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From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

1. From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Visit the incredible alpine world of Heidi on this bus day trip from Zurich. Take a walk in the Old Town in Rapperswil, have free time in the capital of Liechtenstein, and explore Heidi’s village of Maienfeld and in the summer months.   Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Rapperswil. Follow your guide to the picturesque Old Town and its Medieval Castle, before having some free time explore.  Continue on your journey through Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the snow-peaked Alps. Reach the pretty hills and valley scenery of the Toggenburg region. Arrive in Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein.  Spend some free time visiting the iconic post office to purchase some prized stamps or stop at a café to buy some coffee and snack. Travel on to Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories.  Head up to Heidi’s village in the summer months on a short walk that leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and a heard of goats. In the winter months, head to see the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg, which is famous for its beautiful castle. Finally, make the bus trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, which is guarded by the majestic Churfirsten mountain range. 

From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

2. From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

Escape from reality for the day and immerse yourself in the fairytale-like landscapes of Liechtenstein and Heidiland. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax as you travel to the medieval Rapperswil Castle, where you can admire 600 rose varieties in Rapperswil Rose Garden. Later, proceed to Vaduz in Liechtenstein, where you can witness the magnificent Vaduz Castle, as well as the Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House, and the City Hall. At the Vaduz Tourism Office, get the change to stamp your passport with a Liechtenstein stamp for CHF 3.00. Next, you may choose to visit Gutenberg Castle, located in the town of Balzers, where you can admire panoramic views of the town below. Afterward, continue to Swiss Heidiland, which gets its name from Johanna Spyri’s world-famous Heidi story. Spend some time admiring the picturesque village. Follow the Heidi Path to discover all of the locations described in Spyri's book and even pay a visit to the authentic Heidi house. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

3. Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

Spend a memorable day touring the beautiful boutique wine region of Switzerland on this half-day vintage wine tour, and give your taste palette something to rave about. Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel (located within a 10-kilometer range from Maienfeld), and enjoy a leisurely ride to the first vineyard while learning about the history and culture of the region from your knowledgeable guides. Embark on a tour of the boutique winery, learning about the production process and the secrets of the trade from a professional, and then make your way to the second vintage winery for a similar experience. Wrap up your tour with a delicious lunch made by local delicatessens and served with 2 glasses of local wine, mineral water and coffee, and then begin the journey back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

The trip was really excellent! We enjoyed it very much. Everything was perfectly organized, exact timing, we visited all the places as written in the plan, safe journey - skilled driver. The bus was very comfortable. The guide Michael (H.Meier Tourist AG - GrayLine, Zurich) is a top-guide - cultured, educated, who gave us a lot of facts and interesting information about the life, culture, history and nature of Switzerland; his English is really excellent. He was even telling us in short the whole story of Heidi during the journey, so everyone could then just "flow" straight into the Heidi's fairytale in real Heidiland. :-) This was one of our best trips we experienced so far.

An amazing trip ! A very knowledgeable tour guide , Peter, and Peter, the bus driver made the trip so much more enjoyable ! The initial part through Zurich was unexpected but very informative. Recommended to everybody thats wants to see and experience the Heidiland/Heididorf excursion !

The trip was excellent. Walter our tour guide was very informative about all the places. He also showed us important places at Zurich. A great person and good at cracking jokes.. would definitely recommend this tour. Both the places are just too good.

The tour guide and bus driver were punctual. The tour was well-organized and informative. I hope to do this again next time in Zürich with guests.

Maybe it would be good to have more time in Lichtenstein, but in general, I enjoyed the tour.