Visit the idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland where old traditions are still maintained
Small group excursion to the idyllic region of Eastern Switzerland where old traditions are still maintained. Visit the Lindt Chocolate Shop and the Appenzeller cheese dairy to discover how this aromatic cheese is produced. At the picturesque village of Appenzell learn about the traditions and culture of the region at the heritage museum and stroll through the quaint alleyways during your leisure time.
Drive in a comfortable minibus (max. 16 passengers) on the panoramic highway along beautiful Lake Zürich to theLindt Chocolate Shop, heaven for all chocolate lovers! Buy some of the most delicious Swiss chocolate at best conditions as a gift for your friends and family back home. Continue via the city of Rapperswil with its medieval castle to the green and hilly region of Appenzell. In Stein you visit theshow dairywhere the famousAppenzeller cheeseis made! Learn about the cheese production and try some samples of this rich aged cheese during acheese tasting. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure (approx. four hours) discovering thepicturesque village of Appenzell. Stroll through the quaint pedestrian zone with its painted wooden houses. Enjoy alocal specialty in one of the cosy restaurants, pass by at the visitor centre of the local brewery "Brauquöll Appenzell" and visit theheritage museum. You will be fascinated by its rich culture and interesting history. In the late afternoon, meet again your guide who leads you to the square of the cantonal assembly, the "Landsgemeindeplatz",and explains you the particular, political traditions of this region. Furthermore, you visit a traditional bakery before driving back to Zürich.