Sample Swiss delicacies on a half-day, culinary small-group tour from Zurich. With a gastronome guide, travel through the countryside to the Lindt Chocolate factory outlet and try heavenly chocolates made on site. Then ascend to a mountain viewpoint for sweeping vistas; stroll through a dense forest on a nature trail; and top off the trip with a 3-course meal in a restaurant overlooking Lake Zurich.
Culinary tour from Zurich, with Swiss cheese fondue dinner
Visit the outlet store at the famous Lindt chocolate factory
Take a cable car ride over the Albis mountain chain
Soak up amazing views of Zurich and the lakeshore from your vantage point on the hillside
Sit down to a 3-course dinner at a restaurant, with mulled wine in winter or white wine in summer
Enjoy a delicious creamy cheese fondue — a traditional Swiss favorite
Make your own way to a central Zurich location and board a comfortable minibus destined for the rural mountains of the region. Receive an introduction to Swiss cuisine from your guide and admire the countryside as you travel along the Sihl River. Pass Zurich’s business district and arrive at Kilchberg, a charming town located on the banks of Lake Zurich. Disembark to try the treats within the Lindt Chocolate Factory outlet and purchase delectable souvenirs in the gift shop. Travel onward to Adliswill to climb aboard a cable car traveling 2,630 feet (800 meters) up to Felsenegg, a vertiginous vantage point cradled by the Albis mountain range. Take a short hike through the dense forest and then settle into the terrace of a gourmet restaurant. Sip an aromatic glass of glühwein (spicy mulled wine) in winter or a crisp glass of white wine in summer and watch the sunset over Lake Zurich. Feast on a traditional banquet of crisp salad, Swiss cheese fondue and homemade chocolate cake and then return to your minivan. Relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
This was a very nice tour overall. There really isn't much involved, simply a stop at the chocolate outlet and the Fondue Dinner, which is of course the best part. It is a lovely view from the mountain top, seeing Lake Zurich and the Alps, and having fellowship with others on the tour. The guide was super friendly.
Even though it rained, the tour was wonderful. Our guide was great and provided historical and interesting bits about Zurich and Switzerland. The cheese fondue was yummy though most of the guests liked the non-alcoholic variety better, the salad was spectacular, and appetizers really good. And yes, now you get tap water with your meal, as well as a glass of wine.
This tour experience was absolutely incredible. Our guide was highly engaged and helpful while bringing us all around Zurich. The tour begins with a van tour of Zurich and a picturesque stop to view the Alps over Lake Zurich. After that it is off to the Lindt chocolate factory outlet store. Chocolate sampling is a bit of a loose term as you only get 1 truffle and then are expected to buy additional Lindt chocolate. Not necessarily a bad thing, just be prepared to spend some extra money. After that we went up to the restaurant in a little cable car and the views were outstanding. Once at the top we walked through the woods and were met with mugs of delicious and hot mulled wine and appetizers as we admired the view. The sun was setting and you can see all of Zurich, the river and even the Alps. I could recommend this tour on those views alone. eventually we went into the restaurant for a 3 course meal and it was delicious. We had salad, cheese fondue and chocolate cake. The food was amazing and I would definitely like to return to this restaurant some day. It is important to note that only the salad, fondue and cake inside the restaurant are included in your tour price. If you want anything else including water you must pay for it out of pocket. After dinner concluded, our guide took us back to the bus terminal while still providing insight about Zurich. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Swiss fondue and breathtaking views.
I had such an amazing experience. We had this tour with my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was the best choice!! ! Such a nice place, cozy, staff hyper friendly, they even explained us how to eat the fondue :) Lot of food! Go hungry!!! Amazing views from the Felsenneg Car. I just loved the tour, the cheese, the restaurant, the view, and Zurich!! Would highly recommend to everyone wanting to do something special.
Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and since this was a small group, the guide tailored the trip to the guests. It includes a quick trip to the Lindt outlet where our guide showed us how to tell which chocolates were made locally and purchases could be made.
The dinner is at Felsenegg which is the same hilltop restaurant you visit on the Zurich City Highlight tour. A heavy mist had settled in at the hilltop making the evening seem a little magical. The appetizers and mulled wine outside started the meal. Then inside sitting family-style, our tour guide showed us how to enjoy a fondue dinner making sure not to lose our bread in the cheese. No one had to do dishes!