Depart 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. On arrival, indulge your sweet tooth with delectable Swiss chocolate and purchase appetizing souvenirs for friends and family.
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.