Swiss Traditions - Appenzellerland: Join us for an unforgettable excursion to the idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland, the very stuff that dreams are made of. Hop onto our comfortable minibus and enjoy a relaxed ride on the panoramic highway that drives alongside the beautiful Lake Zurich. Your first stop is the charming Lindt Chocolate Shop, where a great shopping experience awaits you. Buy some of the most delicious chocolates from a country famous for producing the best chocolates in the world. Your adventure then continues to Rapperswil, renowned for its ominous mediaeval castle, and on to the green and hilly region of Appenzell.
Delve into the cheese factory that elaborates the famous Appenzeller cheese. Learn all there is to learn about the fascinating cheese making process and the ancient traditions that are still typical in this region. Before heading off to a tour of the picturesque village of Appenzell, enjoy a simply heavenly cheese tasting.
During your free time, we suggest you enjoy the local specialties in one of the little cosy Appenzeller restaurants. The pedestrian zone, with its charming facades, makes a great backdrop for a little shopping spree.
While you are at it, take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Appenzell, where you will learn more about the customs of this quaint part of Switzerland. Before making your way back to Zurich, admire the square of the cantonal assembly, the Landsgemeindeplatz, and hear about the particular political tradition which is still alive in the canton of Appenzell; a tour to remember!
Meeting/ pick-up point: Bus parking near Main Station. Stop: "Sihlquai", Streetcar: 4, 13 and 17.
. Start/opening time: 10am.
Duration: 9 hours.
Languages: English and German(Driver-Guide).
Others: In april, november and december just on Fridays.