ZURICH

OPTIONAL TOURS

Combo: Zürich City Tour and Rhine Falls

Tour Code:   CZCT&RF

Duration:   8.5 hours

Tour starts at:   

AM   1000H 

Starting point: Limmatstrasse,4 – 8005 – Zürich – CH
Sihlquai Coach Parking.
Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

End point: Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

Discover Zürich, business and cultural centre of Switzerland and consecutively awarded “city with the world’s best quality of life” on this two-hour classic city tour. Sit back and relax on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach as your guide points out the highlights of this unique city!

Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the well-known shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zürich’s famous financial district. Picture stop at the port of “Enge” where you enjoy beautiful vistas of the crystal-clear Lake Zürich. Continue along the lake, passing by the renowned Opera House to the “Zürichberg” district with many superb mansions of glorious past times. A great experience is the ride uphill by cogwheel train (Dolderbahn) to a viewpoint where the noble five-star Grand Hotel Dolder is located.

Enjoy breath-taking views of the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps. Cruising the university quarter, you see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), the University of Zürich and Zürich’s art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. The last picture stop of this versatile excursion offers views of the patriarchal guild houses, the St. Peter church with Europe’s largest clock-face, the Grossmünster church and the Fraumünster church with the famous stained glass windows by Marc Chagall.

After a short walk through the Old Town, the tour ends here or with a scenic drive back on Limmatquai at Sihlquai bus parking
Afternoon excursion on the route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland to the spectacular Northern Switzerland. Discover the stunning Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall followed by the visit of the medieval town of Stein am Rhein.

Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide explaining about Switzerland’s interesting history and culture. The journey takes you along the Grand Tour of Switzerland through picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages close to the German border. Reach the first highlight of this afternoon at splendid medieval Castle Laufen – the mighty Rhine Falls! Enjoy about one hour leisure time at Europe’s biggest waterfalls and one of Switzerland’s major tourist attractions!

Delight unique views from the panoramic lift and see how an average of 700’000 litres of water per second plunge across a width of 150 meters into the basin below. The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Take an optional boat ride (summer only) close to the falls. Continue via Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress and passing through the beautiful countryside to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein.

On a guided stroll, you learn about the well-preserved old town with its many distinctive buildings. Most of these half-timbered houses are made of stone with delicate wooden windows and stun visitors with their exceptional frescoes. The most prominent of these houses is the White Eagle, whose fresco counts as the oldest preserved mural painting of the Renaissance in Switzerland. After some time at leisure, drive back in the evening to Zürich.

Inclusions: Seat in coach, guide services,guided stroll at Stein & Rhein,tickets,Ride on the cogwheel railway. Transportation on a comfortable coach.

Exclusions: Admission to Laufen Castle at Rhine Falls

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult         USD 97.00

Child          USD 49.00 (6-15yrs old)

 *quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Bern and Countryside Tour

Tour Code:  B&Ct

Duration:   10.5 hours

Tour starts at:   

AM   0830H 

Starting Point:  Zurich Main Train Station 

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops:  Highlights
– Tour through Switzerland’s first Unesco Biosphere – Entlebuch valley 
– See the delightful old town of Bern 
– Taste the world famous Emmental cheese 

Soak up Switzerland in a nutshell with a tour through the Swiss countryside to Bern. Visit the Kambly Experience and see where Emmental cheese is made to complete your experience.

Tour scenic Swiss routes and through stunning landscapes to Berne, the Swiss capital, and discover the rural highlights of the Entlebuch valley – Switzerland’s first Unesco Biosphere.

Crossing into the idyllic Emmental valley you reach Trubschachen, home to the Kambly Experience. Here you learn about the origins of Switzerland’s best-known biscuit brand, discover the art of fine biscuit making and watch the master confectioners at work. Indulge in unique flavours and try as many biscuits of the tantalizing variety you like!

After this sweet rest we continue through the typical Bernese back country towards the Swiss capital Berne. Marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral, stroll under the characteristic arcades to the clock tower and visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare.
In the afternoon we continue our way through fascinating rural landscape. The impressively vast roofs shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses and the geraniums in their windows are probably most intense colour than anywhere else in the world. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the main ingredient for the world famous Emmental cheese. And this means our next stop, the dairy show. Watch through the big windows directly into the production hall and learn about the traditional production of Emmentaler AOP – the largest cheese in the world! Before leaving this charming place you will be invited to a cheese tasting.

