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

The Great Tour of Zurich by Bus and Boat

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 4 hours
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


See all the main sights of Switzerland's cultural capital as your 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 boat cruise 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
  • 1.5 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Requirements and measures can continuously be adjusted.
  • 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

Tram Bürkliplatz, Tram Bürklipl., Zürich, Switzerland

Voucher info

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


4 hours

User's Reviews


30 Apr, 2023

The great tour of Zurich was a great rip off. The guide was not knowledgeable and almost seemed bothered to be there. The bus route basically skirted the city. I've been to Zurich several times and there were major areas missed and or described incorrectly. The instructions for the return boat were brushed over with no specific instructions so we got on the wrong boat wasting an additional 2 hours Gray Line's competitors in Zurich are much better as we experienced during the remainder of our stay


29 Apr, 2023

Good trip, bus tour in Zurich about 20 minutes, our guide was nice and informative. On edge lake great scenery Drive to Rappersville . One hour rainy day at Rappersville . Then 2 hours back on ferry . Overall was what we expected.


18 Apr, 2023

The overall tour package was average, at best. The boat cruise was simply a two-hour ferry trip that enabled my wife and I to see the area from the water. As for the bus tour, even though the weather did not cooperate (it rained during the bus tour), my wife and I did not fault the tour for that. What we did fault them on was that there was a children's parade planned for the day our tour took place. Because of the children's parade, the bus tour was detoured away from the sights and areas we wanted to see. Obviously this children's parade was on the calendar schedule for some time. This was not a surprise to the tour company. Inside of informing us the regular bus tour would greatly be altered and giving us the option to pass on this tour package . . . OR . . . at least provide a discount on the tour price, my wife and I paid full price for something that we did not receive. We should have been discounted the cost of the tour, but we weren't.


11 Dec, 2022

Great trip but it needs to state that the boat ride is two hours. But the castle and the church were nice and Christmas markets.

Hronn H

11 Nov, 2022

Three of us signed up for this tour in September. We were lumped in with the Heidi tour. The actual Zurich part was minimal as we drove out of town. The tour guide was not quite as informative as we expected, for example he kept referring to the city of Rapperswil as the City of Roses but did not tell us why or how that name came about. He did not go easy on the facts and admiration for the tennis player Roger Federer, however. The kicker for this tour was that the boat ride back from Rapperswil was not a quick ferry ride but an actual two hour ride. No tour guiding on it as the tour guide split up from us as we arrived in Rapperswil so that he could conntinue with the Heidi group. We accidentally stumbled upon the beautiful rose garden that we presume is the namesake for the city, but no thanks to the guide. Would sorta not recommend, it´s good we like boat trips, but more info during would have been more appreciated.

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City tour and lake cruise


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