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Half day Zurich Tour- on land, on water, in the air
Avoid the crowd and get my undivided attention in order to discover as a local the spectacular sights of Zurich and surroundings by walking and experiencing the most punctual public transport system in the world. You will discover in a small group the cultural and financial capital of Switzerland, afterward, you'll enjoy a pleasant cruise on the crystal clear Lake Zurich and at the end a short ride on the aerial cable car to a little local mountain to admire spectacular views. In the Old Town, we will focus on most of the city's landmarks and I'll share with you interesting facts about Swiss food, economy, politics, lifestyle, etc. to make you understand better how the Swiss society is organized. We will depart afterward to a popular recreational area for the locals living in and around Zurich called Felsenegg OR Üetliberg, which offers incredible views overlooking Zurich, the lake and the snow-capped Alps. After filling lungs with fresh air of the beautiful forest we’re heading back to Zurich by boat enjoying a 45 min cruise on Lake Zurich. Other things to note Not recommended for people with walking issues/rolling chair/baby stroller. Duration up to 6 hours. Operates on all weather conditions.
FlywithFlo Paragliding near Lucerne Switzerland
We will take off from Mount Niederbauen for a Panorama flight (10-20 minutes) in Emmetten. If it's possible we will try to flight over the peak of Niederbauen. From there you have an amazing view over the lake Lucerne and to Gotthard, the main reach of the Alps. We can choose other take offs like Engelberg or Biehlen. It always depends on the wind for this day. There are a lot of different landing and takeoff places around. This is the reason cause Swiss is one of the best countries for paragliding and "hike and fly" tours. We can take off and land almost everywhere if the landowner allows it. The basic requirement for the start is that the passenger is able to walk a few steps because we have to accelerate for the start in order to take off. The landing is relatively easy, as the pilot and passenger straighten up and take a step before touching the ground. After landing there is the possibility to have a look and purchase photos and videos (cost 30 franks extra) made during the flight by the pilot. Other things to note: Costs for cablecar, parking, transfer are NOT INCLUDED to the price. Paragliding is not an extreme sport in Swiss by the opinion of the insurance. The possibility to get hurt is much lower than with skiing or driving a motorbike. There are more than 14000 active pilots in Switzerland.
⋙ Discover Zurich on this Unique Tour for the Curious ™
★ A Zurich Insider's Tour of History & Mystery - Major Highlights & Landmarks Included★ Welcome, dear traveler! Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore hidden gems and open closed doors in the charming alleys of Old Town Zurich. ​ As we delve into the city's rich history, prepare to be transported back in time. You'll venture far beyond the typical tourist routes and stroll into the heart of the Old Town, where the past comes to life with every step. ​ History and folklore provide an intriguing window into our past, revealing our cultural heritage and how we once attempted to understand the world around us. ​ On this leisurely and entertaining walk, you'll experience the city's major highlights and landmarks, learn local secrets and trivia, and immerse yourself in what lies beyond closed doors. ​ We will assist you in capturing breathtaking photos of the stunning views of Zurich Niederdorf and the majestic Alps from some of the best panoramic spots in town. ​ We are excited to share our unique insider's perspective with you! Warmly, Samantha, Ivo & Catja Your local Friends & Hosts Notes: -Great for teams & groups outings -Private groups -Tour is in English with translations if necessary -Private tours in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German & French ☞ This tour takes place only outside.
