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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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icon5 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

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
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
Tour the noble Zürichberg district
Half-hour boat ride
Visit of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate incl. chocolate tasting, interactive museum and shop visit
24-hours ticket for public transport in Zürich
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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 Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

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.

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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zurich
Meet your guide at Zurich Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Limmatstrasse 4), and hop aboard your coach to begin your tour.
Pass By:  
Bahnhofstrasse
See the city's financial district, the National Museum, and the shopping mecca of the Bahnhofstrasse.
Stop At:  
Lake Zurich
Enjoy views along Lake Zurich before heading to the Zürichberg district, passing the Opera House along the way.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Zürichberg
Tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area.Look out over the Alps before heading to the university quarter, where you'll see Zurich's art museum and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before entering the Old Town.
Stop At:  
Trinkwasser Fontain Munsterhof
Hop out for a walk through the streets, passing St. Peter's Church, the Grossmünster cathedral, and Marc Chagall's stained glass windows at the Fraumünster church.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buerkliplatz
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the shores of Lake Zurich followed by a 1-hour sightseeing cruise.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lindt Home of Chocolate
After taking in the surrounding scenery from the water, enjoy a leisurely walk along the shores to the Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg. The visit includes an interactive audio-guided tour through the chocolate museum with chocolate tasting and time for a coffee in the Lindt Café and some souvenir shopping in the world's largest chocolate shop.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Zurich
Your tour will conclude with a coach ride and drop-off back at your original departure point in Zurich.
  • 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
  • Ride with public trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zürich’s excellent public transport system and get a 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
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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  • "Way too high price, it's very easy they can reduce the tour prices, for this amount I feel not worth." See review

