Day trip

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

From US$ 87.13 per person

Explore some of Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine areas and visit the tiny country of Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich. Visit Rapperswil and Vaduz, cross the Ricken Pass, and stop in Maienfeld.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Have free time to explore Vaduz, the capital of the country of Liechtenstein
  • Travel to Heidi's Village in the summer or the town of Werdenberg in the winter
  • See amazing views of the Swiss Alps and alpine lakes as you cross Ricken Pass
  • Admire the medieval castle of Rapperswil and take a stroll through its Old Town
  • Be picked up and dropped off at a centrally-located meeting point in Zurich
Full description

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. 

Includes
  • Bus transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WIFI on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Heidi House admission fee (optional visit)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sihlquai bus terminal which is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). Look for the 'Gray Line' check-in booth right in the first parking lot. When using GPS, please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich’.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Heidi's Village is closed during the winter months (November to March) and during the time it is closed, the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg is visited instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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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.

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September 7, 2022

Excellent Trip Experience. Mark , Our Driver was very friendly with safe driving and Air Conditioning was very good. Walter our guide was very friendly and very cooperative. He was very informative on the places we were passing. Will recommend all tourists travelling to Switzerland to keep a day free for this tour experience.

August 29, 2022

The full day tour to Heidiland and Lichtenstein was very scenic and enjoyable. It started with a short City tour of zurich and then to Heidiland with a stop at a place where there were beautiful rose gardens. Our driver Willy took the coach thru small villages and it was a beautiful scenic drive. Heidiland is a small cute village with some interesting stories about Heidi. The capital Vaduz of Lichtenstein was also good. Our tour guide Michael made our journey more enjoyable with all the information. He was very friendly and caring. Overall it was a great day tour.

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July 29, 2022

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