Zurich to Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Appenzell
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Tour description

Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland on this full day guided coach tour from Zurich. Sample local cheese and chocolate, walk the streets of Appenzell and catch an aerial cable car over Swiss Alpine peaks for a comprehensive insight into this region. Even better, you'll travel in a personalized small group with a maximum of 16 people!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SihlquaiDepart 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. Duration: 2 minutesStop At: Lindt Chocolate Shop Altendorf, AltendorfOn arrival, indulge your sweet tooth with delectable Swiss chocolate. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Rapperswil Castle, Rapperswil, Canton of St. GallenAfter 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.Stop At: Appenzeller Schaukaeserei, Stein, Canton of AppenzellHere, you'll visit the local cheese factory where the famous wheel-shaped Appenzeller cheese is made. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hoher Kasten, Bruelisau, Canton of AppenzellYour 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).Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Appenzellerland Tourismus AIBefore 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.Duration: 1 hourStop At: SihlquaiAfter a great day we will drop you off again in Zürich.Duration: 1 minute

What's included

  • Cheese factory visitt
  • Walking tour through Appenzell
  • Aerial cable car ride
  • Visit Lindt outlet shop
  • Entry/Admission - Appenzeller Schaukaeserei
  • Entry/Admission - Hoher Kasten

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Led by a local guide