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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Christmas in France, Germany and Switzerland in 1 day

This tour starts in Colmar, France. If you stay in Colmar, the bus can pick you up at your hotel. You'll first visit the fortification of Neuf-Brisach in France. Then you'll go to the Christmas market Freiburg, Germany. At night you'll visit the Christmas market of Basel in Switzerland.

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  • Attraction type: christmas market;
    city tour
  • Escort: mix of guided/not guided
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Day trip to the Chamonix Christmas market from Geneva

A bus takes you from Geneva to Chamonix in France, at the base of the Mont Blanc. You'll enjoy the crafts, gifts, food, live music and illuminations at the Christmas market. You can optionally take a trip with the cable car to admire the views. Finally you'll take the bus back.

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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

Visit to a Swiss Christmas market from Milan

Depending on the date you book, you will visit the Christmas market of Zurich, Einsiedeln, Lucerne, Montreux, Bremgarten or Rapperswil-Jona. Transportation from and to Milan, and a guide during the day are included.

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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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