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You don’t need to be looking for a Swiss bank to squirrel away your fortune just to visit the largest city in Switzerland. All you need is a desire to see the Alps, visit the museums and devour the best chocolate in the world. Yes, we said best.
But before you do anything in town, reserve a car hire in Zurich through Wotif so you can explore every part of this city without getting stuck in a taxi.
The first item to check off your travel agenda is picking up a vehicle from one of Wotif’s Zurich car hire options so you can roll around the city in style. Next, follow in the footsteps of other visitors and head to the Rietberg Museum and check out the vast collection of Asian, African and American Oceania art. Cosmic Buddhas and a nipple-footed beaker—what else do you want?
Oh, wait. You want chocolate.
Drive 3km north to the Altstadt, otherwise known as the Old Town. Go to the Rathaus Quarter and poke around the Neumarkt for delicious boxes of Swiss chocolate and those little pocket knives that can get you out of almost any jam.
Are you ready to hit the open road? Hop in your Zurich car rental and take a leisurely 50km cruise south to the scenic city of Lucerne. Take the railway to the summit of Mount Pilatus and enjoy the sweeping views of the city and Lake Lucerne. This is the perfect place to relax with a glass of red wine (and those chocolates you bought earlier) while the sun says goodbye for the day.
So there you have it. We’ve told you where to go, what to do and what to buy. Now it’s time for you to book one of our epic Zurich holiday packages, save heaps of cash, and take a much-needed break from your “schedule”. Can’t you already taste the chocolate?
And hey, use the Swiss German words you picked up in Zurich and drop some of them on the locals in Munchen while sipping kolsch and grinding bratwurst at the Hofbrauhaus. That’s right—we’ve got deals on Munich accommodation, too. Tell your boss you’ll be back in another week: you have a holiday to extend!