Scenic Hike in William Tell's Mountains
A very easy hike off the beaten track high up in the Uri Alps. ***** Accompanied by the wonderful sound of cowbells, we will hike through meadows full of wildflowers and encounter friendly cows along the way . Gorgeous alpine scenery and vistas of the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne deep below. A fairy tale forest with rare lichen and fresh air to breathe. Local food can be sampled in one of the simple inns along the way, far away from crowds and in a safe and clean way. It's the land where I grew up full of traditions, history and centuries old structures of politics and agriculture. It will be my pleasure to tell you all about it. In front of Lucerne Station my guests board the William Tell Express Bus (Platform W at 12:08pm) and ride along the southern banks of Lake Lucerne to Altdorf, Uri (35min ride). I will meet my guests when the bus arrives in Altdorf and take them to one of this areas many small aerial gondolas, licensed for passenger transport. It will take us swiftly up to an altitude of 1800m/5400ft above sea level. From there I lead you on an easy and safe hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours through flower meadows, a fairy tale forest and incredible lake views. At the end we will descend on one of Uri's most spectacular gondolas, with breathtaking views. And I will put guests back on the Bus to Lucerne.
Vintage Cheese & Chocolate Workshop
Get the best of Swiss gourmet in one delicious class! World star singer Pink and prince of Abu Dhabi have participated in this class too. Now it’s your turn! Experience Switzerland's cheese and chocolate in this comprehensive hands-on class in a cute vintage-style kitchen in the heart of Zurich. You'll get a glimpse of the Swiss culture and learn the secrets of these world-famous delicacies in this sweet and salty class. You will also learn to whip up a perfect meringue. In this class you will: -Learn about what makes Swiss cheese & chocolate special -Taste high quality cheese and chocolate -Bake chocolate soufflés from scratch in a Swiss vintage soufflé cup. -Enjoy them with coffee/tea in class At the end of the class, you will receive a list of best chocolate shops and cheese shops to explore during the remaining time of your trip in Zurich. This class is enjoyable for anyone of any age. If you have any food allergies pls let me know in advance. The ingredients are Swiss and gluten-free by nature. Our classes are in English. Important: All participants coming to the workshop will have to buy the ticket. Thanks! Closest public parking: Search on map: „Mythenquai 318 Parking“. Park there and walk thru the small tunnel to get to Seestrasse. Use mobile map for navigation.

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Llama and Alpaca hikes through field and forest
Here's what you can expect from our llama and alpaca hikes: Welcome and mutual meeting of people and animals at the Mirgg farm. Introduction to our organic farming farm with llama farming and herb processing. Intro to the world of Andean camelides with valuable information Capture llamas and alpacas, pick up and clean fur small hike in the near surroundings with breathtaking view We adjust the speed of our animals' cozy pace Children from about 12 years old are allowed to carry an animal Return to the herd, Llamas Rewards and Alpacas Soft drink for the hikers Companion by Llama Alpaca Guide Important: Dogs and umbrellas please stay at home Suitable footwear and clothing Arriving by car (rental car) is recommended. A collection and return from Sarnen or Giswil train station can be organized by prior arrangement. Up to 4 people cost 50 Fr. (The nearest bus stop Oberwilen Forst is 2.5 kilometers from our farm)
Hike fjord-like lake, boat ride, cheese
Breathtaking views from high above the Lake Uri Bay of Lake Lucerne ***** and easy hikes to different vantage points and clifftop enchanted forests with a local guide. Views of the incredible shades of blue of the Lake deep below. A cheese tasting of the rare Alp Cheese, a local specialty and best cheese of Switzerland. Two Boat rides across the Lake, a historic funicular and the most spectacular farmer gondola you'll ever ride are included. I meet my Guests at Brunnen Station. A short boat and funicular ride will take us to the little alpine village of Seelisberg, Uri. We find ourselves on top of a 400m/12000ft sheer cliff high above the lake. The 180 degree panorama of Lake and surrounding peaks is breathtaking. Right below us is the Rütli Meadow, the sacred birthplace of Switzerland. The water has incredible shades of blue. I will answer questions on this Landscape of Tales and Traditions, History and Trade Routes, Swiss Independence and William Tell. Visit of cheese factory. Then Hike to Boat and crossing of the lake. Short hike to a simple farmer gondola for a ride up a 600m/1800ft cliff. A tiny blue cabin for 4. Feels almost like a small plane. Now we look down onto lake from higher up and and other side onto a parade of peaks. Optional 1h easy hike down to lake shores. The Experience ends in the small port town of Flüelen with easy connections back to Lucerne.
