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The Great Tour of Zurich

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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration: 3 hours to 4.5 hours (depends on season) (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2460CITB
See all the main sights of Switzerland's cultural capital as your motor coach takes you for a drive around Zurich. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alps on your way to visit the rose gardens, deer park and castle in the village of Rapperswil, before enjoying a boat cruise on Lake Zurich.
This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center, a section of the Old Town, Fraumuenster Church with its famous Chagall windows, historical Limmatquai and the university district. Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps, we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'. The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.

After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Lake of Zurich (unescorted). There is a restaurant on board for your convenience. First possible boat back is scheduled to arrive at 3:25pm at Zurich Buerkliplatz Pier.

Between November and March there are no boats operating, so you return to Zurich by modern train 'Gold Coast Express' along the romantic road that follows the lake-shore.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Sihlquai Bus Terminal, central Zurich
Departure Time:
3 hours to 4.5 hours (depends on season)
Return Details:
In Summer when the cruise is included, tour ends at Zurich Pier (Buerkliplatz). In winter (Nov to Mar) return to Zurich Railway Station.

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The Great Tour of Zurich

Tour of Zurich

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Dan, July 2014

Our guide Peter was fun and knowledgeable, and this was a nice introduction to the city and lake area as our first day after the long overnight flight from the US. The boat ride back from Rapperswil was relaxing and scenic. Very nice and worth doing.

Incidentally, we saw Peter again the next day as he was running a Jungfrau tour that was slightly different from the one we were on, and he remembered us.

Reviewed by: Martha S, May 2014

Great trip with a knowledgeable guide!

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Tour code: 2460CITB