Zurich City Tour Experience

Zürich, Switzerland

From $39.43

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you want to experience all of the outstanding things Zurich has to offer in a single sightseeing outing, this is the tour package for you. Experience the town on this unique city tour with detailed commentaries in one of eleven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi.  The air-conditioned Panorama bus takes you on a 100-minute round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s largest city. The route leads across the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center of the lake with a view of the snow-capped mountains, part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. You’ll see the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. At the two most scenic viewpoints we will make a short photo stop.
  • Tour of Zurich on the Zürich Reinvented Trolley Experience
  • Travel through parts of pretty Zurich Old Town to see Munster Square
  • Admire hillside villas on the Zurichberg and stunning Alpine peaks from the lakeside
  • A most comprehensive city tour with audio-guided commentary in 11 languages

What's Included

  • Transport by reinvented Trolley
  • Audio guided commentary with 11 languages
  • Wifi on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuity to driver

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Select a start time to suit your schedule and then climb aboard the reinvented Trolley on an environment friendly trip at the centrally located Sihlquai Bus Terminal in Zurich. 

Cruise past popular attractions like the sophisticated shopping district of Bahnhofstrasse, a place considered one of the world’s best shopping areas, and the architecturally rich university district. Admire from the outside the Church of Our Lady (Fraumunster); enjoy the pretty buildings of Limmatquai; and admire the exterior of some of the world’s finest museums. 

Capture photographs of the charming Old Town as you travel towards opulent hillside villas backed by the sky-piercing summits of the Alpine mountains. Enjoy a moment of tranquility beside the glittering Lake Zurich and then return to your original departure point, where the tour concludes.

Zürich, Bus Station

Admission Ticket Free

Bahnhofstrasse (Pass By)

Paradeplatz (Pass By)

Lake Zurich

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Town (Pass By)

Grossmunster (Pass By)

Fraumunster Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Zürichberg (Pass By)

Landesmuseum (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • no health restrictions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

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.

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Traveler Tips

City tour Great way to see city parts not easily got to by walking.
I discovered heaps of sites and interesting points I wouldn’t have known to visit and the short stops were a great opportunity to stretch ones legs and take some photos.


