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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.

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What people are saying about Rapperswil Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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.

The driver Willi and the gentleman who was our tour guide were just great! So nice, so sweet, so likeable! It was such a beautiful day. We had plenty of time to see the city everywhere. At Heidiland I would have liked 30 minutes more time. But overall everything was perfect. Is really recommended!

From the beautiful views and exceptional guiding I thoroughly enjoyed my trip into the mountains!

We had an excellent trip discovering new wonderful places, our advisor was a great gentleman

Excellent Tour!!! Very complete and very enjoyable. 100% recommended