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Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Zurich is in a prime location for exploration of some of Switzerland's most beautiful scenery. From city streets to lush countryside vistas, here are a few of the top day trip destinations from Zurich.

Lucerne
With medieval architecture, sun-soaked squares, mountain vistas, and waterside strolls, the peaceful town of Lucerne is the perfect day trip from bustling Zurich, just 30 miles (52 km) away. Take a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne for panoramic views over the Albis Pass mountain range, discover top attractions such as Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument, and experience Alpine adventure on a cable car trip up mighty Mt. Rigi.

Swiss Alps 
Whether for summer hiking, winter skiing, or all-year-round outdoor adventure, Zurich is a great base from which to explore the spectacular Swiss Alps. Delve deep into the Bernese Oberland or take the cogwheel train to the UNESCO–listed Jungfraujoch. And for those with a head for heights, take the cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus—where breathtaking Alpine vistas await.

Swiss Countryside 
Away from the soaring spires and cobbled streets, Zurich is surrounded by lakes, forests, lush pastureland, and vine-coated hills—it's an outdoor lover’s haven. Travel through traditional villages where time ticks by slowly, discover the secrets of Appenzeller cheese, admire medieval landmarks in Stein am Rhein, or discover a world of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, and cascading waterfalls in Heidiland. And if you're a foodie looking to sample the sweet flavors of Switzerland, no trip is complete without a visit to the famous Lindt chocolate factory.
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

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Experience Mount Titlis’ dramatic summit on a full-day excursion from Zurich. First, explore Old Town Lucerne on a short orientation drive through the city and then explore independently. Travel to Engelberg, a resort cradled by the Swiss Alps, and ascend to the summit of Mount Titlis for breathtaking Alpine vistas. Take a chairlift to get up close to frozen crevices, and cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge. During winter, upgrade to include a skiing option.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

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Experience the natural splendor and cultural richness of two countries on a full-day tour of the Zurich region and the Liechtenstein Principality. With a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in a wonderland of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, plunging waterfalls and scenic reserves as you explore Heidiland by coach. See the spectacular sights of Zurich on a guided city tour and marvel at the ancient majesty of Rapperswil and its medieval castle. Discover Vaduz, the capital of Leichtenstein, and its charming beauty and then return to Zurich after a comprehensive and captivating experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of Mount Pilatus on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Ascend to vertiginous vantage points on a gondola, aerial cable car and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway before taking a short cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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Ascend to one of Europe’s highest peaks on a full-day trip to the magnificent mountain region of Jungfrau from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury coach through the scenic splendor of the Bernese Oberland region to the charming village of Grindelwald. Board the gondola Eiger Express of the newly opened V-Cableway and ascend the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass. Absorb sweeping vistas of a sprawling Alpine wonderland from the vertiginous vantage point of the Sphinx Observatory. Explore the enchanting depths of an Ice Palace and capture fabulous photographs of the breath-taking landscape during your tour.
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  • 12 hours
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Experience an Alpine adventure on an exhilarating full-day tour of Lucerne and Mount Rigi from Zurich. Enjoy an abundance of leisurely free time to explore charismatic cities and dramatic mountain scenery; see the historical highlights of Lucerne; ride an aerial cable car up the steep mountainside to absorb sweeping Alpine vistas; and take a tranquil cruise over the surface of Lake Lucerne. Climb aboard a cogwheel train to a vertiginous mountain vantage point and relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Central Zurich.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip from Zurich

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Travel into the heart of the breathtaking Black Forest region on this day trip from Zurich, with a stop at Rhine Falls. Cross into Germany from Switzerland to visit the charming town of Titisee-Neustadt, where you visit the locally renowned Drubba watchmaker to see how cuckoo clocks are made. Enjoy free time here with the option to take a boat ride on Lake Titisee. Later, witness Europe’s largest waterfall tumbling into the Rhine River. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide and a round-trip ride by luxury coach.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

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Ascend to the dizzying summit of Mt. Stanserhorn on a full-day coach tour of the Swiss Alps from Zurich. Travel through stunning Swiss countryside to the picturesque city of Lucerne. Take a traditional funicular railway car in Stans and summon your courage for an open-air gondola ride to the highest point of Mt. Stanserhorn. Absorb incredible Alpine panoramas and opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in a rotating restaurant (own expense).
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Delight in the frozen enchantment of Mount Rigi on a full-day tour of the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ from Zurich. Enjoy a balanced combination of independent and guided exploration and experience an aerial cable car ride to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark. Take Europe’s first cogwheel train down the steep mountainside and soak up sweeping alpine vistas from a charming terrace above Lake Lucerne.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Swiss Cheese, Chocolates and Mountains Small-Group Tour from Zurich

Swiss Cheese, Chocolates and Mountains Small-Group Tour from Zurich

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Enhance your experience of Switzerland on a full-day tour of the country’s scenic countryside from Zurich. Delve into rich cultural traditions with an expert guide as you explore picturesque towns and cultural institutions; sample fine Swiss cheese at a traditional cheese factory; ride an aerial cable car over the magnificent Swiss Alps; sample chocolate at a traditional chocolate producer.; and visit a Swiss cow farm and a herbal garden . Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 explorers, and take home with you a goodie bag including typical Swiss products.
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  • 11 hours
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Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein Half-Day Tour from Zurich

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Journey from Zurich to see the Rhine Falls and historical Stein am Rhein on this half-day sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. Travel northward through vine-coated hills to the Swiss-German border. Visit Laufen Castle to see the falls, and if you’re here in summer, take an optional boat ride for an up-close look at the cascades. Continue to Stein am Rhein and enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town, passing the fresco-covered houses and other medieval landmarks.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View (from Zurich)

Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View (from Zurich)

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Let the Alpine allure of the Bernese Oberland region impress you on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Climb aboard a luxury coach and gaze at spectacular scenery as you travel via Interlaken to Lauterbrunner on a scenic route; on arrival, take a seat on a mountain railway train and travel through idyllic panoramas of flower-filled meadows and dense forests. Explore the quaint village of Wengen and then ascend to the 2,016-meter (6,763-foot) summit of Kleine Scheidegg to admire breathtaking vistas of the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau mountain ranges. Explore the area independently before returning to Zurich in the late afternoon. 
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

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Head to the heart of Switzerland’s Alpine wonderland on a full-day tour of Interlaken and Grindelwald from Zurich. Travel by luxury coach and soak up the mountainous scenery as you travel. Explore the resort of Interlaken independently on arrival, and then venture to Grindelwald, known as Glacier Village, due to its array of snow-capped mountain spires. Opt to take a cable car ride up Mt. First during the summer months in order to enjoy unrivaled panoramic views.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

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Discover Lucerne and its charming Old Town on a full-day tour from Zurich. With a guide, embark on a short sightseeing tour of Lucerne and then spend some free time exploring independently. Admire popular attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, and browse the artistic exhibits within the Picasso Museum.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

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Save time and money with this tour package that combines two tours, so you can visit Zurich’s popular highlights, as well as the town of Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls. Take the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg, explore Old Town (Altstadt) Zurich, travel to Laufen Castle to catch sight of Rhine Falls, and go on a walking tour of Stein am Rhein—all in one day.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

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Discover the mountainous majesty of Lucerne and Engelberg on a full-day trip from Zurich. Pass the picturesque Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich as you travel by luxury coach, and then arrive in Lucerne, a charming Swiss town famed for impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Town Hall. Head next to the renowned mountain resort of Engelberg to explore the enticing area independently; visit a Swiss cheese factory; see a magnificent Baroque monastery; or invigorate with a rewarding hike on one of the verdant valley trails. Enjoy illuminating commentary from an expert guide on this enchanting excursion.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Zürich

Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Zürich

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Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by train on this private 1-day Glacier Express tour from Zurich. Explore the Old Town of Chur — Graubünden’s ancient capital — with a private guide, then board the Glacier Express. Travel through the Grand Canyon of Switzerland to Disentis in the Rhine valley, and onward through Andermatt and Brig. Along the way, take in spectacular views over Switzerland’s soaring peaks and stop off to sightsee with a private guide. Then, travel along Lake Thun’s beautiful shoreline back to Zurich.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the spectacular Alpine environment of Mt. Titlis on a private full-day tour from Zurich. Ascend to the lofty summit of the natural landmark during an aerial cable car ride and then get up close to icy glaciers on the exhilarating Ice Flyer chairlift. Summon your courage to cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge and then enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Lucerne, a picturesque city surrounded by a mountainous perimeter. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour, the itinerary of which can be tailored to suit your interests.
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  • 9 hours
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Mt First Top Adventure from Zurich

Mt First Top Adventure from Zurich

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Switzerland is famed for the spectacular beauty of its mountain landscapes, so ensure you don’t miss top Alpine sights during your time in Zurich. Ideal for those with an appetite for adventure, this full-day tour gives you the opportunity to explore Bernese Oberland on a scooter, mountain cart, zipline, and cable car. See, too, the beautiful scenery of Interlaken and Grindelwald, and experience the exhilaration of the First Cliff Walk by Tissot
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  • 12 hours
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Zurich

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Visit the mountain towns of Grindelwald and Interlaken on a day trip from Zurich. As you travel to the mountains, learn about the Swiss Alps from an onboard, multilingual guide. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore the small town of Grindelwald at your own pace, and then hop on a train to Interlaken — the adventure capital of the Bernese Oberland.
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  • 12 hours
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Glacier Paradise Mount Titlis from Zurich

Glacier Paradise Mount Titlis from Zurich

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Towering over the Alpine resort of Engelberg, Mt. Titlis ranks among central Switzerland’s top natural attractions—a haven of outdoor adventure all year round. On this tour from Zurich, reach the peak with ease by deluxe vehicle and rotating cable-car, and enjoy unrivalled views over the Alpine scenery. Enjoy unlimited access to the rides and attractions at the peak, and embrace outdoor adventure in the Swiss countryside.
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  • 9 hours
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Engelberg Day Tour from Zurich

Engelberg Day Tour from Zurich

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Discover the spellbinding beauty of Engelberg, a picturesque town located at the foot of Angel Mountain, on an enriching full-day excursion from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of the beautiful resort town and enjoy some leisurely free time to explore independently. Venture within the legendary Baroque-style monastery to see the largest organ in Switzerland, and marvel at sweeping vistas of the dramatic mountain scenery. Stop in Lucerne on the way back to Zurich to absorb the cultural charm of the city.  
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  • 9 hours
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Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Zürich

Zermatt Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat Small Group Tour from Zürich

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To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveller. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in face all the time.  With your tourguide you discover the old part of Zermatt and the Gornergrat mountain, from where you will have all this "postcard" views to the Matterhorn.  Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Delve into the winter wonderland of Mount Pilatus on a full-day tour of the majestic Alpine landscape from Zurich. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury coach and receive a fascinating introduction to the history and geology of the region from your erudite guide. Discover the impressive sights of Lucerne on a guided walking tour; ascend to the summit of Mount Pilatus on an aerial cable car gondola; and enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch in a rustic restaurant.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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