Zurich - What to see and do

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Läderach Choco Atelier and boutique

The Läderach Choco Atelier (left) and boutique (right) in the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.
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What not to miss in Zurich

Find the popular attractions in and around Zurich below.

SIGHTSEEING IN AND AROUND ZURICH

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Rhine Falls

View the 23 m high waterfall up close from the promenades or a boat.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, waterfall
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Boat trip Lake Zurich

Take a short or full day cruise to see Zurich and surroundings from the water.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

One of the most famous luxury shopping streets in Europe.

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  • Attraction type: city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Zurich tour by panorama bus

Board an air-conditioned panorama bus and enjoy a 1.5 to 2 hour ride along all the major sites and museums. This is a good way to get to know the city quickly. The audio commentary explains what you get to see. There are two short photo stops along the way.

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Guided Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland tour from Zurich

The day starts with a scenic bus trip to the Bernese Oberland, a quick break in Interlaken and further by bus to Grindelwald. Then you'll visit Jungfraujoch by train and continue to Lauterbrunnen where the bus waits for the return ride.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by train;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: guide
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Zurich city highlights plus cable car ride

A packed half day of exploring Zurich! Your guide takes you to the town center, on to lake Zurich and to Felsenegg for a view of the lake and the city from a higher perspective. Transportation is by coach, boat and cable car. A varying tour with lots of highlights.

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Guided day trip to Jungfraujoch from Zurich

Guided tour by luxury coach through the Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen, and by cogwheel train to the famous Jungfraujoch.

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Interlaken and Grindelwald day trip from Zurich

A day trip by luxurious coach from Zurich, to Interlaken and Grindelwald in the Jungfrau region. You'll have plenty of time to explore these towns on your own. We'd recommend shopping or Harder Kulm in Interlaken and a visit to First in Grindelwald.

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  • Attraction type: city tour;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Zurich Old Town guided walking tour

You'll get a quick introduction to Zurich during this 2-hour walking tour in the old town center.

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Zurich tour with boat ride and Lindt chocolate factory outlet

The tour starts with a coach ride in the center of Zurich. You'll then board the Dolderbahn cogwheel train for a short ride to a view point. The tour then continues on foot and on a boat to see Lake Zurich. The next stop is the chocolate factory outlet, before taking the coach back to the city.

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City walk Zurich

Use this city walk to get a good introduction to the old town of Zurich as well as a walk along Lake Zurich.

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  • Hiking time: 1h25
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 408 - 427 m
  • Distance: 7.1 km
  • Terrain: town, along lake
  • Region: Lake Zurich (Region Zurich)

Üetliberg - Felsenegg

Get a bird's eye view of Zurich and Lake Zurich on the lovely walk from Üetliberg to Felsenegg.

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  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 790 - 871 m
  • Distance: 6.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Lake Zurich (Region Zurich)

Town walk Olten

An easy short walk in the pretty center of Olten. Ideal if you're interested in seeing a typical northern Switzerland town that is not too touristy.

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