Zurich Tours: 4 Ways to see the city

Zurich tours offer a feast for the traveller. With its historic streets, churches, and cathedrals, the city takes you back to the old Europe.

In the modern parts, there is lots to do as well.

Here are some of the ways in which you can discover Zurich.

Tram Tour

This an enjoyable two-hour tour in which you will be travelling in a vintage tram and learning some interesting facts about the city from the tour guide.

The tram departs from Usteristrasse. The information is provided in German and English.

Tickets for this tour can be purchased immediately before the trip from the tour guide. Seats can be reserved up to 4 p.m. a day before the tour by calling 041 44 434 44 34.

Only 30 seats are available, so make sure you to reserve early. The ticket price is CHF 29 and it includes a chosen Sprüngli confectionery item along with the trip and guidance. For kids up to 12 years of age, the price is CHF 20.

For more info visit www.vbz.ch

Zurich Tram Tours

Zurich Tram

The Zürich Trolley

A great alternate option is the nostalgic “Classic Trolley.” In about two hours, the trolley shows you the sights of Zurich, including the major museums, Bahnhofstrasse, the business center, St. Peter’s Church that has the largest clock face in Europe, Fraumünster Church, the university district, the finest views of the city, and more.

The information is provided through ear phones in 8 different languages, including English. In the summer time, you can tour Zurich and enjoy the sun at the same time in one of the open-air seats in the streetcar’s rear portion.

For more info call 041 44 215 40 00

Zurich Tours the classic trolley

The "Classic" Trolley

A Guided Walk through the Old Town

A guided walk through the Old Town is a pretty cool experience if you are not in the mood of taking a bus or tram. The tour introduces you to the old and new city showing you the sights, as well as telling you many differents stories.

This journey on foot will fascinate you about the rich history of Zurich.

For more info call 041 44 215 40 88

Little Big City Bike Tour

If you are looking for an active way to tour the city, then a guided biking tour is ideal for you.

These tours are available for people of all ages. You will take the 3-hour trip on a Citybike.

The languages available include German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish. During the trip, you will visit the historic center (which is inaccessible by coach) and beautiful public parks -- Arboretum and Platzspitz.

You will be biking along the river Sihl and river Limmat and into the urban areas.

The seasoned guide will provide periodic information throughout the journey and answer your questions. Wearing a helmet is not a must but if you want you can rent one for CHF 5.

The maximum group size allowed is 30 people. The biking tour will end at the main railway station of the city. The tour can start from your residence.

Biking Zurich tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and on request on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more info call 041 77 454 65 90 or visit


Other tours you might want to consider:

Lake Cruises: www.zsg.ch

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