Last updated on April 11th, 2019 at 03:18 am

Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is one of our favorite cities. A visit there can be expensive, but it is worth the trip. We first visited as a pre-destination before our Rhine River Cruise with Viking River Cruises. It was our first river cruise and the beginning of doing more river cruises in Europe. You can read more about it in the Zurich Blog Post. Zurich was a great place to get over the jet lag from our trip from California to Switzerland. We always plan a day or two or three before we embark on a cruise so that we can get over the jet lag and to know for sure that we won’t miss the cruise. One of the options if you book a complete trip with Viking is to do a before or after 3 day visit to a destination that they have selected. Their pre-trip was to Lucerne, Switzerland. We wanted to visit Lucerne, but wanted to see Zurich as well, so chose to do our own pre-trip to Zurich. As you will see from the blog post, we had a great time in Zurich followed by a quite and relaxing train ride to Basel, Switzerland to start the Rhine River Cruise.
That first trip was so much fun that when we went through Europe on our way to South Africa, we planned it with a 14 hour layover in Zurich. The friends travelling with us had not visited Zurich and we wanted to treat them to a day trip into town with a city tour and a great lunch at a sidewalk cafe before heading on to South Africa. Read the blog post, Zurich Re-Visited to learn about our fun second visit to Zurich.
As you may already know from other pages on this website, I like to study a country that I am visiting by looking online at various videos so that I know what to expect. Below are some of the videos that we viewed before our trip. Check them out so that you won’t feel lost on your first trip to Zurich.