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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) Tours and Activities

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Fed by clear glacial waters that flow down the Swiss Alps, the crescent-shaped Lake Zurich (Zurichsee) forms the scenic backdrop to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, which spreads along the western tip of the lake. Measuring 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length and 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) in width, this alpine lake offers an easily accessible escape to nature for those based in the city, with plenty of swimming spots, hiking routes, tranquil islands, and picturesque mountain scenery.

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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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Explore Zurich on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Climb aboard a luxury coach for a panoramic tour of top sights like the Swiss National Museum, the Zurich Opera House and the Old Town, and then take to the water for a scenic ferry crossing of Lake Zurich. Marvel at the grand architecture of Fraumünster Church and the Bahnhofstrasse and then gaze at sweeping Alpine vistas as you ride a cable car to the vertiginous Felsenegg vantage point.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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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. Ride uphill by cogwheel train for panoramic views over the city 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.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.67
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$81.67
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GPS Guided Day Trip to the Alps & Scenic Mountain Roads

GPS Guided Day Trip to the Alps & Scenic Mountain Roads

From the privacy of your car you will experience the most spectacular mountain pass ensemble in the world! Drive the "BIG 3" Susten — Grimsel — Furka Pass Route (Jun-Oct). The longest span of interconnected mountain passes in the Alps. Or enjoy the Six Lake Route and scenic roads of the Bernese Highlands with fast sweeping country roads (all year round). On your drive you will discover striking landmarks of historical importance and breathtaking alpine views that will leave you speechless. Enjoy effortless navigation along the most scenic driving routes in the Swiss Alps. Simply press the "GO" button in the morning and follow the instructions on the screen. We send your touring pack with the pre-programmed GPS to any address in Switzerland. Together with a pre-paid return shipment box to send the GPS back to us from anywhere in Switzerland (simply leave it at the reception of your hotel).
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  • 5 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$567.62
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$567.62
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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a private tour of the cultural Swiss city. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments like the Bahnhofstrasse and the charming Old Town while enriching your knowledge of the region’s rich history. See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the place Albert Einstein imparted his wisdom; browse the exhibits within the Swiss National Museum; and take a tranquil cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. Customize the itinerary of this private tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your personal guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.93
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg

3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg

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Tick off three top experiences at a reduced price with a 3-in-1 Zurich package. Discover the city’s major landmarks on a walking tour, then relax your feet on a lake cruise, before riding a cable car to Felsenegg’s summit for views that reach as far as the Alps. Along the way, benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized insights.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.69
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$96.69
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WOW Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!

WOW Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!

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Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey during the summer, and a tour of the Old Town. Visit landmarks including Lindenhof and Grossmünster, gaining insight into the city’s history and culture from your local guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.69
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Let's Mix Culture With The Nature! ZURICH SIGHTSEEING and HIKING Tour!

Let's Mix Culture With The Nature! ZURICH SIGHTSEEING and HIKING Tour!

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Discover the best of Zurich and its surroundings during this half-day small-group excursion. Learn about Zurich’s rich history on a sightseeing tour through the city proper and see key landmarks such as Lindenhof, the Grossmunster Church, and Paradeplatz. Then escape the busy city for a hiking tour to Uetliberg Mountain where you can admire the beautiful scenery and views of Zurich.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.00
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$91.00
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Visit a traditional chocolate factory in a TaxiBike: Zürich

Visit a traditional chocolate factory in a TaxiBike: Zürich

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Discover small artisan chocolate stores in the heart of Zurich, followed by a Sensory Tasting in a handcrafted chocolate factory. Only first-class cocoa beans from small producers are processed in this factory. Let yourself be surprised by local artisans with an incredible knowledge of chocolate, they will be happy to pass on their knowledge and show you how to eat chocolate in such a way that allows you to enjoy to the fullest. All aboard a TaxiBike!!!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.35
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$219.35
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Zurich City Tour Experience

Zurich City Tour Experience

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.68
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$39.68
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Zurich Highlights Tour

Zurich Highlights Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then ride the Dolderbahn railway to the undulating hills of the Zurichberg district. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule If you want more, upgrade your tour at the 1pm option and add an 1-hour cruise and a visit to the Chocolate Lindt Shop!
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.68
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$39.68
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The Great Tour of Zurich

The Great Tour of Zurich

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Switzerland’s cultural capital on a half-day tour of Zurich and the quaint neighboring village of Rapperswil. With a knowledgeable guide, discover blooming rose gardens; see sweeping vistas of the snow-capped Alps; and stroll amid the verdant splendor of a deer park to see the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Marvel at the ancient castle that reigns over the village of Rapperswil and then conclude your tour with a tranquil boat ride on Lake Zurich.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.67
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$67.67
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Paragliding from Zurich | Lucerne | Engelberg

Paragliding from Zurich | Lucerne | Engelberg

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The most booked experience to do in Switzerland with the most astonishing view of the alps! Do you want to experience what the birds do? Dare to take the controls with the supervision of your pilot? Or simply relax and enjoy the bird eye view? But tell us if you want more :D
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.25
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$250.25
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Private trip from Zurich to Lucerne City & Mount Rigi - Queen of the mountains

Private trip from Zurich to Lucerne City & Mount Rigi - Queen of the mountains

Explore Lucerne and Mount Rigi with this guided day trip from Zurich. During the course of your day, you'll see sights such as the famous Lion Monument and the 14th-century all-wood Chapel Bridge, with plenty of time to lounge in local cafes. You’ll then take a boat to Vitznau and a cable car to Mount Rigi, with beautiful Bernese Alp views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,137.51
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$1,137.51
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The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour

