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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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!


  • Full-day roundtrip cheese and chocolate tour to the Switzerland mountains
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures personalized attention
  • Guided coach tour to Appenzell and to the cheese factory in Stein
  • Visit the outlet of the famous chocolate-maker Lindt
  • Take the aerial cable car to Mt. Hoher Kasten for views over the Rhine Valley

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What You Can Expect

Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour from Zurich

Appenzell, Switzerland

Start with a relaxed short city tour of the upcoming, trendy district of Zurich West passing the renowned university and the Museum of Art before heading into the Old Town. See the beautiful Limmatquai and the Fraumunster Church on your way to Lake Zurich. Visit the outlet shop of world-famous chocolatier Lindt where you'll have the opportunity to shop for the famous Swiss chocolate - a must-do for all chocolate fans.

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.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Beautiful and fun. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great, but it was still beautiful. We enjoyed the chocolate outlet and the cheese. Seeing the countryside was wonderful! I'm sure being on the mountain would have been spectacular had the weather cooperated, but it was still a great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Enjoyed the Lindts Factaory store. Yum. Then we had a short visit to the cheese factory. Would have been nice to have a little more time there. At the mountain top, nice and relaxing in the restaurant. Our time in Appenzell was too rainy to realy enjoy the town.

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