City, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes.
The tour is suitable for people with disabilities, but nevertheless, there are some stairs to walk, some distance and also a little hillside.
Maximum travelers: 10
Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)
City Tour - 2,5 hours
Zürich is Switzerland's business and cultural centre and is also often awarded "city with best quality of life".
Zürich is situated on the north ot Lake Zurich, on both sides of the shores of te lake with the river Limmat crossing this unique city. The city tour is pointing out the highlights like the famous shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich's famous financial district and the old town with its famous churches. The charming Old Town has a pleasant pedestrian area with view of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter church with Europe's largest clock-face, the "Grossmünster" church and the "Fraumünster" church with the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and the Gothic Water church with glass windows designed by August Giacometti. Important people stayed here like the reformer Zwingly, Lenin or a group of intellectuals and artists settled in the Cabaret Voltaire, and Zurich is also well known to be the FIFA city!
We start at the Main station, walk into the Bahnhofstrasse, Schipfe, Lindenhof, Old town, St. Peter's Church, Fraumünster. Then we cross the river Limmat to see the other part of the city with the landmark Grossmünster.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point is inside of the main station at the meeting point unter the huge clock in the hall.
End location: Normally, the tour ends besides the Grossmünster, where you can easily walk to the Stadelhofen train station, designed by the Spanish star architect Santiago Calatrava, the famous Opera and the Museum of Modern Art.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Guide-service during the 2,5 h city walk is included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 CHF - you only need cash for lunch and souvenir shopping
Entrance fee for the Fraumünster Church are CHF 5 per person
Lunch and any personal purchases.
I am not a driver-guide, but I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for separate car and driver.
Please contact me even if I am unavailable!
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Very thorough tour for the time allotted.