 

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, English Speaking Guide, tickets

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 160.00

Child          USD 80.00 (6 -15 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: 
*Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Titlis from Zürich: Eternal Snow

Tour Code:  TZES

Duration:   9.5 hours

Tour Starts at:   

AM   0930H 

Starting point:Carparkplatz Sihlquai Zürich, – 8005 – Zurich – CH

Endpoint: Same as starting point

Tour Stops:

  • Interest point: 1. Mount Titlis
  • Interest point: 2. Albis Pass
  • Interest point: 3. Lake of the Four Forested Settlements
  • Interest point: 4. Lion Monument
  • Interest point: 5. Chapel Bridge
  • Interest point: 6. Engelberg
  • Interest point: 7. Swiss Alps
  • Interest point: 8. Rhône Glacier
  • Interest point: 9. Titlis Cliff Walk

Live the high life on Mount Titlis with this exhilarating full-day guided tour to the summit of one of the most emblematic peaks in the Alps.

From Zurich we will take you on a scenic coach journey southwards through picturesque landscapes via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Forested Cantons (as Lake Lucerne is romantically called in German) to Lucerne.

We’ll stop in this historic city for a brief tour of the main sights, including the Lion Monument, which was described by Mark Twain as ‘the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world’. You will then have some time to explore the Old Town at your own leisure. Admire the frescoed façades and fairytale turrets of the narrow streets and marvel at the wooden Chapel Bridge.

Afterwards, we’ll continue our journey to Engelberg, the picture-postcard alpine village nestling at the foot of Mount Titlis. We’ll take a number of cable cars to reach the summit, which is more than 3,000 metres above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the glacier’s deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving gondola lift, allowing you an unrestricted 360-degree view of the landscape.

At the top of Mount Titlis, a high alpine panorama awaits you. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace. Visit the shimmering 350-metre-long Ice Grotto or take a ride with the IceFlyer, which brings you close to the crevasses.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfer, Tickets, Cable car, Guide

Exclusion: Equipment,Drinks,meal

Tour Cost:

Adult         USD 171.00

Child          USD 86.00 (6 – 15 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please note that excursions may be subject to change or not available during adverse weather conditions.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

The Best of Zürich

Tour Code:   TBZ

Duration:   2.5 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   1000H

Starting Point:Carparkplatz Sihlquai Zürich – 8005 – Zurich – CH
Stop: ”Sihlquai”, Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17.

End point:Same as starting point

Tour stops:
  • Point of interest: 1. Swiss National Museum
  • Point of interest: 2. Bahnhofstrasse
  • Point of interest: 3. Limmatquai
  • Point of interest: 4. Lindenhof
  • Point of interest: 5. St. Peter
  • Point of interest: 6. Lake Zurich
  • Point of interest: 7. Zurichberg
  • Point of interest: 8. University of Zurich
  • Point of interest: 9. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Point of interest: 10. Fraumünster
Come and discover Switzerland’s largest city in this two-hour sightseeing coach tour of Zurich.  You’ll see all the main attractions of this busy cultural and commercial centre, including the mediaeval Old Town and elegant Bahnhofstrasse before climbing to the Zurichberg by funicular railway (Dolderbahn)for some great views over the city. Just sit back in a comfortable coach as your knowledgeable guide points out all the top sights, telling you all about this beautiful city. We’ll pass by the Swiss National Museum, built in the style of a French Chateau, the shopping and business centre centred around exclusive Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai quarter and the the medieval Old Town with views up to the Lindenhof, where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from invaders. You’ll also admire the largest church clock-face in Europe at the Church of St Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, and the Opera house. We’ll make a brief photo stop by picturesque Lake Zurich, before boarding the funicular railway for the climb up to the Zurichberg district with its recently renovated five-star Grand Hotel Dolder and many superb 19th Century mansions. Other highlights of the tour are the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where Albert Einstein was both student and professor. Finally we’ll stop at the Fraumunster Church where you can admire the magnificent windows decorated by Marc Chagall.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, Guide, Tickets

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 37.00

Child          USD 18.00 (6-15 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Lucerne and Mount Pilatus with a Lake Cruise, Cable Car and Cogwheel Rail Ride

Tour Code:   LMP&CRR

Duration:   9.5 hours

Tour starts at:   

AM   0930H

Starting Point:  Carparkplatz Sihlquai Zürich – 8005 – Zurich – CH
Stop: ”Sihlquai”, Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17.

End Point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

  • Point of interest: 1. Lion Monument
  • Point of interest: 2. Lake of the Four Forested Settlements
  • Point of interest: 3. Chapel Bridge
  • Point of interest: 4. Kriens
  • Point of interest: 5. Pilatus (mountain)
  • Point of interest: 6. Alphachstad

Feel on top of the world at the summit of Mount Pilatus, with this fascinating full-day guided tour to one of the most famous peaks in the Alps.

From Zurich we will take you on a scenic coach journey through picturesque landscapes via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Forested Cantons (as Lake Lucerne is romantically called in German) to Lucerne.

