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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) Tours and Tickets

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Fed by clear glacial waters that flow down the Swiss Alps, the crescent-shaped Lake Zurich (Zurichsee) forms the scenic backdrop to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, which spreads along the western tip of the lake. Measuring 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length and 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) in width, this alpine lake offers an easily accessible escape to nature for those based in the city, with plenty of swimming spots, hiking routes, tranquil islands, and picturesque mountain scenery.

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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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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.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.96
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$76.96

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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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.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.96
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$65.96

Best of Zürich & Surroundings -Halfday Extended City Sightseeing Tour with Local

Best of Zürich & Surroundings -Halfday Extended City Sightseeing Tour with Local

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Discover Zurich on this comprehensive city tour, which offers sightseeing, city architecture, medieval history, and even tastes of the local food in just half a day. With a local guide, you’ll dig deep into Zurich to see the old town highlights and the lake as well as the places away from the tourist trail, where the locals like to hang out.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.87
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$77.87

Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!
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Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!

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Gain a new perspective on Zürich on a small-group excursion that includes a ferry ride across Lake Zürich, a cable car journey during the summer, and a tour of the Old Town. Visit landmarks including Lindenhof and Grossmünster, gaining insight into the city’s history and culture from your local guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.18
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$92.18
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Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

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Enjoy a personalized experience in Switzerland and go off the beaten track when you book this private tour from Zurich, Bern, or Lucerne. Discover hidden places you wouldn't find on your own; enjoy the knowledge of your expertly qualified environmental science guide and enjoy the views in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,821.03
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$1,821.03
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Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

Chocolate Workshop, Tasting, and a cruise on the Lake of Zurich Private Tour

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Be immersed in the world of Swiss chocolatiering on this private tour in Zurich. Begin with a tour of the city’s top chocolate spots, with tasters included, then embark on a lake cruise with insights provided by your local guide. Round off your adventure with a visit to the Lindt Chocolateria to learn more about the art of chocolate making and get hands-on experience crafting your own creations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.88
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$251.88
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Zurich City Tour Experience

Zurich City Tour Experience

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If you want to experience all of the outstanding things Zurich has to offer in a single sightseeing outing, this is the tour package for you. Experience the town on this unique city tour with detailed commentaries in one of eleven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Hindi.  The air-conditioned Panorama bus takes you on a 100-minute round trip to the sights of Switzerland’s largest city. The route leads across the famous Bahnhofstrasse and the banking center of the lake with a view of the snow-capped mountains, part of the old town with its magnificent guild houses and the churches St. Peter, Grossmünster and Fraumünster. You’ll see the university quarter and the residential area Zürichberg, the National Museum and the Kunsthaus. At the two most scenic viewpoints we will make a short photo stop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.39
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$37.39

Zurich with Cruise and Chocolate (Private Tour)

Zurich with Cruise and Chocolate (Private Tour)

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Gain a comprehensive overview of Zurich on this combo tour that includes a guided city walk, lake cruise, cogwheel train ride, and visit to the Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate store. Benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide throughout and save time finding your way with round-trip transfer from your hotel included in the price.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$418.01
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$418.01
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Zurich and Suroundings (Private Tour)

Zurich and Suroundings (Private Tour)

Discover why Zürich is frequently awarded "city with best quality of life" and learn about Switzerland's business and cultural centre while listening to your multilingual driver-guide pointing out the highlights of this unique town. Heading out to the beautiful surrounding area, you cross Lake Zürich by ferry and ride a cable car to Felsenegg with stunning views of the town, the lake and the snow-capped Alps.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$460.89
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$460.89
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg
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3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg

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Tick off three top experiences at a reduced price with a 3-in-1 Zurich package. Discover the city’s major landmarks on a walking tour, then relax your feet on a lake cruise, before riding a cable car to Felsenegg’s summit for views that reach as far as the Alps. Along the way, benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized insights.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.11
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$91.11
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Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

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If you’re short on time in Zurich, get more out of a city tour and book your own personal driver-guide. You’ll go straight to the highlights of the medieval old town, find impressive vantage points over Zurich Lake, and hear historical curiosities aplenty. Ample time is included for questions and local tips for places to go, and you’ll have the flexibility to customize the itinerary, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$294.75
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$294.75
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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Luzern
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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Luzern

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The Glacier Express train from Chur to Brig is one of the world’s most spectacular train rides, but figuring it out in a new country may be tricky. This experience lets you travel with a guide all the way from your hotel in Lucerne to Chur, and then along the Glacier Express route with a prebooked ticket. Admire the valleys from the panoramic windows, feast on a 3-course lunch, and learn about the region as you ride.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$532.70
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Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

Classic Highlights of Zurich - City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide

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Welcome to the Zurich City Sightseeing Tour with local Guide. Our tour offers a glimpse the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps famous Bahnhofstrasse and financial district, as well as the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein. We will also explore the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views, and the Old Town on a guided walk-through medieval alley. Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbour. Continue along the lake, passing the grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. Optional: Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on Lake Zurich with audio guide on crystal-clear Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.61
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$43.61

Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise
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Zurich Highlights Half-Day Tour with Lake Cruise

