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Best Viator Tours In Zurich, Switzerland - Updated 2020

Best Viator Tours In Zurich, Switzerland - Updated 2020

If the pristine beauty of the Swiss Alps beckons you, then its time to plan a sojourn to Switzerland’s biggest city, Zurich. Home to several banking companies, this picturesque city is perfect for those looking for a getaway in the lap of nature. Since it is located in north-central Switzerland, Zurich is the perfect location to stay in for those planning day trips to Interlaken, Lucerne, the Jungraouch mountain region, or even the Black Forest area in Germany. Experience local culture and sample delicious cheese as you take a tour of a local factory. Tourists will also enjoy a visit to the Lindt factory outlet, where you can gorge on some yummy chocolates. Swiss watches are famed for their craftsmanship and that is yet another experience travelers will enjoy when in Switzerland. To aid your holiday planning, here’s a look at the best Viator tours in Zurich, Switzerland.

1. Full-day tour of Grindelwald and Interlaken from Zurich (from USD 101)

Soak in the pristine beauty of the Swiss Alps as you travel to the resort town of Interlaken in an air-conditioned minivan. Explore Interlaken in a leisurely manner as you amble through the picturesque town’s by-lanes and immerse yourself in its natural beauty. Visit Jungfrau Park and Lake Thun and once done, enjoy a hot cup of spiced tea in a charming cafe. The tour then takes you to the Grindelwald, which is also known as the Glacier Village. It is teeming with snow-capped spires and is a popular tourist destination. Take the cable car ride to Mt. First if you are visiting during summer and enjoy the mesmerizing views. The tour departs from Zurich’s Sihlquai bus terminal at 8:30am and you get dropped back at the same point.

Interlaken Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland from Zurich

Duration 11 hours 30 minutes

94 reviews

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2. Day trip to Jungfraujoch from Zurich as you explore the Bernese Oberland region (from USD 261)

This day trip is perfect for soaking in the magnificence of the Jungfraujoch mountain area, which is among Europe’s highest peaks.The luxury coach departs from Zurich Central Station at 8am and drops you back at the same point. The guide will clue you in on the region as you traverse through the spectacular Alpine landscape of the Bernese Oberland. Once in Grindelwald, you board the cogwheel train, which takes you to Jungfraujoch mountain pass. The round-trip train fare and the entry to Jungfraujoch summit are included in the package. Soak in the magnificent landscape as you enjoy the countryside during the 90-minute ride. Head to the Sphinx Observatory to sweep in the amazing views. Explore the Ice Palace and take plenty of photographs as you make memories of a lifetime. Take the return trip to Lauterbrunnen, but not before you enjoy a delicious meal at one of the eateries at the summit.

Swiss Alps Tour: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland from Zurich

Duration 12 hours

408 reviews

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3. Half-day trip from Lucerne to Mt. Titlis (from USD 141)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of snow-capped peaks as you ride your way to Mt. Titlis on a cableway from the scenic village of Engelberg. This nearly six-hour afternoon tour from Lucerne has two departure points: Pilatusstrasse 1 and Frankenstrasse 2. The tour starts at 12:30 pm and takes you to Engelberg from where you can engage in as many snow-based activities as possible in two hours when on the summit such as snow tubing at the Titlis Glacier Park. This guided tour also includes admission to the Cliff Walk suspension bridge, the Glacier Cave, the rotating Titlis Rotair gondola and Ice Flyer chairlift.

Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

Duration 5 hours 30 minutes

372 reviews

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4. Day ski trip from Zurich to Jungfrau (from USD 316)

Gear up for a beginner’s lesson in skiing as you undertake this epic journey. The 12-hour long day ski trip in the Jungfrau ski region is perfect for the adventurous at heart. Ski your way through the not-so-precarious peaks of Jungfrau as you head to Grindelwald from Zurich. Enjoy the scenic views and snow as you head to the shop to rent your ski kit and clothes, which are included in the package. A qualified instructor will take you under their wing and show you the ropes during the two and a half hour class as you head to the slopes of Bodmi, which is perfect for beginners. The instructor will clue you in on the right technique and since the group lesson allows a maximum of eight people, you will get proper attention. Once done with the skiing lessons you can explore the Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald at leisure before heading back to Zurich. You get picked up and dropped at Zurich Central Station and the tour begins at 8am.

Jungfrau Ski Region Beginners' Ski Tour from Zurich

Duration 12 hours

3 reviews

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5. Day tour to experience cheese and chocolate in the Swiss mountains (from USD 171)

This day trip from Zurich takes you on a memorable journey through the Swiss countryside as you not only soak in the scenic mountainous views, but also get a slice of local culture and life Those with a sweet tooth would love the tour as you get to visit the Lindt chocolate factory where you can sink your teeth into some delectable Swiss delights. The ride in the luxury coach takes you past Rapperswill, which is famed for its medieval castle before finally arriving at Stein.The tour takes you to a cheese factory in Stein where you can sample local goodies as the guide clues you in on how Appenzeller cheese is made. Admire the panoramic views of the Alps as you drive past Brulisau. Take the cable car to reach the summit of Mt. Hoher Kasten as you soak in the fantastic views of the Rhine Valley from an altitude of 6,000 feet (1,828 meters). The tour is restricted to 16 people, ensuring that you get the best experience.

