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An Introduction to Zurich

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Tue and Thurs
    01 Nov - 21 Dec & 4 Jan - 31 Mar: Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun
    22 Dec - 3 Jan: Selected dates

  • Duration

    2 hours and 15 minutes

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Sihlquai Coach Parking (or Bus Terminal), near Zurich main train station. This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 4 / 6 / 13. The closest tram stop is “Sihlquai / HB”.

    Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid any last minute rush.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Comfy coach ride through Zurich
  • Perfect introduction to the city
  • See the highlights of Zurich, complete with audio guide
  • Take a cog-wheel train ride


This tour is the perfect introduction to Zurich. Here, you'll see the highlights of Switzerland's largest city from comfortable coach seating. The tour lasts approximately 2 1/4 hours, and offers audio commentary via headsets.

Your coach will stop at various sites around Zurich for photo opportunities and explanations before arriving at Zurich's cog-wheel railway station. From the station, you'll leave the coach and take a ride to the Zürichberg district.


  • The tour starts from Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station). Following that, accompanied by a bi-lingual guide who will give live comments in English and German, you will be taken on a city tour of Zurich. Guests speaking Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese will enjoy all the up-to-date information via headsets by our modern Audio-Guide equipment. You will pass through Bahnhofstrasse (station street), one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Further on, proceed to the popular shopping street of Limmatquai and you will come across elegant old-guild houses. Visit Lindenhof, situated between Bahnhofstrasse and the left bank of Limmatquai. It is the site of a Roman fort and later of an imperial stronghold. You will see a fountain in the square that immortalizes a day in 1292 when the women of Zurich saved the city from the invaders. It is believed that when the city was on the verge of defeat, women resolute to avoid humiliation, donned armour and marched up to Lindenhof. Visit the largest church clock-face of Europe in St. Peter, the guild-houses and the lake (photo ops). Further on, proceed to the cog-wheel railway station (Dolderbahn) for an uphill ride into the Zürichberg district with its recently renovated hotel The Dolder Grand and superb mansions from the days of yore. As you further explore, you will come across elegant mansions, the University and Grossmunster (photo op) – a magnificent Romanesque and gothic cathedral, with a high Romanesque cloister. Visit the Fraumunster Church, founded in 853 AD by King Louis the German. The church was largely patronized by the kings and had the right to mint coins in Zurich until the 13th century. Appreciate its stunning stained glass windows by renowned French painter, Marc Chagall. Finally after a short introduction to the Old Town at the Fraumünster Church, the city tour will end here or at the Sihlquai bus parking.


  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Live Guide in English and German
  • Cog-wheel train ride
  • Audio-Guide in Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese with up-to-date information via headsets


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to operate

There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Nice Introduction
    06/19/2016 Alan C Wulkan, United States
  • 4
    Best of Zurich
    10/13/2012 E Thomas, United Kingdom
  • 4
    04/28/2011 Ashish Golcha, United Kingdom

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