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“Zurich and Surrounding Tour”

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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our core business is regular excursions and city tours out of Zurich and Lucerne to the most beautiful tourist attractions in the German part of Switzerland. We also organize private excursions, transfers, guiding services and coach rental.
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Zurich and Surrounding Tour”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

After working in Zurich for a few weeks I wanted to spend a weekend doing "touristy" things. So I checked with the Tourist office in the RailCity Zurich HB station. Firstly the young lady there was very helpful and spoke excellent english. She recommended a couple of tours so I thought I would try one. I went on the 4 hour afternoon tour "Zurich & Surrounding area"

I boarded the coach which I will say was very comfortable in deed. The guide was clear in English (as well as Spanish) and gave an excellent commentary. The driver, where needed slowed down to allow pictures to be taken (even at the disgust of other drivers, one who tooted several times)

Having driven through the city, our first stop after about 45 mins was by Lake Zurich - We had 20mins to have a wander, take a few pictures and then re-boarded. We then drove along further with more excellent, informative information. Our next stop was at a local church. We had about 30mins here where the guide gave us a choice, to go our own way or follow her and she would explain about the stained glass windows in the church - Really interesting. After a walk around we then reboarded and journeyed off to the cable car

We went up the cable car, had about 30 mins up the mountain, so enjoyed a coffee, and took some more pictures. If any complaint it may have been nice to have a little longer up the mountain but that would be just my choice....

We came down, and the guide realised that we had lost about 5 group members... not her fault so she went looking... someone had forgotton their camera but no major delay

For people who do not find it easy to get around, I would say that when you get off the cable car there is a down slope hill to the restaurant... thats not too bad, but older people (no insults meant) may find it a struggle getting up the slope/hill... check with the guide first, sure they will advise.

Again, reboarded and headed off to Lake Zurich, and boarded the ferry... nice little 5/10 minute trip across the lake to the Gold Coast. We drove around the lake.. I learnt something that Tina Turner lives there... Never knew that.

After about 30mins drive we arrived back at the Coach Park just next to the main train station

So all in all a totally excellent trip... information, educational and well worth the 49CHF for 4 hours. Give it a go, it will give you an idea of other places to go to...

Visited February 2013
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Best-of-Switzerland, Geschäftsführer at Best of Switzerland Tours, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Paul
Thank you very much for your good review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us even if the weather didn't seem to be the best that day. We wish you a pleasant continuation of your stay in Zürich and hope to welcome you once again on one of our tours in the future!
With kindest regards
Christian
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
456 reviews
321 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING!!!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

We took a tour today of Mt. Pilatus with Urs. He is a true consummate professional! He really cared about his guests, did a phenomenal job of educating us about points along our journey, as well as Switzerland in general. He was incredibly friendly, funny, and one of the best tour guides I've ever encountered.

Additionally, the company is just phenomenal, with their emails prior to our trip, explaining the pros and cons of each trip, and what would be best for our family.

Everyone on our tour bus had an extraordinary time, and really enjoyed themselves, and it's a credit to both Urs and the great company he represents.

Next time we're in Switzerland, we will definitely use them again. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable experience!

Visited January 2013
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Best-of-Switzerland, Geschäftsführer at Best of Switzerland Tours, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Mark
Thank you very much for your good review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and that you are happy with our services. We will pass your compliments to your guide Urs and let Franziska, your contact at the office, know about.
We wish you a nice continuation of your stay in Switzerland and hope to welcome you again on one of our excursions. With kindest regards
Christian
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Professional and friendly”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

These people are great. They know what they're doing and i would just say read the available tours well because we were in a hurry and didn't actually read that u dont go to a chocolate factory on the "Chocolates, Cheese and Mountain" trip. So it's not their fault really.

Visited June 2012
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Manhattan, Kansas
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“Easy, informative tour”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Our guide, Roland, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the city and it's history. This tour is very easy for a mixed group of people-young and old-thanks to being on a comfortable tour bus. It was also very easy to find the meeting spot, thanks to being right at a tram drop-off by a main train station. We only had 48 hours in Zurich and this tour helped us to really feel like we saw the sites of Zurich with what little time we had! The view at the top of the gondola is well worth the tour!

Visited December 2012
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Hernando, Florida
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“Mt. Titlist for the day”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Quite enjoyable, to sit and relax on the small van (only 9 in our group from Zurich) Aerial cable car ride up the Mtn. was thrilling, with a 360 degree view. Ask for warm coat and boots when you make the res. Rental is free with the tour ticket.

Visited November 2012
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