- Small-group day trip from Zurich to the Switzerland countryside
- Learn about Swiss traditions and customs in picturesque Appenzell
- Shop at the Lindt chocolate factory outlet store
- Visit the cheese factory in Stein
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What You Can Expect
Travel onward to the verdant region of Appenzell, passing the medieval castle of Rapperswil, and get acquainted with the European country’s rich cultural traditions as you travel. Stop in the village of Stein to discover the complex processes behind cheese-making, and then arrive in Appenzell.
Admire rows of decorative houses and spend two hours exploring the charming enclave at your leisure. Sample a Swiss specialty at a local restaurant, delve into cultural customs at the Appenzell Museum and shop for unique souvenirs in Appenzell’s quaint pedestrian zone.
Reconvene with your guide at a prearranged time and head to a historical town square to learn of Swiss political traditions. Hear how local elections are publicly debated here, and then climb back onto your coach for the return journey to Zurich.
This trip was excellent. The drive through the countryside was beautiful. We decided not to go up the mountain by cable car and spent a couple of hours in Appenzell. What a charming little Swiss village. The shops were quaint, the restaurant served excellent food, and the village was very picturesque. We loved this tour and the tour guide, Beat, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and shared all kinds of information about the region and life in Switzerland. Highly recommended.
This tour was amazing!
Tour truely was amazing. Ann our guide was very good and informative.
This was just and excellent tour. Guide very informative and interesting. Tour party was small which made the experience all the better.
This was out of the world tour. The best experience in the entire Europe n let me tell u, you hv the best guides ever. I love them n I loved the trip!! It gave me the best day of my life !!
Really enjoyed the day! Was in a small minibus, so by the end of day we all knew each other. The scenery in this area is picture-perfect and Appenzell is a beautiful town with great character. Enjoyed the free samples of chocolate and cheese! Andy our guide was a really nice man too!
GOOD DRIVER/TOUR GUIDE COVERED A LOT OF INFO IN A VERY PLEASANT MANNER
Great, small bus and group was ideal. We had an excellent, knowledgeable driver/guide. Well worth it.
Beautiful bird's eye view of life in Swiss countryside. Bus driver/guide Ernst was very personable and informative which highlighted the day's experience.
Joshua O USA