Discover Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. Known for the diversity of cultural sites as well as being a business city, Zurich is a wonderful place to visit. Explore the Old Town with a private guide and view the wonderful landscape, dominated by the lake and the Alps. Your specialized guide will share their local knowledge of this city during the tour. Spend a full day in countryside and tour the Appenzeller region famous for its cheese. Continue the tour with a visit of the chocolate factory before your return to Zurich. With private airport transfers at both ends of your trip, you will enjoy a mix of private and shared sightseeing tours and time at leisure.
Note: Most shared tours are available from April to October. During winter private tours can be arranged.
Enjoy a transfer in a private vehicle with a driver provided from the airport to your hotel.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Hotel Basilea (3*) is located only a five minutes walking distance from Zurich`s main station and amidst the bustling and picturesque old town in the city centre. In order to make your stay as comfortable as possible, the hotel offers separate smoking and non-smoking floors. The hotel is located in a side street, peace and quiet is guaranteed.
Combine culture with nature! Visit the main sights of Zurich: the Old Town, the biggest church clock-face in Europe on St. Peter’s tower, the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai, the Guild Houses. Picture stop at the harbour where you will enjoy incredible views of Lake Zurich, the city and surrounding hills. Read in depth descriptions of the famous Chagall stained glass Windows at the Fraumünster-Church. The City-Tour includes a short walk through the Old Town. The journey continues to Adliswil for a ride by aerial cable car to Felsenegg where you enjoy beautiful views over Zurich, the lake and the white peaks of the Alps. We cross lake Zurich by ferry-boat and drive back to Zurich along the "Golden Coast". Fully guided: English, Spanish, German.
This lovely excursion takes you to an idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland, where old traditions are used to the present day. The journey will take you on a Panorama-Highway to Rapperswil, well known for its medieval castle. Continue to Stein and visit the cheese factory, where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made. Your journey further takes you to the picturesque town of Appenzell. Enjoy a guided walk through the small town with its lovely old painted houses. You then have approx. two hours at leisure. The pedestrian zone with its beautiful facades invites you for strolling and shopping. Take advantage of an optional visit to the Museum of Appenzell, where you can learn about way of life in this part of Switzerland. Take a short trip to the chocolate factory MAESTRANI where you will get an introduction to the art of chocolate making followed by a tasting. Take the opportunity to shop in the factory afterwards. Then relax on your direct return to Zurich by coach. The entire tour is with a multilingual guide.
February 19, 2014
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November 06, 2013
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November 28, 2013
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November 05, 2013
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November 15, 2013
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November 09, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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