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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. 

Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

2. Rhine Falls: Coach Tour from Zurich

As you travel towards the Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland on this coach trip, you’ll pass through the charming farming village of Marthalen, with its traditional frame houses. You’ll also see the 16th-century Munot Fortress and the area’s renowned vineyards. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the sight of the Rhine Falls. This natural feature is located on the Upper Rhine River and has been around since the Ice Age. During the summer you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the falls, at the heart of the cascading waters, and enjoy the magnificent spectacle from the viewing platforms. Alternatively, you can enjoy a leisurely hour on the banks of the river. The return journey takes you over the border to southern Germany for a short stretch. Back in Zurich, you’ll be dropped off in the city center. A multi-lingual guide leads the excursion. The tour is a great way to start or end your vacation.

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4.6 / 5

based on 120 reviews

the overall trip showed lots of different destinations and the bus driver and tour guide were very kind and polite. they gave us a sufficient amount of time to go to each destination and walk around. in heidiland, you can walk around and feed chickens and goats and when the chickens were nowhere to be found both the tour guide and driver searched around the town (which is quite big) to find the chickens for us LOL. both of them were very lenient and they mentioned many sites that we could look at and the view was amazing. overall the experience was very fun, we even got our passport stamped in liechtenstein! the trip was very exciting and a unique experience for anyone in switzerland. you also get to learn more about the history of switzerland, not just liechtenstein. the tour guide was super funny and was a highlight of the trip. thanks to both peters that made our trip so fun!

It was an excellent day trip, I’ve done a few day trips from Geneva with other company, but this one is the best one. The guide Peter was amazing and super knowledgeable. The drive (Driver is also called Peter) to all the sights were smooth, even through some of the narrowest road through the towns. I would recommend everyone to join this tour and have some great memories.

The trip was very good. Our guide Walter was a very nice, old school, gentleman. His welcoming personality and humor made a great deal of difference. Peter, our driver, navigated the roads expertly even the more challenging routes. My friends and I enjoyed the tour.

Nice travel, loved the stop in Rapperswill, Hiediland is very nice, Liechtenstein is cool and nice to see the 6th smallest country in the world. The guide was amazing and very informative as much as the driver was very kind.

It was amazing, and our guide called walter was really wonderful man