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Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride

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Zürich, Switzerland

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

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
Zurich city tour with multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish)
Aerial cable car ride up to Felsenegg
Ferry boat ride across Lake Zurich
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
Stop At:  
Sihlquai
Board a comfortable coach in central Zurich to begin your city tour.
Admission Ticket Free
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:  
Sihlquai
Your compact yet comprehensive tour of the highlights of Zurich and the surrounding countryside ends 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
  • Felsenegg cable car is closed on certain dates due to technical maintenance, and on these days it will be replaced by the Dolderbahn cogwheel train. Dates for 2020 are: 24 February until 03 April 2020. The Dolderbahn cogwheel train takes you to a viewpoint at the noble Zürichberg quarter offering superb views of the city, the surroundings and the snow-capped Alps.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The car park was poorly organised and people and buses were everywhere, so take care and keep an eye on children." See review
  • "Do eat before the tour or bring snacks to eat on the bus as it is a long tour and there is not enough time to buy food or drink when not in the bus." See review

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Great potential!
Katrina_B
, Sep 2020
We felt rushed in certain parts of the tour, especially with three young children. Barely had time to spend at the top of the cable car and no restroom break considered for the entire 4-hour excursion. Only after the first two restrooms were closed did we ask to please stop...the main operator seemed agitated. Only 10 minutes at the lake and back to the bus... Nikki from the UK was the saving grace for us. She provided lots of history and entertained the kids as much as possible. I would still recommend—just not with kids.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Katrina, Thank you very much for having joined our extended city tour and for sharing your family's experience. It is important to us that also our little guests feel welcome on our tour and we therefore take your feedback very seriously. We regret to hear that the tour felt rushed in certain parts. As the aim of the tour is to give our guests a good overview of Zürich and its surroundings in just over four hours, it might not always allow for the time needed to explore at a child-friendly pace. However, the different stops allow both parents and children to get off the bus and to stretch their legs while exploring. Luckily your tour guide’s wife joined your tour and stayed with you and your children that were sleeping soundly on the bus, while he took the rest of your group on a guided stroll through the old town. Also, your group was quite small, which made it possible for your tour guide to extend the whole tour by nearly an hour and to give everyone more time at the different stops. We fully understand that the toilet situation was very inconvenient, especially for guests travelling with young children. While there are no toilets on the bus, there are public toilets available during the stop at the lakeside, near the car park before the guided old town stroll and later also at the Felsenegg restaurant on top of the cable car. Unfortunately, both the toilets at the lakeside and the car park were out of order and the group had to continue to catch the ferry in time. Well aware of the urgency of the problem (and perhaps a little agitated), your tour guide informed the ferry crew about the toilet emergency, but as they could not make an exception, the next toilet was only available after the ferry arrived in the harbour. In the unlikely event that the first two toilets are closed again at the same time, we will in future add a toilet break before boarding the ferry to ensure a pleasant trip for everybody. We hope that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful stay in Zürich and look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Switzerland. With best wishes from Zürich, Best of Switzerland Tours
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Worth .
Radha_P
, Mar 2020
Highly recommended.It was very well organised and our guide Andre she was very helpful and very professional.
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A Wonderful Way To Spend An Afternoon Taking in The Beautiful Sights and Sounds of Switzerland
lorriemi
, Feb 2020
Beautiful Rheinfalls Fabulous Prices On Coo Coo Clocks Guide Was Knowledgeable Well Worth The Time and Money Especially If You Have Limited Time
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Delightful
Jet68642889865
, Jan 2020
For short stays in Zurich I would recommend this tour, as it covered all the interesting sites as well as a short walk through the "old town" The ferry across the lake and the trip up to Felsenegg was definitely worth the visit. Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable and luckily everyone spoke English. We had a beautiful sunny day and the views from Felsenegg were amazing.
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star-5
Awesome zurich highlights
Cruiser66724309715
, Jan 2020
Awesome tour The tour guide Rose Marie was very kind and sweetest person i have ever meet this tour was best as we can see best places of Zurich in 4 hours
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Great Day out
janth0mps0n
, Nov 2019
Loved this day out , couldn't fault it, views were great and the trip on the ferry was nice. Good food at top of the cable car
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The tour is a blur.
PMA69
, Nov 2019
If you want to see Zurich, don't take this tour. Most of the time you are zooming around town like you're in a Fast and Furious movie. On the right is ______, on the left is ______, By the time you try to crane your neck to see the right ...you missed the left. The guide did her best, but by trying to explain what we were seeing in two languages, you weren't sure if what she was talking about was coming up, or if you had already passed it. Very disappointing.
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Not Good.
MaryM8447
, Nov 2019
Not good. It was rainy and foggy so we could not see anything on the Felsenegg cable car. This is no one's fault, but our group was so large that we had to go up on the cable car in 3 groups. The people that had to go up last had virtually no time at the top to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. Also when we actually got out of the bus, the guide was rushing everywhere, did not wait for anyone, and we pretty much heard nothing that she said. On the bus she would talk about things along the way, but the bus driver was going fast and we had no idea what buildings she was even talking about.
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So so tour
Expedition639799
, Oct 2019
My husband got hurt with a sudden stop and hit his chest on the railing. The tour guide did not bother to ask if he is ok And just ignored and never showed any concern or compassion. We wanted to buy water so we can give a tip but he said the tour is done we dont sell water anymore when we wanted just a bottle. So with that being said we changed our mind on giving a tip to an in-compassionate tour guide who just told us his job is done which means its just a job for him and diesnt bother if it was an enjoyable one! Never asked if we had fun unlike other tour guide!
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Good bus based Zurich area tour.
linhlanak
, Oct 2019
This tour was mainly a bus ride through various areas of Zurich and a good way to see the general area without too much walking. The ferry ride was on the bus to get across Lake Zurich, although you could get out of the bus while on the short, 10 minute ferry ride.
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