Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

The most popular tour through Zurich´s historic old town offers fascinating insights into the city´s colorful history.

  • Sightseeing in Zurich´s impressive old town 
    Explore quaint alleyways and discover hidden gems 
    Tour guide with extensive knowledge

What do Einstein, James Joyce and Wagner have in common? All three were residents of Zurich. But it´s not only great minds who are captivated by this lakeside city with its well-preserved old town – people from all over the world have always flocked to the thriving metropolis.

On a two-hour walk through the old town, we go searching for clues to the city´s past in its hidden alleyways and picturesque squares. Together, we uncover the secrets of Bahnhofstrasse, find out what a ‘procession axis´ is, and visit a church with a minute-hand that jumps a record-breaking half meter every minute.

This popular tour is filled with numerous astonishing and amusing anecdotes and has plenty to offer both visitors and locals alike.

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50% discount with the Zürich Card

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  • Public transportation included
  • Free admission to museums
  • Over 50 discounts
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Prices until March 31st
  Privat Tours Public Tours
Price Adults   CHF 25*
Price children (6 – 15 years)   CHF 12.50*
Price per group, 2 hours (1 – 20 persons) CHF 280  
Price per group, 3 hours (1 – 20 persons) CHF 340  

*50% with the Zürich Card. Valid for direct bookings and via Zürich Tourismus.



Prices from April 1st
Price Adult25.00
Price Adult with Zürich Card12.50
Price Children12.50
Price Group offer (max. 20 people)280.00
Hourly Surcharge (Per Group Booking)70.00

Prices in CHF

Time & Duration

Start Time

Public Tour:
01.04. - 31.10.2018, daily 3pm / Sat, Sun 11am
01.11. - 31.03.2018, Wed, Sat, Sun 11am / Sat 3pm

Duration Private Tour: 2 -3 h Public Tour: 2 h
Amout Participants / Size of Group max. 20 persons
Starting Point Tourist Information at Zurich main station
The offers is available in the following months and respective weekdays:

Months Weekdays
April - October Every day
November - March Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
All year, On request Every day


Public Tour
Private Tour
Chinese, Portugese, Italian, Spanish, German, Lithuanian, English, French, Greek, Hungarian, Russian

Additional information

Aperitif  offer on request:

For example, aperitif offers at the
Hotel Hirschen
, at the Hotel
or Pier

Obligatory reservation