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Mount Hoher Kasten and Chocolate Factory Tour

  • When does it run?

    Wed & Fri : May  - Oct


  • Start time
    8.30am
  • Duration
    Approx. 11 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Guide availiable in English, German Language
  • Cable-car ride to Hoher Kasten
  • Lindt Chocolate Factory
  • Appenzeller cheese tasting

Key Highlights

  • Appenzellerland is known for its scenic beauty
  • Visit the revolving restaurant on the summit of Hoher Kasten
  • Sample Swiss chocolates at the Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory

Overview

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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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wed & Fri : May  - Oct


  • Duration

    Approx. 11 hours

  • Start time

    8.30am

  • 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

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up in a comfortable minibus from the Sihlquai bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Accompanied by a bi-lingual guide speaking English and German, drive to the Lindt Chocolate Factory and visit their outlet store. Starting out as the chocolate pioneer in Switzerland, Lindt & Sprüngli has developed into a modern company over the years with its finest selection of chocolate and confectionary specialities. You will be shown a video on the manufacture of chocolate. You can even shop for chocolates from the chocolate-land factory shop.Continue via the city of Rapperswil, well known for its medieval castle. It is popularly known as the ‘City of Roses’ for its beautiful scenery. After reaching the top, enjoy fantastic views over the hilly Appenzellerland. After a visit of the Appenzellar show diary with a cheese tasting into Stein, continue via the picturesque village of Appenzell to Brulisau where you will board the aerial board and ascent the panorama Mountain  Hoher Kasten. After reaching the top, enjoy fantastic views over the hilly Appenzellerland. Visit the new revolving restaurant on top of the mountain, the only one in Eastern Switzerland, with incredible views. The restaurant turns 360 degrees each hour. You can relax with a cup of coffee here (cost not included).Return to Brulisau in cable-car and drive back to Appenzell . The pedestrian zone of Appenzell with its beautiful facades invites you for strolling and shopping before head back 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
  • Cable-car ride to Hoher Kasten
  • Lindt Chocolate Factory
  • Appenzeller cheese tasting
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Museum of Appenzell (optional)

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

  • Good tour
    Leena Berde, Canada 07/31/2012

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