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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee)
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.

The Basics
Most everyone who visits Zurich will come across the lake at some point. Perhaps the best way to fully appreciate Lake Zurich’s scenic beauty is on a boat tour; options range from leisurely sightseeing cruises to high-adrenaline watersports excursions. Some city tours incorporate a boat trip across the lake, as well as a ride on the Felsenegg cable car, which leads to a 2,624-foot (800-meter) viewpoint overlooking the lake. If you’d rather stay on solid ground, land-based tours from Zurich often combine stops at lake-edge villages, such as the medieval old town of Rapperswil, with trips to storybook mountain towns like Appenzell, or even Vaduz in the neighboring microstate of Liechtenstein.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring a swimsuit to try out the lake’s swimming spots (May through October).
  • Water-based excursions range in duration, from short round-trip outings to leisurely half-day cruises.
  • The Felsenegg cable car is wheelchair accessible. Private sightseeing tours can be customized to meet the needs of wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
Lake Zurich is easily accessible by public transportation. To get to Zurich’s Lake Promenade park, take the tram (5, 6, 7, 8, or 13), train (S, S8, S24, or SN8), or bus (161 or 165) to Zurich Wollishofen station, then walk the short distance to the waterfront. Alternatively ride the tram to Burkliplatz (2, 5, 8, 9, and 11) at the end of Bahnhofstrasse, or Bellevue (2, 5, and 9), which brings you to the edge of Lake Zurich where the Limmat river begins.
 
When to Get There
The best season at Lake Zurich is summer, when warmer temperatures make boating, swimming, and sunbathing feasible. Boats do not run during the winter months (mid-October to early April), though you’ll find ice-skating rinks at the lake’s edge during this time.
 
What to See and Do on Lake Zurich
Among the most popular spots to visit on the lake is Rapperswil, a small town famed for its medieval old center and its public gardens, where a bounty of roses blossom. For the sweet-toothed, there is the Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory in Kilchberg on the southern lake edge, not far from Zurich, while the sunny stretch along the northeast—known as the Gold Coast (Goldkueste) is dotted with lakeside mansions owned by Europe’s elite.
Address: Zurich, Switzerland
Admission: Free
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Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

Highlights of Zurich City (Private Tour)

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Discover the highlights of Zurich during this two hours orientation tour! Get an overview of this stunning town and important city for Switzerland. Learn about the banking secret, the Romans who built a toll station here, admire the charming medieval old part of town and enjoy a magnificent viewpoint over Zurich City and the Lake area. And last but not least; ask all your questions to your private driver-guide and get some recommendations about where to eat and what to do during your stay in Zurich!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.92
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$310.92
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Escorted Swiss tour - 4 days private driver & guide

Escorted Swiss tour - 4 days private driver & guide

This escorted private minivan tour is guided by Sibylle, your personal, local, multingual guide. The schedule and itinerary can be adapted according to your personal desires. You'll discover the must sees and hidden treasures combined with Swiss traditions, local food and information of the daily Swiss life.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,375.55
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Lake of Zurich Day Boat Private Tour

Lake of Zurich Day Boat Private Tour

Feel like a VIP as you set sail across Lake Zurich on a private full-day boat tour and enjoy an action-packed itinerary including water sports like wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. Cruise around the lakeside towns, jump off to swim at the lakeside beaches, then tuck into a delicious lunch at a waterfront restaurant (not included).
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  • 8 hours
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$1,159.62
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$1,159.62
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Zurich and Glarus: On the Way to the Liberal Switzerland

Small-Group Walking Tour of Zurich and Glarus: On the Way to the Liberal Switzerland

On this guided tour, participants visit in Zurich and Glarus historic sites where important events have taken place towards the liberal and democratic Switzerland. This is a tour of an important but relatively unknown part of Swiss history. It can be explored places and buildings, as they are less frequently described in a guide book or in an app. Besides insights into the history of the Glarner Heinrich Hössli, the early champion of men love and Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp, who fought the high point of the journal "The Circle" in Zurich for their rights and have registered the first Swiss men couple their partnership experience the customer and the modern Zurich with the most popular bars and clubs of the gay community. The circle in the postwar period achieved an enormous significance for the homosexual movement in Europe and even North America.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.83
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$165.83

Zurich By Yourself with English Chauffeur - Luxury Van

Zurich By Yourself with English Chauffeur - Luxury Van

Enjoy Zürich by yourself !!  Our Chauffeur services offer our customers a high-class and extra-comfortable journey in our Luxury Van Mercedes V Class or similar. Whether it’s for a business trip, sightseeing, or a shopping day out, explore Zürich with ease with this private 8-hour chauffeured vehicle service. Hop aboard your Luxury Van at Zürich City Center or Zürich International Airport ZRH, then spin through the city streets with a private driver
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  • 8 hours
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$795.32
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$795.32
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Zurich By Yourself with English Chauffeur - Business Car

Zurich By Yourself with English Chauffeur - Business Car

Enjoy Zürich by yourself !! Our Chauffeur services offer our customers a high-class and extra-comfortable journey in our Business Car Mercedes Benz E class. Whether it’s for a business trip, sightseeing, or a shopping day out, explore Zürich with ease with this private 8-hour chauffeured vehicle service. Hop aboard your Business Car at Zürich City Center or Zürich International Airport ZRH, then spin through the city streets with a private driver.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$705.11
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$705.11
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Vacation Photographer in Zurich

