Fed by crisp mountain waters, Lake Zurich once served mostly for passenger traffic and cargo transport. Today the sprawling lake counts among Switzerland's top tourist destinations, luring visitors with its sightseeing boat tours, walking paths, and lush parks, set against a chain of photogenic hills. Used to supply clean water to the surrounding cities, the lake is 40 km (25 mi) long and about 3 km (2 mi) wide. The city of Zurich wraps itself around the northwestern end of lake and provides a base for cycling tours and paddle steamer cruises along the sun-kissed and prosperous "Golden Coast." Zurich's well-developed lakefront areas boast several immaculate beaches, a big draw for active vacationers from all over the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Zurich and other Zurich attractions using our handy Zurich itinerary planner.
Tours to Lake Zurich
$68 BOOK WITH VIATOR Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride
Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
$80 BOOK WITH VIATOR Zurich Tour Including Lake Cruise and Lindt Home of Chocolate
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR WOW Zurich Tour: 6 hours on shore, on water, in the air!
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 in 1: Zurich Walking Tour - Cruise on the Lake - Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
$1,382 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
$554 BOOK WITH VIATOR GPS Guided Day Trip to the Alps & Scenic Mountain Roads
Duration: 5 to 12 hours
Lake Zurich reviews
Beautiful, enjoyed the Lake Cruise too! Purchased the Zurich 24 hour Card (27CHF) and enjoyed a leisurely 1.5 hour lake cruise. more »
You can’t visit Zurich without coming across Lake Zurich. It’s at the end of Bahnhofstrasse so literally you can leave the main train station and walk down the street and you will arrive here. Very.... more »
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