Explore Zurich's Past and Present
Zürich is Switzerland's largest city and economic center. It is also a beautiful, historically rich city beckoning to be explored on foot! Please come along on this private walking tour and discover the winding streets and learn the history of this former Roman Toll station. Your private tour begins at Zurich Main Station, one of the busiest stations in Europe and starts with a walk down the Bahnhofstrasse. We then head into the Schipfe neighborhood and crossover the Limmat River into the heart of the old town, ending with the Grössmunster Church and Fraumünster churches. If you like we can also take the short ride on the Polybahn for an exceptional view of Zürich. The sights include, the Swiss National Museum, the Urania Tower, Lindenhof, some of the ancient Roman Ruins, the Rathaus, Grössmunster Church, St. Peter's Church, Vladimir Lenin's former home and the birthplace of Dadism.
The major sights included on this tour will be,
Zürich Hauptbahnhof (train station)
Alfred Escher Fountain
St. Peter's Church
Rathaus (City Hall)
New Market Square
Former home of Vladimir Lenin
Cabaret Voltaire (birthplace of Dadaism)
If you like we can skip some of the above sites and take a ride on the DolderBahn to get an exceptional view of Zurich.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If your hotel is centrally located I will gladly meet you in the lobby of your hotel. If not, we will meet inside the Zurich Main Station, underneath the large blue angel near the center, inside the large main hall.
End location: Grossmünster and Fraumünster Churches in the old town is the standard end location. I can also guide you back to the train station or recommend a spot to grab a bite!
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
If you would like to see more of Zürich. This tour is also available as a 3 hour tour for 349 USD. Please let me know and I will create a customized tour for you.
We will be on foot and cover about 3km (2 miles). Please wear comfortable shoes and be aware there are some moderate hills.
A privately guided tour of Zurich city and a smile!
If you would like to ride the Polybahn or Dodlerbahn for a extra view of Zürich, you will need an extra 3CHF - 6CHF or a travel pass . Also if you would like to enter the Fraumünster church to see Marc Chagall's windows the entrance fee is 5 CHF.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Swiss cities are compact and easy to navigate on foot or by public transport!
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After contacting my clients in Zurich to see how the tour went, they informed me that they absolutely enjoy Cynthia's tour. Thank you and I am looking forward to using you again for future customers. (Maria D'Arrigo, travelers' agent)