Vacation Photographer in Zurich

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Zurich to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Zurich vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Zurich has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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$276.13
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$276.13
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Zurich

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Zurich

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Zurich, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$276.13
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$276.13
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Zurich Christmas Holiday Tour on Bahnhofstrasse and Christmas Markets

Zurich Christmas Holiday Tour on Bahnhofstrasse and Christmas Markets

Experience Zurich at the most magical time of year on a guided tour of the festive lights and Christmas decorations of the holiday season. Look at the amazing shop window displays when strolling through the Bahnhofstrasse. Try a hot punch or a mulled wine. Maybe you eat also a raclette or a fondue during your visit to one of the Christmas Markets. Your guide will take you around and tell you also some history of Zurich.
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  • 2 hours
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$347.89
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Full Discovery of Zurich City

Full Discovery of Zurich City

Zurich is the biggest Swiss city offers you numerous attractions in each corner of it. The discovery starts when the local professional guide greets you at the lobby of the hotel in order to depart and enjoy a historical 2 hours walking tour through Zurich’s highlights. Later on, it will be the time to farewell the guide and to be greeted by the driver-guide who will take you to Bürkliplatz for a relaxing journey on Lake Zurich during a Ferry boat trip. A short journey on the lake approximately 54 minutes, however full of heavenly sceneries of Zurich with the Swiss Alps in the background. The driver-guide will meet you once again at Horgen in order to head to Adliswil. Here is the only aerial cable car in Zurich Canton - Adliswil-Felsenegg which takes you to the upper station of Felsenegg hill overviews the whole city. After an hour you will descend, and your exploring day will end by a private drop off at the initial meeting point in Zurich City.
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  • 4 hours
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$983.64
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Let's Mix Culture With The Nature! ZURICH SIGHTSEEING and HIKING Tour!

Let's Mix Culture With The Nature! ZURICH SIGHTSEEING and HIKING Tour!

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Discover the best of Zurich and its surroundings during this half-day small-group excursion. Learn about Zurich’s rich history on a sightseeing tour through the city proper and see key landmarks such as Lindenhof, the Grossmunster Church, and Paradeplatz. Then escape the busy city for a hiking tour to Uetliberg Mountain where you can admire the beautiful scenery and views of Zurich.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.45
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$90.45
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Zurich and Surroundings PRIVATE TOUR Including Panoramic Views

Zurich and Surroundings PRIVATE TOUR Including Panoramic Views

Discover Zurich’s highlights in a day on this action-packed private walking tour that takes the stress out of navigating with hotel pickup included. Don’t waste a moment visiting sights that don’t interest you, and enjoy the perk of being able to customize the tour based on your interests. Potential sights include Fraumunster Church, Lake Zurich, and many Old Town landmarks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$322.23
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$322.23
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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
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$89.32
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City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

City Walk with funicular ride and boat trip to China Garden

This experience is offered by a private local. Want to get to know the city with a local and be able to know it like the back of your hand in only one afternoon? That is possible! You will get to see the city and you will be able to discover it through the eyes of a local. By taking the tram, boat and cable car you will know how to get from A to B and even get some insider tips on how to be even faster than the Zürcher! It is not only going to be a practical experience, you will get to know more about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation if the city of Zurich. This Experience will help you make the best out of your stay in Zurich! This experience will be a public one in a group size that does not exceed 8 people so that you can really ask all your questions and get the best out of this Experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$90.45
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$90.45

GPS Guided Day Trip to the Alps & Scenic Mountain Roads

GPS Guided Day Trip to the Alps & Scenic Mountain Roads

From the privacy of your car you will experience the most spectacular mountain pass ensemble in the world! Drive the "BIG 3" Susten — Grimsel — Furka Pass Route (Jun-Oct). The longest span of interconnected mountain passes in the Alps. Or enjoy the Six Lake Route and scenic roads of the Bernese Highlands with fast sweeping country roads (all year round). On your drive you will discover striking landmarks of historical importance and breathtaking alpine views that will leave you speechless. Enjoy effortless navigation along the most scenic driving routes in the Swiss Alps. Simply press the "GO" button in the morning and follow the instructions on the screen. We send your touring pack with the pre-programmed GPS to any address in Switzerland. Together with a pre-paid return shipment box to send the GPS back to us from anywhere in Switzerland (simply leave it at the reception of your hotel).
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  • 5 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$564.18
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$564.18
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GPS Guided Multi-Day Alps Trip of Lakes &

GPS Guided Multi-Day Alps Trip of Lakes & "BIG3" Alpine Passes

Experience the most spectacular mountain pass ensemble in the world! Drive the "BIG 3" Susten — Grimsel — Furka Pass Route. The longest span of interconnected mountain passes in the Alps. Extend your driving tour with a scenic loop around the Lakes & Castles of the Bernese Highlands and stay at Interlaken. Enjoy effortless navigation in the Swiss Alps over fast sweeping roads and alpine passes. Expect hazy blue waters, quaint villages, green meadows and visit the picturesque mountain resort of Interlaken. Get delivery of your touring pack holding a pre-programmed GPS and an hour-by-hour road-book at the highly rated 4 star hotel we've arranged for you. Make you own car car arrangements to explore this incredible scenic holiday route.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,826.55
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$2,826.55
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