ZSG Boat Cruises on Lake Zurich
The Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) offers a variety of cruises along Lake Zurich. We tried out the “Build Your Burger” Cruise a few weeks ago and loved it.
So when we were invited to try out the Massage Ships in the last week of their operation before they finished their first season in Zurich, we jumped at the chance. Although the Massage Cruises can’t be booked any longer, their first season went so well that they will be returning next year – so do look out for them! The massage is just 10 minutes long but is fabulous and relaxing and a total bargain at just CHF 5!
The Massage Cruise is in effect the Sunset Cruise (which operates daily from the beginning of May every year to the end of September), with the added bonus of short massages by Think Balance on board. You simply book your 10 minute slot once you get on deck and enjoy a relaxing treatment in the massage chair on deck at your allotted time.
Of course you can still take the regular Sunset Cruise which leaves Bürkliplatz at 17.30 on the dot and travels up the lake to Rapperswil, before turning round as the sun starts descending. On the journey back to Zurich you get to enjoy the full beauty of the setting sun, and you return to Bürkliplatz just before 10pm.
There’s plenty of time to check out the restaurant and bar and you can order anything from a three course meal to a light snack or salad.
Lots of Themed Cruises on Lake Zurich
The ZSG offers a whole range of cruise ships – so there is bound to be one to tempt you! Themes include the Brunch and Lunch cruises, Build Your Burger Cruise, Country, BBQ, Silent Party, and Murder Mystery Cruises just to give you an idea. For the full selection take a look here.
You can take trips on modern motor ships or even on a nostalgic paddle steamer – so sail away on the lake and enjoy! In the Summer the round trips range from 90 minutes to seven hours, and of course during the warmer months there is a wider variety of cruises on offer.
Being on the water gives you a different perspective of the city and really is a relaxing way of travelling. So for a fun evening with friends or family, why not book a trip on water and let the boat whisk you across the lake in style?
ZSG Cruises on Lake Zurich
When: Various cruises all year round with more in the Summer months
Length: From 90 minutes to 7 hours
Cost: Varies according to cruise. Sunset cruise CHF 42.80 1st class, CHF 26 2nd Class, reductions for children and Halbtax card holders CGF 21.40 1st Class and CHF 13 2nd Class.
Where: Departing from and returning to Bürkliplatz Zurich
We were invited to this event but all view are entirely our own
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