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Passengers who have half-day or longer stopovers at Zurich Airport can now use the time for sightseeing. Zurich Airport offers air travelers a choice of three short guided tours daily in English, German and Spanish. (Groups can make prior arrangements for tours in other languages.)

Tours begin and end at Zurich Airport. Passengers can book the tours at the Service Center at Zurich Airport, on the first floor, near the elevators for the multi-storey car park 2. They can also make reservations by phone at +41 43 816 86 00 or e-mail to servicecenter@flughafen-zuerich.ch.

Getaway to the Rhine Falls tour

On this 2.5-hour tour, participants view Rhine Falls (Rheinfall). Very wide, and 75-feet (23-metres) high, it is Europe's biggest and most powerful waterfall. The tour continues with a drive through the town of Schaffhausen, where passengers can see Munot Fortress.

Zurich and Surroundings tour

Participants on this four-hour tour view Zurich's main attractions: the Old Town, the largest clock-face in Europe on St. Peter's tower, Bahnhofstrasse, Limmatquai and the Guild Houses. At Fraumunster Church, the guide provides a detailed description of Chagall's famous stained glass windows.

The tour includes a ferry-boat trip, a drive along the Golden Coast, and a cable car ride to Felsenegg, for panoramic views.

The Best of Zurich tour

In two hours, passengers view the highlights of Zurich, including the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town and view to the Lindenhof, the clock-face of St. Peter's church, the Guild Houses and the lake.

In the Zurichberg district, participants see magnificent mansions from the past, the University and Fraumunster Church.

Best of Switzerland promotion

In-transit passengers, who do not have enough time to join a tour, can enjoy Zurich Airport's Best of Switzerland promotion in the passenger zones and public areas of the airport. The series features typical Swiss products.

The first exhibit was about chocolate. The second exhibit, which runs until January 13, is on Swiss clocks, watch-makers and time.