Half day Zurich Tour- on land, on water, in the air
Avoid the crowd and get my undivided attention in order to discover as a local the spectacular sights of Zurich and surroundings by walking and experiencing the most punctual public transport system in the world. You will discover in a small group the cultural and financial capital of Switzerland, afterward, you'll enjoy a pleasant cruise on the crystal clear Lake Zurich and at the end a short ride on the aerial cable car to a little local mountain to admire spectacular views. In the Old Town, we will focus on most of the city's landmarks and I'll share with you interesting facts about Swiss food, economy, politics, lifestyle, etc. to make you understand better how the Swiss society is organized. We will depart afterward to a popular recreational area for the locals living in and around Zurich called Felsenegg OR Üetliberg, which offers incredible views overlooking Zurich, the lake and the snow-capped Alps. After filling lungs with fresh air of the beautiful forest we’re heading back to Zurich by boat enjoying a 45 min cruise on Lake Zurich. Other things to note Not recommended for people with walking issues/rolling chair/baby stroller. Duration up to 6 hours. Operates on all weather conditions.
FlywithFlo Paragliding near Lucerne Switzerland
We will take off from Mount Niederbauen for a Panorama flight (10-20 minutes) in Emmetten. If it's possible we will try to flight over the peak of Niederbauen. From there you have an amazing view over the lake Lucerne and to Gotthard, the main reach of the Alps. We can choose other take offs like Engelberg or Biehlen. It always depends on the wind for this day. There are a lot of different landing and takeoff places around. This is the reason cause Swiss is one of the best countries for paragliding and "hike and fly" tours. We can take off and land almost everywhere if the landowner allows it. The basic requirement for the start is that the passenger is able to walk a few steps because we have to accelerate for the start in order to take off. The landing is relatively easy, as the pilot and passenger straighten up and take a step before touching the ground. After landing there is the possibility to have a look and purchase photos and videos (cost 30 franks extra) made during the flight by the pilot. Other things to note: Costs for cablecar, parking, transfer are NOT INCLUDED to the price. Paragliding is not an extreme sport in Swiss by the opinion of the insurance. The possibility to get hurt is much lower than with skiing or driving a motorbike. There are more than 14000 active pilots in Switzerland.
Cheese and chocolate on mountain summit
Now that you are visiting Switzerland, a country of turquoise lakes, adoring cows, beatyful landscapes, strong traditions, and high mountains, it's a great opportunity to spend some time on the tasting of Swiss cheeses and chocolates with a local guide on 2 061 meters above see level (6,762 ft) surrendered by stunning views. On this trip: -First, I will welcome you with an energetic dose of information and TIPS about places worth seeing around in next days from this amazing location. -We're gonna walk up around Kleine Scheidegg which is very beatyful and picturesque. From this point we can see many important point like: Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Jungfraujoch, Murren, Schiltorn and many more world famous attractions. -After burning a few calories, I would like to show you my favourite spot. Which is perfect for our SWISS CHEESE TASTING with a spectacular mountain view and possibly sunset (only early season). According to the cheese map, we will discuss the origin of the most popular Swiss cheeses. Finally, it's time for Swiss CHOCOLATE tasting with 4 best and very different to each other kinds. The experience may be canceled due to conditions or insufficient participants. From 25.05. location of experience is changed back to Mannlichen.
