Zurich private walking tour
Discover more than 2000 years of history in 2 hours, in one of Europe's most picturesque cities! Explore the main sights of Zurich, with winding alleys, tall church steeples and impressive legends of the city's foundation. Take some time and enjoy Switzerland's biggest and wealthiest metropolis, attractively set at the meeting of river and lake, with its rich history in a tour that covers all the major highlights. Explore the city and learn about the history and culture of Zurich from your professional guide. There’s plenty to do and see here so don’t forget to charge the batteries of your camera!
You will see:
* Old Town
* City Hall
* Bahnhofstrasse shopping street
* Lake Zurich
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What's included :
- * Local Guide who will be with your group only
- * Private guided Tour
- * Possible customizing on tour with your local guide on the spot
What's excluded :
- * Gratuities
- * Entrance fees
- * Inside guiding
- * Tips not included
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Zurich, Zurich
We will start our tour at Paradeplatz, a square at the start of Bahnhofstrasse. It is the most expensive area of the city and has been synonymous for banks and the swiss status-quo for years. You will see here the headquarters of banking giants like UBS and Credit Suisse, just to name a few.
Our walk will then take us to the past and the old town, to see the Fraumünster. One of the four reformed churches in the old city, it is one of the symbols of Zurich. Once a benedictine monastery, its foundation is involved in legend.
From here we cross the Limmat river to see the next religious center of Zurich, the Grossmünster. Also a reformed church, it’s patrons are Felix and Regula as well as Exuperantius. It’s characteristic double towers are the symbol of Zurich.
Time to delve further into the old town, and next on the list is Lindenhof, which together with the Rathaus (City Hall) block, forms the oldest part of Zurich. First inhabited 1500 years BC, many different ethnic groups have lived here, from Kelts, Romans and then Germanic tribes.
After a dive in the history of the city, time to continue to Niederdorf (or as the swiss call it, Dörfli). It is part of the city hall block and if mostly known as the fun side of town, where all restaurants, shops, cinemas and the night life of Zurich is located.
After a walk on the funky side of town, all we are missing is a walk back to the lake, along Limmatquai, a street named after the Limmat river on its right-hand (eastern) bank. Part of it is a pedestrian zone shared with Zürich's trams, from the Bahnhofbrücke bridge and Central plaza to the the Quaibrücke bridge and Bellevueplatz square, where the lake begins. It has the best views towards the lake and the old town.
Our tour will end next to the lakeshore, for a beautiful view of the Limmat River and lake Zurich, its bridges and to send you off for a personal walk on the narrow roads of the city center.
Departure Point :Zürich, Switzerland
Return Detail :Zürich, Switzerland
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.