The Best of Zurich Including Panoramic Views in a Small Group Walking Tour

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Explore Zurich’s most notable sites and enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views in the heart of the city on this 3-hour walking tour. The tour is designed for small groups to ensure you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments. Don't miss entertaining historical context while passing nearby more than 10 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the "Salt and Paper Church", the square of "modern pigs" and the headquarters of the biggest Swiss banks, the biggest face clock of Europe (bigger than Big Ben), the place where Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti left their fingerprints, one of the most expensive shopping street in the world, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city, the University of 21 Nobel Prize winners and the place where Vladimir Lenin planed the Russian Revolution.

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The Polyterrasse between the ETH and University of Zurich offers top views over the old town. The Polybahn (funicular) takes you up to the panorama terrace in front of the main building of the Federal Institute of Technology in just three minutes. Here you'll enjoy superb views of the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Town

There is no better way to get "The Best Taste of Zurich" than by walking in a small group. Choose this tour to enrich your knowledge about Switzerland's business and cultural capital while listening to your guide pointing out the highlights of this unique town. While strolling around, your guide will make sure that you will not miss the Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz - Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenue; Limmatquai - a vibrant area with many interesting buildings dating from the days of the rich Guilds that governed Zurich; Lindenhof - the historical site of a Roman castle, St Peter Church - one of the four main churches in Zurich whose clock face is the largest in all of Europe; Fraumünster (Church of Our Lady) - to admire and learn about the world-famous Chagall Windows, Grossmünster Church - the icon of Zurich, where you can admire impressive panoramic views over the city right from its heart; 

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Lindenhofplatz

Lindenhof is an oasis at the heart of the city that looks back on a moving history. This spot provides a glorious view of the Old Town, Grossmünster Church, City Hall, the Limmat river, the university and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bahnhofstrasse

Stroll around on Zurich's most exclusive and famous shopping street. You find numerous boutiques, department stores and timepiece stores here, as well as at Paradeplatz – the Swiss banking center. Bahnhofstrasse is just as popular with locals and visitors, and it is always worth a visit. You can stroll relaxed along the lake in the summer as well as enjoy mulled wine or hot chocolate at every corner in the winter.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich was once above all a transport route. Today, it is a popular excursion point for swimming, boating, or having a picnic on the lake's banks. Those who haven't seen Lake Zurich weren't in Zurich!

Duration: 15 minutes
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