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Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

1. Zurich: City Sightseeing Tour with Lake Cruise

See Zurich's top attractions on a three-in-one city highlights tour. Explore the city by bus to get an overview of the various districts. Embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Discover the city and its beautiful surroundings from the water during an audio-guided boat trip on Lake Zurich. Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse, and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbor. Continue along the lake, passing the Opera House and the university district with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zurich. Tour distinguished neighborhoods with stately mansions from glorious times past. Picture living by the popular Zürichberg recreational area.  After enjoying a short glimpse of the city, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps, drive past the Kunsthaus art museum down to the charming Old Town for your walking tour. Take in guild houses, churches, historic squares, and hidden gems as you listen to your guide's numerous anecdotes about Zurich. Then, say goodbye to your tour guide and take a short stroll along the picturesque Limmat to nearby Bürkliplatz. Embark on a scenic one-hour cruise on Lake Zurich, past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos. Enjoy stunning views of the Swiss city and the Alps from the water. Sit back and relax as you listen to compelling stories about the history of the city, the lake, and the surrounding mountains via an audio guide app on your own device before ending the tour back at Bürkliplatz.

Zurich: City Bus Tour with Audio Guide and Lake Cruise

2. Zurich: City Bus Tour with Audio Guide and Lake Cruise

Take advantage of a combo ticket that combines a sightseeing bus tour and a scenic cruise along Lake Zurich. See the best of Zurich, including the National Museum and the Kunsthaus, onboard an air-conditioned bus and navigate past beautiful lakeside villas. Climb aboard your bus to travel along the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center toward the lake to view the snowcapped mountains. Admire part of the old town with its magnificent houses and St. Peter, Grossmünster, and Fraumünster churches. Pass by the university quarter and the residential area of Zürichberg, the National Museum, and the Kunsthaus. Listen to detailed commentary about the city's fascinating history and culture. Take incredible pictures at the most scenic viewpoints during a short photo stop. Following your city tour, board a modern lake ship at the Bürkliplatz piers. Relax on board while passing picturesque villages and stately villas. Enjoy the fresh lake air and gorgeous city views in one direction, and the snow-covered mountain in the other. End your adventure back at Bürkliplatz.

Zurich: City Top Attractions Tour by Bus with Audio Guide

3. Zurich: City Top Attractions Tour by Bus with Audio Guide

See the best of Zurich onboard a reinvented Trolley, an air-conditioned Panorama bus that takes you on a round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s most populous city. Listen to detailed commentaries in one of the eleven languages available, and learn about the fascinating history and culture this beautiful city has to offer. Travel along the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center to the lake with a view of the snowcapped mountains, see part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. Pass by the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Take unforgettable pictures at the most scenic viewpoints during a short photo stop.

Zurich: Audio Guided City Tour and Train to “Top of Zurich”

4. Zurich: Audio Guided City Tour and Train to “Top of Zurich”

Take advantage of a combo ticket that combines a sightseeing bus tour and train trip up to ‘Top of Zurich’. See the best of Zurich on board a reinvented Trolley, an air-conditioned Panorama bus that takes you on a round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s most populous city. Listen to detailed commentaries in one of the eleven languages available, and learn about the fascinating history and culture this beautiful city has to offer. Travel along the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center to the lake with a view of the snowcapped mountains. See part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. Pass by the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Take unforgettable pictures at the most scenic viewpoints during a short photo stop. Onboard the Uetlibergbahn and travel on the steepest standard-track railway in Switzerland to the “Top of Zurich”, the Uetliberg (871 m above sea level). A short walk brings you to the summit and the lookout terrace next to the hotel restaurant Uto Kulm. Enjoy from here a fantastic view over the city, lake, forests and hills, to the white peaks of the Alps. The platform of the viewing tower at 900-meters above sea level offers the best view.

Zurich: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

5. Zurich: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: - Bahnhofstrasse: the main shopping street, elegant and luxurious - Lindenhof hill: offers one of the best views over the old town - Münsterbrücke: one of the best places in the city to have your picture taken - Grossmünster: cathedral and most famous building in Zürich - Paradeplatz: the financial heart of Switzerland - Lakeside promenade (Bellevue square & Bürkliplatz square) - Niederdorf old town district Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: - Old botanical garden: an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the financial district - Predigergasse: take pictures at one of the nicest alleys in Niederdorf old town district - University of Zürich: explore the main building that features an impressive courtyard - Library of the Law faculty: take a glass elevator & enjoy the stunning architecture by star architect Santiago Calatrava - ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology): the best university in Switzerland with many famous alumni and several free museums - Polybahn cog railway: historic railway that connects the universities to the city centre - Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall: an artwork of national importance that even many locals haven’t visited - Schanzengraben canal: stroll along this tranquil canal where locals relax during lunchbreak and feed the ducks - Schwimmbad Oberer Letten: check out the magnificent public swimming baths at River Limmat & cool down with a swim (optional) - Viaduct: explore the most innovative shopping street located under the arches of a train viaduct built in 1894 - Freitag Tower: climb the unique tower made of containers for a view over Zurich West (new part of town) - MFO Park: a brilliant example of the highest quality urban landscape architecture - Boat tour on River & Lake: take a boat ride on the tiny Limmat boats (boat ticket price not included) - Leisurely walk from Zoo to Rigiblick & Rigiblick cog railway: enjoy the best views of Zürich on the lake and the Alps (ticket price for railways not included) - Shop for the best quality Swiss chocolate Please note that visiting all the sightseeing places listed here is not guaranteed. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

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What people are saying about University of Zurich

The bus tour is very good for getting an overview of Zurich's main sites. The bus ran at a slower speed at the main points, allowing us to see it in better quality. The audio also added information and curiosities. I took this tour and recommend it.

Really really enjoyed the day tour!! Our guide Michael was super knowledgeable and kept us entertained and informed the whole time! He was also very organised and punctual too which made the experience that much better. Would 1000% recommend.

All perfect! Very clean coach and pleasant climate on board, despite the heat outside. Very courteous and nice driver in his ways. Very pleasant mini-cruise! Recommended experience.

Good value for the price and it brought the best feeling of the year. I’ll do it again if there’s opportunity.

the visit took place as announced, to be repeated 😉