Zurich Day Trip

Switzerland Tourism Member Logo

Guided Tour of Zurich

Explore the best of Zurich with our full-day private tours, immersing yourself in the charm of the Old Town, mountains, lakes, and beyond, accompanied by your expert local guide.

From the city’s historic Old Town to the serene waters of Lake Zurich to the majestic peaks of the nearby Alps, we will design the perfect day trip for you.

The Zurich Day Trip Specialists

8 Years Experience Designing Swiss Tours

The Finest Private Guides & Luxury Mercedes Vehicles

Officially Licensed by The Switzerland Tourist Board

Complimentary Custom Itineraries

Rated 5 Stars on Google & Tripadvisor

Pick-up & Drop-off at Your Zurich accommodation 

Exclusive Access Tickets Available

Highlights of our Private Zurich Day Trips

Old Town Walking Tour

Fraumünster & Grossmünster

Bahnhofstrasse Shopping

Lake Zurich Boat Trip


Swiss Alps and Villages

Rhine Falls

Explore Zurich With Your Private Guide

Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly tour that delights all ages or the convenience of a driver-guide to navigate the city’s charm, we’re here to meet your needs.

If you’d like to extend your tour beyond the city’s borders for a serene boat cruise on Lake Zurich or a breathtaking adventure on the Swiss Alps and beyond, our tour planners will handcraft the perfect custom itinerary just for you.

Take a look at some of the exceptional destinations awaiting you on your Zurich day trip.

Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town, Zurich, Switzerland

Explore the heart of Zurich with our guided Old Town (Altstadt) walking tour through cobblestone streets and winding alleys, uncovering the rich tapestry of history that Zurich’s historic center has to offer. 

From the majestic Fraumünster & Grossmünster churches to the charming Peterskirche with its ancient clock face, you’ll be immersed in the city’s medieval past, discover the vibrant Neumarkt, where history and modern life blend seamlessly. 

Your expert guide will bring the stories of the Old Town to life, sharing secrets and tales of bygone eras. Experience the fusion of art, culture, and history in this immersive walking tour, tailored for those who wish to delve deep into the essence of Zurich.

Grossmünster’s Iconic Twin Towers

Grossmünster Church, Zurich, Switzerland

Delve into the architectural and historical splendor of Zurich with a visit to the iconic Grossmünster, renowned for its striking twin towers that dominate the city’s skyline. 

This guided tour offers an in-depth exploration of the church’s significant role in the Swiss Reformation, led by Huldrych Zwingli, which transformed Zurich into a focal point of Protestantism. Make sure to admire the intricate stained glass windows and the Romanesque and Gothic elements that adorn the interior. 

A highlight is the opportunity to ascend one of the towers, rewarding visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of Zurich and its surroundings, making this visit an unforgettable part of your Zurich experience.

I spent an amazing time on the Private Day Tour from Zurich with Marc who was showing Switzerland with such passion that make you really love this country! Apart from showing Swiss Villages and Farmhouses, Marc showed some hidden hiking ways that lead you to amazing lakes that during winter are covered with snow and that made me so mesmerized! Marc was well prepared for our tour, he really knows a lot about his home and it was a pleasure to spend my time with him. I really enjoyed being in Switzerland, the food and our picnic on fresh air and highly recommend this trip for whose who want to see the soul of Swiss nature beauties!
Google Icon

Lindenhof Hill City Views

Lindenhof Hill, Zurich, Switzerland
Lindenhof Hill, Zurich, Switzerland

Your old town walking tour ends with the tranquility and history at Lindenhof Hill, a serene oasis offering stunning vistas of Zurich. 

Your guide will deliver you to a vantage point where the city’s bustling streets give way to peaceful views, blending natural beauty with urban charm. Lindenhof is not only a haven for relaxation but also a site brimming with historical significance, providing a unique perspective on Zurich’s past and present.

Great day tour! Marc picked our family of four up from the Zurich airport during a long 12 hour layover for a day tour of the sights. We went to many great lesser known hidden gems and views! This included the amazing country side with cows/sheep, cheese factory, William Tell, great picnic with raclette, and waterfalls!. Marc was very flexible an tailored the day to what we wanted to see and do.
Google Icon

Uetliberg Mountain Panorama

Uetliberg Mountain Viewpoint, Zurich, Switzerland

Join your private driver for a seamless private transfer from Zurich’s Old Town to the panoramic heights of Uetliberg Mountain. 

As Zurich’s backyard mountain, Uetliberg offers unparalleled views of the entire city, its sparkling lake, and the majestic Alps in the distance. This Uetliberg experience is a must for anyone seeking to capture Zurich’s scenic overlook and immerse themselves in nature’s serenity.


Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland

After descending from the tranquil heights of Uetliberg with your private driver, immerse yourself in the luxury of Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s premier shopping avenue. 

Here, amidst the elegance and charm, indulge in an exclusive shopping experience. Renowned for its high-end boutiques and international brands, Bahnhofstrasse offers a refined retail journey.

I previously did a two-day private tour four months ago, where I was taken to explore the hidden gems from Zurich and Lucerne. The tour was so amazing that I had to hire Private Tours Switzerland once again for another two-day tour. Private guide Marc took me to the most amazing places in Graubunden around Davos and St. Moritz. I recommend Private Tours Switzerland to anyone who wants to see the most beautiful places in Switzerland.
Google Icon

Lake Zurich Boat Tour

Lake Zurich, Switzerland

Departing from the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, enjoy a private transfer to the serene shores of Lake Zurich for an exclusive boat experience.

On the Lake Zurich boat tour, you’ll glide across calm waters, taking in the panoramic views of the city skyline against the Alps. 

The tour offers a unique vantage point to appreciate the scenic beauty, from elegant waterfront homes to lush green hills. With options ranging from leisurely cruises to themed journeys, the experience can be as relaxing or engaging as you prefer, making it a highlight of any visit to Zurich.


5 Star Rated on Google

Email Us

Shoot our team an email

Call Us

Give our friendly team a call

SideBar Tour Request
Marc image, owner of Private Tours Switzerland
Image of Joshua, co-owner of Private Tours Switzerland

Find A Personal Swiss Tour Planner, Perfectly suited to your group

Our founders, Marc and Joshua, have been helping our guests realize their dream vacation in Switzerland for over six years. Wherever you wish to explore in Switzerland, contact our local specialists today, and they will start hand-crafting a complimentary bespoke itinerary just for you.

Guided Tours to the Surrounds of Zurich

To truly make the most out of your private tour of Zurich, our tour planning specialists will consult with you to plan the best trips from the city to include in your guided day tour.

Discover the rolling hills of the Swiss countryside, dotted with quaint villages and majestic castles, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Alps, offering panoramic views and a gateway to outdoor adventures.