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Zurich: Lindt Home of Chocolate Museum Entry Ticket

1. Zurich: Lindt Home of Chocolate Museum Entry Ticket

Visit the interactive Lindt Home of Chocolate Museum, built next to the historical Lindt & Sprüngli factory. Discover the long journey that cocoa takes from bean to bar on an audio-guided tour. See an impressive chocolate fountain in the entrance hall, over 9 meters tall. Learn how chocolate conquered the world and explore every step of the production process through multimedia exhibitions. Visit the tasting room, where you can savor a variety of chocolate delicacies. See the production line through panoramic windows and watch as new products are created.

Zurich: FIFA Museum Entry Ticket

2. Zurich: FIFA Museum Entry Ticket

Visit the must-see FIFA Museum in Zurich with this entry ticket. Immerse yourself in this museum created in honor of international football. Gain insight into football history, access all three floors, see over 1,000 exclusive exhibits and the famous FIFA World CupTM Trophy to top off your trip. Marvel at the museum displays exclusive memorabilia and apparel items, including the national soccer shirts of all the FIFA member associations.  Test out your footwork at the giant pinball machine, which invites visitors to playfully test their ball skills, guaranteeing plenty of fun for football or non-soccer fanatics. Football fan or not, no visit to Zurich is complete without a visit to the FIFA Museum. Besides learning the history behind FIFA and seeing the Football World Cup, you will also see the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup ball from the final in Vancouver.  Enjoy a visit to this interactive museum, which offers a great day out for all the family.

Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk and Bond World

3. Zurich: Day trip to Schilthorn, Thrill Walk and Bond World

An unforgettable journey through the Alps and walk in the footsteps of James Bond at the top of Schilthorn! At an altitude of 2970 m, enjoy the spectacular view, over 200 peaks and the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond with the interactive exhibition! Relive the mythical scenes of the movie "At His Majesty's Secret Service". The Skyline Walk is a gateway that offers you thrills! It overlooks a vertical wall and offers a panoramic view under your feet! Continue your visit with the thrill walk and walk 200 cliffs on suspended footbridge an adventure full of sensation in the middle of a unique landscape waiting for you! Take a break at the restaurant Piz Gloria which turns on itself to offer you a spectacular 360 * view. Then enjoy a free time in Interlaken before your return.

Lindt Home of Chocolate Public Guided Tour & Entry Ticket

4. Lindt Home of Chocolate Public Guided Tour & Entry Ticket

Discover the world of chocolate with a guide on a tour of the Lindt Home of Chocolate. Hear about chocolate's long history, try different types of Lindt chocolate at tasting stations, and try the chocolate at every step of the production process. Meet your guide and begin your journey through the history of chocolate. Hear about how the favorite drink of the Mayans became a luxury in Europe and later a part of everyday life. Stop at each tasting station and test your tastebuds. Enjoy a sample of pralines with a Lindt master chocolatier. Finish your tour with a tasting of the ingredients that make up chocolate and of preliminary products of chocolate production.

Zürich: Swiss Finance Museum Admission Ticket

5. Zürich: Swiss Finance Museum Admission Ticket

Find out about the first modern stock corporation, revolutionary business ideas, and how huge corporations have emerged from the 16th century to the present day. The permanent exhibition of the Swiss Finance Museum offers a comprehensive look into the Swiss financial market, and provides fascinating links between economic history and the modern innovations of the financial sector. Key historical pieces from one of the world's biggest and most important collections of securities will allow you to trace the development of our modern financial economy all the way back to the 16th century. This entrance ticket also allows you access to the annually changing special exhibition. Starting on October 18, 2019, the exhibition "Famous" returns by popular demand. "Famous – From the collection of the Finance Museum", gives visitors an insight into the lives of famous people, including Charlie Chaplin, Maria Theresa, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and many more, through the lens of historical securities.

Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

6. Zürich City Center Private Walking Tour & Lake Boat Cruise

After meeting your guide, you'll head for the Opera house using public transit. Then, continue on foot along lake Zürich to Bürkliplatz, the best place to capture the city, lake, and mountains in one photograph. Next take a short tram ride to Paradeplatz in the heart of the financial district before heading to Bahnhofstrasse for some window-shopping at some of the world's most exclusive brand stores. Footsteps away from Bahnhofstrasse, you'll arrive at the 17th century old town and walk to St. Peter's church. Then, your guide will take you to Lindenhof with its great view over the Limmat River and the Großmünster (church). You'll continue your tour to the Fraumünster (church), where Mark Chagall designed the windows, and then across the bridge to see the Großmünster, where the Protestant reformation took place in Switzerland.  Next, catch a small cable car uphill to the University of Zurich. From the terraces of the main university building you'll have a fantastic view out over the city of Zurich. Finally your guide will take you to the river boat station where you'll board a boat for a ride on the Limmat River. At the end of the 25-minutes-ride, your guide will take you back to your hotel or other location within the city..

Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

7. Discover Zurich Walking Tour in Russian

Tour the efficient commercial and cultural heart of Switzerland on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich’s major attractions. See all the main sights and neighborhoods and discover hidden secrets. A personable guide will lead you through streets lined with unique stores and handsome houses. Soak up the lovely atmosphere of the Altstadt, and wander along the banks of the Limmat River and Lake Zurich. Admire stunning views of the mountains and forests in the distance, and uncover hidden city gardens and terraces. Your guide can organize the itinerary to suit, with flexible starting times and places. Should you wish, a guided tour of Zurich’s 2 cathedrals can be arranged as a highlight of the tour. Admire the Chagall stained glass windows in the Fraumünster, and learn about the Reformation in Switzerland at the large Romanesque-style Grossmünster, one of Zurich's most recognized landmarks.

From Zurich: 7-Day Lakes and Alps Tour with Accommodation

8. From Zurich: 7-Day Lakes and Alps Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport – Overnight at Zurich Directly from Zurich airport, your experienced driver will arrange a comfortable transfer to your hotel with a luxurious vehicle. Enjoy a well-earned rest after your flight. Your helpful guidebook will point out some of the most amazing sights and activities that you can enjoy independently. Day 2: Zurich – Lucerne – Fluelen – Lugano – Overnight at Lugano Your driver-guide will be waiting for you at 08:00 to take to a 2-hour walking tour with a professional local guide, and you will stroll along the sights of Lucerne. Afterward, the Gotthard Panorama Express – will award you an epic 5.5-hour adventure across water and land by both boat and train -an experience you’ll never forget. The boat ride from Lucerne and Fluelen, and once in Fluelen, the luxurious train with bright panoramic windows will be waiting to take you through the Alps and the Gotthard tunnel to sparkling southern Switzerland - a region of Italian language and culture and home to Lugano – where your trip ends for today. Day 3: Lugano - Overnight at Lugano You’ll meet your driver-guide at 09:00 to discover fabulous Lugano – a little version of Italy in Switzerland. During your 2-hour walking tour, you’re certain to fall for the fantastic Italianate architecture, lakeside promenades, and other sights. Here we present two options for adventure - you might choose to visit the open-air museum, Swissminiatur, it’s a perfect view of Switzerland on a smaller scale with 120 intricate models of houses, castles, and monuments. You might select a visit to the FoxTown Factory Stores instead- a veritable temple of elegance and luxury, where shoppers can discover over 160 stores and 250 of the most prestigious international brands. Day 5: St. Moritz - Overnight at St. Moritz Enjoy your free day in St. Moritz on day 5. Located high in the Engadin area of the Swiss Alps, the fashionable St. Moritz has been a popular holiday hot spot for decades. The town has a fascinating cultural heritage involving many famous visitors and a recognizable style of Engadin architecture. Enjoy wellness treatments at Ovaverva Spa to refresh your body and soul. From the outside pools with massage jets and views of the mountains to the large bubbling hot tubs and 25-meter pools, Ovaverva has everything to enjoy the water both inside and in the fresh open air. Day 6: St. Moritz – Liechtenstein – Zurich - Overnight at Zurich Your driver-guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to explore the natural beauty and cultural glory of two countries, all in one day – Switzerland and Liechtenstein. You’ll travel through the stunning Swiss countryside with crystal-clear alpine lakes and sweeping mountain vistas to visit the fascinating Vaduz – Liechtenstein’s capital. Day 7: Departure - Zurich Airport We are at the end of our trip, full of colorful moments. Your driver will be ready and waiting to take you back to the airport to catch your flight home.

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What people are saying about Zurich

This is a definite must do in Zurich. The chocolate fountain upon arrival, the tour from pod to production is interesting and the Swiss pioneers of chocolate to make life sweeter. The tastings and the shop with all the flavours is absolutely incredible. Even the coffee comes with a Lindt treat. Loved it

Really enjoyed tour Value for money Great directions I have used three different tour company’s on this trip to Europe and find “ get your guide “ to be the best I all all I will use in Australia!?

A special attraction of its kind. An experience for the whole family. correctly planned in terms of times. A perfect place to spend Sunday with the whole family

Bella esperienza per conoscere la storia di uno dei migliori prodotti in termini di cioccolata. Stupenda la degustazione alla fine dell'esperienza!

A lovely experience and I learnt alot about chocolate. They have some unexpected surprises. Enjoy