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Chocolate and Cheese in the Appenzellerland Region – Tour from Zurich

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Key Highlights
  • Tour of Switzerland's picturesque Appenzell region
  • Visit the Lindt and Sprüngli Factory Shop
  • Take a tour of the factory where Appenzeller cheese is made
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting session
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Nov'17 - 30 Nov'17: Friday
    01 Dec'17 - 31 Dec'17: Monday & Friday
    01 Apr'18 - 30 Apr'18: Monday & Friday
    01 May'18 - 30 Oct'18: Monday, Tuesday & Friday
    01 Nov'18 - 30 Nov'18: Friday
    01 Dec'18- 31 Dec'18:MOnday & Friday


    8.5 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr 16 - 31 Mar 17: 10:15am
    01 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18: 10:00am

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station). This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 17.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview This trip highlights two of the Swiss peoples' most famous traditions: chocolate and cheese. You'll enjoy a panoramic coach ride through Eastern Switzerland on your way to the Lindt and Sprüngli Factory Shop, where delicious chocolates await.

    After exploring the shop you'll continue on to Switzerland's Appenzell region, where you'll have the opportunity to have a cheese tasting and visit the factory where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made.


    You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from the Sihlquai bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Accompanied by a bilingual guide speaking English and German, you will journey on the Panorama Highway to Rapperswil, well known for its medieval castle. It is popularly known as the ‘City of Roses’ for its beautiful scenery.

    Further on, proceed to the picturesque village of Appenzell, a canton situated in Eastern Switzerland. Set out on a guided walk through the village and you will come across lovely old painted houses. After the stroll, you will have about 2 ½ hours at leisure to explore the place on your own. The pedestrian zone with its beautiful facades invites you for strolling and shopping.

    You could take an optional trip to the Museum of Appenzell, where you can learn about the way of life in this part of Switzerland. It is a private museum that exhibits a cross-section of local history and culture.

    Continue to the Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory and visit their Outlet Store. Starting out as the chocolate pioneer in Switzerland, Lindt & Sprüngl has developed into a modern company over the years with its finest selection of chocolate and confectionary specialities. You will have a great shopping opportunity, buying the best chocolate in the world at modest prices.

    After a tour of the chocolate factory, we continue the journey trough beautiful, green Swiss landscapes into the heart of the Cheese Country, "Appenzellerland".

    After a tour of the cheese factory, return by coach to Zurich. You will be dropped back to the Sihlquai bus parking.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
    • Guide availiable in English & German Language
    • Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory
    • Appenzeller cheese tasting
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Lunch
    • Tour of Museum of Appenzell (optional)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great fun!

      This was great fun. I actually upgraded to include the cable car ride to the top of the mountain where we could have lunch and walk through an alpine garden. I was a little...

      Patricia M Roseman, United States, 24/Jul/2013
    • Appenzellerland great place to visit

      It was a good day trip which we both enjoyed. The Driver/Guide was knowledgeable and made the whole day go well. The cheese factory and the Village were both good places to...

      Alan Lenthall, Australia, 20/May/2012
    • a great experience

      i had a great time. except for the fact that i had to pay a differnece sum of 31 euros at the time of departure as there 2 different tours for the same destination and i wasnt...

      VIKAS SALGIA, India, 19/Jul/2011

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