Our Amazing Team
All the guides in collaboration with The Zurich Insider
Dear cultured traveler, guest, and curious visitor, we honor our fantastic business partners, sponsors, and friends in this section of our website.
These unique collaborations make The Zurich Insider what it is today and what we strive to become tomorrow: an ever-evolving company pursuing excellence and delight in what we offer our guests.
Your Insider Experts for Zurich & Beyond
In alphabetical order of apperance:
Catja is a Zurich native: born and raised! She is an ardent traveler and a passionate photographer, having kick-started her career in advertising upon earning her Graphic Design degree. Currently, she provides bespoke tours to tourists who are looking for an insider's perspective on her hometown after having worked for Swiss Tourism.
Catja has journeyed extensively throughout Asia and Europe, resided in New York City, and even launched her own jewelry brand, which features customized engagement ring consultations.
Her creative spirit and wanderlust have led her to consider Malaysia her second home.
Catja's favorite topics: All about Zurich, history & current events, politics, financial scene, architecture and design.
Guide & Tour Leader
Ivo is a dynamic tour guide with an impressive background in economics and business management. He has traveled to over 120 countries worldwide and speaks English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He has worked as worldwide Head of Sales & Marketing for international organizations and has managed and led teams from over 15 countries.
As a passionate downhill skier and lover of faraway places, Ivo is a Tour Director and Tour Guide who accompanies international groups on amazing journeys in Switzerland and Europe.
He shares his insider knowledge and expertise with curious travelers, making sure their experience is unforgettable.
Ivo's favorite topics: banks & secrets, today's Swiss culture & European history, and a passion for Zurich.
Owner, Guide & Tour Leader
Samantha was born in Zurich, grew up in the Italian part, and had a grandmother from the french-speaking part of Switzerland. A genuine Swiss mutt! Yet, she has a vast international experience as she lived in over a dozen countries (USA, Canada, EU, Nepal, Kuwait, etc.)
Her first and now renewed professional love is hospitality and tourism. With turns and twists of life, she worked for various hotels, cruise ships, as an interpreter, as a casino dealer, as a volunteer, and lastly, 13 years as a vice-consul for the Swiss government around the globe.
For more information and tidbits about Samantha, visit this page!
Samantha's favorite topics: Swiss and world history, legends and secrets, cultural heritage, archeology, and of course all things Zurich.
Guide in Zurich
Guide in Zurich
Guide & Tour Leader
Jutta is a seasoned tourism professional and avid explorer with over ten years of experience in guiding guests from all around the world through the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland. She speaks several languages German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and has worked in relationship management, making her a perfect companion for travelers from diverse backgrounds.
Jutta is a very positive and dynamic person with a zest for life that is contagious. She takes great pride in her work and considers it a privilege to take guests on tours of Switzerland’s most beautiful spots. Furthermore, she accompanies guest on tours in Costa Rica, Mallorca, Madeira, Algarve and La Réunion.
Jutta's favorite topics: Swiss and world history, family, nature and hikes, and local culture.