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Zurich, known as “the big city” is also famous for its Swiss watches, chocolate and the huge financial market!

Being the largest city in Switzerland, there are plenty of attractions and places making it a particularly enjoyable place to visit as a family. Take a walk along Zurich's historical quays and take a boat ride on Lake Zurich. The excellent Zoological Garden is ideal for little ones with a great collection of animals. The fortress-like Swiss National Museum will appeal to older children.


Things to do with children in Zurich

Visit the famous zoo of Zurich. Combine a visit to the zoo with the ever popular sightseeing landmarks of Zurich where you get to visit Lindenhof, and climb the steps in this old town for one of the loveliest views of Zurich. More details...

There are interesting prehistoric and Roman artifacts at the Swiss National Museum, alongside a weapons collection and the elaborate battle constructions of different conflicts, with small soldier figures. More details...

Just thirty minutes for Zurich is the huge water park, Alpamare, which is a great place to spend a fun summer day. More details...

Kindercity is a magical place offering children up to the age of 12 enjoyable and original workshops. Young pastry cooks can make chocolate figurines, become palaeontologists by making dinosaur skeletons, or fix cars. This is more of a kingdom, than a city with plenty of experiences await to enjoy including various fairground attractions and park amusements for an unforgettable day! More details...


Trips from Zurich

Take a cable-car ride to the mystical Mount Pilatus. Take a gondola and cable-car to the summit of Mount Pilatus into a mystical, white winter paradise. Legend has it that kind dragons inhabited this mountain. Stroll up the Dragon Path, a winding and curvaceous path around the mountain affording a panoramic views. More details...

Enjoy a scenic cable-car and cogwheel train ride to the summit of Mount Rigi, popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ and a hit with the kids. Drive to Weggis, a genteel resort, sprouting a few palm trees and figs on the shores of Lake Lucerne. More details...


Recommended family friendly hotels in Zurich

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Baur au Lac is uniquely situated in its own private park in the heart of Zürich and on the shore of the lake, the 5-star Baur au Lac offers you newly styled luxurious rooms and suites. More details...

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Overlooking Lake Zürich, Design Hotel L First enjoys a quiet location in an elegant 19th century house, centrally situated near several tram and bus stops. It offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a spa area exclusively for women, with a steam bath, saunas, special showers and foot baths. More details...

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich


While in Switzerland, breathe in the fresh mountain air on this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich. Passing the beautiful natural landscape of the Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich, travel by comfortable coach to Lucerne. Spend the first part of your day in this picturesque Swiss town and tour its highlights such as the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and Town Hall. Then, continue to Engelberg, a famous mountain resort where you’ll explore the main sites on your own; tour a traditional Swiss cheese factory; and visit a Baroque-style monastery.

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Lucerne City Tour


Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne's old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours for self exploration.

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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich


On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ and the picturesque lakeside town of Lucerne. This tour is mostly made up of free time and self-guided activities – your guide will be with you from Zurich to Weggis, at the foot of the mountain, and then you’re free to explore the mountain and Lucerne at your leisure. Ride an aerial cable car and a cog-wheel train; take in stunning views over the Swiss Alps; enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lucerne – it’s a full day of gorgeous scenery and mountain delights.

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Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour from Zurich


Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland on this full day guided coach tour from Zurich. Sample local cheese and chocolate, walk the streets of Appenzell and catch an aerial cable car over Swiss Alpine peaks for a comprehensive insight into this region. Even better, you'll travel in a personalized small group with a maximum of 16 people!

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Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour


Combine nature and city culture on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour, and enjoy two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a coach trip to the stunning Rhine Falls waterfall, before an afternoon tour around Zurich's top city attractions. For an ultimate day out in Zurich, add-on a third tour and shop for world-famous Swiss chocolates at the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet Shop.Special Offer - Book this trip and save up to 14% compared to booking the tours separately - Book Now!

