Zurich City Private Walking Tour with a Local


Explore Zurich city like a local. Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country Switzerland in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up.


Standard sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are:

  • Bahnhofstrasse: the main shopping street, elegant and luxurious
  • Rennweg: Swiss love flags and you get to see the flags of all 26 cantons here
  • Lindenhof hill: offers one of the best views over the old town
  • Münsterbrücke: one of the best places in the city to have your picture taken
  • Grossmünster: the cathedral and most famous building in Zürich
  • Paradeplatz: the financial heart of Switzerland
  • Lakeside promenade (Bellevue square & Bürkliplatz square)
  • Niederdorf old town district

Some examples of hidden secrets we will visit (how many we are able to cover depends on the length of the tour you are booking):

  • Old botanical garden: an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the financial district
  • Predigergasse: take pictures at one of the nicest alleys in Niederdorf old town district
  • University of Zürich: explore the main building that features an impressive courtyard
  • Rechberggarten: relax in the beautiful garden near the University of Zürich
  • Library of the law faculty: take a glass elevator & enjoy the stunning architecture by star architect Santiago Calatrava
  • ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology): the best university in Switzerland with many famous alumni and several free museums
  • Polybahn cog railway: historic railway that connects the universities to the city centre
  • Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall: an artwork of national importance that even many locals haven’t visited
  • Schanzengraben canal: stroll along this tranquil canal where locals relax during lunchbreak and feed the ducks
  • Lettenbadi: check out the magnificent public swimming baths at river Limmat & cool down with a swim (optional)
  • Freitag Tower: climb the unique tower made of containers for a view over Zurich West (new part of town)
  • MFO Park: a brilliant example of the highest quality urban landscape architecture
  • Boat tour on River & Lake: take a boat ride on the tiny Limmat boats (boat ticket price not included)
  • Leisurely walk from Zoo to Rigiblick & Rigiblick cog railway: enjoy the best views of Zürich on the lake and the Alps (ticket price for railways not included)
  • Shop for the best quality Swiss chocolate that you can’t buy in your country


  • Knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Explore plenty of hidden secrets and feel like a local
  • See the main sightseeing points such as Lindenhof, Grossmünster, Niederdorf
  • Explore hidden secrets such the university hill & MFO Park
  • Highly flexible itinerary. You can make spontaneous changes to the itinerary almost anytime.
GROUP SIZE: A group size of 1-10 people is ideal for this tour. The tour can also be organised for bigger groups with small changes made to the itinerary.


  • Local guide (speaking English, German, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket for public transport (not necessary as it is a walking tour)
  • Tips

PRICES & BOOKING: For booking and pricing, please contact info@suisseplus.ch

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: Please click on the following link to read our Terms & Conditions for bookings with Suisse Plus: www.suisseplustravel.com/about-us/terms-conditions/


Gavino Strebel (Tour Leader)

Landline: +41 62 897 39 60

Mobile: +41 79 782 20 68

WhatsApp: +41 79 782 20 68

Languages spoken: English, German, French, Italian

Pictures Zurich City Private Walking Tour with a Local

Pictures Switzerland: Private Day Tour by car with unlimited km