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star-5
The tour was a great way to see Zurich in a short time.
Shawna_G
, Aug 2022
The chocolate factory and the lake were our favorite parts. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions or tell you again if you didn't hear something.
star-5
Tour guide was...
Krishna_N
, Aug 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour itself provide good historical background on chocolate making.
star-5
Well worth it!
Steven_Z
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so much of Zurich even before the wonderful boat cruise and Lindt Chocolate Factory.
star-5
Great tour
Tamara_F
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful tour. At one point we got disconnected from our group but the company and our tour leader got everything straightened out.
star-5
Our tour guide was wonderful giving us interest information about Zurich and some of its history. The chocolate factory
Kimberly_S
, Aug 2022
The Lindt Chocolate factory was a little like walking into a modern day Willy Wonka factory. Love their chocolate.
star-3
Fine, but not great.
Lauren_G
, Aug 2022
The best part of the experience was the short bus ride and the chocolate factory experience. But the tour guide went too quickly and lost several people on the walking tour. The info about the city and history was minimal. The boat ride portion was 10 minutes. Just not as good as some others out there.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Lauren, Thank you very much for joining our Zurich City Tour with Cruise & Lindt Home of Chocolate! We regret to hear that your experience did not meet your expectation. We have followed up on your feedback with your tour guide, who has confirmed that some guests did not accompany her on the guided walking tour to the end. Unfortunately, it often happens that guests do not bring the necessary mobility level to walk for 30 minutes through the cobbled old town with its stairs. However, it is the tour guide’s job to take the mobility level of the individual travelers into account and to adjust or shorten the route accordingly and we are sorry to hear that this was not the case during your tour. While we totally understand that you would have preferred to spend more time on the lake, we kindly ask you to note that the cruise from Zurich Bürkliplatz to Kilchberg takes 30 minutes as advertised. We hope that you still enjoyed your stay in Zurich and that you will give us a second chance to convince you of the high quality of our tours during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Chocolate and More Chocolate
John_T
, Aug 2022
Well worth doing. The tour highlighted interesting aspects of the city as well as providing expansive views. The cruise on the lake was relaxing while the interactive display at the Lindt factory was interesting and informative and then it was wall to wall chocolate and more chocolate. Our guide Elizabeth was knowledgeable, helpful and delightful in her approach
star-3
Beautiful sights…but please wait for crowd and speak loud.
Jack_H
, Aug 2022
The tour covered some great areas. Unfortunately our guide was a fast walker and low talker. By the time we had reached her she had already began talking so we missed the majority of what was said. Plus she did not project her voice well. People who walked right next to her had a much better experience. She talked to them the entire time. The sights were beautiful and Lindt was fun!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Jack, Thank you very much for joining our city tour of Zurich and for sharing your experience! We are sorry to hear that you had difficulties following and understanding your tour guide during the guided walk through the Old Town. We would have very much appreciated it if you had addressed your concerns directly to the tour guide to make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. We would gladly have forwarded your feedback to your tour guide, but unfortunately, we could not find any booking under your name. We hope that the sights and the visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate made up for the experience and hope that you will give our tour guides a second chance during your next visit to Zurich! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Good enough
Elman_S
, Jul 2022
Efficient time organized by tour leader, the tour leader/security officer at Lindt Home need to tell visitor about bag/backpack before joining factory tour
star-3
Average
Ravi_J
, Jul 2022
Nobody could hear the guide and the tour was just average, not much interesting. Average tour quality
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Ravi, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Zurich city tour with Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate! We are sorry to hear that you had a difficult time hearing your tour guide and that the information shared was not of interest to you. We would have very much appreciated if you had addressed the problem directly during the tour, but we will now share your feedback with your tour guide to avoid similar incidents in the future. We hope that you still enjoyed a wonderful stay in Zurich and hope that you will give us a second chance to convince you of our high quality standards during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
The professor
Hans_B
, Jul 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. In fact, several people on the tour who are teachers and former teachers discussed how calmly and firmly she shared her knowledge with the group. She gave the information in digestible bits to ensure that everyone even young children where able to follow along.
star-1
Bad bad tour.
Jill_I
, Jul 2022
Lack of concern by guide. Advertised as bus tour not walking tour. We both have walking issues, thus a bus tour. When we did catch up with guide we could not hear him due to the ringing of the noon church bells. My friend slipped and fell on the stairs while the guide continued to advance the tour on. It was left to fellow participants to help and bandage her injury. The guide eventually retired to ask if she needed help. All in all this tour was offered as something it wasn’t.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for joining our “Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate” and for reviewing your experience. We are truly sorry to read that the tour programme did not meet your expectations and you were surprised that the tour includes some parts on foot. While a general note on Viator mentions that travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level, we would also like to point out that the product description on Viator mentions in several places that some walking is involved: As the guide takes them on a 15-20 minutes’ walk through the medieval streets, our guests learn about Zürich’s history and admire the town hall, Zürich’s churches and guild houses. The relaxing 30 minutes lake cruise from Zürich to Kilchberg is followed by a leisurely 15 minutes’ stroll along the lake to reach the Lindt Home of Chocolate. Our guides do their very best to adapt the speed of the walking parts to meet everyone’s need but at the same time they also need make sure to keep the schedule for the lake cruise. We apologize if you felt rushed during this tour and will share your feedback with the guide to consider for future tours. We hope that you enjoyed your holidays in Switzerland and had a safe journey back home. Best wishes Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Tour worth undertaking
Erika_V
, Jul 2022
Guide,Daniel, was excellent. Tour was at a nice pace. Very informative. Free travel card good idea-trip on Lake Zurich very nice
star-5
Fantastic
ray_s
, Jun 2022
A great tour ! the guide was knowledgeable and accommodating The walking component of the old town wasn't strenuous and the lake tour was good despite the heavy rain The tour of the lindt chocolate museum was wonderful It was informative and there were free samples !
star-5
Excellent Zurich tour.
Carol_P
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Enjoyed seeing the sights of Zurich and loved the chocolate tour. Our guide, Christina, was super. She made sure everyone was given options and helped them know where to go.
star-4
Excellent guide
KhalilBarsoum
, Jun 2022
Boat trip . Suggest your own bus back vs public transportation from Lindt. Too much time at Lindt, reduce by 20 minutes
star-5
Zurich Tour!
Natalia_F
, Jun 2022
I went on my first solo trip to Zurich so I decided to book a guided tour that would take me through the city and help me learn the history, as well as Take me to the Lindt museum and it was fantastic. The tour guide was amazing, very punctual and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the city in one day.
star-3
Lindt Chocolate World was...
Lawrence_H
, Jun 2022
Lindt Chocolate World was educational and very tasty! Return trip to starting point was more complex than advertised. From Lindt we had to take a bus and two different teams to return to starting point at 5:40 PM
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Lawrence, Thank you very much for joining our tour of Zurich with Cruise & Lindt Home of Chocolate! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the return journey from the Lindt Home of Chocolate to Zurich HB. The aim of the return journey is for the tour guide to introduce our guests to the excellent public transport system that Switzerland is known for. After returning to the main train station by bus and tram, the 24-hour ticket and the instructions provided by the tour guide allow our guests to continue exploring Zurich like a local. We are sorry to hear that this service did not add any value for you and hope that your visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate made up for the experience! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Great experience
Keyana_W
, Jun 2022
Martin was an excellent tour guide and was very helpful with assisting us on public transportation to get back to the starting point.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good way to see the sights with one day
Mary_B
, Jun 2022
Sights of Zurich with a good guide. Chocolate factory was fun and lots of samples! But it was crowded in afternoon. Boat ride was lovely.

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