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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour
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Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

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Recommended by 90% of travelers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
This is a great pick for first-time visitors to Zurich. Explore the scenic Old Town with a guide to provide commentary and point out interesting sights you’d likely miss if exploring alone. Highlights include visiting the vibrant Bahnhofstrasse area and its boutiques and cafes, City Hall, St. Peter’s Church, Niederdorf, Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches.
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: German, English
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Highlights
  • Save time and see multiple Zurich Old Town highlights on one tour
  • Avoid the hassle of reading a map and let a guide lead the way
  • Pick up lots of local tips and enjoy guide commentary along the way
  • A walking tour goes to places inaccessible by car or bus

  • Sightseeing in Zurich´s impressive old town
  • Explore quaint alleyways and discover hidden gems
  • Tour guide with extensive knowledge
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • No entry to the Fraumünster Church


Start:
  • Zürich Tourist Information, Hauptbahnhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
    In front of the Tourist Information - inside the main train station, in the big hall
End:
  • Münsterhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8812OTSTORIES

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (German & English)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8812OTSTORIES

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Itinerary
  • Hauptbahnhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
    In front of the Tourist Information - inside the main train station, in the big hall
  • Pass by
    Zürich Tourist Information
    Bahnhofstrasse
  • 1
    Pass by
    Fraumunster Church
  • 2
    Pass by
    Grossmunster
  • Münsterhof, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
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  • Tourist Information
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    Switzerland
    Joined in July 2011
  • MumbaiRiders
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist Information
    Conveniently located inside Zurich main train station offering brochures and advice on tourist trips in Zurich.There is also a mone-change bank next to the tourist office.
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Departure63401655248
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best way to see a part of Zurich you wouldn’t normally visit
    This tour was fantastic. Our lovely guide Daniela took use through the Industrial Quarter and West Zurich, which conveniently has the newest/greatest restaurants in the city. She explained that the city started building up this quarter over a decade ago, and loosened restrictions on who could open a restaurant and how late it could be open. The result was the development of this super young, fun, and creative string of restaurants with international cuisine. I would caution this tour wouldn’t be appropriate for vegans (vegetarian and possibly gluten free would be OK but would recommend coordinating in advance) and that the tour is NOT traditional Swiss cuisine (which is exactly why we booked it). You will visit six stops in three hours, so it is a great way to sample a variety of international dishes so you have a “go-to” place for later during your trip.
    Written June 18, 2023
  • ReneetheReader
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gems
    Great experience! Hidden gems we would not have found on our own. Need better directions for beginning of trip. Hard to understand where to wait /be met.
    Written December 10, 2022
  • andy6999
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful
    We had ordered for a Travelers wifi which we picked up in Geneva but was not working to our satisfaction. We exchanged the same at the Tourist Information Office in Zurich Mr. Jost was very helpful and assisted us very promptly. Great service with a smile
    Written November 3, 2022
  • Edmond W
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would not refund me or change tour to new date
    Business would not move me to a new date because I accidentally booked the wrong date. Charged me anyway.
    Written October 8, 2022
  • alexandrapY4381DJ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foodie
    Maria, the travel guide was great at being personable and providing everyone with a great time. Also, the food was great!
    Written September 24, 2022
  • Sherry W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zurich Food Tour
    Maria provided us with a wonderful tour. Places we visited were excellent. Service at these places was top notch. We would recommend this tour to anyone. If we had an issue, it was the location of the starting point. We took tram 4 to the Tony Apperal station way out into West Zurich into an area of businesses. It did not appear to be a place to begin a food tour. Ultimately, we saw Maria standing near the debarkation of the line 4 tram line. It would’ve eased our minds if she held a flag or someway to recognize her. Her name tag was not seen until we became very close. As I said before, it was an excellent tour, and we highly recommended it to everyone that we met in Zürich.
    Written September 13, 2022
  • Mark42139
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful
    This is a very helpful tourist information center with a lot of information on what to do in the area.
    Written August 20, 2022
  • 172ellism
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore a different area of Zurich
    This tour was an excellent view of Zurich West, which we wouldn't have explored on our own. Andrea was extremely knowledgeable and was an excellent guide. We stopped at several places and had small dishes at each. You definitely won't need dinner afterwards!! Would highly recommend to anybody visiting Zurich.
    Written July 27, 2022
  • 881shelleyd
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fair intro to the city.
    This was a very enjoyable experience. The e-bike was awesome. Easy to find the meeting spot. It was too rushed at the various stopping points, and as you rode, you’re not able to hear anything the guide is saying. She was very knowledgeable and kind. It would have been better with maybe another 30 min added. The weather was perfect for us. Appreciated that guide and other guests accommodated my need for English.
    Written July 26, 2022
  • scotdoc2015
