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Appenzellerland with Mount Hoher Kasten, Lindt Chocolate Shop and Cheese Tasting

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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!

Description

Go on an unforgettable excursion to a beautiful, idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland. Drive along Lake Zurich to the Lindt Chocolate Shop.

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.

Highlights

  • Lindt Shop Chocolate Store

  • Visit to a Cheese Factory

  • Dive through beautiful, green Swiss landscapes

  • Mt. Hoher Kasten 1800m with revolving restaurant

  • Visit Appenzell

Please note

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

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

  • 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.

Includes

  • Appenzeller cheese tasting

  • Cable car fee

  • English-speaking guide/driver
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Appenzellerland with Mount Hoher Kasten, Lindt Chocolate Shop and Cheese Tasting
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Travel in a small group of maximum 16 participants and visit the beautiful village of Appenzellerland.

Duration: 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Appenzeller cheese tasting / Transportation fee / Cable car fee / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 09:45

    Check in at Sihlquai Bus Station

  • 10:00

    Begin Your Tour

  • Lindt Chocolate Shop

    The tour commences with a visit to the Lindt chocolate shop where you will be able to make delicious purchases as well as sample renowned chocolates.

  • Cheese Factory Visit and Cheese Tasting

    In Stein, you will visit the cheese factory where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made! Learn more about the cheese making and the ancient traditions of this typical region. You will also have the opportunity to try some various kinds of traditional Swiss cheeses.

  • Appenzell and Mount Hoher Kasten

    Continue through the picturesque village of Appenzell to Brülisau. Here you will ride the aerial cable car to reach the top of the Panorama Mountain “Hoher Kasten”. Admire your view of the rolling hills, the Rhine Valley and the Vorarlberg.

  • Alpine Garden

    Take a stroll at the Alpine Garden and visit the spectacular revolving restaurant (at your own expense). After this unique experience, a guided walk through the small town of Appenzell awaits you. Stroll through the pedestrian zone with its painted wooden facades and have free time to shop.

  • Return to Zurich

  • 19:00

    Tour Ends in Zurich

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PRIVATE Tour Upgrade: Mount Hoher Kasten, Lindt Chocolate Shop & Cheese Tasting
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Upgrade your experience to a private tour and visit the beautiful village of Appenzellerland. Visit the Appenzeller cheese factory and enjoy some tasting, then buy some Swiss chocolate in Lindt Chocolate Shop.

Duration: 9 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Appenzeller cheese tasting / Charter fee / Cable car fee / English-speaking guide/driver
Add-ons:
  • Service starting at Zürich Airport +

    Please select this add on at the time of booking if you wish to start your tour from Zürich Airport.

Schedule

  • 10:00

    Pick-up at Select Zurich Hotels

  • Depart from Zurich

  • Lindt Chocolate Shop

    The tour commences with a visit to the Lindt chocolate shop where you will be able to make delicious purchases as well as sample renowned chocolates.

  • Cheese factory visit and cheese tasting

    In Stein, you will visit the cheese factory where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made! Learn more about the cheese making and the ancient traditions of this typical region. You will also have the opportunity to try some various kinds of traditional Swiss cheeses.

  • Appenzell and Mount Hoher Kasten

    Continue through the picturesque village of Appenzell to Brülisau. Here you will ride the aerial cable car to reach the top of the Panorama Mountain “Hoher Kasten”. Admire your view of the rolling hills, the Rhine Valley and the Vorarlberg.

  • Alpine Garden

    Take a stroll at the Alpine Garden and visit the spectacular revolving restaurant (at your own expense). After this unique experience, a guided walk through the small town of Appenzell awaits you. Stroll through the pedestrian zone with its painted wooden facades and have free time to shop.

  • Return to Zurich

  • 19:00

    Drop-off at Select Zurich Hotels

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...sooo boring, we see the same Outlets at home- the remaining 95% of the tour was beautifully paced! and very educating. My highlights, the Cheese factory, the Cable car up to the top of the Alps, the Alpine garden, and the visit to Aapenzell village- prettier than a Postcard. Our guide was knowledgable and never stressed, he even took me to a bunch of cows for a close up photo! The small group is a BIG bonus. Loved it , worth every cent!

Helen

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Infants are not suitable to join the tour. Exceptions are upon request.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • A valid government-issued photo ID

Additional Note(s)
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  • The tour is in English and German.

PRIVATE Tour Upgrade: Mount Hoher Kasten, Lindt Chocolate Shop & Cheese Tasting
  • This tour is operated with an air-conditioned comfortable 7-seater minivan or 13- to 16-seater minibus.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 10.

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Reviews

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...sooo boring, we see the same Outlets at home- the remaining 95% of the tour was beautifully paced! and very educating. My highlights, the Cheese factory, the Cable car up to the top of the Alps, the Alpine garden, and the visit to Aapenzell village- prettier than a Postcard. Our guide was knowledgable and never stressed, he even took me to a bunch of cows for a close up photo! The small group is a BIG bonus. Loved it , worth every cent! more

Helen

the best part of the tour is that our tour guide Mr Daniel was great and funny and he really made our trip great. i was expecting ...to see actual choclate facotry but it was just the choclate outlet. cheese cake factory was good and the scenry around the tour was beautiful more

Mohammed

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Within 48 hours before the tour starts, amendments can be made against a handling fee of CHF 20.00 per booking. The client will pay this fee directly at the check-in, before starting the tour.
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