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Not all of Switzerland is crowded. Avoid busy places and enjoy Switzerland in a safe manner.

Plan smart, be safe

One of the easiest ways to avoid catching the coronavirus (COVID-19) is to avoid crowded places and apply social distancing. While it's not possible to completely avoid people being around, the activities listed below only include places where it's easier to avoid crowds. They can be done individually or in small groups. Mass transport is avoided. The tours with a private guide allow adjustments to be made more easily.

Be aware and adapt to the circumstances

It is important to apply social distances at all times, so you may need to adjust your plans on the spot. Avoid busy places and busy times. For example, if a castle is busy with visitors, then enjoy the exterior only. If you have a guide, he or she can help with the planning. Be flexible, and keep in mind that Switzerland has countless beautiful sites, not limited to the famous ones.

Hiking

Hiking is another pleasant and safe way to explore, especially if you avoid potentially crowded cable cars. Self guided walks that are not in the mountains and that begin and end at the same location are particularly interesting. A few examples:

Privately guided tours

The opposite of a large group: a private guide, a customized tour program tailored to your needs, and private transportation for your party only. You'll save a lot of time planning, and holiday time will be spent efficiently for sure.

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Scenic trips by car

Switzerland has an excellent public transportation system, and you can get by without a car easily. However, you may prefer car over train traveling at the moment in order to avoid other travelers. Learn all you need to know about driving in the Swiss Alps, the motorway vignette, parking, traffic rules and more here.

You can make stunning scenic rides by car, either as day trips from one destination or as a multi-day tour crossing several Swiss regions. We have listed suggestions for you here.

COVID-19 FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SWITZERLAND

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Bahnhofstrasse Zurich

One of the most famous luxury shopping streets in Europe.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Jet d'Eau Geneva

This huge fountain is the landmark of Geneva.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    culture, monument
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Geneva (South-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Castles of Bellinzona

Explore the three castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage site from the Middle Ages.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    culture, museum;
    culture, monument;
    city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Bellinzona (Ticino)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

Self-guided Zurich audio tour

You'll get an app to install on your smartphone. It tells you where to go to reach all the highlights, and provides information about what you see. Internet access during the tour is not required. This self-guided walking tour takes about 1.5 hours, but you can do it at your own pace.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Self-guided Lausanne audio tour

You'll get an app for your smartphone. It tells you where to go to reach highlights like the historical town center and the cathedral. Internet access during the tour is not required. This self-guided walking tour of Lausanne takes at least 30 minutes, but count on a few hours to thoroughly explore.

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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: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    city tour
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Bern (Region Bern)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: GetYourGuide

1-hour private tour of Interlaken lakes 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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Privately guided Bernese Oberland tour from Lucerne or Zurich

You will be picked you up with an air-conditioned minivan. Which places you pick to visit is entirely up to you. You can choose from many highlights, including Schilthorn, Giessbach Fall, Aare Gorge, the town of Brienz and more. Chris and his team get excellent reviews. You'll be in good hands.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    natural site, waterfall;
    natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by car;
    natural site, mountain top;
    natural site, other
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Lucerne (Central Switzerland), Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Rhine Falls, Zurich, Lindt Chocolate and Stein am Rhein in one day

Chris and his team receive perfect customer reviews. They will for sure offer you a comfortable day full of Swiss highlights. A private guide will pick you up anywhere in the Zurich/Lucerne area to show you the Rhine Falls, Zurich, medieval Stein am Rhein and lots of Lindt chocolate.

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Lake Lucerne private pick and mix tour

Chris and his team get excellent reviews, so a perfect day is guaranteed. Your private guide will show you around the area by air-conditioned minivan. You have many options to choose from, including a chocolate factory, Mt Rigi, Bürgenstock, Lucerne city center and many photo stops.

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  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by car;
    natural site, mountain top;
    culinary tour;
    corona/COVID-19 friendly
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Two hour Zurich walking tour with a private guide

Meet your local private guide at your hotel or at the station, and start the tour along the Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, Fraumünster Church and the historical old town center. The tour will be done on foot, allowing for good photography opportunities.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    city tour
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Customized Switzerland day tour after Rhine cruise from Basel

Ideal tour of Switzerland after a river cruise from Germany to Basel. Your private guide will pick you up with a comfortable minivan. Chris and his team get excellent reviews and will make sure that the day is spent well. Options to visit are Bern, Lucerne, Zurich, Rhine Falls, Mt Pilatus and more.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top;
    natural site, waterfall;
    city tour;
    corona/COVID-19 friendly
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Basel (North-West Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Two hour Lucerne city walk with private guide

Get to know Lucerne with a knowledgeable private guide! The guide takes you to monuments like the Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church and Musegg Wall, and along the picturesque streets and squares. You can ask anything you want and adjust the program as you wish.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    culture, monument;
    city tour
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

TukTuk city tour of Zurich

A private tour with an eco-friendly electric TukTuk across all of historical Zurich.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    city tour
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

One hour eTukTuk private tour of Lucerne

Enjoy a quick and comfortable private tour in an eco-friendly electric powered TukTuk along the highlights of Lucerne. The Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument are of course included.

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Customizable private tour of Basel

A local guide will show you around Basel. The tour program can be customized to match your interests. This walking tour takes 2 hours and can be extended to 6 hours. Public transport can be included on request. No need to miss any of the highlights on this tour!

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Lake Zurich with a private speedboat

Avoid the crowds and enjoy a romantic speedboat trip on Lake Zurich with a private guide. Champagne and snacks are included.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: private guide
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
  • Details & booking: Viator.com

Luxurious driving tours in the Swiss Alps by EPIKdrives

Enjoy the spectacular pass roads of the Swiss Alps in a supercar like a Porsche or Ferrari. Various tours available, all with comfortable accommodation. You can add nights as you wish. A GPS unit, road book and 24/7 support are included.

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  • Attraction type: corona/COVID-19 friendly;
    scenic trip, by car
  • Escort: independent (with 24/7 support)
  • Region: Zurich (Region Zurich)
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Details & booking: EPIKdrives

6-day all-season discovery of northern Switzerland by car

Flexible 6-day all-season driving tour along northern Switzerland’s farmlands, lakes and charming towns. This is an independent tour, fully adjustable to your needs.

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8-day ultimate Swiss pass roads driving tour

Flexible 8-day summer driving tour across Switzerland's most spectacular pass roads. This is an independent tour, fully adjustable to your needs.

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