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful
    Be prepared to wait long time. Good service though. Shop inside too. Slight pressure to buy quickly.
    Written June 5, 2022
  • 165budd
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zurich eBike Tour May 2022
    I liked seeing the ‘swimming pools’ they have built into parts of the river in West Zurich. Good overview of city. Bikes were easy to master and rode well. Only two places where there was a lot of other traffic - in the beginning and near the end by the lake front. Length was just right - a bit over 2 hours. Our guide Daniella was excellent; spoke good English and looked after us.
    Written May 16, 2022
  • missyb859
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    extremely helpful!
    i think we were there almost everyday - they arranged 3 tours for us (gray line to Jungfrau and Heidiland, Rhine Falls with "best of switzerland".) arranged the tickets we needed for transportation to the airport and other places so we didnt need to waste anymore time trying to figure it out. everyone there were very friendly and very helpful! conveniently located and hours were great.
    Written April 16, 2022
  • TheNeshMeister
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great customer service
    I went to the tourist information office to get some information about visiting certain places in Zurich. The customer service was first class and made me feel very welcome. The gentleman who helped me answered all my questions and gave me lots of time. Really great service! Thanks!
    Written April 15, 2022
  • TripsWithFun
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Helpful!
    My husband and I were given various options to tour the city which we followed, and enjoyed every spot! The tourist office rep, an experienced guy (sorry we didn't pay attention to his name) was so attentive! He opened the city map and showed us places of interest. He was asking a lot of questions in order to accommodate our needs the most possible way and it sure helped! For example, we wanted to taste traditional local food - thanks to his recommendation we enjoyed the place and the food. Additionally, we asked info about outer Zurich, places to explore the nature. He has equipped us with a bigger map of the area and some info about other cantons, where to see special places, more country side. I appreciated his help!
    Written August 20, 2020
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Maria Julia C
Lausanne, Switzerland170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tour was amazing!
We were amazed to get to know so much about the history of Zurich (and Switzerland!) in this tour. It goes way beyond just seeing the main city landmarks. We’ve also ended up visiting places we wouldn’t go by ourselves.
Our guide was great, very thoughtful and kind as well. You could see how passionate she is about history and her country. Also, it was really hot that day so she told us she would try to go through the shadow and walk slower, which she did and everyone could follow it.
Tour was in German/English.
Written June 17, 2022
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Grüezi Maria Julia C Thank you for your kind feedback. It's great to hear, that you enjoyed your time on our walking tour. We hope to see you another time for even more experiences. Kind regards, Team Zürich tourism
Written June 22, 2022
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225sandros
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I followed this tour on 10.10.2022 with a visiting friend from Malta. As a local, I know Zurich very well but I wanted to get new ideas from a tourist guide's view and also to my fried to have the best possible insight into my wonderful hometown which we call also our 'Little Big City'.
We were both not disappointed. The tour is really worth to have first impressions to the visitors. Also myself as a local have explored things that were new to me or at least not so known in details.
Written October 12, 2022
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Grüezi, thank you so much for your nice feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our tour and explored new things even as a local! We look forward welcoming you soon again to one of our tours. Kind regards, Team Zürich tourism
Written October 14, 2022
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Hronn H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Informative, engaging, knowledgeable tour guide Regula is a star! The walking tour was fun and lighthearted but so full of interesting history of Zurich, cultural and economic, from the time of the Romans until today. Regula was knowledgeable about all the topics we asked about, and had in addition read up on a one day pop up art event -Nicolas Castello's traveling Gold Cube. Clearly not an everyday event, and yet we got to experience it , thanks to Regula! Quite charming over all, recommended!
Written November 11, 2022
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What a nice feedback, thank you so much! We will forward it also to Regula. We are very happy that you liked our tour. We hope to welcome you soon again in Zurich. Best regards, Team Zürich tourism
Written November 22, 2022
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Kendra H
Long Island, NY311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a wonderful tour! Our guide Andrea was very friendly and knowledgeable about Zurich. She gave really informative facts that helped me understand the city a lot better. The tour is two hours in total which I think is more than enough time to explore. She took us to places I would not have found on my own. The best part was our treat of honey syrup that we received to put in our water from the local fountains. It was delicious! Definitely do this tour if you have just landed in Zurich and have no idea where to start.
Written March 14, 2022
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Grüezi 477kendrah Thank you for your post. Great to hear that you had an interesting tour with Andrea. I will forward your feedback on to her. She will be happy to receive it. We hope to see you another time in Zurich for even more experiences. Kind regards, Zürich tourism
Written March 14, 2022
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Donna H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We were enjoying the tour until about halfway and we lost our guide. Our guide walked too fast for us and was always way ahead of us. It was a very rainy day, and I was waling slowly down a steep hill so I would not slip. When I reached the bottom of the hill our guide and group was no where to be found. My husband said that he saw other people in our group who perhaps lost our guide as well.

