state are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike. And finally we arrive at Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months we can visit Heidi's village. A pleasant short walk leads to a collection of typical mountain houses, a village shop, and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional. A beautiful trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, guarded over majestically by the Churfirsten mountain range brings to a close this most nostalgic of Swiss tours. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Zurich Afternoon City Tour

Combine culture and nature on this guided coach tour through Zurich and surrounding areas. Your half day tour includes a cable car ride to Felsenegg, a brief walking tour through old town and a ferry ride along the waters of Lake Zurich.Your local guide will point out the major sites including: Opera House China Garden National Museum Patriarchal Guild Houses Limmatguai and its medieval Old Town Shopping and business center on Bahnhofstrasse The clock face at St Peter's Church (the largest in Europe) Stretch your legs and take advantage of several photo opportunities, first at the Harbor, with its incredible views of Lake Zurich and afterwards visit the Fraumunster Church with its Chagall windows.Your tour continues to Adiswil for a cable car ride to Felsenegg (2600 ft / 800 m). At the landing platform enjoy spectacular views over small towns on Lake Zürich and the white tipped peaks of the Alps. After your return cable car back down, head for the lake and appreciate the sites of Zürich by ferry. Today's tour concludes with a bus ride along Zurich's Golden Coast. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Switzerland Mountains and Chocolates Tour from Zurich

Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland on this full day guided coach tour from Zurich. Sample local cheese and chocolate, walk the streets of Appenzell and catch an aerial cable car over Swiss Alpine peaks for a comprehensive insight into this region.You'll pass the medieval castle in Rapperswil before this morning's first stop in Stein. Disembark at the cheese factory, where the famous wheel-shaped Appenzeller cheese is made. In the small town of Appenzell, you're guide will accompany you on a brief walking tour past narrow pedestrian lanes and painted houses before driving to Brulisau. Board the aerial cable car to the panoramic Mt. Hoher Kasten. At 1800 meters, it offers breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and Austria's Voralberg. On returning to Appenzell, you have an hour to explore the quaint town on your own. Take a closer look at Swiss traditions housed within the Appenzeller Musuem or opt to shop and a stroll in the heart of town instead. Before returning to Zurich by coach, let the art of chocolate making seduce you at the Chocolate Factory Maestrani. Shopping here is definitely a must! Click here to find out more about this deal!

Interlaken - Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (from Zurich)

Venture to 'Glacier Village', in the heart of Switzerland's Alpine scenery for magnificent views and mountain-fresh air before paying a visit to beautiful Grindelwald, a well-known holiday resort. This is certainly a great way to escape the city for a real Alpine experience - all in a day's sightseeing!A beautiful tour to one of Switzerland's most magnificent Alpine regions! The guided coach tour takes you on scenic routes to Interlaken at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland. After some time at leisure in Interlaken journey to the well-known holiday resort of Grindelwald, which is nick-named the 'Glacier Village'. You will have enough time to explore this region on your own. An optional cable car ride (operates only late May - late October) to the sunny terrace of Mt. First at 2168m / 7113 ft is recommended - for a breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps. In the late afternoon meet your coach and guide for the return journey to Zurich. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich

With a half day to spare in Zurich, take a side trip by coach to the Rhine Falls. Embark on an optional boat ride and be thrilled - this is Europe's biggest waterfall!You'll venture to Northern Switzerland close to the German border, as well as driving through the renaissance inspired Schaffhausen. Originating from the 16th century, view the medieval Munot Fortress towering over the city. Your coach tour will return to Zurich via a stop at the Airport, where departing guests can choose to end their tour. The Rhine Falls tour offers added value for transiting guests who need to return to Zurich airport for flights departing after 2pm. Check in luggage is permitted on the coach and your airport return will be approximately 12:15pm. See the sites with an airport drop off included. There's no need to purchase an additional transfer! Alternatively for guests with early morning arrivals at Zurich airport, choose to board the Rhine Falls Tour at 9:45am. You can opt to conclude the tour back at the airport or alternatively Zurich Sihlquai.If you intend to disembark at Zurich airport, please provide all flight information at the time of booking. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Lucerne City Tour

Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne’s old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours for self exploration.Sit back and enjoy a beautiful coach ride over the Albis Pass and along the Lake of the Four Cantons shores to Lucerne. Upon your arrival, a short city tour will introduce you to the main highlights including the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall. Afterwards the rest of the day (approximately 6 hours) is yours to explore. Wander through the streets, over bridges and into Lucerne’s museums at your leisure. Some optional activities you may wish to consider at your own expense: Ride the new City Train Swiss lunch with Folklore Show (reservations necessary)Transport MuseumPicasso MuseumBoat trip on Lake Lucerne Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, Lucerne is bound to reveal the romantic and inspire the photographer in you, so don't forget your camera - the opportunities are endless! Note, no Folklore Show during the Winter. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6000 feet (1800 meters). Your guided coach tour also includes a cable car ride, a decent down the oldest cogwheel train in Europe and a trip to the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with its unique views over the snow-capped Alps!Next you're off to Weggis, from where a cable car and cogwheel train take you to the top of Mt. Rigi. Here you will have two and a half hours to soak up the breath-taking views, partake in an exciting downhill sledge ride or enjoy a walk in the snow. Admire the spectacular views over the Swiss Alps and thirteen lakes from the summit of Mt. Rigi. Should you need warm shoes, or a ski-jacket, these are provided free of charge to ensure you stay warm in Switzerland's winter weather.Descent by cog-wheel train, followed by a romantic boat ride to Lucerne. Enjoy up to two hours at leisure to explore the charming Old Town. Return to Zurich, where the tour will conclude.Please note:This tour includes a multi-lingual guide throughout the tour except for travel up and down Mount Rigi and during the boat ride. For this part of the tour, you will receive timetables and detailed information sheets about the journey. You can choose to stay on the mountain for one or two and a half hours. Click here to find out more about this deal!