Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

4.6 / 5

170 Reviews

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

From US$ 13.72 per person

The most popular 2-hour guided walking tour through Zurich´s historic old town offers fascinating insights into the city´s colorful history.

About this activity

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Duration: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Bahnhofstrasse and Lindenhof
  • Admire St. Peter’s Church, the Town Hall, Great Minster Church and the Fraumünster Church, which will be visited from the outside
  • Visit Niederdorf, Rindermarkt, and Paradeplatz
Full description
Discover Zurich’s fascinating Old Town and travel back through more than 2,000 years of history. Explore the winding alleys and hear legends of the city's foundation. Walk by the remains of the Roman baths, churches with monumental towers, and medieval guild houses on this 2-hour guided walk into the past. This tour through the Old Town is a rewarding journey of discovery for both visitors and locals. Come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of amazing buildings, stories, and anecdotes. You will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour
  • Zürich Card
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • In summer the tour is bilingual from Monday to Thursday and monolingual from Friday to Sunday
  • In winter the tour is bilingual on Wednesday and Sunday and monolingual on Saturday
  • You will receive a 50% discount on this tour if you have a Zürich Card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We booked very last-minute and were able to get in for this tour. When we met at the train station, we saw 30-40 people waiting for the tour group. Luckily, the tour company must have a limit to the number of people they will have in a single tour group as they separated us into a group of ~15 for our tour. Our tour guide was a resident of Zurich and extremely knowledgeable. She welcomed questions, which she answered nicely, and spoke loudly enough for everyone to hear. We went on this tour after exploring Old Town on our own for a few days, and this tour took us to places that we wouldn't have found or even known about on our own. The only (minor) criticism I'd have is that the tour ended at least 25 minutes early, which made us feel that we didn't get our full money's worth. Our guide attributed this to the able-footedness and pace of our group, but surely there would have been other things or places "on back up" for us to have seen to fill up what amounted to ~20% of our paid time.

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January 5, 2020

If you have time is is a nice way to see the city and get a quick run down of Zurich. Helps also get a feel of where certain sections of the city are and where you might want to come back to in your free. If you have problems walking this tour is not recommend as you have to be able to walk up hills and stairs. Not hard or strenuous but just need to be able to walk.

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December 4, 2019

Either the guide needs to speak louder at busy locations (train station or the busier part of town) or have a radio as they do in Florence. Unless you were standing right next to the guide (impossible for the number of people on the tour) it was extremely hard to hear what she was saying.

June 22, 2018

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