I would like to request a refund but I don't know how to do this since we missed half the tour. It was good while it lasted.
Written October 2, 2022
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Grüezi, we are sorry to hear you lost your Tour Guide. To review what happened please contact us directly. Kind regards, Zürich tourism team
Written October 3, 2022
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393Sylvie
Sudbury, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We booked a walking tour of Zurich through the Visitor information office in the main train station. The booking clerk was very helpful and patient. Our guide met us at the designated meeting spot and was very knowledgeable about the history of Zurich. We saw lots of historic spots and I felt I learned a lot about Zurich in the 2 hours we spent on the tour. She also pointed out some good spots to eat and shop which was much appreciated.
Written May 5, 2024
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Grüezi It's great to hear that everything worked very well for you and that they were able to learn a lot about Zurich. Kind regards, Marc, Zürich tourism
Written May 24, 2024
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Errol Nazareth
Bengaluru, India157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I highly recommend this tour if you are in Zurich. While platforms have their own suggestions / recommendations, this walk helped us understand so many new things about Zurich that were not available online. Our guide was knowledgeable and she was kind enough to answer any questions we had, even if it was the direction to the station after our walk.
Written January 1, 2023
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Thanks a lot for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our old town walking tour. We hope to see you again another time in Zurich. Kind regards Zürich Tourism
Written January 5, 2023
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Joel Butler
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Very engaging, useful with a great deal of foundation data - I might have tuned in to Barbara for quite a long time. She loves and lives Zurich, she contaminated us with her adoration and eagerness for her city, I saw and heard a great deal interestingly. Furthermore, I've lived close to the city for a long time. Unquestionably recommendable, regardless of whether as a visitor, traveler or "nearby"!
Written March 28, 2021
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Jennifer M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very informative and scenic tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and delivered the information clearly in both English and German. Pace was leisurely, and the route we travelled was beautiful and full of great things to see. Highly recommend. Also a great value for the price!
Written November 27, 2023
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Grüezi Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Marc, Zürich tourism
Written May 19, 2024
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Claire D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was a great walking tour to orient us with Zurich and more specifically the "Old Town". We were only in town for 1 day and we felt like we had learned quite a bit by the end of the tour. Our tour guide was excellent. My only recommendation would be to select a tour that is spoken only in your language. Ours did say that it was in German and English when we signed up and I was unsure how that would work. Our tour guide spoke in both languages which was very impressive but also was a little distracting.
Written July 19, 2022
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Grüezi A2310GSclaired Thank you for your comment. Great to hear that you learned a lot about Zurich and that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for your feedback about the languages. We are always happy to receive feedbacks to improve our service. We hope to see you another time in Zurich for even more experiences. Kind regrads, Team Zürich tourism
Written July 25, 2022
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