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Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

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Zürich, Switzerland
Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Experience the natural splendor and cultural richness of two countries on a full-day tour of the Zurich region and the Liechtenstein Principality. With a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in a wonderland of sweeping valleys, alpine lakes, plunging waterfalls and scenic reserves as you explore Heidiland by coach. See the spectacular sights of Zurich on a guided city tour and marvel at the ancient majesty of Rapperswil and its medieval castle. Discover Vaduz, the capital of Leichtenstein, and its charming beauty and then return to Zurich after a comprehensive and captivating experience.
  • Visit Heidiland and Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich
  • In Rapperswil, you'll see its medieval castle and have free time
  • See amazing views of the Swiss Alps and alpine lakes
  • Travel to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

In just one day, explore some of Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine areas, plus the tiny country of Liechtenstein.
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Food & Drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Heidi House Admission Fee (optional visit)

Departure Point

8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Sihlquai Bus Terminal is located 200 meters behind Zurich-HB (central Station) just opposite street Starbucks Coffee Shop you will find on the first parking lot our little blue/wooden Trailer which serves as our Sales Kiosk. There you please meet our supervisor and register for the tour.

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your expert guide at a central Zurich location and climb aboard an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of Zurich, a city considered Switzerland’s cultural capital. Admire the rich architectural array and hear tales of Zurich’s prosperous past before travelling the Rapperswil, a charming medieval town known as the ‘City of Roses’. 

On arrival, marvel at the towering turrets of the medieval castle and then enjoy some leisurely free time to explore independently. Return to your vehicle and capture panoramic photographs of the Alps as you cross the Ricken Pass and arrive in Toggenberg, a gorgeous region replete with swooping valleys and beautiful mountain scenery. 

Next, cross the border to Vaduz, capital of the minute Principality of Liechtenstein, and spend more leisurely free time discovering the charm of the city. Visit the Post Office to catch a glimpse of its highly prized stamps and then return to the coach for the short journey to Maienfield, the stunning setting of the Heidi stories. 

Take a pleasant stroll to a collection of mountain houses and absorb incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Opt to visit the Heidi House at your own expense and then gaze at the picturesque banks of Lake Walen as you travel back to Zurich by coach. 

