Swiss Cheese, Chocolates and Mountains Small-Group Tour from Zurich
Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland on this full day guided coach tour from Zurich. Discover the secrets behind Switzerland's famous cheese and chocolate! Trace the path of raw milk from grazing cows on lush meadows to the production at the Appenzeller show dairy and a boutique chocolate manufacture. Take in fascinating mountain views on an aerial cable car ride to the top of Hoher Kasten and learn about local customs on a guided stroll through the charming village of Appenzell, where old traditions are still alive. Even better, you'll travel in a personalized small group with a maximum of 16 people!Itinerary
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Depart from central Zurich (Sihlquai Coach Terminal) in an air-conditioned minivan and set out on a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Zürich via the City of Rapperswil with its medieval castle to the gently rolling hills of the Appenzellerland with photo stops en route.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Stein, Stein, Canton of Appenzell
Discover a typically Swiss farm and taste a glass of fresh cow milk.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Appenzeller Schaukaserei, Dorf 711, Stein 9063 Switzerland
Find out how natural Swiss milk and herbs are turned into Switzerland's tangiest cheese at the Appenzeller show dairy in Stein AR. Marvel at the imposing cellar storing up to 12,500 wheels of cheese and try to guess the top secret ingredients of the world-famous Appenzeller cheese during a cheese tasting.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Hoher Kasten, Dorf 22, Bruelisau 9058 Switzerland
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).
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At:
Appenzellerland Tourismus AI, Hauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland
Follow your tour guide on a walk through the quaint village of Appenzell and learn about the ancient traditions and customs of this region while browsing local specialty shops in the pedestrian zone with its decoratively painted wooden facades.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Appenzell, Appenzell, Canton of Appenzell
Visit a boutique chocolate manufacture and follow the Maître Chocolatier's explanation of the artisan craft of chocolate making before indulging your senses during a chocolate tasting. Enjoy some time at leisure before heading back to Zürich.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
After a great day we will drop you off again in Zürich.
Duration: 1 minute
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
Duration: 11 Hours
Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.