218 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Worthwhile and great overview. Recommended
JamesD_S, May 2023
Good overview and nice stop points for photos and bathroom breaks. Company was very accommodating for allowing me to bring my luggage
Not heat at all
Bernadette_W, May 2023
During the two hour tour there was a 20 minute stop but we couldn’t even get access to the building we stopped at. Very mundane commentary.
christian_d, May 2023
Fantastic. Driver so helpful and friendly. Helped those who needed it on and off the tour bus. Good pace and excellent audio guide. Really felt l got a good sense of the city centre.
This was a very nice trip...
dcfmbr56pj, May 2023
This was a very nice trip around a beautiful city. It allowed you to see the highlights so that you could go back and explore at your leisure later on.
Great Overview!
Kurt_S, May 2023
The tour gave us a great overview of the city! They pointed out landmarks to explore after the tour. Very comfortable bus!
Great information on Zurich
Brian_W, Apr 2023
Great bus ride though Zurich. We learned so much more about Zurich and really made our stay in Zurich that much more fun.
Zurich with Grayline tours
diana_b, Apr 2023
Good overview of Zurich. I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 because I prefer a guide who personally shares details about their city. This bus offers an audio guide in your preferred language. The tour was very informative and interesting regardless.
I don't recommend this company to my friends
ARLENE_D, Apr 2023
It is not a good memorable experience to be honest..I paid £31 for a 2 and a half hour city tour but starting from 9:45 but we finished at 11:15..the driver ia unfriendly not talking and we only stopped 2 times for 10 mins each stopped..
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We are sorry to hear of your disappointment and harsh words about our Zurich City Tour Experience. We would like to mention that the duration of the tour is offered at around 100 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours with two photo stops. You booked the tour on a public holiday (Good Friday), on Sundays and public holidays you encounter less traffic in the city and the traffic runs smoothly. However, due to the audio guide system, it is necessary for the driver to slow down to a certain speed so that all the commentary on the sights is spoken and our guests get a complete tour. We hope that our explanations were helpful and that you still enjoyed a nice, memorable stay in Zurich.
Bus Tour of Zurich
Adam_B, Apr 2023
This was a great way to see Zurich and learn about the history of the city as well as determine where i wanted to spend more time.
Relaxed adventure
245646342, Mar 2023
We had so much fun on this trip, the countryside was beautiful. I liked going to my destination in comfort and style. The tour guide on board was very knowledgeable too
Good to get an overview of the city
Connie_P, Mar 2023
Our flight was delayed four hours and we missed our originally scheduled tour. We had no issues rescheduling it. The staff and tour bus driver were very nice.
Tour was awesome. It...
Sanjay_C, Feb 2023
Tour was awesome. It actually helped us when we were walking around and pinned point where the bus stopped. It was worth every penny
Informative, interesting and professional
Vikram_S, Dec 2022
Tour location easy to find; it started on time and had multiple language options for the audio. Very informative, interesting and professionally run.
Worthwhile tour of the city
Danny_P, Dec 2022
Wonderful short tour to get an insight into Zurich. Pick up location is convenient and easy to find, the coach was clean and family friendly
Good overview of city
Rachel_D, Dec 2022
The tour was an overall good overview of the city. I really enjoyed it. My only complaint was that we left a little late, then we didn’t do one of the stops which I was looking forward to, and then we returned 15 mins early. We should have had the opportunity to make the stop. That was disappointing.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for sharing your impression on our Zurich Experiene City Tour. We appreciate your compliment about the comprehensive information and the overview of the city. You are right at the moment there is a large construction at the Lakeside where we use to have our first stop. We had to skip it because of construction work and the parked construction machinery which makes it impossible to stop there. We hope you had a chance to go to the lake to enjoy the splendid view into the Glärnisch Alps with good weather.
Basic central city tour with audio commentary
Mercedes_D, Nov 2022
Nothing memorable. Normal and basis central Zurich city tour. Audio commentary available in various languages.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We regret that we did not meet your expectation with our city tour of Zurich. Still I hope that you got some interesting comment about the sights, history and culture of Zurich.
Good tour to get to know the city in a quick way.
ElvieraT_P, Nov 2022
A quick tour of the city is always works for me to give myself an helicopter overview pf what the city could over. From this overview then I could explore which part of the city I would to know better.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for letting us know your experience on our city tour. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the nearly 2 hour city tour and could decide from the overview given where in Zurich you would want to spend more time.
Disappointed with this tour.
Barbara_S, Nov 2022
I was not impressed with this bus tour. We passed a lot of important places and buildings, but it was hard to see them behind trees and the glare of the sun. It would have helped to have a route map so we knew where we were. We did have one stop to get out and take pictures, but I thought the description of the tour said 2 stops. This was our only day in Zurich, so I was disappointed with what little we saw.
Great Option For A Quick City Overview
Dane_W, Oct 2022
My wife and I only had me full (rainy) day in Zurich and wanted to make the most of our time. This tour was very informative. The bus was vey modern and comfortable.
Incredible Zurich
Rolex_K, Oct 2022
The tour was incredibly informative and would recommend anyone to view the beautiful City of Zurich.
Take it!
Karina_M, Aug 2022
Great City Tour! Multiple stops to take pictures and take breaks. Enjoyed the audio that was provided by the tour. Lots of interesting facts.
Recommend it.
Ajay_D, Aug 2022
Nice tour, everything was as described. Tour guide was nice to stop by couple of places to take some pictures.
Getting to know Zurich in two hours!
Marjeta_v, Jul 2022
I loved learning the background history of the city and the country. Very informative, excellent value for a short visit.
Bus driver very friendly...
Burr_L, Jul 2022
Bus driver very friendly and expert driver through narrow streets. Audio was very informative and enjoyed the 2 hour overview of the sights in Zurich. Made a couple photo stops. Never a bad experience with Viator.
Great tour
Debra_J, Jul 2022
Stopped at lake was the best for me. Maybe a little more time. Zurich is a beautiful city. The bus was air conditioning. I enjoyed the tour with family
Great city but horrible trip to show it
Rajinder_R, Jun 2022
I wouldn’t recommend this trip. It’s too short. Driver had a short-temper. He did not provide any information where trip will end and how would you get back. He dropped us on the side of the road and pointed to the boat cruise and left. He didn’t even give us the tickets that we purchased and we have to purchase again. Horrible experience.
Excellent first new comers to Zurich
kuchakulla_R, May 2022
Excellent They were happy to serve us even with 2 of us in the bus Hope tourism picks up soon Difficult for lot of businesses after last 2 years of Covid
The need for an open top bus tour is a must.
Helen_K, May 2022
The bus got stuck in traffic and wasn’t entertaining and given the fact it was a beautiful sunny day, having an open top bus tour would have meant a bit of sun, even if the information on the headset wasn’t awe inspiring.
Nice tour
Mahitha_R, May 2022
It was a vey nice way to see the whole of Zurich in a short time. Very informative as well. The best part was that my husband & me were the only people in the entire bus!
Elham_B, May 2022
Excellent tour and the tour guide was very nice person. We really liked the tour. He was very friendly

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