Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

Zürich, Switzerland
Private tour of the best of Zurich Sightseeing Food and Culture with a local

From USD 86.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • In-person guide
    • Ferry Ride
    • Cable Car Ride
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guided Old Town walk
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Private transportation
    • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Limmatstrasse 4
      Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

      Address (for GPS): Sihlquai Coach Parking Limmatstrasse 4 8005 Zürich Check-in Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Swiss Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

    Start time

    01:00 pm

    End point

    • Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
      Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    What To Expect


    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Lake Zurich

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free


    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    60 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 60 reviews
    Wonderful trip
    Tin_S, Sept 2023
    Wonderful trip. We enjoyed ourselves during the whole trips in Zurich, Switzerland. The tour guide explained us history of buildings, People and their culture in details.
    Location hard to find
    Brenda_C, Sept 2023
    We missed it! We could not find the meeting place. We asked at our hotel, a biker in the street, 2 women walking, a police officer, and even a taxi driver. We gave up. No one knew where Limmitstrasde, or whatever it was, was.
    Great but longer than needed
    Ralph_S, Sept 2023
    Picturesque and four modes of transportation. The guide was great. But we had over tow hours on top of the mountain. Unless you are a hiker or shopper there is nothing to do after the first half hour of picture taking.
    I wouldn’t recommend it
    Julie_L, Sept 2023
    This was the worst tour I’ve been on through Viator. I planned it for my first day in Zürich so I could get a feel for the city. We drove around on the bus where you couldn’t really see anything and didn’t have a way to take pictures. We then took a walking tour of old town, which was basically just a courtyard. This was all very rushed so the people that were going on the including boat tour could get to the pier. The boat tour group was instructed to walk to the pier on their own, while the bus returned the rest of the participants to the original pick up point. The boat tour people had to get back on their own. Since I was unfamiliar with the city and quite some distance from my hotel, I had to figure out how to purchase a transportation pass and negotiate the Zürich transportation system without speaking the language. This proved to be quite challenging, I was not a task I was prepared for at the time .
    Overview of the city of Zurich. Toured Old Town and learned history of the city and current cultural trends.
    Sharon_S, Sept 2023
    Enjoyed the cable car and ferry across the river. Would have loved to see the inside of the churches. Really enjoyed the view of the city from the University.
    nice way to Zurich in an afternoon
    Susan_D, Sept 2023
    vernacular ride was very cool but the ferry boat ride was disappointing. I liked sitting in the back of the bus :-)
    Excellent overview of Zurich
    Deborah_B, Aug 2023
    We really enjoyed learning about the history and events that have shaped Zurich. Superb guide & driver.
    Good overview
    Barbara_H, Aug 2023
    You get a good overview of Surich and the surroundings. I would have liked time to go into the church. Guide organized
    Our tour guide was really...
    Jenna_F, Aug 2023
    Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and I learnt a lot about the city! I think there was quite a bit of wasted time though, and other parts of the city that would have been more beautiful as photo stops rather than the ones we were taken to.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Dear jenna thanks for your feedback we are glad you had a good time with the guide, the tour is designed in a way that it interests most guests, however we take this as a feedback to improve.
    Worthwhile Tour
    Anne_B, Aug 2023
    Tour Director was great! And the tour provided a good, varied oversight of Zurich from the City to lake and aerial tramway. Information was interesting and helpful!
    Good tour if you want a all in one experience
    Anusha_V, Aug 2023
    The best way to tour the city especially on a rainy day. The guide was pretty good with explaining all things about Zurich old town, the gold and silver coast. The extended tour is a food taste of the city plus nearby experiences on a gondola ride.
    If only one day in Zurich…
    Diane_P, Aug 2023
    Gil and our driver were such gentlemen and wonderful hosts. We were a family of 8 traveling with young twins. The pace was perfect and we so enjoyed learning about Zurich and seeing sights we never would have discovered on our own. Loved the view from the top of the hill and cable car ride!!
    Seeing the city of Zurich
    Marianne_M, July 2023
    The tour guide and bus driver were very nice. City of Zurich is beautiful. Ferry ride and cable car a big plus with the kids.
    Zurich Tour - not too shabby
    Casey_R, July 2023
    Good tour. Just hot and few annoying people on bus lol. Enjoyed the ride up most. Great and beautiful views. You’re guide was nice and friendly.
    Great 4.5 hour outing
    Dawn_R, July 2023
    I really enjoyed this tour. I only had 2 days in Zurich and I wanted to see as much as I could. I would not have done the areas on this excursion on my own regarding the cable car and I’m glad I got to see the view from the top and see a more outer region of zurich.
    Beautiful holiday
    DrAR_K, July 2023
    Well organised tour guide been helpful, enjoyed Zürich good weather indeed, Did try best food from different countries Local people very friendly
    A great tour
    MonaLi, July 2023
    The tour lady is very friendly, knowledgeable and kind. She Gave us the history, culture, political and of city Zurich and the country of Switzerland . She did a great job. The only thing that we not satisfied was the hours was too short . We need more Time to walk on the city and sight seeing.
    Very relaxing
    Raj_A, July 2023
    Very convenient time and start and end point...nice overview of Zurich and surrounding...very interesting.
    Good experience within short time
    Demuni_D, June 2023
    Bus ride and explanation was good. Enjoyed visit at top of the hill view. I can recommend some one with limited time in Zurich
    Not all good or bad
    Margaret_D, June 2023
    This trip was not all English speaking and could not hear a lot of what was said. The stops were very quick & as older adults we really had a hard time keeping up. At the bathroom stop the guide did not know if you had to pay for the toilet or not, which I thought would be helpful to participants. The sights were really nice and we met some wonderful people which is why I graded it a 3… make the most with what your surrounded with.
    Response from Host, June 2023
    Dear Margaret thanks for your feedback, we are sorry to hear this, we will try to improve the guest experience.

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