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An Introduction to Zurich

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours and 15 minutes

  • Start time

    May to Oct: Daily at 10am

    April to Oct: Daily at 12pm

    15 Oct to 23 Oct: Daily at 2:30pm

    Till 31 Mar 22: Mon, Fri, Sat & sun 1pm

  • 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

    Sihlquai Bus Station

Key Highlights

  • See major Zurich attractions with a photo stop at Lake Zurich
  • Scenic drive through Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake and the Alps
  • Enjoy live commentary in English and German
  • See the Financial district, University quarter and Limmatquai
  • Comfy coach ride through Zurich
  • Perfect introduction to the city
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town with its guild houses and churches

Overview

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 live commentary in English and German.

What's the plan:

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.

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).

Enjoy a scenic drive through Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake and the Alps.

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.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Live Guide in English and German

Exclusions

  • 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

  • Alan C Wulkan
    Nice Introduction

    Very good overview for anyone in Zurich for the first time....

    United States 06/19/2016
  • E Thomas
    Best of Zurich

    It was fun and enjoyed it even though it was raining. It was a bit difficult to find the pick up point. It may be helpful if you could put signs in the main railway stati...

    United Kingdom 10/13/2012
  • Ashish Golcha
    delightful

    the leonardo boutique hotel was an amazing surprise. The hotel appeared to be better than, as in pictures. Courteous staff, nice rooms and excellent locations.. thumbs up :)...

    United Kingdom 04/28/2011

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