Located just 20 minutes by car from the centre of Zurich, hiring a car is a quick and easy way to travel around this fantastic part of Switzerland.
Sightseeing in Zurich
With the Old Town enjoying a fabulous location on the lakefront, this is by far the most favoured part of the city with plenty of excellent attractions and sights to behold. Spend some time strolling down Bahnnofstrasse to see how the rich and famous live.
The Masoala Rainforest Hall is an absolute must-see during your stay in Zurich. Covering 36,000 square feet the hall is a stunning recreation of a Madagascan rainforest. It is home to an extensive range of wildlife including ferns, rubber trees, insects and even fish you would usually find on the small island off the coast of Africa.
Other great sights to visit include the Great Church and the Church of Our Lady. Climb the towers for stunning panoramic views from the top. Alternatively, keep your feet on the ground and admire the graceful spires. The Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Art are also two great attractions. Learn the history of Swiss clock making and admire paintings from the greats such as Picasso.
Day Trips From Zurich
Enjoy an excursion to Berne, the capital of the country. Here you can visit the well-known Bear Pits to see these fascinating creatures in their large and modern enclosure where they can play and swim 'til their hearts content.
Head for Interlaken, unarguably one of Switzerland's most scenic areas, which is saying something! Sandwiched between two alpine lakes and surrounded by mountains, it's an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Enjoy everything from hiking, mountain biking and boating, to the more extreme white water rafting, waterfall abseiling and mountain paragliding.