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Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate

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Overview

See the best of Switzerland's business and cultural hub on a half-day tour of Zurich. Follow your guide to the city's top attractions, including the shopping haven of Bahnhofstrasse, the Opera House, National Museum, and charming Old Town. Tour the noble Zürichberg district with unparalleled views and then take a 30-minute cruise on Lake Zurich. Top off the trip with a stop at the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate, where you can marvel at the world's highest free standing chocolate fountain. After an audio-guided tour through the museum, taste as much chocolate as your heart desires before returning by coach to Sihlquai Coach Parking.
  • Half-day Zurich tour by coach and on foot, led by a guide
  • Explore Zurich by coach, passing the National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, and Opera House
  • See the sights from the water on a short cruise across Lake Zurich
  • Visit the new Lindt Home of Chocolate and enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting
  • Discover the noble Zürichberg district with spectacular views
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
Tour the noble Zürichberg district
Half-hour boat ride
Visit of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate incl. chocolate tasting, interactive museum and shop visit
24-hours ticket for public transport in Zürich
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Best of Switzerland Tours AG , Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.

Zurich HB , Bahnhofpl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

The Tour ends at the Zurich Main Train Station (Zürich HB) which is located very centrally in the City.

Meet your guide in central Zurich, and hop aboard your coach for a highlights tour of the city.

Pass the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue of Bahnhofstrasse, and Zürich's famous financial district, learning about the history of the area from your guide as you go. Enjoy views of Lake Zürich before traveling past the renowned Opera House to the Zürichberg district.

Visit noble quarters with magnificent villas from past times. Take in panoramic views of the city and the Alps before heading to the university quarter.

There, see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and Zürich's Museum of Art, arriving in the charming Old Town. Learn about Zürich's history as you walk through the medieval streets and admire the town hall, St. Peter's Church with Europe's largest clock face, the Grossmünster cathedral, and the Fraumünster church, which showcases stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall.

Continue to the banks of Lake Zurich and climb aboard a boat for a sightseeing cruise. After taking in the surrounding scenery from the water, enjoy a leisurely walk along the shores to the Lindt Chocolate shop in Kilchberg to sample some of the specialties of the world-famous chocolate factory. Your tour concludes with a coach ride and drop-off back at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zurich
Meet your guide at Zurich Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Limmatstrasse 4), and hop aboard your coach to begin your tour.
Pass By:  
Bahnhofstrasse
See the city's financial district, the National Museum, and the shopping mecca of the Bahnhofstrasse.
Stop At:  
Lake Zurich
Enjoy views along Lake Zurich before heading to the Zürichberg district, passing the Opera House along the way.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Zürichberg
Tour distinguished districts with stately mansions from glorious times past and convince yourself of the high standard of living on the threshold of the popular Zürichberg recreational area.Look out over the Alps before heading to the university quarter, where you'll see Zurich's art museum and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before entering the Old Town.
Stop At:  
Trinkwasser Fontain Munsterhof
Hop out for a walk through the streets, passing St. Peter's Church, the Grossmünster cathedral, and Marc Chagall's stained glass windows at the Fraumünster church.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buerkliplatz
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the shores of Lake Zurich followed by a 1-hour sightseeing cruise.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lindt Home of Chocolate
After taking in the surrounding scenery from the water, enjoy a leisurely walk along the shores to the Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg. The visit includes an interactive audio-guided tour through the chocolate museum with chocolate tasting and time for a coffee in the Lindt Café and some souvenir shopping in the world's largest chocolate shop.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Zurich
Your tour will conclude with a coach ride and drop-off back at your original departure point in Zurich.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • During the 30 minutes cruise it's possible to have a drink or a snack (not included)
  • This tour includes a 15 minutes leisurely stroll along the lake to reach the Lindt Home of Chocolate
  • Spanish language on this tour on request and subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Ride with public trolleybus and tramway to get familiar with Zürich’s excellent public transport system and get a 24-hour ticket for public transport in Zurich
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Way too high price, it's very easy they can reduce the tour prices, for this amount I feel not worth." See review