We’ll stop in this historic city for a brief tour of the main sights, including the Lion Monument, which was described by Mark Twain as ‘the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world’. You will then have some time to explore the Old Town at your own leisure. Admire the frescoed façades and fairytale turrets of the narrow streets and marvel at the wooden Chapel Bridge.

Afterwards, we’ll continue our journey to Kriens, the picture-postcard alpine village nestling at the foot of Mount Pilatus. We’ll take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to reach the top, which is more than 2,000 metres above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular view over the surrounding mountains and lakes, stop for a bite to eat or hike to the summit.

The descent involves yet another adventure as you board the world’s steepest rack railway (48% gradient) to reach the lakeside hamlet of Alpnachstad, from where we’ll board a ferry for a scenic one-hour lake cruise to Lucerne.

Inclusions: Excursion tickets, English Speaking Guide, Transport

Tour Cost:

Adult         USD 160.00 for one day

Child         USD  80.00 (6 – 15 yrs old)for one day

*quoted on per person basis

Note: .
*Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
*The Panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car will be offered during all year except revision from October 22nd to November 9th, the World’s steepest cogwheel railway will be offered (early May to mid Nov), Boat ride on Lake Lucerne will be offered from May 5th to to October 21st and Lunch will be offered instead of boat ride (October 22nd to early May).

Rigi, the Queen of the Swiss Mountains, Lake Cruise and Cable Car

Tour Code: RQSMLCCC

Duration:   9.5 hours

Tour starts at:   

AM   0930H

Starting Point: Carparkplatz Sihlquai Zürich – 8005 – Zurich – CH
Bus parking near Main Station. Stop: ”Sihlquai”, Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

  • Point of interest: 1. Lake Lucerne
  • Point of interest: 2. Weggis
  • Point of interest: 3. Rigi Kaltbad
  • Point of interest: 4. Rigi Kulm
  • Point of interest: 5. Vitznau
  • Point of interest: 6. Chapel Bridge

Join us for an epic full-day guided tour on land, water and air to Mount Rigi, from where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable.

From Zurich we will take you on a scenic coach journey through picturesque countryside via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Forested Cantons (as Lake Lucerne is romantically called in German.

We continue our journey to Weggis, the picture-postcard lakeside village nestling at the foot of the 1,800-metre-high Mount Rigi. We’ll take a cable car to Rigi Kaltbad, where we’ll hop aboard Europe’s oldest mountain railway for a panoramic journey to Rigi-Kulm. Enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and 13 lakes. During the summer you can hike to the summit or in the winter, you can hire a sledge.

The descent involves yet another adventure as you board a rack railway (25% gradient) to reach the idyllic hamlet of Vitznau, which occupies a narrow strip of land between the lake and the mountain. We’ll board a ferry for a scenic one-hour lake cruise to Lucerne.

You will then have some time to explore the narrow streets of the Old Town at your own leisure; admire the frescoed façades, fairytale turrets, and marvel at the wooden Chapel Bridge before returning to Zurich.

Inclusions:  Tickets,Shared in transfer, Cruise, Cable car

Exclusions: Equipment, Meal, Drinks

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 143.00

Child          USD 71.00 (6- 15yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note:  *Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Swiss Traditions - Appenzellerland

Tour Code:   ST-A

Duration:   9 hours

Tour Starts at:   

AM   1000H

Starting point:  Carparkplatz Sihlquai Zürich – 8005 – Zurich

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

Join us for an unforgettable excursion to the idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland, the very stuff that dreams are made of. Hop onto our comfortable minibus and enjoy a relaxed ride on the panoramic highway that drives alongside the beautiful Lake Zurich. Your first stop is the charming Lindt Chocolate Shop, where a great shopping experience awaits you. Buy some of the most delicious chocolates from a country famous for producing the best chocolates in the world. Your adventure then continues to Rapperswil, renowned for its ominous mediaeval castle, and on to the green and hilly region of Appenzell.

Delve into the cheese factory that elaborates the famous Appenzeller cheese. Learn all there is to learn about the fascinating cheese making process and the ancient traditions that are still typical in this region. Before heading off to a tour of the picturesque village of Appenzell, enjoy a simply heavenly cheese tasting.

During your free time, we suggest you enjoy the local specialties in one of the little cosy Appenzeller restaurants. The pedestrian zone, with its charming facades, makes a great backdrop for a little shopping spree.

While you are at it, take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Appenzell, where you will learn more about the customs of this quaint part of Switzerland. Before making your way back to Zurich, admire the square of the cantonal assembly, the Landsgemeindeplatz, and hear about the particular political tradition which is still alive in the canton of Appenzell; a tour to remember! Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

Inclusions: Ticket, Guide & Museum

Exclusions: Drinks

Tour Cost:   

Adult          USD 123 .00

Child          USD   62.00 (6 -15 years old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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