Beatyful Alpine village with farm and animals
Wengen is a lovely car-free mountain town at 1274m altitude. It's located on a big cliff between Lauterbrunnen and Männlichen so the views are just stunning! The route I have chosen will take us to the charming old part of town. This is where the first residents of Wengen settled, now a small habitat of a few farms, about 40 minutes from the center. This place will show us the true beauty of the Swiss countryside full of cheeses from local farmers and cows. We will visit the most important and picturesque places in the area known only to the locals. Along the way, we will see beautiful views of the famous Jungfrau, Mürren, Schiltorn (place of James Bond movie production) and the Lauterbrunnen valley literally all the time. However, views are not everything - we will pass a local farm, where we will have opportunity to buy ice cream, cheese and cold cuts directly from the farmer. There are various animals on the farm, such as donkeys, llamas, alpacas, goats and, of course, cows grazing everywhere along our trail. Did you know that since 1930 the longest and most difficult Ski Slalom in Europe - the International Ski World Cup "Lauberhorn race" is taking place exactly in Wengen every year? We will have the opportunity to see with our own eyes how steep slopes skiers from all over the world face every year. Experience will take us 2-2,5h
Private Zurich Walking & Photo Tour
As a true local, I'm happy to show you its charm and share about history, and our culture. Zurich consistently ranks among the world's most livable cities. Discover Zurich at your pace by joining me as your local friend for a 2 hour private walking tour. >Private Experience Walk alongside me, a Zurich native, as I guide you through the city. >Tailored Routes Your interests shape our walk, a bespoke experience just for you. >Capture Memories Let me take photos of you at scenic locations using your phone or camera. >Surprise Treat A delightful surprise awaits you. The beauty of a private tour lies in its flexibility. I'll craft a route that aligns with your interests. From history, city development, famous sights, and local neighborhoods, to insights into Swiss culture or banking secrets. From family memories to social media-worthy photo spots. Let's make your visit unforgettable! See you soon, Catja - Gatya Goes Priavte Tours 《Additional Services》 - Layover tour with airport pick-up - Half-day or full-day tours in Zurich & beyond - Personalized itineraries for your travels throughout Switzerland
Private photo session in Picturesque Zurich
We’ll walk around the streets of Zurich seeking out the most beautiful tourist landmarks, and hidden spots, and I will share with you my favourite spots of this wonderful city while I capture the moments for you. Zurich's streets, architecture and historical places will take on a new meaning, in the parts you would otherwise not see on tourist brochures. Within a week I’ll deliver the final version of your photos (around 30) beautifully edited at no additional or hidden charge. This is a PRIVATE photoshoot (for only 1 person) or private groups (maximum of 6), lasting for one and a half hours. For sessions OUTSIDE ZURICH, TAILORED EXPERIENCES and any other questions, feel free to contact me. You can find more about my work at pluralkreativ ch and @pluralkreativ on Insta. See you soon, Ricardo.
Urban Bike Tour Zurich
The "Urban Bike Tour" is the perfect way to discover the city and what it has to offer. Away from the tourist crowds, you will be guided by bike through the urban, trendy and interesting neighbourhoods of this beautiful and bustling city. History and background information are explained in short stops. Cruise the city on two wheels while getting a taste of Zurich’s urban life. Take a look behind the scenes and get to know the city through the eyes of a local. Discover special spots in a familiar atmosphere. The "Urban Bike Tour" is different from classic sightseeing tours. Other things to note I assume that my guests have some experience of cycling.
Unique private photosession at Lucerne's secret top spots
Are you tired of the classic tourist selfies and want some memorable vacation photos that are of high-quality and unique? I will show you around the best and secret spots in my hometown Lucerne and capture some lovely photos of you. What better way to remember a place than by capturing it through a camera lens? Whether you want to use the photos as a memory for yourself, to brag about at home with family friends or want to spice up your social media feed – Let’s create some amazing photos together in my beautiful hometown Lucerne. - Also offering proposal and engagement photo sessions in case you are planning a proposal and I can take you to any mountain you would like.
Zurich Beer Tour - tasting tour with a local beer expert
The one and only Zurich Beer Tour! This tour will take you on a journey through the world of craft beer. You will taste different styles of beer and learn about the process and history of brewing. What to expect: - walking tour in the famous districts 4 + 5 of Zurich, starting at Zurich Stauffacher tram station. - a knowledgeable local guide, entertaining you with stories about beer, Zurich and its beer scene - learn about the history of beer and how it is made from an absolute beer expert. - a minimum of eight 10cl tasters of totally unique beer styles - a cozy small-group tour of maximum 10 people Please note that our tour will be held in English if there is at least one guest who doesn't speak German.
