Zurich is a famous cosmopolitan city in Switzerland, which is a perfect blend of nature’s beauty and the smart urban life. The city offers so many day and night activities, ranging from distant tours, short trips and rides to sightseeing and awesome nightlife. It also has rich culture and tradition, which makes it an amazing destination for history lovers.
So, while you plan a trip to Zurich, we have tried to save your efforts and created a list of things to do in Zurich that’ll leave you spellbound.
Things you must try in Zurich to make the most of your vacation
1. Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich
If you’re in love with the mountains of Switzerland, then taking a day tour of Mount Titlis is probably one of the best things to do in Zurich for you. You have to begin your journey by taking a panoramic cable car ride, which lets you enjoy the amazing view of Titlis from great heights. A guide is always there to help you on this.
Timings: starts from 9 am and you will be back by 7 pm
Entry fee: Rs 10,832
Location: Poststrasse 3, Engelberg 6390, Switzerland
Tip: don’t miss skiing if you are visiting in winters
2. Lake of Zurich Boat Tour
Looking for something adventures? Take a speedboat cruise drives, which is one of the most thrilling things to do in Zurich Switzerland. What could be more exciting than sailing on the azure waters of the spectacular Lake Zurich! A speedboat cruise will also include activities such as sunbathing, swimming and various water sports. You will get three options: a romantic four-hour sunset cruise, an action-packed full-day adventure or a one-hour water-ski excursion.
Timings: as requested
Entry fee: wake surfing Rs 17,713; sunset cruises – Rs 34,062 and full-day boat trip – Rs 74,938
Location: Lake Zurich Zurichsee Bootsvermietung
Tip: all the three are equally exciting, so you can even go for the pocket-friendly ones (first two)
3. Chocolate factory visit
If you’re a foodie and wondering what to do in Zurich while everyone else is exploring the town, you take a trip to the Chocolate Factory. All these years since your infancy, you must have just tasted and enjoyed chocolates and their varieties, but this place will take you on a memorable journey of exploring and gaining in-depth knowledge about chocolates. Here you can see the architecture behind making such amazing chocolates. You can also get your own chocolates created here.
Timings: there are two timings – one at 9 am and another at 2 pm; you can also schedule it for other times only on requests
Entry fee: Rs 19,415
Location: Zurich 3904, Switzerland
Tip: take a small group or go alone to enjoy more; don’t worry a guide will always be there!
4. Culinary Tour from Zurich with Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue Dinner
Hey all the cheese lovers, here’s a small invite for you guys. Especially who haven’t tasted the Swiss cheese yet, don’t look here and there, just take this tour with a small group of buddies and delve into the rush and amazing taste of Swiss cheese. This is one of the best activity that involves a lot of cheese going into your stomach and is considered as one of the best things to do in Zurich.
Timings: the tour starts from 3:45 pm
Entry fee: Rs 8,856
Location: Sihlquai coach parking, 8005, Zurich
Tip: do not miss taking selfies during the tour awash with chocolates and cheese
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5. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
Till date, you must have heard about those who fear from heights, but standing at this vantage point will give you views like never before. It’s a day-long trip which will take you on a smooth and awesome train journey with splendid scenic and mountain views. It also includes a cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch’s Sphinx Observatory giving 360-degree glacier views; you’ll love it for sure.
Timings: tour starts from 8:30 am
Entry fee: Rs 16,622
Location: Jungfraujoch, 3823 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Tip: try to carry minimum luggage
6. Swiss National Museum Tour
This place is especially meant for the history lovers. It will take you back to the ancient history of Switzerland; you will get to learn a lot. You will also see a blend of culture and nature through the interiors and architecture present inside the museum. There are three different museums under this national museum: Landesmuseum Zürich, Château de Prangins and the Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz.
Timings: 10am – 5pm
Entry fee: Rs 684
Location: Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Tip: do not go if you are not a history lover.
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7. Saturday Zurich Pub Hopping
Well, when it comes to partying hard, nothing can beat the beauty of Zurich’s nightlife. Crash in any of the bars or pubs in Zurich especially on Saturdays as you will be served with free shots and discounted drinks. Visits one, spend time, have fun, and jump on to the next. And repeat. This is how you can bounce from one pub to another while enjoying the Zurich nightlife.
Timings: the tour starts at 9 pm
Entry fee: Rs 1362
Location: Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Tip: even though drinks will be of less price, but you must carry enough cash; who knows what’s gonna happen after three strong shots!
8. Rhine Falls Tour from Zurich
This is one of the most beautiful sight-seeing journeys you can bounce into in the entire Zurich. It starts in the morning and you can be back to Zurich for lunch. It is specially meant for those who have less time and love to see waterfalls. June and August are the best months as at this time you can have a cruise tour and enjoy the breath-taking views of Rhine Falls.
Timings: 9 am – Sihlquai Bus Terminal; 9:15 am – Zurich Airport
Entry fee: Rs 3679
Location: Rheinfallquai, Neuhausen am Rheinfall 8212, Switzerland
Tip: Try to visit between June and August to have an enriching experience
All these experiences make Zurich a little slice of heaven for locals as well as tourists. It is also said that Zurich is considered one of the world’s top cities when it comes to quality of life. EXQUISITE is the word I would want to describe this city by. So, why to wait anymore, ask your boss for a long holiday leave, get your savings right on the place and book your flights to Zurich. Let me tell you, plans that are made suddenly, are the best plans!