1. 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 Switzerland 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 - Rennweg: Swiss love flags and you get to see the flags of all 26 cantons here - 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: the 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 - Rechberggarten: relax in the beautiful garden near the University of Zürich - 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 that you can’t buy in your country Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. 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.