Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

Zürich, Switzerland

From $84.84

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the best of Switzerland's business and cultural hub on a half-day tour of Zurich. Follow your guide to the city's top attractions, including the shopping haven of Bahnhofstrasse, the Opera House, National Museum, and charming Old Town. Tour the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views and then take a 30-minute cruise on Lake Zurich. Top off the trip with a stop at the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate, where you can marvel at the world's highest free standing chocolate fountain. After an audio-guided tour through the museum, taste as much chocolate as your heart desires before returning by coach to Sihlquai Coach Parking.
  • Half-day Zurich tour by coach and on foot, led by a guide
  • Explore Zurich by coach, passing the National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, and Opera House
  • See the sights from the water on a short cruise across Lake Zurich
  • Visit the new Lindt Home of Chocolate and enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting
  • Discover the noble Zürichberg district with spectacular views

What's Included

  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation by comfortable coach, boat and public transport
  • Guided walk of Zurich's Old Town
  • 30-minute public boat cruise on Lake Zurich, followed by 15-minute walk to Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate incl. chocolate tasting
  • 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich (fare zones 110+150)
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Coach Terminal, close to Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

End point

  • Zurich HB
    Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

    The tour ends at the Zurich Main Train Station (Zürich HB) which is located very centrally in the City.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in central Zurich, and hop aboard your coach for a highlights tour of the city.

Pass the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and Zürich's famous financial district, learning about the history of the area from your guide as you go. Enjoy views of Lake Zürich before traveling past the renowned Opera House to the Zürichberg district.

Visit noble quarters with magnificent villas from past times. Take in panoramic views of the city and the Alps before heading to the university quarter.

There, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and Zürich's Museum of Art, arriving in the charming Old Town. Learn about Zürich's history as you walk through the medieval streets and admire the town hall, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the Grossmünster cathedral, and the Fraumünster church, which showcases stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall.

Continue to the banks of Lake Zurich and climb aboard a boat for a sightseeing cruise. After taking in the surrounding scenery from the water, enjoy a leisurely walk along the shores to the Lindt Chocolate shop in Kilchberg to sample some of the specialties of the world-famous chocolate factory. Your tour concludes with a coach ride and drop-off back at your original departure point.

Zurich (Pass By)

Bahnhofstrasse (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • During the 30 minutes cruise it's possible to have a drink or a snack (not included)
  • This tour includes a 15 minutes leisurely stroll along the lake to reach the Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Routing may have to be amended due to construction work or public events
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Get a 24-hour ticket to get familiar with Zürich’s excellent public transport system
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 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

