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  • Zurich and River Limmat - typically the starting place for all Switzerland vacations.
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  • Swiss National Day Parade
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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is located in the north-central German-speaking part of the country. It is also located at the northern tip of Lake Zurich.  Zurich is one of the world’s largest financial centres and home to a large number of important banking giants.  However, it is also a city with a long history and boasts many museums (approximately 50) and art galleries (approximately 100) to be enjoyed on Switzerland vacations. Zurich is ideally situated only 30 kilometres/18 miles from the Alps. 

Most of Zürich's major sites are located within the area on either side of the Limmat River. Zurich’s Old Town (Altstadt) contains medieval houses, twisting, narrow lanes and guild halls and town halls from the Renaissance period. It is a living history and is where most of the churches and interesting old buildings are to be found on trips to Switzerland as well as the most expensive stores on the famous Bahnhofstrasse. 

The Lindenhof District is a part of the Old Town. It is the oldest area of the city with settlement traces dating to pre-Roman times. Nearby Lindenhof Hill is the site of a Roman castle. The hilltop area including its prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Some of the highlights of the city on Switzerland tours nclude the Zurich Opera House, one of Europe’s major opera houses dating back to 1834. It is an ornate edifice built in the neo-classical style. The Schauspielhaus is a theatre complex and on of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

The Grossmunster is an interesting Romanesque-style Protestant church and one of the three major churches in the city.  Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 AD. The Swiss National Museum, known locally as the Landesmuseum,   is one of the most important art museums of cultural history in Europe. The museum building has become one of the main sights in the Old City. Its collections include artifacts ranging from ancient times, through the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.  Classic modern art and art of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries are to be found in the Kunsthaus Museum.

Something to consider while staying in Zurich on Switzerland vacations is to take a cruise on Lake Zurich which can last from 1.5 hours to 4 hours. The lake’s scenic backdrop makes this a worthwhile excursion.  The Polybahn is a funicular railway which starts in the centre of the city and is one of two funiculars within Zürich carrying passengers up to a terrace from which one has excellent views of the city and the lake.  

The Uetliberg is a mountain close to Zurich which also offers panoramic views of the entire city of Zurich and the Lake Zurich. The summit is easily accessible by train from Zurich on trips to Switzerland.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Switzerland vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Switzerland.

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Zurich, Switzerland

  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Zurich to Lucerne

    With routes that traverse the entire country, a Swiss journey by rail is an invitation to relax, enjoy and really take in all the splendors of Switzerland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,818
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Switzerland: Train & Aerial Cable Cars

    Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views of the Central Alpine Range from the peaks of some of Switzerland's highest mountains. Enjoy stays in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Interlaken; explore the part of the area using scenic train rides and aerial cable cars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 832
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chocolate & Cheese Switzerland: Self Drive

    Sample the visual and culinary delights of the Alps on this delicious Switzerland tour. Arrive in Zurich, then explore the charming cities of Bern and Lucerne, and spend most of your time at picturesque Interlaken, in the heart of the Alps.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,519
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Switzerland Private Tour: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover the iconic cities, beautiful lakes, and towering peaks of Switzerland on this week-long journey through the country. Heading from the banking centre Zurich to tranquil Interlaken to the capital of Bern, you’ll experience the best cities and landscapes that Switzerland has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,723
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Switzerland Self Drive: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover the nature, history, and culture of Switzerland on this weeklong self-drive tour through the country. Heading from the banking centre of Zurich to tranquil Interlaken to the capital Bern, you’ll experience the best that Switzerland has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,981
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
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  • E- Grand Tour of Switzerland in a Tesla Model S

    Enjoy a grand tour of Switzerland on this incredible self-drive vacation. Starting and ending in Zurich, you’ll explore medieval old towns, summit mountains, cruise across picturesque alpine lakes, and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss countryside.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,938
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Fascinating Switzerland Private Tour: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover the many sides of Switzerland on this picturesque journey through the nation. Beginning in Zurich, you’ll head to Montreux, Zermatt, and Lugano to stroll along the banks of Lake Geneva, gaze upon the Matterhorn, and explore the Italian-speaking region of Ticino.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,459
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Fascinating Switzerland Self Drive: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover the many sides of Switzerland on this picturesque self-drive across the nation. Beginning in Zurich, you’ll drive to Montreux, Zermatt, and Lugano to stroll along the banks of Lake Geneva, gaze upon the Matterhorn, and explore the Italian-speaking region of Ticino.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,063
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Lucerne

    This first-class package will leave you wanting to spend more time in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Walk your steps as you explore by foot and reap the rewards of learning about one of Switzerland's most famous foods in a chocolate tasting after touring the chocolate making facilities.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 925
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Magical Switzerland

    Experience the beauty and culture of Switzerland on this journey across the nation. Heading from Zurich to Interlaken, Lake Geneva, and Zermatt, you’ll take in the mountain air, stroll alongside world-famous lakes, and learn about the history of this alpine nation.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,883
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Mountain Valleys, Lakes & Back Roads of Switzerland: Zurich to Zurich

    Discover Switzerland’s unique natural treasures, its unparalleled mountains and lakes, on this extended journey through the Swiss Alps also taking in a part of Bavaria and a sojourn in Liechtenstein. Experience charming old cities and towns plus breathtaking views.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,044
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Swiss Mountains & Golden Pass Line: Zurich to Zurich

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and explore enchanting towns on this journey through Switzerland. Heading from Zurich to Lucerne, Interlaken, and Monteux, you’ll explore picturesque resort towns, ascend towering mountains, and ride along one of the most famous rail lines in the world.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,048
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 3 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Ride the Glacier Express to journey between two gorgeous alpine resorts in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Peer out of the panoramic windows to admire the breathtaking landscape of mountains and forests, and explore the picturesque centres of these charming resort towns.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,163
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 5 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable train ride through the picturesque Swiss Alps. On this journey, you’ll travel from dazzling St. Moritz to sophisticated Zermatt, enjoy a stay in magical Interlaken, and visit Jungfrau, the highest train station in Europe and one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,720
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Switzerland Deluxe (Luxury Tour) includes Rail

    This first class luxury Switzerland tour takes you to many of the country’s most beloved and picturesque destinations, including St Moritz, Bern, and Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn. Includes Glacier Express ride.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,794
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Switzerland for Families: Self Drive

    Explore the alpine nation of Switzerland alongside your kids on this incredible family-friendly adventure. Passing from Zurich to Lucerne to Grindelwald, you’ll visit Switzerland’s largest theme park, see the village of Heidi, and summit incredible mountains to enjoy spectacular alpine views.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,763
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Winter Ski Trip from Zurich to Zurich

    Experience some of the best skiing and winter resorts the world has to offer on this ski trip in the Swiss Alps. Based in Brig, you’ll visit four different ski resorts, ski down world-class slopes, and explore a breathtaking winter landscape, including a resort in the shadow of the famous Matterhorn.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,827
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Zurich Stopover

    Enjoy both the city of Zurich and the attractions of Lake Zurich with its pretty historical towns. Take a Trolley tour in the city and a bus tour around the lake including a cable car ride.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 659
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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