Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate Small Group Tour

If you enjoy Big City bedlam- this isn't for you. But, if the REAL Switzerland ( that you dream of,, before leaving home) is what you're after, THIS IS IT! ! Apart from the visit to the Chocolate shop. ...Helen S., Australia – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Take an unforgettable excursion to a beautiful, idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland. Visit the famous Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory outlet shop, ride the aerial cable car to the peak of the Panorama Mountain Hoher Kasten and visit the cheese factory at Stein where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made!


Day Tours in Zurich
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Zurich Sihlquai - Bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station
8 hours and 45 minutes
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15 AM
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Go on an unforgettable excursion to a beautiful, idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland. Start with a short city tour through the upcoming, trendy district of Zurich West. By the University and the Museum of Art, get right into the heart of the Old Town. Pass by the beautiful Limmatquai and the Fraumunster Church before finally reaching the Lake of Zurich, where you will have a great shopping opportunity at the outlet-shop of the famous Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Factory.

The journey takes you to Rapperswil, well known for its medieval castle, before reaching the cheese factory at Stein, where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made.

Next, take short drive via Appenzell to Brulisau, where you start the ride with the aerial cable car to the peak of the Panorama Mountain Hoher Kasten (1800m / 6000 ft). Enjoy the fascinating view over the green and hilly Appenzellerland, the Rhine Valley and the Vorarlberg (Austria). Take a walk through the Alpine Garden or take an optional lunch at the spectacular revolving restaurant!

On your way back to Zurich, visit the picturesque village of Appenzell and go on a short walk with the guide through the small village with its lovely painted houses.


  • Lindt Shop Chocolate Store

  • Visit to a Cheese Factory

  • Dive through beautiful, green Swiss landscapes

  • Mt. Hoher Kasten 1800m with revolving restaurant

  • Visit Appenzell


  • Multilingual guide

  • Appenzeller cheese tasting


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge but need to be registered.

  • Mountain transportation (such as cable cars, cog wheel railways etc.) may close down immediately due to a sudden storm, snow fall and / or a bad weather forecast.

  • Spanish guide available on request. Please inquire.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 16 guests.

  • Modifications made 24 to 48 hours before the departure will incur a 20.00 CHF handling fee, payable upon check in on the day of the tour. Modifications within 24 hours prior to departure are not possible.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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