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Zurich City Tour and Cable-Car Ride

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4 - 4½ hours

  • Start time

    From Zurich City Centre: 1pm, All Year Round

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

  • Perfect for first time visitors to Zurich
  • Included guided tour of Zurich's Old Town
  • Explore Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's world-famous shopping district


This tour is perfect for a quick overview of Zurich and the breath-taking surrounding landscape! Lasting around four hours, the tour takes you first to Zurich's main attractions, such as St Peter's Church and the Guild Houses of Zurich's Old Town.

After a tour of Zurich, you'll travel along Gold Coast, the shore of Lake Zurich, taking in the beautiful view before hopping on a cable-car to Felsenegg, one of the best lookout points in Zurich.

What's the plan:

This tour starts from the Sihlquai bus terminal. Following that, accompanied by a multi-lingual guide speaking English and Spanish, you will be taken on a city tour of Zurich.

You will be shown the main sites of Zurich including the Old Town, St. Peter’s Church - the largest church clock-face in Europe, the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse (station street), one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Visit the popular Limmatquai and you will come across elegant old Guild Houses. Make a photo stop at the harbour and enjoy incredible views of Lake Zurich, the city and surrounding hills.

Take a short walk through the Old Town and pass through old-guild houses. Visit the Fraumünster 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.

Heading out of the city, the journey continues along the “Gold Coast” to Meilen where you board the ferry and cross the pristine waters of Lake of Zürich to Horgen. Continue to Adliswil for a 5-minute cable car ride to Felsenegg (800 metres), where you can enjoy beautiful views over Zurich. 

Return by coach to Zurich and tour ends at the Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).

Please note that the aerial cable car ride will be replaced by cogwheel railway “Dolderbahn” to viewpoint during spring maintenance in March 2023.

From 1 to 6 Apr 2023 and in March 2024: Aerial cable car replaced by cogwheel railway (due to aerial cable car maintenance)


  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Live guide (English and Spanish)
  • Cable-car ride Ferry-boat ride


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

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Please note

Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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.

Aerial cable car ride to viewpoint Felsenegg (replaced by cogwheel railway “Dolderbahn” to viewpoint during spring maintenance in March 2023)

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

  • Shahbaz Hasan


    United States 09/03/2016


    Turkey 04/29/2016
  • Nicola Cook

    My first time doing a coach tour so nothing to compare it with but I'd definitely do another one.

    United Kingdom 08/25/2015

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