Excursions and full-day tours near Zurich

The popular tourist attractions in proximity to Zurich and Lake Zurich are the ideal destination for a day trip.

Zurich’s location and the country’s excellent train network make the biggest city in Switzerland the perfect base for day trips and excursions around Lake Zurich and the region. Postcard villages and towns such as Rapperswil or the spa town Baden are less than an hour away. Even Einsiedeln with its impressive Abbey and the famous Technorama in Winterthur are just a stone's throw away. 

If Switzerland's sumptuous nature is the destination of choice, the mightiest falls in Central Europe, the Rhine Falls, are also close by. Or why not hop on a boat and take a cruise on Lake Zurich? 

Since all these destinations are very close to Zurich and easily reached by train, they are also ideal for family outings. Those who want to admire Switzerland’s magnificent Swiss Alps and snow-capped mountains (Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus or the Jungfraujoch and the Bernese Oberland) click here.



Rapperswil is a quaint little town with a fairytale-like scenery, located at the shores of Lake Zurich, with a beautiful castle on top of the hill surrounded by millions of roses.
The Mightiest Falls

Rhine Falls

One of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe is located near Schaffhausen. You can admire the power of nature from the boat or one of the many viewing platforms.
Ship Ahoy!

Boat Cruises on Lake Zurich

Hop on a boat and discover the postcard villages and vineyards adorning the shores of Lake Zurich.
Art and Culture


A few miles north from Zurich, Winterthur is well endowed with museums, theaters and other cultural offers. The science center Technorama, too, is always worth a visit.
Spa Town


The spa culture in Baden goes back to Roman times. Thanks to its mineral-rich thermal spring water, the spa town has been a wellness destination ever since.
The Town of Cherries


The little town is known for its Old Town, its beautiful lake, and the best cherries in Switzerland.
The Mountain near Zurich


No other mountain is as popular with the people from Zurich than Flumserberg: Great slopes, wonderful nature and amazing outlooks explain why.
The Abbey of Einsiedeln


The magnificent, Catholic monastery is a popular tourist attraction in Central Switzerland. The surrounding nature is also worth a trip.
Alpine Region


Stoos is a paradise for hiking, skiing and other adventures. Situated in the heart of Central Switzerland, high above Lake Lucerne, the mountain village can be reached by the world's steepest funicular railway.

Multifaceted Zurich

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