Way too high price, it's very easy they can reduce the tour prices, for this amount I feel not worth.
188 reviews
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Well worth the time and money
Jon_C, Mar 2023
This tour is fantastic if you would like a little taste of multiple things. If you are looking for an extremely in-depth tour of Zurich, including sights and history, this may not be the tour for you because it is not designed that way. It was a great way to get my bearings around the core of the city so that I could explore on my own afterwards. We got a little taste of some of the sights, such as the 4 Protestant churches, and a gorgeous boat ride along the lake. The final stop at the Lindt museum, just by itself, made the tour worth it for me and I am far from a chocolate fanatic. For those looking for a more comprehensive experience of the city, I would suggest perhaps beginning with this tour to get a sense of what is around, and then try to hone in on what really interests you. For me as a traveller from Canada visiting Switzerland for a few days for work, this was perfect! I had never been to Switzerland before, and I'm generally not great at planning out activities for myself, so this was incredible because I got a taste of a number of things, and the next time I return I can focus in on the things I enjoyed most.
Leah_B, Mar 2023
Fun and informative, with lots of chocolate samples. The walking tour could have been longer because I felt like there was much more to see in old time. We could have skipped the first part driving around and getting lost. *the guide Lars was great!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Leah, Thank you very much for participating in our Zurich, Cruise & Lindt Home of Chocolate tour and sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear that the tour procedure didn’t live up to your expectations. We agree with you that there are many beautiful corners in the old town worth to visit. Nevertheless, the goal of our tour is to show our guests the main highlights of Zurich, not only the old town, which cannot be visited by foot in such a short period of time. Additionally, not all guests have the same preferences or mobility level. Many appreciate seeing the main highlights of the city while sitting in a comfortable bus for some time during the tour. As the old town can easily be explored on foot, we also include a guided walk of 30 minutes in the heart of the city centre in the tour, as stated in Viator. We hope the chocolate experience and your tour guide Lars made up for the inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you in our tours in your next visit to Switzerland. Thank you again for helping us improve our services with your feedback! Best regards, Ambika from Best of Switzerland Tours
The guide was very...
Julia_K, Mar 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Despite the snowy weather, it was a great tour of Zürich city and ending with chocolate tasting. Highly recommend!
Had a great time.
barbara_a, Feb 2023
Enjoyed the tour would definitely recommend. I enjoyed every part of the tour, however I really had a good time at Lindt.
Worth every penny.
Ariel_V, Jan 2023
The Guide was very informative throughout the tour. It was also nice traveling throughout the city by different transportation modes.
Great Experience!
Sudeep_R, Jan 2023
Our Tour Guide, Mr. Peter is a very knowledgeable person, basically born in Swiss and knows everything about Swiss. At the end of the tour, he even helped many participants find their way back to airport, hotel etc, by showing the right public transport/combination to be used. My hotel was walking distance from the start/end point, but most had to find their way back somewhere, and Swiss cabs are outrageously expensive.. About the tour, its very scenic and if you need to see the city in one day, this is a great option. Lindt was awesome, had way too many free Chocolates! Good work Mr. Peter.
Wonderful experience
Kirsty_M, Jan 2023
I had a wonderful experience on this tour. Viator was great with helping me book my ticket and our guide Francesca was amazing she went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. She was also very knowledgeable and had lots of great tips on what to do in Zurich. I would highly recommend this tour.
Amazing funfill Experience
Devesh_K, Jan 2023
This experience was amazing and it's worth more then 5 stars, The best of switzerland tours is by far the best
Good way to see Zurich in a short period of time
ckelly1, Dec 2022
The bus ride and river cruise provided us the opportunity to see Zurich. We enjoyed the Lindt Chocolate factory; in addition to sampling all the chocolate we wanted, hearing and reading about the history of chocolate was very educational. Downside: there were 43 tourists; too much for one guide. We were supposed to meet the guide in the lobby at a certain time for the return to the bus station. We never found the guide, so we had to catch the train back to the center of the city. It turned out to be a good experience that otherwise we would not have done.
Phenomenal tour!
Jennifer_F, Dec 2022
Loved the walking tour of the old town and the chocolate tour was amazing! It was like a high tech Willy Wonka experience. Fantastic guide Verena!
Worth the chocolate factory visit but..
The tour guide was in a rush which caused us to rush and don’t have time to take good pictures. Moreover, the tour guide was very loud and only attended people by favouritism.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Dheventhiran, Thank you for taking our Zurich, Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate Tour and sharing your experience with us. We are very sorry to hear that your guide's service did not meet your expectations and will be happy to pass your feedback on to help her improve. We sincerely regret that your departure has been delayed due to a misunderstanding in bus dispatching. Although all guides are trained to deal with difficult situations, it can still be stressful and we apologize if your tour guide made you feel rushed. By reversing the itinerary we ensured that you would get to enjoy all the included services and hope the little gift at the chocolate museum made up for the inconvenience caused. We hope that you will keep your visit to Zurich in good memory and would be delighted if you gave us a second chance to convince you of the high quality of our tours during your next visit to Switzerland! Kind regards, Ambika and Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
Zurich Cruise
Valerie_W, Dec 2022
Excellent staff and a really good trip that took in the sights of Zurich and the delicious chocolate factory.
Long day
Lucas_M, Dec 2022
This was a fun tour, but it can definitely be done solo. You don’t need an organized trip for Lindt. Catch the boat and go it alone, but if you want 0 to worry about, this is the trip for you!
Ehhh. Not as sweet as the chocolate
T_R, Dec 2022
I didn't know what to really rate this. My AirBNB is in Old Town and I was here for 2.5 days before this trip so I saw the churches, lake Zurich and some of the other parts of the tour on my own beforehand while I was exploring. The boat cruise is cool. 25 minutes. Lindt is great! But once you get your entry into it, you're pretty much on your own and can stay as long as you like or as short as you like. You have to take a public bus back (you get a pass for it though) . I just called an Uber bc it was faster even though I had to pay. If you're going to explore on your own and do the Lindt tour yourself, do it that way. If you need help getting around and don't want to plan, do it with this trip. Oh. The tour went 10-2 so no lunch provided and was starving
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear T_R, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review about our Zurich, Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate tour. We are very sorry to hear that the program of this tour didn’t meet your expectations. Our city tours are designed to show the highlights of the city to newcomers. If guests have already explored the city, then this tour might not be the ideal one. The visit to the chocolate museum cannot be guided by our tour guides due to the high amount of visitors they welcome every day. However, there are audio guides available in multiple languages. After the visit, our guests can decide if they would like to return with the tour guide to the meeting point or stay longer. With the 24-hour ticket that they get from us, they have the possibility to continue exploring the city center by public transport like a local. We consider this contributes to the overall value of the tour and also we haven’t received any negative feedback about it. We apologize if you didn’t have the chance to get some food during the tour. While the tour starts at 10 am, and guests can have breakfast before departure, there are few possibilities to grab food during the tour. For instance, on the boat, or during the stay in the museum where guests have time to not only buy sweet souvenirs in the shop but to have lunch in the cafeteria. We hope this experience hasn’t hindered you from enjoying our beautiful city and look forward to welcoming you back on a tour during your next visit to Zurich! Best regards, Ambika from Best of Switzerland Tours
A day in and around Zurich.
Johniene_D, Dec 2022
We enjoyed the driving tour of the city. We really enjoyed the walking tour. The guide walked considerably faster than most could keep up with. The cruise was okay. The chocolate museum was great. We got lessons in using public transportation on the way back fro the museum.
Family Fun
Dimple_S, Nov 2022
Hello, We had a great time and tasting chocolate in different forms was really amazing. Thank you so much!
Wonderful Zurich
Bernadette_C, Nov 2022
Tour guide was friendly and informative. Bus was impeccable. Sites chosen were wonderful. Of course, Lindt was delicious.
Beautiful and tasty
Joe_M, Nov 2022
Had a great driver and tour guide, it was clear there was walking, but some people on tour didn’t read well and were caught off guard by the walking, we loved it to get in and see things.
Lindt chocolate tour
MarieCecile_A, Nov 2022
Francesca was excellent & very helpful, took us to the bus station. She knew her stuff around the city of Zurich vacation.
Worth it
William_L, Nov 2022
Nice introduction tour of Zurich and the cruise on the lake is enjoyable. Save space for loads of chocolate tasting. Our tour guide gave us a nice tip about the "seconds" section in the store at the end. These are the same high quality chocolate with slight imperfections on packaging.