Topic: Switzerland Holidays
Today our destination is Zurich. We checked out at 7:00 hrs from hotel and boarded train to Zurich. Trains take one hour to reach Zurich HB. Zurich HB is a very big railway station and I wasted some time here finding out tourist information center. All facilities like tourist information center, ticket counter, information center, MaClean toilets, baggage/locker room etc are located near to each other at the end of platforms.
I purchased tram pass which is valid for 24 hrs from the time of first use. The pass must be validated before boarding first tram. It can be validated at ticket dispensing machine located on almost all tram stops. We reached hotel and immediately proceeded for Zurich classic trolley tour deferring check-in. The classic trolley tour starts from Shihlaqui bus station barely 200m away from Zurich HB. After reaching Shihlaqi bus station, we realized that Zurich classic trolley tour is actually a bus tour. The bus is an old style wooden seat bus called trolley J The tour took us through important buildings through the city. It offers commentary in several languages including English. We found the city tour just average. If someone running short of budget and time, Zurich city tour can be excluded from the itinerary.
We returned from the tour at 13:00 hrs and then checked-in to hotel. Soon we went out in search of an Indian restaurant. We found a restaurant Kings & Curries in vicinity. This restaurant did not offer variety but food was good and cost 25 CHF for both of us.
Zurich was our last destination in Switzerland. Our flight to London was next day afternoon. We spent evening in the hotel and checked-out from hotel next day 11:00 hrs. Our tram pass was still valid but the pass is valid only for zone 10 which covers Zurich city limit only. Therefore I had to buy a supplement ticket at Zurich HB. There are trains to Zurich airport (Flughafen) at regular interval and takes some 20 minutes to reach there.
Zurich airport is a big airport. I converted remaining Swiss franks to UK pounds. It has three check-in zones. Zone 3 is for Swiss airline at ground floor while all other airlines check-in counters are at Zone 1 & 2 located upstairs. British airways check-in counter is at Zone 2.