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Experience the natural splendor and cultural richness of two countries on a full-day tour of the Zurich region and the Liechtenstein Principality. With a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in a wonderland of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, plunging waterfalls and scenic reserves as you explore Heidiland by coach. See the spectacular sights of Zurich on a guided city tour and marvel at the ancient majesty of Rapperswil and its medieval castle. Discover Vaduz, the capital of Leichtenstein, and its charming beauty and then return to Zurich after a comprehensive and captivating experience.  

Highlights

  • Visit Heidiland and Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich
  • Enjoy a city tour of Zurich
  • In Rapperswil, you'll see its medieval castle and have free time
  • See amazing views of the Swiss Alps and alpine lakes
  • Travel to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Have the option to enter the Heidi House, from the Heidi stories (summer only)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The scenery is dreamy all day long – see the deep green waters of Lake Walen, the regal Swiss Alps, the tiny nation of Liechtenstein and the quaint village of Maienfeld – the setting for the children's classic Heidi. Don't miss the optional visit to the Heidi House!

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What You Can Expect

Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Greet your expert guide at a central Zurich location and climb aboard an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of Zurich, a city considered Switzerland’s cultural capital. Admire the rich architectural array and hear tales of Zurich’s prosperous past before travelling the Rapperswil, a charming medieval town known as the ‘City of Roses’. 

On arrival, marvel at the towering turrets of the medieval castle and then enjoy some leisurely free time to explore independently. Return to your vehicle and capture panoramic photographs of the Alps as you cross the Ricken Pass and arrive in Toggenberg, a gorgeous region replete with swooping valleys and beautiful mountain scenery. 

Next, cross the border to Vaduz, capital of the minute Principality of Liechtenstein, and spend more leisurely free time discovering the charm of the city. Visit the Post Office to catch a glimpse of its highly prized stamps and then return to the coach for the short journey to Maienfield, the stunning setting of the Heidi stories. 

Take a pleasant stroll to a collection of mountain houses and absorb incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Opt to visit the Heidi House at your own expense and then gaze at the picturesque banks of Lake Walen as you travel back to Zurich by coach. 

Please note: In wintertime, visit the quaint village of Werdenberg instead of Maienfiled. 

Customer Reviews

rakhisnair

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Beautiful Zurich and Liechtenstein

Viran d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic tour Loved it !!!

dceleridad

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who visits Switzerland who doesn't have enough time to see places as much as they like. Visiting Heidiland and Liechtenstein in one day with our very informative but with a great sense of humor guide Walter made the almost 7 hour trip amazing. We were given enough time to eat, take bathroom breaks, and most especially to take photos. The driver Armando took us to the destinations with ease and professionally. Thank you to both Walter and Armando for ensuring that we had a great time visiting Switzerland.

Phil T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had an amazing time. The tour guide Marcelo was full of jokes. The views were amazing I highly recommend this tour.

Rohini R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our tour guide was so funny and informative! Switzerland is a beautiful country to drive through...so clean. Liechtenstein was short stop and mostly shopping. Heidiland was a 15 minute trek to reach the house but the scenery along the way was amazing. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Losttraveler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

beautiful places are worth every penny :

Alan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My wife and I absolutely LOVED our Viator trip to Heidiland and Lieichtenstein. Our fabulous tour guide was Walter and if you are lucky enough to have him on you tour, you will have an excellent day!
We got on the clean and spacious bus on October 24th and it departed right on time. Our first stop was in Rappersvil, a small and beautiful village just outside of Zurich. We loved the village, stayed for lunch and walked the surrounding area. Returning to the bus, we soon saw the beautiful Alps in the background, just beginning to how snow on the mountain tops, as we approached Liechtenstein and the villages nestled on the mountainsides were very much like what I thought Switzerland would be like gorgeous. Liechtenstein itself was interesting for me as it was a goal destination since I was about 10 years old. It took 56 years for me to make this trip. We walked a small central area, saw the Vaduz castle perched high on the mountain though it was not open to visitors that day and did a bit of shopping. I explored every inch of this tiny country, as much as our approximate 1 hour would allow and of course, had my passport stamped.
Coming back, the tour stopped in Heidiland which also gave my wife and me an opportunity to have a nice walk in the beautiful countryside and visit Grandfathers farm as in the famous book, Heidi. This was not overly touristy at all but did offer a small gift shop. The cows with their clanging bells, chickens, goats and beautiful mountain scenery made me think of times long past and it was a truly beautiful and peaceful experience.
This trip took most of the day and I would not change a thing! I think it may well have been the highlight of our 7 country tour. My wife and I returned to Zurich after another fabulous and scenic ride home on the bus very pleased with our day and with many very happy memories of the tour, and our guide, Walter. In my mind, this was an absolutely wonderful day.

abdullah.ash.rashdi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I was dreaming about visiting this place since I was young. Heidi cartoon was famous in my country during my generation. The scenery was amazing. The tour guide Peter was the best tour guide ever. He was very knowledgable and provided lots of information about the different locations we visited and about Switzerland in general. He was very helpful.

Tracey G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

LOVED this tour!! We didn't have a lot of time in Switzerland but really wanted to see something other than the city. This tour was simply wonderful! Our tour guide, Tomas was very knowledgeable and along with our driver Hoffritz, I think? they made the journey loads of fun! We loved the stop in Rapperswil as well as our short time in Liechtenstein and of course, Heidiland! The beauty of the landscape and buildings was breathtaking...even on a cloudy, wet day. And the special extras we were able to take part in thanks to Tomas and our driver made the tour even more enjoyable! Highly recommend!

Julia Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The scenery along this trip is exceptional and breathtaking. The bus brought us to countryside that were surrounded by nearby mountain ranges and peaks, with rolling pastures or villages dotting the slopes or valleys. The characteristic Swiss chalets along the way in farms or villages are delightful. The tour guide Peter was enthusiastic and friendly, and gave us in depth and interesting explanations along the way. I'd highly recommend this memorable tour as it gives an insight into the essence of Switzerland.

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