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I spent a few days in Zurich in October 2013. I took two Viator tours - this one and Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe. I found this tour by far the most enjoyable.
This tour gave you a short tour of Zurich. I must say that Zurich is a fairly sterile city compared to some others in Europe and the endless banks were not terribly interesting to look at. We stopped at the Lindt chocolate shop. Afterwards we travelled to Mainfeld for a stop for lunch. Mainfeld is lovely. The afternoon was spent driving through unforgettable alpine scenery to Heidiland. The Heidihouse was nothing special but the setting was well worth seeing. To finish off we went to Liechtenstein for an hour's stop, which was interesting.
In contrast to the top of Europe tour which was rushed and exhausting (though not unworthwhile) I found this tour to be relaxing and lovely in every way. The scenery was beautiful and I came back all smiley having had a great day.
One minor quibble - I would have preferred more time at Mainfeld, by the time I had had lunch it was time to leave. This tour doesn't start until 11am. If it started at 10am then you'd have more time at some of the locations.
I get the impression that this tour is not very popular. Some reviewers have mentioned cancelled tours and my tour was on a nearly empty bus. I really enjoyed this tour, more people should go on it if they can. It's a great way to see some of the chocolate box villages, log cabins and alpine views that Switzerland is famous for. More than half the price of the Top of Europe tour as well.
Loved this tour. It was fantastic. Showed a bit of zurich. we had extra time so they took us to the chocolate factory to buy some cheap chocolates.
Both driver and tour guide were down to earth. Very friendly. Driver drove safely to the destination.
Would highly recommend this tour!
Great tour marchello the guide was very charismatic. Only thing i missed there was going up into the mountain.
wonderful tour - excellent tour guide and very comfortable coach - the restaurant where we had lunch was cheap and had an excellent menu - try the cheese pie - it was delicious - after travelling for 10 weeks all over Europe this was by far the best tour.
Initially I was really disappointed because when I arrived to the tour, I was told it is cancelled because of not enough travellers. I only had that day in Zurich and I really wanted to go to Lichtenstein. We ended up going as we found two other travellers who joined last minute. Marcello the tour guide was great. He is funny, knowledgable and made this tour very enjoyable. The only thing I would recommend is starting this tour earlier, because on the way back it was past sunset so as we drove back by the beautiful lake, it was too dark to enjoy. I would highly recommend this tour.
Loved it; our guide and driver were both exceptional. It was beautiful and well worth the trip.
Had an excellent time. Lots to see and experience. Tour Guide was good
Wonderful. Our tour guide and bus driver were very nice, helpful and informative. We would definitely use your services again. Thanks for a wonderful tour!
This was amazing. We had a great time the tour guide was great
Excellent guide and driver, we were very well taken care of.
We experienced an absolutely wonderful tour! Our guide was warm and welcoming, and most knowledgeable! He kept up informed and entertained. His suggestions along the way of what to see and do we're very helpful.
Well well well, vladimir what a character and entertainer, what a five star excursion. Perfect to say the least... That man should be crowned king of leichtenstein. The only sad moment for me in that excursion was we didnt have time to say goodbye in a proper way because of the pouring rain on arrival at sihlquai. Vladimir in am the maltese guy... Your tips will be doubled next time we meet again.... Are you on facebook mate my name is alfred miller, malta, would be very happy to keep in touch... God bless mate... And all the others from the group of sunday 8 september.
I had a fabulous time on this tour. It was such a full day and I loved it all. It started with a Zurich city tour which I didn't expect but was so nice to get. The countryside was so beautiful, Vaduz was charming. And most important- our tour guide Peter was amazing. So pleasant, informative and personable. I really recommend this to anyone going to Zurich to see more of Switzerland outside the city.
You get to experience quite a lot on this day trip. After a drive around Zurich and a stop to see the Chagall windows and Fraumunster church, we head out to Rapperswill. Along the way, our tour guide was very informative and we passed several small villages. In Rapperswill, we did a quick, 20 minute tour and then had about 45 minutes to get lunch and see more of the city on our own. The guide recommended a place to get a quick (and inexpensive) quiche - go there - it's great, fast and cheap! Back on the bus, driving through the Swiss countryside, to Heidiland. Even if you're not a fan of the Heidi story, it's a lovely place to see with great views. You have the option of going in the Heidi house (for a fee) or just walk around the grounds. Most of us stayed outside taking in the breathtaking views and getting a sense of the Swiss countryside by looking at the buildings on the property. After about 30 minutes, it's back on the bus to Liechtenstein. Our guide continued to be very informative. We had almost an hour of free time to check out the shops, church, get your passport stamped and get a postcard stamped/mailed from the Principality. Then it's back to the bus for a quiet ride back into Zurich. It's a good time to sit back and enjoy the scenery. We would have preferred more time to explore Liechtenstein, another hour would have been ideal. Note, there is a decent amount of walking, so be prepared.
We are Coming from a country where Heidi comics arent popular. Yet we decided to go for this tour. Its worth every bit. The walk around Rapperswil - the Rose town was absolutely enchanting. The Guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. The Heidi mountains beautiful. The trip to Liechtenstein was as small as the Country but something worth seeing.
Loved the tour and the guide. It was fantastic value for money! We saw so many different things.Fun day out!!
Marcelo was very amusing. Scenic trip had me marveling at the houses some fortunate people call home. I was concerned that the Liechtenstein stop was only 45 minutes and Marcelo agreed to make it an hour. I highly recommend the tour, the guide and the driver.
This tour is great value for money...it began with a very informative tour of Zurich by our guide, a picturesque drive in the comfortable coach along the shore of Lake Zurich, to Raperswil . After lunch and a look around, we were treated to Heidiland and then Lichstenstien. Wonderful scenery and perfect weather along with friendly bus driver and fun guide all made this a great day for 4 of us. Our only suggestion would be to spend less time in Heidiland and more in Lichstenstien. Highly recommended!!