A landscape of gentle rolling hills, attractive woodland and unpolluted rivers and lakes, the countryside around Zurich makes for memorable car rental holidays. With picturesque villages at every turn, and with the awesome Alps on your doorstep, a car rental tour of the Zurich region offers something for everyone.
We recommend you start your car rental drive around the area with a trip to the town of Winterthur. A former industrial town, it has now grown into a cosmopolitan and cultural centre that's full of fascinating museums - some 17 in total.
Winterthur is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with many clubs, restaurants and bars to choose from. Switzerland's only 24-hour bar is to be found here. Car rental will also give you access to the spectacular Rhine Falls - Europe's biggest waterfall, and only 20 minutes' drive from the town centre.
Car rental is also the best way to reach the Rapperswill and Lake Zurich area. The Riviera at the upper end of Lake Zurich, Rapperswill is a pretty town complete with a castle, medieval old town and historic wooden bridge. A car rental visit to the town will also give access to the Knies Children's Zoo, the Alpamere Water Park and the Atzmanning Slide and Trampoline Paradise. In the summer, sport of all kinds is also a popular choice both in and around the lake.
No car rental tour of the Zurich Region would be complete without a trip to historic Baden. An ancient and lively city, it is home to the Grand Casino Baden and makes for a great day out.
We work in partnership with Avis to provide your car hire. All Avis car rental includes mandatory third party liability insurance*, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver (excess applies), theft protection (excess applies), taxes and airport surcharges*. If you want to reduce excess payments, you can pay for Super Collision Damage Waiver when you collect your car.
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