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star-5
Excellent Zurich tour.
Carol_P
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Enjoyed seeing the sights of Zurich and loved the chocolate tour. Our guide, Christina, was super. She made sure everyone was given options and helped them know where to go.
star-4
Excellent guide
KhalilBarsoum
, Jun 2022
Boat trip . Suggest your own bus back vs public transportation from Lindt. Too much time at Lindt, reduce by 20 minutes
star-5
Zurich Tour!
Natalia_F
, Jun 2022
I went on my first solo trip to Zurich so I decided to book a guided tour that would take me through the city and help me learn the history, as well as Take me to the Lindt museum and it was fantastic. The tour guide was amazing, very punctual and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the city in one day.
star-3
Lindt Chocolate World was...
Lawrence_H
, Jun 2022
Lindt Chocolate World was educational and very tasty! Return trip to starting point was more complex than advertised. From Lindt we had to take a bus and two different teams to return to starting point at 5:40 PM
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Lawrence, Thank you very much for joining our tour of Zurich with Cruise & Lindt Home of Chocolate! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the return journey from the Lindt Home of Chocolate to Zurich HB. The aim of the return journey is for the tour guide to introduce our guests to the excellent public transport system that Switzerland is known for. After returning to the main train station by bus and tram, the 24-hour ticket and the instructions provided by the tour guide allow our guests to continue exploring Zurich like a local. We are sorry to hear that this service did not add any value for you and hope that your visit to the Lindt Home of Chocolate made up for the experience! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Great experience
Keyana_W
, Jun 2022
Martin was an excellent tour guide and was very helpful with assisting us on public transportation to get back to the starting point.
star-4
Good way to see the sights with one day
Mary_B
, Jun 2022
Sights of Zurich with a good guide. Chocolate factory was fun and lots of samples! But it was crowded in afternoon. Boat ride was lovely.
star-5
Seeing areas that...
Bill_M
, Jun 2022
Seeing areas that tourists don't usually see. Enjoying wonderful Chocolate and a great walk thru interactive learning experience about chocolate. Our guide was like being with a favorite aunt who wanted you to experience things she loves about her city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Average good stops poor guide
Kim_O
, Jun 2022
The city trip was nice. The boat was nice and the lake was beautiful. The guide was inexperienced. Gave incorrect meeting places and times. At one point we needed to call for help. They were very very helpful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Kim, Thank you very much for joining our Zurich with Cruise & Lindt Home of Chocolate tour! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the city tour and the boat ride on Lake Zurich and will be happy to forward your feedback to your tour guide. While she has been working with us for many years, this was one of her very first tours to the newly opened Lindt Home of Chocolate and she will be happy to receive some input for future improvements. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich to the fullest and look forward to welcoming you back on tour during your next visit to Switzerland! Best regards, Amanda from Best of Switzerland Tours
star-4
Loved the Lindt chocolate...
mlozano77
, Jun 2022
Loved the Lindt chocolate tour and enjoyed the walking tour of the old town and cruise. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
star-5
Wonderful Excursion
Lloyd_F
, Jun 2022
Great walking tour which included a short cruise to the Lindt Chocolate Museum and Factory Store. We rode public transit back to our hotel and it was seamless. Lindt Museum included lots of tasting and the factory store was awesome because you could buy a brick of chocolate and then have it personalized by the chef as it makes a lovely and personal gift.
star-5
Chocolate
JosephJohn_H
, May 2022
Love that chocolate!! Great tour with all the different Lindt chocolate balls for the taking. I would recommend making this one of your many stops while in Zurich.
star-3
Go to the Lindt Factory on your own
Lawrence_C
, May 2022
The “city tour” was a quick Bus ride around town, the “lake cruise” was a public transport for ferry. The Lindt factory was pretty cool. Then we caught a public tram in front of the factory that took us back near where we started.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Lawrence, Thank you very much for joining our “Zurich Tour including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate” and for rating your experience with us. Our city tours are an excellent way to get a first overview of Zurich in just over five hours. As stated in the tour description, the tour starts with a 2 ¼-hour bus tour through the city centre before you embark on a half-hour public lake cruise on Lake Zurich. After the visit of The Lindt Home of Chocolate, we introduce our guests to our excellent public transport system. After returning to the city centre by trolley bus and tram, the 24-hour ticket provided allows our guests to continue exploring Zurich like a local. While the Lindt Home of Chocolate can also be visited individually, the historical information and personal anecdotes shared by our tour guides are the main reason why guests opt for a live-guided tour rather than an individual visit. We regret to hear that you felt the tour was not worth taking and still hope that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich to the fullest! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
star-3
English tour was also in German, but the chocolate was worth it
Ginger_W
, Apr 2022
