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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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Zürich, Switzerland
Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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icon4 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Overview

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.
  • Half-day tour of Zurich highlights and the surrounding areas
  • See Zurich sights including the Swiss National Museum, Bahnofstrasse and Fraumunster Church
  • Take a cable car up to Felsenegg and delight in phenomenal views of the Alps and mountain towns
  • Admire the affluent Goldcoast area on the eastern shore of Lake Zurich on a coach tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Explore Zurich’s highlights from three different perspectives: cable car, ferry boat, and luxury coach.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
Aerial cable car ride up to Felsenegg
Ferry ride across Lake Zurich
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Best of Switzerland Tours AG , Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach in central Zurich and embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city. Receive a historical introduction to Zurich from your guide and direct your attention to landmarks such as the Swiss National Museum and the Zurich Opera House. Look out at Lake Zurich during a brief interlude, and then cruise past monuments like the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Zurich’s art museum.

Disembark for a leisurely stroll around Zurich’s charming Old Town (Altstadt), and admire quaint houses and grand political centers. Capture photographs of the world’s largest clock face on St Peter’s Church, and gaze at the prismatic stained glass windows that decorate Fraumünster Church. 

Reboard your coach for the short and scenic journey to Meilen, where a sightseeing ferry awaits. Enjoy a tranquil crossing of the lake, and then board a cable car on arrival in Adliswil. Ascend to a dizzying height of 2,630 feet (800 meters) and absorb sweeping vistas of the snow-capped spires that surround.

When your tour comes to a conclusion, return to your original Zurich departure point in a comfortable coach.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zurich
Board a comfortable coach in central Zurich (Sihlquai Coach Terminal) to begin your city tour.
Pass By:  
Bahnhofstrasse
Your guide will talk about the city's history and point out landmarks including the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the financial district, and the Zurich Opera House.
Pass By:  
Opernhaus Zurich
You will pass the Zurich Opera House.
Stop At:  
Lake Zurich
Enjoy a brief stop at the picturesque Lake Zurich, then move on to the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Zurich's art museum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Town
Take a stroll around Old Town (Altstadt) with your guide and see the houses of the guilds that once dominated the city's political and cultural life. Have your camera ready to take photos of the largest clock face in Europe -- located on St Peter's Church -- and the gorgeous stained-glass windows of Fraumünster Church designed by artist Marc Chagall.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fahre Horgen-Meilen
Travel along the 'Gold Coast' to Meilen, where you will board the ferry to cross Lake Zurich to Horgen.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg LAF
Continue your tour by traveling to Adliswil, where you'll take a cable car up 2,630 feet (800 meters) to Felsenegg, a popular vista point. Take in awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Alps and the quaint towns along Lake Zurich.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Zurich
Your compact yet comprehensive tour of the highlights of Zurich and the surrounding countryside ends agian in central Zurich in the early evening.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • March 2022: Technical maintenance of Felsenegg aerial cable car. The aerial cable car ride will be replaced by Dolderbahn cogwheel train ride to another viewpoint.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Routing may have to be amended due to construction work or public events without prior notice.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "The car park was poorly organised and people and buses were everywhere, so take care and keep an eye on children." See review