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Board a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out past the castle-like Swiss National Museum, the luxurious shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse and Zurich's renowned financial district. Enjoy a magnificent view of crystal-clear Lake Zurich during a photo stop at Enge harbor. Continue along the lake, passing the Grand Opera House and the university quarter with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Zurich. 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. After a short glimpse of the city, the lake, and the snow-covered Alps, you drive past the Kunsthaus art museum down to the charming Old Town. After saying good-by to your tour guide, embark at Bürkliplatz on an independent scenic one-hour cruise on Lake Zurich past grand lakeside villas and popular lidos.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.17
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$46.17

Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

Best of Zurich and Surroundings - Extended City Sightseeing Tour with a local

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Join us on an exciting sightseeing tour of Zurich with its beautiful surroundings and explore all the city has to offer! Our local guide will take you by bus to some of the most famous landmarks and attractions, such as Bahnhofstrasse and the financial district, the university quarter on the traces of its alumni Albert Einstein, and the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views. You will also enjoy a guided walk through the medieval alleys of the Old Town. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and continue with a scenic drive along the Gold Coast to Meilen and cross Lake Zurich by ferry. You'll also ride the aerial cable car to the Felsenegg viewpoint, where you'll take in breath-taking views of the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps. This is a perfect tour for anyone who wants to see the very best of Zurich!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.87
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$77.87

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

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

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Step aboard the Glacier Express with your own private guide and prebooked ticket. Giving you the chance to relax as you ride with your guide by intercity train from Bern to Chur, the experience is perfect for those who want to experience the Glacier Express but are unsure of the logistics. After boarding the famous train at Chur, you’ll learn about the mountainous region, and gaze out of panoramic windows to see the bridges, valleys, and lakes that typify the region. An onboard 3-course lunch is also included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$532.70
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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Basel
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Glacier Express Panoramic Train Round Trip in one Day Private Tour from Basel

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Take one of Europe’s most scenic rail journeys on a private full-day Glacier Express train tour from Basel. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the mountain-ringed town of Chur, and then settle into the world-famous Glacier Express. Travel through what’s known as Switzerland’s ‘Grand Canyon,’ passing wide valleys, mountain gorges, and wooden villages. Round-trip travel from Basel included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$532.70
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$532.70
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Zurich Highlights Tour

Zurich Highlights Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then 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. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.39
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$37.39

The Great Tour of Zurich

The Great Tour of Zurich

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Switzerland’s cultural capital on a half-day tour of Zurich and the quaint neighboring village of Rapperswil. With a knowledgeable guide, discover blooming rose gardens; see sweeping vistas of the snow-capped Alps; and stroll amid the verdant splendor of a deer park to see the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Marvel at the ancient castle that reigns over the village of Rapperswil and then conclude your tour with a tranquil boat ride on Lake Zurich.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.76
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$63.76

City e-bike tour

City e-bike tour

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The best way to discover the most beautiful corners of the city is by e-bike: long distances and unknown spots can be reached in no time. Probably on no other city tour, guests will discover as many different perspectives of Zurich as on the guided e-bike tour. Additional Information • Participation from 16 years • No driver's license required • Feasible for anyone who can ride a bicycle • At the beginning there is a short instruction to use the e-bike • Execution in any weather. If the tour is not feasible due to bad weather conditions, you will be informed by phone. • Insurance and food is the responsibility of the participants
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.31
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$42.31

Best Introduction Tour of Zurich with a Local

Best Introduction Tour of Zurich with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. Enjoy this enchanting and colourful city, the banking centre of Switzerland with a local who will show you all of their favourite spots. Discover the best of "Turicum", be venturing to off-the-beaten path tracks to see Zurich and experience it with a local! You will feel as if you've stumbled into a city from another era and getting to know more about the local culture, the local spots where people like to go for a coffee or for having dinner! You will get introduced to the city as if you just met your best friend from overseas and he would be showing you his city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.33
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$109.33

Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise
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Zurich Small-Group Guided Walking Tour Including Lake Cruise

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Are you willing to avoid the "tourist bubbles" and to discover the charm of the tiny cobblestone streets in the Old Town, to walk through the parks and pedestrian zones, to feel the smells, to hear the bells, to fill your bottle with fresh water at one of the 1200' fountains that Zurich has to offer, to enjoy the nearby nature oases and to relax on a ferry cruise? Then you're on the right page. This is the tour that offers you a good introduction to Zurich and great photo opportunities.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.67
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$69.67

Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

Zurich Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and city tour

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Explore Zurich at your own pace on this private scavenger tour. Simply download the app and set off through the streets in search of clues and riddles, discovering city landmarks and hidden spots as you go. Ideal for small groups of family or friends, the team-building tasks can be completed at a pace that suits you, with plenty of time for breaks and shopping stops.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.57
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self-guided Glacier Express Panoramic Train One Day Round Trip
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self-guided Glacier Express Panoramic Train One Day Round Trip

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Book a seat on the Glacier Express and experience one of the world’s most spectacular mountain train journeys, minus the stress. Choose your start point in Switzerland and with the help of our travel booklet you travel to Chur, where you board the Glacier Express train to Brig or Bern and back to your origin point. With less time spent on logistics, you can turn your attention to the sights; Oberalp Pass and Andermatt are two of the highlights.
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  • 12 hours
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