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Cheap Flights, City Breaks and Holidays to Zurich, Switzerland from Ireland

Visitors to Zurich will find an enchanting Swiss city with a unique mix of discovery, pleasure, nature and culture. We offer cheap holidays, city breaks and flights to Zurich from Ireland at the best available rates so call us today if you want to experience this amazing city. You are sure to experience the finest of culinary delights, unlimited shopping opportunities, over 100 galleries, more than 50 museums. Zurich has, without a shadow of a doubt, Switzerland’s liveliest nightlife, where you are sure to find that special event to enjoy.

Zurich has so many sights that every tourist is sure to enjoy. Enjoy a relaxed stroll through this picturesque city, where you will find something totally different at every corner.

Zurich as a holiday or city break destination is a perfect choice for tourists to visit at any time of the year. You can enjoy Zurich’s historic squares, streets and districts, its architectural highlights, its works of art and many more interesting things at any time of the year.

When in Zurich, you have to visit Augustinergasse, one of Zurich’s most beautiful old, narrow streets with its many colourfully painted windows. Augustinergasse connects the bustling Bahnhofstrasse with the St. Petershofstatt oasis in Zurich’s beautiful Old Town.

A trip to Lindenhof is a must for any visitor to Zurich, with holidays and flights to Zurich from Ireland always available at very affordable prices. Lindenhof offers visitors to this beautiful part of Zurich  stunning views of Zurich’s Old Town, where you willbe able to locate the Grossmunster Church, City Hall, the Limmat River, the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Lidenhof has been the scene of many historical events down through the years. The Roman fort was located on Lindenhof in the 4th Century as protection for occupying Roman forces as well as the local population in the event of attacks by the Alemanni. In the 9th Century, the grandson of Charlemagne built a regal palace as a residence on this particular site. Today, Lindenhof is a place of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Zurich and it is a meeting point for passionate chess players, so why don’t you check out our cheap deals on flights, city breaks and holidays to Zurich from Ireland at the best available rates.

Zurich’s cultural institutions such as the Opera House, the Townhall Orchestra and the Schauspielhaus theatre tempt visitors and residents with high culture on the stage.

During your holiday or city break to Zurich, you will find a wide range of shops that you will have to explore. You will come across international and luxury brands on Bahnhofstrasse, trendy and traditional boutiques in Zurich’s picturesque Old Town as well as sophisticated Zurich labels in Zurich-West and Auuersihl. In Zurich’s main Railway Station you will be able to shop at over 135 stores 365 days a year.

If you wish to explore the city of Zurich, why don’t you enjoy a guided walking tour of Zurich. You will be brought and given extensive information of Zurich’s Old Town and it is such a rewarding journey of discovery for both visitors and locals alike.

You will come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of buildings, stories and anecdotes. I am sure you will be intrigued by the rich testimonies to Zurich’s bygone days, which clearly record Zurich’s early international significance.

Holidays and city breaks to Zurich are a must for all you party goers as Zurich has become one of Europe’s party metropolises and it offers the liveliest nightlife with Switzerland’s large number of clubs. Party nights in Zurich-west, which is the former industrial district, are truly unique. In Zurich, there is no such thing as a closing time.

Come and enjoy this cosmopolitan, tolerant and lively city.

If you’d like to visit other parts of Switzerland, we can also offer cheap Basel flights and holidays, or you could plan a Warsaw holiday during your stay in Zurich.

For cheap flights, city breaks and holidays to Zurich from Dublin, Cork and Shannon in Ireland, call us today.

 


Information & Facts

Activities

Zurich Walking Tour

Bike Tour Zurich

Climate

Zurich has, depending on the definition used, an oceanic or humid continental climate, with four distinct seasons. Decisive for the climate of Zurich are both the winds from westerly directions, which often result in precipitation and, on the other hand, the Bise (east or north-east wind), which is usually associated with high-pressure situations, but cooler weather phases with temperatures lower than the average. The Foehn wind, which plays an important role in the northern alpine valleys, has a limited impact on Zurich.

The annual mean temperature at the measuring station of the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology in Zurich (556 m [1,824 ft] above sea level on the slope of the Zürichberg, 150 m [490 ft] above the level of the city centre) is 9.4 °C. The coldest month mean temperatures are measured in January with −0.5 °C and the warmest are measured in July with 17.6 °C. On average there are 88 days in which the minimum temperature is below 0 °C, and 26 days in which the maximum temperature is below 0 °C. There are on average 30 summer days (above 25 °C throughout the year, while hot days (with a temperature reaching 30 °C  are only three. The average high temperatures in July are 24.2 °C and low temperature are 12.4 °C. Spring and autumn in Zurich are generally cool to mild. These values are relatively low compared to other stations on the plateau but they can be explained by the altitude of the station.

Eating Out

Although Zürich is known for being a bit more expensive than other European destinations, there are things you can do to keep the cost of your meals down. For example, many places offer half portion options. As well as that, you can check out the numerous fast food kiosks and cafés too, where you’ll find filling snacks like bratwurst at very reasonable prices.

Along with a wide selection of local favourites such as rosti (like potato cakes), international dishes are also well-represented on menus across Zürich. From Italian to Thai, whatever your taste buds desire can be found in this great gastronomic city.

Getting Around

Zurich’s public transport is very good. The Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) (tel: 0848 988 988;www.vbz.ch operates trams and buses. Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV) (tel: 0848 988 988;www.zvv.ch) operates services within the canton as a whole, including all trains. Tickets must be purchased at machines (located at stops/ stations) and validated before boarding.

Ferries also form part of Zurich's public transport network. The main terminal is at Enge, but it can be easier to board at Bürkliplatz. Zürichsee- Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (tel: (044) 487 1333; www.zsg.ch) operates services to Rapperswil and Schmerikon. Cycling is popular in Zurich, especially along the shores of the lake. Züri Rollt (tel: (043) 288 3445;www.zuerirollt.ch) offers free bicycles for use in the city on presentation of a valid ID. Hire locations include the Velogate at the Hauptbahnhof.

Zurich is well represented by the major car hire firms, including Alamo (tel: 0800 552 174; www.alamo.ch), Avis (tel: (044) 809 1818; www.avis.ch, Europcar (tel: 0848 808 099; www.europcar.ch and Hertz (tel: (044) 654 5367; www.hertz.ch). The minimum age for car hire is 21. Visitors must have a full licence held for at least one year.

Kids Attractions

Planeta Magic - Indoor Play Park

Starbie Indoor Play Park

Zurich Zoo

Park Im Gruene - Ruschlikon - The Migros Park offers an outdoor playground, miniature train rides, puppet shows, a swimming pool and a cafeteria

Language

Swiss, French, German and Italian

Money

Swiss Franc

Nightlife

Zurich's nightlife offers classy clubs,casual and alternative bars, as well as live-music venues. At the weekend people come from most of Switzerland come to the city to have a good time. The main nightlife areas in Zurich are Niederdorf in the Old Town, the streets around Langstrasse and Zurich West. There is a lively club scene but with dozens of bars around, bar-hopping can be just as much fun. A night out in Zurich can be great, but quite expensive.

Restaurants

Accademia, Rotwandstrasse 48, Zurich

044/2416243/www.accademiadelgusto.ch

The finest and most elegant Italian restaurant in Zurich, Accademia is much appreciated at lunchtime by bankers and businesspeople, who use it to entertain their clients. In an Art Deco setting scattered with a collection of oil paintings, a uniformed staff politely serves Italian regional dishes, ranging from Venetian to Neapolitan. Specialties include ravioli filled with black truffles, or baked veal chop with mozzarella and tomato petals seasoned with fresh oregano.

Iroguois, Seefeldstrasse 120, Zurich

044/3837077/www.iroquois.ch

The Swiss have never really gone gaga over American-style bars and grills, but of the several that exist within Zurich, this is the busiest and most popular. Always crowded (and sometimes mobbed), it's a neighborhood tavern whose rough edges and spilled beer add to its image as a rough-and-ready burger-and-fajitas joint.

Veltliner Keller, Schlusselgasse 8, Zurich

044/2254040/www.veltlinerkeller.ch

If endurance and longevity are hallmarks of a good restaurant, this dining room would emerge near the top. Veltliner Keller has been a restaurant since 1551; before that it was a wine cellar. Located next to St. Peter's Church in Old Town, it has an ancient interior of carved mountain pine wood called arve (grown only in Switzerland). The chef prepares familiar Swiss specialties.

Shopping

Zurich has the reputation of a shopping city, even if not quite that of London or Milano. Especially Bahnhofstrasse is well known around the globe as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping streets in the world. For Swiss and urban design, the area around Langstrasse is a good spot to check-out.

You should remember that all shops are closed in Zurich on Sundays except at the railway stations.

Sightseeing

Swiss Museum

Zurich Opera House

Gallerie Gmurzynska

Tram-Museum Zurich

Old Town

Zurich Zoo

Zoological Museum

Urania Observatory

Bahnhofstrasse

UBS Polybahn - Historic Cable Car

Parkanlage Zuerihorn - Nice view of the lake and the mountain

Time

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Plattenhof (Design Superior)

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