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Full-Day Guided Tour of Appenzell from Zürich with Cheese & Chocolate Tastings

Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 649 reviews.
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11 hrs
Guided tour
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  • Go on a scenic drive through hilly countrysides as seen in the Heidi movies

  • With picture stops en route, you will have plenty of time to take Insta-worthy photos

  • Visit the Appenzeller dairy, tour its museum and enjoy a cheese tasting.

  • Take the aerial cable car up to Mt. Hoher Kasten and soak in the breathtaking views

  • Learn about traditional chocolate making and indulge in chocolate tasting

  • Check out a typical Swiss cow farm and sample fresh cow milk

  • Visit a herbal garden, and enjoy a guided walk through the charming village of Appenzell

  • Your ticket includes a goodie bag full of cheese, chocolate, pastries, and more.


  • Full-day tour of Appenzell

  • Round-trip transfers from Zürich by comfortable minibus with free Wi-Fi

  • Expert English-speaking driver/guide

  • Visit to the Appenzeller dairy with cheese tasting

  • Visit to the boutique chocolate factory with a chocolate tasting

  • Round-trip ticket for Hoher Kasten aerial cable car

  • Visit to organic dairy farm and herb garden

  • Guided walk through Appenzell with local specialty shops

  • Goodie bag with typical Swiss products from visited attractions (worth min. CHF 50)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

649 Ratings
Stuart Williamson


Jun, 2021
Liked the tour
Elijah White


Jun, 2021
Ugh my favo part was the he Emmentaler Show Dairy. Anyonne who loves cheese as much as I do, I'm talking directly at you - DO THIS
Linda Peters


May, 2021
holy s&&t the wheels of cheese inside the cellar was such a rush.!!! of course the cheese tasting session was equally swoon-worthy , you also get to sample cow's milk

Want to learn the secrets behind Swiss cheese and chocolate? Then, you're in for an adventure with this small-group, premium tour! Start off with a picturesque drive along Lake Zurich via Rapperswil. Admire its medieval castle along the way, and travel through the rolling hills of the Appenzellerland. Make sure to keep your camera ready: there will be photo stops en route! Head over to a typical Swiss farm and try a glass of fresh cow milk. Visit an enchanting herb garden of a natural cosmetics manufacturer and discover how natural Swiss milk and herbs are turned into Switzerland's tangiest cheese at the Appenzeller show dairy in Stein (AR). Gasp at the imposing cellar here - it stores up to 12,500 wheels of cheese! Enjoy a session of cheese tasting and try guessing the top-secret ingredients of the Appenzeller cheese.

Later, board the aerial cable car up to Hoher Kasten and fall in love with the 360-degree views around you. This includes the majestic Alpstein massif, the Rhine Valley, Lake Constance, the Principality of Lichtenstein, and Austria. Follow this up with regional lunch at the revolving restaurant (not included in your ticket) before descending into the valley. Your tour guide will then take you on a walk through the charming village of Appenzell. Learn about the age-old traditions and customs of the region and browse through the local shops. Next, head to a boutique chocolate manufacturer, and listen as the Maître Chocolatier tells you about the craft of chocolate making. You will even get to indulge in a chocolate tasting session. Later, spend time exploring the village on your own before heading back to Zurich (with your pockets full of chocolate goodies, that is!).

Important Information

  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 16 people in 1 group.


  • It is not recommended for children aged 5 years and under to join the small group excursions. Exceptions are available on request.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at the Sihlquai Coach Parking (or Bus Terminal)

  • This is located close to Zürich’s main train station

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