Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

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275 reviews   (4.50)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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

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.

What's Included

Explore quaint alleyways and discover hidden gems

Sightseeing in Zurich´s impressive old town

Tour guide with extensive knowledge

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

No entry to the Fraumünster Church

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (German & English)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (German & English)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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

Anyone who has questions about Zurich, requires information about city tours and excursions, or would like some insider tips is at the right address at the Tourist Information in the main concourse of Zurich Main Station.

• Admission Ticket Free

You can find everything that your heart desires in Bahnhofstrasse: fashion, art and Zurich specialties attract local residents as well as visitors.

• Admission Ticket Free

Lindenhof Hill
Lindenhof is an oasis at the heart of the city that looks back on a moving history.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fraumunster Church
Fraumünster – a Church in the Old Town With Windows by Chagall and Giacometti

• Admission Ticket Free

Niederdorf is part of Zurich's old town – and the locals fondly refer to it as "Dörfli", meaning the entire Niederdorf and Oberdorf area that extends as far as Bellevue. Niederdorf is a pedestrian zone the same as Limmatquai, which runs parallel. During the day, the pedestrian zone and many stores, which are almost hidden in alleyways, entice you to shop. In the evening, Niederdorf changes into a nightlife district for a very varied public with its bars and street artists.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Grossmünster church is a landmark of Zurich. Legend has it that the church was built on the graves of the city's patron saints, Felix and Regula.

• Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful guide, informative walk.
Hronn H, 11-11-2022
Informative, engaging, knowledgeable tour guide Regula is a star! The walking tour was fun and lighthearted but so full of interesting history of Zurich, cultural and economic, from the time of the Romans until today. Regula was knowledgeable about all the topics we asked about, and had in addition read up on a one day pop up art event -Nicolas Castello's traveling Gold Cube. Clearly not an everyday event, and yet we got to experience it , thanks to Regula! Quite charming over all, recommended!
Highly recommended to all visitors
225sandros, 12-10-2022
I followed this tour on 10.10.2022 with a visiting friend from Malta. As a local, I know Zurich very well but I wanted to get new ideas from a tourist guide's view and also to my fried to have the best possible insight into my wonderful hometown which we call also our 'Little Big City'.
We were both not disappointed. The tour is really worth to have first impressions to the visitors. Also myself as a local have explored things that were new to me or at least not so known in details.
Wonderful, Wonderful!!
Stanton_K, 26-09-2022
The guide was fantastic. So friendly and knowledgeable. Sadly I cannot remember her name. Maybe Viator can figure out the guide based on my tour date (September 11, 2022)?
A must if you want to learn more about Zuirch
erroldnazareth, 02-01-2023
I highly recommend this tour if you are in Zurich. While platforms have their own suggestions / recommendations, this walk helped us understand so many new things about Zurich that were not available online. Our guide was knowledgeable and she was kind enough to answer any questions we had, even if it was the direction to the station after our walk.
Great overview of Zurich’s old town quarter
joycemorawska, 24-12-2022
Overall very good experience. Guide Maria was very clear and detailed in her explanation. The only thing was that it was a bit soft due to the crowd in the city so you’d have to follow the guide very closely otherwise you might not be able to hear anything.

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