We thought we signed up for an English only tour and so did others on our tour, but it was in German and English. The guide had to talk constantly and the English (or sometimes the German) part was not always when we were by whatever he talked about. He did the best he could, but because we understood some German, it was very confusing. Also, we know enough German that we could tell that not everything was getting translated into English, even though the guide claimed it was. The Lindt Chocolate tour and sampling exceeded our expectations. Based on other reviews, we expected a "tourist trap," but we felt it was much better than that.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Ginger_W, Thank you very much for joining our tour to the Lindt Home of Chocolate and for sharing your feedback with us! We are sorry to hear that you were not expecting a bilingual tour. Our city tours are very popular with guests from all over the world. Most of our guests speak English, but many local visitors appreciate that we conduct the tour bilingually. We have now updated the tour description on Viator and hope to avoid similar incidents in the future. Unfortunately, we cannot slow down at interesting sights without compromising road safety. Thus, our tour guides may comment on certain sights a little before or after they actually pass. Even so, we will be happy to pass on your feedback to your tour guide as a suggestion for improvement. We are glad to hear that the chocolate experience made up for some of the inconvenience caused and hope that you will keep fond memories of your trip. Thank you again for helping us improve our services with your feedback! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
star-1
Terrible experience
Vivek_H
, Apr 2022
Its terrible experience. In spite of promise they left us behind for a delay of 5 minute. Letter we joined, but no proper information. Its bad tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Vivek, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We are truly sorry to hear that you missed the scheduled departure of our tour. All guests are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in and are provided with an emergency number to call in case they have any difficulties finding their way to the meeting point). Out of consideration for all punctual guests, we unfortunately cannot hold the bus longer than 5 minutes for any late arrivals. Our colleague at check-in provided you with instructions on how to meet the group at a later point during the tour, so that you still got to enjoy the second half of the tour rather than loosing your payment. As you missed the official city tour and only joined the tour for the lake cruise and the audio-guided tour of the Lindt Home of Chocolate, we can understand that the information provided has seemed very sparse to you. However, we kindly ask you to understand that it is simply not possible to repeat all the information provided for late guests without hindering the experience of the rest of the group. Should you ever find your way back to Zurich, we kindly invite you to participate in our Best of Zurich City Tour (2 1/4 hours) to make up for the missing information about the fascinating history of our city and its people! Best regards, Your Best of Switzerland Tours Team
star-5
Fun & knowledgeable
Stephanie_P
, Oct 2021
Rolf was very knowledgeable & polite. He would give us random facts as we were driving and even as we walked along the harbor.
star-5
Fun tour to add to your Zurich experience
Theresa_S
, Oct 2021
This tour was great. It included everything- a bus ride through the city, a funicular ride to a beautiful scenic overlook, a boat ride on the lake, snd of course chocolate!
star-5
Good Tour with Gallen
Steve_R
, Oct 2021
We like all the tour Gallen our driver was very good We left our Lindt candy on the bus and he put in in a safe place where we could go pick it up Good tour
star-5
Good way to spend an afternoon
Azizah_S
, Sep 2021
A memorable tour . It was a wonderful way of getting to know some history of Zurich . The trip is on bus and takes u around Zurich city , followed by a small half hour trip on a ferry in lake Zurich . One tip don’t order drinks on the ferry they are ridiculously priced The tour ends with a visit to the Lindt factory which is lovely. You don’t have to do the special Lindt factory tour which has too much unnecessary info . Whereas with this tour u enter the premises and can do the tour yourself which is good enough This tour includes the ferry ticket and the entering to the Lindt factory
star-1
Do not go on this one
Linda_V
, Aug 2021
The buss was full of noisy passengers. We couldn't hear our guide and the guide made no effort to quiet the passengers so she could be heard. The bus driver didn't know where to go so the guide needed to correct. him. The guide did not enforce the mask mandate and continuously apologised for a street that was closed. It was so unpleasant that we go off early.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Linda_V Thank you very much for joining one of our city tours and for having taken the time to review your experience. We are truly sorry to read that the tour did not meet your expectations and that several factors have led to you leaving the tour early. While we would wish that all participants respect the rules of conduct on a shared group tour, it would have been the tour guide’s duty to respectfully remind passengers to avoid noise during the tour to make sure everyone feels comfortable and can hear the comments during the tour. Due to unexpected high traffic in the city at the end of summer vacations and constantly changing construction works, it was a challenge for both guide and driver to operate the tour as per the standard itinerary. We sincerely apologize for the amended itinerary. Our tours are operated under an approved safety concept which includes the obligation of wearing masks while onboard the vehicle and hand disinfection by dispensers and individual wipes. All our guides are familiar with the procedures and it is their duty to announce the measures at the start of the tour and announce reminders throughout the tour, just like wearing the seat belts. We have already addressed this important matter with our tour guide and the whole team to make sure the procedures are enforced and followed thoroughly. It is a pity that you did not get to enjoy the relaxing boat ride on Lake Zürich as well as the visit of the new Lindt Home of Chocolate with admission to the chocolate museum as we are sure that these activities would have been a positive end of the afternoon. We hope that you have enjoyed the rest of your stay in Switzerland and would be happy to welcome you again on our tours to convince you of the high-quality standards we usually stand for. Kind regards Best of Switzerland Tours
star-5
Cannot Go Wrong with Viator
Harris
, May 2021
The coach was comfortable, clean and sterile. The customer service was superb. Very impressive. You have me as a customer.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Harris, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with our coach and much more so with our customer service - your words really mean a lot to us! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back on tour on your next trip to Switzerland. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours

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