Private Photoshoot & Walking Tour in Zurich
Join me on one of the most beautiful paths in Zurich, Switzerland, and create unforgettable memories. We will stroll through the famous Bahnhofstrasse, explore the fascinating old town of “Niderdörfli", and enjoy the view at the Lindenhof. ‌ During the tour, I will tell you about our culture and the places we will cross, and of course, I will pose you at my favorite spots for pictures! Don't worry if you are not super confident in front of the camera - most of my guests are not at first and every time, we manage to take lovely photos! ‌ I'm especially fascinated by low-light photos with a lot of bokeh (blurred background). Me and my professional equipment will do our best to take wonderful photos of you! PS. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to do the tour at a different time. We’ll get back to you ASAP! ‌ Bonus point - as a local, I can recommend to you the best things to do in Zurich. ‌ Oh if you are interested in other locations in Switzerland (Lucerne, Interlaken, Lungern, Rhine Falls, Grindelwald, Zermatt, etc.) - please send a request and message me here. I am very flexible and have a clean car (Toyota CHR 2017). I can pick you up, and I live 10 minutes from the airport as well! :)
⋙ Discover Zurich on this Unique Tour for the Curious ™
★ A Zurich Insider's Tour of History & Mystery - Major Highlights & Landmarks Included★ Welcome, dear traveler! Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore hidden gems and open closed doors in the charming alleys of Old Town Zurich. ​ As we delve into the city's rich history, prepare to be transported back in time. You'll venture far beyond the typical tourist routes and stroll into the heart of the Old Town, where the past comes to life with every step. ​ History and folklore provide an intriguing window into our past, revealing our cultural heritage and how we once attempted to understand the world around us. ​ On this leisurely and entertaining walk, you'll experience the city's major highlights and landmarks, learn local secrets and trivia, and immerse yourself in what lies beyond closed doors. ​ We will assist you in capturing breathtaking photos of the stunning views of Zurich Niederdorf and the majestic Alps from some of the best panoramic spots in town. ​ We are excited to share our unique insider's perspective with you! Warmly, Samantha, Ivo & Catja Your local Friends & Hosts Notes: -Great for teams & groups outings -Private groups -Tour is in English with translations if necessary -Private tours in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German & French ☞ This tour takes place only outside.
Paragliding tandem flight Davos Paragliding
Paragliding is just as individual as our guests and the weather. If the weather is not ideal, we can simply postpone it at no cost to you. For the flight we meet at our office at the Jakobshorn valley station. You can also leave your belongings here and we will give you additional clothes if necessary. Together we take the mountain railway to the starting point. On the way there we have enough time to explain everything to you and to get in the mood for the flight ... and then finally! 3,2,1 ... and go, enjoy the flight and see the beautiful mountains from above! The landing is back at the meeting point. We reserve two hours for your flight. The pure flight time is 15 to 35 minutes. During the flight we will manage an altitude difference of 1,000 meters. Important! This discovery can also be booked for more than one person, but each passenger has their own pilot. Otherwise, please note Children from 10 years with parental consent, people over 100 kg on request. In winter, you have to buy a ride up the Jakobshornbahn.
Painting workshops for beginners
Would you like to paint your own artwork and have fun at the same time? If yes, my classes are the perfect activity for you. During my workshops you will have the opportunity not just to learn the basic steps of painting but also to meet new friends. By basic steps of painting I mean color mixing, rules of composition and proportions. All materials are included in the price including some drinks and snacks. My classes are focussed on the process of learning rather than the final result and the groups are small so we usually have a lot of fun while we work. On Thursdays we meet at my atelier but sometimes you can find us in other locations such as bars and restaurants. More info about the events can be found on amalia.art/events