Zurich to Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour

Duration 9 hours

118 reviews

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6. Tour Zurich aboard a tuk tuk and enjoy wine and fondue (from USD 135)

This unique tour offers travelers a one-of-a-kind experience as they traverse the quaint streets of Zurich. You will be whizzing across Zurich in a electric-powered tuk tuk as you undertake the 90-minute tour. Enjoy the famed Swiss fondue and a bottle of white wine aboard your ride as absorb the scenery. During the journey, you ride past famous landmarks such as the Fraumünster and Grossmünster churches on the eco-friendly tuk tuk. Soak in the sights and sounds of the Limmatquai waterfront, Niederdorf and Europe’s most expensive shopping street Bahnhofstrass as you glide across the streets. Each tuk tuk can seat four people so the journey is comfortable and personalized. You can choose from three departure times: 12pm, 6pm or 8pm. The tour leaves from the main station of Zurich.

Fondue and Wine Tuk Tuk Tour in Zurich

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

17 reviews

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7. Day trip to the Black Forest and Rhine Falls (from USD 83)

This incredible seven-hour tour ensures that you travel to two countries in a day–Switzerland and Germany. The Black Forest area in Germany is a popular tourist hotspot and after a 90-minute drive from Zurich you reach the quaint town of Titisee-Neustadt. Germany is famed for its cuckoo clocks and you can watch the master craftsmen at the acclaimed watchmaker Drubb at work to see how these are made. You can also take a boat ride on Lake Titisee, soaking in the region’s spectacular landscape. Or simply enjoy a walk around the town and try the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte or the Black Forest Gateau at one of the charming local cafes during the two-hour stop. The luxury coach then heads back to Switzerland as you drive past Lenzkirch’s spruce forests and reach the Upper Rhine. The 45-minute stop allows plenty of photo opportunities as you marvel at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall, plunging from a height of 75 feet (23 meters) into the Rhine River. The tour departs from the bus station at 12:30 pm.

Zurich to Black Forest and Rhine Falls Day Trip

Duration 7 hours

205 reviews

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8. Immerse yourself in Swiss traditions and soak in the scenic countryside (from USD 128)

What better way to explore Switzerland’s scenic countryside than on a luxury minivan as you drive past charming towns and hamlets. This full-day tour accommodates a maximum of 16 people and acquaints you with the rich traditions of Switzerland. It takes you to the Lindt chocolate factory outlet where you relish the melt-in-your-mouth Swiss chocolate during the tasting session. The guide accompanies you to the cheese factory where you sample local fare. The guide also offers insight into Switzerland’s rich history during the journey. The tour also takes you to picturesque Appenzell and you pass Rapperswil, a medieval castle, during the ride. When in Appenzell you get a walking tour of the town and visit the museum. The tour departs from Zurich Central Station at 10 am.

Switzerland Countryside and Traditions Tour from Zurich

Duration 9 hours

61 reviews

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9. Experience the art of watchmaking at Atelier Maurice de Mauriac (from USD 335)

Switzerland is renowned for its well-crafted watches and tourists can experience the art of watchmaking when in Zurich. This tour takes you to Atelier Maurice de Mauriac’s watch workshop, which is run by the Dreifuss family. Here you will learn not only about the Maurice de Mauriac brand’s history, but also get acquainted with how their watches get designed and produced. The watchmaker will show you the workings of a mechanical watch. The exciting part though is when you get to assemble its parts. This novel experience is something you will hold dear. You can take pictures throughout the process and at the end of the experience, you get a gift as well! The tour also includes beverages, snacks, a local guide, water and coffee/tea.

À Maurice Watch Workshop in Zurich

Duration 1 to 2 hours

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10. Enjoy some Swiss chocolate on a walking tour of Zurich (from USD 32)

If you have a sweet tooth then this delightful tour is perfect to satiate your love for chocolates and indulge in some gluttony! The guided tour lets you sample the famed Luxemburgerli, Champagne truffles, and delicious pralines. You get to visit the Coffee House Sprüngli to sample some yummy Luxemburgerli macarons. The tour also clues you in on the history of chocolate-maker Lindt. You also learn about Swiss chocolate’s delightful history and soak in the views of Zurich.

Swiss Chocolate Walking Tour of Zurich

Duration 2 hours

11 reviews

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Zurich, a gem in Switzerland

The picturesque Swiss city of Zurich is perfect for enjoying the city vibe as well as soaking in the beauty of the Alps. There is plenty to explore and absorb when in Zurich and it is the perfect location for getting to other popular tourists hotspots like Interlaken or Jungfrau. If you find yourself planning to visit this wonderful place, consider these Viator tours and discover the Swiss gem that is Zurich.

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Anupama Passary has written for several online publications and loves all things tech and travel related. She is a self-confessed chocoholic, stargazer and dreamer who loves to pen down poems.

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