Planning Information for Individuals
The Zürich Card offers the following benefits over a period of 24 or 72 hours:
• Unlimited 2nd class travel on all forms of public transportation in the city of Zurich and surrounding region
• Free or reduced admission to the majority of Zurich’s museums
• 10 to 20% discount in various local stores
• Culinary surprise in selected restaurants
• 50% discount on public city tours organized by Zurich Tourism
• Many more discounts on a variety of cultural and leisure activities
For orders or information about the Zürich Card please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Touring Package Grand Tour of Switzerland
The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a voyage of discovery that packs all the highlights of Switzerland into a single trip. On the Grand Tour of Switzerland, the journey is the reward. This tour takes you on a trip of 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) through the most beautiful regions of Switzerland and shows you how diverse, multifaceted and spectacular our country is. You travel through four language regions, across five Alpine passes and along 22 lakes, and visit 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites and two biospheres. In other words, you enjoy an intensive taste of Switzerland and experience its array of scenic and cultural charms.
Grand Tour Package – Eastern and Southern part
Zurich – St. Gallen – Davos – Lugano – Lucerne – Zurich
- 5 x overnight stays with breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Lucerne
- (1 night in each destination)
- Europcar rental car VW Golf 5, Audi A3 or Audi A4 (5 door, manual, A/C) for 6 days with pick-up and drop-off at Zürich Airport
- Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
- Swiss Coupon Pass with "2 for 1" Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 2000
Prices and further information
STC Switzerland Travel Centre AG
Telefon: +41 43 210 55 94
City Tours for Individuals
Zurich offers a variety of attractive guided city walks and sightseeing tours. Individual and guided excursions are also possible to its charming surrounding region. Our tours are available in many different languages.
Stories of the Old Town (Guided tour, 2 hours)
Zurich’s past and present, based on selected buildings, history and anecdotes.
Zurich & Surroundings (4 hours)
Zurich’s major attractions and an excursion to its nearby region. Aerial cable car up to “Felsenegg,” with a fabulous view of Zurich, Lake Zurichand the Alps. Includes a lake crossing by ferry.
The Other City Tour (3 ½ hours)
Guided city tour through trendy Zurich-West, traditional residential areas, the university quarter and the historic Limmatquai. Swiss chocolate can be bought at the outlet store of the Lindt & Sprüngli factory.
Segway City Tour (2 hours)
Guided city tour on the new environmentally friendly and electrically powered Segway. Includes driver training (driver’s licence required).
The Best of Zurich (2 ¼ hours)
By air-conditioned coach: Swiss National Museum, Limmatquai, Opera House, St. Peter’s Church and Lake Zurich.
Rickshaw Taxi Tour (1 hour)
The tour will take you along the lake of Zurich and the beautiful historical center, as well as to the shopping district in and around the Bahnhofstrasse, and finally to the Langstrasse.
Planning Information: 4 Day Stay in Zurich
Take the time to discover Zurich and its surroundings: its culture and arts, nature, shopping and nightlife. You will find a couple of suggestions for a multifaceted four day stay in Zurich below:
Day 1: Explore Zurich
9.00am – 11.00am: Breakfast at Sprüngli with its famous Birchermüesli
11.00am – 1.00pm: Stories of the Old Town (guided city tour)
1.00pm – 2.30pm: Lunch at world’s first vegetarian restaurant – Hiltl
4.35pm – 7.00pm: Mount Uetliberg (travel time 20 min)
7.00pm: Dinner at a traditional guild house (e.g. Zunfthaus zur Waag or Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten)
Day 2: Explore Greater Zurich
9.00am – 12.00pm: Rapperswil – City of Roses
12.35pm – 2.25pm: Baroque monastery at Einsiedeln
3.00pm – 5.00pm: Explore Zurich, e.g. visit Kunsthaus
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Dinner at trendy Zurich-West (e.g. at Frau Gerolds Garten or at the Viadukt)
9.00pm: Try your luck at Swiss Casinos Zurich
Day 3: Excursion Day – Options for Guided Tours
3h 15 min Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall
8h 45 min Mountains, cheese and chocolate in Appenzell
9h 30 min Mount Pilatus – The Golden Round Trip
11h 30 min Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
Day 4: Shopping and Relaxation
9.00am – 12.00pm: Explore the Old Town on your own
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Enjoy a bratwurst (sausage) at Sternen Grill
1.00pm – 6.00pm: Spend the afternoon at Zurich Thermal Baths & Spa or discover Zurich-West.
10.00pm: Discover Zurich’s Nightlife
Organized Day Trips for Individuals
Zurich is the ideal gateway for excursions into the surrounding region and the unique Swiss alpine world. Some of the most beautiful alpine peaks are accessible within 1 – 2 hours.
Rhine Falls (3 1/4 hours)
The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfall in Europe and offer a magnificent spectacle all year round.
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (11 1/2 – 12 hours)
Unforgettable excursion to the Jungfraujoch – on the Top of Europe, designated by UNESCO as a natural “World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps.” Short stay in Interlaken.
Mount Rigi (9 1/2 hours)
The “Queen of the Mountains” offers a panoramic view of the Alps, numerous lakes and over the midlands. Short stay in Lucerne.
Mountains, Cheese & Chocolate (8 3/4 hours)
Excursion to a beautiful, idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland – Chocolate shop Lindt, Rapperswil, Appenzell and the mountain Hoher Kasten.
Engelberg / Mount Titlis (9 hours)
Mount Titlis can be reached by rotating cable car. It is central Switzerland’s highest glacier excursion destination. Short stay in Lucerne.
Mount Pilatus (9 – 9 1/2 hours)
Weather Maker, Dragon’s Seat, Great Homeland and Imperial Tomb: Mount Pilatus, Lucerne’s local mountain, has many names. Short stay in Lucerne.
Zürich Tourism at Your Service
B2B Bookings: Zürich Tourism is happy to assist you with the reservation of buses, cars or limousines for transfers, round trips or excursions lasting several days. We can also organize tour guides in 11 languages.
Hotels for Travel Trade: Over 350 hotels in the Zurich region with more than 24,000 beds offer their guests a high quality service. Many of them have special offers for travel trade.
Please contact us for details.