Everything associated with Switzerland is consistently considered to be the ‘best’ in the world. From army knives to banks and cuckoo clocks, the country has been blessed with the Midas touch. The same goes for its mountains, cheese and chocolates, the three centrepieces of this delicious full-day tour of the east.
– Fall in love with the beauty of the Swiss Alps
– Sample delicious artisan chocolates at a local chocolate manufacturer
– Visit picturesque villages, ride a cable car and visit a cheese factory!
Enjoy a scenic ride along Lake Zurich via Rapperswil, famed for its medieval castle, and on to the green and hilly region of Appenzell with photo stops en route. Visit a typically Swiss farm and taste a glass of fresh cow milk. At the Appenzeller show dairy in Stein, you find out how natural Swiss milk and herbs are turned into Switzerland’s tangiest cheese. Marvel at the imposing cellar storing up to 12,500 wheels of cheese and try the world-famous Appenzeller cheese during a cheese tasting.
The excursion hits new heights when we head to Brülisau for a cable car ride to the peak of the 1,800-metre-high Hoher Kasten. From a viewing platform, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views over the gently rolling hills of the Appenzellerland, the Rhine Valley and the Austrian region of Vorarlberg. Take a walk through the Alpine Garden and visit the spectacular revolving restaurant (lunch is not included).
After this natural high, we will go for a guided walk through the picture-postcard village of Appenzell. The pedestrian zone with its decoratively painted wooden façades will have you clicking away at your camera. Visit a boutique chocolate manufacturer before indulging your senses during a chocolate tasting. Enjoy some time at leisure before heading back to Zürich with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.
English and German (Driver-Guide).
Voucher type: Printed and e-Voucher
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Zurich Central Station (Sihlquai Car Park)
Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the Tour start time.
End point: Same as the starting point
Duration: 9 Hours
Guide type: Guide
Group size: 16 People
Minimum Age: 5 years old