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Zurich to Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour

Depart from central Zurich in an air-conditioned minivan and travel along the scenic shores of Lake Zurich on your way to the world-famous Lindt chocolate factory outlet. On arrival, indulge your sweet tooth with delectable Swiss chocolate. After purchasing appetizing souvenirs, travel past the town of Rapperswill, renowned for its impressive medieval castle, and arrive at the village of Stein. You'll then travel past the lakeside town of Rapperswil, well known for its medieval and impressive castle before you reach the village of Stein. Here, you'll visit the local cheese factory where the famous wheel-shaped Appenzeller cheese is made. Your tour continues to the village of Brulisau where you'll board the aerial cable-car to the panoramic Mt. Hoher Kasten. At 6,000 feet (1,800 meters), enjoy breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and Austria's Voralberg region. Go for a walk through the Alpine Garden or enjoy lunch at the spectacular revolving mountain restaurant (not included).Before heading back to Zurich, your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of Appenzell with its narrow pedestrian lanes and lovingly painted houses.

$121.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Switzerland Countryside and Traditions Tour from Zurich

Your tour starts with a panoramic drive along beautiful Lake Zurich. At your first stop, a great shopping opportunity awaits you at the world-famous Lindt chocolate factory outlet shop - a must-do for chocoholics!Afterwards, your tour continues to the picturesque region of Appenzell in Eastern Switzerland. On the way, you'll pass the town of Rapperswil, well known for its impressive medieval castle. You'll then stop in the village of Stein where you'll learn more about the traditional method of cheese-making at the local cheese factory. You'll then drive to the picturesque village of Appenzell. Take a guided walk past decorative houses, before enjoying approximately two hours at your leisure. You may choose to visit the Appenzell Museum for a closer look at traditional Swiss customs or enjoy a local speciality at one of the cosy Appenzell restaurants. Alternatively, go for some souvenir shopping along Appenzell's pedestrian zone.Before heading back to Zurich, your guide will take you to the historic town square, setting for one of the most unique political traditions in Switzerland. All local elections and parliamentary decisions are publicly debated here by show of hands.

$2755.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day E-Grand Tour of Switzerland

Day 1: Arrival SwitzerlandAfter arrival at Zurich airport, individual transportation to Hotel Opera for car pick-up. Overnight in Zürich, Hotel Opera (or similar). Day 2: Zürich– Appenzell– St. Gallen (ca. 105 km)Drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall and stopover in Appenzell. St.Gallen has a charming, traffic-free old town. Overnight in St. Gallen, Hotel Einstein (or similar). Day 3: St. Gallen– St. Moritz (ca. 185 km) Continue your drive and have a stopover at “Heidi`s Village” in Maienfeld. Continue your journey to St.Moritz. Overnight in St.Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains (or similar). Day 4: St. Moritz– Lugano (ca. 267 km)On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several possibilities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax on a train ride on the Bernina Express or do the hike on Mount Muottas Muragl near Pontresina. Continue to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano, Hotel Dante (or similar).  Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano to Zermatt. On your way lies Ascona. Further north and also on your way you can visit Bellinzona. Heading north to cross the St.Gotthard Pass and Furka Pass and continue into the region Valais. Continue to Täsch, last stop for your car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt, Romantik Hotel Julen (or similar). Day 6: Zermatt– Lausanne (ca. 180 km)A trip up the exhilarating open air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed. Continue your journey with a stunning drive up through the Valais. After travelling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. Continue to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Overnight in Lausanne, Hotel Lausanne Palace & Spa (or similar). Day 7: Lausanne– Gruyère– Freiburg– Interlaken (ca. 156 km)Continue your drive to Freiburg. On your way you will pass the Greyerzer (Gruyère) region, home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. Overnight in Interlaken, Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage (or similar). Day 8: Interlaken– Bern– Lucerne (ca. 167 km)We recommend to do a lake cruise on Lake Brienz or Lake Thun. Continue to Bern. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne, Continental Park (or similar). Day 9: Departure Lucerne– Zürich (ca. 140 km)One of the highlights along the Grand Tour lies in Lucerne – the Chapel Bridge. Return to Zurich for car drop-off at Hotel Opera. Individual transportation to Zurich airport (private transfer can be arranged at extra cost).

$1015.48 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Grand Tour of Switzerland - Road Trip from Zurich

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich is the “metropolis of experiences” and offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.Day 2: Zurich– St. Gallen (ca. 150 km)After breakfast drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.Day 3: St. Gallen– Davos (ca. 160 km)On your way to Davos you will pass the Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. Continue your drive and have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.Day 4: Davos– Lugano (ca. 290 km)On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax for example on a train ride on the Bernina Express. Overnight in Lugano.Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, one visit that’s a must is Monte Brè. On your way lies Ascona, famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade, dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving down to Täsch which is your last stop by car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.Day 6: Zermatt– Montreux (ca. 150 km)A morning trip up the openair Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this you will drive along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. Visit the Chillon Castle. Overnight in Montreux.Day 7: Montreux– Gstaad  (ca. 330  km) Drive through the orchards and terraced vineyards of the Lavaux and further to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Make sure you visit the Olympic Museum. Continue your drive to Freiburg, the largest medieval town in Üechtland. Further on you will pass the Greyerzer region, with its green landscape. Overnight in Gstaad.Day 8: Gstaad– Lucerne (ca. 315 km) Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Berne is the place to spend it. The old town of Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Lucerne.Day 9: Departure Lucerne– Zurich (ca. 140 km)You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey.