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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Sihlquai Bus Terminal, central Zurich
3 hours to 4.5 hours (depends on season)
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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If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Nice tour around town and then going to the small town outside of Zurich was very nice. Good guide who made the trip interesting and educational. Loved the slow boat trip back. Time to just relax and enjoy the Swiss countryside.
Reviewed by: Timothy B,
This was a great way to see Zurich on day one of our trip. it gave us great ideas on where to return for the following days. The boat ride was very nice as well. Well worth it!!