Our suggestions for city tours in Switzerland

City tours in Switzerland

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Must knows about city tours in Switzerland

  • Swiss cities are small and can easily be explored on foot. The train station is a good place to start and end your walk;
  • You can book a guided tour in order to see a lot in little time, without the need to prepare;
  • A couple of hours is enough for a first impression of most Swiss cities, excluding the time to visit museums. A guided tour saves time;
  • You'll find some independent city walks in the hiking section.

The medieval Notre Dame Cathedral in Lausanne.

Explore the Swiss cities

Swiss cities and towns are relatively small and easy to explore on foot. You can do it on your own or book a guided tour. There are tours combining a city visit and another site, such as a mountain top, as well. You'll find our suggestions below.


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Mount Rigi and Lucerne winter day trip from Zurich (10% DISCOUNT IN NOVEMBER 2017)

The day starts with a bus ride to Weggis, where you board to cable car up to Rigi Kaltbad. Then you'll take the cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Rigi. Then another train down to Vitznau, and a scenic boat ride to Lucerne. After exploring the town, the bus takes you back to Zurich.

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  • Attraction type: city tour;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

One of the most famous luxury shopping streets in Europe.

  • Attraction type: city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Zurich Old Town guided walking tour

You'll get a quick introduction to Zurich during this 2-hour walking tour in the old town center.

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Guided walking tour through the Old Town of Bern

Your guide will explain about the history of Bern while showing you the historical town center, including the clock tower, House of Parliament and the cathedral. The tour takes 1.5 hours.

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Self guided audio tour of Bern

Would you like a walking tour in Bern at your own pace? You can pick up an audio device from the tourist information center and start exploring and learning about the UNESCO World Heritage in the Old Town of Bern.

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  • Attraction type: city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Bern (Region Bern)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: GetYourGuide

2.5 hour small-group chocolate tour in Zurich

This is a must if you love chocolate: a 2.5 hour small-group walking tour in Zurich, along various chocolate shops in the historical old town center. Guidance of a food expert and tasting the products is included.

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Geneva city tour by minivan, mini-train and on foot

2.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town and the St. Pierre Cathedral.

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Guided two hour Lucerne city walk

A perfect way to quickly get to know Lucerne, and do some more exploring on your own later. Your guide takes you to monuments like the Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church and Musegg Wall, and along the picturesque streets and squares.

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Lake Geneva boat trip, Chillon Castle, Montreux and Vevey from Lausanne

A wonderful tour to the region called 'Swiss Riviera'! It includes a boat trip from Vevey to Chillon Castle, a visit to the castle and the opportunity to explore the picturesque towns of Vevey and Montreux.

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Long day trip to Chamonix Mont Blanc from Lausanne

This long day trip includes a comfortable coach ride to Chamonix and back to Lausanne. You'll ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi to enjoy the view of the Mont Blanc, and the cogwheel train to Montenvers. Lunch and a guided tour of Chamonix are included.

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