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. In November and December you can visit Christmas markets in many Swiss towns. You'll find our suggestions below.


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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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1-hour tour of Interlaken by minibus

There is no quicker introduction to the town of Interlaken than this one hour tour. Recommended for your first day in the area. Your guide drives you to Lake Thun, the nearby villages of Matten and Bönigen, and Lake Brienz. Pickup and drop-off from various hotels in the center of town.

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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 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

Walking tour of the Geneva Old Town and United Nations

2 to 3 hour guided walking tour from the United Nations buildings via the historical town center to Lake Geneva.

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Geneva city tour by bus, tram, boat and on foot

3.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town, the flower clock, and onto the lake during a one hour cruise.

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Guided two hour walking tour of Lucerne

Small group guided walk in the historical town center of Lucerne. Apart from many medieval buildings, the city wall, old town squares and the lake, you'll see famous sights: the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Culture and Convention Centre on the lake front.

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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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Insider tips about the city tours in Switzerland

  • Save your city trips for bad weather days, as you'll need good weather for trips to the mountains;
  • A guided tour is ideal to save time and learn a lot about the town and its history;
  • A self guided walking tour is a wonderful activity to end the day, so you can explore a town at your own pace. That allows you to plan for time constrained activities earlier in the day, like boat, train or cable car trips;
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