Alternative Tour of Zürich Old Town

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From $54.08

4 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join our alternative walking tour through Zürich Old Town!

We will discover what contrasts our city hides and discuss topics that go beyond the image of wealthy, cheese and chocolate eating Zürich.

You can look forward to learning about rich medieval history as well as about current topics that influence our local community. We will introduce you to a local organisation that provides support structures to people in need. We will meet those who dedicate their time to help others, and hear eye-opening stories that enable us to see Zürich through a new lens.

This is a social impact experience.

What's Included

Chocolate tasting

Contributions to a local non-profit organisation

Private Guide

What's Not Included


Public Transport

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 100

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Our guide will meet you at Sechseläuten square in front of the Opera house. We will start the tour with the introduction to the history of Zürich guilds.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lake Zurich
Stroll along the lake to enjoy the breathtaking views.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Continue to Bürkliplatz and discover the most important monument of gay culture. Learn about the history of banking secrecy and head towards the Old Town.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Walk through the charming old town and uncover the secrets of our medieval past. Sample sustainable bean to bar chocolate handcrafted by local chocolatiers.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit the famous Paradeplatz and the shopping street Bahnhofstrasse. Learn about the standards of living in Zürich and discover what every-day life looks like. What is an average salary ? What are the costs of living ? And what it means to live below the poverty level in a rich city ?

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Take a Detour to Zürich's lesser-known neighbourhood. Board a local train and explore what contrasts our city hides.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Take a train with your guide to Zürich main train station.
End of the experience.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


The best of both worlds
bashkita, 27-03-2022
We went to the "All time round about tour" and we absolutely loved it! You think that Zurich is just about money and great watches? Diana will show you that there is more to that. Apart from seeing the historical part of Zurich and hearing a lot of exciting stories about
past and present, the tour takes you to places that open up your eyes and show you the other reality that is in the city. If you want to discover Zurich in both its glory and hidden secrets, this tour is right for you.
Plus if you are lucky, Diana will bring a bit of chocolate or Glühwein as she did for us
Insightful Tour of All Sides of Zurich Old and New!
Deborah D, 14-02-2022
Looking for an insightful walking tour that covers both sides of Zurich? This is the tour for your. Diana was amazing and very insightful about the Zurich we know and the Zurich we may not know. I enjoyed every moment, the old town and visiting the supported local business that helps those in need.

I told Diana that I've been on both sides of the coin in my personal life and appreciate seeing both sides of Zurich. It was revealing but not overwhelming. I would highly recommend. Diana is passionate and informative.
Highly recommended
Elef4444, 08-01-2022
This tour has been a great experience! Despite the fact that I am a resident of the city, the tour managed to reveal new aspects of Zurich to me, aspects that I was not aware of, leaving me pleasantly surprised! Diana did a great job at making this interesting, fun and well-worth the time and price. The social impact part of the tour provides a different perspective that I particularly appreciated. Well done!
Insightful tour of Zurich landmarks
konzei, 31-12-2021
An exciting tour at the Old Town of Zurich with historical and cultural insights. A definite plus is the promotion and support of local business. The tour had a natural flow in it without getting overwhelming to the visitor. Highly recommended!

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