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Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate Tour from Zurich

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wed & Fri : May  - Oct

  • Duration

    Approx. 11 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to the Sihlquai Coach Parking (or Bus Terminal), near Zurich main train station. This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 4 / 6 / 13. The closest tram stop is “Sihlquai / HB”.
    Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid any last minute rush.
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a picturesque drive through a lush green countryside, like in the Heidi movies
  • Visit the Appenzeller dairy, a chocolate boutique, and a typical Swiss cow farm
  • Take home a complimentary goody bag with chocolates, pastries, and cheese
  • Travel by a comfortable minibus with free WiFi
  • Stroll through the charming and traditional village of Appenzell in the company of a guide
  • Small group for a more exclusive sightseeing experience
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to Mt. Hoher Kasten


Your Swiss excursion is incomplete without a trip to Appenzellerland combined with a cable-car ride to the scenic Mount Hoher Kasten. Don’t miss out a visit to the 360-degree revolving restaurant on the summit of Hoher Kasten. Enjoy stunning views of the Alpstein Massif and the landscapes of five different countries over coffee and cakes.

The village of Appenzell is characterised by undulating green hills, flowery meadows, rugged mountains and vibrant local life. Wander down the streets and you will see distinctive local houses with painted facades and attached barns.

Enjoy chocolate tasting and visit a chocolate boutique, spend time in a traditional Swiss cow farm, visit the Appenzeller dairy with its museum and sample some indigenous cheese. Be bowled over by the picturesque views on a aerial cable car ride to Mt. Hoher Kasten. 

A delectable goody bag full of chocolates, cheese and pastries awaits you. Travel with an experienced guide in a small group in a comfortable minibus with free WiFi. 


  • Visit to Appenzeller dairy, incl. museum and cheese tasting
  • Aerial cable car up to Mt. Hoher Kasten
  • Visit to the “Chocolate Manufacture” boutique with chocolate tasting
  • Visit of typical Swiss cow farm
  • Guided walk of the charming and traditional village of Appenzell
  • Goody bag (Cheese, Chocolate, pastries and many more) with min. value of CHF 40.-
  • Small group: max. 16 pax
  • Comfortable Mercedes minibus with free WIFI
  • Live guided: English, German by Driver-Guide


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Museum of Appenzell (optional)

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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.

The visit to the revolving restaurant at Mt. Hoher Kasten does not include meals and drinks.

Customer Reviews

  • Leena Berde
    Good tour

    Appenzeller was one of the best experience in our trip to Switzerland and we enjoyed the tour. The tour leader was friendly and informative. I would recommnend this tour to...

    Canada 07/31/2012

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