Please note: In wintertime, visit the quaint village of Werdenberg instead of Maienfeld.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bus Station
Check in for your tour at the bus terminal Sihlquai and board the coach. The journey begins with a round trip along the most important sights of Zurich.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rapperswil Rose Gardens
Along lake Zurich you will then travel to Rapperswil and visit the castle with its rose garden and the deer park. You will also have some time at leisure to stroll through the picturesque Old Town.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vaduz
In Vaduz, the capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein you will have more time at leisure. A visit to the Post Office is recommended; the famous stamps from this tiny state are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heididorf
After a drive through the Rhine Valley we finally arrive at Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months you visit Heidi's village. A pleasant short walk leads to a collection of typical mountain houses, a village shop, and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Zurich
A beautiful trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, guarded over majestically by the Churfirsten mountain range brings to a close this most nostalgic of Swiss tours.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Werdenberg
Please note - in wintertime, you'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead of Heidi's village.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ricken Pass
Then after crossing the Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the Alps we reach the lovely Toggenburg region whose pretty hill and valley scenery is perfect chocolate box material!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note Heidi's Village is closed during the winter months (November to March). You'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hans Meier Tourist
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the typical group size?
A:Group size for this tour is capped at a maximum of 45 travelers.
Oct 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a definite must if you are traveling to Zurich." See review
  • "Although the company mentioned it is accessible, I think anyone on wheelchair would have found it difficult to navigate, so I wouldn't recommend to anyone on wheels." See review
  • "Hardly necessary to stop outside Fraumunster when there was no time to do anything." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
1,004 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour!
Cora_V
, Oct 2021
It was a rainy day when we went on the tour but Walter, our guide made it enjoyable. He was very flexible with time and very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you we appreciate your 5-star rating and will be pleased to forward your kind words to our staff. Hope to welcome you soon again on our popular tours.
star-5
Thank you!
Sheila_C
, Sep 2021
Loved it! Great guide and driver!!! Only thing I would change is to make more time in beautiful Liechtenstein.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your 5-star rating. The Heidiland Tour includes several highlights 'Vaduz' in the principality of Liechtenstein is just one of them. We regret that the stay could not be extended, as this would mean that another stop would have to be shortened. Hope for your understanding again thanks a lot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
200% satisfaction!!!
Catalin_P
, Sep 2021
IT was a wonderful experience I’ve enjoyed more the Heidiland then Lichtenstein, but I put all money on the view!!! Millions points!!! And billions for our driver and guide ( Fernando and Barbara ) !! Thanks guys for such a wonderful day !!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your words of praise, which make us proud. The Heidiland Tour offers many changing sceneries such as large, small, medieval cities and the wonderful countryside of Eastern Switzerland. We shall be pleased to forward your kind words to our staff.
star-5
Book this tour!
Caleb
, Aug 2021
I really enjoyed this tour! It was very informative and enjoyable. Despite the inclement weather, it was still a really enjoyable experience. I mainly joined this tour to visit Liechtenstein and saw several comments about how there was not much time there. I'm happy to report that the tour agency has taken notice and we spent plenty of time in Liechtenstein! If your thinking about doing a tour in Zurich, choose this one, and hope you get Barbara and Armando! They are a great duo ;).
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and the most helpful advice for future customers. We very much appreciate your kind words and will forward your praise to our staff. Many thanks and hope for a chance to welcome you again to one of our tours. Best regards
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Tour Company and Tour GUide
Bill_E
, Jul 2021
First of all regardless of the tour, Viator has been an outstanding tour company. Easy to sign up and pay. Great communication about the tour and tickets. The Heidiland and Liechtenstein tour was a great tour. My only recommendation is that there be more time in Leichtenstein than Rapperswil. Leichenstein should be at the front end of the tour for lunch with a brief stop in the Rose City at the end of the day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Bill We thank you for your review and we appreciate your 4-start rating. I agree VIATOR is a good partner to work with very efficient booking tool and most customer friendly. The Heidiland Tour has the visit with lunch break in Rapperswil because we reach there at about lunchtime 12.30 pm. We agree that some of our clients had a late breakfast and are not feeling like having lunch but rather prefer to have a cake or a snack around 4 pm in Vaduz. According to the journey, it is Rapperswil where it suits better and the medieval town, the city of Roses has many attractions to offer. Of course, Vaduz in the principality of Liechtenstein is another highlight to be visited, the main road with stores and restaurants and the famous art museum. We regret but this tour is limited to 7.5 hours in length - maybe this is a good reason to come again for spending more time in Vaduz. Many thanks for your input and we hope to welcome you again on one of our tours. Best regards / Madeleine
star-2
Not so good
Carmen_H
, Aug 2020
The trip was so stressful, not so much time to every place, we are always in a hurry no time to enjoy the place. I will not do it again a trip like this.
star-4
Overall good
William_C
, Jul 2020
Overall very good tour. Ana (tour guide) did a great job. Would have liked to have spent more time in Rapperswil and Lichtenstein and less/no time at Heideland (to see any of the rooms was extra cost).
star-5
Lovely trip 😊
Marwa_M
, Jul 2020
Well organized tour.. 2 cities in 2 diff countries and the famous village of Heidiland all in one day.. Ana (our tour guide) and Mark (our driver) were very friendly and professional.. enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it :)
star-4
Great tour
LYNDSAY_K
, Jul 2020
Barbara was a really good guide, very knowledgable. Armando was a great driver maneuvering that bus. Overall it was a great experience. I would have liked to do it on Saturday, as I originally planned but I understand you can't just take me and my daughter on that big bus. I liked that it wasn't a packed tour either but that could change also as restrictions ease up. My daughter and I had a great time.
star-5
Great Value!
Darlyne_J
, Mar 2020
We went on the tour in March in the midst of the coronavirus hysteria. The tour was very reasonably priced (especially for Switzerland!), the tour guide was good and the sights were beautiful. Because of the season, we skipped Heidiland-which honestly was fine with me. The towns we visited were so incredibly beautiful and we were brought to places I never would have discovered on my own. Bring your passport, and you can have it stamped in Liechtenstein for $3. It was the perfect amount of time for a tour and everything about it was well planned and thoughtful. Not a lot of walking, so ideal for any age.

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