The Great Tour of Zurich by Bus and Boat | La Vacanza Travel

The Great Tour of Zurich by Bus and Boat

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 5 hours
  • Zurich
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  • Not-Cancellable


See all the main sights of Switzerland's cultural capital as your delxue motor coach takes you for a drive around Zurich. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alps on your way to visit the rose gardens, deer park and castle in the village of Rapperswil, before enjoying a leisurely 2.25 hour boat cruise (unescorted) on Lake Zurich.

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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Check in for your tour at the bus parking Sihlquai and board the luxury coach.

Pass By: Old Town, Zurich 8001 Switzerland

This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center, a section of the Old Town, Fraumuenster Church from the outside, historical Limmatquai and the university district.

Stop At: Rapperswil, Rapperswil, Canton of St. Gallen

Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps, we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Rapperswil, Lindenhugel, Rapperswil 8640 Switzerland

The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Lake of Zurich (unescorted). There is a restaurant on board for your convenience. First possible boat back is scheduled to arrive at 3:25pm at Zurich Buerkliplatz Pier.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Sightseeing Tour by Bus
  • Local guide
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2.25 hour cruise on lake Zurich

  • Food & Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai, Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Bürkliplatz, Tram Bürklipl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

User's Reviews


21 Nov, 2023

The most impressing experience besides all of the fabulous sights of Zuerich were the professional and courteous attitude of the staff and the driver. Great job!


18 Nov, 2023

In September 2023 we went on the "Great Tour of Zurich" ("Cityrama Tour") with the Gray Line tour company ("Hans Meier Tourist Ltd") along with the longer "Heidiland" tour group . Our tour was 4/4.5 hours duration starting late after 11am and entailed seeing (from the coach) the limited sights of Zurich enroute to the lakeside village of Rapperswil. Very little information was provided about Zurich in general on the tour and there seemed to be more interest in the Heidiland group than ours! When we reached the Rapperswil village, which was lovely, we were briefly walked to the village ramparts and then left to our own devises including finding our own way to the boat to return to Zurich. This "boat cruise" is basically the local mode of transport which stops at about 10 piers for any passengers embarking and disembarking and takes about 2 hours. This boat lands at "Burkliplaz" pier in Zurich which entails a tram ride (no 11, I think) at your own expense or a 20 minute walk back to the starting point near the bus station-despite the Tripadvisor advising that was "round trip transfer from central Zurich". To be honest you could easily walk or take the tram to "Burkliplaz" pier and then take the "cruise boat" yourself to and from Rapperswil or else take the "Goldcoast train" there without paying the expensive CHF 62 per person for this tour. Rapperswil was the only highlight of the tour. For more information about Zurich's transport system visit the tourist office in the central train station.


30 Oct, 2023

Was a little surprised to suddenly having to leave the tour and take a two hour ferry back. Maybe not quite what I expected. Thought I’d see more of Zurich. Not an unpleasant trip but found we were only two on the itinerary. Everyone else in the coach - we didn’t see again.


18 Sep, 2023

Well, as a big fan of this country and city, my review can be a bit biased! Beautiful places, a well guided tour and the boat cruise on the way back is the final touch for this very pleasant and relaxing tour. Highly, always recommended!


18 Aug, 2023

Less than an hour in Zurich. Hour plus bus drive to Rapperswil. 1.5 hours in town. Ended with a 2 hour ferry boat ride back. Basically a half day driving and possible shopping to end with just sitting on a boat taking pictures of the shore. Guide gave us ticket for ferry and led other part of group to the castle. We went to the rose garden and grabbed drinks near Ferry boat back to Zurich.

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Amazing guides and nice little get away from the busy city.


City tour and lake cruise


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