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Zürich
Rooms from: 480 CHF

Baur au Lac

  
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Talstrasse 1 
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aur au Lac is uniquely situated in its own private park in the heart of Zürich and on the shore of the lake, the 5-star Baur au Lac offers you newly styled luxurious rooms and suites.



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Design Hotel L First

  
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Mainaustrasse 24 
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LittleTravellers.com review of Design Hotel L First

Design Hotel L First enjoys a quiet location in an elegant 19th century house, centrally situated near several tram and bus stops. It offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a spa area exclusively for women, with a steam bath, saunas, special showers and foot baths.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Lucerne
Rooms from: 242 CHF

Grand Hotel National Luzern

  
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Haldenstrasse 4 
Distance: 24.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Grand Hotel National Luzern

Just 3 minutes’ walk from New Brighton Beach, Point Break Backpackers features a café, a communal kitchen and a TV lounge. Guests enjoy free parking and 20 MB of free Wi-Fi each day. Point Break Backpackers Christchurch is a 20-minute bus ride from central Christchurch and the Canterbury Museum. Christchurch Airport is a 30-minute drive away. You can play a game of pool, or read a book in the library. The tour desk can book local activities including skydiving, whale watching and swimming with More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Grand Hotel National Luzern

Grand Hotel National is situated directly on the shore of Lake Lucerne, only a 5-minute walk from the train station and the old town. The rooms and suites offer views of the city or the lake.



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Savoy Baur en Ville

  
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Hotel Glärnischhof

  
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Claridenstrasse 30 
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Park Hyatt Zurich

  
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Beethovenstrasse 21 
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Le Belvédère studio is located in Les Orres Ski Resort, just 20 minutes away from Embrun. Guests can enjoy the public lounge with a TV and the game room with a billiards table. Le Belvédère studio features parquet floors and an east-facing balcony with mountain views. The studio offers free Wi-Fi, a living area with a TV and sofa, and a private bathroom with a shower. Guests can prepare homemade meals in the kitchenette equipped with a microwave, oven and stove. Restaurants and shops can be More details

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Fleming's Hotel Zürich

  
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Brandschenkestrasse 10 
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Panorama Hotel & Spa offers various massage, spa and thermal water treatments, indoor pool and sauna, 400 metres from Águas de Lindóia’s Adhemar de Barros Square. Wi-Fi and parking are free. The daily breakfast buffet at Panorama offers a variety of fresh fruits, breads and cold meats. Guests can also enjoy regional specialties, as well as a selection of drinks in the hotel’s restaurant. The rooms are bright and airy, decorated with light colours. They come with a fan, desk, TV and minibar. More details

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Hotel Storchen

  
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Weinplatz 2 
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Hotel Storchen

A pleasant stroll from the Cala Mirto Bay in the hamlet of Porto Ainu, Hotel Cala Mirto offers a restaurant, free tennis court and seasonal pool. Set 350 from its private beach, it has air-conditioned rooms with a furnished patio. With full views of the garden, Cala Mirto Hotel’s rooms come with whitewashed walls and classic furniture. Each has a TV, minibar and bathroom with toiletries. A continental buffet breakfast is provided daily. Guests can spend a day on the beach where they can rent More details

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Widder Hotel

  
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Rennweg 7 
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Goldeneye Apartment

  
Strehlgasse 20 
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Airport transfers 
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Rail tickets
To make your family holiday as smooth as possible, to pre book your rail tickets is a must. Click here for Rail Europe to book your tickets online. Also check out www.thetrainline.com  

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Bus transport
National Express Eurolines - Eurolines offer the most competitive fares with no hidden extras. Sea crossings, travel taxes and road tolls are all included in the price - what you see is what you pay. Most Eurolines services take you directly to the city centre, with no need to pay expensive transfers. Direct routes from London to Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin and Brussels start from just £15.
 
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Useful telephone number in Switzerland

Emergency numbers
Police - 117
Fire - 118
Ambulance - 144
Also 112 emergency number can be used

Embassy
Embassies of all countries in Switzerland - Click here

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