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Things to do in Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich

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Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

1. Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and enjoy a scenic drive through the Zürichberg district with views of the city, the lake, and the Alps. See the highlights of Zürich, such as the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and the famous financial district. Stop at the picturesque harbor of Enge and enjoy the beautiful vistas of the crystal-clear Lake Zürich. Continue past the Zürich Opera House and go into the Zürichberg district. Admire numerous mansions that reflect the glorious past, and take in the panoramas of the lake and the snow-covered Alps before going to the university quarter. See buildings such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZürich) and the Zürich Museum of Art. Enter the Old Town to learn Zürich's history during an entertaining stroll through the medieval streets. See the patriarchal guild houses, Zürich Town Hall, and Europe's largest clock face on the Romanesque church of St. Peter. See the imposing cathedral of Grossmünster, and look at the Fraumünster church, whose stained-glass windows are by Marc Chagall. Take a 30-minute boat cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Zürich, then stroll along the shore to the newly-opened Lindt Home of Chocolate. See the world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain and join an audio-guided tour of the museum, followed by an unlimited chocolate tasting. Browse the gift shop before returning to Zurich Main Station. Ride the trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zurich's public transportation system. While your tour ends here, your 24-hour ticket allows you to continue exploring the town like a local and make use of public transportation.

Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

2. Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

Experience Zurich’s highlights and natural scenery in just half a day on this guided city tour. See the university quarter, Zürichberg area, and Limmatquai in the Old Town. Cross Lake Zurich by ferry, and ride a cable car to Felsenegg with scenic views of the snow-capped Alps. Begin by visiting the major attractions of Zurich such as the Old Town, St. Peters Church – known to have the largest clock face of all the European churches – the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai, and the Guild Houses. Stop off at the harbor for a photo opportunity, where you enjoy a beautiful view of the Lake of Zurich, and the city and surrounding hills. Drive along the "Gold Coast" to Meilen, where you will then cross the lake on a ferryboat. The journey continues to Adliswil for a ride by aerial cable car to Felsenegg, where you will enjoy an incredible view overlooking Zurich, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps.

Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

3. Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Discover the highlights of Zurich on a city tour in a tuk-tuk, while listening to the eTuk driver's stories about the sights, the inhabitants and life in the city. The city tour starts at Europaallee 8 and takes you through Zurich. Passing the Landesmuseum, you will travel to Zurich's university quarter, where Albert Einstein studied, and continue to the beautiful old town: the Niederdorf.  Later, continue past the Kunsthaus with its magnificent collection of the artist Augusto Giacometti to the Seefeldquartier with the Opernhaus and Sechseläutenplatz. Next, explore Zurich's business and shopping district on the Bahnhofstrasse and the Paradeplatz. Photo and shopping stops are possible anytime, but the tour might be shortened or extended. In the end, get an insight into the Langstraße, Zurich's going-out street with countless bars and restaurants.

Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover Zurich on this culinary tour with your personal, electric Tuk-Tuk. Start at the central station and experience a journey through the unique city of Zurich. After a short stop at a gastronomic partner, the fondue "valaisanne" will be loaded onto the eTuk and your culinary journey can begin. The ride leads you through the Old Town and to the most beautiful parts of the city, where you can discover the life in Zurich with the driver through the eyes of a local. Enjoy the delicious food and get a unique insight into Zurich. The gastronomic partners attach great value on regional products. As an alcoholic beverage you are offered wine from Switzerland.

Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

5. Best of Zurich City Tour: Rhine Falls & Stein am Rhein

Explore Zurich's Old Town and see the highlights of this unique town in the morning. Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue, Zurich's famous financial district and the renowned Zurich Opera House. Enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich before continuing uphill into the "Zurichberg" district with its many impressive mansions of glorious times past. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city, lake and snow-covered Alps. Cruising by the university quarter, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. Stop to take a picture with a view of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the "Grossmünster" cathedral and the "Fraumünster" church with its stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. After an introduction to the Old Town, take a scenic drive back to Limmatquai to the Sihlquai coach park. After the city tour, you have around 1 hour of free time to enjoy lunch (not included) or relax. In the afternoon, a bus will drive you through a picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval Laufen Castle. Enjoy your time at the mighty Rhine Falls, Europe's biggest waterfall and one of Switzerland's major attractions. Experience unique views from the panoramic lift and see an average of 700,000 liters of water per second plunge into the basin below, across a width of 150 meters. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you can feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Those seeking the ultimate adventure might take the optional boat ride into the fizzy waters below the falls (available in Summer only). Continue via Schaffhausen with its renowned Munot Fortress to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. Learn about the well-preserved old town and see the many distinctive medieval buildings such as the church, St. George's Abbey, the townhouses and the gates and towers, as well as the town hall and armory. Most of these half-timbered frame houses are made of stone with delicate wooden window frames and impress visitors with their exceptional frescoes. 

Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

6. Zurich: 1.5-Hour Hot Stone Barbecue Tuk-Tuk Tour

Zip between the sights on an e-tuk tuk, then tuck into a delicious barbecue on this unique 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of Zurich. Hop aboard a private electric-powered tuk tuk and drive past Zurich landmarks like the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, wind through the atmospheric Niederdorf district and admire the glamorous window displays along Bahnhofstrasse. As you glide around the city, share a tasty barbecue lunch or dinner, accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Each tuk tuk sits up to four people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. Dine on locally-sourced ingredients and wine of a selected Swiss variety.

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

7. Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

Discover Zurich’s fascinating Old Town and travel back through more than 2,000 years of history. Explore the winding alleys and hear legends of the city's foundation. Walk by the remains of the Roman baths, churches with monumental towers, and medieval guild houses on this 2-hour guided walk into the past. This tour through the Old Town is a rewarding journey of discovery for both visitors and locals. Come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of amazing buildings, stories, and anecdotes. You will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city.

Zurich: Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue

8. Zurich: Sightseeing and Gourmet Tour with Cheese Fondue

See the sights of Zürich and its surrounds on an exclusive evening coach tour, traveling in groups of no more than 16 people for a more personalized experience. Savor the flavors of Switzerland along the way, including the country’s famous chocolates and fondue. Start with a short introductory drive through the city center, getting a glimpse of the famous Bahnhofstrasse shopping boulevard. Continue along the shores of Lake Zürich to the small town of Kilchberg. Visit the new Lindt Home of Chocolate, home to the world's largest free-standing chocolate fountain, and buy some souvenirs for friends and family back home. Continue to Adliswil in Zürich's rural suburbs, and take the cable car to the Felsenegg station in the Albis mountains. Enjoy panoramic views of greater Zürich, before hiking through the forest to a beautiful restaurant overlooking Lake Zürich. Enjoy sweeping views from the terrace as you are served a choice of appetizers and a typical drink. Seated at tables that are traditionally decorated, tuck into an assortment of salad bowls, followed by an outstanding, all-you-can-eat Swiss cheese fondue. Complete your gourmet experience with a homemade chocolate cake, before the drive back to central Zürich.

Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

9. Zurich Discovery Walking Tour

Zurich has plenty of activities that attract visitors from all over the world! Experience a stroll through the city, uncovering the secrets of Zurich through the pedestrian zone Bahnhofstrasse, which is the best area for shopping. Bahnhofstrasse is charming in itself, but during the Christmas season it becomes even more attractive with an illuminated Christmas tree surrounded by glamorous Christmas markets. Fraumunster Church is your next destination in the Old Town of Zurich, which is famous for the stained-glass windows. Then, wander through Niederdorf, the best part of the Old Town, where culture meets history, with car-free old alleys, ancient bookstores and art galleries. Whenever the walking tour ends, you can enjoy lots of internationally known museums, with over 50 museums situated in Zurich, such as the Kunsthaus museum - a must-see with a rich collection of art.

Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

10. Zurich: Private Guided Segway Tour

Experience Zurich from a whole new perspective, by gliding along the streets on a fun segway. Embark on a panoramic city tour and come across the main local landmarks. Learn how to ride a segway and head out for a scenic and relaxing sightseeing adventure. Meet your guide and receive a thorough introduction to segway-riding, with all the necessary safety instructions. Once you're feeling comfortable on your vehicle, head out to explore the city. See locations such as Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich West district including Viadukt, Letten, Bauschänzli, Nationalmuseum, Limmatquai, Quaibridge, Stadthausquai, Münstersquare, Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstrasse, Gessner- and Europaallee, and Langstrasse.

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based on 1,945 reviews

This was a very well-organized tour of the major cultural and historical highlights of the city of Zürich. The bus was easy to find and we departed promptly into the city traffic. Our guide gave excellent commentary over the course of several hours in English and Spanish. The vehicle ferry across Lake Zurich was a nice touch, as was the cablecar ascent in Adliswil. The peak boasted great views of the region complemented by a nice treat at the Felsenegg restaurant—though it was an overcast day for us. We concluded with a brief walking tour of the Altstadt.

This tour hit the highlights of Zurich in a single evening. We got to see some of the sights, then went to the Lindt Home of Chocolate to shop their store where you could buy your body weight in chocolate (at least it felt like it!) The evening finished with a gondola ride to Felsenegg for a traditional fondue dinner. The food was delicious and plentiful and we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal.

Francisca was an amazing guide. She managed the tour really well.

The places is beautiful. The service was exceptional!

A greatly informative tour with a passionate guide.