The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover the best that Zurich has to offer during this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as Paradeplatz, Lindenhof, St. Peter’s Church, the Roman baths, and much more. Learn about the rich history of Zurich and Switzerland from your tour guide and enjoy the panoramic views of the Old Town from the Grossmunster Church.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.88
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$56.88
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City e-bike tour

City e-bike tour

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The best way to discover the most beautiful corners of the city is by e-bike: long distances and unknown spots can be reached in no time. Probably on no other city tour, guests will discover as many different perspectives of Zurich as on the guided e-bike tour. Additional Information • Participation from 16 years • No driver's license required • Feasible for anyone who can ride a bicycle • At the beginning there is a short instruction to use the e-bike • Execution in any weather. If the tour is not feasible due to bad weather conditions, you will be informed by phone. • Insurance and food is the responsibility of the participants
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.91
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$48.91

Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

Private Tour: Zurich Walking Tour

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Receive the undivided attention of a private guide as you discover the spectacular city of Zurich on a 2-hour private walking tour. Admire popular attractions like Frauminster Church, with its prismatic stained glass windows, and gaze at the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. See, too, the elegant Bahnhofstrasse and explore the charming Old Town while listening to captivating commentary from your insightful guide. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour and customize the itinerary to suit your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$466.38
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$466.38
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City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

This experience is offered by a private local. Want to get to know the city with a local and be able to know it like the back of your hand in only one afternoon? That is possible! You will get to see the city and you will be able to discover it through the eyes of a local. By taking the tram, boat and cable car you will know how to get from A to B and even get some insider tips on how to be even faster than the Zürcher! It is not only going to be a practical experience, you will get to know more about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich. This Experience will help you make the best out of your stay in Zurich! This experience will be a public one in a group size that does not exceed 8 people so that you can really ask all your questions and get the best out of this Experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.34
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$93.34

Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

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Discover with Myswisspanorama breathtaking hidden gems of Switzerland - privately with an environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). HIGHLIGHTS: ● Discover beautiful hidden places and landscapes on one  private day trip in Switzerland. ● Get a unique chance to see you from a local environmental expert  (MSc ETH Zurich). ● Enjoy a delicious Swiss picnic in a breathtaking  Landscape. ● Buy Swiss chocolate in the factory shop of the  Swiss premium chocolate producer Läderach If you have any wishes or needs, please let us know. We try everything to make your day unforgettable.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,415.16
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$1,415.16
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Vacation Photographer in Zurich

Vacation Photographer in Zurich

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Zurich to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Zurich vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Zurich has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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$277.11
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$277.11
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Best Introduction Tour of Zurich with a Local

Best Introduction Tour of Zurich with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. Enjoy this enchanting and colourful city, the banking centre of Switzerland with a local who will show you all of their favourite spots. Discover the best of "Turicum", be venturing to off-the-beaten path tracks to see Zurich and experience it with a local! You will feel as if you've stumbled into a city from another era and getting to know more about the local culture, the local spots where people like to go for a coffee or for having dinner! You will get introduced to the city as if you just met your best friend from overseas and he would be showing you his city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.17
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$92.17

Zurich and Surroundings PRIVATE TOUR Including Panoramic Views

Zurich and Surroundings PRIVATE TOUR Including Panoramic Views

Discover Zurich’s highlights in a day on this action-packed private walking tour that takes the stress out of navigating with hotel pickup included. Don’t waste a moment visiting sights that don’t interest you, and enjoy the perk of being able to customize the tour based on your interests. Potential sights include Fraumunster Church, Lake Zurich, and many Old Town landmarks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$324.19
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$324.19
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GPS Guided Multi-Day Alps Trip of Lakes &

GPS Guided Multi-Day Alps Trip of Lakes & "BIG3" Alpine Passes

Experience the most spectacular mountain pass ensemble in the world! Drive the "BIG 3" Susten — Grimsel — Furka Pass Route. The longest span of interconnected mountain passes in the Alps. Extend your driving tour with a scenic loop around the Lakes & Castles of the Bernese Highlands and stay at Interlaken. Enjoy effortless navigation in the Swiss Alps over fast sweeping roads and alpine passes. Expect hazy blue waters, quaint villages, green meadows and visit the picturesque mountain resort of Interlaken. Get delivery of your touring pack holding a pre-programmed GPS and an hour-by-hour road-book at the highly rated 4 star hotel we've arranged for you. Make you own car car arrangements to explore this incredible scenic holiday route.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,953.16
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$2,953.16
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From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

From Zurich: The most beautiful insider spots in Switzerland (private 1-day tour)

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OFFICIAL SWITZERLAND TOURISM MEMBER | Discover breathtaking insider spots of Switzerland with Myswisspanorama - privately with an environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich). HIGHLIGHTS: ● Discover beautiful hidden places and landscapes in one  private day trip in Switzerland. ● Get the unique chance to be a local environmental expert  (MSc ETH Zurich). ● Enjoy a delicious Swiss picnic in a breathtaking  Landscape. ● Buy Swiss chocolate from the  Swiss premium chocolate producer Läderach If you have any wishes or needs, please let us know. We try everything to make your day unforgettable.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$761.92
Price varies by group size
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$761.92
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of Zurich Including a Lake Cruise

Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of Zurich Including a Lake Cruise

Are you willing to avoid the "tourist bubbles" and to discover the charm of the tiny cobblestone streets in the Old Town, to walk through the parks and pedestrian zones, to feel the smells, to hear the bells, to fill your bottle with fresh water at one of the 1200' fountains that Zurich has to offer, to enjoy the nearby nature oases and to relax on a ferry cruise? Then you're on the right page. This is the tour that offers you a good introduction to Zurich and great photo opportunities.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.94
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$73.94
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) costs USD 37.01. Guided Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) tours start around USD 37.01 per person. See all 43 Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) tickets and tours on Viator.
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