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star-5
Zurich City Tour Aug 2022
Gary_M
, Aug 2022
Seeing the different areas of Zurich was great. The ferry ride was fair and the cable car was a waste.
star-5
Best chance to see Zurich in a half day!
Molly_F
, Aug 2022
I loved the whole trip! The bus tour is nonstop, quality commentary, the stops are great for photos, the ferry ride is gorgeous, and the cable car view is so nice! I love that they take you back to the bus station afterwards! Definitely get there early to get a seat with your travel companions, we were the last ones on and my random seat partner was a jerk that ruined the last hour of the tour.
star-4
Amusing day in Zurich
Shafak_A
, Jul 2022
went well and nice the guide was capable of his duty with rich information sharing with us .. i highly recommend the tour and the guide
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Liked it better than when I booked the tour
Georgia_D
, Jul 2022
I liked this tour more than when i booked it. The tour guide Rolf was very knowledgeable and you see how much he enjoys it. He had a good sense of humor and mentioned some very interesting local topics and points. He went around and talked to everyone as we walked towards an area and waited in line. He was very good.
star-2
Don’t Waste your money
James_B
, Jul 2022
Not a trip Up would recommend. The guide was good but the tour is not properly explained. The walking tour was a walk around a church not a walking tour of old town. The gondola ride was to a snack bar after 5 minute walk. The views were okay. It was not a excursion I would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear James, Thank you very much for joining our extended city tour of Zurich and its surroundings and for sharing your experience! We are sorry to hear that you felt that the tour was not worth your money. Officially, our tour includes a walking tour of the old town of about 30 minutes. Depending on the composition of the group and taking into account the mobility level of the individual travellers, slightly more or fewer sights can be visited during this time frame. While the Felsenegg cable car is not to be compared with cable cars in the mountains, it is Zurich’s only cable car offering stunning views of the lake, the town and the snow-capped Alps. Therefore, we believe that it is a nice add-on and contributes to the overall value of the tour. We hope you still enjoyed your stay in Zurich and would be very pleased if you would give us a second chance to convince you of the good value for money of our tours during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-4
Good City Summary
JuanJose_V
, Jul 2022
Good Tour to drive around City, cross lake in a Ferry, and climb a mountain in gondola to take scenic photos.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A memorable experience
Vladimir_K
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Antje, was simply excellent. She enjoys doing her work and it shows. Thank you once again for this memorable experience!
star-4
Excellent views. Enjoyed...
Jigneshkumar_P
, Jul 2022
Excellent views. Enjoyed my time with family and friends. It was our first time in Switzerland…………..
star-5
Perfect.
Aditya_A
, Jul 2022
Everything was perfect. Rudolf (our guide) was very nice, polite and knowledgeable Driver of the bus was also very polite and coordinating with each and everyone. Only the Air conditioning in bus could have been better.
star-5
Definitely recommend!
Faisal_M
, Jul 2022
Fantastic day your of old part if the city of Zurich and then a lake cruise , cable car ride, all great coupled with a great guide.
star-1
Rushed, not a leisurely experience.
peter_R
, Jul 2022
The trip was rushed from the start. We were given 2 - 30 mins stops and we’re warned not to be late. The cable car ride was okay, but nothing spectacular. It felt like the tour guide was more of a guard than a guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for joining our extended city tour of Zurich and its surroundings and for sharing your experience with us. We regret to hear that you felt rushed during the tour. Our tour guides aim to give our guests a good overview of Zurich's highlights in just over four hours. In addition to providing historical information and personal insights into life in Zurich, our tour guides are also responsible for ensuring the safety of our guests and the punctuality of our tours. Especially when traveling with larger groups from different cultures, experience has taught us that departure times must be communicated repeatedly and very clearly. However, it was certainly not the intention of your tour guide to come across as your guard and we will be happy to discuss your feedback with your tour guide to avoid similar incidents in the future. We still hope that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich and hope that you will give us a second chance to convince you of the quality of our tour guides during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Amazing
Sanjay_M
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour. It came on time, and was a great way to explore the city. It was a nice trip especially for its length.
star-5
Awesome.. Must do it..
Imran_N
, Jul 2022
SUPER AMAZING.. really enjoy a lot .. reasonable Price and you can enjoy almost all the highlights of the City..Tour Guide was Gentlemen.. he provide a lot of information ..
star-5
Amazing tour. Thank you Viator for making it so seamless.
Rhishi_J
, Jul 2022
We enjoyed the tour of Zurich. The walk in old town was great as was the cable car ride, the ferry across the lake and the the little cafe at the top of the mountain. Our tour guide Konrad P was amazing. He was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-3
So, so tour
Mervyn_F
, Jun 2022
Having traveled the Swiss Alps for two weeks, we were unimpressed with this tour. Being in two languages, when billed as an English tour, limited the guide's ability to expound on things, per his own admission.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Mervyn, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience on our extended city tour of Zurich! We are sorry to hear the city tour did not live up to your expectations. As stated in the tour description, the tour is guided in English and Spanish by a professional multilingual guide, which is highly appreciated by many of our non-English speaking guests. As our guides share all information equally in both languages, all guests get a great overview of Zurich and its surroundings in just over four hours, but it is certainly true that more information could be shared on a monolingual tour. We hope that you will still keep your visit to Zurich in fond memory and look forward to welcoming you again during your next visit! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Nice half day outing!
Ally_F
, Jun 2022
Our guide Guillermo was great, and the bus ride was easy, learned a good deal about Zurich and Switzerland in general. Cable car ride to the top was lovely, stunning views of Zurich, and ferry boat ride was nice. Worth the half day trip!
star-5
Great Zurich Overview and Sites
Lisa_S
, Jun 2022
Fernando helped give us an excellent overview of Zurich history. We hit some of the top sites and the beautiful WX made it a relaxing day
star-5
Zürich sightseeing
ChristineHelle_V
, Jun 2022
This tour really gives you value for money! By bus, up in the air by cable car and a boatride :) The sights, the view, the guide etc. was perfect!!
star-5
Great tour.
Kuldip_K
, Jun 2022
Exploring Zurich City with guide. It's lot of fun. Going with groups is another experience. We appreciate coach driver and guide. Specially
star-4
Great trip to see highlights of Zurich
Denise_V
, Jun 2022
We were not in Zurich long so the bus ride around town gave us the opportunity to see various buildings and neighborhoods that we would not have had time to see. We knew going in that we were not stopping at all these locations, so it met our needs completely. The ferry ride to the other side of the lake was uneventful, but the drive to the cable cars was up the side of the mountain and we saw lovely homes and scenery. The cable car ride was beautiful and the vistas we saw were amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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